Minor League Roundup - 8/6

Spokane slugger Mitch Moreland hit his first career home run in a losing effort while the Arizona Rangers picked up their fourth consecutive victory on Monday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 2 – (@) Sacramento 5
L – Lee (0-1)
57-57, 4.0 GB


Alfredo Simon returned from the disabled list to allow two runs on four hits in four innings of work. He struck out four and allowed two home runs.

Second baseman Tug Hulett (.280/.365/.399) was 3-for-5 with a double. He is hitting .346 in 24 games since the PCL All-Star break.

Left fielder Victor Diaz was the only other RedHawk with multiple hits, as he was 2-for-5 with a double.

Player of the game: 2B Tim Hulett
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 .280


AA: Frisco 1 – (@) San Antonio 5
L – Galarraga (9-6)
24-19, 0.0 GB


Armando Galarraga struggled through four innings, giving up four earned runs. He allowed six hits, walked three, and fanned six.

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

Player of the game: RHP Scott Shoemaker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 4.75


A+: Bakersfield – OFF
18-26, 10.0 GB


A: Clinton 3 – (@) Cedar Rapids 5
L – Izquierdo (2-2)
19-24, 6.5 GB


A pair of hot hitters kept their streaks going on Monday night, as Mauro Gomez (.271/.326/.477) doubled twice and Chad Tracy (.263/.325/.428) singled three times in four at-bats.

Starter Kasey Kiker went 5 2/3 innings, surrendering two runs on four hits. He walked a pair and punched out five.

Player of the game: DH Mauro Gomez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 .271


SSA: Spokane 5 – Salem-Keizer 7
L – Feliz (0-1)
HR – Gac (11), Moreland (1)
20-26, 1.5 GB


Fabio Castillo had a rough start, as he issued four walks in 3 2/3 innings. He yielded three runs on five hits.

Right fielder Mitch Moreland was 1-for-3 with a home run – his first as a pro – and a walk.

Ian Gac also went deep for his only hit of the contest.

DH Matt Lawson and LF Steven Marquardt both singled twice.

Dan Sattler (4.82 ERA/.225 BAA) gave up just one unearned run while fanning four in 3 1/3 innings. The Purdue product has not allowed a run in his last four appearances, totaling 9 1/3 innings.

Neftali Feliz's Spokane debut was a rough one, as he gave up three runs – one earned – on two hits in one-third of an inning.

Player of the game: RF Mitch Moreland
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 .429


RK: AZL Rangers 5 – AZL Giants 4
W – Soto (3-1)
SV – Gomez (1)
4-3, 1.5 GB


Carlos Pimentel (4.50 ERA/.252 BAA) yielded two runs – one earned – on two hits in three innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Right fielder Kyle Murphy, who is beginning to heat up after a slow start, was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double.

Eleno Soto picked up the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Kennil Gomez tossed one shutout frame to earn the save.

Player of the game: RF Kyle Murphy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 .185


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 0 – San Pedro Pirates 1 (6 innings)
L – Boscan (2-1)


Wilfredo Boscan scattered five hits in three innings, allowing one run.

However, righty Jonathan Rojas was even better, as he hurled three perfect innings, recording five punchouts.

Player of the game: RHP Jonathan Rojas
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 0 0 0 0 5 0 7.46



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