Minor League Roundup - 8/2

Martin Perez turned in an outstanding effort for the Hickory Crawdads on Sunday while Frisco had another extra-inning battle in San Antonio. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 3 - Round Rock 5
L - Benson (2-2)
HR - Huffman (5), Golson (2)
54-53, 5.0 GB


Kris Benson threw 116 pitches and lasted 7.1 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits. He walked two and struck out six.

Right fielder Royce Huffman was 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run, his fifth of the year.

Centerfielder Greg Golson belted his second round-tripper of the season in the seventh inning.

Brandon Boggs (2/3) singled twice while Julio Borbon (1/3, BB) singled once and walked once.

Chris Davis doubled and walked.

Willie Eyre chipped in with 1.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, giving up one hit.

Player of the Game: DH Royce Huffman
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 .289


AA: Frisco 5 - (@) San Antonio 6 (11 innings)
L - Bannister (3-3)
HR - Moreland (7)
20-16, 0.0 GU


Starting pitcher Kasey Kiker had perhaps the worst outing of his professional career, giving up five runs (three earned) on three hits and three walks in just two-thirds of an inning.

The Frisco bullpen did a fantastic job of holding the Missions scoreless until the bottom of the 11th inning.

Brennan Garr pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, walking one and striking out two.

Pedro Strop didn't get a strikeout in three innings, but he also kept San Antonio off the scoreboard.

Left-hander Zach Phillips tossed three shutout frames, giving up one hit, walking three, and striking out four.

Garr, Strop, and Phillips all threw at least 47 pitches in their outings, so they were stretched out far more than they're used to.

Right fielder Mitch Moreland (.327/.375/.492) was 4-for-5 with a double and a home run. His homer was a game-tying shot with two outs in the top of the ninth inning.

Adam Fox was 1-for-5 with his ninth double of the year.

Third baseman John Whittleman singled twice and drove home a run.

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


A+: Bakersfield 3 - (@) Visalia 6
L - Miller (0-1)
HR - Gomez (18), Paisano (1)
17-21, 11.0 GB


Tanner Roark got the spot-start for the injured Jared Hyatt on Sunday, and he gave up three runs over four innings pitched.

Making his first appearance with the Blaze, righty Justin Miller walked three and gave up four hits in 1.1 innings, leading to three runs.

Joey Butler (.280/.345/.412) was 3-for-3 with a double and a walk. The University of New Orleans product now has 17 hits over his last seven games.

Mauro Gomez (2/4, HR) and David Paisano (1/4, HR, BB) both homered.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene went 2-for-4 with a double and a base on balls.

Ryan Falcon (1.2 IP) and Jorge Quintero (1 IP) both worked in scoreless relief.

Player of the Game: DH Mauro Gomez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 2 0 2 .273


A: Hickory 3 - (@) Lakewood 2
W - Ragsdale (1-0)
SV - Eppley (4)
20-15, 1.0 GB


Martin Perez pitched—yep, you guessed it—five innings for his seventh consecutive outing. The 18-year-old southpaw limited Lakewood to one run on four hits over five innings. He walked two and fanned nine.

Matt West (1/3, 2B, BB) and Leonel De Los Santos (1/3, 2B) both doubled.

Corey Ragsdale earned the victory after he tossed two scoreless innings, striking out two batters.

Player of the Game: LHP Martin Perez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 1 1 2 9 0 2.33


SSA: Spokane - OFF
17-25, 8.0 GB


The Indians enjoyed a very rare day off on Sunday.

AZL: AZL Rangers - OFF
1-5, 4.0 GB


The AZL Rangers also got the night off.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 3 - (@) DSL Rangers2 6
L - Tirado (0-2)
HR - Arias (1)
12-37, 26.5 GB


Left-handed starter Pedro Tirado struggled, giving up five runs in five innings pitched against the DSL Rangers2.

Shortstop Jose Arias was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his first of the year.

Catcher Carlos Oropeza raised his average to .288 with three singles in three at-bats. He also walked once.

Junior Payano (1/5, 2B) doubled while left fielder Andres Frias singled twice in four trips.

Player of the Game: SS Jose Arias
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 .176


DSL: DSL Rangers2 6 - DSL Rangers1 3
W - Polanco (7-1)
SV - Mendoza (8)
HR - Abreu (2)
39-11, 11.0 GU


The offense had a pretty big day, scoring six runs on 11 hits.

Talented left fielder Esdras Abreu was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and three runs batted in.

Jose Mateo (3/4, 2 2B) doubled twice while Hector Martinez (1/4, 2B) had one two-bagger.

Third baseman Robert Morillo was 3-for-3 with a triple and a walk. Morillo is hitting just .197 on the year, but he is 7-for-8 with two doubles, one triple, and one home run over his last three games.

Starter Luis Polanco fanned eight batters over five innings of work. He allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk.

Player of the Game: LF Esdras Abreu
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 1 1 3 0 0 .221




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