Minor League Roundup - 5/10
Bleier gave up two runs in 7.2 innings
Bleier gave up two runs in 7.2 innings
Posted May 12, 2009

Richard Bleier pitched into the eighth inning during his first High-A start on Sunday afternoon. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 4 - (@) Round Rock 3 (10 innings)
W - Gordon (2-0)
SV - Madrigal (1)
?11-17, 3.5 GB

Josh Hamilton made his first of two rehab appearances on Saturday and was 1-for-2 with a walk.

Elizardo Ramirez had a solid start, giving up two runs in seven innings. He scattered eight hits -- although both runs were solo homers -- while walking one and fanning three.

First baseman Nate Gold (3/5, 2B) and catcher Kevin Richardson (1/4, 2B) both hit their second doubles of the season.

Leadoff hitter Esteban German singled three times in four at-bats.

Jose Vallejo had two singles in four at-bats, bringing his Triple-A average up to .370.

Reliever Warner Madrigal (1.88 ERA/.167 BAA) struck out the side in his inning. He has seven strikeouts in three innings this series.

Player of the Game: RHP Elizardo Ramirez
7.0 8 2 2 1 3 2 3.21

AA: Frisco 6 - (@) Midland 1
W - Jones (1-2)
14-15, 2.5 GB

Clayton Hamilton (2.59 ERA/.228 BAA) turned in another excellent outing, as he held Midland to one run in four innings. Hamilton fanned six without walking a batter.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in.

Chris Gradoville and Guilder Rodriguez both singled twice in four at-bats.

Justin Smoak (1/4, BB) and Ben Harrison (1/3, BB) each singled once and walked once.

The bullpen duo of Beau Jones (3 IP) and Jose Diaz (2 IP) combined to allow just two hits in five scoreless innings.

After a rough start, Jones’ ERA is down to 2.87.

Player of the Game: LHP Beau Jones
3.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.87

A+: Bakersfield 5 - Visalia 2
W - Bleier (1-0)
SV - Reed (1)
12-18, 9.5 GB

Richard Bleier’s first High-A start was a major success. The left-hander yielded two runs in 7.2 innings. He gave up seven hits, walked three, and struck out six.

Joey Butler (2/4, 2B), Mauro Gomez (1/3, 2B, BB) and Elio Sarmiento (1/3, 2B) all doubled once.

First baseman Mitch Moreland singled twice in four at-bats.

Player of the Game: LHP Richard Bleier
7.2 7 2 2 3 6 1 2.35

A: Hickory 4 - (@) Lakewood 5
L - Castillo (0-2)
?16-14, 2.5 GB

Jake Brigham lost his control on Sunday, leading to five walks and four runs in just 2.2 innings. He gave up two hits and struck out three.
,br> Fabio Castillo was hung with the loss, but he provided strong long relief. The youngster allowed one run on five hits in four innings, walking one and striking out six.

Second baseman Erik Morrison was 2-for-4 with two doubles.

Left fielder Eric Fry (1/4, 2B, BB) doubled and walked.

David Paisano (2/5) and Jared Bolden (2/3, BB) both singled twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Fabio Castillo
4.0 5 1 1 1 6 0 0.50


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