Minor League Roundup - 8/1

The Dominican Summer League Rangers moved to within a game of first place with a doubleheader sweep over the first-place DSL Braves on Sunday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 5 - Iowa 9
L - Moscoso (7-4)
HR - Brown (8)
57-50, 2.0 GU

Despite being touched up for eight runs in the first two innings, Guillermo Moscoso managed to get through six frames.

In all, the starter allowed nine runs [eight earned] on a whopping 13 hits over six innings. Moscoso threw 95 pitches.

First baseman Matt Brown (.299/.351/.516) moved into the cleanup spot and went 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks. The 27-year-old extended his hitting streak to 16 games. He has hit safely in 26 of 28 contests since returning from the disabled list.

Third baseman Chris Davis was 1-for-3 with a double and two walks in his first game back at Triple-A.

Gregorio Petit (1/4, 2B) smacked his 16th two-bagger of the year.

Cody Eppley (3.55 ERA/.196 BAA) worked three shutout innings of long relief with the somewhat depleted bullpen. He gave up just one hit, walked one, and struck out four.

Triple-A right-handed hitters are 3-for-23 with 11 strikeouts against the sidearming Eppley.

Player of the Game: 1B Matt Brown
3 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 .299

AA: Frisco 0 - San Antonio 5
L - Perez (4-6)
19-17, 1.0 GB

Frisco dropped its seventh consecutive game, as the ‘Riders offense was held to just three hits on the night.

Starting pitcher Martin Perez threw a season-high 99 pitches, giving up four runs [three earned] over six innings. He allowed eight hits, walked two, and struck out five.

Perez yielded all four of his runs in the fourth inning, with three of them coming on homers. He began the outing by retiring the first eight batters of the game.

Emerson Frostad (1/4, 2B), James Tomlin (1/4) and Jose Felix (1/3) had the only hits.

The 22-year-old Felix is 8-for-27 [.296] with one walk and zero strikeouts in his first seven Double-A contests.

Beau Jones (2.93 ERA/.232 BAA) worked around a pair of hits and a pair of walks to pitch two shutout innings. He struck out three.

Player of the Game: LHP Beau Jones
2.0 2 0 0 2 2 0 2.93

A+: Bakersfield 9 - (@) Lancaster 11
L - Miller (2-3)
HR - Bianucci (14)
24-13, 4.0 GU

Daniel Gutierrez was knocked around in his first High-A start of the season. He permitted seven runs on eight hits over 3.2 innings, walking three and striking out three.

The Bakersfield offense kept Gutierrez off the hook with the help of some early-game support.

DH Mike Bianucci was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, his third in two days and 14th overall.

Andres James (3/4, 3B) and David Paisano (2/5, 3B) both tripled once.

First baseman Chris McGuiness batted cleanup in his High-A and Bakersfield debut. He went 2-for-5 with a run batted in.

Second baseman Erik Morrison singled twice and drove in two runs.

Tom Mendonca entered the three-game set at Lancaster as perhaps Bakersfield's hottest bat, but he went just 2-for-15 in the series.

Reliever Justin Miller suffered the loss when he surrendered three runs on four hits in 2.1 frames.

Player of the Game: DH Mike Bianucci
4 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 .257

A: Hickory 6 - Kannapolis 5
W - M. De Los Santos (1-0)
HR - West (8)
21-14, 1.5 GB

The streaking Crawdads took home their fifth consecutive series victory with Sunday's win.

Starting pitcher Matt Thompson (3.97 ERA/.298 BAA) surrendered three home runs, but he still managed to work into the seventh inning. He went 6.2 frames, allowing five runs [three earned], walking zero and striking out seven.

Thompson now has a league-leading 111 strikeouts against 20 walks in 111 innings this season.

Third baseman Matt West (.229/.337/.389) was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, his eighth of the season. He also committed two errors.

DH Zach Zaneski was 1-for-4 with three runs batted in.

Jared Prince (.307/.395/.451) doubled once in three trips, extending his hitting streak to 19 contests.

Left-hander Miguel De Los Santos made his return to Hickory––and his return to the bullpen––on Sunday. The 22-year-old tossed 2.1 shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out five.

De Los Santos has 68 punchouts in 43.1 innings between short-season Spokane and Single-A Hickory this year.

Player of the Game: LHP Miguel De Los Santos
2.1 1 0 0 0 5 0 3.97

SSA: Spokane 2 - (@) Eugene 3
L - McBride (1-3)
2-3, 2.0 GB

Starting pitcher Nick McBride (4.75 ERA/.270 BAA) worked five innings, giving up three runs on six hits. The 19-year-old struck out six without walking a batter.

Over his last three starts, McBride has 19 strikeouts and two walks in 17 innings.

The Indians didn't have any extra-base hits in the game, and leadoff hitter Ryan Strausborger was the only player with multiple knocks. He singled three times in five trips.

Jurickson Profar (1/4, BB), Josh Richmond (1/3, HBP) and Clark Murphy (1/3, BB) all reached twice.

The 20-year-old Murphy is hitting .370 with a .480 on-base percentage through his first 26 games this summer.

Kevin Johnson [2 IP] and Ben Henry [1 IP] combined for three innings of hitless relief. Henry fanned two of the three batters he faced.

Player of the Game: CF Ryan Strausborger
5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .228

RK: AZL Rangers - OFF
16-16, 2.0 GB

The Surprise Rangers had a scheduled day off on Sunday. They face the first-place AZL Royals on Monday night.

DSL: DSL Rangers 2 - (@) DSL Braves 0 (7 innings - Game 1)
W - Parra (1-2)

Starting pitcher Luis Parra (2.82 ERA/.191 BAA) logged a seven-inning shutout in the first of Sunday's doubleheader.

The 18-year-old southpaw allowed four hits, walked one, and struck out eight. He has 40 punchouts in 38.1 innings on the season.

Third baseman Francisco Lugo brought home both runs with a two-run triple in the top of the fourth inning.

Alex Gonzalez (2/3) and Carlos Oropeza (1/2, BB) had the club's other hits.

Player of the Game: LHP Luis Parra
7.0 4 0 0 1 8 0 2.82

DSL: DSL Rangers 6 - (@) DSL Braves 2
W - Moreno (5-0)
27-20, 1.0 GB

The red-hot Dominican Rangers finished off the doubleheader sweep of the first-place Braves, moving to within one game of first place.

Luis Moreno (1.30 ERA/.137 BAA) led the way in his first professional start, as he tossed five scoreless innings. The 18-year-old Venezuela native allowed two hits and fanned one without walking a batter.

Francisco Lugo, who was 1-for-4, doubled for the club's only extra-base hit.

DH Jorge Alfaro singled three times in four at-bats, raising his average to .222.

Right fielder Hector Martinez (2/4) singled twice while catcher Guy Edmonds (1/3) singled once and drove home two runs.

Player of the Game: RHP Luis Moreno
5.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.30

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