Minor League Roundup - 8/21

Frisco hurler Michael Schlact tossed a gem on Thursday, as he allowed just one run in seven innings pitched against the San Antonio Missions. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 2 – Iowa 5
L – Gordon (4-5)
HR – Richardson (6)
71-62, 9.0 GU


Brian Gordon got the loss despite pitching well, as he allowed three runs in six innings of work. The Round Rock native walked one and struck out eight.

Catcher Kevin Richardson (.251/.329/.415) brought home both of Oklahoma's runs with a two-run homer in the bottom of the third inning.

Right fielder Nelson Cruz singled once in four at-bats in his return from the disabled list.

Relievers Kea Kometani and Yukinaga Maeda both struck out one in one scoreless inning.

Player of the Game: C Kevin Richardson
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 .251


AA: Frisco 3 – (@) San Antonio 2
W – Schlact (7-9)
SV – Bannister (1)
36-23, 0.0 GU


Michael Schlact (5.31 ERA/.292 BAA) turned in one of his best efforts of the season on Thursday, pitching seven innings and allowing just one run. He scattered six hits while walking two and striking out two.

First baseman Chad Tracy (.326/.385/.565 in 46 Double-A at-bats) singled four times and drove in two runs in five at-bats.

Elvis Andrus (2/5, 2B) and Jose Vallejo (1/5, 2B) both doubled.

Right fielder Dustin Majewski was 0-for-2 with three walks. He has walked 14 times in 19 August games.

John Bannister pitched two-thirds of an inning and got out of a tight situation in the ninth to earn his first Double-A save.

Player of the Game: RHP Michael Schlact
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 6 1 1 2 2 0 5.31


A+: Bakersfield 7 – Lancaster 8
L – Tufts (0-1)
HR – Gerrard (10)
24-36, 12.0 GB


Red hot right fielder Grant Gerrard (.282/.325/.443) was 3-for-4 with a home run and four runs batted in.

Shortstop Marcus Lemon (3/4, 2 2B) and centerfielder Truan Mehl (3/4, 2B) also had three base hits.

Starting pitcher Kasey Kiker yielded five runs on 11 hits in five innings, walking one and striking out five.

Right-hander Tanner Roark (2.70 ERA/.210 BAA) fanned four in two hitless innings. He walked one.

Player of the Game: RF Grant Gerrard
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 0 1 4 0 2 .282


A: Clinton 3 – Kane County 4
L – Tatusko (2-10)
30-29, 7.5 GB


Ryan Tatusko had some struggles with control on Thursday, as he issued four walks in five innings. He surrendered four runs on five hits, striking out just two.

Japanese reliever Keisuke Ueno (3.33 ERA/.245 BAA) helped keep the L-Kings in the game with three shutout innings. He fanned three, didn't walk a batter, and gave up just one hit.

Right fielder Miguel Alfonzo (1/3, 2B, BB) doubled for the team's only extra-base hit while left fielder Cristian Santana (2/4) singled twice in four trips.

First baseman Justin Smoak was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.

Player of the Game: RHP Keisuke Ueno
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.33


SSA: Spokane 7 – Boise 6
W – Ragsdale (1-1)
SV – Schlecht (3)
43-20, 7.0 GU


Neil Ramirez lowered his ERA to 3.25 after giving up one run in four innings of work. He allowed three hits, walked three and struck out three.

DH Dennis Guinn went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk.

LF Mike Bianucci (3/4) singled three times while CF David Paisano (1/3, 2B) hit his 16th double.

Corey Ragsdale fanned one in a scoreless inning to earn his first win.

Player of the Game: DH Dennis Guinn
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 .285


RK: AZL Rangers 7 – AZL Royals 2
W – Wieland (4-1)
13-8, 3.5 GB


Joe Wieland (1.63 ERA/.207 BAA) was outstanding, pitching five innings and allowing just one unearned run. He gave up four hits and fanned five without walking a batter.

Wieland has surrendered one earned run in 13.2 August innings.

Leadoff hitter Cody Podraza (3/5, 2 2B) doubled twice while Max Ramirez (2/3, 2B, BB), Aja Barto (3/5, 2B) and Clark Murphy (2/5, 2B) all doubled once.

Catcher Leonel De Los Santos entered has a late-inning replacement for Ramirez and was 1-for-1 with two runs batted in.

Jamie McGraw singled three times while Alejandro Selen had a pair of base hits.

Australian right-hander Tim Stanford punched out three in two perfect innings of relief.

Player of the Game: RHP Joe Wieland
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 1 0 0 5 0 1.63


DSL: DSL Rangers1 5 – (@) DSL Rangers2 2 (7 innings/Game 1)
W – Grullon (6-1)


Reinier Bermudez (2.15 ERA/.114 BAA) started the game and didn't allow a hit in three innings. He did strike out seven while issuing five walks.

In 46 innings with the DSL Rangers this season, Bermudez has allowed just 18 hits.

Guillermo Pimentel (2/4) singled twice while Juan Polanco (0/2, 2 BB) walked twice.

Emmanuel Solis (1/3, BB), Edwin Garcia (1/2, BB, HBP) and Junior Payano (1/2, BB) all singled and walked.

Juan Grullon earned the victory by yielding two runs in four innings. He fanned five and didn't walk a batter.

Player of the Game: RHP Reinier Bermudez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 0 0 0 5 7 0 2.15


DSL: DSL Rangers1 7 – DSL Rangers2 6 (7 innings/Game 2)
W – Caraballo (4-1)
HR – Solis (7)


Emmanuel Solis, who was 2-for-3, blasted his seventh home run of the season in the second inning.

Shortstop Junior Payano (2/4, 3B) and right fielder Ariel Ventura (1/3, 3B) both tripled.

Leadoff man Jhonny Gomez (1/3, 2B, BB) hit his sixth double.

First baseman Stanly Vizcaino singled twice and drove in a pair of runs.

Starting pitcher Orlando Caraballo picked up his four win by giving up three runs on six hits in five innings.

Player of the Game: DH Emmanuel Solis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 .241


DSL: DSL Rangers2 2 – DSL Rangers1 5
L – Mayora (4-3)


Raul Mayora got credit for the complete game on Thursday, giving up five runs in seven innings pitched. He walked five and fanned three.

Shortstop Alfredo Chalas (2/4), 2B Domingo Del Rosario (1/3) and Yefry Castillo (1/1) combined for the Rangers' four hits in the first game.

Player of the Game: SS Alfredo Chalas
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 .243


DSL: DSL Rangers2 6 – (@) DSL Rangers1 7
L – Tirado (0-2)
HR – Moreno (4)


Left-handed starting pitcher Pedro Tirado (5.64 ERA/.256 BAA) was knocked around for six runs – four earned – on seven hits in four innings pitched.

Third baseman Miguel Moreno had another big night, going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and a walk.

Alfredo Chalas (2/4) and Yefry Castillo (2/3, BB) both singled twice.

Player of the Game: 3B Miguel Moreno
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 1 1 3 1 0 .257


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