Minor League Roundup - 6/7

The Oklahoma RedHawks and Frisco RoughRiders had a couple of rare double-digit run days on Sunday afternoon. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 10 - (@) Albuquerque 7
W - Madrigal (1-0)
25-31, 2.0 GB


The RedHawks hit eight doubles and a triple on Sunday to score 10 runs in Albuquerque.

Left fielder Steve Murphy appears to be heating up again, as he went 4-for-5 with a double and a triple. He now has seven hits in his last two games.

Julio Borbon (3/5, 2B), Esteban German (1/5, 2B, BB), Emerson Frostad (2/4, 2B, 2 BB), Royce Huffman (1/6, 2B) and Jose Vallejo (2/5, 2B) all doubled once.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, giving him five two-baggers on the year.

Starter Josh Rupe spread eight hits through six innings, giving up three runs. He walked one and fanned five.

Warner Madrigal struck out three batters in two innings. He threw 22 pitches and 17 for strikes. The right-hander hasn't had much of a problem missing bats or throwing strikes in Triple-A.

Player of the Game: LF Steve Murphy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 4 4 1 0 1 0 1 .318


AA: Frisco 12 - Northwest Arkansas 7
W - Poveda (6-3)
HR - Pina (6), Fox (4)
25-28, 6.0 GB


Omar Poveda's return to Double-A turned out to be perhaps his weakest start of the season. He surrendered seven runs (five earned) in 5.1 innings. He walked one and struck out five.

DH Adam Fox (.248/.296/.410) had a big power game, as he was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, a walk, and four runs batted in.

Catcher Manny Pina (1/4, HR) belted his sixth round-tripper of the season.

Mitch Moreland (2/5, 2B), Chad Tracy (1/4, 2B, BB) and John Whittleman (2/4, 2B, BB) all doubled.

Leadoff man Craig Gentry singled three times, drove home two runs, and stole another base, giving him 20 in 20 attempts. Ever since his dreadful May, Gentry has been one of the system's best hitters.

Marcus Lemon (2/4, BB) and Renny Osuna (1/3, BB) both reached multiple times.

Player of the Game: DH Adam Fox
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 3 2 1 1 4 1 0 .248


A+: Bakersfield 3 - (@) San Jose 9
L - Main (4-6)
HR - Gac (9), Greene (6)
26-31, 9.0 GB


Consistency has been an issue for Michael Main (7.33 ERA/.323 BAA) all season, and that continued on Sunday, when he gave up a season-high eight earned runs in four innings. He gave up eight hits while walking two and striking out five.

First baseman Ian Gac appears to be on one of his famous power streaks. The slugger was 2-for-4 with a home run, his fifth in his last seven contests.

Jonathan Greene (1/3, HR, BB) also went yard.

Nine-hole hitter Matt Lawson singled twice in three at-bats.

Lefty Ryan Falcon (1.72 ERA/.235 BAA) turned in another strong outing out of the bullpen, allowing one run in three innings. He fanned four without walking a batter.

In 31.1 innings this season, Falcon has walked just four while striking out 31.

Player of the Game: 1B Ian Gac
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 2 0 2 .252


A: Hickory 7 - Greensboro 11
L - Ramirez (0-1)
HR - Rodriguez (2)
27-27, 5.0 GB


Carlos Pimentel (3.07 ERA/.267 BAA) surrendered two runs or fewer for his fourth consecutive outing on Sunday.

The 19-year-old allowed two runs on four hits in five innings, walking two and striking out four.

Neil Ramirez followed, making his first-ever full-season appearance. He had a rough outing, allowing five runs on five hits and two walks in 1.1 innings. He did strike out three batters.

Righty Mark Hamburger wasn't much better, giving up four runs in 1.2 frames.

Left fielder Tim Rodriguez (.211/.242/.311) was 1-for-4 with a home run and three runs batted in.

Michael Hollander (1/4, 2B), Erik Morrison (1/3, 2B, BB) and Cristian Santana (1/3, 2B, BB) all doubled.

Player of the Game: RHP Carlos Pimentel
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 2 2 2 4 1 3.07


DSL: DSL Rangers1 1 - DSL Rangers2 9
L - Rosendo (0-1)
3-4, 2.0 GB


Starter Ender Rosendo allowed six runs—two earned—on four hits in three innings on Sunday. He walked one and struck out four.

Left-hander Frank Garces pitched a scoreless inning in relief, giving up one hit, walking one, and striking out one.

Shortstop Junior Payano (2/3, 2B, BB) and catcher Yefry Castillo (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Ramon Mota (1/4), Jose Mateo (1/2, 2 BB) and Luis Villegas (1/4) combined for the team's other three hits.

Player of the Game: SS Junior Payano
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 .222


DSL: DSL Rangers2 9 - (@) DSL Rangers1 1
W - Thompson (1-0)
4-3, 1.0 GB


Starting pitcher Aaron Thompson, an 18-year-old native of Australia, hurled five scoreless innings, giving up five hits and walking three. He fanned three.

Hector Herrera and Leonel Gil finished out the game with one scoreless, hitless inning apiece.

Left-handed right fielder Hector Martinez was 2-for-4 with his second double.

Santiago Chirino (1/4, 2B), David Herrera (1/5, 2B) and Luis Cedeno (1/4, 2B) also doubled.

Leadoff man Teodoro Martinez singled twice, walked once, and stole six bases. He now has six steals on the young DSL season.

Player of the Game: RHP Aaron Thompson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 5 0 0 3 3 0 5.14


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