Minor League Roundup - 8/25

Doug Mathis

Saturday was an outstanding day for pitching in the Rangers organization, as multiple pitchers gave outstanding performances. Doug Mathis led the way with a complete game, 10 K shutout of the Midland Rockhounds. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 6 – (@) Nashville 0 (7 innings/Game 1)
W – Galarraga (2-1)
HR – Hulett (11)


Armando Galarraga (3.20 ERA/.227 BAA in three Triple-A starts) gave up only two hits over seven shutout innings to earn his 11th total win of the season. The 25-year-old right-hander walked three and struck out four.

Second baseman Tug Hulett was 2-for-4 with a home run and four runs batted in. The homer was his 11th and the third in his last five contests.

Freddy Guzman (1/3, 3B, BB), Kevin Mahar (2/3, 2B) and Dave Matranga (2/3, 2B) reached base multiple times.

Player of the game: RHP Armando Galarraga
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 2 0 0 3 4 0 3.20


AAA: Oklahoma 2 – (@) Nashville 3 (7 innings/Game 2)
L – Murray (3-3)
69-65, 0.5 GB


Chris Baker made the spot start and gave up two runs in four innings.

The RedHawks had no extra base hits, but five players had one single.

A.J. Murray suffered the loss by allowing one run on three hits and three walks in 2.2 frames.

Player of the game: RHP Chris Baker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 5 2 2 0 3 0 5.63


AA: Frisco 4 – Midland 0
W – Mathis (10-7)
HR – Davis (10)
33-27, 2.0 GB


Doug Mathis continued to build on a solid August, as he tossed a complete game shutout on Saturday.

The Show Low, Arizona, native scattered four hits through nine innings, walking none and striking out 10.

Third baseman Chris Davis (.299/.349/.600 between High-A and Double-A) was 1-for-4 with his 34th home run of the season – his 10th with the RoughRiders.

German Duran (.306/.359/.534) tripled and drove in two runs himself.

Adam Fox singled twice in four at bats while John Mayberry and Taylor Teagarden each singled and walked.

Player of the game: RHP Doug Mathis
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
9.0 4 0 0 0 10 0 3.86


A+: Bakersfield 1 – Visalia 2
L – Giles (6-6)
26-35, 11.5 GB


Omar Poveda surrendered one run on eight hits over six innings, walking two and striking out five.

Leadoff man Craig Gentry (1/4) and nine-hole hitter Brian Valichka (1/3) each doubled.

Max Ramirez and Elvis Andrus both received a night off on Saturday.

Player of the game: RHP Omar Poveda
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 8 1 1 2 5 0 4.30


A: Clinton 1 – (@) Kane County 5
L – Haar (6-4)
25-36, 12.5 GB


Marcus Lemon (.260/.352/.359) doubled for his only hit in four at bats.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo (.205/.286/.307 in August) singled in walked twice. He swiped his 39th base in 42 attempts.

Jeremiah Haar (3.82 ERA/.282 BAA) allowed five runs, four earned, in five innings of work.

Josh Lueke (2 IP) and Chris Dennis (1 IP) each hurled scoreless relief.

Player of the game: RHP Josh Lueke
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3.69


SSA: Spokane 6 – Tri-City 4
W – Main (2-0)
SV – Laughter (10)
30-34, 0.5 GU


Right-hander Michael Main gave up just one hit and one walk in five shutout innings on Saturday, recording four strikeouts.

Alabama product Tommy Hunter followed Main with three perfect innings including four strikeouts.

Renny Osuna (2/4) and Davis Stoneburner (2/3, 2B, 3B) each had two hits.

Outfielder Eric Fry doubled and knocked in two runs.

Closer Andrew Laughter, a 2007 draftee from Louisiana-Lafayette, picked up his tenth save with a scoreless inning. He has a 1.98 ERA in 27 1/3 innings with the Indians.

Player of the game: RHP Tommy Hunter
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.00


RK: AZL Rangers 5 – (@) AZL Angels 3
W – Soto (4-2)
SV – Nam (2)
11-13, 4.0 GB


Wilmer Font gave up three runs on four hits in the first inning, but he settled down in a hurry.

The Venezuelan right-hander went on to retire nine of the final ten batters he faced. In all, he allowed three runs on six hits in four innings, walking one and fanning eight.

Engel Beltre was 1-for-3 with his third triple of the season.

Michael Ortiz (2/4, 2B), Kyle Murphy (2/4), and Jake Kaase (2/4) all had multiple hits.

Reliever Eleno Soto surrendered one hit in 3 2/3 scoreless innings, walking one and striking out three.

Player of the game: RHP Eleno Soto
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.2 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.90


DSL: San Pedro Rangers – OFF
35-34, 17.0 GB


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