Minor League Roundup - 7/19

On the whole, Sunday was a rough day for all of the Rangers' affiliates, but there were some bright spots, like Mitch Moreland's 2-for-4 performance. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 4 - (@) Round Rock 7
L - Mendoza (2-4)
46-47, 3.0 GB


Luis Mendoza had a bit of a rough outing, allowing five runs on nine hits and five walks in three innings. He struck out five.

Leadoff hitter Julio Borbon (.307/.373/.395) singled three times in four at-bats.

Esteban German (2/3) and Emerson Frostad (2/4) both singled twice.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo singled once and walked once.

Releiver Bryan Corey fanned four in three shutout frames.

Player of the Game: CF Julio Borbon
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .307


AA: Frisco 9 - (@) Corpus Christi 6
W - Kirkman (3-4)
SV - Diaz (8)
HR - Tracy (16), Moreland (5)
14-8, 3.0 GU


Starter Michael Kirkman earned the victory after giving up five runs over six innings. He gave up just three hits but walked five.

Right fielder Mitch Moreland (.327/.385/.482) was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, a walk, and five runs batted in. His homer to right field was a no-doubter, which is very rare at Whataburger Field.

Chad Tracy was 1-for-5 with a solo homer, his seventh round-tripper of the month.

Dustin Majewski and John Whittleman both went 0-for-2 with three walks.

Closer Jumbo Diaz earned his eighth save with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning.

Player of the Game: RF Mitch Moreland
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 1 5 1 0 .327


A+: Bakersfield 5 - (@) San Jose 14
L - Murphy (6-8)
HR - Bianucci (1), Sarmiento (1)
13-11, 6.0 GB


Tim Murphy's ERA got up to 7.61 after he gave up nine runs on ten hits in just three innings.

Right fielder Mike Bianucci broke out of his High-A slump by going 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run.

Catcher Elio Sarmiento (.311/.384/.393), who is quietly putting together a solid season, belted a two-run homer.

Mauro Gomez (1/4, 3B) tripled while Joey Butler (2/4, 2B) doubled.

Left fielder and third baseman Jonathan Greene singled twice in four at-bats.

Lefty Ryan Falcon (2.36 ERA/.247 BAA) fanned three in two shutout frames.

Player of the Game: RF Mike Bianucci
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 .196


A: Hickory 2 - (@) Savannah 11
L - Wieland (2-2)
HR - Morrison (15)
14-9, 0.0 GU


Starter Joe Wieland was pummeled for nine runs (seven earned) in just two innings of work. In his career-worst start, Wieland allowed nine hits, walked one, and struck out two.

First baseman Erik Morrison (.319/.401/.614) was 2-for-2 with a double and a solo home run, his 15th of the season.

Michael Hollander (1/3, BB) and Andres James (1/3) had Hickory's other two hits.

Player of the Game: 1B Erik Morrison
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 .319


SSA: Spokane 2 - Everett 8
L - Hurley (1-2)
11-18, 8.0 GB


Not much went well for the Indians either.

Starter Trevor Hurley gave up six runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings.

Second baseman Danny Lima (.309/.338/.353) singled three times in four at-bats.

Miguel Velazquez (2/4) and Edward Martinez (2/4) both singled twice.

Third baseman Tom Mendonca belted his fourth double of the season.

Player of the Game: 2B Danny Lima
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 .309


AZL: AZL Rangers 9 - (@) AZL Brewers 6
W - Yan (2-0)
SV - Arrendell (2)
12-11, 2.0 GB


Starter Edwin Escobar struggled a bit, surrendering five runs (three earned) over 4.2 innings. He walked two and struck out just one.

The quickly improving Johan Yan allowed one run in 2.1 innings, fanning two and walking none. Over his last three outings, Yan has posted the following line: 6.1 ip, 3 h, 1 r, 2 bb, 8 k.

Second baseman Edwin Garcia was 2-for-5 with a double and a triple.

Ed Koncel (1/4, 2B, BB), Emmanuel Solis (2/5, 2B) and Kelvin Torres (1/4, 2B) all doubled.

DH Taylor Vail singled three times and walked once in five trips to the plate.

Guillermo Pimentel (2/4) and Edward Alfonzo (2/3, BB) both singled twice.

Relievers Jose Monegro and Kelvin Arrendell tossed scoreless innings to finish off the game.

Player of the Game: RF Guillermo Pimentel
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 .288


DSL: DSL Rangers1 - OFF
11-28, 17.5 GB


The DSL took Sunday off to play its All-Star Game.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - OFF
28-10, 6.5 GU




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