Minor League Roundup - 8/28

Derek Holland had another outstanding start with Double-A Frisco on Thursday while Clinton third baseman Jonathan Greene broke out of a lengthy slump. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 1 – (@) Round Rock 10
L – Ramirez (10-7)
74-66, 8.5 GU


Elizardo Ramirez struggled on Thursday, giving up seven runs on nine hits in five innings pitched. After surrendering three home runs in the outing, Ramirez has now served up 13 home runs in nine starts since the PCL All-Star break.

Travis Metcalf (1/4) drove in OKC's lone run of the game.

Nate Gold (1/3, BB), Max Ramirez (1/3, BB) and Jason Ellison (1/3, BB) all singled and walked.

Player of the Game: DH Nate Gold
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .253


AA: Frisco 4 – Corpus Christi 6
L – Laughter (2-3)
40-26, 2.0 GU


Left-hander Derek Holland allowed only one unearned run in six innings pitched. He scattered four hits while walking two and striking out seven.

Julio Borbon had yet another big night at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double, extending his hitting streak to 17 games. He also stole his 52nd base of the season and his 16th at the Double-A level.

Steve Murphy (2/3, 3B, BB) ran his hitting streak to nine games while belting his ninth triple of the season.

First baseman Emerson Frostad (2/3, BB) singled twice and walked once. Dustin Majewski (1/2, 2 BB) singled once and walked twice.

Scuffling reliever Andrew Laughter yielded four runs on three hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.

Player of the Game: LHP Derek Holland
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 1 0 2 7 0 0.69


A+: Bakersfield 3 – (@) Visalia 4 (10 innings)
L – Stewart (5-7)
HR – Morrison (3)
24-42, 16.0 GB


Glenn Swanson gave up three runs on eight hits in four innings, walking two and fanning one.

Renny Osuna (2/4, 2B, BB), K.C. Herren (1/5, 2B) and Chris Gradoville (1/5, 2B) all doubled for the Blaze.

Third baseman Erik Morrison was 1-for-4 with a solo home run.

Relief pitcher Tyler Tufts hurled three shutout innings out of the bullpen. He walked two batters without recording a punchout.

Player of the Game: RHP Tyler Tufts
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 3 0 0 2 0 0 1.93


A: Clinton 5 – (@) Peoria 4
W – Flores (5-1)
SV – Hamburger (2)
HR – Greene (21)
35-31, 6.5 GB


Tim Murphy (2.40 ERA/.214 BAA in three Single-A starts) allowed two runs on two hits in five innings of work. The UCLA product struck out four without issuing a walk.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene (.240/.344/.447) broke out of a long slump with a double, a home run, and three RBIs in four at-bats.

Justin Smoak (2/4, 2B), Mitch Moreland (2/4, 2B) and Tim Smith (1/4, 2B) also doubled.

Reliever Mark Hamburger earned his second save in as many appearances with another scoreless inning. He allowed one hit.

Player of the Game: 3B Jonathan Greene
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 1 1 3 0 1 .240


SSA: Spokane 7 – Tri-City 4
W – Hurley (3-1)
SV – Schlecht (5)
HR – Hogan (7)
47-23, 6.0 GU


For the second night in a row, the Indians won with a late rally, this time scoring three runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Starting pitcher Matt Nevarez lasted just one-third of an inning in the game, giving up two runs on three walks and two hits.

Yoon-Hee Nam helped eat some innings, as he went 3.2 frames, giving up just one run.

Catcher Doug Hogan had an excellent night offensively, going 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer.

RF Eric Fry (3/5, 2B) also doubled.

Shortstop Jake Kaase was 1-for-5 with a triple. Thursday was his fifth consecutive game with an extra-base hit.

Corner infielders Matt West (2/4, BB) and Dennis Guinn (2/5) both singled twice.

Tomball native Trevor Hurley earned the victory with two scoreless innings. He allowed no hits, walked three, and struck out two.

Ryan Schlecht picked up his fifth save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Player of the Game: C Doug Hogan
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 .215


RK: AZL Rangers 10 – AZL Athletics 5
W – Wagner (3-0)
HR – Hill (4), Hollander (1)
16-11, 4.0 GB


Ben Henry was unusually hittable on Thursday night, yielding 10 hits in just four innings pitched. He allowed four runs and struck out five without issuing a free pass.

Southpaw David Wagner picked up his third victory of the season after holding the AZL Athletics scoreless for three innings.

Third baseman Mike Hollander batted leadoff and went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and a walk.

Centerfielder Rafael Hill (1/3, HR, BB) also homered and drove in three runs.

First baseman Clark Murphy raised his batting average to .344 with three hits – including a double – in five at-bats.

Alejandro Selen had two singles in five at-bats.

Bobby Wilkins struck out two batters in two innings pitched. He allowed one run – a home run off the bat of rehabbing big leaguer Travis Buck.

Player of the Game: CF Rafael Hill
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 3 1 1 .267


DSL: DSL Rangers1 – SEASON OVER
46-23, 0.0 GU


The DSL Rangers1 won the Dominican Summer League's San Pedro division, but lost in the first round of the playoffs.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 – SEASON OVER
26-45, 21.0 GB


The DSL Rangers2 finished the Dominican Summer League season with a 26-45 record.

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