Minor League Roundup - 7/24

Tuesday was a powerful day in the organization, as the Rangers' minor league clubs combined to hit 16 home runs. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 6 – Portland 1
W – Volquez (2-0)
HR – Cruz (13), Quiroz (4), Fox (1)
51-50, 2.0 GB


Starting pitcher Edinson Volquez walked the bases loaded in the first, but did not allow a run. Those would be the only batters Volquez walked in the game, as he allowed just one run on two hits – back-to-back doubles in the fifth inning – in six innings. He struck out eight.

Third baseman Adam Fox (.298/.358/.433 between Double-A and Triple-A) was 2-for-3 with a home run, his first since joining the RedHawks.

Right fielder Nelson Cruz (2/4) and catcher Guillermo Quiroz (1/4) also added home runs.

Centerfielder Freddy Guzman (.252/.335/.347) singled twice in four at-bats.

Relievers Francisco Cruceta (2 IP) and Ezequiel Astacio (1 IP) hurled scoreless relief.

Player of the game: RHP Edinson Volquez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 1 1 3 8 0 1.38


AA: Frisco 4 – Midland 6
L – Chenard (1-6)
HR – Duran (18), Frostad (8)
16-16, 5.0 GB


Second baseman German Duran (.307/.365/.543) went 2-for-4 with a home run, his 18th of the season.

First baseman Emerson Frostad (.259/.322/.431) homered for his only hit while Anthony Webster (1/4), John Mayberry (1/4), and Tony Roth (1/3) all doubled.

Vicente Padilla threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit in his rehab start.

Danny Herrera added a shutout frame with one hit and one strikeout.

Player of the game: 2B German Duran
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 .307


A+: Bakersfield 12 – Lake Elsinore 7
W – Touchet (2-2)
HR – Davis (23), Teagarden (19, 20), Thon (6), Mehl (5), Peterson (1)
14-18, 6.0 GB


The Blaze won on the strength of six home runs from five different players on Tuesday night.

Designated hitter Taylor Teagarden hit two of the home runs, going 2-for-5.

Corner infielders Freddie Thon and Chris Davis each went 1-for-4 with a round-tripper.

Right fielder Truan Mehl (2/5) and second baseman David Peterson (3/4) also hit home runs.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry and shortstop Matt Smith each doubled twice while Brian Valichka added one triple in his four at-bats.

Starter J.B. Diaz gave up four runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings, walking two and striking out none.

Brennan Garr fanned three in 1 1/3 scoreless innings of work while Jose Marte threw a 1-2-3 ninth.

Player of the game: DH Taylor Teagarden
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 2 0 2 3 0 2 .314


A: Clinton 12 – (@) Cedar Rapids 13
L – Lueke (0-2)
HR – Gomez (15, 16), Tracy (10), Herren (6)
14-17, 6.0 GB


First baseman Mauro Gomez (.269/.325/.457), who was named Midwest League Player of the Week earlier in the day, hit two more home runs on Tuesday. He also added a double and drove in a total of four runs.

The 22-year-old Gomez has now hit eight home runs in his last 10 games.

Third baseman John Whittleman (3/5) and shortstop Marcus Lemon (3/5, 2B) also had three hits.

Right fielder K.C. Herren (.293/.370/.476) doubled, homered, and walked in five plate appearances.

Left fielder Chad Tracy (2/4, HR, BB) and centerfielder David Paisano (2/4) were the other L-Kings to notch multiple hits.

Starter Jeremiah Haar was roughed around for five runs in two innings. He walked two without recording a strikeout.

Left-hander Tim Gudex surrendered six runs on six hits in one inning of work.

Player of the game: 1B Mauro Gomez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 3 3 1 2 4 0 0 .269


SSA: Spokane 9 – Boise 3
W – Holland (2-3)
HR – Fry (2)
14-20, 2.5 GB


Southpaw Derek Holland yielded only one run in five innings to earn his second victory of the season. The Wallace State product gave up three hits, walked three, and punched out six.

Keisuke Ueno fanned four in two perfect innings, lowering his ERA to 2.30.

Right fielder Eric Fry homered and walked twice. It was his second long ball in as many nights.

First baseman Renny Osuna singled four times in five at-bats while Matt Lawson, Tim Smith, and Johan Yan added a pair of singles each.

Player of the game: LHP Derek Holland
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 1 1 3 6 0 3.60


RK: AZL Rangers 2 – (@) AZL Mariners 3
L – Gomez (1-1)
10-17, 10.0 GB


Carlos Pimentel (5.14 ERA/.273 BAA) permitted one run in three innings, giving up four hits. He walked three and struck out three.

Left fielder Miguel Alfonzo (.275/.370/.325) led the way offensively, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Third baseman Emmanuel Solis (.244/.283/.384) added a double, his 10th of the year.

Reliever Yoon-Hee Nam (2.79 ERA/.257 BAA) struck out four in 2 2/3 innings of one-hit, shutout relief. The 6-foot-2 lefty has struck out 21 while walking just three in 19 1/3 innings this year.

Right fielder Kyle Murphy went hitless, dropping him to 0-for-9 since being demoted to the Arizona League. The Rangers' 19th round pick in June's draft, Murphy was 11-for-62 (.177) in his time at Spokane.

Player of the game: LHP Yoon-Hee Nam
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.2 1 0 0 0 4 0 2.79


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 2 – (@) San Pedro White Sox 3
L – Sibid (1-2)


Right-hander Wilfredo Boscan (1.90 ERA/.187 BAA), a 17-year-old native of Venezuela, struck out three in 5 1/3 scoreless innings on Tuesday afternoon. Boscan allowed four hits and walked three batters.

Right fielder Jairo Valdez and third baseman Stanly Vizcaino doubled for their lone hits of the game.

Backstop Juvenal Lara was 2-for-4 at the plate.

Player of the game: RHP Wilfredo Boscan
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.1 4 0 0 3 3 0 1.69


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