Minor League Roundup - 7/7

The Frisco RoughRiders kept streaking on Tuesday, winning behind more solid hitting and excellent pitching. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 12 - Omaha 2
W - Ramirez (5-7)
41-43, 2.0 GB


After laying dormant for a couple of days, the RedHawks offense went off on Tuesday. Three players had at least three hits.

Chris Davis played third base and went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, and a walk. He has yet to strike out in eight Triple-A at-bats.

Centerfielder Greg Golson (.275/.324/.368) was 4-for-5 with his sixth triple of the season.

Esteban German (2/4, 3B) also tripled. It was his fourth of the year.

Joaquin Arias broke out of his slump with four singles and three RBIs in five at-bats.

Casey Benjamin (1/2, 3 BB) and Steve Murphy (0/1, 2 BB) both walked multiple times.

Starting pitcher Elizardo Ramirez surrendered two solo homers in six innings, accounting for both of his runs allowed. He gave up four total hits and fanned three without walking a batter.

Orlando Hernandez, A.J. Murray and Neftali Feliz all closed it out with scoreless innings. Feliz struck out the side in his frame, reaching 101 mph on the radar gun.

Player of the Game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 .500


AA: Frisco 8 - (@) Arkansas 2
W - Kirkman (2-4)
HR - Gentry (6), Whittleman (4)
7-5, 1.0 GU


Starting pitcher Michael Kirkman yielded only two hits—both singles—in six scoreless innings on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out five.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry led off the game with a solo home run off hard-throwing Angels prospect Jordan Walden. He added a single and a stolen base later in the contest.

In all, the RoughRiders tagged Walden for seven runs in 3.2 innings.

John Whittleman (1/4, HR, BB) went yard for the third consecutive game. All four of his homers on the season have come since July 4.

Chad Tracy (3/5, 2 2B) doubled twice while backstop Manny Pina (2/4, 2B, BB) hit his ninth two-bagger.

Dustin Majewski singled twice and walked once.

Relief pitchers Brennan Garr and Thomas Diamond both threw scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: LHP Michael Kirkman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 0 0 1 5 0 3.80


A+: Bakersfield 8 - Modesto 7 (13 innings)
W - Falcon (2-1)
HR - Gac (14), Kaase (1)
7-6, 3.0 GB


Starting pitcher Jared Hyatt struck out seven batters in four innings, but he was shelled for seven runs on eight hits.

The Bakersfield bullpen did a fine job, pitching nine scoreless innings and allowing the offense to get back in the game.

Third baseman Jake Kaase (1/3, HR, BB) and DH Ian Gac (2/6, HR) both had a home run and two runs batted in.

Playing in his first Cal League game, left fielder Mike Bianucci singled twice in six at-bats, driving home two runs.

Engel Beltre (2/7) also singled twice while Matt Lawson (2/6, 2B) singled and doubled.

Left-handers Glenn Swanson and Beau Jones both threw four scoreless innings of relief. Swanson fanned two while Jone sstruck out five.

Another southpaw, Ryan Falcon, worked a scoreless 13th inning to earn his second victory of the season.

Player of the Game: LHP Glenn Swanson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.12


A: Hickory 7 - Hagerstown 12
L - Boscan (4-4)
HR - Morrison (10)
7-5, 1.0 GB


The Suns tagged Wilfredo Boscan for seven runs (five earned) on nine hits in 4.2 innings on Tuesday.

Yoon-Hee Nam, who was outstanding early in the season, coughed up five earned runs in just 2.1 frames. His ERA has skyrocketed to 2.34.

First baseman Erik Morrison was 2-for-5 with a home run, his tenth of the season. Second baseman Michael Hollander singled twice in five at-bats.

Leury Garcia (1/2, 2 BB) walked twice.

Pitching in his first game in a full-season league, right-hander Corey Ragsdale tossed two hitless innings, walking one and striking out three.

Player of the Game: RHP Corey Ragsdale
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00


SSA: Spokane 4 - Vancouver 6
L - Henry (0-1)
HR - Barto (4), DiFazio (4)
?7-11, 6.0 GB


Ben Henry worked scoreless innings in the first and second, but he surrendered six runs in the third stanza. In all, Henry allowed those six runs on six hits in three innings.

Left fielder Aja Barto (1/4, HR) and catcher Vin DiFazio (1/3, HR, BB) hit back-to-back solo home runs in the sixth inning.

Second baseman Danny Lima was 3-for-4 with two doubles.

Jason Ogata (1/4, 2B) also doubled.

Third baseman Emmanuel Solis was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. He is 6-for-43 with three doubles, one home run, and 19 strikeouts.

Reliever Joseph Ortiz yielded one hit and one walk in three scoreless innings. He fanned three.

Keith Campbell (1 IP) and Johnny Gunter (2 IP) combined for three innings of scoreless relief.

Player of the Game: LHP Joseph Ortiz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.86


AZL: AZL Rangers 2 - (@) AZL Dodgers 3
L - Escobar (0-1)
7-7, 2.0 GB


Left-hander Edwin Escobar gave up three runs in four innings, striking out seven.

DH Tomas Telis was 2-for-4 with a double, his third of the season.

Michael Ortiz, Guillermo Pimentel, and Edwin Garcia all went 1-for-3 with a walk.

Righty Kelvin Arrendell finished the game with three scoreless frames. He gave up three hits while walking one and striking out three.

Player of the Game: RHP Kelvin Arrendell
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 0.00


DSL: DSL Rangers1 2 - DSL Rays 0
W - Mavare (2-1)
SV - Ogando (2)
8-22, 15.0 GB


Starter Jose Mavare (1.69 ERA/.220 BAA) was outstanding, hurling seven shutout innings against the DSL Rays. He scattered five hits while walking one and striking out four.

Fireballing righty Alexi Ogando finished off the game by striking out all six batters he faced in two innings. The 25-year-old Ogando has 11 strikeouts and no walks in 5.2 innings this season.

Catcher Gilberto Guarucano (.326/.380/.442) accounted for both of the Rangers' hits. He singled twice in three at-bats.

Player of the Game: RHP Alexi Ogando
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.00


DSL: DSL Rangers2 6 - (@) DSL Yankees1 3
W - Stanford (2-0)
SV - De Los Santos (6)
23-7, 7.0 GU


The Rangers2 conquered the ultra-talented DSL Yankees squad on Tuesday.

First baseman Jhonny Gomez raised his average to .330 by going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, and two runs batted in.

Corner outfielders Esdras Abreu (2/3, BB) and Hector Martinez (2/4) both singled twice.

Reliever Tim Stanford earned the victory with two scoreless innings.

Southpaw Miguel De Los Santos was dominant, as usual, fanning six batters in three hitless frames to pick up his sixth save.

Player of the Game: LHP Miguel De Los Santos
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0.46


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