Minor League Roundup - 5/16

Sunday afternoon was a bit of a rough day in the Texas Rangers' organization, as the three affiliates in action combined for just three runs. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City - Fresno – PPD (Rain)
21-15, 1.5 GU

Sunday's game between Oklahoma City and Fresno was washed out. They'll play a doubleheader on Monday, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Central.

AA: Frisco 2 - Corpus Christi 4
L - Snyder (0-2)
20-16, 1.0 GU

Starting pitcher Tanner Roark (4.83 ERA/.273 BAA) held his own through five innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He fanned three without issuing a walk.

Pitching on rehab assignment, reliever Warner Madrigal worked a scoreless inning on just nine pitches. He allowed one hit.

Second baseman Marcus Lemon was 1-for-5 with a double, Frisco's only extra-base knock of the afternoon.

Matt Lawson (1/2, 2 BB) and Andy Jenkins (0/2, 2 BB) both walked twice.

Designated hitter Taylor Teagarden was hitless in four at-bats, striking out twice. Elio Sarmiento caught and reached twice [single, walk] in four trips.

Making his Double-A debut, tall righty Cody Eppley hurled two scoreless frames. He gave up one hit, walked one, and struck out two. As usual, Eppley threw strikes [23 pitches - 15 strikes] and got ground balls [3 groundouts, 1 flyout].

Player of the Game: RHP Tanner Roark
5.0 5 2 2 0 3 0 4.83

A+: Bakersfield 0 - (@) San Jose 6
L - Brigham (1-3)
17-18, 3.0 GB

The best thing about Sunday's game for Bakersfield is that it was played in just two hours and three minutes.

Starting pitcher Jake Brigham (4.66 ERA/.288 BAA) worked through a career-high seven innings, allowing six runs [five earned] on seven hits. He walked two and struck out six.

Bakersfield had just two hits in the game, coming from centerfielder Engel Beltre (1/4) and third baseman Tom Mendonca (1/2, HBP). Mendonca also committed his 11th error of the season at the hot corner.

Justin Miller worked a perfect ninth inning, bringing his ERA down to 0.75. The Fresno State product has yielded just one run on six hits in 12 innings this season, walking eight and striking out six.

The Blaze were shut down by Giants prospect Eric Surkamp, who tossed a complete game, two-hit shutout, walking one and fanning seven. The lefty also faced Bakersfield on April 22, throwing seven innings of one-run, three-hit ball.

Player of the Game: RHP Jake Brigham
7.0 7 6 5 2 6 1 4.66

A: Hickory 1 - (@) Kannapolis 7
L - Ross (4-4)
22-14, 2.0 GU

Coming off three outstanding outings, lefty Robbie Ross was knocked around a bit on Sunday, as he gave up seven runs [four earned] on 10 hits in 5.2 innings. The Kentucky native walked two, fanned five, and posted a 10:1 groundout-flyout ratio.

Much like their counterparts in Frisco and Bakersfield, Hickory's offense was basically shut down on Sunday, as they had one run on just four hits.

Jared Prince (1/4, 2B), Ed Koncel (1/3, 2B) and Joe Bonadonna (1/3, 2B) all doubled. Leadoff man Leury Garcia singled for the other hit.

First baseman Michael Ortiz was 0-for-3, dropping his average to .225. After starting slow, Ortiz picked up the pace and was named Sally League Player of the Week, but he is just 6-for-44 [.136] in May.

Relievers Kyle Ocampo [1.1 IP] and Chad Bell [1 IP] combined to retire all seven hitters they faced. Ocampo struck out two while Bell fanned one.

Player of the Game: RHP Kyle Ocampo
1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.00

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