Minor League Roundup - 8/4

Monday was a relatively light day for action on the farm, but Triple-A Oklahoma, Double-A Frisco, and short-season Spokane all managed to put on offensive displays. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 13 – Tucson 7
W – White (3-1)
HR – Shelton (6), Trzesniak (1)
65-52, 8.0 GU

Starting pitcher Mike Ballard scattered eight hits and allowed two runs in 5.1 innings on Monday afternoon. He walked one and struck out two.

Joaquin Benoit pitched a scoreless seventh inning, allowing one hit and striking out one. He needed just 12 pitches to compete the frame.

Entering the top of the eighth inning, the RedHawks held a 6-2 lead over the Sidewinders. Tucson then scored five runs in the top of the frame, giving them a 7-6 lead.

Four of Tucson's runs came off Joselo Diaz, who walked four hitters while recording just one out.

Oklahoma then countered with seven runs of their own in the bottom of the eighth, giving them a six run lead. There were 12 total runs in the inning.

DH Chris Shelton (.351/.418/.583) was the player of the day, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, and three runs batted in.

Catcher Nick Trzesniak (1/3, HR, BB) hit his first home run since joining the RedHawks.

Ryan Roberts (3/4, 3B, BB) hit his sixth triple while Nate Gold (2/3, 2B, 2 BB) smacked his 20th double.

Right fielder Ben Harrison was 0-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly in his second Triple-A contest.

Player of the Game: DH Chris Shelton
5 2 4 2 1 3 0 0 .351

AA: Frisco 8 – (@) San Antonio 6
W – Diaz (1-1)
27-17, 1.0 GU

Thomas Diamond was unusually hittable on Monday night, as he gave up three runs on eight hits in four innings. The right-hander walked three and struck out two.

J.B. Diaz picked up the win after holding the Missions hitless for three innings, striking out two along the way.

Right fielder Craig Gentry went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, his fourth of the season. The Arkansas product also stole his 16th base and gunned down a runner at home plate.

Centerfielder Julio Borbon (1/5, HR) smacked his third home run with Frisco and his fifth of the year.

Elvis Andrus (2/5, 2B), Dustin Majewski (2/4, 2B, BB) and Thomas Berkery (2/3, 2B, BB) all singled and doubled.

Majewski is now 10-for-19 with four doubles and three walks over his last five contests.

Left fielder Steve Murphy had two singles and two stolen bases.

Player of the Game: RF Craig Gentry
4 2 2 0 1 3 0 1 .272

A+: Bakersfield – OFF
19-24, 6.0 GB

The Blaze were off on Monday.

A: Clinton - OFF
22-21, 3.5 GB

Clinton returns to action on Tuesday night.

SSA: Spokane 13 – (@) Tri-City 9
W – Springston (2-1)
HR – West (2)
35-12, 5.0 GU

Martin Perez watched his ERA shoot up to 5.20 on Monday as he allowed seven runs – six earned – in just three innings. He served up nine hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Every member of the Indians offense had at least one hit in the game.

Third baseman Matt West went 3-for-5 with a home run and three runs batted in. It was his second professional round-tripper.

Left fielder Mike Bianucci (3/5, 2B) and second baseman Jason Ogata (3/6) also had three hits.

David Paisano (2/6, 2B), Eric Fry (2/5, 2B, BB) and Ed Koncel (2/5, 2B) all had a single and a double. Fry drove home four runs.

Right-hander Juan Peralta didn't yield a hit or a run in two innings of work. He struck out one and walked one.

Player of the Game: 3B Matt West
5 2 3 0 1 3 0 1 .282

RK: AZL Rangers - OFF
6-1, 1.0 GU

The AZL Rangers took Tuesday off.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 4 – DSL Rangers2 3
W – Rosario (1-4)
HR – Polanco (7)
34-19, 3.0 GB

Kelvin De Leon gave up three runs – two earned – in six innings. He walked four and struck out seven.

Designated hitter Tomas Telis raised his batting average to .296 with two hits, including a double, in five at-bats.

Right fielder Juan Polanco was 1-for-4 with his seventh home run of the year.

Leadoff man Ariel Ventura (2/4, 2 2B) doubled twice in four trips.

Relief pitchers Carlos Rosario (1.2 IP) and Pepe Sibid (1 IP) helped keep their Rangers brethren off the board for the final 2.1 innings of the game.

Player of the Game: CF Ariel Ventura
4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 .257

DSL: DSL Rangers2 3 – (@) DSL Rangers1 4
L – Marinez (0-1)
HR – Mota (2)
19-34, 18.0 GB

Centerfielder Ramon Mota (2/4, HR) provided one of the Rangers' runs with a solo homer in the top of the first inning.

RF Edward Ceballo (1/2, 2B, BB) and 2B Wilson Ventura (1/4) had their team's other two hits.

Cristian Zapata surrendered three runs in five innings in his start.

Yeiser Marinez went 3.1 innings, allowing one unearned run. He held the Rangers1 hitless while walking three and punching out three.

Player of the Game: CF Ramon Mota
4 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 .174


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