Minor League Roundup - 6/5

Neftali Feliz turned in another promising start on Friday night, as he allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 8 - Memphis 0
W - Feliz (3-3)
HR - Murphy (2)


Neftali Feliz (3.45 ERA/.226 BAA) put together an impressive start on Friday, as he tied a season-high with six innings pitched. The flamethrower surrendered no runs on two hits, striking out three without walking a batter. It was the first time he hadn't issued a walk in a game this season.

Greg Golson (2/3, BB) and Casey Benjamin (1/3, 2B) both had three runs batted in.

Left fielder Steve Murphy was 1-for-4 with a solo home run.

Esteban German (2/4, BB) singled twice and walked once.

A.J. Murray (1 IP), Clayton Hamilton (1 IP), and Warner Madrigal (1 IP) finished off Oklahoma City's second consecutive shutout with three scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Neftali Feliz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 3.45


AA: Frisco 2 - Tulsa 4
L - Kirkman (1-1)
HR - Gentry (4)


Craig Gentry scored Frisco's first run in a couple of games when he led off the bottom half of the first with a solo home run. Gentry would later add a double and his 17th stolen base of the year.

Starter Michael Kirkman gave up three runs on nine hits in seven innings, fanning one and walking zero.

Catcher Manny Pina (1/4, 3B) hit his first triple of the year. It was the third three-bagger of his career.

DH John Whittleman (1/3, BB) singled, walked, and stole his first base.

Left fielder Tim Smith was 0-for-3 with a free pass in his Double-A debut.

Lefty Joseph Torres returned from the disabled list and posted an impressive frame, striking out the side on 14 pitches.

Player of the Game: CF Craig Gentry
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 .271


A+: Bakersfield 3 - (@) San Jose 4 (13 innings)
L - Phillips (1-2)


Starter Kennil Gomez gave up seven hits and walked four batters in just 5.1 innings, but he somehow managed to hold San Jose to just two runs. Gomez posted an impressive 11:3 groundout-airout ratio.

Tanner Roark (2.36 ERA/.265 BAA) followed with five punchouts in 2.2 shutout frames. Roark now has 32 strikeouts and six walks in 26.2 innings this year.

Infielders Davis Stoneburner (2/5, 2B) and Jonathan Greene (2/4, 2B) both doubled.

Matt Lawson (3/6) singled three times while Ian Gac (2/5) had a pair of base hit.

Zach Phillips was stuck with the loss when he allowed a walkoff home run to Buster Posey in the bottom of the 13th. But still, he pitched three innings and that was the only baserunner he allowed while fanning four.

Player of the Game: RHP Tanner Roark
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.2 1 0 0 0 5 0 2.36


A: Hickory 3 - (@) Greensboro 5
L - Font (2-1)
HR - Bianucci (9)


Wilmer Font had a rough outing on Friday, as he didn't even make it out of the first inning.

The big right-hander coughed up five runs on three hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.

Fabio Castillo helped stop the bleeding with 4.1 shutout innings, dropping his ERA to 1.56.

Right fielder Mike Bianucci was 3-for-5 with a solo home run, his ninth of the season.

Cristian Santana was 0-for-2 with three bases on balls. He had just 19 free passes in 328 at-bats with Clinton one year ago.

Matt West (1/4, 2B, BB) hit his tenth double.

Virginia Commonwealth product Cody Eppley struck out six batters and gave up just one hit in three scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Cody Eppley
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 2 6 0 2.61


DSL: DSL Rangers1 - OFF


The DSL Rangers1 club took Friday off.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 0 - DSL Astros 8
L - Perez (0-1)


Starting pitcher Roberto Perez, who is listed at 6-foot-4, 150-pounds, allowed two runs—one earned—on just one hit (a solo homer) in five innings pitched. He walked one and struck out three.

Reliever Tim Stanford struggled, as he allowed three runs on four hits in one inning.

Right fielder Hector Martinez (1/4, 2B) had the team's only extra-base hit.

Leadoff man Teodoro Martinez (2/5) and third baseman Christian Villanueva (2/3, BB) both singled twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Roberto Perez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 2 1 1 3 1 2.00


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