Minor League Roundup - 6/13

Oklahoma City picked up the victory on Sunday afternoon, as Tanner Scheppers pitched well in his first pro start and Chad Tracy blasted off for two home runs against Vicente Padilla. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 6 - Albuquerque 2
W - Reed (1-0)
HR - Tracy (9, 10)
34-28, 1.5 GU

Tanner Scheppers' first professional start was a success, as he hurled four scoreless innings against Vicente Padilla and the Albuquerque Isotopes.

Scheppers threw 55 pitches in the four innings, giving up just two hits, walking none, and striking out two.

Right-hander Evan Reed got the victory in his Triple-A debut, giving up only a solo home run in two innings. He fanned two.

First baseman Chad Tracy (.252/.340/.450) was the story offensively, as he was 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs, and three runs batted in. He hit both round-trippers off Padilla.

Esteban German (2/4), Brandon Boggs (1/3, 2B, BB) and Chris Davis (2/4) all reached multiple times.

Player of the Game: 1B Chad Tracy
4 2 3 1 2 3 0 1 .252

AA: Frisco 7 – Midland 2
W - Laughter (1-0)
SV - Jones (1)
35-25, 3.5 GU

Martin Perez (5.32 ERA/.273 BAA) still had command issues in his return to game action, but the results were much better.

The 19-year-old southpaw allowed only one run on one hit in four innings, walking three and striking out six. He had surrendered at least four runs and at least five hits in each of his previous four starts.

In his first game back at Double-A, right-hander Andrew Laughter earned the victory with two scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, walked zero, and struck out two.

Matt Lawson (2/4, 2B), Taylor Teagarden (1/3, 2B, BB) and James Tomlin (1/3, 2B) all doubled once. Tomlin left the game late after being plunked on the head.

Third baseman Renny Osuna raised his average to .287 by getting two singles in four plate appearances.

Joey Butler (1/3, 2 BB) singled one and walked twice.

Beau Jones (0.54 ERA/.179 BAA) earned his first save with 1.1 shutout frames. In 16.2 innings, Jones has walked two while fanning 23.

Player of the Game: LHP Martin Perez
4.0 1 1 1 3 6 0 5.32

A+: Bakersfield 5 – (@) San Jose 7
L - Gomez (2-4)
HR - Morrison (4), Whittleman (3)
25-37, 14.0 GB

Bakersfield's losing streak reached double-digits after their latest setback against the division-leading Giants.

The Blaze and Giants play each other quite often, and Bakersfield is now 4-15 against San Jose this season.

Right-hander Kennil Gomez got the start, and while he induced plenty of ground balls, he also yielded seven runs [five earned] on nine hits in 4.2 innings. Gomez walked three and struck out three.

Right fielder Erik Morrison (.215/.250/.349) was 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run. It was his second round-tripper in as many nights.

First baseman John Whittleman, who was 1-for-3 with a walk, also had a solo home run.

Mike Bianucci (1/4, 2B) and Andres James (1/4, 2B) both doubled once.

With the Blaze still short on position players, normal catcher Jose Felix had to finish the game in left field, and he committed a throwing error there.

Relievers Yoon-Hee Nam [1.1 IP] and Corey Young [2 IP] finished the contest with 3.1 total innings of hitless ball, walking zero and fanning two.

Player of the Game: RF Erik Morrison
4 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 .215

A: Hickory – OFF
36-27, 1.0 GB

Though it was Sunday, the Crawdads had a scheduled day off. They return home to face the West Virginia Power on Monday evening.

DSL: DSL Rangers – OFF
8-4, 0.5 GB

The DSL Rangers were also dormant on Sunday.

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