Minor League Roundup - 7/3

Wilfredo Boscan continued rolling on Saturday, as he worked seven strong innings in Bakersfield's extra-inning victory. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 12 - (@) Albuquerque 5
W - Moscoso (5-2)
HR - Tracy (16), Davis (9), Moreland (7), Petit (7)
44-37, 2.5 GU

The RedHawks got a taste of Albuquerque's hitter-friendly environment on Saturday, as they slugged four home runs en route to a seven-run victory.

Hot-hitting right fielder Mitch Moreland (.282/.365/.462) was one of the leaders, going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, and two runs batted in.

The 24-year-old Moreland is hitting .400 over his last 10 contests with seven extra-base hits, eight walks, and only six strikeouts.

DH Chad Tracy (.262/.346/.491) was 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and a walk. Tracy's round-tripper was his team-leading 16th of the season, and he now has 52 RBI in 76 games.

Third baseman Chris Davis was 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI.

Matt Brown (2/5, 2B) and Hernan Iribarren (2/4, 2B) both doubled once while Gregorio Petit (1/5, HR) knocked a two-run bomb for his lone hit of the night.

Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was the only OKC starter to go without a hit, dropping his average to .236.

Starter Guillermo Moscoso picked up his fifth victory by giving up four runs [two earned] on eight hits over 6.1 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Player of the Game: RF Mitch Moreland
5 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 .282

AA: Frisco 10 - Springfield 5 (7 innings - Game 1)
W - Garr (6-3)

Starter Richard Bleier began the game with three scoreless innings, but he allowed the first seven batters of the fourth inning to reach base, giving up four singles, a double, and two walks.

In all, Bleier worked three-plus innings, yielding four runs on seven hits. He walked an uncharacteristically high three batters while fanning four.

Brennan Garr earned the victory by retiring all six batters he faced, striking out two of them.

In his first game at Double-A since late last season, centerfielder Engel Beltre went 2-for-4 with a walk and an outfield assist.

Endy Chavez (3/5) and Emerson Frostad (3/3, BB) both singled three times.

Matt Lawson (2/3, BB) and Joey Butler (2/3, BB) both had two singles, while Mitch Hilligoss was 1-for-2 with two walks.

The RoughRiders didn't have any extra-base knocks in the game, but they teamed up to plate 10 runs on 14 singles in just six times at-bat.

Player of the Game: 1B Emerson Frostad
3 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 .353

AA: Frisco 3 - Springfield 1 (7 innings - Game 2)
W - Tatusko (7-1)
SV - Eppley (7)
8-1, 4.0 GU

With the doubleheader sweep, the RoughRiders now lead the Texas League's South Division by four games after playing just nine games.

Ryan Tatusko (3.48 ERA/.268 BAA) picked up his seventh win of the season after holding the Cardinals to one run over 5.2 innings. He permitted three hits while walking two and fanning a season-high seven.

Josh Lueke fanned the only batter he faced to get out of the sixth, and Cody Eppley struck out two in a hitless ninth to pick up his seventh save.

DH Mitch Hilligoss (.315/.407/.397 in 22 Double-A games) went 2-for-3 with a double, Frisco's only extra-base hit in either game on the day.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre was 1-for-3 with a run batted in.

Emerson Frostad singled once and walked once in three trips.

Player of the Game: RHP Ryan Tatusko
5.2 3 1 1 2 7 0 3.48

A+: Bakersfield 3 - (@) Modesto 1 (13 innings)
W - Murphy (1-1)
SV - Hamburger (11)
8-2, 2.0 GU

Wilfredo Boscan dealt the best start of his career in his last time out, and he wasn't too bad on Saturday, either.

The 20-year-old righty worked seven innings, giving up one run and scattering seven hits. He struck out six without issuing a walk.

In Boscan's last three starts, he has walked two and fanned 24 in 20 innings of work.

Second baseman Davis Stoneburner raised his average to .288 by going 3-for-6 with his third triple of the year.

