Minor League Roundup - 9/6

For the full-season clubs, the 2010 minor league regular season came to a conclusion on Monday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 1 - Omaha 9
L - Phillips (3-2)
73-70, 1.0 GU

After a shaky season at Double-A Frisco, Brennan Garr got the spot start at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday and hurled three scoreless innings. The 26-year-old gave up two hits, walked zero, and fanned two.

The bullpen struggled to follow Garr's lead, as five pitchers combined to surrender nine runs over six innings.

Zach Phillips was stuck for the loss after he yielded three runs (one earned) on a hit and three walks in two innings.

Jesus Colome and Willie Eyre permitted two runs in one frame apiece while Cody Eppley and Warner Madrigal both gave up one run in an inning.

Playing in his second Triple-A game, second baseman Davis Stoneburner was 1-for-4 with a double and his second fielding error.

Right fielder Brandon Boggs (.290/.406/.470) was 2-for-4 with his fifth triple of the season.

Willy Taveras (2/4) and Gregorio Petit (2/4) both singled twice. Taveras finishes his regular season by hitting .275 in 23 games for the RedHawks.

The RedHawks begin the PCL postseason at Memphis on Wednesday night. They'll kick it off with a best-of-five series, playing the first two on the road and the final three at home.

Player of the Game: RHP Brennan Garr
3.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

AA: Frisco 3 - (@) Midland 9
L - Schlact (1-5)
34-36, 1.0 GB

With Monday's victory, Midland took home the second-half crown in the Texas League's South Division. Not that it matters much––the clubs will still open the postseason against each other in Frisco on Wednesday night.

Frisco starter Michael Schlact fell to 1-5 after he yielded four runs (three earned) in four innings of work.

The RoughRiders' offense left 13 men on base through the game and didn't score a run until the top of the seventh inning.

Cleanup hitter Joey Butler (.277/.340/.409) had the only extra-base hit. He was 3-for-5 with his 26th double of the year.

Speedy centerfielder Engel Beltre (.254/.301/.337) singled three times, walked once, and stole a pair of bases. He finishes with a .300 average and 18 steals on the year between Bakersfield and Frisco.

Marcus Lemon (2/3, 2 BB) and Emerson Frostad (1/3, 2 BB) also had strong nights.

Southpaw Corey Young, who was recently brought back from Bakersfield, coughed up three runs on two hits and two walks in only one inning.

Player of the Game: CF Engel Beltre
4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 .254

A+: Bakersfield 3 - Stockton 4
L - Boscan (9-14)
38-32, 5.0 GB

The Rangers' six-year affiliation with the Bakersfield Blaze likely came to an end on Monday afternoon.

The club closed out the regular season and finished five games back of the second-half champion Stockton Ports.

Right-hander Wilfredo Boscan (4.67 ERA/.291 BAA) finished his year by working seven innings and permitting four runs on eight hits. He walked two, struck out two, and allowed a pair of home runs.

The 20-year-old Boscan became something of a workhorse, particularly for a High-A club. He averaged nearly 6.2 innings per start in 14 second-half outings.

Bakersfield didn't have any extra-base hits. Erik Morrison (1/4, BB), Mike Bianucci (1/4), Tom Mendonca (1/4), Vin DiFazio (1/3, BB) and Jake Kaase (1/4) all singled once.

Justin Miller (3.06 ERA/.205 BAA) worked two shutout innings to close out the season.

The 23-year-old Miller was extremely good down the stretch. In 22.1 innings after the All-Star break, he posted a 2.42 ERA, walked just five, and struck out 28.

Player of the Game: RHP Wilfredo Boscan
7.0 8 4 4 2 2 2 4.67

A: Hickory 5 - (@) Greenville 3
W - Brigham (6-5)
SV - J. Ortiz (5)
HR - Zaneski (9), Bolden (7)
35-34, 7.0 GB

Starter Jake Brigham (3.36 ERA/.214 BAA) finished his campaign on a high note, as he allowed one run over six innings. He gave up three hits while walking three and striking out five.

The Crawdads took a quick lead with first baseman Jared Bolden (1/5, HR) and catcher Zach Zaneski (2/4, HR) belted back-to-back solo home runs in the top of the first.

Leury Garcia (1/5), Edwin Garcia (2/4) and Jonathan Roof (1/1, 2 BB, HBP) had the team's other knocks.

Sidewinding reliever Johan Yan (2.70 ERA/.193 BAA) punched out three in two hitless, scoreless innings.

Joe Ortiz (1.50 ERA/.190 BAA) recorded the final two outs, striking out one, to earn his fifth save.

Player of the Game: RHP Jake Brigham
6.0 3 1 1 3 5 0 3.36

SSA: Spokane 5 - (@) Yakima 1
W - Marban (1-0)
Indians lead 1-0 (best of three)

Spokane opened the Northwest League playoffs with an all-around solid game and a 5-1 victory over Yakima on the road.

Starting pitcher Ben Henry yielded one run in 3.2 innings, working around three hits and three walks. He struck out two.

Non-drafted free agent Jorge Marban followed with a clutch performance. The Florida International product tossed 2.1 shutout frames, walking one and striking out four.

In 15.1 innings between the Arizona League and Spokane this summer, Marban has yet to allow a run. He has given up eight hits, issued seven walks, and fanned 24.

First baseman Andrew Clark provided the game's biggest knock with his three-run single (he was thrown out at second) in the top of the seventh. He also walked once.

Leadoff man Ryan Strausborger was 2-for-4 with an double and a base on balls.

Northwest League MVP Jared Hoying singled once and walked three times.

DH Josh Richmond had a pair of knocks in four trips.

Right-handed relievers Ryan Rodebaugh, Zach Osborne and Colby Killian closed it out with one scoreless inning apiece. Osborne struck out the side in his inning.

Spokane returns home to face Yakima for games two and three, beginning on Tuesday evening. Randol Rojas is the scheduled game-two starting pitcher.

Player of the Game: 1B Andrew Clark
3 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 .333

RK: AZL Rangers - Season Completed
31-24, 0.5 GU

The Surprise Rangers won the Arizona League's West Division but lost to the AZL Brewers in the league's semifinals.

DSL: DSL Rangers - Season Completed
42-23, 5.0 GU

The Dominican Rangers won the San Pedro Division for the third consecutive season, but they lost to the DSL Reds in the first round of the playoffs.

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