Minor League Roundup - 6/17

DSL Rangers2 centerfielder Teodoro Martinez had four hits and six stolen bases on Wednesday afternoon. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 4 - Iowa 5 (11 innings)
L - Hinckley (0-1)
29-36, 2.5 GB


Starting pitcher Tommy Hunter got 12 groundouts versus just one airout on Wednesday afternoon, but he also surrendered six hits and issued five walks in six innings. All that led to three runs allowed.

Reliever Clayton Hamilton struck out two in a scoreless inning.

Right-hander Willie Eyre began his rehab assignment by allowing one run on two hits and a walk in one frame.

Luis Mendoza walked two in two shutout frames.

Third baseman Esteban German (.304/.423/.401) was 3-for-5 wiht a double, a triple, a walk, and two runs batted in.

Julio Borbon (.302/.358/.370) singled twice in six at-bats.

Catcher Emerson Frostad (.327/.450/.510 in June) had two singles and a walk.

?After drawing just 37 walks in 342 at-bats last season, Frostad has worked 11 free passes in 14 games this month.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo singled once and walked twice.

Player of the Game: 3B Esteban German
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 3 1 0 2 1 1 .304


AA: Frisco 0 - (@) Midland 2
L - Kirkman (1-3)
27-35, 7.0 GB


Michael Kirkman (3.90 ERA/.271 BAA in 30 Double-A innings) had his best start since being promoted to Frisco. The left-hander surrendered just two runs—one earned—on two hits in seven innings. He walked two and struck out six.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry singled twice in four at-bats, raising his batting average to .290.

Third baseman John Whittleman (1/4, 2B) doubled for the team's only extra-base knock.

Mitch Moreland singled once and walked once.

Player of the Game: LHP Michael Kirkman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 2 2 1 2 6 0 3.90


A+: Bakersfield 3 - (@) Lake Elsinore 2
W - Bleier (4-4)
SV - Reed (7)
30-36, 9.0 GB


Richard Bleier (4.70 ERA/.245 BAA) allowed two runs over seven innings. He gave up five hits and fanned six without walking a hitter.

Bleier has pitched at least seven innings in five of his eight High-A starts.

Leadoff hitter Davis Stoneburner was 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, and two RBI.

Ian Gac (1/4, 2B) and Elio Sarmiento (3/3, 2B, BB) both doubled.

Relievers Ryan Falcon (1.62 ERA) and Evan Reed (1.90 ERA) both hurled scoreless innings to finish off the victory.

Player of the Game: LHP Richard Bleier
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 5 2 2 0 6 0 4.70


A: Hickory 1 - (@) Greensboro 9
L - Pimentel (3-4)
HR - Bianucci (12)
31-34, 8.5 GB


Mike Bianucci (.344/.408/.632) was the lone bright spot of the game for the Crawdads. He was 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks.

Bianucci now has 34 extra-base hits in 58 games this season.

Starter Carlos Pimentel was knocked around for six runs in four innings of work.

Neil Ramirez didn't fare any better. He allowed three runs on three hits and three walks in just 1.2 frames. Ramirez fanned two.

Right-hander Mark Hamburger (4.45 ERA/.276 BAA) kept Greensboro off the board for the final 2.1 innings, striking out one.

Player of the Game: RF Mike Bianucci
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 .344


DSL: DSL Rangers1 7 - DSL Rangers2 10
L - De Jesus (0-3)
HR - Ceballo (1)
3-12, 7.0 GB


Left-handed hitting outfielder Edward Ceballo led the offensive charge, going 3-for-5 with a triple and a home run.

Jairo Valdez (2/5, 2B) and Robert Morillo (2/5, 2B) both doubled.

Starting pitcher Jorge De Jesus gave up five earned runs on three hits and three walks in just two-thirds of an inning. His ERA was raised to 43.20.

Player of the Game: RF Edward Ceballo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 3 3 0 1 2 0 0 .269


DSL: DSL Rangers2 10 - (@) DSL Rangers1 7
W - Mendoza (1-1)
HR - Perez (4)
10-5, 1.0 GU


Leadoff hitter Teodoro Martinez (.302/.389/.365) was 4-for-6 with a triple and two runs batted in. He stole six bases in the game, giving him 15 in 16 attempts this season.

Catcher Alison Perez (.349/.404/.721) went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and a walk. He has four doubles and four home runs in ten games.

Jhonny Gomez doubled once and singled once in five at-bats.

Player of the Game: CF Teodoro Martinez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
6 2 4 0 0 2 0 0 .302


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