Minor League Roundup - 9/13

The Bakersfield Blaze lost on Sunday evening despite getting seven masterful innings from left-hander Tim Murphy. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

Baseball World Cup

The U.S. and Canada clashed in a second-round contest on Sunday, and it ended in a near no-hitter and an 8-0 victory for the States.

Stars and Stripes first baseman Justin Smoak batted third and singled once in five at-bats.

Padres prospect Cory Luebke got the start, fanning 10 and yielding just one hit in 7.2 innings of shutout ball.

U.S. pitcher Kasey Kiker and Canada first baseman Emerson Frostad didn't appear in the game.

AAA: Oklahoma City - SEASON OVER
69-75, 11.0 GB

The RedHawks failed to qualify for the Pacific Coast League playoffs.

AA: Frisco - SEASON OVER
39-31, 2.0 GB

The RoughRiders failed to qualify for the Texas League playoffs.

A+: Bakersfield 3 - (@) San Jose 8
L - Miller (0-1)
Down 0-2 (Best of five)

The final score of Sunday's game wasn't close, but it wasn't indicative of the game.

Starting pitcher Tim Murphy turned in perhaps his best start of the entire season, yielding just two singles in seven shutout innings. The UCLA product walked three and struck out five.

Murphy left the game with a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the eighth.

Then the San Jose bats busted out for eight runs off relievers Justin Miller (0.2 IP, 5 ER) and Glenn Swanson (0.0 IP, 3 ER).

Davis Stoneburner (1/2, 2B, 2 BB) and Joey Butler (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Mike Bianucci drove home two runs with a pair of sacrifice flies.

Matt Lawson (2/5) and David Paisano (2/4) both singled twice while Mauro Gomez (1/2, 2 BB) singled once and walked twice.

Player of the Game: LHP Tim Murphy
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 2 0 0 3 5 0 0.00


A: Hickory - SEASON OVER
30-40, 15.5 GB

The Crawdads failed to qualify for the South Atlantic League playoffs.

SSA: Spokane - SEASON OVER
37-39, 10.0 GB

The Indians played much better late in the season, but they still failed to qualify for the Northwest League playoffs.

AZL: AZL Rangers - SEASON OVER
12-16, 4.5 GB

The AZL Rangers failed to quality for the Arizona League playoffs.

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 - SEASON OVER
47-15, 9.0 GU

After winning the division, the DSL Rangers2 got a bye in the first round of the playoffs, but they were swept in the best-of-three Dominican Summer League semifinal series.



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