Minor League Roundup - 8/19

Tullis didn't allow an earned run

Wednesday was another successful night on the farm, as Frisco, Bakersfield, and Hickory all took home impressive victories. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 3 - Colorado Springs 13
L - Benson (3-3)
HR - Boggs (7)
63-60


Starting pitcher Kris Benson was rocked for nine runs (seven earned) on six hits and five walks in just three innings of work on Wednesday.

Left fielder Brandon Boggs was one of the few bright spots in a rough game, as he went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run homer.

Chris Davis singled twice and walked once.

In his first game back at Triple-A, third baseman Adam Fox had one single in four at-bats.

Left-hander A.J. Murray worked in long relief, giving up one unearned run in three innings.

Player of the Game: LF Brandon Boggs
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 .267


AA: Frisco 7 - Tulsa 6
W - Hamilton (1-2)
HR - Tracy (24), Greene (1)
27-24


Martin Perez showed signs of improvement in his second Double-A start. The southpaw allowed three runs on six hits in four innings, walking two and striking out four.

Making his Double-A debut, DH Jonathan Greene batted fifth in the order and went 2-for-3 with a homer and four runs batted in. He also had a sacrifice fly.

First baseman Chad Tracy also went yard. He was 2-for-4 with a solo shot.

Catcher Elio Sarmiento doubled once in four trips.

Corey Young (1.1 IP), Beau Jones (1 IP) and Clayton Hamilton (0.1 IP) chipped in with scoreless relief.

Player of the Game: DH Jonathan Greene
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 1 4 0 1 .667


A+: Bakersfield 9 - (@) Inland Empire 6
W - Tatusko (6-6)
HR - Gac (18)
27-25


Starting pitcher Ryan Tatusko gave up five runs in five innings pitched, but he was just good enough to earn his sixth victory of the season.

Eight of Bakersfield's nine hitters had base hits on Wednesday. The one that didn't—centerfielder David Paisano—walked three times.

DH Ian Gac went 3-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run.

Joey Butler (2/4, 2B, B), Mauro Gomez (2/5, 2B) and Doug Hogan (1/4, 2B) all doubled. Hogan was playing in his first game at the High-A level.

Jake Kaase (2/4), Erik Morrison (2/4, BB) and Matt Lawson (2/4, BB) all singled twice.

Lefty Ryan Falcon worked two scoreless innings, dropping his ERA to 2.38.

Back with Bakersfield for the first time since last season, Tyler Tufts pitched a shutout frame, allowing one hit. He got three ground balls with his sinker.

Player of the Game: RF Joey Butler
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 2 1 0 4 1 1 .282


A: Hickory 9 - Greenville 8
W - Quintero (1-0) 25-26


The Crawdads got another big come from behind win, scoring seven consecutive runs in their final two at-bats.

Cody Podraza (3/4, 2B, HR, BB), Cristian Santana (2/3, 2B, HR, BB) and Eric Fry (2/4, 2B, HR) all had one double and one home run in the game.

Shortstop Leury Garcia singled once and homered once. The round-tripper was a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth.

Playing in his first Low-A game, catcher Vin DiFazio was 0-for-3 with a walk. DH Ed Koncel went hitless in four at-bats.

Starting pitcher Neil Ramirez allowed one run on two hits and a walk in three innings. He struck out five.

Jorge Quintero worked a perfect ninth inning to earn the victory.

Player of the Game: RF Eric Fry
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 1 3 0 0 .252


SSA: Spokane 0 - (@) Boise 1
L - Tullis (2-2)
27-31


Braden Tullis suffered the loss, but he allowed only an unearned run on four hits in six innings of work. The right-hander walked one and struck out five.

Spokane's offense managed zero runs on just seven hits.

Tom Mendonca (1/3, 3B) and Denny Duron (1/3, 2B) had the extra-base knocks.

DH Jason Ogata singled twice in four trips, raising his average to .410.

Andrew Doyle and Reinier Bermudez both pitched scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Braden Tullis
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 1 0 1 5 0 2.89


AZL: AZL Rangers 6 - (@) AZL Angels 5
W - Alvarez (2-2)
SV - Arrendell (8)
8-12


Starting pitcher Richard Alvarez continued to get positive results on Wednesday, as he allowed two runs in five innings. The 17-year-old walked one and fanned five.

Kelvin Torres (2/4) and Guillermo Pimentel (2/5) both singled twice while Emmanuel Solis (1/5, 2B) hit his second double of the season.

Jose Monegro struck out five batters in two scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Richard Alvarez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 5.45


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