Minor League Roundup - 8/21
Escobar pitched five scoreless innings
Escobar pitched five scoreless innings
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Aug 22, 2009


The AZL Rangers tossed a shutout on Friday evening while the Spokane Indians earned another victory. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 1 - Colorado Springs 4
L - Moscoso (5-4)
HR - Ramirez (4)
63-62, 7.0 GB


Starter Guillermo Moscoso had his rough spots on Friday, but he ended up pitching seven innings and allowing four runs on seven hits. He walked three and fanned nine.

Designated hitter Max Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his fourth of the season.

Leadoff man Greg Golson singled twice and stole his 17th base.

Chris Davis singled once and walked once. He now has 16 walks and 17 strikeouts in 19 games this month.

Reliever Brian Gordon worked two scoreless innings, allowing one hit.

Player of the Game: DH Max Ramirez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 .239


AA: Frisco 0 - Tulsa 3
L - Hamilton (1-3)
27-26, 5.0 GB


Michael Kirkman turned in his fifth consecutive quality start by pitching six scoreless innings. He surrendered just two singles while walking three and striking out five.

Beau Jones followed with two shutout innings, fanning two.

The RoughRiders had just five hits in the game, but leadoff man Craig Gentry singled three times in four at-bats. He also swiped a pair of bases, bringing him to 47 on the season.

Player of the Game: LHP Michael Kirkman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 0 0 3 5 0 4.36


A+: Bakersfield 3 - Modesto 6
L - Murphy (8-10)
HR - Bianucci (10)
28-26, 10.0


Starting pitcher Tim Murphy allowed six runs on 10 hits in 5.1 innings, walking two and striking out two.

DH Mike Bianucci socked a solo home run, his tenth with Bakersfield, in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Erik Morrison (1/4, 2B), Davis Stoneburner (1/3, 2B) and Matt Lawson (1/3, 2B) all doubled.

Right fielder Joey Butler singled once and walked once.

Reliever Glenn Swanson pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, striking out two.

Hector Nelo fanned two in a perfect ninth.

Player of the Game: LHP Glenn Swanson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.47


A: Hickory 5 - Asheville 12
L - Wieland (4-5)
HR - Santana (17, 18), DiFazio (1)
25-28, 10.0 GB


Cristian Santana belted two more home runs in five at-bats, giving him 18 for the year. The slugging left fielder now has six homers in his last five games.

Starting pitcher Joe Wieland was hit hard, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings. He walked one and struck out five.

Catcher Vin DiFazio went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run. The round-tripper was his first since being promoted to Low-A.

Matt West (2/4, 3B) tripled while Cody Podraza (2/5, 2B) and Jared Bolden (2/4, 2B) both doubled.

Player of the Game: LF Cristian Santana
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 2 0 2 3 0 1 .221


SSA: Spokane 7 - (@) Tri-City 4
W - Hurley (5-2)
SV - Bermudez (2)
HR - Mendonca (8), Murphy (2)
29-31, 5.0


Trevor Hurley (3.63 ERA/.259 BAA) turned in another solid effort, giving up one earned run over five innings of work. He allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out two.

Corner infielders Clark Murphy (2/4, 2B, HR, BB) and Tom Mendonca (1/4, HR, BB) both hit solo home runs in the contest.

Second baseman Danny Lima (2/4) and Jason Ogata (2/4) singled twice. Ogata’s average is now up to .408.

Relievers Chris Matlock and Reinier Bermudez both pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out two batters.

Player of the Game: 1B Clark Murphy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 .226


AZL: AZL Rangers 2 - (@) AZL Mariners 0
W - Escobar (2-5)
SV - Arrendell (9)
10-12, 4.5 GB


The AZL Rangers pitching staff threw a gem on Friday evening, holding the Mariners to zero runs on just five singles.

Starter Edwin Escobar tossed five scoreless frames, giving up three hits. He walked two and struck out two.

Left-hander Robbie Erlin entered the game amidst a dust and rainstorm, but he struck out the side around a hit and a walk.

Shane Zegarac (2 IP) and Kelvin Arrendell (1 IP) finished off the game.

Third baseman Billy O’Conner (2/4) singled twice in four at-bats.

Michael Ortiz (1/4), Guillermo Pimentel (1/3) and Ruben Sierra (1/3, BB) had the Rangers’ other hits.

Player of the Game: LHP Edwin Escobar
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 0 0 2 2 0 4.74


DSL: DSL Rangers1 12 - DSL Angels 3
W - Ramirez (3-4)
HR - Ceballo (3)
18-45, 29.5 GB


Starting pitcher Carlos Ramirez picked up his third win of the season after he allowed two runs on five hits in six innings.

Right fielder Edward Ceballo was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, which came in the first inning.

Johan Santa (2/5, 2 2B) doubled twice while Junior Payano (2/4, 2B), Luis Villegas (1/4, 2B, BB) and Luis Cabrera (1/4, 2B, BB) all doubled once.

Player of the Game: RF Edward Ceballo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 0 1 2 0 0 .235


DSL: DSL Rangers2 - OFF
47-15, 9.0 GU


The DSL Rangers2 were off on Friday.



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