Minor League Roundup - 8/10

The Spokane Indians tossed their second shutout in as many nights on Monday, getting a combined effort from Trevor Hurley and Geuris Grullon. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 3 - (@) Fresno 6
L - Ramirez (7-10)
HR - Davis (5)
57-58, 6.0 GB


Elizardo Ramirez got knocked around again, giving up six runs in 5.1 innings. He gave up a first-inning homer to Fresno catcher Buster Posey.

Third baseman Chris Davis was 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the first inning.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias went 3-for-5 with his 14th double.

Royce Huffman (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled.

Justin Smoak (1/3, 2 BB) reached base three times while Jose Vallejo (2/4) reached twice.

Relievers Mike Hinckley (1.2 IP) and Beau Vaughan (1 IP) both worked hitless, scoreless relief at the end of the game.

Player of the Game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 3 0 1 .325


AA: Frisco 0 - San Antonio 14
L - Poveda (8-5)
23-21, 3.0 GB


For most of the season, Omar Poveda had been one of the Texas League's most consistent starting pitchers. Unfortunately, Poveda has been consistently shaky in his last few outings.

On Monday, the 21-year-old was shelled for nine runs on eight hits in just 2.2 innings, walking three and striking out four.

Poveda, who generally has excellent control, has lasted just 2.2 innings and walked three batters in each of his last two starts.

Brennan Garr has been inconsistent of late, but he hurled 3.1 hitless frames, walking one and striking out two.

Adam Fox was 2-for-4 with a double, Frisco's only extra-base hit of the night.

Craig Gentry singled once and walked once, raising his average to .302.

Chad Tracy singled twice in four trips.

Player of the Game: RHP Brennan Garr
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 5.00


A+: Bakersfield - OFF
20-24, 12.0 GB


The Blaze enjoyed a day off on Monday.

A: Hickory 3 - West Virginia 9
L - Wieland (3-4)
HR - Bolden (1), James (1)
21-22, 7.0 GB


Hickory's dive continued on Monday, as they fell to below .500 on the second half and lost for the seventh time in eight contests.

Starting pitcher Joe Wieland allowed five runs on six hits in just 4.1 innings, walking two and striking out three. One of the walks was of the intentional variety.

Right fielder Jared Bolden was 2-for-4 with his first home run of the year. Bolden socked three home runs in 61 games for Spokane last summer, but coming into Monday's game, he had zero in 86 contests with Hickory.

Andres James was 1-for-4 with a solo home run. The 5-foot-9 James has five extra-base hits in 70 at-bats this season. He had only eight in 287 at-bats all of last year.

Catcher Doug Hogan (1/4, 2B) hit his 14th double.

Left fielder Cristian Santana was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks.

Relievers Yoon-Hee Nam (2.2 IP) and Corey Ragsdale (2 IP) both allowed two runs in their outings.

Player of the Game: RF Jared Bolden
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 .236


SSA: Spokane 2 - (@) Tri-City 0
W - Hurley (3-2)
SV - Grullon (2)
23-27, 6.0 GB


The Spokane Indians pitched their second consecutive shutout on Monday evening.

Starting pitcher Trevor Hurley limited Tri-City to just one hit over six scoreless innings. He walked one and struck out five.

Left-hander Geuris Grullon closed out the game with three shutout frames, striking out four.

Catcher Vin DiFazio and shortstop Denny Duron both singled twice in four at-bats.

Kyle Rhoad (1/4) and Jason Ogata (1/3) drove in the team's two runs.

Player of the Game: RHP Trevor Hurley
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 1 0 0 1 5 0 3.81


AZL: AZL Rangers 7 - AZL Royals 6
W - Wilkins (3-1)
SV - Arrendell (5)
4-9, 5.0 GB


The AZL Rangers attempted ten stolen bases on Monday night. They were successful six times.

Starter Ezequiel Rijo gave up four runs—three earned—on six hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out three.

Rehabbing catcher Max Ramirez was 1-for-3 with a double.

Ed Koncel (3/4, 2B) and Tomas Telis (1/1, 2B) both doubled.

Billy O'Conner (1/4, BB), Ruben Sierra (1/3, BB) and Alex Gonzalez (1/3, BB) singled and walked.

Closer Kelvin Arrendell (1.72 ERA/.262 BAA) fanned one in a perfect ninth inning to earn his fifth save.

Player of the Game: SS-3B Ed Koncel
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 .239


DSL: DSL Rangers1 3 - DSL Angels 2
W - Ramirez (2-3)
SV - Alvarez (1)
15-40, 28.5 GB


The Rangers1 and Angels played Monday's game in one hour and fifty-three minutes.

Starting pitcher Carlos Ramirez has been a bit inconsistent this year, but he was on top of his game on Monday. The 18-year-old righty pitched seven innings, giving up just one earned run on two hits. He fanned ten and walked zero.

Reynaldo Alvarez finished it off with two scoreless innings, striking out four.

Third baseman Johan Santa (2/3) and Jose Arias (2/3) both singled twice.

Right fielder Edward Ceballo was 1-for-4 with a run batted in.

Junior Payano (1/3, BB) and Carlos Oropeza (1/2, BB) both singled one and walked once.

Player of the Game: RHP Carlos Ramirez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 2 2 1 0 10 1 4.15


DSL: DSL Rangers2 5 - (@) DSL Astros 4
W - Sibid (2-0)
SV - Mavare (2)
44-12, 11.5 GU


This game was played on Sunday, but they didn't post the box score until Monday. The DSL Rangers2 had Monday off.

Randol Rojas (0.80 ERA/.170 BAA) surrendered an unearned run in six innings. He scattered five singles while walking one and striking out five.

The DSL Rangers2 offense had just six hits, all of which were singles.

Santiago Chirino (2/4) and Francisco Lugo (2/3, BB) both singled twice. Chirino stole two bases, giving him 17 on the season.

Player of the Game: RHP Randol Rojas
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 1 0 1 5 0 0.80




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