Minor League Roundup - 7/27

Wilfredo Boscan was dominant for the Spokane Indians on Sunday while the Bakersfield Blaze won a California League special in coming back from a 7-1 deficit -- all in one inning. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 4 – (@) Colorado Springs 2
W – Loe (3-4)
SV – White (3)
HR – Cruz (37), Mayberry (12)
62-47, 10.0 GU

Brandon McCarthy threw 82 pitches in his second rehab start with the RedHawks, going 4 2/3 innings. He surrendered one run on four hits, walking three and punching out five.

Right fielder Nelson Cruz (.348/.443/.733) was 2-for-5 with his 37th home run. It was his 11th in 10 games and 12th in 77 July at-bats.

Left fielder John Mayberry added a solo home run, his 12th with the RedHawks.

Red-hot second baseman Ryan Roberts was 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk.

Centerfielder Jason Ellison doubled and walked twice in four trips to the plate.

Relievers Wes Littleton (1.1 IP) and Bill White (0.2 IP) combined to strike out five batters [Littleton three, White two] in just two innings of work.

Player of the Game: RF Nelson Cruz
5 1 2 0 1 2 0 2 .348

AA: Frisco 1 – San Antonio 3
L – Schlact (6-9)
22-14, 1.5 GU

Michael Schlact allowed just one earned run in five innings on Sunday, but his overall start was a struggle. He allowed three total runs on seven hits and five walks. Schlact struck out four batters.

Catcher Emerson Frostad was 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly. He leaves to play in the Olympics with Team Canada on Monday morning.

Clayton Hamilton (7.64 ERA/.270 BAA in 17.2 AA innings) helped keep Frisco in the game with four scoreless innings out of the bullpen. He allowed just two hits and struck out two.

Player of the Game: RHP Clayton Hamilton
4.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 7.64

A+: Bakersfield 12 – (@) Stockton 7
W – Phillips (6-7)
HR – Tracy (8)
16-21, 6.5 GB

Zach Phillips gave up seven earned runs in his first three innings – and still got the win. The lefty was bailed out by seven Bakersfield runs in the top of the fourth inning. He went on to shut down the Ports for two more innings, giving him five innings pitched.

Leading the charge in the comeback was left fielder Chad Tracy, who went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs. He had a three-run homer in the big fourth inning.

Second baseman Renny Osuna (2/4, 2B, 2 BB) and DH Erik Morrison (2/4, 2B, BB) both doubled.

Marcus Lemon (2/4, 2 BB) and Chris Gradoville (2/5) both singled twice.

Third baseman John Whittleman was 0-for-4 with a pair of walks. Whittleman has walked nine times in his last five games, bringing him up to 74 on the season.

Relievers Dan Sattler (3 IP) and Josh Lueke (1 IP) held the Ports scoreless for the final four innings to avoid the series sweep.

Player of the Game: LF Chad Tracy
5 1 2 0 1 4 0 0 .273

A: Clinton 6 – (@) Lansing 3
W – Quintero (5-5)
HR – Stoneburner (2)
18-18, 3.0 GB

With a 6.42 ERA in 61.2 innings pitched, Jorge Quintero is having a bit of a rough season. But the right-hander was solid on Sunday, pitching five strong innings. He gave up two runs on six hits, walking three and punching out five.

Shortstop Davis Stoneburner (.224/.260/.357) had the eventual game-winner, with a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning.

Catcher Cristian Santana (2/4, 2 2B) doubled twice while Matt Lawson (2/5, 3B) tripled and stole two bases.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre singled twice and swiped his 19th bag of the season.

Reliever Julio Santana fanned three in a scoreless inning and Fabio Castillo struck out two in two shutout innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Jorge Quintero
5.0 6 2 2 3 5 0 6.42

SSA: Spokane 5 – (@) Everett 4
W – Young (1-1)
SV – Peralta (4)
HR – Koncel (1)
30-10, 5.0 GU

Wilfredo Boscan was dominant on Sunday afternoon, racking up seven strikeouts in five innings pitched. He yielded one run on four hits without walking a batter.

Catcher Doug Hogan raised his batting average 41 points with a 4-for-4 day. He hit his fifth double of the season.

Kyle Higgins (1/4, 2B) and Mike Bianucci (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled while first baseman Dennis Guinn (1/4, 3B) hit his third triple of the year.

Left-hander Yoon-Hee Nam (3.20 ERA/.243 BAA) allowed one run while recording five strikeouts in two innings.

Juan Peralta punched out two in a perfect ninth to earn his fourth save.

Player of the Game: RHP Wilfredo Boscan
5.0 4 1 1 0 7 1 2.52

RK: AZL Rangers 1 – (@) AZL Padres 0
W – Henry (1-1)
SV – Stanford (1)
1-0, 0.0 GU

The AZL Rangers began their second half with a classic pitcher's duel on Sunday evening.

Starting pitcher Joe Wieland surrendered just two hits in four shutout innings, striking out five batters.

Right-hander Ben Henry was just as good, as he also allowed two hits in four scoreless frames. Henry walked two and struck out seven.

Third baseman Johan Yan (2/3, 2B) doubled and second baseman Alejandro Selen (1/4, 3B) hit his first triple.

Tim Stanford got his first professional save with a hitless inning. He struck out one.

Player of the Game: RHP Ben Henry
4.0 2 0 0 2 7 0 3.93

DSL: DSL Rangers1 - OFF
30-17, 4.0 GB

The DSL was off on Saturday.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - OFF
19-28, 15.0 GB


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