The Los Angeles Dodgers stuck in an offensive rut that’s lasted multiple weeks, Hector Olivera has continued to put forth strong efforts in his first taste of professional baseball in the United States.
After batting .318/.400/.455 with one home run and six RBIs in six games with Double-A Tulsa, Olivera was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Facing advanced pitching hasn’t exactly slowed the Cuban native as he’s hitting .444/.444/.667 with one home run through six games with the OKC Dodgers.
Only twice has Olivera been held without a hit at the Triple-A level and on Friday he collected his second four-hit game. He hit a one-out triple in the bottom of the first inning, and followed it with a single in the third and a solo home run in the fifth.
That left him a double shy of hitting for the cycle, which he failed to come up with in his final two at-bats of the game — flying out to center in the sixth and collecting a second base hit in the eighth.
Olivera’s efforts contributed to a 6-3 win, which was the OKC Dodgers’ sixth consecutive at home. After the game Olivera said he’s gained confidence during his time in the Majors and believe’s he ready to be called up.