Rangers Minor League Roundup - 8/6

de los Santos struck out 10

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were two outs away from a no-hitter on Saturday, led by lefty Miguel de los Santos' 10 strikeouts in seven hitless frames. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.

AAA: Round Rock 3 – Salt Lake 1
W - Jackson (10-4)
SV - Eppley (9)
68-47


Starting pitcher Zach Jackson (5.65 ERA/.299 BAA) picked up his 10th win of the season with a strong six-inning performance on Saturday. The 28-year-old lefty allowed one run on two hits and six walks, striking out two.

The Round Rock offense had eight hits in the game, and six of them were doubles. Rehabbing centerfielder Craig Gentry was 1-for-4 with a double and an outfield assist.

Cleanup hitter Val Majewski was 2-for-4 with a double and a run batted in. Nick Green (1/3, 2B), Chad Tracy (1/4, 2B), Joey Butler (2/3, 2B) and Brad Nelson (1/3, 2B) also added one two-bagger apiece.

Mark Hamburger (4.86 ERA/.257 BAA) went six up, six down in two perfect innings while following Jackson. Sidearming closer Cody Eppley (3.15 ERA/.235 BAA) earned his ninth save while fanning the side in the ninth inning.

Player of the Game: LHP Zach Jackson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 1 1 6 2 0 5.65




AA: Frisco 1 – San Antonio 5
L - Snyder (8-4)
21-21, 6.0 GB


The scuffling RoughRiders mustered just a single run on four hits during Saturday's game. Frisco was facing San Antonio starter Simon Castro for the third time since July 19––the third time in his last four starts.

Starter Ben Snyder pitched into the seventh inning but suffered the loss after he yielded five runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings. He walked two without recording a strikeout.

Justin Miller has shown excellent control for much of the season, but he issued three walks in just one-third of an inning on Saturday. Miller didn't allow a run.

Sidearming right-hander Johan Yan (0.00 ERA/.160 BAA) was the story of the game for Frisco, as he punched out three over two shutout innings. Yan has yet to yield an earned run in 14.2 Double-A innings.

Second baseman Davis Stoneburner led the offense with two singles in three official at-bats, raising his average to .284. He was also hit by a pitch. Renny Osuna (1/4) and Mike Bianucci (1/3, BB) had the other knocks.

Player of the Game: RHP Johan Yan
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0.00




A+: Myrtle Beach 3 – Potomac 0
W - de los Santos (3-3)
SV - Osborne (3)
20-21


The Pelicans––led by starting pitcher Miguel de los Santos––took a no-hitter into the ninth inning on Saturday.

De los Santos began the game with seven no-hit innings, walking two and striking out 10. He actually walked the first two batters of the game before settling in and sitting down the final 21 hitters he faced.

In 36.2 innings at Myrtle Beach, the hurler has allowed 21 hits, walked 20, and struck out 51. He has 96 punchouts and 38 walks in 67.2 total innings this season.

After de los Santos left the game, reliever Zach Osborne worked a perfect eighth inning. He got the first out of the ninth before yielding a line-drive single with one out to end the no-hit bid. He then got a double play to finish the game. Catcher Vin DiFazio (1/3, 2B, HBP) and second baseman Jonathan Roof (1/3, 2B) both doubled. Outfielders Jared Prince (2/4) and Ryan Strausborger (2/4) both had two hits in four at-bats.

Player of the Game: LHP Miguel de los Santos
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 0 0 0 2 10 0 2.95




A: Hickory 0 – (@) Asheville 5
L - Tepesch (6-4)
24-18


Nick Tepesch (3.63 ERA/.277 BAA) worked seven innings, giving up four runs on nine hits. He struck out seven without issuing a walk. The 22-year-old Missouri product has pitched at least six innings in eight of his last nine starts.

The Crawdads scattered seven hits through the game without scoring a run. Tomas Telis (1/4, 2B) and Andrew Clark (2/4, 2B) both doubled. Right fielder Alejandro Selen had two singles in three at-bats.

Lefty Jimmy Reyes struck out two in his inning but also allowed a run. It was the first time Reyes has yielded a run since June 4––a string that lasted 17 appearances and 28.1 innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Nick Tepesch
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 9 4 4 0 7 1 3.63




SSA: Spokane 1 - (@) Vancouver 2
L - Lamb (1-1)
4-7


Will Lamb lost for the first time in his young professional career, as he gave up five hits and issued five walks in four innings. He limited the damage to two runs while striking out five.

Venezuela native Richard Alvarez kept the Indians in the game with his best outing of the season, hurling three scoreless innings. Arlett Mavare struck out two in a 1-2-3 eighth.

Second baseman Edwin Garcia's (1/4, 2B) double was Spokane's lone extra-base hit. Yefry Castillo (2/4), Hanser Alberto (2/3) and Ruben Sierra (1/3, BB) had the other base hits.

Player of the Game: RHP Richard Alvarez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 3 0 0 1 1 0 8.19




RK: AZL Rangers – OFF
25-12


The Rookie Rangers were off on Saturday.



DSL: DSL Rangers 4 – (@) DSL Mets1 5 (10 innings)
L - Montero (4-3)
32-23


Six-foot-six starting pitcher Jose Valdespina gave his club five strong innings, allowing two runs and scattering five hits. He struck out two without walking a batter.

Second baseman Alberto Triunfel went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, his sixth and seventh of the season. Chris Garia (1/4, BB) and Belarmino Campos (1/2, 2 BB) also reached multiple times.

Player of the Game: 2B Alberto Triunfel
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 .224




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