Minor League Roundup - 8/17
Moreland has five homers in five games
Moreland has five homers in five games
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Aug 18, 2008


From the brilliant pitching performances of Brandon McCarthy and Jared Hyatt to Mitch Moreland's multi-homer day, there was a lot of action in the minors on Sunday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 4 – Omaha 1
W – McCarthy (1-1)
70-59, 9.0 GU


Brandon McCarthy went seven innings, allowing just one run on three hits. He struck out seven while walking one batter.

In his last two starts, McCarthy has appeared to be a completely different pitcher. He has surrendered just four hits in 13 shutout innings, walking two and striking out 11.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias (2/5, 2B) and DH Nate Gold (1/3, 2B, BB) both doubled.

Right fielder Ben Harrison (.289/.377/.400) was 1-for-1 with three walks.

Player of the Game: RHP Brandon McCarthy
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 3.38


AA: Frisco 6 – Northwest Arkansas 3
W – Hyatt (3-3)
33-22, 0.0 GU


Jared Hyatt (3.47 ERA/.248 BAA) took a perfect game into the sixth inning, retiring the first 16 batters he faced on Sunday.

The Georgia Tech product ended up pitching 6 1/3 scoreless frames, allowing just two hit. He fanned eight without issuing a walk.

Julio Borbon (1/4, 2B), Elvis Andrus (2/4, 2B, BB), Jose Vallejo (2/3, 2B, BB) and Thomas Berkery (2/4, 2B) all doubled.

Catcher Tim Gradoville singled twice while DH Chad Tracy singled and walked.

Player of the Game: RHP Jared Hyatt
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.1 2 0 0 0 8 0 3.47


A+: Bakersfield 3 – (@) Stockton 6
L – Swanson (1-3)
23-33, 10.0 GB


Glenn Swanson went against the Stockton Ports for the third time in five starts since returning to High-A Bakersfield. He allowed four runs on four hits [including three home runs] in five innings, walking one and striking out four.

Second baseman Renny Osuna (.340/.397/.419) was 2-for-5 with a double, his 34th of the season.

First baseman Ian Gac (2/4, BB) reached on two singles and a walk.

Third baseman John Whittleman had his hitting streak snapped after going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.

Player of the Game: 2B Renny Osuna
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 .340


A: Clinton 8 – Peoria 5
W – Murphy (1-0)
HR – Moreland (16, 17)
29-27, 5.5 GB


Tim Murphy was strong in his debut with the LumberKings, pitching five innings and yielding two runs. He allowed five hits while walking two and striking out three.

First baseman Mitch Moreland (.345/.420/.655 in August) was 3-for-5 with a double and two home runs. He has five round-trippers in his last five contests.

Tim Smith (.388/.423/.627 in August) extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a single and a triple in four at-bats.

Jonathan Greene (1/4, 2B) and Andres James (1/4, 2B) both doubled while Cristian Santana (1/4, 3B) hit his second triple.

Player of the Game: 1B Mitch Moreland
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 1 2 4 0 0 .311


SSA: Spokane 5 – (@) Salem-Keizer 2
W – Pimentel (5-2)
SV – Young (4)
HR – Hogan (6), Guinn (4), Pickett (4)
40-19, 6.0 GU


Carlos Pimentel (1.47 ERA/.197 BAA in August) continued his best month of the season by tossing five innings of one run ball on Sunday. He yielded just two hits and struck out five without giving out a base on balls.

Justin Pickett and Doug Hogan hit back-to-back solo home runs in the top of the fifth inning. First baseman Dennis Guinn added a solo home run of his own in the eighth.

Eric Fry (2/4, 2B) and Mike Bianucci (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Corey Ragsdale’s second outing as a pitcher was much better than his first. He retired all three batters he faced, striking out one.

Player of the Game: RHP Carlos Pimentel
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 2 1 1 0 5 0 3.38


RK: AZL Rangers 15 – AZL Athletics 2
W – Ocampo (3-0)
SV – Eppley (7)
11-7, 2.5 GB


The Rangers busted out with eight runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, giving them 15 total in the game.

Kyle Ocampo (3.20 ERA/.231 BAA) got the Rangers off to a good start by striking out seven in five innings pitched. He allowed one run on four hits and one walk.

Right fielder Chris Dove (.226/.388/.290) was 2-for-4 with a double and four runs batted in.

DH Jairo Valdez (3/6, 2 2B) doubled twice while 2B Edward Martinez (1/3, 2B, 2 BB) had one double.

First baseman Clark Murphy (.309/.415/.364) reached five times on three singles and two walks.

Cody Podraza (2/5, BB), Kevin Torres (2/2) and Leury Garcia (2/5) all singled twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Kyle Ocampo
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 3.20


DSL: DSL Rangers1 – OFF
43-19, 3.5 GU


The DSL was off on Sunday.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - OFF
22-42, 22.0 GB


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