Minor League Roundup - 5/21

Coming off his first rough professional outing, Blake Beavan began his start with 4.2 perfect innings on Wednesday night. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma - OFF
26-20, 1.5 GU

The RedHawks took a day off to allow the Big 12 Tournament to play at Bricktown Ballpark. They return to action on Thursday morning.

AA: Frisco 13 – (@) Tulsa 9
W – Garr (1-0)
HR – Ramirez (10)
30-15, 6.0 GU

Thomas Diamond was a bit shaky in his return from Tommy John surgery, giving up six runs in 4 2/3 innings. Diamond allowed three runs in both the first and fifth innings, but threw up zeros in the second, third, and fourth frames. The right-hander allowed four hits, walked four, and struck out five.

DH Max Ramirez (.391/.460/.689) was 4-for-5 with a double, a monster home run, and four RBI.

First baseman Chris Davis also knocked in four runs. He was 3-for-5 with a double.

Elvis Andrus singled twice while Craig Gentry singled, walked, was hit by two pitches, and scored four runs.

Kendy Batista fanned two in two innings of work. He allowed one unearned run.

Brian Gordon finished off the game with a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 0.56. The Round Rock native has not allowed an earned run in 14 innings with the ‘Riders.

Player of the Game: DH Max Ramirez

5 4 4 1 1 4 0 0 .391

A+: Bakersfield 3 – Visalia 5
L – Bannister (1-4)
HR – Vallejo (6)
27-19, 3.0 GB

Jose Vallejo (.307/.359/.460) went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. The second baseman also stole his 18th base of the season.

Starting pitcher John Bannister surrendered four runs on 10 hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Leadoff hitter Julio Borbon singled and walked in four trips to the plate.

Player of the Game: DH Max Ramirez

4 1 3 0 1 2 0 1 .307

A: Clinton 7 – Beloit 2
W – Beavan (3-1)
HR – Greene (6)
31-11, 5.0 GU

Blake Beavan (3.60 ERA/.237 BAA) may have been a bit upset after allowing five earned runs in three innings on May 16.

Beavan came out on Wednesday and retired the first 14 batters he faced, meaning he was perfect through 4.2 innings. He then allowed a single to Steven Singleton. Singleton was promptly caught stealing to end the inning.

The former first round pick finished his night at five innings, giving up no runs on one hit. He struck out three without walking a batter.

In 25 innings this season, Beavan has issued only one free pass.

First baseman Ian Gac (.366/.472/.769) ended a two game hitless sterak by going 4-for-4 with three doubles.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene got his average all the way up to .288 with a triple, a homer, a walk, and three runs batted in. Greene has a 1.186 OPS in 19 May contests.

Catcher Justin Pickett (3/4, 2B) doubled once while Mitch Moreland (2/4, 2 2B) doubled twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Blake Beavan
5.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.60


Subscribe to LoneStarDugout.com today! Only $79.95 brings you one full year of Total Access Pass and all premium content on LoneStarDugout.com, Scout™ Player and Roster Database (including the 'Hot News' at the top of the site), Breaking News and Information, Total Access to all Scout.com Websites, and Player Pages, detailing the progress and careers of players from high school, the minors, and the pro ranks.

Sample the LoneStarDugout.com Total Access Pass™ at no risk for 7 days, then pay only $7.95 or $21.95. If you want to save 2 months off the monthly subscription price, simply choose the annual LoneStarDugout.com Total Access Pass™ at $79.95.

Future Rangers Top Stories