Minor League Roundup - 7/21

Spokane first baseman Dennis Guinn hit a walkoff three-run homer to give the Indians yet another victory on Monday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 1 – Memphis 6
L – Hunter (1-2)
HR – Shelton (5)
58-45, 8.0 GU


Former RedHawk John Wasdin took a perfect game into the eighth inning, but Chris Shelton broke it up with a home run to lead off the frame.

Starting pitcher Tommy Hunter allowed five runs – four earned – on eight hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Reliever Kazuo Fukumori (3.33 ERA/.262 BAA) pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and walking one.

Kiko Calero pitched a perfect ninth inning, coaxing two groundouts and a flyout.

Player of the Game: 1B Chris Shelton
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 .344


AA: Frisco 0 – (@) Corpus Christi 2
L – Lee (1-2)
19-11, 3.0 GU


Derek Lee was a tough luck loser on Monday, as he allowed only two runs in seven innings of work. The soft-tossing lefty scattered seven hits and fanned six without issuing a walk.

Julio Borbon, Ben Harrison and Steve Murphy all singled twice in four at-bats.

Catcher Emerson Frostad (1/4, 2B) doubled for Frisco's only extra-base hit.

J.B. Diaz struck out one in a scoreless inning. The 25-year-old has still yet to allow a run in 11 Double-A innings. He's given up only three hits, walked just one, and struck out 10.

The J.B. Diaz of 2008 appears to be a far cry from the J.B. Diaz that posted a 7.08 ERA in over 100 innings with High-A Bakersfield last season.

Player of the Game: LHP Derek Lee
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 7 2 2 0 6 0 3.75


A+: Bakersfield 5 – Visalia 1
W – Roark (1-0)
HR – Gac (4), Osuna (1)
13-18, 6.0 GB


Right-hander Tanner Roark was extremely successful in his first professional start. The 21-year-old pitched five scoreless innings, allowing three hits. He walked two and struck out seven.

Roark, the Rangers' 25th round pick in this year's draft, has surrendered just two earned runs in 19.1 innings between the AZL Rangers and High-A Bakersfield this season.

First baseman Ian Gac (.323/.387/.505) appears to be finding his power stroke with the Blaze. He belted his fourth home run in 24 High-A games, but it was his third in the last five contests.

Second baseman Renny Osuna (2/5, HR) also went yard.

Marcus Lemon (3/5, 2B) and Chris Gradoville (3/4, 2B) both singled twice and doubled once.

Right fielder Erik Morrison, the Rangers' 46th round pick last month, played in his first High-A game, going hitless in four at-bats. He had previously been with the AZL Rangers.

Player of the Game: RHP Tanner Roark
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 0 0 2 7 0 1.29


A: Clinton 4 – Dayton 8
L – Ueno (3-3)
HR – Stoneburner (1)
14-17, 7.0 GB


Keisuke Ueno gave up four runs in four innings in his spot-start appearance.

Because the L-Kings have been short on pitching recently, two starters – Michael Kirkman and Ryan Tatusko – were forced to pitch in relief. Kirkman pitched a scoreless inning while Tatusko surrendered three runs in his frame. Tatusko was working on one day of rest after throwing 91 pitches on Saturday.

Shortstop Davis Stoneburner was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run. The long ball was his first in 22 games with Clinton this season.

DH Mitch Moreland (1/2, 2 BB) singled and walked twice.

Player of the Game: SS Davis Stoneburner
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 .228


SSA: Spokane 9 – Salem-Keizer 6 (12 innings)
W – Peralta (1-0)
HR – Guinn (2)
27-8, 5.0 GU


Carlos Pimentel struggled with his control on Monday, as he walked four batters in four innings. He allowed three runs, just one earned, on three hits while striking out five.

Left fielder Jared Bolden (.257/.304/.371) was 4-for-5 with a triple – his first as a professional – and a walk.

Catcher Justin Pickett had five singles – and three RBI – in six at-bats.

Relievers Corey Young and Juan Peralta both hurled two shutout innings.

Florida State product Dennis Guinn (.280/.374/.500) ended the game with a walkoff three-run homer in the bottom of the 12th inning. He also had a double earlier in the contest.

Player of the Game: 1B Dennis Guinn
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 2 1 1 4 0 0 .280


RK: AZL Rangers 3 – (@) AZL Brewers 0
W – Grullon (2-0)
SV – Eppley (5)
14-9, 2.5 GB


The AZL Rangers won their fourth consecutive game on Monday afternoon.

Righty Joe Wieland (2.57 ERA/.218 BAA) started the shutout with three scoreless innings. He gave up three hits, walked one, and struck out two.

Big southpaw Geuris Grullon then surrendered only one hit in three innings. He struck out three and walked two.

Justin King (1.2 IP) and Cody Eppley (1.1 IP) completed the Rangers' second shutout of the year.

Right fielder Aja Barto (1/4, 2B) doubled for his team's only extra-base hit of the day.

Leadoff man Adam Cobb was 0-for-1 with three walks. He has walked 11 times in 14 games this month.

Player of the Game: LHP Geuris Grullon
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 3.12


DSL: DSL Rangers1 3 – DSL Braves 2
W – Peralta (3-2)
SV – Arrendell (2)
27-16, 3.0 GB


Left-handed starter Juan Grullon (2.57 ERA/.215 BAA) recorded 10 strikeouts in just five innings on Monday. He allowed one unearned run, giving up two hits and walking two.

Second baseman Edwin Garcia (.279/.340/.318) was 2-for-3 with his first triple of the season.

1B Alison Perez (1/3) and RF Ariel Ventura (1/3) had the Rangers' only other hits on the day.

Relief pitcher Kelvin Arrendell struck out two batters in a hitless ninth inning.

Player of the Game: LHP Juan Grullon
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 2 1 0 2 10 0 2.57


DSL: DSL Rangers2 12 – (@) DSL Angels 14
L – Monegro (0-1)
17-26, 13.0 GB


Monday's game was ugly, to say the very least.

DSL Rangers2 pitchers walked 11 batters. DSL Angels pitchers issued 14 walks.

There were also 10 wild pitches, two balks, and a hit batter.

Starting pitcher Raul Mayora walked five [and struck out five] in 2 1/3 innings, yielding seven earned runs.

SS Alfredo Chalas (2/4, 2 BB) and 1B Domingo Del Rosario (2/4, 2 BB) both singled twice and walked twice.

CF Ramon Mota and 2B Alex Gonzalez both singled once and walked twice.

Third baseman Miguel Moreno was 0-for-1 with four free passes. With 27 walks in 37 games, he has a .372 on-base percentage despite his paltry .207 batting average.

Reliever Cristian Zapata walked two in two innings, but he didn't allow a hit or a run.

Player of the Game: SS Alfredo Chalas
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 .248


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