Minor League Roundup - 8/2

Thursday was a day for pitching in the Rangers organization, as Kendy Batista, Omar Poveda, Michael Main, and Amaury Sepulveda all turned in spectacular performances. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 3 – (@) Fresno 4
L – Tejeda (0-2)
HR – Gold (15)
55-55, 5.0 GB


Robinson Tejeda gave up nine hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings, leading to four earned runs. He recorded just one strikeout in the game.

Second baseman Tim Hulett (.274/.359/.396) singled twice in four at-bats.

First baseman Nate Gold (.291/.350/.467) was 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk.

Right fielder Kevin Mahar doubled and Travis Metcalf added a single. Both went 1-for-4.

Player of the game: 1B Nate Gold
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 .291


AA: Frisco 4 – (@) Midland 4 (Suspended – Top 2)
22-17, 0.0 GB


Frisco was six-for-nine in the first inning. Anthony Webster, Brandon Boggs, Steve Murphy, Chris Davis, Taylor Teagarden, and Emerson Frostad all singled.

Vicente Padilla gave up four runs in his one inning before the game was suspended.

A+: Bakersfield 6 – (@) Visalia 1
W – Batista (5-2)
HR – Thon (8)
17-24, 9.0 GB


Kendy Batista led the Blaze to a win with six innings of four-hit, one run ball. He walked two and struck out six.

First baseman Freddie Thon, whose mediocre start to the season seems like a distant past, was 3-for-5 with a home run, his eighth of the season. He raised his batting average to .293.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry (3/5, 2B), third baseman John Whittleman (2/4, 2B, BB), and LF Thomas Berkery (2/4, 2B) also had multiple hits.

Shortstop Elvis Andrus and catcher Max Ramirez each went 1-for-5 with a two-bagger.

Player of the game: RHP Kendy Batista
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 1 1 2 6 0 4.38


A: Clinton 8 – (@) Great Lakes 1
W – Poveda (11-4)
HR – Tracy (12)
18-21, 5.5 GB


Omar Poveda (2.79 ERA/.208 BAA) tossed a gem, as he yielded only one run in seven innings. He allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out seven.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo (.268/.326/.323) doubled twice and walked in five plate appearances.

Chad Tracy went 3-for-5 with a home run and first baseman Mauro Gomez stayed hot with two singles and a walk.

Sidearming reliever Ivan Izquierdo (3.13 ERA/.218 BAA) hurled two hitless innings to close out the victory.

Player of the game: RHP Omar Poveda
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 5 1 1 1 7 0 2.79


SSA: Spokane – OFF
19-23, 0.5 GB


RK: AZL Rangers 5 – (@) AZL Giants 3 (12 innings)
W – Santana (1-0)
1-3, 2.5 GB


Starting pitcher Michael Main hurled four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. He walked two and struck out five.

Playing in his first game with the Rangers organization, centerfielder Engel Beltre was 2-for-5 with a double. He also reached on a HBP.

Donnie Ecker (2/5, 2B), Cristian Santana (2/4, 2B, 3B), Miguel Alfonzo (2/4), Michael Ortiz (2/5, 2B), and Leonel De Los Santos (2/5) all had two hits.

Benjamin Henry added two hitless innings while Julio Santana picked up the win with 1 1/3 scoreless frames.

Player of the game: RHP Mike Main
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 2 0 0 2 5 0 0.00


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 8 – (@) San Pedro White Sox 2
W – Sepulveda (2-4)
SV – Ortiz (6)


Starter Amaury Sepulveda (2.76 ERA/.190 BAA) gave the DSL Rangers five hitless innings, but he did yield an unearned run. He walked two and struck out three.

First baseman Jairo Valdez (.318/.350/.492) went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI while catcher Alberto Puello was 1-for-4 with a triple.

Player of the game: RHP Amaury Sepulveda
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 0 1 0 2 3 0 2.76



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