Minor League Roundup - 8/3

Jared Hyatt tossed eight scoreless innings for the Frisco RoughRiders on Sunday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 1 – Tucson 8
L – Gordon (3-3)
64-52, 8.0 GU

With two outs in the seventh inning, Brian Gordon had allowed just one run. He had retired 11 of the last 12 hitters he faced.

But Gordon hit a wall in a hurry, as he surrendered five runs on three hits and two walks without recording the third out. Gordon ended up surrendering six total runs on 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings, walking two and striking out four.

Oklahoma's one run was scored by first baseman Chris Shelton, who went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Left fielder John Mayberry singled twice in four at-bats.

Playing in his first career Triple-A game, right fielder Ben Harrison was hitless in three at-bats, striking out twice.

Harrison was promoted after the RedHawks played Nelson Cruz on the disabled list.

Relievers Kazuo Fukumori and Yukinaga Maeda both tossed scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: 1B Chris Shelton
3 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 .336

AA: Frisco 8 – (@) San Antonio 0
W – Hyatt (2-2)
26-17, 1.0 GU

Jared Hyatt (3.96 ERA/.250 BAA in 25 Double-A innings) tossed the best game of his professional career on Sunday, pitching eight scoreless innings. He held the Missions to five singles while walking none and fanning five.

Leadoff hitter Julio Borbon (.317/.358/.430) had a double and a triple in five at-bats.

Right fielder Craig Gentry was activated from the disabled list and promptly went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.

Dustin Majewski (3/4, 2B) doubled for the third consecutive game while catcher Manny Pina (2/4, 2B) picked up his first extra-base hit at the Double-A level.

Player of the Game: RHP Jared Hyatt
8.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 3.96

A+: Bakersfield 8 – Lake Elsinore 7
W – Poveda (3-3)
SV – Stewart (9)
19-24, 6.0 GB

Omar Poveda pitched well early, but his line became ugly after Lake Elsinore scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning.

Although he did earn the victory, Poveda surrendered six runs in five innings. He walked two and struck out five.

Chris Gradoville (3/4, 2B), Erik Morrison (1/4, 2B), Chad Tracy (2/4, 2B) and Renny Osuna (1/4, 2B, BB) all doubled.

Gradoville's 3-for-4 day raised his average to the .300 mark. He has hit .354 with 11 doubles and one home run since batting .193 with three extra-base hits in April and May.

Tracy's double was his 36th of the season, which is two shy of the California League lead.

Corner infielders John Whittleman and Mauro Gomez both singled twice in four at-bats.

Closer Jordan Stewart kept the Storm off the board in a one-run game for the final 2 1/3 innings. He struck out three batters.

Player of the Game: RHP Jordan Stewart
2.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.76

A: Clinton 2 – (@) Cedar Rapids 16
L – Kirkman (3-1)
22-21, 3.5 GB

It was just one of those days for the LumberKings, who committed four errors and went through six pitchers, including a position player.

Starter Michael Kirkman entered the game with a 1.38 ERA over his last 32.2 innings, but he was rocked for seven runs [five earned] on seven hits in two innings on Sunday.

First baseman Jonathan Greene (.254/.365/.476) was one of the game's lone positives. He went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, bringing him to 18 on the year.

Third baseman David Stoneburner (1/3, 2B) also hit a two-bagger.

Southpaw Joseph Ortiz (1.89 ERA/.159 BAA) fanned one in a scoreless inning.

Mitch Moreland didn't start the game in the field, but he did pitch in his second game of the year. The Mississippi State product allowed one run while pitching the ninth inning.

Player of the Game: 1B Jonathan Greene
4 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 .254

SSA: Spokane 10 – (@) Tri-City 5
W – Nevarez (4-1)
34-12, 5.0 GU

Neil Ramirez made his return from the disabled list and issued four runs on three hits in one inning of work.

Although Matt Nevarez (2.79 ERA/.204 BAA) walked four batters in his four innings of relief, he surrendered just one run on two hits, striking out eight.

Shortstop Ed Koncel (2/5, 2 2B) doubled twice while outfielders Jared Bolden (2/5, 2B, BB) and David Paisano (2/4, 2B, BB) both doubled and walked.

DH Eric Fry singled twice and walked once in five plate appearances.

Joey Butler (0/3, 2 BB), Matt West (0/2, 2 BB) and Dennis Guinn (0/2, 3 BB) all had multiple walks.

Ryan Schlecht picked up the hold with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings, lowering his season ERA to 1.65.

Player of the Game: SS Ed Koncel
5 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 .237

RK: AZL Rangers 3 – AZL Mariners 7
L – De Los Santos (0-1)
6-1, 1.0 GU

Starter Miguel De Los Santos yielded just one hit in three innings, but four walks helped lead to three earned runs. He fanned six.

Kyle Ocampo (3.77 ERA/.223 BAA) came on in relief and surrendered two runs on three hits in four innings. He punched out three without walking a batter.

Third baseman Johan Yan (.262/.339/.369) was 2-for-3 with his first triple of the season.

Shortstop Leury Garcia (1/3, 2B) doubled while right fielder Aja Barto (2/4, BB) singled twice and walked once.

Player of the Game: 3B Johan Yan
3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .262

DSL: DSL Rangers1 2 – OFF
33-19, 3.0 GB

The DSL's San Pedro division took Sunday off.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - OFF
19-33, 17.0 GB


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