Minor League Roundup - 6/2

The Hickory Crawdads lost in extra innings on Wednesday night, but lefty Miguel De Los Santos was excellent in relief, tossing three hitless innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 2 - Memphis 5
L - Beltre (0-4)
28-24, 1.5 GU

Hard-luck pitcher Omar Beltre (3.03 ERA/.255 BAA) dropped to 0-4 on the season after posting a quality start on Wednesday evening.

The 28-year-old righty worked a season-high six innings on 81 pitches, allowing three runs [two earned] on six hits. He walked one and struck out six.

In Beltre's four starts, he has surrendered three earned runs over 16.2 innings.

Catcher Kevin Richardson provided both of Oklahoma City's runs with a two-run jack in the bottom of the fifth inning.

First baseman Chris Davis had a strong night, going 2-for-3 with a triple and a base on balls.

Brandon Boggs doubled once in four trips.

Reliever Willie Eyre fanned four batters in 1.2 innings, but he allowed one run on two hits and a walk.

Player of the Game: RHP Omar Beltre
6.0 6 3 2 1 6 0 3.03

AA: Frisco 0 - (@) Northwest Arkansas 8
L - Roark (5-2)
30-21, 4.0 GU

There isn't much to say about Wednesday's series opener at Northwest Arkansas other than the fact that the ‘Riders were simply knocked around the park.

Starter Tanner Roark yielded six runs [two earned] on nine hits in five innings, walking three and striking out two.

Frisco had only six hits in the game, and first baseman Emerson Frostad's double was the team's only extra-base hit knock.

Shortstop Guilder Rodriguez singled twice, but he also committed three errors.

Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon was hitless in four trips. He has only three walks in 153 official at-bats this season.

Tall reliever Adalberto Flores provided one of the few highlights of the night for Frisco, as he retired all four batters he faced, striking out two of them.

Player of the Game: RHP Adalberto Flores
1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.70

A+: Bakersfield 6 - Lancaster 4
W - Gomez (2-3)
SV - Hamburger (4)
24-27, 8.0 GB

Bakersfield and Lancaster picked up the remainder of their previously suspended game on Wednesday afternoon.

The game was initially called in the top of the second inning, with Lancaster leading 2-1.

Kennil Gomez picked up where he left off. In all, he allowed two runs on nine hits in seven innings, walking two and striking out three.

Today's results for Gomez: 6 ip, 5 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 2 k

Eric Fry started the game as the club's designated hitter. He has since been released. Fry was replaced by Mike Bianucci, who pulled out of a slump by going 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs batted in.

First baseman Jared Bolden (2/4, 2 2B) doubled twice while Tom Mendonca (2/5, 2B) and Davis Stoneburner (1/5, 2B) both doubled once.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre tripled once in four at-bats. It was his first three-bagger of the year.

Mark Hamburger earned his fourth save by fanning two in a perfect ninth inning.

Player of the Game: RHP Kennil Gomez
7.0 9 2 2 2 3 0 2.57

A: Hickory 4 - (@) Charleston 5 (10 innings)
L - Ocampo (2-1)
HR - Velazquez (10)
33-21, 2.0 GU

Robbie Erlin proved his mortality on Wednesday night.

The 19-year-old southpaw pitched a career-high six innings, but he also surrendered a career-high four runs. Erlin allowed five hits while walking two and striking out two.

Lefty Miguel De Los Santos (3.38 ERA/.143 BAA) was outstanding in long relief, hurling three hitless innings. De Los Santos didn't give up a run, and he walked two and struck out four.

DH Miguel Velazquez went yard for the second consecutive night, belting his 10th homer of the year. He also singled and drove home two total runs.

Second baseman Travis Adair (2/4, 2B) and catcher Zach Zaneski (1/5, 2B) both doubled once.

Leury Garcia singled once and stole his 28th bag of the season.

Player of the Game: LHP Miguel De Los Santos
3.0 0 0 0 2 4 0 3.38

DSL: DSL Rangers 3 – (@) DSL Blue Jays 0 (8 innings – Rain)
W - De Los Santos (1-0)
SV - Gil (1)
2-1, 0.5 GB

Dominican Republic native Abel De Los Santos was excellent in his professional debut, blanking the Blue Jays for five innings. He yielded two hits, walked zero, and fanned six.

The 17-year-old De Los Santos is a right-hander, listed at 6-foot-2, 180-pounds.

Lefty Leonel Gil finished out the shutout with two scoreless innings, walking zero and fanning three.

Mexico native Francisco Lugo batted cleanup and went 1-for-2 with a triple and a walk. First baseman Christefer Obispo also tripled.

Ruben Sierra (1/4, 2B) and Oswaldo Pirela (1/4, 2B) both doubled once.

Leadoff hitter and centerfielder Chris Garia got his first professional start and went 0-for-3 with a stolen base.

Luis Mendez walked twice in four plate appearances.

Player of the Game: RHP Abel De Los Santos
5.0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0.00

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