Minor League Roundup - 5/21

The Rangers organization got a number of solid pitching performances on Thursday, including Neftali Feliz, Richard Bleier and Carlos Pimentel. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 8 - (@) Las Vegas 5
W - Gordon (3-0)
HR - Ramirez (2)


Neftali Feliz (3.82 ERA/.241 BAA) appears to be benefitting from his short DL stint. The fireballer allowed just one run on four hits in six innings, walking one and fanning four.

In his two starts since returning from the disabled list, Feliz has given up two runs on five hits in 11 innings, walking two and striking out 11.

Catcher Max Ramirez belted his second home run of the season, hitting one off former Ranger hurler Fabio Castro. He also singled.

Julio Borbon (3/5, 2B), Brandon Boggs (2/5, 2B) and Kevin Richardson (2/4, 2B, BB) all doubled.

Third baseman Esteban German singled twice and walked once in five plate appearances.

The RedHawks went 4-for-19 with runners in scoring position.

Player of the Game: RHP Neftali Feliz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 3.82


AA: Frisco 5 - Midland 3
W - Laughter (1-1)
SV - Diaz (4)


Kasey Kiker threw 87 pitches in 3.2 innings, giving up three runs. He allowed two hits, walked three, and struck out seven. The southpaw certainly filled up the box score.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry, who has been hitting well in May, singled twice and drove home two runs.

Guilder Rodriguez (2/3, 3B) hit his third triple of the season.

Marcus Lemon (1/5, 2B), Chad Tracy (2/4, 2B) and Ben Harrison (1/4, 2B) all doubled.

Justin Smoak singled once and walked once in four plate appearances.

The relief trio of Andrew Laughter (2.1 IP), Pedro Strp (1.1 IP) and Jose Diaz (1.2 IP) combined to keep Midland off the scoreboard for the final 5.1 innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Andrew Laughter
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.50


A+: Bakersfield 2 - (@) Stockton 3
L - Bleier (1-2)


Richard Bleier got the loss despite pitching well. The southpaw sinkerballer yielded three runs on seven hits in seven innings, walking none and striking out eight.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre singled once in three at-bats.

Mitch Moreland (2/4, 2B) hit his 17th double of the season.

Shortstop Renny Osuna had two singles in four at-bats.

Reliever Tanner Roark fanned two in a scoreless frame.

Player of the Game: LHP Richard Bleier
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 7 3 3 0 8 1 5.95


A: Hickory 0 - Delmarva 1
L - Pimentel (2-2)


The Crawdads were shut down by former Missouri Tigers pitcher Rick Zagone, who allowed two hits and fanned 10 in six scoreless innings.

David Paisano (2/3) and Leury Garcia (1/2, BB) combined for Hickory's three hits in the game.

Starter Carlos Pimentel (3.32 ERA/.272 BAA) pitched a career-long 6.2 innings, giving up only one unearned run. Pimentel surrendered six singles while walking one and fanning six.

Righty Tyler Tufts didn't allow a hit in 2.1 innings. He struck out one and lowered his ERA to 1.82.

Player of the Game: RHP Carlos Pimentel
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.2 6 1 0 1 6 0 3.32


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