Minor League Roundup - 8/15

Smith extended his hitting streak to 15 games

Zack Parker tossed another gem for Frisco while Spokane outfielder Mike Bianucci drove in six runs. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 3 – (@) Nashville 5
L – Kometani (4-5)
HR – Mayberry (14), Shelton (9)
68-59, 7.0 GU


Steve Rowe got his first start since July 11 and gave up two runs on four hits in four innings pitched.

Kea Kometani followed, allowing three runs on five hits in 1.2 innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Left fielder John Mayberry (.270/.322/.478) was 2-for-4 with his 14th home run.

First baseman Chris Shelton (1/3, HR, BB) also hit a solo homer.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry was 1-for-3 with a double. It was his first Triple-A extra-base hit.

Kiko Calero kept the Sounds off the board for the final 2.1 innings of the game. He gave up one hit and struck out two without walking a batter.

Player of the Game: LF John Mayberry
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 .270


AA: Frisco 2 – Tulsa 1
W – Jones (3-0)
31-22, 0.5 GB


Zack Parker (3.13 ERA/.259 BAA) yielded one run in seven innings of work against his former team on Friday. He scattered six hits while walking three and striking out five.

Elvis Andrus (1/3, 2B, BB), Dustin Majewski (1/4, 2B), Chad Tracy (1/3, 2B, BB) and Adam Fox (2/4, 2B) all doubled. Fox's double was a walkoff shot that drove in Steve Murphy in the ninth inning.

Relief pitchers John Bannister and Beau Jones had identical lines, with each giving up one hit and recording one strikeout in a scoreless inning.

Player of the Game: LHP Zack Parker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 6 1 1 3 5 0 3.13


A+: Bakersfield 7 – Modesto 1
W – Reed (7-8)
SV – Falcon (3)
HR – Gac (10, 11), Gradoville (4)
23-31, 9.0 GB


Evan Reed snapped his personal losing streak by surrendering one run in six innings pitched. He gave up just three hits, walked one, and struck out six.

First baseman Ian Gac (.276/.330/.486) provided some punch offensively with a pair of home runs and three runs batted in. He now has 30 total home runs on the season.

Chris Gradoville (.449/.462/.714 in August) went 2-for-4 with a home run. It was his fourth consecutive game with an extra-base hit.

Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon (2/3, 2 BB, BB) doubled twice and walked.

Second baseman Renny Osuna (2/4) singled twice.

Southpaw Ryan Falcon picked up the save with three shutout innings. He surrendered one hit while punching out four.

Player of the Game: 1B Ian Gac
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 0 2 3 0 1 .276


A: Clinton 4 – Burlington 7
L – Tatusko (2-9)
HR – Smith (10)
27-27, 5.5 GB


Ryan Tatusko was a hard luck loser once again, as he gave up three runs in seven innings pitched. He allowed nine hits and struck out seven without giving out a free pass.

Left fielder Tim Smith (.390/.410/.627 in August) was 3-for-4 with his 10th home run of the season.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene got his average back over the .250 mark with a single and a double in three official at-bats. He also worked a walk.

Joseph Ortiz lowered his ERA to 1.42 with 1.2 scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: LF Tim Smith
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 0 1 1 0 1 .304


SSA: Spokane 15 – (@) Salem-Keizer 4
W – Nam (2-0)
HR – Bianucci (3)
39-18, 6.0 GU


Martin Perez turned in a decent start on Friday, yielding two runs on six hits in four innings. He walked two and struck out six.

DH Mike Bianucci (.320/.400/.547) was the real story of the night, as he was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, and six runs batted in. His round-tripper was a grand slam in the sixth inning.

Jake Kaase (3/6, 2B) and Zach Zaneski (1/4, 2B, BB) both doubled.

Left fielder Jared Bolden (1/4, 3B, 2 BB) tripled and scored four runs.

First baseman Dennis Guinn singled three times in five at-bats.

Player of the Game: DH Mike Bianucci
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 2 1 6 0 0 .320


RK: AZL Rangers 6 – AZL Angels 13
L – Rheinecker (0-1)
HR – De Los Santos (2), Podraza (1)
10-6, 2.5 GB


John Rheinecker's rehab start was a disaster, as he coughed up six runs in only two innings of work.

Joe Wieland (1.87 ERA/.208 BAA) followed with three shutout innings. He permitted four hits and struck out four without walking a batter.

Centerfielder Cody Podraza (2/4, HR) and catcher Leonel De Los Santos (1/4, HR, BB) both hit home runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Edward Martinez (2/5, 2B) and Aja Barto (1/4, 2B) added doubles later in the game.

Hard-throwing southpaw Geuris Grullon fanned four in two hitless innings of work. He did walk three batters.

Player of the Game: RHP Joe Wieland
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 4 0 0 0 4 0 1.87


DSL: DSL Rangers1 – DSL Rangers2
43-19, 3.5 GU


There is no box score available for yesterday's DSL game.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 – (@) DSL Rangers1
22-41, 21.5 GB


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