Minor League Roundup - 8/22

Beavan pitched seven scoreless innings

Blake Beavan and Kennil Gomez were dominant for Frisco and Bakersfield, respectively, on Saturday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 4 - (@) Omaha 5
L - Murray (2-2)
63-63, 8.0 GB


Brandon McCarthy worked seven innings in his latest rehab start, giving up four runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out seven. The right-hander threw 95 pitches and 61 for strikes.

It's looking more and more likely that McCarthy will be back with the Rangers sometime around September 1st.

Third baseman Chris Davis singled four times in five at-bats, raising his average to .342.

Joaquin Arias (3/5) had three singles while Brandon Boggs (2/5) knocked a pair of base hits.

First baseman Justin Smoak singled once and walked twice.

Player of the Game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 4 0 0 2 0 0 .342


AA: Frisco 3 - Northwest Arkansas 2
W - Beavan (3-4)
SV - Vaughan (5)
28-26, 4.0 GB


Blake Beavan pitched a gem on Saturday night, hurling seven scoreless innings. He scattered five hits and walked just one while striking out two. Beavan threw 75 of his 95 pitches for strikes.

Second baseman Renny Osuna's double was the team's only extra-base hit.

Backstop Elio Sarmiento went 0-for-1 with a pair of walks.

Former RoughRider John Bannister pitched against Frisco for the second time in a week. He tossed 2.1 scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Blake Beavan
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 5 0 0 1 2 0 4.42


A+: Bakersfield 4 - Modesto 1
W - Gomez (6-10)
SV - Reed (18)
29-26, 9.0 GB


Kennil Gomez appears to be figuring it out.

The pitcher worked 7.2 innings against Modesto on Saturday, giving up one run on four hits. He walked one and struck out seven.

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

Evan Reed struck out a pair of batters in a hitless ninth inning to record his 18th save of the season.

Player of the Game: RHP Kennil Gomez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.2 4 1 1 1 7 0 5.71


A: Hickory 5 - Asheville 11
L - Hamburger (2-9)
HR - DiFazio (2)
25-29, 11.0 GB


Outfielder Cristian Santana's consecutive games with a homer streak ended at five, but he still singled twice in five at-bats.

Designated hitter Vin DiFazio was 2-for-2 with a home run, a walk, and three runs batted in.

Starting pitcher Wilmer Font had rare struggles, walking four batters in four innings. He allowed five runs.

Long reliever Jorge Quintero tossed three scoreless frames, walking two and striking out two.

Scuffling reliever Mark Hamburger (7.66 ERA/.340 BAA since the All-Star break) surrendered six runs—five earned—in just 1.2 innings.

Eric Fry (1/4, 2B) belted his 13th double.

Leonel De Los Santos (2/4) and Leury Garcia (2/3, BB) joined Santana with a pair of singles.

Player of the Game: DH Vin DiFazio
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 1 2 0 1 3 1 0 .444


SSA: Spokane 1 - (@) Tri-City 5
L - Ross (4-4)
29-32, 6.0 GB


Robbie Ross was also hit with some unusual wildness, as he plunked three batters and walked one more in four innings of work. He allowed five runs total.

Sam Brown (2 IP), Keith Campbell (1 IP) and Bobby Wilkins (1 IP) worked scoreless relief out of the pen. Wilkins struck out two in his perfect inning.

Centerfielder Miguel Velazquez was 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk.

Shortstop Denny Duron and second baseman Danny Lima both singled twice.

Player of the Game: CF Miguel Velazquez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .287


AZL: AZL Rangers - OFF
10-12, 4.5 GB


The AZL Rangers got a day off on Saturday.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 - OFF
18-45, 29.5 GB


The DSL Rangers1 were off on Saturday.

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


The DSL Rangers2 were off on Saturday.



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