Minor League Roundup - 8/4

Tuesday night was a rough one in the Rangers' system, as they collected just two wins, from the DSL to the Major Leagues. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 0 - Round Rock 4
L - Moscoso (3-3)
55-54, 5.0 GB


Guillermo Moscoso had yet another excellent start with Triple-A Oklahoma City, keeping his earned-run average under 2.00.

The right-hander pitched seven innings, scattering seven hits and yielding two runs. He walked one and struck out four.

Centerfielder Greg Golson was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, giving him 13 on the season, and his 14th stolen base.

Kevin Richardson (1/4, 2B) also doubled.

First baseman Justin Smoak was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks.

Josh Rupe, who has apparently now moved to the bullpen, gave up two runs over two innings of work.

Player of the Game: RHP Guillermo Moscoso
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 7 2 2 1 4 0 1.96


AA: Frisco 0 - (@) Midland 4
L - Beavan (1-4)
20-18, 1.0 GB


Blake Beavan suffered the loss, but he pitched into the eighth inning while throwing just 96 pitches on Tuesday. The tall righty allowed four runs on eight hits in 7.1 innings, walking two and fanning three.

First baseman Chad Tracy (2/3, 2B), Craig Gentry (1/4) and Guilder Rodriguez (1/3) combined for Frisco's four hits. Gentry swiped his 38th base of the year.

Player of the Game: RHP Blake Beavan
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.1 8 4 4 2 3 2 4.84


A+: Bakersfield 5 - (@) Modesto 12
L - Murphy (7-9)
HR - Greene (15), Stoneburner (3)
17-22, 12.0 GB


Tim Murphy gave up seven runs—five earned—in 5.1 innings, but he pitched better than his line. The southpaw allowed five hits while walking two and striking out three.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene (1/4, HR) and shortstop Davis Stoneburner (2/4, HR) both hit home runs.

David Paisano singled three times in five at-bats, raising his Cal League average to .316.

Jose Felix had a pair of base hits in four trips.

Player of the Game: 3B Jonathan Greene
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 .258


A: Hickory 6 - (@) Lakewood 7
L - Brigham (2-6)
20-17, 2.0 GB


Starter Wilfredo Boscan was decent, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing two runs on six hits. He fanned four without walking a batter.

Centerfielder Cody Podraza had a big game for the Crawdads, was he was 2-for-5 with a triple and three runs batted in.

Doug Hogan (2/5, 2B) and Matt West (1/4, 2B, BB) both doubled.

Right fielder Miguel Alfonzo singled once and walked twice.

Former University of Indiana pitcher Tyler Tufts worked a scoreless eighth inning, lowering his ERA to 2.04.

Player of the Game: CF Cody Podraza
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 .232


SSA: Spokane 6 - (@) Salem-Keizer 5
W - Doyle (2-0)
SV - Gunter (1)
19-25, 8.0 GB


The Indians won their fifth consecutive game on Tuesday night.

Now working with a three-quarters arm slot instead of straight over the top, right-hander Ben Henry allowed just an unearned run on one hit in 2.1 innings. He walked one and struck out one.

Andrew Doyle and Johnny Gunter added shutout frames at the end of the ballgame.

Shortstop Denny Duron (1/4, 3B) tripled while Vin DiFazio (1/5, 2B) and Jason Ogata (2/4, 2B, BB) both doubled. Ogata is batting .427 through 19 games.

Tom Mendonca (2/5) and Aja Barto (2/4) both singled twice.

Player of the Game: DH Jason Ogata
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 .427


AZL: AZL Rangers 4 - AZL Angels 13
L - Rijo (2-6)
2-6, 4.0 GB


Ezequiel Rijo's up-and-down ways continued on Tuesday, as he allowed five runs (two earned) on five hits in 1.2 innings. He walked three and struck out just one.

Perhaps the main positive from the night was Daniel Rodriguez's 3.1 scoreless innings. He struck out four batters.

Right-hander Brock Piper fanned two in two scoreless frames.

Second baseman Alex Gonzalez (2/3, BB) and DH Taylor Vail (2/4) both singled twice. Vail drove home a pair of runs.

Player of the Game: RHP Daniel Rodriguez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.1 2 0 0 0 4 0 6.00


DSL: DSL Rangers1 - OFF
12-38, 28.0 GB


The DSL Rangers1 had Tuesday off.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 6 - DSL Astros 2
W - Mendoza (2-1)
41-11, 11.0 GU


The DSL Rangers2 pitching was excellent on Tuesday, as Luis Parra (3.2 IP) and Jose Mavare (3.1 IP) both gave up just one run in their time on the hill.

Francisco Mendoza and Miguel De Los Santos both chipped in with scoreless innings. Thanks to a wild pitch punchout, De Los Santos struck out four in his frame, giving him 64 K's in 29.0 innings this year.

?De Los Santos has allowed five hits in those 29 innings.

Santiago Chirino (1/4, 2B), Jose Mateo (2/4, 2B) and Hector Martinez (2/4, 2B) all doubled.

Player of the Game: LHP Miguel De Los Santos
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
1.0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1.24




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