Minor League Roundup - 6/23

Frisco starting pitcher Martin Perez turned in his best outing of the season on Wednesday, tossing seven scoreless innings on just 82 pitches. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 4 - (@) New Orleans 8
L - Eyre (3-4)
HR - German (2)
40-32, 3.5 GU

Starting pitcher Tanner Scheppers was knocked around a bit, as he yielded four runs on six hits [including three extra-base hits] over four innings. He fanned six without issuing a walk.

Second baseman Esteban German gave the RedHawks an early lead with his three-run homer off starter Brian Lawrence in the second inning.

DH Chad Tracy (1/4, 2B) doubled while Mitch Moreland (1/3, BB) singled once and walked once.

One night after belting two grand slams, shortstop Gregorio Petit was the only Oklahoma City player to go without a hit.

Zach Phillips finished out the game for OKC with two scoreless innings, allowing three weakly hit singles.

Player of the Game: 2B Esteban German
3 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 .265

AA: Frisco 6 – (@) Midland 1
W - Perez (3-4)
1-0, 0.0 GU

The RoughRiders officially began the second half on Wednesday night, meaning the won-loss slate is wiped clean.

After a rough first half, left-hander Martin Perez was hoping to do the same. He got his second half off to a phenomenal start, pitching a career-high seven scoreless innings on just 82 pitches.

The 19-year-old gave up three hits while walking one and striking out six.

Perez hadn't pitched more than five innings in any of his previous 12 starts this season, and he'd only completed five twice.

At the plate, Marcus Lemon (1/5, 2B), Renny Osuna (1/4, 2B) and Andy Jenkins (2/4, 2B) all doubled once. Lemon and Osuna drove in two runs apiece.

Reliever Adalberto Flores yielded one run in two innings, walking zero and striking out three.

Player of the Game: LHP Martin Perez
7.0 3 0 0 1 6 0 5.67

A+: Bakersfield - OFF

The Blaze enjoyed the final day of their All-Star break on Wednesday, and they return to action at home against Visalia on Thursday night.

A: Hickory - OFF

The Crawdads begin their second half on the road at Hagerstown on Thursday.

SSA: Spokane 1 - (@) Vancouver 2 (10 innings)
L - Yan (0-1)
1-4, 3.0 GB

Spokane hasn't gotten the bats going with much consistency, but one time through the pitching rotation, the arms have been excellent.

Making his first start since playing with the AZL Rangers in 2008, left-hander Miguel De Los Santos allowed just one unearned run in four innings. He yielded two hits, walked three, and fanned five.

Leadoff hitter Jurickson Profar continued his strong start, going 2-for-4 with a walk and his first stolen base of the season.

Infielders Alejandro Selen (2/3, 2B, BB) and Andrew Clark (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Mike Olt was 2-for-4 with the first triple of his professional career.

Sam Brown [2 IP], Jimmy Reyes [1 IP] and Ryan Rodebaugh [1 IP] all threw scoreless ball out of the bullpen. Reyes got a 1-2-3 inning in his pro debut, getting two groundouts and a strikeout.

Player of the Game: LHP Miguel De Los Santos
4.0 2 1 0 3 5 0 0.00

RK: AZL Rangers 4 - AZL Royals 7 (10 innings)
L - Van Meter (0-1)
0-2, 2.0 GB

Ezequiel Rijo was excellent in his first start of the season, yielding two runs [one earned] over five innings pitched. He walked one and struck out three.

Rehabbing outfielders Cody Podraza (2/3, 2B) and Endy Chavez (2/4) had two hits apiece. Chavez also stole two bases while Podraza swiped one.

Centerfielder Jake Skole had a rough night at the plate, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Catcher Kellin Deglan was also hitless in four trips.

Sixth-round pick Brett Nicholas made his pro debut as a pinch-hitting DH, and he was 0-for-2.

Christian Villanueva (2/5, 2B) and Drew Robinson (2/5) both got two hits.

Player of the Game: RHP Ezequiel Rijo
5.0 3 2 1 1 3 0 1.80

DSL: DSL Rangers - OFF
11-8, 1.5 GB

The Rangers got the day off on Wednesday afternoon.

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