Minor League Roundup - 6/27

DSL Rangers2 starter Miguel Munoz tossed a complete game three-hit shutout while Neil Ramirez, Tommy Hunter, and Evan Reed also pitched gems. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at Friday's pitching-heavy action in the minor leagues.

AAA: Oklahoma – (@) Omaha (Postponed – Rain)
44-36, 6.0 GU


After taking three consecutive days off, the RedHawks will now be playing two doubleheaders in two days.

AA: Frisco 5 – (@) Springfield 1
W – Hunter (4-2)
HR – Harrison (14), Restko (1)
8-0, 2.0 GU


Frisco right-hander Tommy Hunter (3.78 ERA/.267 BAA) had possibly the best game of his short professional career on Friday. He tossed six shutout innings, throwing just 72 pitches. Hunter allowed three hits, walked one, and struck out eight.

DH Ben Harrison (.335/.419/.589) was 3-for-4 with a homer – his 14th – and a walk.

First baseman J.T. Restko (1/3, HR, BB) also homered.

Catcher Manny Pina played in his first Double-A game and singled once in three at-bats.

Elvis Andrus (2/5, 2B) and Adam Fox (3/5, 2B) both doubled. Andrus, who is hitting .311 [19-for-61 in June], is now batting .279.

Brennan Garr (4.68 ERA/.266 BAA) struck out one in a perfect ninth inning.

Player of the Game: RHP Tommy Hunter
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 3 0 0 1 8 0 3.78


A+: Bakersfield 2 – (@) Visalia 1
W – Stewart (5-3)
3-5, 3.0 GB


Evan Reed (4.73 ERA/.262 BAA) was dominant, as he gave up just one hit in 7 2/3 innings of work. The Cal Poly product allowed one run, walked one, and struck out six.

Truan Mehl (3/4, 2B) and Chris Gradoville (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Third baseman John Whittleman singled and walked twice.

Reliever Jordan Stewart earned the victory with 1 1/3 shutout frames.

Player of the Game: RHP Evan Reed
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.2 1 1 1 1 6 0 4.72


A: Clinton 3 – Quad Cities 6
L – Feliz (6-3)
2-7, 5.0 GB


The six earned runs that Neftali Feliz allowed on Friday matched the amount he had surrendered in his last 11 starts combined.

The righty was knocked around a bit for six runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings. He still showed electric stuff, however, as he walked two and struck out eight.

Feliz allowed his second home run of the season, a shot that went approximately 440 feet down the left field line off the bat of Quad Cities slugger Matt Arburr.

Shortstop and leadoff hitter Andres James (.232/.261/.252) singled, walked, and stole two bases.

Kyle Murphy singled twice in three at-bats.

Relief pitchers Ryan Turner (1.1 IP) and Ryan Tatusko (3 IP) shut down the opposition for the remainder of the game.

Player of the Game: RHP Ryan Tatusko
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.12


SSA: Spokane 1 – Tri-City 2
L – Nevarez (0-1)
7-4, 1.0 GB


Neil Ramirez took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in just his third professional start on Friday.

The Virginia Beach native ended up hurling six shutout innings, giving up just one hit. He walked one and struck out seven.

In 14 innings this season, Ramirez has allowed just four hits.

Second baseman Jason Ogata (2/4) and right fielder Joey Butler (2/3, BB) both singled twice.

Matt Nevarez got stuck with the loss after he yielded two runs – one earned – in three innings. He walked three and struck out three.

Player of the Game: RHP Neil Ramirez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 1 0 0 1 7 0 1.93


RK: AZL Rangers 4 – AZL Giants 8
L – Henry (0-1)
HR – Barto (1)
3-2, 0.0 GU


Tulane product and undrafted free agent Aja Barto went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk, and three RBI on Friday.

Starter Ben Henry gave up four hits and walked four in only two innings. He allowed five runs, four of which were earned.

Right-hander Bobby Wilkins gave up two runs on three hits in three innings. He walked one without recording a strikeout. Wilkins also hit three batters.

Indiana product Tyler Tufts fanned four in two innings. He has six strikeouts and has yet to surrender a run in his first four professional innings.

First baseman Alberto Puello doubled in his only at-bat of the game.

Player of the Game: DH Aja Barto
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 .400


DSL: DSL Rangers1 3 – (@) DSL Angels 5
L – Rosario (0-2)
14-9, 1.0 GB


Six-foot-six hurler Kelvin De Leon walked five batters in five innings, but he gave up only one hit. The 19-year-old surrendered one run and struck out eight.

1B Stanly Vizcaino (2/5) and 2B Roan Salas (2/5) both singled twice.

Third baseman Emmanuel Solis (.206/.315/.286) was 0-for-2 with two walks.

Player of the Game: RHP Kelvin De Leon
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 1 1 5 8 0 3.00


DSL: DSL Rangers2 1 – DSL Pirates 0
W – Munoz (1-1)
10-13, 5.0 GB


Miguel Munoz entered the game as perhaps the team's most inconsistent pitcher, but his good side showed up on Friday. The 6-foot-4 righty went the distance – nine innings – for the complete game shutout. Munoz gave up three hits and struck out nine without walking a batter.

Although many DSL pitchers struggle with control, Munoz has walked just four (while striking out 36) in 29 innings. He turns 20-years-old on June 29.

Player of the Game: RHP Miguel Munoz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
9.0 3 0 0 0 9 0 4.34


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