Minor League Roundup - 7/3

Holland struck out 11

Clinton left-hander Derek Holland continued rolling on Thursday with 11 strikeouts in six innings pitched. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 5 – (@) New Orleans 3 (11 innings)
W – Littleton (7-1)
SV – Kometani (1)
HR – Richardson (4)
48-40, 7.5 GU


Matt Harrison (3.55 ERA/.282 BAA) gave up one run in six innings. He scattered seven hits, walked two, and struck out five.

Catcher and nine-hole hitter Kevin Richardson (.260/.331/.433) was 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias (.294/.319/.388) was 3-for-5 with a triple – his seventh of the season.

Nate Gold (2/6) had two singles while Travis Metcalf (1/5, 2B) doubled.

Relievers Bill White (1 IP), Wes Littleton (1.2 IP) and Kea Kometani (1 IP) all tossed scoreless ball.

Player of the Game: LHP Matt Harrison
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 7 1 1 2 5 0 3.55


AA: Frisco 3 – Springfield 7
L – Hodges (6-6)
10-3, 1.5 GU


Starter Trey Hodges (5.45 ERA/.288 BAA) yielded seven runs on 11 hits in four innings.

Elvis Andrus (2/5, 2B), Dustin Majewski (2/4, 2B), and Emerson Frostad (2/4, 2B) all singled and doubled.

J.T. Restko and Jose Vallejo both singled twice in four at-bats.

Southpaw Zack Parker allowed only one hit in three shutout innings. He walked one and struck out one.

Clayton Hamilton hurled two shutout innings, fanning one.

Player of the Game: LHP Zack Parker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.81


A+: Bakersfield 6 – San Jose 7
L – Lueke (2-5)
HR – Gomez (6), Mehl (2), Pina (2)
4-10, 7.0 GB


Kasey Kiker gave up six runs – three earned – on 10 hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out three.

Mauro Gomez (1/5, HR), Truan Mehl (1/4, HR), and Manny Pina (2/4, HR) all hit solo home runs from the 7-8-9 spots in the order.

Second baseman Renny Osuna (.364/.430/.497 in 75 total games) reached base in all five plate appearances. He singled twice and walked three times.

Player of the Game: 2B Renny Osuna
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 .407


A: Clinton 7 – (@) Beloit 2
W – Ortiz (1-0)
HR – Greene (12), Lawson (3)
5-10, 5.0 GB


Derek Holland continued to make his case for a promotion on Thursday, as he fanned 11 batters in six innings pitched. The left-hander allowed one run on five hits and one walk.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene (.236/.358/.438) was 1-for-2 with two walks and a home run.

Greene's on-base percentage is 122 points higher than his batting average, but he has just 31 walks on the season. The main reason for Greene's inflated OBP is because of his willingness to wear a pitch in the ribs. Greene has been plunked 20 times this season.

Second baseman Matt Lawson was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer. His long ball helped put the game away in Clinton's five run top of the ninth inning.

Cristian Santana (2/4, 2B, BB), Carlos Dominguez (3/5) and Kyle Murphy (2/4) also had multiple hits.

Jonathan Ortiz earned his first win of the season with a perfect inning. He struck out one.

Tall righty Adalberto Flores finished the game with two punchouts in a shutout frames.

Player of the Game: LHP Derek Holland
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 1 1 1 11 0 2.57


SSA: Spokane 6 – Eugene 4
W – Schlecht (2-1)
12-5, 2.0 GU


Martin Perez gave up seven hits in four innings pitched, but he was able to limit Eugene to just one run. The 17-year-old lefty walked one and struck out four.

Second baseman Jason Ogata (.271/.390/.333) saw his batting average jump after he singled five times in five at-bats.

David Paisano (2/5, 2B), Jared Bolden (2/4, 2B, BB) and Doug Hogan (2/4, 2B) all singled and doubled.

After getting off to a slow start at the plate, Bolden now has extra-base hits in each of his last five contests.

Matt West (.305/.388/.356) singled twice and walked.

Right-handed pitcher Ryan Schlecht (1.80 ERA/.219 BAA in 10 IP) gave up one run in three innings. He allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out two.

Former Seton Hall pitcher Corey Young struck out five in two innings. He gave up two runs, one of which was earned.

Player of the Game: 2B Jason Ogata
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 5 0 0 2 0 0 .271


RK: AZL Rangers 9 – AZL Cubs 8
W – Roark (2-0)
SV – Eppley (1)
7-3


The AZL Rangers were fueled by a seven run bottom of the sixth inning.

Leadoff hitter and Elon product Chris Dove went 2-for-3 with a triple and two walks.

Jairo Valdez (3/4, 2 2B), Erik Morrison (2/4, 2B, BB), and Lejuan Hill (2/4, 2B) all doubled.

Second baseman Edward Martinez singled twice and walked in five plate appearances. He also had a sacrifice fly.

Rehabbing starting pitcher Levi Romero yielded two runs, one earned, in 3 2/3 innings. He gave up five hits, walked two, and fanned one.

Tanner Roark earned the victory after giving up one run on four hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Player of the Game: LF Chris Dove
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 .350


DSL: DSL Rangers1 10 – (@) DSL Braves 1
W – Mendoza (2-0)
HR – Solis (2)
18-10, 0.5 GB


Anyenil Mendoza (0.61 ERA/.200 BAA in 14.2 IP) hurled five scoreless innings. He surrendered two hits while walking two and fanning six.

Third baseman Emmanuel Solis (.224/.327/.341) was a double short of the cycle. He was 3-for-5 with a single, a triple, and a home run.

First baseman Juvenal Lara (1/3, 3B, BB) also tripled.

2B Alex Gonzalez (3/5), SS Edwin Garcia (2/4), and DH Tomas Telis (2/3, 2 BB) all had multiple singles.

Right fielder Juan Polanco singled and walked three times. He now has 24 walks and 26 strikeouts in 28 games this season.

Francisco Mendoza (1.71 ERA/.188 BAA) didn't allow a run or a hit in three innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Player of the Game: 3B Emmanuel Solis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 0 1 2 0 0 .224


DSL: DSL Rangers2 4 – DSL Angels 2
W – Munoz (2-1)
SV – Monegro (2)
HR – Perez (1)
13-15


Miguel Munoz made his first start since tossing a complete game three-hit shutout on June 27.

Munoz was nearly as good, going seven innings and allowing one run on six hits. He walked one and struck out three.

First baseman Alison Perez had the game's big blast with a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning. The shot put the Rangers on top for good.

Player of the Game: RHP Miguel Munoz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 6 1 1 1 3 0 3.75


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