Minor League Roundup - 8/8

The Bakersfield offense went absolutely nuts on Saturday night, scoring 24 runs on 23 hits, including 12 extra-base hits. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 4 - (@) Sacramento 11
L - McCarthy (0-1)


Brandon McCarthy made his first rehab start, pitching one-plus innings and giving up five runs on four hits and a walk. He struck out one.

Right-hander Luis Mendoza didn't have much more success, as he y ielded six runs on eight hits in 4.2 frames.

Josh Rupe was a bright spot, fanning three in 2.1 scoreless innings.

Greg Golson (2/5), Chris Davis (2/3, BB) and Royce Huffman (2/3, BB) all singled twice.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias was 1-for-5 with his 13th double of the year.

Right fielder Dustin Majewski singled once and walked once in four trips.

Player of the Game: RHP Josh Rupe
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.1 2 0 0 0 3 0 7.14


AA: Frisco 2 - San Antonio 1
W - Kirkman (5-6)
SV - Strop (3)
22-20, 2.0 GB


Michael Kirkman (4.71 ERA/.272 BAA) turned in his third consecutive quality start, yielding just one run on two hits over six innings of work. The southpaw walked four and struck out three.

DH John Whittleman was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and a run batted in.

Steve Murphy was 1-for-3 with the other run batted in.

Left-hander Beau Jones (1.1 IP) and righty Pedro Strop (1.2 IP) worked scoreless relief to close out the game.

Player of the Game: LHP Michael Kirkman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 1 1 4 3 0 4.71


A+: Bakersfield 24 - Lancaster 3
W - Roark (5-0)
HR - Gomez (21, 22), Greene (17), Bianucci (4), Sarmiento (2)


Tanner Roark (2.85 ERA/.237 BAA) allowed one run on five hits over six innings, walking two and striking out eight. But Roark's performance was just the start for Bakersfield.

Left fielder Elio Sarmiento (.327/.399/.462) had an unbelievable night, going 5-for-6 with a double, a home run, and four runs batted in. He scored six runs.

First baseman Mauro Gomez (.278/.329/.527) was 4-for-5 with a double, two homers, and four RBI.

Jonathan Greene (2/4, HR, BB) and Mike Bianucci (2/5, 2B, HR, BB) also went yard and walked.

Jose Felix (3/4, 2B, BB), Jake Kaase (2/6, 2B), Tim Rodriguez (1/2, 2B) and David Paisano (1/3, 2B, BB) all doubled.

Overall, every Bakersfield player had a hit. In fact, second baseman Matt Lawson was the only man in the lineup without an extra-base hit.

The Blaze had 14 extra-base hits on the night.

Player of the Game: 1B Mauro Gomez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
6 2 4 1 2 4 0 1 .278


A: Hickory 1 - West Virginia 3
L - Ramirez (3-5)
HR - Fry (3)
21-20, 5.0 GB


Starter Neil Ramirez pitched four innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits, walking three and striking out four.

?Carlos Pimentel was outstanding in long relief, with four scoreless innings. He walked three, but struck out three and surrendered just one hit.

DH Eric Fry belted a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning, his third with the Crawdads.

Corey Ragsdale worked a shutout ninth inning. The 26-year-old has surrendered only two runs in 14 innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Carlos Pimentel
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 1 0 0 3 3 0 3.34


SSA: Spokane 2 - (@) Tri-City 9
L - Tullis (2-1)


Braden Tullis has hit his first slump in professional ball. The righty allowed nine runs in just three innings on Saturday, bumping his ERA to 3.73.

Tom Mendonca (1/2, 2B, BB) doubled for Spokane's only extra-base hit.

Relievers Joseph Ortiz (1 IP), Andrew Doyle (2 IP) and Keith Campbell (2 IP) all worked scoreless ball out of the bullpen.

Player of the Game: 3B Tom Mendonca
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 .323


AZL: AZL Rangers 5 - AZL Mariners 14
L - Yan (2-1)


Juan Grullon made his third start of the year, and he allowed two runs in 2.2 innings, walking one and striking out four.

The AZL Rangers offense knocked around former Washington Nationals closer Chad Cordero to the tune of two runs and five hits in 1.2 innings.

Centerfielder Ruben Sierra was 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs.

Ed Koncel (2/4, BB), Michael Ortiz (2/4, BB) and Taylor Vail (2/5) all singled twice.

Shortstop Edwin Garcia had three base hits in five at-bats.

Jared Schrom fanned six batters in 2.1 innings. He allowed one unearned run.

Player of the Game: CF Ruben Sierra
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 .192


DSL: DSL Rangers1 0 - DSL Braves 2
L - Cuevas (1-1)


Hector Herrera struck out just one batter in five innings, but he scattered five hits and allowed zero runs.

Left-hander Leonel Gil fanned five in four shutout frames, giving up three hits and walking zero.

Second baseman Johan Santa was 1-for-2 with his fifth double and a pair of walks.

Player of the Game: LHP Leonel Gil
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 3 0 0 0 5 0 2.25


DSL: DSL Rangers2 4 - (@) DSL Angels 3
W - Jimenez (2-0)
SV - Mavare (1)


Third baseman Robert Morillo was 3-for-5 with a double.

Left fielder Esdras Abreu (1/3, 2B, BB) also had a two-bagger.

Luis Polanco gave up two runs on four hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out six.

Jose Jimenez and Jose Mavare both worked perfect innings to finish out the victory.

Player of the Game: 3B Robert Morillo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 .231




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