Minor League Roundup - 8/30

The AZL Rangers capped off a solid season with a blowout victory over the AZL Brewers on Saturday morning. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 7 – (@) Memphis 3
W – Hunter (4-2)
HR – Teagarden (7), Fox (3)
75-67, 8.5 GU


Tommy Hunter (2.89 ERA/.264 BAA) needed just 86 pitches [63 strikes, 23 balls] to get through eight innings on Saturday. He limited Memphis to one run on six hits, walking none and striking out four.

Catcher Taylor Teagarden (1/5, HR) and second baseman Adam Fox (2/4, HR, BB) both hit solo home runs in the game. The round-tripper was Fox's third in seven games.

Chris Shelton (2/5, 2B) singled and doubled while Ryan Roberts (2/3) and Craig Gentry (2/4, BB) both singled twice.

Third baseman Travis Metcalf (1/5, 2B) hit his 14th double of the season.

Player of the Game: RHP Tommy Hunter
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
8.0 6 1 1 0 4 1 2.89


AA: Frisco 2 – Midland 5
L – Gonzalez (5-2)
40-28, 0.0 GU


Left-hander Zack Parker (3.39 ERA/.246 BAA) allowed one run on four hits in six innings on Saturday. He had a solid 11:4 groundout-to-flyout ratio in the outing.

Right fielder Dustin Majewski (.290/.404/.455) went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks. He now has 25 walks in 28 games this month.

First baseman Emerson Frostad (1/4, 3B) tripled while Thomas Berkery (1/4, 2B) and Julio Borbon (1/3, 2B) both doubled.

Borbon extended his hitting streak to 19 games. The centerfielder has been dominant in August, posting a .367/.403/.525 line.

Elvis Andrus (1/3, BB) and Jose Vallejo (2/4) both reached base twice.

Player of the Game: LHP Zack Parker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 1 1 2 3 0 3.39


A+: Bakersfield 1 – Modesto 5
L – Roark (1-3)
HR – Gac (13)
24-44, 17.0 GB


The Blaze lost their 11th consecutive game on Saturday. They have scored more than four runs just once in their last 14 contests.

Starting pitcher Omar Poveda (4.47 ERA/.241 BAA) pitched extremely well in the losing effort, as he allowed just one run in seven innings. The 21-year-old scattered seven hits, walked one, and struck out nine.

First baseman Ian Gac (1/4, HR) provided Bakersfield's only run with a seventh inning solo homer.

Second baseman Renny Osuna (1/3, 2B, BB) hit his 18th double with the Blaze.

Player of the Game: RHP Omar Poveda
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 7 1 1 1 9 0 4.47


A: Clinton 7 – (@) Cedar Rapids 5
W – Kirkman (4-3)
SV – Hamburger (3)
37-31, 5.5 GB


Michael Kirkman allowed eight hits in five innings pitched, but he still held Cedar Rapids to just two runs. The southpaw was able to do so by walking only one batter and striking out eight.

Left fielder Cristian Santana (.178/.259/.315 in August) went 2-for-5 with a double and a walk.

Shortstop Davis Stoneburner (.338/.400/.465 in August) was 3-for-5 with a two-bagger.

Matt Lawson (1/4, BB), Engel Beltre (3/4, BB), Justin Smoak (1/5, BB), Mitch Moreland (1/3, 3 BB) and Jonathan Greene (0/3, 2 BB) also reached base multiple times.

Smoak struck out in four of his six plate appearances.

Virginia Commonwealth product Cody Eppley was promoted from the AZL Rangers to Single-A Clinton for the playoff run. The right-hander fanned the side in his one inning, but he also allowed two runs on two hits.

Chris Dennis (1.97 ERA/.232 BAA) and Joseph Ortiz (1.97 ERA/.204 BAA) both hurled scoreless innings.

Mark Hamburger earned his third save in as many opportunities despite allowing one run in an inning of work.

Player of the Game: LHP Michael Kirkman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 8 2 2 1 8 0 4.36


SSA: Spokane 0 – (@) Boise 1
L – Perez (1-2)
48-24, 6.0 GU


Martin Perez (3.65 ERA/.274 BAA) hasn't shown any signs of wearing down in his first professional season.

The 17-year-old southpaw pitched a career-high six innings on Saturday, giving up one run on six hits. He walked one while also setting a career-high with seven strikeouts.

Perez has surrendered four earned runs in 25.1 innings [1.42 ERA] over his last five starts.

Playing in his first game with short-season Spokane, left fielder Edward Martinez singled twice in four at-bats. He had Spokane's only two hits of the game.

Relievers Corey Ragsdale and Justin Gutsie tossed one scoreless inning apiece.

Player of the Game: LHP Martin Perez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 6 1 1 1 7 0 3.65


RK: AZL Rangers 14 – (@) AZL Brewers 4
W – Stanford (2-0)
17-11, 4.0 GB


Miguel De Los Santos ended his season on a positive note by pitching four scoreless innings. The lefty permitted three hits while walking two and fanning six.

The AZL Rangers offense combined for five triples in the game.

Mike Hollander (3/5, 2B, 3B, BB), Chris Dove (1/2, 3B) and Clark Murphy (2/2, 3B, 2 BB) all had one triple.

Murphy finishes his first season with a .358 batting average and 11 extra-base hits in 95 at-bats.

First baseman Michael Ortiz (.341/.472/.512 in August) had an absolute monster of a game, going 4-for-4 with a double, two triples, and a walk.

If anyone is upset about the AZL Rangers season ending, it has to be Ortiz. After struggling for much of the summer, the Miami native went 10-for-16 with three walks in his last five games.

Catcher Kevin Torres (2/5) singled twice and drove in two runs.

Tall lefty Geuris Grullon (2.66 ERA/.216 BAA) capped off a solid campaign with two scoreless innings.

Tim Stanford and Justin King both fanned two batters in one shutout inning.

Player of the Game: 1B Michael Ortiz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 .256


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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