Minor League Roundup - 6/27

Poveda pitched three innings

Omar Poveda made a successful rehab start for the AZL Rangers before the lights went out on Saturday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 5 - (@) Nashville 11
L - Corey (3-3)
36-38, 2.5 GB


Bryan Corey was shelled to the tune of 11 runs on 13 hits in 4.2 innings on Saturday evening.

Mike Hinckley (2.33 ERA/.265 BAA) had a solid long-relief effort, hurling 3.1 scoreless innings. Over his last three appearances, the southpaw hasn't allowed a run in 7.1 frames.

Centerfielder Julio Borbon (.300/.366/.380) was 1-for-2 with a triple (his fifth) and a walk.

Joaquin Arias (2/5, 2B), Royce Huffman (1/5, 2B) and Greg Golson (2/5, 2B) all doubled.

Player of the Game: LHP Mike Hinckley
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.33


AA: Frisco 9 - Corpus Christi 3
W - Ballard (2-4)
HR - Smith (1)
1-3, 2.0 GB


The RoughRiders offense had a big day against the Hooks scoring nine runs on 14 hits.

Cleanup hitter Tim Smith (.360/.385/.461) went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs. The round-tripper was his first in 23 Double-A games, and he now has 21 runs batted in sine the promotion.

Right fielder Mitch Moreland (.331/.372/.472) had a perfect night, going 4-for-4 with a walk.

John Whittleman (2/3, BB) doubled while Justin Smoak (2/4, BB) and Marcus Lemon (2/3, BB) both singled twice.

Starter Mike Ballard earned the victory after surrendering three runs in six innings pitched.

Beau Vaughan (2 IP) pitched two scoreless innings while John Bannister (1 IP) struck out the side in the ninth to end the contest.

Player of the Game: LF Tim Smith
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 3 0 1 5 0 0 .360


A+: Bakersfield 8 - (@) High Desert 16
L - Falcon (1-1)
HR - Gomez (11)
1-2, 2.0 GB


Ryan Falcon struggled in the spot start on Saturday, allowing four runs in 2.2 innings.

Things didn't go much better for the bullpen. Making his first appearance in Bakersfield, John Slusarz surrendered five runs on four hits and four walks in just 1.1 innings.

DH Mauro Gomez (2/4, HR) belted his 11th home run of the season.

Tim Rodriguez was 1-for-4 with a triple.

Matt Lawson (2/4, 2 2B) doubled twice while Davis Stoneburner (1/5, 2B) and Engel Beltre (1/5, 2B) both doubled once.

Player of the Game: DH Mauro Gomez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 .262


A: Hickory 7 - Kannapolis 8
L - Castillo (1-3)
HR - Morrison (8)
2-1, 1.0 GB


Joe Wieland was unusually hittable on Saturday, surrendering five runs—four earned—on 10 hits in 4.1 innings. His control was excellent as usual, though, as he fanned five and walked none.
Erik Morrison was 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk.

Second baseman Michael Hollander (.280/.336/.336) singled three times in four at-bats.

Leadoff man David Paisano was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Player of the Game: 3B Erik Morrison
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 3 1 1 .328


SSA: Spokane 3 - (@) Everett 6
L - Bermudez (0-1)
?3-5, 3.0 GB


Ben Henry gave up two runs in 3.2 innings on Saturday, but he struck out eight batters while walking only one. The 20-year-old right-hander has 15 punchouts in 8.2 innings this year.

Johnny Gunter followed with 2.1 hitless innings, walking two and striking out two.

Cody Podraza (2/4, BB) singled twice and walked once.

Player of the Game: RHP Johnny Gunter
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.1 0 0 0 2 2 0 2.08


AZL: AZL Rangers 7 - AZL Padres 4 (Suspended after five innings)
4-1, 0.5 GU


The AZL Rangers game was suspended after five innings due to a power outage.

Omar Poveda, who had a broken right hand, made a rehab start, pitching three scoreless innings. He gave up two hits, walked none, and struck out two.

Leadoff man Joe Bonadonna was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.

Catcher Tomas Telis was 1-for-2 with three runs batted in.

Reliever Kelvin Arendell made his first AZL appearance, giving up one hit and striking out one in two-thirds of an inning.

Player of the Game: RHP Omar Poveda
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00


DSL: DSL Rangers1 3 - DSL Yankees1 11
L - De Jesus (0-5)
4-19, 14.0 GB


Starting pitcher Hector Herrera had some success, giving up just an unearned run in three innings of work. He scattered five hits while walking two.

Reliever Jorge De Jesus fell to 0-5 in six appearances, as he allowed four runs without recording an out. De Jesus' ERA rose to 43.62 in 4.1 innings.

Miguel Montes De Oca (2/3, BB) singled twice and stole three bases, giving him 12 on the season.

First baseman Jairo Valdez (2/4) also singled twice.

DH Jose Mateo was 1-for-4 with his ninth double.

Player of the Game: RHP Hector Herrera
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 5 1 0 2 3 0 3.38


DSL: DSL Rangers2 5 - (@) DSL Mets 3
W - Jimenez (1-0)
SV - Simeoli (2)
18-5, 4.0 GU


Oduber Herrera (2/3, 2B), Jhonny Gomez (2/4, 2B) and Alfredo Chalas (1/4, 2B) all doubled for the DSL Rangers2 on Saturday.

Centerfielder Teodoro Martinez singled twice in five at-bats.

Relievers Jose Jimenez (2 IP), Tim Stanford (2 IP) and Luis Simeoli (1 IP) combined for five innings of scoreless relief to close out the game.

Player of the Game: SS Oduber Herrera
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .241


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