Minor League Roundup - 6/19

Vallejo showed off his speed

The Nashville Sounds held Chris Davis hitless on Thursday, but they couldn't keep him off the basepaths. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 3 – (@) Nashville 6
L – Gordon (0-1)
40-35, 3.0 GU


Cruz is heating up once again.
Chris Davis' hitting streak ended at 14 games on Thursday, but he drew a pair of walks. One of the walks was intentional.

Right fielder Nelson Cruz (.356/.459/.712) zoomed past Davis in the batting average department by going 3-for-3 with a double and a walk. Cruz extended his hitting streak to 10 games and he is now batting .431 [25-for-58] this month.

Starter Kameron Loe gave up three runs – two earned – and seven hits in four innings of work.

John Mayberry was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Late-inning reliever Warner Madrigal fanned one in a scoreless inning. He allowed one hit.

Player of the Game: RF Nelson Cruz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 .356


AA: Frisco 7 – (@) Midland 5
W – Gonzalez (3-1)
SV – Diaz (1)
45-27, 5.0 GU


Starter Michael Schlact cruised through the first five innings, allowing only two runs. When he went out for the sixth inning, he allowed three runs on four hits and a walk without recording an out.

Ramirez is batting .362.
In all, Schlact gave up five runs in five innings, walking and striking out two batters.

First baseman Max Ramirez (.362/.457/.651) was 4-for-5 with two doubles, giving him 16 on the season.

Steve Murphy (.296/.329/.536) extended his hitting streak to 12 games by going 2-for-5 with his fifth triple of the year.

Shortstop Elvis Andrus singled and doubled in five at-bats.

Ben Harrison (2/4, BB) and Adam Fox (2/2) both singled twice.

Alfredo Gonzalez (4.58 ERA/.270 BAA) and Joselo Diaz (0.00 ERA/.125 BAA in 5 IP) each tossed two scoreless innings to lead the Riders to victory.

Player of the Game: 1B Max Ramirez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 .362


A+: Bakersfield 9 – Modesto 8
W – Stewart (4-3)
HR – Gomez (5), Herren (1), Mehl (1)
2-2, 0.0 GU


Kasey Kiker walked a season-high five batters and gave up five hits, but he was able to limit the damage. The left-hander surrendered three runs in 5.2 innings, striking out eight.

Stewart earned the victory.
Reliever Ryan Falcon bailed Kiker out of a bases loaded, two out jam in the sixth inning by striking out Modesto batter Nick Haley. But Falcon ran into trouble of his own in the seventh, giving up five runs, including two homers. His ERA jumped from 2.65 to 3.86 after the outing.

The lineup's 7-8-9 hitters – Truan Mehl (1/3, HR), Mauro Gomez (2/4, HR) and K.C. Herren (1/4, HR) – all hit home runs. Mehl and Gomez went back-to-back in the eighth inning.

Third baseman John Whittleman (1/2, 2B, BB) doubled and walked.

Sidearming reliever Jordan Stewart earned the victory by hurling 2.1 innings of scoreless relief, fanning four.

Jose Vallejo displayed his speed in scoring the winning run for the Blaze. After getting a one out single, the second baseman stole both second and third bases before scoring on the all-exciting walkoff sacrifice fly from Chad Tracy.

Player of the Game: 2B Jose Vallejo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 .282


A: Clinton 2 – (@) Kane County 6
L – Tatusko (1-4)
0-1, 1.0 GB


Blake Beavan (3.31 ERA/.259 BAA) walked a season-high two batters on Thursday. He gave up one run on four hits – all singles – while striking out two batters.

Second baseman Renny Osuna (.361/.425/.508) and DH Tim Smith (.298/.365/.409) both singled and doubled in the contest.

Leadoff man Engel Beltre was 1-for-4 with his 10th stolen base.

Player of the Game: RHP Blake Beavan
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 1 1 2 2 0 3.31


SSA: Spokane 6 – Everett 7
L – Kirkman (0-1)
1-2, 1.0 GB


It was a rough night for the Spokane defense to say the least.

West is playing third base.
The Indians made five errors – including three from shortstop Donnie Ecker – leading to four unearned runs.

Michael Kirkman made his first start of the year with short-season Spokane. He allowed four unearned runs, but gave up just four hits and walked one. All four runs came in the fourth inning when the first three batters all reached on errors. The lefty went five innings and struck out four batters.

Jared Bolden (2/5, 2B), David Paisano (1/4, 2B) and Tim Rodriguez (2/4, 2B) all doubled.

Third baseman Matt West was 1-for-2 with a walk.

Player of the Game: LHP Michael Kirkman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 5 4 0 1 4 0 0.00


DSL: DSL Rangers1 2 – DSL Pirates 6
L – Rosendo (0-1)
HR – Ventura (2)
10-7, 0.0 GU


In Pepe Sibid's first outing of the season, he tossed five hitless innings. On Thursday, he was nearly as good. The 20-year-old yielded two runs on two hits in six innings, walking three and striking out seven.

Centerfielder Ariel Ventura (.281/.347/.484) was 1-for-3 with a home run – his second – and a walk.

Designated hitter Juvenal Lara singled twice in four at-bats.

Player of the Game: RHP Pepe Sibid
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 2 2 3 7 0 1.64


DSL: DSL Rangers2 4 – (@) DSL Astros 0
W – Mayora (3-0)
9-8, 1.0 GB


Raul Mayora (1.89 ERA/.175 BAA) gave up just one hit in five shutout innings, as he helped the Rangers toss a two-hit shutout of the DSL Astros. Mayora walked four and struck out seven.

Domingo Del Rosario drove in three of the team's four runs. He was 2-for-3 with a double and two walks.

First baseman Alison Perez (2/5, 2B) also doubled.

Relievers Reynaldo Alvarez (3 IP) and Kelvin Arrendell (1 IP) helped to complete the masterpiece.

Player of the Game: LHP Raul Mayora
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 0 0 4 7 0 1.89


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