Minor League Roundup - 5/11

Jose Vallejo reached base four times on Monday afternoon while the Frisco RoughRiders picked up an extra-innings victory. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 5 - (@) Round Rock 6
L - Corey (0-1)
?11-18, 4.5 GB

Centerfielder Josh Hamilton made his second rehab appearance on Monday afternoon, going 1-for-3 with a double and two walks.

Starting pitcher Mike Ballard pitched well, giving up three runs on five hits in 6.1 innings. He struck out three and walked none. The left-hander fired 71 strikes out of the 97 pitches he threw.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo (.419/.471/.484 in 31 Triple-A at-bats) was 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs batted in.

Julio Borbon (1/5, 3B) tripled while Brandon Boggs (2/5) singled twice.

Reliever Bryan Corey suffered the loss after surrendering three runs on six hits over two innings.

Player of the Game: 2B Jose Vallejo
4 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 .419

AA: Frisco 6 - (@) Midland 5 (13 innings)
W - Kometani (1-0)
HR - Murphy (5), Pina (4)
15-15, 1.5 GB

Guillermo Moscoso (4.82 ERA/.282 BAA) gave up four hits and walked five in five innings, but he held Midland to just three runs.

Reliever Andrew Laughter didn't allow a run in 2.1 innings. He gave up three hits and didn't issue a walk or record a strikeout.

Pedro Strop suffered another blown save after yielding two runs on two walks and a hit in the ninth inning.

Catcher Manny Pina, who went 1-for-5 on the day, blasted a three-run homer in the first inning.

Steve Murphy (2/5, HR, BB) added a two-run bomb in the fifth.

Guilder Rodriguez (2/6, 3B) and Adam Fox (1/2, 3B) both tripled.

First baseman Justin Smoak was 2-for-4 with a double and two walks.

Making his return to Double-A ball, Brennan Garr hurled two hitless innings of relief. He walked one batter and struck out one.

Kea Kometani earned the victory after striking out three in two shutout frames.

Player of the Game: C Manny Pina
5 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 .438

A+: Bakersfield - OFF
12-18, 9.5 GB

The Blaze enjoyed a day off at home on Monday. They will remain home to face the 19-11 Modesto nuts on Tuesday evening.

A: Hickory 3 - (@) Lakewood 4
L - Hamburger (1-2)
?16-15, 2.5 GB

Carlos Pimentel got a quality start on Monday, pitching six innings and allowing three runs. He gave up three hits while walking two and fanning five.

Third baseman Erik Morrison (.382/.405/.765 in 34 at-bats) had a pinch-hit RBI double.

Clark Murphy (2/3, 2B, BB) singled, doubled, and walked.

Leadoff hitter David Paisano was 1-for-3 with a walk, raising his batting average to .300.

Player of the Game: RHP Carlos Pimentel
6.0 3 3 3 2 5 2 3.69


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