Minor League Roundup - 8/31

Ocampo has allowed four hits in 12.2 IP in August

Spokane lost once again on Monday evening, but they got a dominant relief effort from Kyle Ocampo and a couple of debuts with Tomas Telis and Michael Ortiz. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 9 - New Orleans 4
W - Rupe (4-7)
SV - Eyre (2)
66-70, 9.5 GB


Spot-starter Brian Gordon did an excellent job on Monday, pitching five scoreless innings. He gave up two hits, walked zero, and struck out five.

The RedHawks got doubles from Royce Huffman (2/4, 2B, BB), Travis Metcalf (1/3, 2B, 2 BB), Casey Benjamin (1/1, 2B, 4 BB) and Adam Fox (2/5, 2B).

That's not a misprint—Casey Benjamin walked four times.

In all, the Oklahoma City offense worked 13 walks in the game.

Esteban German (2/4, 2 BB) and Max Ramirez (2/3, 2 BB) both reached base four times.

Appearing in his first game with the RedHawks since 2007, right-hander Mike Wood allowed two runs on two hits and two hit batsmen without recording an out.

Willie Eyre tossed two perfect innings for his second save of the year. He struck out three.

Player of the Game: RHP Brian Gordon
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 2 0 0 0 5 0 3.07


AA: Frisco 2 - Midland 5
L - Perez (1-2)
35-28, 2.0 GB


The RoughRiders dropped to two games behind Midland with Monday night's loss.

Starter Martin Perez got through his first three innings without allowing a run. But he gave up three runs (one earned) while recording just one out in the fourth. In all, the southpaw yielded six hits while walking two and striking out two.

Leadoff hitter and centerfielder Dustin Majewski was 2-for-4 with his 20th double of the year.

?Rehabbing first baseman Andruw Jones singled once in five at-bats.

Left fielder Jonathan Greene singled once and walked once.

Clayton Hamilton allowed one run on two hits in 3.2 innings, dropping his ERA to 4.34.

Player of the Game: RHP Clayton Hamilton
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.34


A+: Bakersfield - OFF
35-28, 10.0 GB


The entire California League got the day off on Monday.

A: Hickory 2 - (@) West Virginia 4
L - Castillo (3-6)
28-35, 13.5 GB


Joe Wieland gave up two unearned runs in five innings of work on Monday evening. He scattered three hits while walking just one and striking out six.

Shortstop Andres James raised his batting average to .281 with four singles in four at-bats. James is now 8-for-8 with a pair of doubles over his last two games.

Red-hot DH Eric Fry singled one and doubled once in four trips.

First baseman Ed Koncel struck out in all four of his plate appearances. Koncel has zero walks and 19 strikeouts in 44 at-bats with the Crawdads.

Player of the Game: RHP Joe Wieland
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 2 0 1 6 0 5.17


SSA: Spokane 3 - (@) Yakima 4 (12 innings)
L - Matlock (1-6)
34-36, 9.5 GB


Starting pitcher Trevor Hurley had some control issues for the second consecutive outing. He gave up three runs on four hits in 4.2 innings, striking out six. The Kansas State product walked four, hit a batter, and uncorked two wild pitches.

Kyle Ocampo, who has been dominant in August, retired all seven batters he faced, striking out four of them.

Getting his first start with Spokane, designated hitter Tomas Telis singled twice in five at-bats.

First baseman Michael Ortiz had one single in five trips.

Third baseman Danny Lima singled twice and walked once.

Reliever Reinier Bermudez lowered his ERA to 1.82 with two scoreless innings, including three strikeouts.

Player of the Game: RHP Kyle Ocampo
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.1 0 0 0 0 4 0 5.30


AZL: AZL Rangers - SEASON OVER
12-16, 4.5 GB


The AZL Rangers failed to quality for the Arizona League playoffs.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 - SEASON OVER
18-45, 29.5 GB


The DSL Rangers1 failed to qualify for the Dominican Summer League playoffs.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - SEASON OVER
47-15, 9.0 GU


After winning the division, the DSL Rangers2 got a bye in the first round of the playoffs, but they were swept in the best-of-three Dominican Summer League semifinal series.



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