Minor League Roundup - 8/22

Third baseman John Whittleman had a successful Double-A debut on Friday while starting pitcher Jared Hyatt struck out eight batters in five innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 10 – Iowa 12
L – Calero (2-3)
HR – Fox (2)
71-63, 9.0 GU


Kazuo Fukumori got the starting nod on Friday night and lasted just one-third of an inning. He surrendered four runs on seven base hits.

Right-hander Steven Rowe helped save the bullpen by allowing two runs in 4.2 innings of work.

Third baseman Adam Fox was 2-for-5 with a home run, his second in three nights.

First baseman Chris Shelton (.341/.408/.576) went 3-for-5 with a double and a triple.

Nate Gold (3/5, 2 2B) doubled twice while Max Ramirez (2/4, 2B) had one two-bagger. Ramirez, who drove in three runs, was playing his first Triple-A game since July 30.

Ryan Roberts and John Mayberry both singled twice in five at-bats.

Player of the Game: 1B Chris Shelton
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 .341


AA: Frisco 6 – (@) San Antonio 2
W – Hyatt (4-3)
HR – Whittleman (1)
37-23, 0.0 GU


The story of Friday night was the Double-A debut of third baseman John Whittleman. The native Texan had an outstanding game, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two walks.

Right-hander Jared Hyatt wasn't bad either, as he gave up one run in five innings, striking out eight. He allowed three hits and walked two.

Elvis Andrus (1/5, 2B), Jose Vallejo (3/5, 2B) and Dustin Majewski (1/3, 2B, 2 BB) all doubled.

CF Julio Borbon and DH J.T. Restko both singled twice.

Trey Hodges helped keep the Missions at bay by yielding one run in three innings pitched.

Player of the Game: 3B John Whittleman
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 1 1 2 0 .667


A+: Bakersfield 0 – Lancaster 9
L – Swanson (1-4)
24-37, 12.0 GB


Glenn Swanson served up three home runs in five innings, leading to six runs allowed. He walked none and struck out five.

First baseman Ian Gac (1/4, 2B) had Bakersfield's only extra-base hit of the game.

Former Purdue Boilermaker Dan Sattler (4.26 ERA/.283 BAA) fanned three in three scoreless innings of work.

Player of the Game: RHP Dan Sattler
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 4.26


A: Clinton 1 – Kane County 4
L – Main (2-2)
HR – Beltre (8)
30-30, 8.5 GB


Michael Main gave up two runs in four innings on Friday, walking one and striking out six.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre (.305/.328/.432 in the second half) was 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his eighth of the season.

Right fielder Tim Smith (1/4, 2B) hit his 24th double.

Left-hander Ryan Turner fanned three batters in 2 2/3 shutout frames.

Player of the Game: LHP Ryan Turner
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.2 2 0 0 0 3 0 2.92


SSA: Spokane 3 – Boise 6
L – Pimentel (5-3)
HR – Bianucci (4)
43-21, 6.0 GU


The Indians had just three hits on the night, but Mike Bianucci made sure two of them counted. The former Auburn outfielder belted a three-run homer in the seventh inning, helping to get the Indians back in the game.

Carlos Pimentel yielded three runs on three hits and three walks in five innings. He struck out three.

Richard Bleier came on in relief and allowed two runs on five hits in three innings.

Player of the Game: LF Mike Bianucci
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 3 0 2 .324


RK: AZL Rangers 0 – (@) AZL Giants 6
L – Ocampo (3-1)
13-9, 4.5 GB


Kyle Ocampo suffered his first professional loss after yielding three runs in three innings. He issued two walks and struck out four.

Left fielder Jamie McGraw (1/4, 2B) and first baseman Clark Murphy (1/3, 2B) both doubled.

Leadoff man Cody Podraza singled and walked in four plate appearances.

Southpaw Geuris Grullon fanned four in three innings of work, giving up two runs on four hits.

Player of the Game: 1B Clark Murphy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .306


DSL: DSL Rangers1 1 – DSL Astros 3 (8 innings/Rain)
L – Rosario (0-5)


Ender Rosendo (1.98 ERA/.214 BAA) went five innings, giving up one run on Friday. He allowed four hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Third baseman Emmanuel Solis (2/3) and shortstop Edwin Garcia (1/1, BB) combined for the Rangers' three hits.

The 17-year-old Garcia is now batting .291 with 30 walks and 28 strikeouts in 206 at-bats this season.

Player of the Game: RHP Ender Rosendo
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 1 1 1 3 0 1.98


DSL: DSL Rangers2 10 – (@) DSL Braves 9
W – Alvarez (4-3)
SV – Zapata (2)


The Rangers2 had a big day offensively, scoring 10 runs on 12 hits.

Miguel Montes de Oca (2/5, 2B, BB), Miguel Moreno (1/3, 2B, 3 BB) and Edward Ceballo (1/3) combined for the Rangers' three extra-base hits.

Juvenal Lara (2/4) and Gilberto Guarucano (2/4) both singled twice.

Player of the Game: 3B Miguel Moreno
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 3 1 1 0 1 3 1 .259


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