Minor League Roundup - 5/24

Bakersfield snapped its losing streak with a one-run victory on Monday evening while Frisco played at least 12 innings for the third consecutive day. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 3 - (@) Tacoma 7
L - Ballard (2-3)
24-20, 1.0 GU

Starter Mike Ballard (5.25 ERA/.290 BAA) was knocked around by Tacoma, as he allowed five runs on eight hits over 4.1 innings. The southpaw hit a batter, threw a wild pitch, and balked.

Leadoff man Craig Gentry (.267/.388/.419) had a strong performance, going 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and two runs batted in. Gentry has three triples in 86 Triple-A at-bats this season.

First baseman Ryan Garko (2/4, 2B) and left fielder Brandon Boggs (1/4, 2B) both doubled once.

Chad Tracy was 0-for-2, but he also drew a pair of walks. The 24-year-old has six free passes in his last three games.

Left-hander Zach Phillips was strong out of the bullpen, throwing 1.2 scoreless innings on just 19 pitches. He gave up a hit, walked zero, and fanned two.

Alexi Ogando yielded two runs [one earned] on two hits in an inning. Ogando struck out the side and walked zero, but he also committed an error.

Sidearming lefty Clay Rapada fanned two in a perfect frame.

Player of the Game: CF Craig Gentry
3 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 .267

AA: Frisco 9 - (@) San Antonio 6 (12 innings)
W - Flores (1-1)
SV - Eppley (3)
HR - Teagarden (1)
25-19, 3.0 GU

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The RoughRiders and Missions played at least 12 innings for the third consecutive day.

Starting pitcher Martin Perez threw scoreless ball through four innings, but he fell apart in the fifth. In all, the 19-year-old gave up four runs on five hits in 4.2 innings, walking two and striking out two. He threw 93 pitches.

Josh Lueke got out of the jam by striking out the only batter he faced.

Preparing for his new big league bullpen role, rehabbing lefty Matt Harrison tossed a shutout frame on 18 pitches. He allowed one hit.

Warner Madrigal's rehab appearance wasn't quite as smooth. The big righty allowed two runs on three walks and a hit in two-thirds of an inning.

Designated hitter Taylor Teagarden had a strong night at the plate, going 3-for-6 with a two-run homer, his first round-tripper of the season.

First baseman Emerson Frostad (4/6, 3B) and second baseman Matt Lawson (1/5, 3B, BB) both tripled.

Third baseman Renny Osuna, who was 2-for-7, broke the game open with his bases-clearing, three-run double in the top of the 12th.

Ben Snyder (2.56 ERA/.190 BAA) worked 2.1 hitless innings of relief, walking one and striking out three.

Tall righty Adalberto Flores followed with two blank innings, lowering his Double-A ERA to 3.24.

Sidearming reliever Cody Eppley earned his third save, striking out one in a scoreless bottom of the 12th.

Player of the Game: DH Taylor Teagarden
6 2 3 0 1 2 0 1 .270

A+: Bakersfield 5 - Lake Elsinore 4
W - Pimentel (4-1)
SV - Hamburger (2)
HR - Stoneburner (7)
18-25, 9.5 GB

Bakersfield snapped its 10-game losing streak with a one-run victory over Lake Elsinore on Monday evening.

Blaze pitching held the Storm to just four hits in the game, but all four knocks went for extra bases––with three being home runs.

Starter Carlos Pimentel (3.83 ERA/.249 BAA) allowed all three long balls. He went 6.2 innings, giving up four runs on four hits, walking three and striking out three.

The meat of the Bakersfield order had a solid day, as the 2-through-5 hitters combined for all 10 of the club's hits.

Shortstop Davis Stoneburner (.291/.380/.520) was 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a base on balls. Stoneburner leads the club with seven homers on the season.

DH Chris Gradoville (3/4, 2B) and centerfielder Engel Beltre (3/4) both had three hits. Beltre's average now sits at .307.

First baseman Mitch Hilligoss singled twice and drove home a pair of runs in four at-bats.

Corey Young worked a blank eighth with one strikeout while Mark Hamburger fanned two in 1.1 hitless innings.

Player of the Game: SS Davis Stoneburner
3 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 .291

A: Hickory 3 - Rome 4
L - Ortiz (0-1)
HR - Santana (6)
27-18, 1.0 GU

Matt Thompson (2.79 ERA/.280 BAA) wasn't outstanding on Monday, but he wasn't bad either. The 20-year-old yielded three runs [two earned] over five innings. He scattered five hits while walking three and fanning six.

Left fielder Cristian Santana (.274/.333/.516) had an excellent night at the plate, going 3-for-4 with his sixth home run of the season. The Dominican Republic native has been excellent in May, blasting 10 extra-base hits in 46 official at-bats.

Right fielder Jared Prince went 3-for-4 with his 11th double of the season.

Leadoff hitter Leury Garcia singled twice and stole two more bases, giving him 23 in 25 attempts. Garcia swiped just 19 bags last season.

Playing in his first official game with the Rangers organization, second baseman Travis Adair singled once in four at-bats.

Diminutive lefty Joseph Ortiz suffered the loss, though he pitched fairly well. He allowed one run in two innings, walking one and fanning four.

Hard-throwing southpaw Miguel De Los Santos punched out five in two scoreless frames. He also picked off a runner at first base.

Player of the Game: LHP Miguel De Los Santos
2.0 1 0 0 1 5 0 3.00

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