Minor League Roundup - 7/8
Ocampo helped lead the AZL Rangers to a shutout
Ocampo helped lead the AZL Rangers to a shutout
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Jul 9, 2008


Triple-A Oklahoma, High-A Bakersfield, and the AZL Rangers all posted shutouts on Tuesday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 4 – Albuquerque 0
W – Gordon (1-2)
SV – Kometani (2)
51-42, 8.0 GU


Oklahoma hurler Brian Gordon (4.22 ERA/.299 BAA) had by far his longest outing of the year, tossing six innings of shutout ball. The Round Rock native allowed just two singles, walked one, and struck out eight.

First baseman Chris Shelton returned to the minor leagues and singled three times in four at-bats.

John Mayberry (1/3, 2B, BB), Nate Gold (2/4, 2B), Drew Meyer (1/4, 2B), and Taylor Teagarden (2/3, 2B, BB) all doubled.

Centerfielder Jason Ellison singled twice in four at-bats.

Reliever Kea Kometani finished off the shutout with three scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, walked none, and struck out four.

Player of the Game: RHP Brian Gordon
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 0 0 1 8 0 4.22


AA: Frisco 9 – Arkansas 3
W – Hodges (7-6)
HR – Murphy (13)
14-4, 4.0 GU


The top of the Frisco order flashed its tools on Tuesday evening.

Leadoff hitter Julio Borbon was 2-for-5 with a double and a stolen base.

Second hitter Elvis Andrus singled twice and swiped his 31st base of the year.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo (.326/.404/.522 in 46 Double-A at-bats) was 3-for-3 with a triple, two walks, and two stolen bases.

Right fielder Steve Murphy (2/4, HR, BB) homered and walked while Ben Harrison (2/4, BB) singled twice and walked.

Starter Trey Hodges gave up three runs on four hits in five innings. He walked five and punched out seven.

Relievers Alfredo Gonzalez (3 IP) and J.B. Diaz (1 IP) didn’t allow a run.

Diaz hasn’t surrendered a hit or a walk – let alone a run – in five innings since his promotion to Double-A.

Player of the Game: 2B Jose Vallejo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 .326


A+: Bakersfield 6 – Stockton 0
W – Kiker (5-3)
SV – Lueke (1)
HR – Tracy (6)
6-13, 7.5 GB


Bakersfield hurlers Kasey Kiker and Josh Lueke combined to strike out 14 batters on Tuesday.

Kiker went six innings, yielding no runs on four hits. He struck out six and didn’t walk a batter.

Lueke finished it off with three scoreless innings, allowing one hit. He fanned seven batters.

Left fielder Chad Tracy (.269/.349/.412) was 1-for-4 with a solo homer, his sixth of the year.

Renny Osuna and Grant Gerrard both went 1-for-4 with a double.

Player of the Game: LHP Kasey Kiker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 4.60


A: Clinton – OFF
8-11, 4.5 GB


Clinton took Tuesday off.

SSA: Spokane – OFF
16-5, 3.0 GU


The Indians also took the night off.

RK: AZL Rangers 2 – AZL Athletics 0
W – Tufts (1-1)
SV – Eppley (2)
HR – Valdez (1)
8-6, 2.0 GB


Kyle Ocampo (3.27 ERA/.179 BAA) hurled four shutout innings. He allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Right fielder Jairo Valdez (.292/.320/.542 in 24 at-bats) was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer off rehabbing pitcher Jason Windsor.

DH Alberto Puello (1/3, 2B) hit his fourth double of the year.

Relievers David Wagner (2 IP), Tyler Tufts (2 IP) and Cody Eppley (1 IP) helped to complete yet another shutout for the Rangers’ system on Tuesday.

Player of the Game: RHP Kyle Ocampo
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 3.27


DSL: DSL Rangers1 4 – (@) DSL Pirates 6
L – Mendoza (2-1)
20-12, 2.0 GB


Starter Anyenil Mendoza (1.37 ERA/.250 BAA) had his toughest outing of the season by giving up six runs – two earned – on eight hits in five innings. He walked two and fanned three.

Keury Arias had the team’s only extra-base hit with a pinch-hit double. It was his fourth two bagger of the season.

Third baseman Emmanuel Solis was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks. He has 15 walks in 26 DSL games.

Relief pitcher Johan Barboza hurled three shutout innings, striking out one. Barboza has just five strikeouts in 17.1 innings this season, but he has an impressive 1.56 ERA.

Player of the Game: RHP Johan Barboza
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.56


DSL: DSL Rangers2 4 – DSL Astros 3 (13 innings)
W – Arrendell (5-1)
14-18, 8.0 GB


Reliever Jose Monegro didn’t earn the win, but he was able to pitch four hitless innings to keep the DSL Astros in check during what turned out to be the game’s middle innings. The right-hander didn’t walk a batter and recorded four strikeouts.

Kelvin Arrendell (1.07 ERA/.196 BAA) improved to 5-1 with five shutout innings. He surrendered two hits, walked one, and struck out five.

Player of the Game: RHP Jose Monegro
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2.29


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