Minor League Roundup - 7/9

Derek Holland pitched six scoreless innings for Single-A Clinton on Wednesday, but that is beginning to become the norm. The left-hander has allowed four earned runs in his last six starts combined. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 3 – Albuquerque 1 (8 innings – Rain)
W – Hyatt (1-0)
HR – Roberts (5)
52-42, 8.5 GU


Kazuo Fukumori pitched well in another spot start on Wednesday, as he gave up just one unearned run in three innings. He surrendered two hits, walked two, and struck out one.

Second baseman Ryan Roberts (.278/.389/.410) collected two hits for the fourth time in five games. He was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and his ninth stolen base of the season.

Jason Ellison and Drew Meyer both singled twice in four at-bats.

Reliever Brandon Puffer followed Fukumori with two shutout innings.

Right-hander Jared Hyatt, the Rangers' 33rd round pick in 2007, pitched three scoreless frames for the RedHawks. He earned the victory while giving up only one hit. He walked none and struck out three.

Hyatt was likely just promoted for the day so he could eat some innings. Both the RedHawks and Double-A Frisco have struggled to fill their pitching staffs over the last week.

Player of the Game: RHP Jared Hyatt
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00


AA: Frisco – OFF
14-4, 4.0 GU


The entire Texas League took Wednesday off. Frisco travels to Corpus Christi to begin a four-game series on Thursday. Mike Ballard will take the mound.

A+: Bakersfield 12 – Stockton 7
W – Bannister (2-6)
7-13, 6.5 GB


Levi Romero, who had been rehabbing in Arizona, made his first start with High-A Bakersfield. He went five innings, giving up three runs – two earned – on four hits. He walked one and struck out five.

Catcher Chris Gradoville (.271/.322/.383) was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a walk.

Renny Osuna (3/5, 2B, BB) and Marcus Lemon (2/5, 2B) also doubled. Lemon drove in three runs.

Ian Gac, John Whittleman, and Truan Mehl all went 1-for-3 with two walks.

Left fielder K.C. Herren was 0-for-2 with three free passes.

Bakersfield's hitters combined to draw 12 walks on Wednesday evening.

Player of the Game: C Chris Gradoville
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 .271


A: Clinton 3 – (@) West Michigan 5
L – Dennis (2-3)
HR – Greene (15)
8-12, 5.0 GB


Left-hander Derek Holland (2.40 ERA/.228 BAA) tossed six shutout innings, giving up only three hits. He struck out seven without giving out a base on balls.

Over his last five starts, Holland now has a 1.33 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene (.243/.359/.467) belted his 15th home run of the season. He also had a sacrifice fly.

Second baseman Matt Lawson (2/4, 3B) tripled while Cristian Santana (1/2, BB) and Davis Stoneburner (1/3, BB) both singled and walked.

Player of the Game: LHP Derek Holland
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 2.40


SSA: Spokane 6 – (@) Vancouver 7 (11 innings)
L – Young (0-1)
16-6, 2.0 GU


Martin Perez ran into a bit of trouble on Wednesday, as he gave up four hits and four walks – leading to five runs [four earned] in just 1 1/3 innings.

Leadoff man David Paisano (.323/.417/.484 in eight July games) was 2-for-4 with a double and two walks.

Catcher Justin Pickett went 2-for-6 with a double.

Jason Ogata (2/6), Joey Butler (2/5, BB), Matt West (2/4, 2 BB) and Eric Fry (3/5) all had multiple singles.

Kansas State product Trevor Hurley (4.66 ERA/.270 BAA) pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings. He gave up one hit and struck out one.

Right-hander Juan Peralta (3.60 ERA/.250 BAA) struck out five batters in three shutout innings. He surrendered just two this without issuing a walk.

Player of the Game: RHP Juan Peralta
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 2 0 0 0 5 0 3.60


RK: AZL Rangers 2 – AZL Padres 3
L – Evans (0-1)
8-7, 2.5 GB


Hector Nelo, who has pitched out of the bullpen with Single-A Clinton and High-A Bakersfield this season, got the start and pitched three innings for the AZL Rangers on Wednesday. He yielded no runs on one hit, walking one and striking out one.

Centerfielder Adam Cobb and second baseman Erik Morrison both went 2-for-4 with a double.

Ovispo De Los Santos fanned three batters in two hitless innings of relief.

Player of the Game: RHP Hector Nelo
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00


DSL: DSL Rangers1 8 – DSL Braves 5
W – Caraballo (1-0)
SV – Peralta (4)
21-12, 2.0 GB


Orlando Caraballo gave up three unearned runs in 5.2 innings on Wednesday afternoon. He surrendered six hits, walked five, and struck out four.

Control issues have been the norm for Caraballo this season, who has walked 29 batters in 23 innings.

DH Tomas Telis (1/4, 2B, BB) doubled for the Rangers' only extra-base hit. It was his seventh two-bagger. He also stole two bases, giving him six on the year.

Third baseman Stanly Vizcaino singled twice in four at-bats while leadoff hitter Edward Alfonzo was 0-for-2 with three walks.

Player of the Game: RHP Orlando Caraballo
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.2 6 3 0 5 4 0 4.70


DSL: DSL Rangers2 1 – (@) DSL Angels 3
L – Munoz (2-2)
14-19, 9.0 GB


Right-hander Miguel Munoz (3.48 ERA/.228 BAA) turned in his third consecutive strong start, as he allowed three runs – one earned – in 5 1/3 innings.

DH Gilberto Guarucano (.241/.349/.333) was 2-for-4 with his second double of the season.

Shortstop Junior Payano committed three errors, giving him 29 in 29 games played this year.

Relief pitcher Yeiser Marinez didn't give up a hit in 2 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out two.

The 23-year-old Marinez has surrendered just four hits in 12 2/3 innings this season, but he has walked 21 and struck out 17.

Player of the Game: RHP Yeiser Marinez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.2 0 0 0 3 2 0 5.68


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