Minor League Roundup - 7/15

Left-handers Mike Ballard and Richard Bleier both pitched exceptionally well on Tuesday while the DSL Rangers1 got a lift from Tomas Telis' three-run homer in the ninth. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma – OFF
56-43, 9.0 GU

The RedHawks are on their All-Star break.

AA: Frisco 3 – San Antonio 4
L – Hamilton (0-3)
HR – Murphy (14)
16-8, 3.0 GU

Mike Ballard (4.02 ERA/.297 BAA) yielded two runs on three hits in seven innings on Tuesday evening. He walked four and struck out eight.

Designated hitter Steve Murphy (.279/.332/.513) was 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run.

Elvis Andrus (1/4, 2B) also doubled while Julio Borbon singled twice in four at-bats.

Ben Harrison (16), Jose Vallejo (5) and Elvis Andrus (35) all stole a base.

Rehabbing first baseman Hank Blalock was 0-for-2 with two walks.

Player of the Game: LHP Mike Ballard
7.0 3 2 2 4 8 0 4.02

A+: Bakersfield – OFF
10-15, 5.0 GB

The Blaze took Tuesday off.

A: Clinton – OFF
12-13, 5.0 GB

Clinton was also off on Tuesday.

SSA: Spokane 6 – Yakima 3
W – Bleier (3-0)
HR – Butler (2)
22-6, 6.0 GU

Ground ball machine Richard Bleier (1.93 ERA/.180 BAA) continued his dominance of the Northwest League on Tuesday by surrendering one unearned run in six innings. He allowed just two hits – both singles – while striking out four. He didn't walk a batter.

Left fielder Joey Butler (.384/.490/.570) belted his second professional home run. He also walked.

Centerfielder David Paisano (2/4, 2B, 3B, BB) doubled, tripled, and walked.

Dennis Guinn (1/3, 2B, BB) doubled and walked while Eric Fry (3/4) singled three times.

Shortstop Kyle Higgins was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.

Fresno State product Justin Miller surrendered one run in one inning in his professional debut. He walked one and struck out one.

Player of the Game: LHP Richard Bleier
6.0 2 1 0 0 4 0 1.93

RK: AZL Rangers – OFF
10-8, 2.5 GB

The AZL Rangers didn't play on Tuesday.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 6 – (@) DSL Braves 5
W – Barboza (2-0)
SV – Rosendo (2)
HR – Telis (1)
24-14, 1.0 GB

Third baseman Tomas Telis (.258/.341/.367) won the game with his three-run homer – his first as a professional – in the top of the ninth inning. Telis also had a single in the game. He had four RBI in all.

Starting pitcher Anyenil Mendoza fanned 10 batters while walking one in five innings. He gave up four runs, three earned, on five hits.

DH Guillermo Pimentel (.293/.470/.394) had four singles in five at-bats.

Jhonny Gomez (1/3, 2B, 2 BB), Ariel Ventura (1/5, 2B) and Edwin Garcia (1/3, 2B) all doubled.

Reliever Johan Barboza (1.33 ERA/.296 BAA) gave up one unearned run in three innings. He struck out one. Barboza has just six strikeouts in 20.1 innings this season.

Ender Rosendo (3.78 ERA/.292 BAA) earned his second save with a hitless bottom of the ninth. He struck out two.

Player of the Game: 3B Tomas Telis
5 2 2 0 1 4 0 0 .258

DSL: DSL Rangers2 6 – DSL Angels 10
L – Mayora (3-1)
15-23, 10.0 GB

Leadoff hitter Alfredo Chalas was the start offensively, going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs batted in.

Reliever Yeiser Marinez gave up one hit in four scoreless innings. He walked one and struck out six.

Marinez has now yielded just five base hits in 19 innings this season.

Player of the Game: RHP Yeiser Marinez
4.0 1 0 0 1 6 0 3.79


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