Minor League Roundup - 7/9

There was a lot going on in the system on Thursday, as the Rangers' affiliates combined to go an impressive 6-1. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 6 - Iowa 5
W - Feliz (4-5)
HR - Davis (1)
42-43, 1.5 GB


Starting pitcher Luis Mendoza (4.29 ERA/.298 BAA) allowed just an unearned run in four innings. He scattered five hits and walked three without getting a strikeout, but he also posted an 11:1 groundout-to-flyout ratio.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo (.236/.311/.322) was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double. He had been 0-for-19 over his previous six games.

Royce Huffman (2/4, 2B, BB) and Greg Golson (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled.

Third baseman Chris Davis was 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk, and three strikeouts.

Justin Smoak was 0-for-3 with a free pass. He's just 1-for-16 in his young Triple-A career.

Orlando Hernandez and Neftali Feliz both worked hitless innings at the back end of the game.

Player of the Game: 2B Jose Vallejo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 .236


AA: Frisco 10 - Springfield 4
W - Beavan (1-2)
HR - Tracy (13), Fox (6, 7)
8-5, 1.0 GU


Third baseman Adam Fox (.229/.290/.383) was 3-for-4 with a walk and a pair of home runs. He's got three home runs in his last two starts.

First baseman Chad Tracy (1/5, HR) also went yard.

Craig Gentry (2/4, 2B, BB), Tim Smith (1/5, 2B), John Whittleman (2/5, 2B) and Manny Pina (1/5, 2B) all doubled.

Shortstop Guilder Rodriguez singled once and walked twice.

Starter Blake Beavan earned his first Double-A victory after he gave up four runs on eight hits in five innings. He didn't walk a batter and didn't record a strikeout.

Relievers Zach Phillips (2 IP), Jose Diaz (1 IP) and Beau Vaughan (1 IP) combined to retire all 12 batters they faced in four innings.

Player of the Game: 3B Adam Fox
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 3 3 0 2 2 1 0 .229


A+: Bakersfield 6 - Modesto 4
W - Roark (2-0)
SV - Reed (13)
HR - Gomez (14, 15)
9-6, 3.0 GB


Tanner Roark went 6.2 innings, striking out a career-high 11 batters on Thursday. He allowed three runs on four hits, walking just one.

Mauro Gomez (.272/.326/.517) was 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs.

Ian Gac (1/3, 2B) and Jake Kaase (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Leadoff man Engel Beltre singled twice and stole his 15th base of the season.

Evan Reed (2.03 ERA/.232 BAA) struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning, picking up his 13th save.

Player of the Game: RHP Tanner Roark
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.2 4 3 3 1 11 1 2.72


A: Hickory 6 - Lake County 0
W - Font (5-1)
HR - Hogan (9), Santana (7)
8-6, 2.0 GB


Wilmer Font (3.61 ERA/.236 BAA) was excellent on THursday, yielding just one hit in five scoreless innings. He fanned four and walked one.

Cristian Santana (1/2, HR, BB) and Doug Hogan (1/4, HR) both hit home runs.

Leadoff man David Paisano singled twice in four trips.

Right-hander Tyler Tufts (2.22 ERA/.265 BAA) struck out five batters in three scoreless innings.

Matt Nevarez fanned two in a shutout frame to close out the game.

Player of the Game: RHP Wilmer Font
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 0 0 1 4 0 3.61


SSA: Spokane 2 - (@) Eugene 3
L - Matlock (0-3)
8-12, 5.0 GB


Braden Tullis (3.31 ERA/.243 BAA) went four shutout innings, allowing one run on four hits. He walked one and fanned four.

Outfielders Cody Podraza (1/3) and Kyle Rhoad (1/3) knocked in the Indians' two runs.

Justin King punched out four in two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and walking three.

Closer Chris Matlock suffered the loss after he yielded one run on a hit and three walks in just one-third of an inning.

Player of the Game: RHP Braden Tullis
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 3.31


AZL: AZL Rangers 9 - (@) AZL Royals 1
W - Wilkins (2-0)
HR - Koncel (3, 4)
8-7, 1.0 GB


Ed Koncel (.188/.255/.479) is batting just .188, but he belted two home runs and singled once, knocking home four runs. He has four round-trippers in his last four games.

Starting pitcher Bobby Wilkins (0.54 ERA/.224 BAA) allowed one run over five strong innings. He scattered five hits and fanned four without walking a batter.

Ovispo De Los Santos (2.16 ERA/.154 BAA) came on in relief and hurled three hitless innings, striking out two.

Shortstop Edwin Garcia was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple.

Tayor Vail (1/5, 2B) and Tomas Telis (2/4, 2B) also doubled.

Centerfielder Guillermo Pimentel was a perfect 3-for-3, raising his average to .293.

Player of the Game: 3B Ed Koncel
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 0 2 4 0 1 .188


DSL: DSL Rangers1 6 - DSL Angels 5 (12 innings)
W - Alvarez (1-1)
9-23, 14.5 GB


Starter Pedro Tirado yielded just one hit and one run in four innings of work.

Junior Payano (1/5, 2B, BB), Johan Santa (1/4, 2B) and Luis Cabrera (1/1, 2B) all doubled.

Left fielder Luis Villegas had two singles in six at-bats.

Player of the Game: LHP Pedro Tirado
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 1 1 1 2 2 0 3.98


DSL: DSL Rangers2 - OFF
23-8, 6.0 GU


The DSL Rangers2 didn't play on Thursday.

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