Minor League Roundup - 6/2
Bianucci hit a solo home run
Bianucci hit a solo home run
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Posted Jun 3, 2009


The Hickory Crawdads picked up the only win in the Rangers' system on Tuesday night, as Joe Wieland returned from the disabled list. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 4 - Memphis 8
L - Rupe (0-3)
HR - Frostad (1)
21-30, 4.5 GB


Josh Rupe got the start for the RedHawks and pitched six innings, giving up five runs—four earned—on six hits. He walked three and struck out three.

Catcher Emerson Frostad continued hitting well, as he was 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning.

Esteban German (1/1, 3 BB) reached base three times while Royce Huffman (2/4) singled twice and had one run batted in.

Steve Murphy went 0-for-3. He is now 4-for-25 since being promoted to Triple-A, going hitless in his last four games (14 at-bats).

Clayton Hamilton appeared in relief and gave up two hits in a scoreless inning.

Player of the Game: C Emerson Frostad
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 .216


AA: Frisco - OFF
24-24, 3.0 GB


The RoughRiders had a day off, as they returned home on Tuesday.

A+: Bakersfield 0 - (@) Visalia 1
L - Main (4-5)
24-28, 9.0 GB


Michael Main walked four batters and allowed four hits in 5.1 innings, but he was able to limit Visalia to just one run. He struck out five batters.

Zach Phillips (1.2 IP) and Tanner Roark (1 IP) tossed scoreless ball out of the bullpen.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre singled twice in four at-bats.

Joey Butler was 1-for-3 with a double and a base on balls.

Matt Lawson (1/4) had the team’s only other hit of the day.

Player of the Game: RHP Michael Main
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.1 4 1 1 4 5 0 6.48


A: Hickory 6 - Hagerstown 3
W - Nam (5-1)
SV - Nevarez (6)
HR - Bianucci (8)
26-25, 5.0 GB


Joe Wieland returned from the disabled list on Tuesday and surrendered three runs (all unearned) in 3.1 innings. He gave up five hits and struck out four without issuing a walk.

Lefty Yoon-Hee Nam lowered his ERA to 0.71 after he allowed only one hit in 3.2 shutout innings. The South Korea native walked two and struck out two.

Right fielder Mike Bianucci was 1-for-2 with a home run and three runs batted in. He also had two sacrifice flies.

Cody Podraza (1/4, 2B, BB) doubled once.

Michael Hollander (2/4) singled twice while Erik Morrison (1/3, BB) and Leonel De Los Santos (1/3, BB) singled and walked.

Tyler Tufts and Matt Nevarez both tossed scoreless frames to finish out the victory.

Player of the Game: RF Mike Bianucci
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 .342


DSL: DSL Rangers1 10 - (@) DSL Rangers2 2
W - Rodriguez (1-0)


Starting pitcher Danniel Rodriguez pitched five innings, giving up just one run on two hits. He struck out three and walked two.

First baseman Jairo Valdez (2/4, 2B, BB) doubled for the team's only extra-base hit.

Miguel Montes De Oca (1/4, BB), Edward Ceballo (2/5), and Ramon Mota (1/2, BB) all reached base multiple times. Mota stole three bases, giving him four on the season.

Righty Kelvin Arendell didn't allow any runs in 1.1 innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Danniel Rodriguez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 2 1 1 2 3 0 1.80


DSL: DSL Rangers2 2 - (@) DSL Rangers1 10
L - Thompson (0-1)


Australia native Aaron Thompson pitched in his first professional game and allowed five runs (two earned) on five hits in two innings, striking out two and walking three.

Jhonny Gomez (1/2, 2 BB), Christian Villanueva (1/3) and Johan Santa (1/4) combined for the club's three base hits.

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