Dodgers prospects DJ Peters and Johan Mieses put on an impressive power display as they combined for five homers and nine RBIs in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga's 12-2 win over Lancaster on Sunday.Peters, the Dodgers' No. 18 prospect, finished 3-for-4 with three home runs, four RBIs, four runs scored
Dodgers prospects DJ Peters and Johan Mieses put on an impressive power display as they combined for five homers and nine RBIs in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga's 12-2 win over Lancaster on Sunday.
Peters, the Dodgers' No. 18 prospect, finished 3-for-4 with three home runs, four RBIs, four runs scored and is batting .270 with 16 homers and 50 RBIs (a career high) this season. Meanwhile Mieses finished 3-for-4 with two homers and a season-high five RBIs.
"To do it here for the first time in my young career, I enjoyed it 100 percent. It felt great," Peters told MiLB.com. "It was a lot of fun, the whole experience, being able to hit a 'milestone' with all of my family and family friends here, it's an absolute blessing. It's an absolute blessing -- to be able to live the dream, playing for the Quakes, where I grew up going to games and playing at the ballpark [in high school tournaments]."
Peters, a fourth-round pick from the 2016 Draft, has a pair of two-homer games in his career -- including one this season on May 26 -- but the three-homer barrage marked a career high. The three home runs also gave Peters 16 for the season, another career high, in 76 games.
The 21-year-old extended his hitting streak to seven games with a solo homer in the second as the Quakes took an early 2-0 lead in the frame. Rancho Cucamonga built on that momentum with a four-run fifth that Peters punctuated with a two-run homer.
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Already working on a career day at the plate, Peters came to bat again in the seventh and showed off his power once more by connecting on another solo blast. He also walked to load the bases in the eighth before Yohan Mieses, the Dodgers' No. 25 prospect, belted a grand slam -- his second home run of the day.
"I was on first base and he swung at the first pitch and fouled it back. I knew if he got another one in a similar place, he was going to crush it," Peters said. "It just so happens he did crush it and it went out to left. Running home, I had a big old smile on my face."
Mieses, who also hit a solo shot in the second, has three two-homer games this season and 13 total. He began the season with Double-A Tulsa, but struggled and hit just .133 in 60 games. He was sent to Rancho Cucamonga on June 29 and is 6-for-11 (.545) with three homers and eight RBIs in three games with the Quakes.
William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.