Minor League Roundup - 6/21

Justin Smoak made his first rehab appearance with the AZL Rangers on Sunday, going 3-for-3 with a triple and two home runs. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 2 - Nashville 1
W - Madrigal (2-0)
32-37, 2.5 GB


Neftali Feliz (3.86 ERA/.258 BAA) gave up seven hits in five innings, but he limited Nashville to just one run. The fireballing right-hander walked one while striking out seven.

First baseman Emerson Frostad and catcher Kevin Richardson both went 1-for-3 with a double.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias singled twice in four at-bats.

A.J. Murray (1.2 IP), Clayton Hamilton (1.1 IP) and Warner Madrigal (1 IP) all threw scoreless relief. Madrigal struck out the side in his inning.

Player of the Game: RHP Neftali Feliz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 7 1 1 1 7 0 3.86


AA: Frisco 6 - Corpus Christi 0 (7 innings/Game 1)
W - Jones (2-3)


Dustin Nippert had another solid rehab outing on Sunday, pitching three scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out two. He threw 44 pitches and 30 for strikes.

?Beau Jones followed with an excellent performance, fanning five in 2.1 shutout frames.

Second baseman Marcus Lemon was 3-for-3 with a double and two runs batted in.

Mitch Moreland (2/4, 2B), Craig Gentry (2/4) and Dustin Majewski (2/3) all had two hits.

Majewski returned from the disabled list on Sunday.

Brennan Garr (0.2 IP) and John Bannister (1 IP) closed out the shutout.

Player of the Game: LHP Beau Jones
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.1 3 0 0 0 5 0 4.05


AA: Frisco 0 - Corpus Christi 2 (7 innings/Game 2)
L - Ballard (1-4)
32-36, 5.0 GB


Left-hander Mike Ballard was stuck with the loss, but he pitched a seven-inning complete game, giving up two runs on six hits. He fanned five without issuing a walk.

Offensively, catcher Chris Gradoville singled twice in three at-bats. He was the only Frisco hitter to reach base multiple times.

The RoughRiders were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position in the nightcap, stranding eight runners.

Player of the Game: LHP Mike Ballard
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 6 2 2 0 5 0 4.91


A+: Bakersfield 3 - Visalia 2
W - Brader (1-0)
34-36, 8.0


Kennil Gomez (4.64 ERA/.280 BAA) allowed two runs—one earned—over six innings. He got 13 groundouts and two airouts, walking two and striking out two.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene had a big night, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs batted in.

Ian Gac (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled.

Right fielder Joey Butler singled twice in five trips.

The Bakersfield hitters combined to strike out 16 times in the game.

Reliever Dustin Brader bounced back from a terrible first outing with three hitless innings, walking one and striking out four.

Player of the Game: RHP Dustin Brader
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 0 0 0 1 4 0 10.50


A: Hickory 6 - West Virginia 12
L - Brigham (2-4)
HR - Bianucci (13), West (4)
33-36, 9.5 GB


Martin Perez got the start and pitched two shutout innings, striking out two batters.

Jake Brigham (5.79 ERA/.328 BAA in June) continued his recent struggles, as he allowed eight runs (four earned) on eight hits in just three innings.

Left-hander Yoon-Hee Nam's ERA shot up to 1.62 after he yielded four runs in one inning pitched.

Mike Bianucci (1/4, HR) and Matt West (1/4, HR) both went 1-for-4 with home runs.

Catcher Leonel De Los Santos was 3-for-4 with a double.

Leury Garcia (2/4, 2B), David Paisano (1/5, 2B) and Cristian Santana (2/4, 2B) also doubled.

Neil Ramirez, Matt Nevarez and Fabio Castillo finished out the game with one scoreless inning apiece.

Player of the Game: C Leonel De Los Santos
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 .255


SSA: Spokane 1 - Yakima 0 (10 innings)
W - Zagarac (1-0)
?2-0, 0.0 GU


Matt Thompson's first start of the season was outstanding. The young right-hander tossed five scoreless innings, giving up four hits and walking one. He struck out three.

In Thompson's professional debut last summer, pitching with the AZL Ranger,s he gave up 23 runs (11 earned) in 8.1 innings.

Miguel Alfonzo (3/3, 2 2B, BB) and Vin DiFazio (2/4, 2 2B) both doubled twice.

Lefty reliever Geuris Grullon struck out four in two hitless frames.

Sam Brown (2 IP) and Shane Zagarac (1 IP) closed out the ten-inning shutout.

Player of the Game: RHP Matt Thompson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 0.00


AZL: AZL Rangers 10 - AZL Indians 2
W - Rijo (1-0)
HR - Smoak (1, 2)
1-0, 0.0 GU


Justin Smoak had a rehab appearance with the AZL Rangers on Sunday.

He had an easy time against the young pitching, going 3-for-3 with a triple, two home runs, and four runs batted in.

Starting pitcher Ezequiel Rijo allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter.

Third baseman Ed Koncel (1/4, 2B) doubled for the Rangers' only other hit of the day.

Right fielder Miguel Velazquez singled twice in four at-abts.

Edwin Escobar, Corey Ragsdale, Bobby Wilkins, and Ovispo De Los Santos tossed scoreless innings.

Ragsdale, a former infielder, worked a perfect inning with two strikeouts.

Player of the Game: 1B Justin Smoak
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 3 3 0 2 4 0 0 1.000


DSL: DSL Rangers1 5 - (@) DSL Astros 11
L - Herrera (1-1)
4-14


Miguel Moreno (3/4, 2B, BB) and Carlos Oropeza (3/5, 2B) both singled twice and doubled once.

Right fielder Edward Ceballo singled and tripled.

Player of the Game: 1B Miguel Moreno
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 .185


DSL: DSL Rangers2 2 - DSL Braves 1
W - Stanford (1-0)
SV - Mendoza (2)
13-5


Right-hander Randol Rojas recorded just one strikeout in six innings, but he gave up no runs on three hits, walking none.

Relievers Tim Stanford and Francisco Mendoza both chipped in with scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Randol Rojas
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1.48


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