Minor League Roundup - 6/15

Blake Beavan made his first Double-A start on Monday evening, but Mitch Moreland stole the show with a four-hit performance. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 5 - Iowa 1
W - Corey (3-2)
HR - Vallejo (1)
?29-34, 0.5 GB

Bryan Corey (2.12 ERA/.234 BAA in three starts) hurled seven shutout innings for the RedHawks on Monday, giving up five hits. He walked one and struck out four.

Corey's three starts this season are the most he's had since 2001, when he started 12 out of 47 appearances for Triple-A Portland.

Leadoff man Julio Borbon (.346/.393/.404 in June) was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a stolen base.

Royce Huffman (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer off starter Jeff Samardzija. The round-tripper was his first in Triple-A ball.

Greg Golson (1/3, BB) and Emerson Frostad (1/3, BB) both singled and walked.

Luis Mendoza fanned two in a perfect ninth inning.

Player of the Game: RHP Bryan Corey
7.0 5 0 0 1 4 0 4.75

AA: Frisco 6 - (@) Midland 7 (12 innings)
L - Strop (0-3)
HR - Moreland (2)
26-34, 7.0 GB

Blake Beavan made his first Double-A start on Monday evening in Midland.

The 20-year-old righty allowed six runs—five earned—on eight hits in 5.1 innings. He struck out six without walking a batter.

At the plate, right fielder Mitch Moreland (.316/.350/.487 in 76 Double-A at-bats) had his best game yet, going 4-for-6 with a home run and two RBIs.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry (.289/.348/.423) singled three times, walked once, and stole his 26th base of the year. He was, however, also caught stealing for the first time all season.

Tim Smith (1/4, 2B, BB) doubled and walked while Chad Tracy (2/5, BB) and Marcus Lemon (2/4, BB) both singled twice.

Reliever Thomas Diamond (2.65 ERA/.230 BAA) pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits, walking none, and striking out three.

Diamond has struggled with his control since returning to Frisco, but he hasn't walked a batter in his last three appearances, spanning 6.1 innings.

Player of the Game: RF Mitch Moreland
6 0 4 0 1 2 0 1 .316

A+: Bakersfield 2 - (@) Lake Elsinore 3
L - Swanson (0-1)
HR - Greene (7), Lawson (7)
29-35, 10.0 GB

Starter Tim Murphy (3.38 ERA/.293 BAA in three June starts) yielded just two runs over seven innings on Monday. He gave up eight hits (seven singles) while walking two and striking out two.

Murphy had trouble with walks early in the season, but he's issued just two in 18.2 innings over his last three starts.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene and second baseman Matt Lawson both went 1-for-3 with a solo home run.

DH Mauro Gomez (1/3, 2B) doubled for the team's other hit.

Player of the Game: LHP Tim Murphy
7.0 8 2 2 2 2 0 7.85

A: Hickory 3 - (@) Greensboro 2 (7 innings/Game 1)
W - Hurley (1-0)

Yoon-Hee Nam actually gave up two runs in four innings in game one on Monday, pushing his ERA all the way up to 0.96. The southpaw did walk just one while striking out eight.

Reliever Trevor Hurley (3.00 ERA/.250 BAA) fanned three batters in three perfect innings.

Erik Morrison (2/3, 2B) and Cody Podraza (1/3, 2B, BB) both doubled. Morrison stole a pair of bases, giving him five on the season.

Player of the Game: RHP Trevor Hurley
3.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.00

A: Hickory 7 - (@) Greensboro 8 (7 innings/Game 2)
L - Hamburger (1-6)
31-32, 7.0 GB

Wilmer Font's struggles continued on Monday, as he surrendered four runs on four hits in 4.1 innings, walking two and striking out four.

Mike Bianucci (2/4, 2B), Erik Morrison (2/3, 2B, BB) and Jared Bolden (2/3, 2B) all doubled.

Shortstop Jake Kaase singled twice in three at-bats.

Player of the Game: 2B Erik Morrison
3 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 .336

DSL: DSL Rangers1 3 - (@) DSL Angels 5
L - Arendell (0-1)
3-10, 5.0 GB

DSL Rangers1 starter Daniel Rodriguez gave up two runs over five innings. He punched out five without walking a batter.

Right fielder Edward Ceballo tripled for the team's only extra-base hit. He was 1-for-4.

First baseman Jairo Valdez singled twice in four at-bats.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - OFF
8-5, 0.5 GU

The DSL Rangers2 were off on Monday.


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