Minor League Roundup - 7/22

The Frisco RoughRiders lost a hard-fought pitcher's duel on Wednesday, while the AZL Rangers battled back for a ninth-inning victory. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 5 - (@) New Orleans 1
W - Benson (1-1)
49-47, 1.5 GB


Starting pitcher Kris Benson turned in his best outing since going back to Oklahoma City. The right-hander allowed one run on four hits in six innings, walking three and striking out five.

Casey Benjamin (2/4, 2B), Emerson Frostad (1/4, 2B) and Brandon Boggs (1/4, 2B) all doubled once.

Esteban German and Chris Davis both went 2-for-4 with a walk. German stole two bases, giving him 30 on the season.

Making his return to Triple-A, reliever Beau Vaughan tossed two perfect innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Kris Benson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 1 1 3 5 1 6.19


AA: Frisco 0 - San Antonio 1
L - Harrison (0-1)
15-10, 2.0 GU


The RoughRiders and Missions played an old-fashioned pitcher's duel on Wednesday night, combining for just one run.

Making his first rehab appearance, lefty Matt Harrison threw 34 pitches (23 strikes) in two innings, allowing one run on three hits. He struck out one and didn't walk a batter.

Mike Ballard came out of his slump with seven shutout frames. He gave up four hits while walking one and fanning seven.

Mitch Moreland (1/4, 2B) and Dustin Majewski (1/4) had Frisco's two hits.

Player of the Game: LHP Mike Ballard
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 4.54


A+: Bakersfield - High Desert - PPD (Flooded clubhouse)
13-13, 8.5 GB


You couldn't make this up. Bakersfield's game on Wednesday night was postponed because the home clubhouse flooded. It didn't rain in Bakersfield on Wednesday. They'll play a doubleheader on Thursday.

A: Hickory 2 - Rome 6
L - Castillo (1-4)
HR - Morrison (16)
14-11, 1.0 GB


The sputtering Crawdads offense continued to struggle on Wednesday, as they plated just two runs on five hits.

First baseman Erik Morrison helped provide both of the runs with a solo home run and a sacrifice fly in four trips.

David Paisano (1/4, 2B), Cristian Santana (1/3), Eric Fry (1/3) and Leury Garcia (1/3) had the other knocks.

Young southpaw Martin Perez pitched exactly five innings for his fifth consecutive outing. He surrendered two runs (one earned) on six hits, walking one and striking out four.

Player of the Game: LHP Martin Perez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 6 2 1 1 4 0 2.50


SSA: Spokane 3 - Everett 8
L - Thompson (1-3)
HR - Velazquez (3), Mendonca (2)
12-20, 8.0 GB


Tom Mendonca (.257/.316/.443) appears to be breaking out of his slump. The slugging third baseman was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and two RBIs on Wednesday. He has collected multiple hits in three of his last four contests.

Starter Matt Thompson gave up four runs—three earned—in 5.2 innings. The Burleson native allowed eight hits, walked one, and punched out four.

Centerfielder Miguel Velazquez (.270/.309/.444) hit a solo home run and walked.

Right fielder Jared Prince singled twice in four at-bats.

Sidewinding reliever Chris Matlock walked one and struck out one in 1.2 hitless, scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: 3B Tom Mendonca
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 .257


AZL: AZL Rangers 6 - (@) AZL Royals 5
W - De Los Santos (2-2)
13-13, 3.0 GB


The AZL Rangers rallied back for three runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the AZL Royals.

Starting pitcher Richard Alvarez yielded one run over three innings, walking three and allowing two hits. He fanned three.

Right fielder Santo De Jesus was 2-for-2 with a double and two runs batted in.

Edwin Garcia (2/5), Michael Ortiz (2/4) and Braxton Lane (2/4) all singled twice.

Reliever Ovispo De Los Santos earned the victory after giving up one run in three innings. De Los Santos scattered five hits and struck out one.

Player of the Game: RF Santo De Jesus
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 .292


DSL: DSL Rangers1 - (@) DSL Astros - PPD (Rain)
11-29, 19.5 GB


The Rangers and Astros were washed out on Wednesday.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 5 - DSL Braves 3
W - Rojas (6-0)
SV - De Los Santos (9)
31-10, 8.5 GU


Randol Rojas limited the DSL Braves to just one hit in six scoreless innings, walking zero and striking out two. In 51.1 innings in the DSL this season, the 18-year-old Rojas has two walks and 35 strikeouts.

Third baseman Alfredo Chalas was 1-for-4 with his third triple of the season.

Jhonny Gomez (2/3, 2B, BB) and Oduber Herrera (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Second baseman Santiago Chirino singled twice and stole his 13th base in 17 attempts.

Miguel De Los Santos earned his ninth save by striking out three in two hitless, scoreless innings. He walked one.

Player of the Game: RHP Randol Rojas
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.88




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