Minor League Roundup - 8/19

Feliz pitched five hitless innings

Neftali Feliz was part of a rain-shortened no-hitter on Tuesday, but he was one-upped by DSL Rangers2 hurler Melvin Bryan, who tossed six hitless frames. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 0 – Omaha 3 (7 innings/Game 1)
L – Mendoza (2-3)


Luis Mendoza was shaky, needing 97 pitches to complete just four innings. He allowed three runs on six hits and five walks.

Former Oakland Athletics reliever Kiko Calero (4.56 ERA/.258 BAA) struck out one in two hitless innings. The Puerto Rico native has not surrendered a run in his last six outings, spanning 9.1 innings.

The RedHawks had just three singles in the game. They came from Chris Shelton (1/3), Nate Gold (1/3) and Ben Harrison (1/2, BB).

Kea Kometani allowed two hits in a shutout frame.

Player of the Game: RHP Kiko Calero
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.56


AAA: Oklahoma 1 – Omaha 2 (7 innings/Game 2)
L – Ramirez (10-6)
HR – Harrison (1)
70-61, 8.0 GB


Elizardo Ramirez lost despite allowing just two unearned runs in five innings. He gave up five hits, walked one, and struck out five.

Right fielder Ben Harrison (.306/.407/.469) blasted his first Triple-A home run, going 1-for-2 with a walk. Harrison is 3-for-5 with one home run and five walks over his last three games.

Shortstop Casey Benjamin (2/3, BB) was the only RedHawk with multiple hits.

Third baseman Adam Fox (1/2, BB) singled and walked in his first Triple-A game since May 11. He had been playing with Double-A Frisco.

Yukinaga Maeda and Wes Littleton both threw scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Elizardo Ramirez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 5 2 0 1 5 0 4.07


AA: Frisco 7 – (@) San Antonio 0 (6 innings – Rain)
W – Feliz (3-2)
HR – Murphy (19), Majewski (8), Borbon (4)
35-22, 0.0 GU


Neftali Feliz (3.06 ERA/.208 BAA in 35.1 Double-A innings) was part of a no-hitter on Tuesday – kind of.

Feliz threw the first five innings of the game, allowing no runs on no hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Trey Hodges then relieved Feliz and struck out the only batter he faced before the game was delayed and eventually called.

The Frisco bats had a big night as well, scoring seven runs in just six innings.

Julio Borbon (2/3, HR), Dustin Majewski (1/3, HR) and Steve Murphy (1/3, HR) all hit home runs.

Rehabbing Hank Blalock was 2-for-3 with a double while Elvis Andrus singled twice in three at-bats.

Player of the Game: RHP Neftali Feliz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 3.06


A+: Bakersfield 1 – (@) Stockton 4
L – Giles (1-2)
24-34, 11.0 GB


Starter Omar Poveda (3.09 ERA/.205 BAA in August) continued pitching well, allowing one run in six innings. He gave up three hits, walked four, and struck out six.

Bakersfield had only three hits on the night. They came from Renny Osuna (1/4, 3B), Grant Gerrard (1/4, 2B) and Ian Gac (1/4). Gac had the lone RBI.

Player of the Game: RHP Omar Poveda
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 3 1 1 4 6 0 4.78


A: Clinton 5 – (@) Peoria 4 (10 innings)
W – Flores (4-1)
HR – Lawson (6)
30-28


Michael Kirkman surrendered three runs in six innings pitched on Tuesday evening, but he did not factor in on the decision.

Second baseman Matt Lawson, who was 2-for-5, won the game with his solo home run with two outs in the top of the 10th inning.

Cristian Santana (1/3, 2B, BB) doubled and walked while Mitch Moreland (2/4) and Davis Stoneburner (2/4) both singled twice. Stoneburner is batting .308 in 39 August at-bats.

Player of the Game: 2B Matt Lawson
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 .259


SSA: Spokane 13 – (@) Salem-Keizer 3
W – Boscan (8-0)
HR – Kaase (1)
42-19


Wilfredo Boscan (3.02 ERA/.257 BAA) remained unbeaten this season by allowing two runs in five innings. He walked two and struck out five.

Left fielder Jared Bolden (.286/.437/.500 in August) had a big night from the leadoff spot, going 4-for-6 with a double and two runs batted in.

DH Mike Bianucci (1/4, 2B) also doubled.

Third baseman Jake Kaase added a solo home run in the eighth inning. He also walked.

Joey Butler (1/5, 3B) hit his fifth triple.

Left-handed reliever Yoon-Hee Nam surrendered one run in three innings of work.

Juan Peralta fanned two in a scoreless ninth inning.

Player of the Game: 1B Jared Bolden
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
6 3 4 1 0 2 0 1 .274


RK: AZL Rangers - OFF
11-8


The Rangers took Tuesday off.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 2 – (@) DSL Braves 6
L – De Leon (4-2)


Starting pitcher Kelvin De Leon struggled a bit, as he allowed five runs – four earned – in just three innings of work.

Reliever Denny Peralta helped keep the Rangers in the game by yielding one run in four innings. He fanned four without walking a batter.

Backstop Mervin Gonzalez (1/3, 2B) doubled for the team's only extra-base knock while Jhonny Gomez (2/4) and Guillermo Pimentel (2/3, BB) both singled twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Denny Peralta
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 3 1 1 0 4 0 2.57


DSL: DSL Rangers2 2 – DSL Angels 3 (11 innings)
L – Alvarez (3-3)


Melvin Bryan (3.27 ERA/.202 BAA) may be 0-8 on the season, but he was literally unhittable on Tuesday.

The right-hander didn't allow a run or a hit in six innings of work, walking four and striking out 11 along the way.

The Rangers had just four hits on the day, but they were all doubles. The two-baggers came from Edward Ceballo (2/5, 2 2B), Ramon Mota (1/3, 2B, BB) and Alfredo Chalas (1/4, 2B).

Reynaldo Alvarez got the loss, but he struck out seven batters in 4.2 innings, yielding just one run.

Player of the Game: RHP Melvin Bryan
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 0 0 0 4 11 0 3.27


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