Minor League Roundup - 8/20

Miguel Velazquez helped carry the Spokane Indians to victory with two home runs and five runs batted in. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 3 - Colorado Springs 6
L - Mendoza (6-5)
63-61, 7.0 GB


The start after Luis Mendoza pitched a no-hitter, he allowed six runs on 12 hits in just 4.1 innings. Mendoza walked one and plunked two others.

The bullpen foursome of Jailen Peguero (1.2 IP), Mike Hinckley (1 IP), Pedro Strop (1 IP) and Warner Madrigal (1 IP) combined to allow just one hit in 4.2 scoreless innings.

Right fielder Brandon Boggs singled twice and walked once.

Chris Davis (1/4, 2B) hit his 12th double.

Justin Smoak singled one and walked once.

Catcher Max Ramirez had one hit in four trips. He is 2-for-12 with three walks since returning from the disabled list.

Player of the Game: RF Brandon Boggs
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 .271


AA: Frisco 2 - Tulsa 4
L - Kiker (7-7)
27-25, 4.0 GB


Jason Grilli made a rehab appearance for Frisco on Thursday, throwing a scoreless inning on 15 pitches.

Kasey Kiker came in afterwards and allowed three runs—two earned—on seven hits in six innings. He walked two and fanned seven.

Smoking hot first baseman Chad Tracy (.382/.422/.763 in August) doubled twice in three official at-bats. He now has a 16-game hitting streak.

Dustin Majewski (2/4, 2B) singled once and doubled once.

Player of the Game: LHP Kasey Kiker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 7 3 2 2 7 0 3.77


A+: Bakersfield 3 - (@) Inland Empire 2
W - Roark (7-0)
SV - Miller (2)
HR - Morrison (1)
28-25, 9.0


Tanner Roark had perhaps the best start of his career, allowing only two runs—one earned—on three hits in seven innings of work. He walked one and struck out four.

Left fielder Erik Morrison was 2-for-3 with a double, a solo homer, and a walk.

Joey Butler (1/3, 2B, BB) and Jose Felix (1/4, 2B) also doubled.

Jake Kaase (2/5), Mauro Gomez (2/4, BB) and Ian Gac (2/4) all singled twice.

Justin Miller picked up his second save with two scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Tanner Roark
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 3 2 1 1 4 1 3.10


A: Hickory 1 - Greenville 5 (7 innings)
L - Boscan (6-7)
HR - Santana (16)
25-27, 9.0 GB


Wilfredo Boscan had one of his rougher starts of the year, giving up five runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings.

Cristian Santana was 1-for-3 with a solo homer. The slugger has home runs in each of his last four games. He also has ten extra-base hits in his last seven contests.

Left fielder Ed Koncel doubled once in two trips.

Reliever Corey Ragsdale pitched 3.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, allowing only one hit. His earned-run average dropped to 1.66.

Player of the Game: RHP Corey Ragsdale
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.66


SSA: Spokane 8 - (@) Tri-City 4
W - Gunter (1-3)
?HR - Velazquez (8, 9)
28-31, 6.0


Ben Henry allowed four runs on six hits in four innings, raising his earned-run average to 6.99.

The bullpen did an excellent job, however, allowing Spokane to get the victory. Johnny Gunter (2 IP), Kyle Ocampo (2 IP) and Justin King (1 IP) all threw scoreless relief.

Ocampo didn't allow a hit in his two innings, and he struck out four batters. After getting out to a rough start, Ocampo has posted the following line over his last six outings: 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 8 K.

Right fielder Miguel Velazquez (.287/.337/.530) was 2-for-5 with two homers and five runs batted in.

Jared Prince (3/4, 2B) and Clark Murphy (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Leadoff hitter Kyle Rhoad singled twice and stole his 12th base.

Player of the Game: RF Miguel Velazquez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 2 0 2 5 0 0 .287


AZL: AZL Rangers 8 - AZL Dodgers 3
W - Geglein (1-0)
9-12, 5.5 GB


Andrew Laugher started the game with a rehab appearance, and he was hurt by questionable defense. The right-hander allowed two unearned runs on two hits in one inning.

Lefty Juan Grullon entered afterwards and gave up just an unearned run in four frames. He walked one and struck out five.

Jake Geglein (1.1 IP), Daniel Rodriguez (1.2 IP) and Brock Piper (1 IP) ended it with hitless relief. Piper struck out two in his perfect inning.

Catcher Tomas Telis was 2-for-5 with his third triple of the season.

Michael Ortiz (1/3, 2B, 2 BB) and Billy O'Conner (2/3, 2B) both doubled.

Leadoff hitter Alex Gonzalez singled once, walked twice, and stole three bases, giving him 14 on the season.

Player of the Game: LHP Juan Grullon
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 3 1 0 1 5 0 2.86


DSL: DSL Rangers1 - (@) DSL Astros - PPD (Rain)
17-45, 30.0 GB


Thursday's game was rained out.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - DSL Braves - PPD (Rain)
47-15, 9.5 GU


The game at the Rangers' complex in San Pedro de Macoris was also rained out.



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