Leadoff man David Paisano was 2-for-6 with a double.

Miguel Velazquez (2/5, BB) and Mike Bianucci (2/4) had two singles apiece.

Pinch-runner and right fielder Jake Kaase drove home the game-winning runs with his two-run single in the top of the 13th inning.

The Bakersfield bullpen was outstanding, with Corey Young [1 IP], Fabio Castillo [3 IP], Tim Murphy [1 IP] and Mark Hamburger [1 IP] teaming up for six innings of scoreless ball.

Hamburger fanned all three batters he faced in the 13th, picking up his 11th save.

Player of the Game: RHP Wilfredo Boscan
7.0 7 1 1 0 6 0 4.34

A: Hickory 1 - Lexington 4
L - Thompson (6-5)
HR - E. Garcia (1)
5-5, 2.5 GB

Matt Thompson was knocked around a bit, as he gave up 10 hits-–including five doubles–-in six innings. All the hits led to four total runs. He walked two and struck out three.

Shortstop Edwin Garcia provided Hickory's lone run of the night with a solo home run, his first of the season. He also walked.

Just one night after striking out in all four of his plate appearances, third baseman Matt West was 0-for-3 with three punchouts, though he did walk once.

Centerfielder Guillermo Pimentel singled once in four trips.

Reliever Johnny Gunter struck out three in two shutout innings. He allowed one hit and walked one.

Trevor Hurley fanned one in a perfect ninth inning, lowering his ERA to an impressive 1.47.

Player of the Game: SS Edwin Garcia
3 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 .230

SSA: Spokane 6 - (@) Tri-City 3
W - Mendoza (1-0)
SV - O. De Los Santos (3)
HR - Nicholas (1)
7-8, 1.5 GB

Starter Miguel De Los Santos missed some bats, but he also missed the plate a few times. The left-hander gave up one run on one hit over three innings, walking six and striking out six.

Francisco Mendoza picked up the victory in relief by striking out two over two shutout frames.

Catcher Brett Nicholas was the Indians' offensive star of the night, going 2-for-5 with a homer and three runs batted in. The round-tripper was the first of his professional career.

DH Yefry Castillo went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.

Jared Hoying (2/4) singled twice and stole a pair of bases, giving him four on the year.

Shortstop Kevin Rodland, who was 1-for-4, also swiped two bags.

First-round pick Jake Skole played center and batted leadoff in his Spokane debut. He had some issues, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and a base on balls.

Skole played eight games in the Arizona Rookie League after signing, going 8-for-28 [.286] with two doubles, five walks, and three steals.

Ovispo De Los Santos walked two in 1.1 innings out of the ‘pen, but he struck out three and didn't yield a run. He got his third save.

Player of the Game: C Brett Nicholas
5 1 2 0 1 3 0 2 .286

RK: AZL Rangers 3 - (@) AZL Royals 6
L - Alvarez (0-1)
5-5, 2.0 GB

Leadoff hitter Teodoro Martinez had a career night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, a run batted in, and two stolen bases.

He had both of the AZL Rangers' extra-base hits on the night.

Santiago Chirino (2/3), Drew Robinson (2/4) and Braxton Lane (2/4) all singled twice.

Rehabbing third baseman Jonathan Greene was 0-for-4, striking out three times. He was also plunked once.

Starter Richard Alvarez had a rough first inning, and he gave up four runs [three earned] in 1.2 innings overall.

Puerto Rican left-hander Alexander Claudio worked two scoreless innings, walking zero and fanning one.

Paul Strong surrendered one run on three hits over two innings. He fanned two without walking a batter.

Lefty Geuris Grullon tossed a blank eighth inning, working around a hit and a walk.

Player of the Game: CF Teodoro Martinez
4 1 4 2 0 1 1 0 .342

DSL: DSL Rangers - OFF
15-13, 3.0 GB

The DSL Rangers took a scheduled day off on Saturday.

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