Minor League Roundup - 7/10
Tracy hit a grand slam on Friday
Tracy hit a grand slam on Friday
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Jul 11, 2009


The Frisco RoughRiders offense came up big on Friday while the pitching got the job done in Hickory and Spokane. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 5 - Iowa 11
L - Corey (3-4)
42-44, 1.5 GB


Starting pitcher Bryan Corey was knocked around for seven runs on 10 hits in 5.1 innings.

Third baseman Chris Davis had another solid game offensively, going 2-for-3 with three runs batted in. He struck out once.

Leadoff man Julio Borbon (2/4, BB) singled twice, walked once, and stole three bases, giving him 22 swipes on the year.

Esteban German (2/4, BB) and Greg Golson (2/4) also singled twice.

Clayton Hamilton (2.95 ERA/.282 BAA) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up just one hit. He fanned two without issuing a walk.

Player of the Game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 .467


AA: Frisco 14 - Springfield 3
W - Poveda (8-3)
HR - Tracy (14)
9-5, 2.0 GU


Omar Poveda (3.50 ERA/.233 BAA) surrendered three runs (just one earned) on four hits in 6.2 innings, walking two and striking out two.

DH Chad Tracy (.387/.412/.968 in July) was 2-for-3 with a grand slam, a walk, and five total runs batted in. Tracy has smacked five round-trippers in his last six games, giving him 14 for the season.

Mitch Moreland (.331/.380/.485) was 4-for-5 with a double and three runs batted in.

John Whittleman (0/2, 3 BB), Tim Smith (0/3, 2 BB) and Craig Gentry (1/3, 2 BB) all walked multiple times. Gentry stole his 33rd base.

Catcher Manny Pina was 1-for-5 with his 11th double of the year.

Player of the Game: DH Chad Tracy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 1 5 1 1 .255


A+: Bakersfield 0 - (@) Stockton 5
L - Bleier (5-6)
9-7, 4.0 GB


The Bakersfield offense was completely shut down by Stockton starter Tyson Ross and his bullpen on Friday, as they got no runs on three hits.

Jonathan Greene (1/4), Mauro Gomez (1/3, BB) and Jake Kaase (1/3) all singled.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre walked twice and stole his 16th bag.

Starter Richard Bleier had an off night, yielding five runs on 10 hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out one.

Glenn Swanson (1 IP) and Hector Nelo (2 IP) both hurled hitless, scoreless ball out of the bullpen.

Player of the Game: RHP Hector Nelo
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4.91


A: Hickory 7 - Lake County 2
W - Perez (4-5)
HR - Morrison (11), Hogan (10)
9-6, 2.0 GB


Starter Martin Perez (2.60 ERA/.241 BAA) gave up two unearned runs on four hits over five innings of work, walking two and fanning five.

First baseman Erik Morrison (1/4, HR) and catcher Doug Hogan (2/3, HR, BB) both hit home runs on Friday night. Hogan’s homer was his tenth and his third in as many games since returning from the disabled list.

Second baseman Michael Hollander (2/4, 2 2B) doubled twice, giving him 12 two-baggers on the season.

David Paisano (1/4, 2B) his his 19th double.

Left-handed reliever Yoon-Hee Nam fanned five batters in two scoreless innings to finish off the game.

Player of the Game: LHP Martin Perez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 2 0 2 5 0 2.60


SSA: Spokane 5 - (@) Eugene 1
W - Ross (2-1)
HR - Barto (6)
9-12, 5.0 GB


Robbie Ross (2.84 ERA/.234 BAA) dealt yet another solid start on Friday. He went five scoreless innings once again, yielding only two hits. The southpaw walked two and fanned a season-low five batters.

University of Oklahoma product Andrew Doyle made a solid professional debut, pitching a shutout sixth inning. He gave up one hit and walked one. Doyle got his outs on a pair of ground balls and a strikeout.

Left fielder Aja Barto (.304/.395/.667) was 1-for-3 with a home run, his third in as many games.

Tom Mendonca (1/3, 3B, BB) tripled while Jared Prince (1/4, 2B) doubled.

Right fielder Miguel Velazquez singled twice in four at-bats.

Player of the Game: LHP Robbie Ross
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 2 0 0 2 5 0 2.84


AZL: AZL Rangers 2 - AZL Mariners 9
L - Rijo (2-2)
8-8, 2.0 GB


Ezequiel Rijo had his second consecutive rough outing despite allowing just two hits in five innings. The righty plunked two batters, walked two, and allowed two home runs, leading to four runs allowed.

Former infielder Johan Yan hurled two scoreless innings, walking one and fanning two.

Ed Koncel (1/4, 3B) tripled while catcher Tomas Telis (1/4, 2B) hit his fifth double.

Centerfielder Braxton Lane was 1-for-2 with a single and a base on balls.

Player of the Game: RHP Johan Yan
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 13.50


DSL: DSL Rangers1 - OFF
9-23, 15.0 GB


The DSL Rangers1 were off on Friday.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 2 - (@) DSL Marlins 0
W - Parra (1-0)
SV - Mendoza (5)
HR - Chalas (1)
24-8, 6.0 GU


Lefty Luis Parra helped take part in the shutout by providing 5.1 scoreless frames, giving up two hits. He walked four and fanned five.

First baseman Alfredo Chalas was 2-for-4 with a solo home run.

Teodoro Martinez (2/3, BB) singled twice, walked once, and stole his 22nd base in 25 tries.

Francisco Lugo was 2-for-3 with a walk as well.

Orlando Caraballo (2.2 IP) and Francisco Mendoza (1 IP) closed out the shutout.

Player of the Game: LHP Luis Parra
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.1 2 0 0 4 5 0 2.08


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