Minor League Roundup - 9/1

James is 10-for-11 over his last three games

Andres James started his day 2-for-2 on Tuesday, giving him a streak of ten hits in his last ten plate appearances. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 3 - New Orleans 0
W - Ramirez (9-10)
SV - Peguero (2)
67-70, 8.5 GB


The RedHawks handed former Rangers hurler John Koronka his tenth loss of the season on Tuesday.

Elizardo Ramirez earned his ninth win with six scoreless innings. He scattered five hits, walked zero, and struck out three.

Royce Huffman (1/3, 2B, 2 BB), Casey Benjamin (1/3, 2B, BB) and Justin Leone (1/3, 2B, BB) all doubled.

Speedsters Joaquin Arias and Greg Golson both singled twice in five at-bats. Arias stole a pair of bases, giving him 20 on the season. Golson swiped his 19th.

Jailen Peguero earned the save with two hitless, scoreless innings. He walked five and struck out three.

Player of the Game: RHP Elizardo Ramirez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 0 0 0 3 0 4.47


AA: Frisco 1 - Corpus Christi 6
L - Laughter (3-2)
35-29, 3.0 GB


Frisco's loss and Midland's win on Tuesday makes the RoughRiders' playoff hopes look awfully bleak.

Spot-starter Andrew Laughter pitched four innings, allowing three runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Rehabbing designated hitter Andruw Jones singled once and walked twice.

Playing his first game at Double-A, centerfielder Engel Beltre went 0-for-3. He reached after being hit by a pitch. He also stole a base.

Chad Tracy (2/5), John Whittleman (2/4) and Guilder Rodriguez (2/4) all singled twice.

Left-hander Beau Jones fanned three batters in two shutout innings.

Player of the Game: LHP Beau Jones
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 4.53


A+: Bakersfield 3 - (@) Stockton 1
W - Swanson (1-1)
SV - Reed (23)
HR - Gomez (25), Gac (19)
36-28, 10.0 GB


Tim Murphy walked four batters in five innings, but he held Stockton to only one run on three singles. He struck out four batters.

First baseman Ian Gac provided power, going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and a walk.

DH Mauro Gomez hit a solo home run, his 25th of the season, in the seventh inning.

Left fielder Mike Bianucci singled twice in four at-bats.

The relief trio of Glenn Swanson (2 IP), Adalberto Flores (1 IP) and Evan Reed (1 IP) all kept the Ports off the scoreboard.

Player of the Game: 1B Ian Gac
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 .233


A: Hickory 1 - Greensboro 10
L - Font (7-3)
28-36, 13.5 GB


The highlight of the night for Hickory was that Andres James had hits in each of his first two plate appearances, giving him ten hits in his last ten trips to the plate.

Starter Wilmer Font walked five batters in just 4.1 innings. He also gave up five hits, leading to five runs (three earned).

Right-hander Andrew Doyle surrendered three runs on three hits in just 1.1 innings.

Vin DiFazio (1/4) and Leonel De Los Santos (1/4) both singled once.

Player of the Game: 2B Andres James
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .290


SSA: Spokane 5 - (@) Boise 1
W - Brown (2-1)
SV - King (3)
HR - Murphy (3)
35-36, 9.0 GB


Bobby Wilkins got the start on Tuesday, and he tossed 3.2 scoreless frames. Wilkins yielded one hit while walking three and striking out three.

NC State product Sam Brown (3.56 ERA/.306 BAA) matched him, hurling 3.1 shutout innings. He gave up two hits, walked zero, and fanned two.

First baseman Clark Murphy singled and belted a two-run homer in the contest.

Jason Ogata (1/4, 2B) and Alberto Puello (2/4, 2B) both doubled.

Right fielder Miguel Velazquez singled once and walked once.

Player of the Game: RHP Sam Brown
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.56


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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