Minor League Roundup - 7/23

The Frisco RoughRiders put together an all-around effort on Thursday night, getting five strong innings from Kasey Kiker and a home run from Mitch Moreland. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 7 - (@) New Orleans 6 (12 innings)
W - Gordon (6-2)
HR - Davis (4), Boggs (3)
50-47, 1.5 GB


Guillermo Moscoso allowed four runs over seven innings, scattering nine hits. He walked one and struck out four.

First baseman Chris Davis (1/5, HR, BB) and right fielder Brandon Boggs (1/4, HR, 2 BB) both hit home runs.

DH Justin Smoak singled three times in six at-bats.

Leadoff mann Greg Golson was 2-for-6 with two stolen bases, giving him 12 on the season.

Brian Gordon earned the victory after he pitched three shutout innings, surrendering just one hit. He walked one and struck out one.

Player of the Game: RHP Brian Gordon
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.51


AA: Frisco 7 - San Antonio 3
W - Kiker (7-5)
SV - Strop (2)
HR - Moreland (6)
16-10, 3.0 GU


It's not easy to chose a player of the game here, as a handful of players all turned in remarkable performances.

Left-hander Kasey Kiker surrendered just one run on one hit in five innings, walking three and striking out eight.

Over his last six starts, Kiker has posted the following line: 37.0 IP, 22 H, 5 ER (1.22 ERA), 11 BB, 33 K. Pretty dominant.

Right fielder Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and four runs batted in.

Dustin Majewski (4/5, 2B) and Chad Tracy (2/4, 2B) both doubled.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry was 2-for-5 with his fifth triple of the season.

Left-hander Zach Phillips pitched a hitless innings, walking one and striking out one.

Pedro Strop also pitched hitless relief, going 2.1 innings. He, too, walked one and struck out one.

Player of the Game: LHP Kasey Kiker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 1 1 3 8 0 2.74


A+: Bakersfield 1 - High Desert 9 (7 innings/Game 1)
L - Tatusko (3-5)


Ryan Tatusko had a rough start, yielding five runs on six hits in four innings. He fanned four without issuing a walk.

Elio Sarmiento (2/3), Matt Lawson (1/2), Davis Stoneburner (1/3) and Jake Kaase (1/3) combined for Bakersifeld's five hits. All of them were singles.

Tanner Roark fanned one in a scoreless seventh inning.

Player of the Game: C Elio Sarmiento
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .318


A+: Bakersfield 1 - High Desert 5 (7 innings/Game 2)
L - Hyatt (1-1)
13-15, 10.0 GB


Jared Hyatt had another rough start in Bakersfield, as he allowed five runs on nine hits in five innings.

Ian Gac (1/3, 2B), Matt Lawson (1/3), Mauro Gomez (1/2, BB) and Jose Felix (1/3) combined for Bakersfield's four hits in the game.

Ryan Falcon and Evan Reed both pitched scoreless innings in the losing effort.

Player of the Game: DH Ian Gac
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 .233


A: Hickory 8 - Rome 2
W - Ramirez (3-2)
15-11, 1.0 GB


Neil Ramirez continued to be tough to hit on Thursday, as he allowed just one base knock over five innings of work. He gave up zero runs while walking two and striking out two.

Although Ramirez has had his bouts with control this season, he's surrendered just 12 hits over his last 26 innings.

Erik Morrison (2/4, 2B), Doug Hogan (2/4, 2B) and Cristian Santana (1/4, 2B) all doubled once.

Left fielder Jared Bolden singled once and walked once in four trips.

Reliever Tyler Tufts struck out five batters and walked zero in 2.2 scoreless innings.

Matt Nevarez tossed a blank ninth with two strikeouts.

Player of the Game: RHP Neil Ramirez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 4.62


SSA: Spokane 8 - (@) Vancouver 10
L - Gunter (0-2)
HR - DiFazio (6)
12-21, 9.0 GB


The Indians' offense had a big day, but the pitching staff surrendered eight runs in the final three innings to drop a 10-8 decision.

Left fielder Aja Barto (.280/.361/.542) was 3-for-5 with a double and four runs batted in.

Catcher Vin DiFazio (.301/.421/.563) went 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks.

Starting pitcher Keith Campbell pitched two innings, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks.

Relievers Ben Henry (1 IP) and Johnny Gunter (0.2 IP) both coughed up three runs in their outing.

Centerfielder Kyle Road singled twice and walked twice in five plate appearances.

Player of the Game: LF Aja Barto
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 3 1 0 4 0 2 .280


AZL: AZL Rangers - OFF
13-13, 3.0 GB


The AZL Rangers got Thursday off.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 0 - (@) DSL Braves 8 (9 innings/Game 1)
L - Thompson (1-4)


The Rangers were held to no runs on just two hits in game one. The knocks were singles from Edward Ceballo (1/4) and Jose Arias (1/3).

Reliever Hector Herrera struck out four batters over three innings. He yielded one run while giving up two hits and walking zero.

Player of the Game: RHP Hector Herrera
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 2 1 1 0 4 0 3.81


DSL: DSL Rangers1 1 - (@) DSL Braves 7 (7 innings/Game 2)
L - Ramirez (1-2)
11-31, 21.0 GB


Game two didn't go much better for the Rangers1, who were limited to only run on five hits.

Right fielder Edward Ceballo singled twice and stole his fifth base.

Starting pitcher Carlos Ramirez lasted four innings, giving up three runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out one.

Player of the Game: RF Edward Ceballo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246


DSL: DSL Rangers2 5 - DSL Angels 4
W - Mavare (4-2)
SV - Mendoza (7)
32-10, 8.0 GU


Shortstop Oduber Herrera (.265/.380/.420) had a perfect day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two RBIs. Herrera is batting .300 in 17 games this month, walking 10 times versus just nine strikeouts.

Reliever Jose Mavare earned the win after pitching 4.1 scoreless innings, walking one and striking out five.

Francisco Mendoza (1.30 ERA/.206 BAA) fanned four in two shutout frames.

Third baseman Alfredo Chalas was 2-for-4 with his sixth double.

Player of the Game: SS Oduber Herrera
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 4 0 0 2 0 0 .265




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