Minor League Roundup - 7/17

The Oklahoma City RedHawks went into extra innings for the second consecutive day on Friday, and they won for the second consecutive day. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 9 - (@) Round Rock 7 (10 innings)
W - Murray (1-0)
SV - Madrigal (10)
46-45, 1.0 GB


Designated hitter Chris Davis (.395/.455/.684 in 38 Triple-A at-bats) was 3-for-5 with three doubles and a walk. All three of Davis' two-baggers went to the opposite field.

First baseman Justin Smoak continued to break out of his slump on Friday going 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles.

Esteban German (3/5, 2B, BB) doubled one and walked.

Starting pitcher Kris Benson began the game with three scoreless innings, but he yielded seven runs over his next three innings.

Julio Borbon (.302/.370/.392) singled three times and walked once.

Joaquin Arias (2/6) and Emerson Frostad (1/2, 3 BB) both reached multiple times.

The RedHawks bullpen was outstanding, with Mike Hinckley, Neftali Feliz, A.J. Murray, and Warner Madrigal all throwing scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: DH Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 3 0 2 1 1 .395


AA: Frisco 5 - (@) Corpus Christi 6
L - Garr (2-3)
HR - Fox (8), Gentry (7), Whittleman (7)
12-8, 3.0 GU


Third baseman John Whittleman (.236/.368/.388) belted his seventh home run of the month. He also walked twice, giving him 56 walks on the season.

Adam Fox (2/4, HR) and Craig Gentry (2/4, HR) added on with solo home runs.

Starter Mike Ballard allowed four runs—three earned—on nine hits in 5.1 innings, walking two and striking out five.

Player of the Game: 3B John Whittleman
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 .236


A+: Bakersfield 2 - Visalia 6
L - Tatusko (3-4)
12-10, 5.0 GB


Starter Ryan Tatusko gave up four runs in five innings. He allowed five hits, walked three, and fanned four.

Adalberto Flores (3.40 ERA/.248 BAA) helped keep the Blaze in the game by striking out three batters over two shutout frames.

Jonathan Greene (1/4, 2B), Mauro Gomez (1/4, 2B), Joey Butler (1/4, 2B) and Matt Lawson (2/3, 2B) accounted for all five of Bakersfield's hits, five of which were doubles.

Player of the Game: RHP Adalberto Flores
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.40


A: Hickory 6 - (@) Savannah 1
W - Ramirez (2-2)
SV - Pimentel (1)
HR - Morrison (14)
14-7, 1.0 GU


Neil Ramirez turned in his best start of the season, giving up only one run on two hits in six innings. He walked one (and hit two) while striking out four.

First baseman Erik Morrison (.317/.397/.602) was 1-for-3 with a homer, a walk, and three runs batted in.

Matt West (1/4, 2B, BB), Doug Hogan (1/4, 2B, BB), Jared Bolden (1/5, 2B), Miguel Alfonzo (1/5, 2B) and Andres James (3/5, 2B) all doubled once.

Leadoff hitter David Paisano singled twice, walked once, and stole his ninth base of the year.

Carlos Pimentel finished off the game with three shutout innings. He allowed only one hit and struck out five.

Player of the Game: RHP Neil Ramirez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 1 1 1 4 1 5.34


SSA: Spokane 12 - Tri-City 8
W - Zegarac (2-0)
HR - Prince (2)
10-17, 8.0 GB


Matt Thompson struggled a bit, allowing five runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings. He fanned five without walking a batter.

Left fielder Jared Prince (.284/.377/.448) was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and three runs batted in.

Vin DiFazio (1/4, 2B, BB), Zach Zaneski (2/4, 2B) and Denny Duron (2/4, 2B) all doubled.

Reliever Shane Zegarac didn't allow a hit in 1.2 scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: LF Jared Prince
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 3 2 0 1 3 1 0 .284


AZL: AZL Rangers 3 - (@) AZL Athletics 8
L - Wilkins (2-1)
11-11, 3.0 GB


Richard Alvarez (4.85 ERA/.275 BAA) pitched a career-high five innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He walked one and struck out three.

Left fielder Ed Koncel was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.

Carlos Dominguez (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled.

Catcher Tomas Telis (.347/.346/.440) singled three times in four at-bats.

Telis has hit safely in 14 consecutive games and in 18 of his 19 appearances with the AZL Rangers this season.

Third baseman Emmanuel Solis was hitless in four at-bats. He is now 0-for-11 since returning to Arizona.

Bobby Wilkins allowed two runs on two hits in three innings. He struck out without issuing a free pass.

Player of the Game: LF Ed Koncel
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 .230


DSL: DSL Rangers1 5 - DSL Astros 3
W - Rojas (3-4)
SV - Ramirez (1)
10-28, 17.5 GB


Starting pitcher Jonathan Rojas earned the victory after he gave up three runs (two earned) over six innings.

Alexi Ogando (2 IP) and Carlos Ramirez (1 IP) pitched scoreless relief. Ogando fanned three while Ramirez struck out two.

First baseman Jairo Valdez was 2-for-3 with a base on balls.

Junior Payano (1/3, BB), Miguel Moreno (1/2, 2 BB) and Jose Arias (2/4) all reached base multiple times.

Player of the Game: RHP Jonathan Rojas
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 3 2 3 5 0 3.77


DSL: DSL Rangers2 - (@) DSL Braves
27-10, 6.0 GU


A game was supposed to be played, but the box score was never posted.



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