Minor League Roundup - 7/7

Tommy Hunter went nine innings for Triple-A Oklahoma while Neftali Feliz made a successful debut with Double-A Frisco on Monday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 4 – Albuquerque 3 (13 innings)
W – Maeda (3-3)
HR – Roberts (4)
50-42, 7.0 GU


Tommy Hunter went nine innings on just 94 pitches on Monday, but he didn't get credit for the complete game – or the victory – because the game went into extra innings.

The 2007 supplemental first round draft pick gave up two runs on six hits, walking nine and fanning three.

Shortstop Drew Meyer did a solid job at the top of the order. He was 1-for-3 with his second triple in as many nights. He also walked and laid down two sacrifice bunts.

Second baseman Ryan Roberts (2/5, HR, BB) tied the game with a solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning. He later won the game with an RBI single in the 13th.

Catcher Kevin Richardson (.266/.333/.431) singled twice in five at-bats.

Wes Littleton tossed two hitless innings before Yukinaga Maeda (2 IP, 1 ER) earned the victory. Maeda struck out four.

Player of the Game: RHP Tommy Hunter
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
9.0 6 2 2 0 3 1 2.93


AA: Frisco 5 – Arkansas 12
L – Garr (1-1)
13-4, 3.0 GU


Neftali Feliz's first Double-A start was a success, as he allowed three runs in five innings. The hard throwing righty allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out six. All three of his runs allowed came in the fifth inning.

Left fielder Steve Murphy (.280/.334/.510) was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo (1/4, 2B) also doubled.

Julio Borbon (2/4), Adam Fox (2/4), Craig Gentry (2/4) and Thomas Berkery (2/4) all singled twice. Borbon stole two bases, giving him five at Double-A and 41 on the season.

Lefty Zack Parker (5.53 ERA/.324 BAA) fanned two in 1 1/3 perfect innings to finish out the game. Parker hadn't allowed an earned run in his last four appearances, spanning 6.1 innings.

Player of the Game: LF Steve Murphy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 .280


A+: Bakersfield 1 – (@) Lake Elsinore 4
L – Reed (5-4)
5-13, 8.5 GB


Starter Evan Reed had a shutout through five innings on Monday, but he surrendered four runs while recording only one out in the sixth. The Cal Poly product allowed five hits while walking three and punching out four.

Centerfielder Truan Mehl was 2-for-4 with a triple.

Renny Osuna (2/4) singled twice while Mauro Gomez (1/3, 2B) doubled and drove in Bakersfield's only run.

Left-hander Ryan Falcon tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings. He gave up three hits and struck out one without walking a batter.

Player of the Game: LHP Ryan Falcon
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.2 3 0 0 0 1 0 3.83


A: Clinton 0 – (@) Burlington 15
L – Tatusko (1-6)
8-11, 4.5 GB


The L-Kings were beaten 15-0, had just three hits, and committed three errors.

Starter Ryan Tatusko allowed three runs – one earned – in 3.1 innings. He surrendered four hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Cristian Santana (1/4, 2B), Engel Beltre (1/3), and Andres James (1/3) had the three hits.

Player of the Game: RHP Ryan Tatusko
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.1 4 3 1 1 3 0 4.85


SSA: Spokane 6 – Eugene 3
W – Gutsie (1-0)
SV – Young (1)
16-5, 3.0 GU


Starting pitcher Neil Ramirez walked four batters in four innings on Monday, but he allowed only one hit. The right-hander yielded one unearned run while striking out four.

Jared Bolden (2/5, 2B) and Justin Pickett (2/4, 2B) both singled and doubled for the Indians.

Eric Fry (1/2, 2B, 2 BB) and Doug Hogan (1/4, 2B) also doubled.

Leadoff hitter David Paisano (.263/.322/.388) singled twice in five at-bats.

Right-hander Justin Gutsie earned the victory in his first professional outing. The St. John's product struck out one in a perfect inning of work.

Ryan Schlecht (1.1 IP) and Corey Young (1 IP) both tossed hitless ball to close out the victory.

Player of the Game: RF Eric Fry
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 2 1 1 0 1 2 1 .283


RK: AZL Rangers 3 – (@) AZL Padres 7
L – Roark (2-1)
7-6, 2.0 GB


Starter Joe Wieland (2.25 ERA/.190 BAA) allowed one run in three innings. He scattered four hits while walking one and striking out two.

Catcher Leonel De Los Santos (.200/.229/.311) led the Rangers with three singles in four at-bats. He drove in one run.

First baseman Michael Ortiz (.294/.314/.294) singled and walked.

Big lefty Geuris Grullon gave up three runs on two hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings. He punched out three.

Player of the Game: C Leonel De Los Santos
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 .200


DSL: DSL Rangers1 1 – DSL Astros 0
W – Rojas (4-1)
SV – Rosendo (1)
20-11, 1.0 GB


Jonathan Rojas (2.43 ERA/.198 BAA) was outstanding, giving up just two hits in seven scoreless innings. He struck out a season-high eight batters while walking just one.

Second baseman Roan Salas raised his average to .295 with two singles in four at-bats.

Third baseman Emmanuel Solis (1/3, 2B) doubled for the team's only extra-base hit.

Relievers Kelvin De Leon and Ender Rosendo each tossed a scoreless inning to close out the one-run affair.

Player of the Game: RHP Jonathan Rojas
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 2 0 0 1 8 0 2.43


DSL: DSL Rangers2 2 – (@) DSL Braves 4
L – De La Cruz (1-5)
13-18, 8.0 GB


Michael De La Cruz lost for the fifth time in six decisions on Monday even though he only surrendered two hits. The hurler gave up three runs in five innings, walking five and fanning six.

Alfredo Chalas (1/5, 2B) and Guillermo Pimentel (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Player of the Game: RHP Eleno Soto
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.40


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