Minor League Roundup - 6/22

Friday was an exciting day on the minor league front, as the Arizona Rangers played their first game of the season. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's action in the minor leagues.

AAA: Oklahoma 5 – Albuquerque 2
W – Wood (6-1)
SV – German (3)
HR – Cruz (7)
34-38, 4.0 GB


Nelson Cruz hit his seventh home run in 45 Triple-A at-bats against former Ranger hurler Ricardo Rodriguez on Friday evening. The outfielder also singled and walked.

Second baseman Tim Hulett (2/4, BB) and centerfielder Kevin Mahar (2/4, 2B) also had multiple hits.

Oklahoma starter Mike Wood picked up his sixth win of the year with seven solid innings. Wood yielded two runs on five hits, walking none and fanning seven.

Randy Williams and Franklyn German each threw one inning of scoreless relief to preserve the victory.

Player of the game: RHP Mike Wood
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 5 2 2 0 7 1 2.28


AA: Frisco – (@) Corpus Christi – PPD (Rain)


Frisco's game was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. central time on Saturday.

A+: Bakersfield 6 – San Jose 11
L – Diaz (4-1)
HR – Harrison (1)
0-2, 2.0 GB


Playing in his first game since moving down to Bakersfield, left fielder Ben Harrison was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs batted in.

Right fielder Jon Weber, catcher Taylor Teagarden, and shortstop Matt Smith each went 2-for-4 with a double.

Third baseman Chris Davis singled and walked in four plate appearances.

Starter J.B. Diaz surrendered six runs on eight hits in three innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Washington State product Michael Wagner gave up one run on three hits in three innings of relief. He walked one and punched out five.

Player of the game: LF Ben Harrison
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 .500


A: Clinton 4 – Kane County 0
W – Phillips (7-2)
HR – Whittleman (13)
2-0, 0.0 GB


The L-Kings tossed their second consecutive shutout on Friday, as they held the Kane County Cougars to just two hits.

Starting pitcher Zach Phillips (2.62 ERA/.230 BAA), who had a no-hitter through five innings, yielded just one hit in six scoreless frames. The southpaw walked two and struck out eight.

Jeremiah Haar (2 IP) and Brennan Garr (1 IP) combined to finish the shutout.

Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon singled and walked twice.

Third baseman John Whittleman (.316/.414/.574) was 1-for-4 with a long home run to right-center field.

Player of the game: LHP Zach Phillips
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 1 0 0 2 8 0 2.62


SSA: Spokane 3 – Eugene 5 (10 innings)
L – Sattler (0-1)
HR – Barrios (1)
1-3, 1.0 GB


Right fielder Victor Barrios hit his first home run of the season on Friday night in Spokane. He also singled in the game.

Second baseman Renny Osuna, who went deep on Thursday, singled twice in five at-bats.

Backstop Billy Killian was 1-for-3 with a triple.

Starting pitcher Jose Jaimes didn't surrender any hits in his three innings, but three walks led to one earned run. The right-hander struck out five.

Relievers Keisuke Ueno and Andrew Laughter gave up no runs on one hit in two innings.

Player of the game: RF Victor Barrios
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 3 1 0 .250


RK: AZL Rangers 9 – AZL Royals 6
W – Soto (1-0)
HR – Santana (1)
1-0, 0.0 GB


The Arizona Rangers won their first game of the season on Friday in a contest that certainly filled up the box score.

Leadoff hitter and centerfielder Cody Podraza was a perfect 2-for-2 with three walks and two stolen bases. The 5-foot-8 product of Tomball High School hit .321 in 24 games with the little Rangers last season.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias appeared in his first game of the season. He singled and doubled in four at-bats.

Young catcher Cristian Santana was 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored.

Starting pitcher Wilmer Font, who was born on May 24, 1990, gave up two runs on four hits in four innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Yoon-Hee Nam, a 19-year-old southpaw from South Korea, yielded one hit in two scoreless innings. Nam struck out two.

Player of the game: CF Cody Podraza
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1.000


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 9 – (@) San Pedro White Sox 4 (14 innings)
W – Ortiz (1-0)


The Dominican Rangers won a four-and-a-half hour marathon behind five runs in the top of the 14th inning.

Starting pitcher Kelvin Borjas went 5.1 innings, giving up three runs – two earned – on seven hits. He walked just one while striking out six.

Catcher Leonel De Los Santos led the team with three hits – including two doubles – in six at-bats.

Left fielder Ariel Ventura added three singles in seven trips.

Five-foot-seven hurler Joseph Ortiz picked up the victory with three shutout frames. The 16-year-old gave up two hits, did not issue a walk, and struck out two.

Player of the game: LHP Joseph Ortiz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.13



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