Minor League Roundup - 7/12

Monday was a relatively light day in the Rangers' farm system, but right-hander David Perez turned in an excellent performance for the Dominican Summer League club. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City - All-Star Break
49-39, 4.5 GU

The RedHawks enjoyed day one of their three-day All-Star break on Monday night. The Triple-A All-Star Game will be played Wednesday night on MLB Network.

AA: Frisco - (@) Arkansas - PPD (Rain)
13-3, 6.0 GU

The ‘Riders were washed out in North Little Rock on Monday evening, and they'll play a doubleheader on Tuesday.

A+: Bakersfield 2 - (@) Visalia 4
L - Ross (0-1)
HR - Stoneburner (11)
12-7, 1.0 GU

Robbie Ross was stuck with the loss in his High-A debut on Monday night.

The Kentucky native lasted 4.1 innings, allowing four runs [two earned] on five hits. He walked two, hit one, and struck out five.

Second baseman Davis Stoneburner committed his 23rd error in the game, but he also went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, supplying both of Bakersfield's runs for the night.

Jose Felix (1/4, 2B) and Andres James (1/3, 2B) both doubled.

Three-hole hitter Miguel Velazquez singled twice in four trips, raising his High-A average to .288.

Corey Young [1.2 IP], Trevor Hurley [1 IP] and Mark Hamburger [1 IP] all threw scoreless ball out of the bullpen. Hurley and Hamburger struck out two hitters apiece.

Player of the Game: 2B Davis Stoneburner
4 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 .293

A: Hickory 3 - Greensboro 9
L - Brigham (1-1)
10-9, 2.5 GB

Jake Brigham suffered his first loss since returning to Hickory, allowing three runs in six innings pitched. The righty yielded six hits, walked two, and struck out one.

The game got away from the Crawdads when relief pitcher Johnny Gunter surrendered four runs on three hits and a walk in only two-thirds of an inning.

At the plate, catcher Zach Zaneski was 3-for-4 with his 14th double of the season.

Right fielder Jared Prince raised his average to .290 with a pair of singles in five at-bats.

Matt West was 0-for-1, but he walked once and was plunked twice.

Hard-throwing righty Ovispo De Los Santos surrendered his first run with Hickory, as he gave up a solo home run in the seventh inning. De Los Santos fanned two in 1.1 innings.

Player of the Game: C Zach Zaneski
4 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 .300

SSA: Spokane 2 - (@) Everett 6
L - Grullon (0-2)
HR - Olt (2)
11-12, 1.5 GB

Third baseman Mike Olt (.264/.379/.458) belted his second professional home run on Monday night. The UConn product was 2-for-3 with the solo homer and a walk.

Through 20 games, Olt has nine extra-base hits and 13 walks.

Starting pitcher Juan Grullon allowed four runs on five hits––including two homers––in 3.2 innings of work. He walked two and struck out four.

Left-hander Jimmy Reyes hurled 2.1 shutout innings, giving up one hit, walking zero, and striking out two.

Australia native Tim Stanford fanned one in a perfect eighth inning. The 21-year-old has yielded only one run in his first eight innings with Spokane.

Right fielder Yefry Castillo went 1-for-4 with his sixth double of the season.

Player of the Game: 3B Mike Olt
3 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 .264

RK: AZL Rangers - OFF
10-7, 1.0 GU

The AZL Rangers enjoyed a day off on Monday.

DSL: DSL Rangers 2 - (@) DSL Blue Jays 3
L - Gil (0-1)
18-18, 4.5 GB

The Rangers lost the game in the bottom of the ninth, but they got yet another encouraging performance from 17-year-old starting pitcher David Perez.

Perez (2.65 ERA/.252 BAA) pitched a career-high six innings, allowing two runs [one earned] on five hits. He fanned four without issuing a walk.

Perhaps most impressively, the 6-foot-5 hurler induced 12 outs on the ground versus zero in the air.

Leadoff hitter Chris Garia (1/1, 2B) and second baseman Alex Gonzalez (1/4, 2B) both doubled once.

Francisco Lugo (1/1), Christefer Obispo (1/3) and Hector Martinez (1/3) singled for the team's other hits.

DH Jorge Alfaro went hitless in four at-bats, striking out three times. The talented-but-raw 17-year-old is 13-for-76 [.171] with two walks and 26 strikeouts this summer.

Left-hander Leonel Gil suffered the loss after he surrendered one run in two innings. He fanned four.

Player of the Game: RHP David Perez
6.0 5 2 1 0 4 0 2.65

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