Minor League Roundup - 6/5

Perez struck out four in two innings

The Dominican Summer League Rangers split a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, and a handful of pitching prospects turned in strong performances. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 3 - (@) Omaha 2
W - Phillips (1-0)
SV - Rapada (1)
30-25, 0.5 GU


Making his return to Triple-A, starting pitcher Guillermo Moscoso lasted just 3.1 innings, throwing 82 pitches. The right-hander allowed one run on five hits and two walks. He struck out five.

The RedHawks offense didn't have any extra-base hits in the game.

Chris Davis (2/4) and Hernan Iribarren (2/3, BB) both singled twice.

Reliever Zach Phillips was a bit wild, walking three and throwing 47 pitches in two innings, but he got the win after giving up just one run.

Brandon McCarthy, Willie Eyre, and Clay Rapada finished it off with one scoreless inning apiece.

Player of the Game: LF Hernan Iribarren
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 .242




AA: Frisco 7 - (@) Tulsa 4
W - Jones (1-0)
SV - Eppley (4)
33-21, 6.0 GU


Starter Ryan Tatusko was dominant threw six, but he faced three batters and surrendered three runs without recording an out in the seventh inning.

In all, the tall righty yielded four runs on seven hits in six innings, walking one and striking out six. His ERA was raised to 2.84.

Frisco recorded 13 hits on the night, including eight against starting pitcher and super-prospect Christian Friedrich.

Leadoff hitter Renny Osuna (3/5) and nine-hole hitter Guilder Rodriguez (3/4) both singled three times and drove home two runs.

Joey Butler was 1-for-4 with his third triple of the season, and catcher Taylor Teagarden was 1-for-3 with his third double.

Emerson Frostad and James Tomlin both singled twice in four trips.

Relievers Beau Jones [2 IP] and Cody Eppley [1 IP] shut down the Drillers for the final three innings to carry the ‘Riders to victory. Jones earned the win while Eppley got the save.

Player of the Game: SS Guilder Rodriguez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 .241




A+: Bakersfield 2 - San Jose 8
L - Castillo (1-2)
25-29, 9.0 GB


Former Longhorns first baseman Brandon Belt continued to terrorize the Bakersfield pitching, as he went 2-for-3 with two walks. Belt is now hitting .384 for the season, and he's hitting close to .500 against the Blaze this year.

Though the Blaze surrendered eight runs, starter Carlos Pimentel pitched well. He went six innings, giving up just two unearned runs. Pimentel allowed four hits while walking four and fanning six.

Things got out of hand when reliever Fabio Castillo coughed up four runs on six hits in just two innings. Andrew Laughter followed by allowing two runs in an inning of work.

Catcher Jose Felix (2/4) and shortstop Andres James (2/3) had two singles apiece.

First baseman John Whittleman batted cleanup and singled once and walked once in four trips.

Third baseman Tom Mendonca was 1-for-2 with a walk and his 16th run batted in of the year.

Player of the Game: RHP Carlos Pimentel
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 2 0 4 6 0 3.52




A: Hickory 5 - Lexington 7
L - Wieland (4-4)
34-23, 1.0 GU


Joe Wieland scuffled for the second consecutive start, allowing five runs on 11 hits in five innings pitched. He walked two and struck out two.

Second baseman Edwin Garcia (2/4) and first baseman Michael Ortiz (2/3, BB) had two singles and two runs batted in apiece. Both players are batting .219 on the year.

Left fielder Cristian Santana (.265/.321/.506) doubled once and walked once. He has 15 two-baggers on the year.

Sinkerballing righty Braden Tullis yielded one run on two hits in two innings, walking one and striking out zero.

Diminutive lefty Joseph Ortiz hurled a scoreless ninth inning.

Player of the Game: 1B Michael Ortiz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 .219




DSL: DSL Rangers 2 - DSL Braves 1 (Game 1 - 7 innings)
W - Moreno (1-0)
SV - Grullon (1)


Starting pitcher David Perez was excellent in his second pro start, tossing two perfect innings with four strikeouts.

Relievers Leonel Gil, Luis Moreno, Jose Jimenez and Juan Grullon threw one scoreless inning apiece out of the bullpen. Grullon earned the save and punched out two in his frame.

Shortstop Luis Mendez was the star offensively, going 1-for-2 with a walk and a run batted in.

Outfielders Ruben Sierra, Francisco Lugo and Hector Martinez also singled once.

Player of the Game: RHP David Perez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1.50


DSL: DSL Rangers 5 - (@) DSL Braves 6 (Game 2 - 8 innings)
L - Herrera (0-1)
4-2, 0.5 GB


Right fielder Edward Ceballo carried the DSL Rangers' offense in game two, as he was 3-for-4 with a triple and a run batted in.

Francisco Lugo (1/4, 2B) and Esdras Abreu (1/2, 2B) both doubled once.

Making his first start of the season, 19-year-old southpaw Pedro Tirado struggled with control, walking four batters in only two innings. He gave up two runs on two hits, striking out two.

Luis Parra was solid in relief, giving up just one run in three frames. He walked one and fanned two.

Player of the Game: RF Edward Ceballo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 .364




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