Minor League Roundup - 8/9

Henry is having success with a lower arm slot

The Spokane Indians pitched a shutout on Sunday while Bakersfield finished off a three-game sweep of Lancaster. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 2 - (@) Fresno 1
W - Moscoso (4-3)
SV - Madrigal (14)
HR - Majewski (1)
57-57, 5.0 GB


Dustin Majewski batted second in the RedHawks' order on Saturday, and he rewarded the club by belting a two-run homer off starter Ramon Ortiz in the first inning. Majewski also walked later in the contest.

The former Longhorn's homer would account for all of Oklahoma City's offense on the night.

Starter Guillermo Moscoso allowed just one run on six hits in 6.1 innings, walking one and striking out three.

A.J. Murray (1.1 IP), Willie Eyre (0.1 IP) and Warner Madrigal (1 IP) all worked scoreless relief.

Catcher Kevin Richardson doubled once in three at-bats.

Third baseman Chris Davis singled twice in four trips.

Player of the Game: RF Dustin Majewski
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 .200


AA: Frisco 4 - San Antonio 2
W - Beavan (2-4)
SV - Hamilton (1)
HR - Pina (8)
23-20, 2.0 GB


Blake Beavan (4.54 ERA/.312 BAA) scattered nine hits in six innings, allowing only one run. He walked one and struck out three.

Catcher Manny Pina popped a solo home run in the second inning, his eighth of the year.

Craig Gentry (2/5, 3B) and Marcus Lemon (1/3, 3B, BB) both tripled.

Right fielder Adam Fox raised his average to .265 with three singles in four at-bats.

Player of the Game: RHP Blake Beavan
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 9 1 1 1 3 0 4.54


A+: Bakersfield 9 - Lancaster 6
W - Flores (6-2)
HR - Bianucci (5), Rodriguez (5), Stoneburner (4)
20-24, 12.0 GB


Bakersfield pulled out the bats once again to complete the sweep of Lancaster on Sunday.

Shortstop Davis Stoneburner packed a punch, going 2-for-4 with his 27th double and his fourth home run of the season.

DH Mike Bianucci was 2-for-4 with a round-tripper and four runs batted in.

Tim Rodriguez (.278/.301/.557) also launched a bomb during a 2-for-4 effort.

First baseman Mauro Gomez got his batting average over .280 with a single and a double in four at-bats.

Starter Tim Murphy yielded three runs on seven hits over five innings, walking three and striking out four.

Adalberto Flores, who earned the victory, fanned six batters in two innings, but he also allowed two runs.

Player of the Game: SS Davis Stoneburner
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 1 3 0 0 .276


A: Hickory 4 - West Virginia 9
L - Eppley (1-2)
HR - Santana (11, 12)
21-21, 6.0 GB


Cristian Santana got back above the Mendoza line on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs.

Starting pitcher Wilfredo Boscan was excellent, yielding only one run in five innings. He fanned six without issuing a walk.

Erik Morrison (2/4, 3B) hit his third triple while Cody Podraza (1/5, 2B) smacked his third double.

Reliever Fabio Castillo, who has struggled of late, coughed up four runs on five hits in just one inning of work.

Player of the Game: LF Cristian Santana
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 3 0 2 3 0 0 .201


SSA: Spokane 3 - (@) Tri-City 0
W - Henry (1-2)
SV - Bermudez (1)
22-27, 7.0 GB


It was another day, another win for the suddenly smoking Spokane Indians, who are 8-2 over their last ten games.

Ben Henry returned to the rotation and was efficient as ever, tossing five scoreless innings. He gave up three hits, walked zero, and struck out one.

Relievers Justin King and Reinier Bermudez helped finish Spokane's third shutout of the season. Both pitchers kept Tri-City off the board for two innings.

Second baseman Jason Ogata (3/3, 2B0 and DH Vin DiFazio (1/4, 2B) both doubled.

Kyle Rhoad (1/3, BB) and Clark Murphy (1/3, BB) singled once and walked once.

Player of the Game: RHP Ben Henry
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 7.06


AZL: AZL Rangers 1 - AZL Mariners 18
L - Escobar (1-4)
HR - Koncel (6)
3-9, 5.0 GB


The AZL Rangers played yet another clunker on Sunday evening, as they allowed at least one run in eight of the game's nine innings.

Starting pitcher Edwin Escobar allowed four runs—three earned—on six hits in two innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Right-hander Tae-Kyung Ahn pitched in his first game since June 22. Ahn, who had been sidelined with a minor shoulder impingement allowed two runs on three walks and a hit batter in one-third of an inning. He also uncorked two wild pitches.

Third baseman Ed Koncel provided the Rangers' only run with his solo homer.

Alex Gonzalez singled twice in four at-bats, bringing his average to .289.

Player of the Game: CF Ruben Sierra
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 .192


DSL: DSL Rangers1 - OFF
14-40, 28.5 GB


The DSL Rangers1 had Sunday off.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - (@) DSL Astros
43-12, 11.0 GU


The box score from Sunday's DSL Rangers2 game is still yet to be posted by MILB.com.



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