Minor League Roundup - 8/13

Moreland flashed his power on Wednesday

Left-hander Derek Holland was etraordinary in his first Double-A start on Wednesday while the Clinton LumberKings won a wild extra-inning game. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 4 – (@) Nashville 2
W – Ramirez (10-5)
SV – Diaz (1)
HR – Roberts (9)
67-58, 6.0 GU


Elizardo Ramirez (4.21 ERA/.286 BAA) came within one out of his first complete game of the season on Wednesday afternoon. He went 8 2/3 innings, allowing two runs – one earned – on seven hits.

Third baseman Ryan Roberts put the RedHawks on top early with his two-run homer in the second inning. He added a double later in the game.

Right fielder Ben Harrison (.303/.351/.424 in 33 at-bats) was 3-for-4 with a double and a triple.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias (2/5) singled twice while Kevin Richardson (1/4, 2B) doubled for his only hit.

Joselo Diaz recorded the final out of the game to earn his first save.

Player of the Game: RHP Elizardo Ramirez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
8.2 7 2 1 2 2 0 4.21


AA: Frisco 5 – Tulsa 1
W – Holland (1-0)
30-21, 0.5 GU


Derek Holland was absolutely dominant in his first Double-A outing, surrendering just one unearned run in eight innings pitched. The left-hander walked one and struck out 10.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo (.289/.332/.406) led the team with three singles in four at-bats.

Outfielders Julio Borbon (1/2, 2B) and Dustin Majewski (2/2, BB) combined for all three of Frisco's runs batted in.

Closer Andrew Laughter fanned one in a perfect ninth inning.

Player of the Game: LHP Derek Holland
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
8.0 4 1 0 1 10 0 0.00


A+: Bakersfield 4 – Stockton 9
L – Lueke (2-6)
HR – Gerrard (9), Gradoville (3)
22-30, 9.0 GB


Zach Phillips pitched in front of a packed house of 388 at Bakersfield's Sam Lynn Park on Wednesday evening. He surrendered three runs on five hits and four walks in five innings pitched.

Grant Gerrard (.278/.325/.438) was 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks.

Catcher Chris Gradoville, who was 1-for-4, also homered in Bakersfield's four run first inning.

Third baseman John Whittleman (.265/.379/.403) entered the game with just one walk in 10 August games. He finished the night going 0-for-0 with four free passes. He also stole his first base of the year.

Reliever Dan Sattler (2.59 ERA/.253 BAA in 24.1 second-half innings) tossed two scoreless innings while pitching for the second consecutive day.

Player of the Game: LF Grant Gerrard
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 .278


A: Clinton 11 – Burlington 10 (12 innings)
W – Ueno (4-3)
HR – Greene (20), Moreland (13)
27-25, 3.5 GB


Blake Beavan had a rare short outing on Wednesday, as he coughed up five runs in three innings of work. He allowed two home runs in the game.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene (.247/.352/.463) went 2-for-6, blasting his 20th home run of the season.

Mitch Moreland was 3-for-6 with two doubles and a home run. He entered the game with no extra-base hits in the month of August.

Miguel Alfonzo and Jose Felix both singled twice in five at-bats.

Tim Smith kept his hitting streak alive, pushing it to 13 games, by going 1-for-6 with a run batted in.

Left-hander Ryan Turner was outstanding in relief, as he threw four scoreless innings. He yielded only one hit and one walk while fanning two.

Player of the Game: 1B Mitch Moreland
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
6 1 3 2 1 2 0 1 .309


SSA: Spokane 4 – (@) Boise 12
L – Ragsdale (0-1)
38-18, 5.0 GU


The Indians were held hitless by TCU product and Cubs first round pick Andrew Cashner on Wednesday night.

Spokane starter Matt Nevarez walked three batters but allowed just one hit in three innings. He yielded two runs – one earned – and struck out three.

DH Jared Bolden (1/3, 2B, BB), LF Mike Bianucci (2/4, 2B) and 3B Matt West (1/3, 2B, BB) all doubled. After a slow start, Bianucci's average has finally hit the .300 mark.

Corey Ragsdale appeared in his first game as a pitcher. He threw one inning, surrendering three runs on four hits. He walked one batter and plunked another.

Player of the Game: DH Jared Bolden
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 .272


RK: AZL Rangers 1 – (@) AZL Mariners 4
L – Evans (3-2)
10-5, 2.0 GB


Miguel De Los Santos (3.04 ERA/.193 BAA) dealt his best start of the season, tossing five innings of two-hit ball. He surrendered just one unearned run while walking one and striking out eight.

Designated hitter Michael Ortiz (1/3, 2B) had the Rangers' only extra-base hit of the game.

Centerfielder Rafael Hill, who was 2-for-4, was the only Ranger with multiple hits.

Michael Hollander made an appearance, going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Player of the Game: LHP Miguel De Los Santos
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 2 1 0 1 8 0 3.04


DSL: DSL Rangers1 5 – DSL Braves 2
W – Mendoza (3-1)
SV – Arrendell (4)
42-19, 2.5 GU


Ezequiel Rijo broke out of a mini-slump to allow one run in five innings pitched. He gave up three hits, walked two, and struck out three.

Right fielder Juan Polanco (.290/.407/.483) was 2-for-4 with his 16th double of the season.

Jhonny Gomez (2/5) and Guillermo Pimentel (2/3, BB) both singled twice.

Anyenil Mendoza (2.33 ERA/.238 BAA) yielded one run in three innings of work. He fanned three.

Player of the Game: RHP Ezequiel Rijo
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 1 1 2 3 0 1.38


DSL: DSL Rangers2 7 – (@) DSL Angels 2
W – Alvarez (3-2)
21-41, 21.5 GB


Starter Michael De La Cruz allowed six baserunners [three hits and three walks] in four innings, but he was able to hold the DSL Angels to just one run. He struck out three.

Righty Reynaldo Alvarez was the most impressive hurler of the afternoon, as he tossed four strong innings. He gave up one run on one hit, walking one and striking out three.

DH Wilson Ventura (2/4, 2B) doubled for the team's lone extra-base hit.

Alfredo Chalas (2/4, BB), Miguel Moreno (2/5) and Gilberto Guarucano (2/4) all singled twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Reynaldo Alvarez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 1 1 1 1 3 0 3.02


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