Minor League Roundup - 5/19

The Hickory Crawdads picked up a victory on Wednesday evening behind another excellent start from right-hander Matt Thompson. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City – OFF
21-18, 1.0 GU


The entire Pacific Coast League took the day off on Wednesday. Oklahoma City travels to Portland to begin a rather lengthy 12-day road trip on Thursday evening.



AA: Frisco 1 - (@) Midland 9
L - Perez (2-2)
21-18, 1.0 GU


It was a tale of two starting pitchers on Wednesday.

Midland starter Carlos Hernandez tossed five perfect innings on just 55 pitches, striking out five.

Frisco starting pitcher Martin Perez surrendered a career-high seven earned runs in just 3.1 frames, throwing 85 pitches. Perez allowed seven hits while walking three and fanning six.

Marcus Lemon's (1/3, 3B) third triple of the season was Frisco's only extra-base hit of the night.

Matt Lawson (1/4), Joey Butler (1/4) and Andy Jenkins (1/3) all singled once.

Rehabbing right-hander Warner Madrigal worked a perfect eighth inning on just eight pitches.

Player of the Game: LF Marcus Lemon
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246




A+: Bakersfield 2 - (@) Modesto 3
L - Miller (1-1)
17-21, 6.0 GB


The Blaze dropped its sixth consecutive game on Wednesday, this time losing in walkoff fashion to Modesto.

Starter Carlos Pimentel was strong through five innings, allowing one run on three hits. He walked two and struck out five. The outing lowered his season earned-run average to 3.59.

Lefty Shane Zegarac tossed 1.1 perfect innings out of the bullpen, dropping his ERA to 0.93.

Catcher Jose Felix moved up to the two-hole and had three singles in four at-bats. He also stole his first base of the season. Felix was the only Bakersfield hitter with multiple knocks.

Bakersfield hitters struck out 14 times in the game while drawing just one walk.

Player of the Game: RHP Carlos Pimentel
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 3.59




A: Hickory 7 - (@) Kannapolis 3
W - Thompson (4-1)
24-16, 2.0 GU


Matt Thompson (2.70 ERA/.272 BAA) matched a career high with 6.2 innings on Wednesday, allowing just two runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out eight.

In 43.1 innings this season, the 20-year-old has 52 strikeouts versus just eight free passes. He hasn't walked more than two in any of his eight starts this season.

Matt West (3/5, 2B), Ed Koncel (2/4, 2B) and Edwin Garcia (1/4, 2B) all doubled once.

The 21-year-old Koncel is hitting the ball well in 47 May at-bats, posting a .319/.385/.660 slash line.

Jared Prince (3/4, BB) singled three times while Miguel Velazquez (2/5) had a pair of base hits.

Left-hander Chad Bell fanned three batters in 1.1 scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and walked one.

Making his full-season debut, Miguel De Los Santos yielded one run on one hit and one walk in an inning. He struck out one while also uncorking a wild pitch.

Player of the Game: RHP Matt Thompson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.2 6 2 2 1 8 1 2.70




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