Minor League Roundup - 6/19

The Frisco RoughRiders' pitching was dominant in a doubleheader on Friday, while Zach Phillips gave up just two hits in over six innings for Bakersfield. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 3 - Nashville 14
L - Ramirez (3-6)
30-37


Elizardo Ramirez was knocked around for nine runs on ten hits in just four innings on Friday night.

At the plate, right fielder Greg Golson was 1-for-4 with his eight double and an RBI. He had the team's only extra-base hit.

Joaquin Arias (2/4), Max Ramirez (2/4) and Nate Gold (2/3, BB) all singled twice.

Left-hander Mike Hinckley (2.78 ERA/.281 BAA) pitched three scoreless innings, giving up three hits. He walked one and didn't record a strikeout.

Luis Mendoza's ERA shot up to 5.15 when he coughed up five runs on six hits in just one inning of work.

Player of the Game: DH Nate Gold
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 .256


AA: Frisco 3 - Corpus Christi 0 (7 innings/Game 1)
W - Hyatt (2-4)
SV - Diamond (1)
29-35


Jared Hyatt (4.08 ERA/.254 BAA in June) continued to pitch well since being activated from the disabled list. He tossed six shutout innings, holding Corpus Christi to just two hits. He walked one and struck out a season-high four batters.

Left fielder Tim Smith singled three times in three at-bats, raising his Double-A average to .389. He also stole his fourth base in the Texas League.

John Whittleman (1/2, 2B) doubled.

Thomas Diamond earned the save by striking out one and walking one in a scoreless seventh inning.

Player of the Game: RHP Jared Hyatt
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 0 0 1 4 0 6.48


AA: Frisco 3 - Corpus Christi 1 (7 innings/Game 2)
W - Roark (1-0)
SV - Vaughan (1)
30-35


Tanner Roark (3.72 ERA/.250 BAA in 9.2 Double-A innings) also dominated the Hooks' bats on Friday evening.

Making his longest outing of the season, the 22-year-old Roark surrendered only one run on five hits in six innings, fanning three without issuing a walk.

DH Tim Smith came up with a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning, driving home all three of Frisco's runs.

Second baseman Marcus Lemon singled twice in three at-bats.

Beau Vaughan picked up the save with a scoreless inning in his first Double-A outing of the year.

Player of the Game: RHP Tanner Roark
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 1 1 0 3 1 3.72


A+: Bakersfield 9 - Visalia 0
W - Phillips (2-3)
HR - Greene (8), Butler (7), Rodriguez (1)
32-36


Zach Phillips (1.23 ERA/.123 BAA) allowed just two hits in 6.1 scoreless innings, walking three and striking out five.

Phillips has clearly mastered the California League. He's given up 19 hits in 44 innings this season. In June, he has allowed one earned run (0.50 ERA) on six hits (.098 BAA) in 18 innings.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene was 2-for-4 with a home run and four runs batted in.

Corner outfielders Joey Butler (2/4, HR) and Tim Rodriguez (1/4, HR) also went yard.

Catcher Jose Felix was a perfect 3-for-3 with a base on balls.

Leadoff man Engel Beltre was 2-for-5 with his 12th double of the season. He also stole his 13th base.

Second baseman Matt Lawson had two singles in three at-bats.

Relievers Hector Nelo (1.2 IP) and Glenn Swanson (1 IP) helped complete the shutout.

Player of the Game: LHP Zach Phillips
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.1 2 0 0 3 5 0 1.23


A: Hickory 10 - West Virginia 8
W - Nam (6-1)
HR - Morrison (6), Santana (2)
32-35


Starting pitcher Joe Wieland had a rare bout with wildness on Friday, as he issued four walks in four innings. Wieland also gave up five hits, leading to three runs (two earned).

Erik Morrison (1/4, HR, BB) and Cristian Santana (2/4, HR) both hit three-run homers in the game.

David Paisano (2/5, 2B) and Mike Bianucci (1/2, 2B) both doubled.

Shortstop Leury Garcia singled twice and stole a pair of bases. He also committed four errors, giving him 13 on the year.

Player of the Game: LF Cristian Santana
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 0 1 3 0 2 .184


DSL: DSL Rangers1 8 - DSL Braves 9
L - Rojas (1-2)
3-13


Starting pitcher Aaron Thompson struggled, giving up four runs—three earned—in just one inning pitched.

The offensive plated eight runs on 14 hits.

Leadoff man Miguel Montes De Oca (3/4, 2 2B) and catcher Yefry Castillo (2/4, 2 2B, BB) both doubled twice.

First baseman Jairo Valdez (2/5, 2B) doubled and drove in three runs.

Shortstop Junior Payano raised his average to .283 with three singles in five at-bats. He also walked once.

Reliever Jose Mavare gave up one hit in three shutout innings. He fanned four without issuing a walk.

Player of the Game: CF Miguel Montes De Oca
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 .283


DSL: DSL Rangers2 9 - (@) DSL Angels 7
W - Caraballo (1-0)
SV - De Los Santos (5)
HR - Gomez (1)
12-5


Miguel De Los Santos: Two more innings, six more strikeouts to six batters faced.

His updated line: 11.1 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 5 walks, 30 strikeouts.

Centerfielder Teodoro Martinez (.306/.390/.375) was 3-for-5 wiht a double, three runs batted in, and two stolen bases. He has 17 steals in 16 games.

Catcher Alison Perez (1/3, 2B) and left fielder Esdras Abreu (2/3, 2B, BB) also doubled.

Third baseman Alfredo Chalas was 2-for-2 with two walks.

Cleanup hitter Jhonny Gomez smoked a two-run homer in the third inning. It was his first of the year.

Player of the Game: LHP Miguel De Los Santos
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.79


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