Minor League Roundup - 7/8

Left-handed pitcher Zach Phillips rebounded from one of his worst starts of the year to post seven strong innings for the Clinton LumberKings on Sunday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 0 – Nashville 7
L – Simon (3-8)
44-45, 2.5 GB


Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon was roughed up for four home runs in just five innings. He allowed seven total runs on nine hits, walking one and striking out four.

Left fielder Jason Botts was 1-for-3 with a walk and his fourth triple of the season.

Francisco Cruceta was solid in relief, striking out four in two perfect innings.

Scott Feldman and A.J. Murray added scoreless innings as well.

Player of the game: RHP Francisco Cruceta
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.65


AA: Frisco 1 – (@) Springfield 5
L – Chenard (1-5)
10-7, 0.5 GB


After starting pitcher Ken Chenard gave up five runs in three innings, the bullpen did a solid job.

Jorge Vasquez struck out three in three scoreless innings while Bill White and Jesse Ingram each fanned two in a hitless frame.

Second baseman Tony Roth had the team's only extra base hit, as he was 1-for-3 with a double.

Player of the game: RHP Jorge Vasquez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 3 0 0 0 3 0 3.28


A+: Bakersfield 1 – (@) Modesto 7
L – Schlact (5-5)
HR – Harrison (4)
6-12, 4.0 GB


Left fielder Ben Harrison provided the team's only run with a solo homer in the top of the seventh inning.

Though the Blaze had just four hits, Chris Davis (1/3) had one of them, extending his hitting streak to 28 games.

Michael Schlact surrendered four runs – two earned – on four hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out two.

Player of the game: LF Ben Harrison
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 .291


A: Clinton 5 – (@) Burlington 2
W – Phillips (9-2)
8-9, 2.5 GB


Zach Phillips rebounded from a poor outing to earn his ninth victory of the season. The southpaw gave the L-Kings seven innings, yielding just one run on six hits. He walked none and struck out four.

Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon posted his second consecutive three-hit game, going 3-for-4 with a double and a walk.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry was 1-for-4 with a double, his 15th, and a stolen base, his 22nd.

First baseman Chris Kemp and third baseman Jay Heafner had two singles apiece.

Closer Brennan Garr went two innings, giving up a solo home run and fanning four.

Player of the game: LHP Zach Phillips
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 6 1 1 0 4 0 2.77


SSA: Spokane 2 – (@) Yakima 5
L – Holland (0-3)
9-11, 2.0 GU


Derek Holland was knocked around for four runs in 2 1/3 innings in his start on Sunday. He allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out four.

Sidearming righty Jordan Stewart punched out four in 2 2/3 scoreless innings. After allowing five runs in two-thirds of an inning in his professional debut, Stewart has gone on to yield just two runs on six hits in 14 innings since.

Leadoff hitter Matt Lawson was 1-for-3 with a double and two walks.

First baseman Renny Osuna and left fielder Steven Marquardt also doubled for their only hits of the game.

Player of the game: RHP Jordan Stewart
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.2 1 0 0 1 4 0 4.30


RK: AZL Rangers 2 – AZL Athletics 8
L – Grullon (0-1)
6-8, 5.0 GB


Left-handed pitcher Geuris Grullon had a strange start, to say the least. In 1 2/3 innings of work, he allowed four runs – all unearned – on three hits. Though he didn't issue a walk, he uncorked three wild pitches. He also recorded all five outs on strikeouts.

Second baseman Chris Ogden was 2-for-4 with a double and a base on balls.

Player of the game: 2B Chris Ogden
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 .359


DSL: San Pedro Rangers – OFF


The Dominican Summer League is always quiet on Sundays.


Future Rangers Top Stories