Minor League Roundup - 7/21

Right-handed pitcher Armando Galarraga turned in another outstanding effort for Double-A Frisco on Saturday while the Eric Hurley/Troy Patton matchup in Round Rock didn't quite live up to the hype. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 3 – (@) Round Rock 9
L – Hurley (1-3)
49-50, 2.5 GB


The much anticipated Eric Hurley/Troy Patton battle lived up to the hype for five innings, as the RedHawks led the Express 1-0 entering the sixth.

However, Hurley allowed three runs in the sixth and ended up giving up a total of three runs in six frames. He allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out six.

Centerfielder Freddy Guzman was 0-for-3, but he walked and stole home in the first inning.

First baseman Nate Gold, who was 1-for-4, added a two-RBI single in the eighth inning.

Reliever Wes Littleton gave up six runs in one inning of work.

A.J. Murray struck out one in a perfect inning of relief.

Player of the game: RHP Eric Hurley
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 6 3 3 1 6 0 4.08


AA: Frisco 6 – (@) San Antonio 0 (7 innings/Game 1)
W – Galarraga (8-5)


Armando Galarraga (4.05 ERA/.252 BAA) tossed his second complete game shutout of the year, surrendering just two hits in seven innings of work. He walked three and struck out nine.

First baseman Jim Fasano (.294/.338/.498) was 3-for-3 with a double.

Catcher Kevin Richardson (.238/.300/.406) was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run.

Second baseman German Duran doubled for his only hit in three at-bats. He also left the game after being hit on the hand by a pitch.

Player of the game: RHP Armando Galarraga
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 2 0 0 3 9 0 4.05


AA: Frisco 2 – (@) San Antonio 5 (7 innings/Game 2)
L – Shoemaker (1-2)
15-14, 3.5 GB


Scott Shoemaker walked six batters and allowed five hits in just 4 2/3 innings. He gave up five runs and struck out one.

Steve Murphy, John Mayberry, and Salomon Manriquez all doubled for their only hits of the game.

Player of the game: C Salomon Manriquez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 .292


A+: Bakersfield 0 – (@) Visalia 3
L – Ballard (2-2)
12-18, 7.0 GB


Mike Ballard spread nine hits through seven innings, giving up three runs. He walked one and struck out four.

Reliever Brennan Garr struck out one and allowed one hit in one inning.

Third baseman Chris Davis took the golden sombrero, going 0-for-4 with four punchouts.

Player of the game: LHP Mike Ballard
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 9 3 3 1 4 2 5.55


A: Clinton 4 – Cedar Rapids 6 (11 innings)
L – Slusarz (1-5)
12-16, 6.0 GB


Kasey Kiker gave up three runs on five hits in six innings of work, walking two and fanning six.

First baseman Mauro Gomez had the team's only extra base hits, as he was 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles.

Player of the game: LHP Kasey Kiker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 3 3 2 6 1 3.17


SSA: Spokane 3 – (@) Vancouver 7 (6 innings)
L – Castillo (1-3)
12-19, 3.5 GB


The Indians were scheduled to play a doubleheader, but they were only able to get six innings of one game in due to more rain.

Fabio Castillo was roughed up for five runs – four earned – in three innings. He allowed two hits, walked three, and struck out three.

Catcher Jonathan Greene had two hits and a double, the team's lone extra base hit.

Player of the game: C Jonathan Greene
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 .270


RK: AZL Rangers 6 – (@) AZL Brewers 4 (10 innings)
W – Turner (1-0)
10-14, 7.0 GB


Miguel Velazquez (.354/.402/.537) was the offensive star, going 3-for-4 with two triples and three runs batted in.

Third baseman Matt West (.333/.448/.417) singled twice and walked.

Starting pitcher Bobby Wilkins (4.86 ERA/.314 BAA) yielded two runs in four innings. He allowed five hits while walking none and striking out four.

Juan Peralta (2 IP) and Ryan Turner (2.2 IP) threw scoreless relief for the Rangers.

Player of the game: RF Miguel Velazquez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 .354


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 1 – (@) San Pedro Braves 7
L – De Leon (0-2)


Right-hander Amaury Sepulveda allowed one unearned run on one hit in three innings. He walked two and struck out five.

Second baseman Edward Martinez singled twice in four at-bats.

Player of the game: RHP Amaury Sepulveda
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 1 0 2 5 0 3.10



Future Rangers Top Stories