Minor League Roundup - 8/27

There was plenty of excellent starting pitching in the Rangers' organization on Thursday evening, from Oklahoma City hurler Guillermo Moscoso to DSL Rangers2 starter Denny Peralta. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 1 - (@) Iowa 2 (7 innings/Game 1)
L - Peguero (0-2)


Guillermo Moscoso was outstanding—nearly perfect—for five innings, allowing only one hit and walking zero. He tossed shutout ball while fanning six.

Moscoso now has a 2.31 earned-run average in 70.0 Triple-A innings.

Reliever Jailen Peguero allowed a much-disputed two-run homer in the sixth inning that apparently led to the ejection of manager Bobby Jones.

The RedHawks managed just one run on four hits in the game. All four knocks came off starter James Russell. The former Longhorn tossed five scoreless frames for the I-Cubs.

Left fielder Royce Huffman was 1-for-3 with his 27th double of the year.

Max Ramirez singled and walked twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Guillermo Moscoso
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 0 0 0 6 0 2.31


AAA: Oklahoma City 1 - (@) Iowa 2 (7 innings/Game 2)
L - Madrigal (2-2)
65-67, 7.5 GB


Oklahoma City lost the nightcap by the same score, as closer Warner Madrigal surrendered two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for the walkoff.

Brandon McCarthy made perhaps his final rehab start at Triple-A, pitching six scoreless innings. He gave up just two hits while walking three and striking out seven.

The RedHawks had only two singles in the game. They came from Brandon Boggs (1/3) and Royce Huffman (1/3).

Player of the Game: RHP Brandon McCarthy
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 0 0 3 7 0 4.15


AA: Frisco 3 - (@) San Antonio 8
L - Kirkman (5-7)
HR - Tracy (25), Murphy (9)
32-27, 3.0 GB


Michael Kirkman wasn't at his best on Thursday evening. He threw 95 pitches in just five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits.

First baseman Chad Tracy (2/4, HR) and right fielder Steve Murphy (1/4, HR) both hit homers.

Tracy now has a Frisco RoughRiders-record 104 runs batted in on the season.

Left fielder Dustin Majewski was 2-for-4 with a double.

Big righty Jumbo Diaz fanned one batter in a perfect inning.

Player of the Game: 1B Chad Tracy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 .280


A+: Bakersfield 3 - (@) Modesto 1
W - Gomez (7-10)
SV - Reed (21)
33-27, 9.0 GB


Kennil Gomez (4.06 ERA/.209 BAA in August) certainly appears to be figuring things out in a hurry. He surrendered just one run on three hits in six innings.

The 21-year-old walked three, hit three, and struck out two.

Gomez also got 13 groundouts and two airouts in the game. The sinkerballer has been a ground ball machine this month.

The Blaze beat talented lefty Christian Friedrich for the second consecutive start. The losses are Friedrich's only two in 12 Cal League starts.

Right fielder Joey Butler doubled, walked, and drove home two runs.

Playing his first game at Bakersfield, third baseman Tom Mendonca was 1-for-4 with a double.

Leadoff man Matt Lawson singled twice and walked once.

Relievers Glenn Swanson (2 IP) and Evan Reed (1 IP) finished the game with scoreless relief.

Player of the Game: RHP Kennil Gomez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 3 1 1 3 2 0 5.51


A: Hickory 8 - (@) Lexington 4
W - Quintero (2-0)
SV - Eppley (6)
HR - Koncel (1)
27-32, 13.5 GB


Wilmer Font had some struggles on Thursday, as he surrendered four runs in four innings of work. The hard-throwing righty struck out six.

Catcher Vin DiFazio doubled a couple of times in five at-bats, driving home two runs.

First baseman Ed Koncel went 2-for-3 with a solo round-tripper.

Andres James (2/5, 2B) doubled once while Matt West (2/4) singled twice.

Reliever Jorge Quintero tossed three shutout innings, giving up two hits.

Cody Eppley earned his sixth save with four strikeouts in two hitless innings.

Player of the Game: 1B Ed Koncel
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 .129


SSA: Spokane 4 - Boise 2
W - King (3-2)
33-33, 7.0 GB


Robbie Ross (2.86 ERA/.244 BAA) limited Boise to just two runs (one earned) on four hits in six innings of work. He walked one, fanned five, and posted a 12:1 groundout-to-airout ratio.

Shortstop Denny Duron was 2-for-3 with his tenth double of the year.

Miguel Velazquez (1/4), Jared Prince (1/3) and Clark Murphy (1/3) all singled once.

Relief pitcher Justin King hurled three scoreless innings, fanning two.

The nine-inning game took just two hours and three minutes to complete.

Player of the Game: LHP Robbie Ross
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 2 1 1 5 1 2.86


AZL: AZL Rangers - OFF
11-15, 4.5 GB


The AZL Rangers were off on Thursday night.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 - SEASON OVER
18-45, 29.5 GB


The DSL Rangers1 failed to qualify for the Dominican Summer League playoffs.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 0 - DSL Twins 2
L - Peralta (0-1)
47-15, 9.0 GU


The DSL Rangers2 were shut out in the first of a best-of-three Dominican Summer League semifinal series.

It wasn't the fault of starter Denny Peralta, who allowed just two runs on six hits in seven innings. He walked zero and struck out seven.

Leadoff hitter Teodoro Martinez provided almost all of the offense, going 4-for-4 with three doubles.

Reliever Jose Mavare fanned five in two perfect innings.

Player of the Game: CF Teodoro Martinez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 1.000




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