Minor League Roundup - 7/29

Luis Mendoza improved his record to 12-1

Right-handed pitcher Luis Mendoza continued to be one of the hottest players in the Rangers organization, as he tossed 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball on Sunday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's action in the minor leagues.

AAA: Oklahoma 9 – Tacoma 4
W – Volquez (3-0)
54-52, 3.0 GB


Starting pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed four runs on five hits and two walks in the game's first inning.

He then settled down to post four scoreless innings, giving up only three hits and two walks. Volquez fanned seven for the game, including a stretch where recorded five consecutive outs on K's.

Designated hitter Jason Botts was a perfect 4-for-4 – all singles – with one walk.

Leadoff man Freddy Guzman added three hits – including a double – and two stolen bases.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler (2/4), RF Kevin Mahar (2/5), SS Tim Hulett (2/4, 3B, BB), and 3B Adam Fox (2/3, 2B, 3B, BB) all had two hits.

Franklyn German and Randy Williams each hurled two scoreless innings to complete the shutout.

Player of the game: 3B Adam Fox
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 .333


AA: Frisco 2 – Corpus Christi 0
W – Mendoza (12-1)
SV – Ingram (23)
20-17, 2.0 GB


The RoughRiders shut out the Hooks for the second consecutive day, this time behind the right arm of Luis Mendoza.

Mendoza (3.95 ERA/.249 BAA) struggled with his control – walking three and uncorking three wild pitches in 5 2/3 innings – but he kept Corpus Christi off the board. The 23-year-old allowed six hits and struck out five.

Right fielder Anthony Webster (2/4), centerfielder Brandon Boggs (2/4, 2B), and first baseman Jim Fasano (2/4) had two hits each.

Second baseman German Duran was 1-for-3 with both of the team's RBI.

Taylor Teagarden was 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his first Double-A game.

Bill White tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief while Jorge Vasquez and Jesse Ingram each posted perfect innings.

Player of the game: RHP Luis Mendoza
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.2 6 0 0 3 5 0 3.95


A+: Bakersfield 6 – Modesto 11
L – Diaz (4-2)
HR – Mehl (6)
15-22, 9.0 GB


Right fielder Truan Mehl went deep for the sixth time this season in the bottom of the seventh inning. He was 2-for-5 for the game.

Third baseman Chris Davis (2/5) and first baseman Freddie Thon (3/5) also had multiple hits.

Catcher Max Ramirez reached safely on a single and two walks in five plate appearances.

Starter J.B. Diaz surrendered three home runs in just five innings. He allowed seven earned runs on 10 total hits.

Player of the game: RF Truan Mehl
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 .284


A: Clinton 0 – Lansing 3
L – Hollis (1-4)
15-20, 7.0 GB


Broc Coffman tossed five shutout innings – giving up four hits and four walks – but the L-Kings were blanked by the Lansing Lugnuts on Sunday.

Clinton was held to just three singles, coming from Mauro Gomez (1/4), K.C. Herren (1/3), and Jay Heafner (1/2).

Chris Dennis lowered his ERA to 2.25 with a scoreless ninth inning.

Player of the game: LHP Broc Coffman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 0 0 4 5 0 4.18


SSA: Spokane 3 – Everett 5
L – Nelo (1-2)
18-21, 1.5 GB


Derek Holland (3.60 ERA/.220 BAA) gave up three runs – two earned – on five hits in five frames. He walked two and struck out seven.

Daniel Sattler was impressive in relief, as he fanned six in three innings of two-hit, shutout ball.

Leadoff hitter Matt Lawson raised his average to .321 with three singles in five at-bats. Centerfielder Tim Smith had an identical line.

Left fielder Tim Rodriguez also had three hits, but it included his first triple of the season.

San Jacinto JC product Eric Fry was 2-for-5 with a double.

Player of the game: RHP Dan Sattler
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 2 0 0 0 6 0 5.70


RK: AZL Rangers 5 – AZL Padres 6
L – Turner (1-1)
HR – Ortiz (1)
0-2, 2.0 GB


Former number one overall pick Matt Bush got the win for the Padres.

First baseman Michael Ortiz was 1-for-3 with his first professional home run.

Young starter Wilmer Font allowed four runs (two earned) in three innings. He gave up four hits, walked two, and struck out five.

Jorge Quintero, a 20-year-old righty, struck out six in four shutout innings. He gave up three hits and did not issue a walk.

Right fielder Luke Salas (3/4, 2B, BB) and left fielder Miguel Alfonzo (3/5, 2B) had three hits while DH Kevin Gossage (2/4, 2 2B) added two.

Player of the game: RF Luke Salas
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 .436


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