Minor League Roundup - 7/24

Friday night was exactly full of star-studded performances for the Rangers' minor league affiliates, but Hickory pitcher Cody Eppley chipped in with four shutout innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 9 - Nashville 5
W - Mendoza (3-4)
51-47, 1.5 GB


Luis Mendoza (4.55 ERA/.307 BAA) lasted eight innings on Friday night, giving up five runs, just two of which were earned. He gave up seven hits while walking two and striking out four.

Third baseman Esteban German (.325/.424/.426) was 3-for-5 with his fifth triple of the season.

Joaquin Arias (2/5, 2B) and Brandon Boggs (1/4, 2B, BB) both doubled.

Julio Borbon (2/4, BB) and Royce Huffman (2/5) singled twice. Borbon drove home three runs.

Closer Warner Madrigal fanned one in a scoreless ninth inning.

Player of the Game: RHP Luis Mendoza
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
8.0 7 5 2 2 4 0 4.55


AA: Frisco 3 - (@) Corpus Christi 10
L - Kirkman (3-5)
16-11, 3.0 GU


Starter Michael Kirkman was shelled for seven runs—four earned—in just two-plus innings. He gave up eight hits and walked three without recording a strikeout.

Right fielder Mitch Moreland went 1-for-4 with a double, his 16th at the Double-A level.

John Whittleman (2/4), Adam Fox (1/3) and Manny Pina (1/3) combined for Frisco's other four hits.

Craig Gentry and Dustin Majewski both walked twice.

Reliever Thomas Diamond surrendered one run in three innings, striking out three.

Lefty Corey Young's second Double-A outing was much better than his first. He fanned one in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and walking one.

Player of the Game: RHP Thomas Diamond
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 4 1 1 1 3 0 2.94


A+: Bakersfield 5 - High Desert 1
W - Murphy (7-8)
14-15, 10.0 GB


Just when it seems like Tim Murphy is in a tailspin, he turns in a phenomenal outing. That was the case once again on Friday, when he shut High Desert out for six innings. The lefty allowed just five hits and fanned five without issuing a walk.

Left fielder Mike Bianucci was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.

Davis Stoneburner (2/4, 2B), Tim Rodriguez (1/3, 2B), Elio Sarmiento (1/3, 2B), Jonathan Greene (1/4, 2B) and Mauro Gomez (1/4, 2B) all doubled.

In all, the Blaze hit seven doubles in the game.

Relievers Beau Jones (1.2 IP) and Tanner Roark (1 IP) both struck out three batters in their outings.

Since returning to Bakersfield, Jones has walked one and fanned 20 in 12.2 innings.

Player of the Game: LHP Tim Murphy
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 7.10


A: Hickory 2 - Rome 4
L - Boscan (4-6)
15-12, 2.0 GB


Wilfredo Boscan allowed four runs (three earned) over five innings pitched on Friday. He walked one and struck out three.

Catcher Doug Hogan blasted a solo home run, his 14th of the season.

Jared Bolden (1/3, 3B, BB) tripled and walked.

Erik Morrison (1/4) had Hickory's only other hit of the game.

Sidearming reliever Cody Eppley struck out three in four shutout frames, giving up only one hit. Eppley's earned-run average dropped to 2.85.

Player of the Game: RHP Cody Eppley
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.85


SSA: Spokane 6 - (@) Vancouver 7
L - Bermudez (1-2)
12-22, 10.0 GB


Starting pitcher Trevor Hurley allowed three unearned runs on four hits over six innings. He struck out four without walking a batter.

Andrew Doyle pitched a perfect seventh inning, recording one strikeout.

Kyle Rhoad continued to heat up, going 3-for-5 with a base on balls, raising his average to .283. He also stole two bases, giving him six on the season.

Danny Lima (4/5) singled four times while Jason Ogata (3/4, BB) ahd three singles.

Player of the Game: CF Kyle Rhoad
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 .283


AZL: AZL Rangers 1 - (@) AZL Indians 5
L - Escobar (0-2)
13-13, 3.0 GB


Infielders Michael Ortiz and Alex Gonzalez both singled three times in four at-bats.

Shortstop Edwin Garcia was 2-for-4 with his ninth double.

Edwin Escobar scattered eight hits through four innings, allowing three runs. He fanned four without walking a batter.

Brock Piper, Johan Yan, and Jorge Quintero all tossed scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: 1B Michael Ortiz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .321


DSL: DSL Rangers1 7 - (@) DSL Rangers2 9
L - Aguasvivas (0-1)
11-32, 22.0 GB


Miguel Moreno led the way offensively with three singles in five at-bats.

Miguel Montes De Oca (2/4, BB) and Carlos Oropeza (2/5) both singled twice.

Second baseman Johan Santa doubled for the team's only extra-base hit.

Player of the Game: C-1B Miguel Moreno
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 .202


DSL: DSL Rangers2 9 - DSL Rangers1 7
W - Rojas (4-4)
33-10, 8.5 GU


Starter Jonathan Rojas yielded three runs (two earned) in five innings. He allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out six.

Yefry Castillo (2/4, 2B), Oswaldo Pirela (1/4, 2B, BB) and Esdras Abreu (2/4, 2B) all doubled.

Red-hit second baseman Oduber Herrera singed three times in four at-bats and stole his 15th base.

Third baseman Robert Morillo also had three base hits.

Tim Stanford (2 IP) and Pepe Sibid (1 IP) both hurled scoreless relief.

Player of the Game: RHP Jonathan Rojas
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 6 3 2 1 6 0 3.75




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