Minor League Roundup - 8/18

Derek Holland pitched another gem in his second Double-A start on Monday while Justin Smoak made his professional debut in Clinton. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma – Omaha – PPD (Rain)
70-59, 9.5 GU


The RedHawks and Royals will play a doubleheader on Tuesday.

AA: Frisco 6 – Northwest Arkansas 1
W – Holland (2-0)
HR – Majewski (7)
34-22, 0.0 GU


Derek Holland was fantastic in his second Double-A start, allowing only one run in six innings pitched. He gave up three hits, walked one, and struck out seven.

Right fielder Dustin Majewski had a huge night at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run, and five runs batted in.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo brought his average up to .299 with three singles in three at-bats. He also laid down a sacrifice bunt.

Rehabbing first baseman Hank Blalock singled twice and scored two runs in four at-bats.

Thomas Berkery (1/3, 2B) hit his 11th double.

Relievers John Bannister (2 IP) and Beau Jones (1 IP) helped close out the victory.

Player of the Game: RF Dustin Majewski
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 5 0 1 .290


A+: Bakersfield 3 – (@) Stockton 1
W – Phillips (8-8)
SV – Roark (1)
HR – Morrison (2)
24-33, 10.0 GB


Zach Phillips (5.93 ERA/.280 BAA) held the Ports scoreless for 6 2/3 innings on Monday, giving up four hits. He walked five and struck out three.

With a 3.74 ERA in four August starts, Phillips is currently having his best month of the season. However, the left-hander has also walked 15 while striking out just nine in 21 2/3 innings over that span.

Right fielder Erik Morrison was 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his second since joining the Blaze.

Grant Gerrard (2/4, 2B) and Renny Osuna (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Tanner Roark earned the save after allowing one unearned run in 2 1/3 frames.

Player of the Game: LHP Zach Phillips
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.2 4 0 0 5 3 0 5.93


A: Clinton 5 – (@) Peoria 6
L – Turner (5-3)
29-28, 5.5 GB


Blake Beavan (2.50 ERA/.232 BAA) yielded one run on three hits in six innings, walking two and striking out five.

First baseman Justin Smoak made his professional debut, going 1-for-3 with a double and a base on balls.

Davis Stoneburner (3/4, 2B) also doubled.

The L-Kings took a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning, but relievers Jorge Quintero and Ryan Turner combined to give up five runs in the game's final two frames.

Player of the Game: RHP Blake Beavan
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 3 1 1 2 5 1 2.50


SSA: Spokane 4 – (@) Salem-Keizer 3
W – Schlecht (4-2)
SV – Hurley (3)
41-19, 7.0 GU


Matt Nevarez (3.60 ERA/.211 BAA) went a season-high five innings, allowing three runs. The 21-year-old walked two and struck out three.

The Indians scored four runs, including three in the top of the ninth, without the benefit of an extra-base hit.

LF Mike Bianucci (2/3, BB) and catcher Zach Zaneski (2/4) both singled twice.

Relief pitcher Ryan Schlecht (1.54 ERA/.179 BAA) fanned three batters in 2.1 perfect innings.

Trevor Hurley earned his third save with a shutout frame. He walked one.

Player of the Game: RHP Ryan Schlecht
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.54


RK: AZL Rangers 2 – AZL Padres 13
L – De Los Santos (0-2)
11-8, 3.5 GB


Padres top prospect Mat Latos went up against the AZL Rangers on Monday and was absolutely dominant. Throwing his fastball between 95-96 mph, Latos fanned nine batters in five hitless innings.

Miguel De Los Santos had one of his rougher starts of the year, as he allowed four runs in four innings pitched. He walked three and struck out six.

Cody Podraza (2/4, 2B) and Leury Garcia (1/2) combined for the Rangers' three hits.

Left-hander Geuris Grullon (2.41 ERA/.206 BAA) got three groundouts in a scoreless inning. He is getting 10 ground ball outs per flyout in 18.2 innings this season.

Wilmer Font made his official 2008 debut after Grullon's inning. Font fanned the first hitter, but then gave up a home run, issued a walk, and hit three batters in a row. He yielded five total runs in one-third of an inning.

Bobby Wilkins added a scoreless inning later in the game, getting two strikeouts.

Player of the Game: RHP Bobby Wilkins
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.12


DSL: DSL Rangers1 8 – DSL Pirates 0
W – Munoz (3-2)


Starter Miguel Munoz (2.04 ERA/.200 BAA) allowed just three singles in seven shutout innings. He struck out four without issuing a walk.

Left fielder Guillermo Pimentel was 3-for-4 with a double, his eighth of the season.

Leadoff hitter Jhonny Gomez (2/3, BB) reached on two singles and a walk.

Right-hander Ender Rosendo struck out three batters while allowing a hit in a scoreless inning. Reinier Bermudez followed it up with two punchouts in a perfect frame.

Player of the Game: RHP Miguel Munoz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 2.04


DSL: DSL Rangers2 14 – (@) DSL Astros 8
W – Urbina (3-4)
SV – Monegro (4)


The Rangers scored all 14 runs in the fourth through sixth innings.

Catcher Yefry Castillo led the team with four runs batted in. He was 2-for-5 with a walk.

CF Ramon Mota (3/5, 2B, 3B, BB) doubled and tripled while DH Miguel Montes de Oca (1/6, 2B) and LF Luis Cabrera (3/4, 2B, BB) both doubled.

Alfredo Chalas (3/6) and Edward Ceballo (2/5, BB) had multiple singles.

Second baseman Alex Gonzalez was 0-for-1 with four walks.

Player of the Game: CF Ramon Mota
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 .204


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