When Michael Busch takes the next step up the Dodgers’ ladder from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City, it’ll only be about a 105-mile trip. His bat looks ready for the journey.
Busch had to wait until his penultimate plate appearance to continue his homer surge but did so in the top of the seventh when he cranked a two-run blast to right field to cut his team’s deficit to 7-6.
Having been hit by a pitch in the fifth, the third-ranked Dodgers prospect reached for a third time in his final trip to the plate with a walk in the eighth.
Since an up-and-down start to the season that featured five hitless games but four two-hit games in his first nine, Busch has been on fire over his last six. In that span, the second baseman has gone 9-for-23 with a double to go along with his five homers, driving in nine runs, scoring 10 and compiling a .391/.533/1.087 slash line.
Last year, Busch spent 107 games with Tulsa and batted .267/.386/.484 with 20 homers and 67 RBIs. for the Drillers.
The Dodgers selected Busch out of North Carolina with the 31st overall pick in the 2019 Draft.