Minor League Roundup - 7/5

Ross fanned 10 for Spokane

Spokane hurler Robbie Ross struck out ten batters in five scoreless innings on Sunday, giving him 34 punchouts in 20.1 frames this season. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 3 - Omaha 2 (8 innings/Game 1)
W - Hernandez (2-0)


The RedHawks held the Royals hitless through the game's first six innings in Sunday's first game.

Willie Eyre got the start, tossing four hitless and scoreless innings, walking one and striking out three.

Bryan Corey followed with two perfect innings, fanning three.

Rehabbing centerfielder Josh Hamilton batted leadoff and went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.

Playing in his first Triple-A game, first baseman Justin Smoak singled once and struck out twice.

Esteban German (2/4) singled twice while Royce Huffman (1/3, 2B) doubled.

Player of the Game: RHP Willie Eyre
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.71


AAA: Oklahoma City 1 - Omaha 4 (7 innings/Game 2)
L - Rupe (1-6)
40-42, 2.5 GB


Oklahoma City was shut down by a mixture of Kyle Davies, Doug Waechter, Carlos Rosa, and Dusty Hughes in game two.

Third baseman Esteban German singled three times in four at-bats.

Royce Huffman was 1-for-3 with a double.

?Catcher Emerson Frostad singled once and walked twice.

Rehabbing DH Josh Hamilton was 0-for-3 with a base on balls.

Justin Smoak walked twice in four plate appearances.

Starting pitcher Josh Rupe struggled with his control, walking four batters and allowing four runs in four innings.

Neftali Feliz fanned two in two scoreless innings. He didn't give up a hit and he didn't walk a batter.

Since moving to the bullpen, Feliz has been dominant, posting the following line: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K.

Player of the Game: RHP Neftali Feliz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.61


AA: Frisco - (@) Springfield - PPD (Rain)
4-5, 1.5 GB


The RoughRiders and Cardinals were washed out on Sunday. They'll play a doubleheader on Monday evening.

A+: Bakersfield 1 - Stockton 5
L - Bleier (5-5)
5-6, 3.0 GB


Richard Bleier suffered the loss despite surrendering just two runs on seven innings. He scattered six hits and fanned four without issuing a walk. The southpaw has pitched at least six innings in each of his last seven starts.

Left fielder Jonathan Greene singled once and walked twice.

Ian Gac was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run batted in.

Player of the Game: LHP Richard Bleier
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 6 2 2 0 4 1 4.42


A: Hickory 9 - Hagerstown 7
W - Perez (3-5)
SV - Eppley (3)
HR - Bianucci (15)
7-3, 0.0 GU


Martin Perez (2.79 ERA/.242 BAA) fanned eight batters in five innings. He allowed just one run on three hits.

Right fielder Mike Bianucci (.335/.404/.604) was 2-for-2 with a walk, a home run, and three runs batted in.

Over his last three games, Bianucci is 6-for-9 with two homers and seven RBIs.

Cristian Santana (2/5, 2B) doubled while Leury Garcia (1/4, 3B) tripled.

Second baseman Erik Morrison singled twice and walked twice in five plate appearances.

Cody Eppley got the save despite giving up five earned runs in three innings.

Player of the Game: LHP Martin Perez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 1 1 1 8 1 2.79


SSA: Spokane 4 - Vancouver 0
W - King (1-1)
HR - DiFazio (3), Podraza (2)
?6-10, 6.0 GB


Robbie Ross fanned 10 batters in five scoreless innings on Sunday. He allowed three hits and walked one.

In 20.1 innings, the 20-year-old Ross has four walks and 34 strikeouts, getting an impressive 5.75 groundouts per flyout.

Catcher Vin DiFazio (1/1, HR, BB) and Cody Podraza (1/4, HR) both hit two-run homers in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Leadoff man and shortstop Joe Bonadonna singled twice in four at-bats.

Right fielder Miguel Velazquez was 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.

Relievers Kyle Ocampo and Justin King each threw two scoreless innings to win the game.

Player of the Game: LHP Robbie Ross
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 0 0 1 10 0 3.54


AZL: AZL Rangers 3 - (@) AZL Angels 18
L - Rijo (2-1)
HR - Koncel (1)
6-5, 0.5 GB


It was a long day in Surprise.

Starter Ezequiel Rijo gave up eight earned runs on nine hits in just two innings pitched.

Johan Yan, Corey Ragsdale, Jorge Quintero, and Ovispo De Los Santos were also roughed up. The veteran Quintero was particularly bad, coughing up four runs on six hits and three walks in 1.2 frames.

Third baseman Ed Koncel was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer.

Second baseman Alex Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a double.

Player of the Game: 3B Ed Koncel
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 .147


DSL: DSL Rangers1 4 - (@) DSL Angels 6
L - Rojas (2-3)
7-22, 14.5 GB


Leadoff hitter Miguel Montes De Oca singled once, walked twice, and drove in a run.

Shortstop Junior Payano was 3-for-5.

Starting pitcher Jonathan Rojas (4.18 ERA/.207 BAA) allowed four runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings, walking one and striking out five.

Player of the Game: CF Miguel Montes De Oca
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 .245


DSL: DSL Rangers2 - OFF
21-7, 6.5 GU


The DSL Rangers2 didn't play on Sunday.

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