Minor League Roundup - 6/10

Cody Eppley continued to pitch extremely well out of the Hickory Crawdads' bullpen on Wednesday night, while the Frisco RoughRiders were shut down by Padres prospect Mat Latos. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City - OFF
27-31, 0.0 GU

The RedHawks were off on Wednesday. Neftali Feliz takes the mound on Thursday night in New Orleans.

AA: Frisco 4 - (@) San Antonio 8
L - Ballard (0-3)
HR - Tracy (9)
25-30, 7.0 GB

Mike Ballard wasn't able to string together two consecutive great starts, as he gave up six runs (five earned) on nine hits in just 3.1 innings on Wednesday.

First baseman Chad Tracy was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his ninth of the season.

Right fielder Mitch Moreland was 2-for-5 with his first triple of the year. He also drove home a pair of runs.

Marcus Lemon (2/5, 2B) and John Whittleman (2/3, 2B, BB) both doubled.

Reliever Brennan Garr (3.14 ERA/.250 BAA in 14.1 Double-A innings) pitched 1.2 clean innings, allowing no hits, walking none, and striking out none.

Making his first Double-A appearance, righty Tanner Roark allowed one run in two-thirds of inning. He didn't yield a hit, but Roark walked three batters.

Player of the Game: 1B Chad Tracy
4 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 .243

A+: Bakersfield 5 - San Jose 10
L - Murphy (3-6)
27-32, 9.5 GB

Tim Murphy surrendered nine runs—five earned—on 11 hits in 5.2 innings on Wednesday. He fanned four without walking a batter.

Murphy didn't get much help from his defense, as the left side of his infield combined for five errors. Shortstop Edwin Garcia had three miscues, while Stoneburner played third and had two errors.

Mauro Gomez (2/4, 2 2B) doubled twice while Eric Fry (1/4, 2B) and Jose Felix (2/4, 2B) both added one two-bagger apiece.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre went 1-for-4 with his third triple of the season.

Reliever Ryan Tatusko fanned four and allowed one run in 2.1 relief innings.

Player of the Game: DH Mauro Gomez
4 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 .277

A: Hickory 6 - Kannapolis 9
L - Tufts (2-1)
HR - Bianucci (11)
28-29, 5.0 GB

Wilmer Font struggled once again on Wednesday, as he yielded three runs on four hits and two walks in 1.2 innings. He did get four of his five outs in strikeouts.

Righty Cody Eppley (2.16 ERA/.217 BAA) delivered a phenomenal long relief appearance, tossing 4.1 innings of one-hit, shutout ball.

In Eppley's last two appearances, he has pitched 7.1 innings, giving up no runs on two hits, walking two, and striking out nine.

Cleanup hitter Mike Bianucci (.355/.416/.656) was 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run.

Matt West (2/5) and Cristian Santana (2/4) both singled twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Cody Eppley
4.1 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.16

DSL: DSL Rangers1 2 - DSL Angels 9
L - De Jesus (0-2)
3-6, 3.0 GB

After giving up five hits and walking one in two-thirds of an inning in his last outing, Jorge De Jesus didn't surrender a hit in one inning on Wednesday. But he walked five batters, leading to four runs.

Third baseman Robert Morillo was 3-for-4 with his first double of the season.

Backstop Yefry Castillo singled twice in four at-bats.

Player of the Game: 3B Robert Morillo
4 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 .226

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - OFF
6-3, 0.5 GU

The Rangers' second DSL club was off on Wednesday.


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