Minor League Roundup - 7/13

Bakersfield third baseman Chris Davis extended his hitting streak to 31 games while Frisco hurler Luis Mendoza continued to mow down Texas League hitters on Friday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's action in the minor leagues.

AAA: Oklahoma 9 – Round Rock 8 (12 innings)
W – Murray (3-2)
HR – West (6)
45-46, 1.5 GB


The RedHawks played their second 12-inning game in as many days, but came out on top this time.

Left fielder Jason Botts had an interesting stat line, as he was 1-for-3 with four walks.

First baseman Nate Gold walked three times. He also singled and doubled in four official at-bats.

Left fielder Nelson Cruz was 3-for-5 with a double and two free passes.

Second baseman Tim Hulett (2/7), left fielder Kevin Mahar (2/5, BB), third baseman Kevin West (2/5, 2B, HR), and shortstop Dave Matranga (2/5, 3B) also added two hits apiece.

Starter John Rheinecker yielded four runs in six innings of work. He allowed seven hits, walked none, and struck out one.

Relievers Franklyn German and A.J. Murray each tossed two hitless innings, fanning three.

Player of the game: 3B Kevin West
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 1 1 3 0 3 .279


AA: Frisco 4 – Corpus Christi 0
W – Mendoza (10-1)
SV – Kometani (6)
12-9, 1.5 GB


Starting pitcher Luis Mendoza (4.34 ERA/.253 BAA) worked at least seven innings for the fourth consecutive outing.

The native of Mexico went exactly seven innings, surrendering no runs on three hits. He walked one and struck out two.

Leadoff hitter Anthony Webster (.285/.333/.418) singled twice and walked twice. He also stole two bases, giving him 20 on the season.

Third baseman Adam Fox (.302/.364/.443) added two singles and a base on balls.

Kea Kometani earned the save with 1 1/3 innings of perfect ball. He struck out two.

Player of the game: RHP Luis Mendoza
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 3 0 0 1 2 0 4.34


A+: Bakersfield 12 – High Desert 13
L – Knippschild (2-4)
HR – Davis (19, 20), Teagarden (15)
8-14, 5.5 GB


Third baseman Chris Davis' hitting streak reached 31 games, as he was 4-for-5 with a double and two home runs on Friday night.

Though Davis was outstanding at the plate, he also committed four errors, giving him 25 on the season.

Catcher Taylor Teagarden was 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks.

Right fielder Jon Weber (3/5, 2B) and DH Freddie Thon (3/5, 2B) each had three hits.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry was 0-for-5 with three punchouts. He is just 1-for-14 at the plate in his first three games with the Blaze.

Starter Bear Bay coughed up seven runs – five earned – in 2 2/3 innings of work.

Player of the game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 4 4 1 2 4 0 1 .314


A: Clinton 3 – (@) Dayton 11
L – Lueke (0-1)
9-11, 2.5 GB


The L-Kings lost despite a strong start from Broc Coffman. The lefty went five innings, giving up two runs on three hits.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo singled twice in four at-bats.

Catcher Manuel Pina and right fielder K.C. Herren each went 1-for-3 with a free pass.

Centerfielder David Paisano was 1-for-3 at the plate. He is hitting .321 (9-for-28) in July.

Third baseman John Whittleman took the golden sombrero, striking out four times in five hitless at-bats. He has struck out 20 times over his last 10 games.

Player of the game: LHP Broc Coffman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 2 2 3 4 1 3.80


SSA: Spokane 5 – (@) Tri-City 6
L – Tatusko (1-1)
9-15, 1.0 GB


The Indians wrapped up an 0-6 road trip with yet another loss on Friday.

Starting pitcher Ryan Tatusko allowed five runs, three earned, on six hits in four innings.

Left fielder Steven Marquardt (2/5, 2B), right fielder Tim Rodriguez (2/3), and catcher Billy Killian (2/4) all had multiple hits.

Left-handed reliever Anton Maxwell walked one in 1 1/3 scoreless frames.

Player of the game: LF Steven Marquardt
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 .221


RK: AZL Rangers 4 – (@) AZL Giants 5
L – Hyatt (0-2)
7-11, 6.0 GB


Starter Geuris Grullon (5.87 ERA/.265 BAA) exited after he allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in the first inning.

Left fielder Luke Salas went 2-for-4 with a triple while third baseman Emmanuel Solis (.231/.259/.365) doubled twice in four at-bats.

Southpaw Ryan Turner gave the little Rangers two scoreless innings. He gave up one hit and struck out one.

Player of the game: 3B Emmanuel Solis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 .231


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 9 –San Pedro Braves 5
W – Mendoza (3-2)
HR – Gonzalez (3, 4)


Designated hitter Mervin Gonzalez (.131/.293/.328) smoked two home runs in five at-bats. Though Gonzalez has just eight hits in 61 at-bats, four of them have left the park.

Centerfielder Ariel Ventura was 3-for-5 with a double while first baseman Alberto Puello (.308/.387/.439) went 3-for-4.

16-year-old second baseman Roan Salas (.333/.443/.373) singled and doubled in five at-bats.

Anyenil Mendoza (2.21 ERA/.170 BAA) yielded one run on three hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out three.

Right-hander Jose Urbina made his first appearance of the season, throwing a scoreless inning. He gave up no hits but issued two walks.

Player of the game: DH Mervin Gonzalez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 .131



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