Minor League Roundup - 8/6

The Dominican Rangers extended their division lead to three games with yet another victory on Friday afternoon. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 6 - (@) Salt Lake 10
L - Moscoso (7-5)
59-53, 3.0 GU

Scuffling right-hander Guillermo Moscoso was knocked around the yard once again on Friday night. This time, the 26-year-old permitted 10 runs [eight earned] on 10 hits in 4.2 innings.

Moscoso has allowed 19 runs on 23 hits in his last two starts, spanning 10.2 innings.

Brandon Boggs (1/3, 2B, BB), Ryan Garko (1/4, 2B) and Esteban German (2/5, 2B) all doubled once.

Second baseman Hernan Iribarren (3/4) raised his average to .249 with three singles in four trips.

Chris Davis (2/4) and Gregorio Petit (2/4) both singled twice.

Relief pitchers Warner Madrigal [1.1 IP] and Clay Rapada [2 IP] finished out the game with scoreless ball. Rapada dropped his ERA to 1.93.

Player of the Game: RF Brandon Boggs
3 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 .284

AA: Frisco 4 - (@) San Antonio 8
L - Perez (4-7)
21-20, 2.0 GB

The Frisco bats notched 11 hits on Friday night, but they were all singles. The club left 13 men on the basepaths.

Starting pitcher Martin Perez continued his hot-and-cold ways, lasting just 2.1 innings. The prospect permitted four runs on six hits.

John Whittleman (2/4, BB), Jonathan Greene (2/5) and Jose Felix (2/4) all singled twice.

Playing in his second Double-A game, shortstop Davis Stoneburner batted second and went 1-for-4 with a stolen base.

Reliever Tyler Tufts worked around a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning, his third consecutive since being promoted to Frisco.

Mark Hamburger fanned six batters in two innings, but he also permitted two runs on five hits. Hamburger needed 51 pitches to complete the two innings.

Player of the Game: C Jose Felix
4 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 .282

A+: Bakersfield 7 - San Jose 5
W - Miller (3-3)
SV - Castillo (4)
27-14, 6.0 GU

The Blaze fell behind early when starter Carlos Pimentel allowed four runs in the second inning. Pimentel eventually settled down and battled his way through six innings. He yielded five runs on five hits, walking three and striking out three.

The club got back into the game and eventually won it in the later innings.

Right fielder Miguel Velazquez went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and his first High-A stolen base.

Cody Podraza (1/4, 2B) and Doug Hogan (1/4, 2B) both doubled and drove home two runs.

First baseman Chris McGuiness was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs batted in.

The Bakersfield bullpen was perfect, as Justin Miller, Corey Young, and Fabio Castillo combined to retire all nine batters they faced. Young struck out the side in his inning while Castillo punched out two in his frame.

Player of the Game: RF Miguel Velazquez
4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .306

A: Hickory 3 - (@) Greensboro 2
W - Tullis (5-0)
SV - O. De Los Santos (2)
23-16, 1.5 GB

Braden Tullis (2.88 ERA/.254 BAA) picked up his fifth victory by allowing one run on three hits over 5.1 innings. The sinkerballer got 10 groundouts and three flyouts.

Left-handed reliever Joe Ortiz (1.41 ERA/.192 BAA) continued his dominant of the Sally League, as he permitted just a solo home run in three innings. He fanned four without walking a batter.

Ovispo De Los Santos closed out the game by recording the final two outs, getting one strikeout.

The Crawdads had 10 hits in the game, but first baseman Michael Ortiz's (1/4, 2B) double was the only extra-base knock.

Leadoff hitter Travis Adair singled four times and stole his 10th base. Adair is now hitting .320 on the season.

Nine-hole hitter and DH Yefry Castillo was 2-for-4 with a run batted in.

Player of the Game: RHP Braden Tullis
5.1 3 1 1 2 3 1 2.88

SSA: Spokane 8 - Salem-Keizer 9
L - Steggall (2-1)
HR - Rodland (2), Skole (2)
5-5, 2.0 GB

The Indians and Volcanoes played a wild one on Saturday. Spokane jumped out to a big lead with five first-inning runs, quickly lost it, and then the two teams went back-and-forth for the remainder of the contest.

Salem-Keizer's starting pitcher was Edwin Escobar, who was traded from the Rangers to San Francisco so the Rangers could keep the rights to Frisco lefty Ben Snyder.

The Indians offense battered the 18-year-old Escobar for five runs in just two innings of work.

Spokane starter Nick McBride had a rough night at the office, allowing six runs [four earned] on nine hits in 3.1 innings.

Left-hander Justin Earls helped keep his club in the game with 3.2 frames of shutout long relief, lowering his ERA to 1.69.

Jimmy Reyes fanned two in a 1-2-3 eighth inning. The 5-foot-10 southpaw has 19 strikeouts against two walks in his first 15 professional innings.

Shortstop Kevin Rodland (1/4, HR) and centerfielder Jake Skole (1/5, HR) both went yard in the game.

Santiago Chirino (2/4, 2B, BB) and Brett Nicholas (2/4, 2B) had one single and one double apiece.

Cleanup hitter Jared Hoying singled three times and stole his 16th base.

Reliever Tim Steggall suffered both the loss and the blown save when he coughed up a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth.

Player of the Game: LHP Justin Earls
3.2 4 0 0 0 2 0 1.69

RK: AZL Rangers - OFF
20-16, 2.0 GU

The Rangers enjoyed a day off on Friday. They'll face the AZL Reds in Surprise on Saturday night.

DSL: DSL Rangers 4 - DSL Braves 1
W - S. Perez (5-2)
SV - Medina (6)
HR - Obispo (2)
32-20, 3.0 GU

With Friday's victory, the Dominican Rangers have won 12 of their last 13 contests (including eight in a row) and sit atop the San Pedro division by three games with just 12 remaining.

The Rangers have surrendered more than two runs only once during the current eight-game winning streak.

Right-hander Santo Perez (2.39 ERA/.201 BAA) continued the trend against the Braves, pitching seven innings and giving up just an unearned run. The tall 21-year-old allowed four hits, walked zero, and fanned five.

On the day after David Perez retired the first 21 batters of the game, Santo sat down the first nine he faced.

First baseman Christefer Obispo (.235/.346/.364) went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season.

Diego Cedeno (1/2, 3B) tripled while Alex Gonzalez (2/3, 2B, BB) and Francisco Lugo (1/3, 2B, BB) both doubled and walked.

Closer Emiliano Medina (0.34 ERA/.143 BAA) fanned two batters in two perfect innings, picking up his sixth save of the season.

Player of the Game: RHP Santo Perez
7.0 4 1 0 0 5 0 2.39

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