Minor League Roundup - 8/12

Martin Perez's first Double-A start was less than desirable, but there was plenty else to like on the farm on Wednesday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 4 - (@) Fresno 3
W - Benson (3-2)
SV - Madrigal (15)
HR - Davis (6)
59-58, 5.0 GB

Brandon McCarthy's second rehab start at Triple-A Oklahoma City was much better than his first results-wise.

?The righty tossed three scoreless innings, needing 48 pitches and throwing 33 strikes. He allowed three hits while walking one and striking out two.

Kris Benson followed with another solid effort, giving up two runs on four hits in 5.1 innings. He walked one and fanned three.

DH Chris Davis got the RedHawks out to an early lead when he hit a two-run homer in the first inning. Davis also walked twice later in the contest.

Justin Smoak (1/4, 2B, BB) and Casey Benjamin (1/3, 2B) both doubled.

Joaquin Arias (2/5), Kevin Richardson (2/4) and Jose Vallejo (2/4) all singled twice.

Player of the Game: DH Chris Davis
3 1 1 0 1 2 2 1 .321

AA: Frisco 9 - (@) Tulsa 10
L - Perez (0-1)
HR - Fox (15), Moreland (8)
23-22, 3.0 GB

Martin Perez had more than his share of struggles in his first Double-A start, giving up seven runs—six earned—on eight hits in 2.2 innings. The 18-year-old southpaw walked one and struck out three.

Making his first rehab appearance, second baseman Ian Kinsler played second base and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch.

Red-hot third baseman Adam Fox went 3-for-4 with a walk and a two-run homer.

Mitch Moreland (2/4, 2B, HR, BB) walked, doubled, and homered.

Renny Osuna (1/1, 2B), John Whittleman (1/4, 2B, BB) and Manny Pina (2/4, 2B) also had doubles.

Thomas Diamond pitched a scoreless eighth inning, walking two and striking out one. His ERA dropped to 2.92.

Player of the Game: 3B Adam Fox
4 2 3 0 1 2 1 0 .276

A+: Bakersfield 7 - San Jose 6
W - Reed (2-2)
HR - Bianucci (7)
22-24, 10.0 GB

The Blaze won in walkoff fashion on Wednesday, after outfielder Joey Butler singled homer Davis Stoneburner in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Left-hander Richard Bleier turned in an excellent start, as he gave up three runs (one earned) on eight hits in seven innings. The crafty hurler walked one and struck out five.

DH Mike Bianucci was 1-for-3 with a walk and a home run.

Matt Lawson (2/4, 2B) hit his 17th double.

Davis Stoneburner (2/4, BB), Mauro Gomez (2/4, BB) and Elio Sarmiento (2/4) all singled twice.

Player of the Game: LHP Richard Bleier
7.0 8 3 1 1 5 1 4.82

A: Hickory - OFF
21-23, 7.0 GB

The Crawdads did not play on Wednesday.

SSA: Spokane - Salem-Keizer - SUSPENDED (Rain)
24-27, 5.5 GB

The game was suspended in the fourth inning, and Spokane had a 2-1 lead.

Matt Thompson had pitched four innings, giving up one run on four hits. He walked zero and struck out five.

Spokane got both of its runs on a Jason Ogata two-run homer, his third with the Indians.

AZL: AZL Rangers - OFF
5-9, 5.0 GB

The AZL Rangers were off on Wednesday. They'll return to action on Thursday night, and Lone Star Dugout will be in attendance.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 - (@) DSL Rangers2
16-41, 28.0 GB

The DSL Rangers1 faced the DSL Rangers2 on Wednesday afternoon, but no box score has been posted yet.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - DSL Rangers1
44-13, 10.5 GU

We will post a recap when—or if—the box score is put online.

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