Minor League Roundup - 7/4

Armando Galarraga tossed a one-hitter

July 4th was full of fireworks in the Rangers organization, as Frisco hurler Armando Galarraga fired a one-hitter against Arkansas. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 7 – Nashville 3
W – Rheinecker (3-2)
HR – Botts (12)
44-41, 2.5 GB


Coming off a 6-1 road trip, the Oklahoma RedHawks kept their streak going on Wednesday.

Starter John Rheinecker gave up three unearned runs in 6.2 innings. He allowed seven hits, walked one, and struck out four.

Left fielder Jason Botts was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and a walk.

Second baseman Tim Hulett, who appears to be breaking out of his long slump, singled twice in four at-bats.

Right fielder Nelson Cruz (2/4, 3B) and third baseman Kevin West (2/3, 2B, BB) also had multiple hits.

Reliever A.J. Murray retired all four batters he faced, striking out three of them.

Player of the game: LF Jason Botts
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 .324


AA: Frisco 1 – Arkansas 0 (10 innings/Game 1)
W – Kometani (2-3)
HR – Richardson (11)


Resuming a suspended game from last week, Kea Kometani picked up the win without even throwing a pitch on Wednesday.

Catcher Kevin Richardson launched a game-winning solo home run as the day's first batter.

Player of the game: C Kevin Richardson
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 .245


AA: Frisco 3 – (@) Arkansas 0 (9 innings/Game 2)
W – Galarraga (7-4)
HR – Murphy (6)
9-4, 2.0 GU


Starting pitcher Armando Galarraga, who was also outstanding in his first start after the All-Star Break, tossed a one-hitter in his second time out.

Galarraga allowed no runs on one hit in nine innings, walking one and fanning nine.

Left fielder Steve Murphy was 1-for-5 with a home run.

Designated hitter Anthony Webster was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base.

Right fielder John Mayberry (.286/.366/.524) had two singles in four at-bats.

Third baseman Adam Fox was 2-for-4 with a double.

Player of the game: RHP Armando Galarraga
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
9.0 1 0 0 1 9 0 4.57


A+: Bakersfield 14 – Stockton 10
W – Farnum (1-2)
HR – Cadena (4)
5-9, 3.0 GB


Third baseman Chris Davis' hitting streak reached 24 games, as he was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a walk. Davis is now hitting .302 on the season.

First baseman Nick Cadena provided the game's big blast with a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Right fielder Jon Weber (2/3, 2B, 2 BB) and second baseman Micah Furtado (2/4) had two hits apiece.

Kendy Batista was roughed up for four runs in just two innings. He allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Player of the game: 1B Nick Cadena
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 1 0 1 4 0 2 .221


A: Clinton 4 – (@) Quad Cities 0
W – Kiker (3-2)
SV – Lueke (1)
HR – Gentry (3)
6-7, 1.5 GB


Starting pitcher Kasey Kiker (2.25 ERA/.217 BAA) tossed six shutout innings for the slumping L-Kings. He allowed three hits, did not issue a walk, and struck out seven.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry (.274/.338/.383), who is back in the leadoff spot after returning from the disabled list, went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run.

Moving down to the sixth spot in the order, Marcus Lemon was 1-for-3 with a stolen base.

Reliever Josh Lueke (1.35 ERA/.125 BAA) yielded just one hit in three scoreless innings, striking out three batters.

Player of the game: LHP Kasey Kiker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 2.25


SSA: Spokane 7 – Vancouver 3
W – Falcon (2-0)
HR – Greene (3)
8-8, 3.0 GU


Fabio Castillo spread out six hits in four innings of work, allowing two earned runs. He walked two and struck out five.

Catcher Jonathan Greene was 2-for-4 with his third home run of the season.

Third baseman Johan Yan (1/3, 2B) and designated hitter Chris Gradoville (2/4, 2B) had the team's other extra base hits.

Leadoff hitter Matt Lawson was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.

Left-handed pitcher Ryan Falcon threw three scoreless frames, yielding one hit and walking two. He struck out five.

Player of the game: C Jonathan Greene
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 0 1 3 0 1 .316


RK: AZL Rangers 9 – (@) AZL Mariners 2
W – Nam (2-0)
HR – Bubalo (1), Ogden (1)
6-5, 3.0 GB


Young righty Carlos Pimentel walked three batters in three innings, but he did not allow a run or a hit. He fanned six.

Yoon-Hee Nam (1.59 ERA/.200 BAA) surrendered two runs on three hits in four innings. He walked one and struck out seven.

Creighton product Chad Ogden (.355/.412/.516) was 3-for-5 with a home run, his first of his professional career.

Designated hitter Ty Bubalo also hit his first pro long ball. It was his only hit in five at-bats.

Left fielder Eric Fry (.371/.450/.543) singled three times in five at-bats. The Rangers' 33rd round pick last season, Fry signed as a draft-and-follow candidate from San Jacinto Junior College.

Player of the game: RHP Carlos Pimentel
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 0 0 0 3 6 0 4.00


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 2 – San Pedro Pirates 8
L – Medina (0-2)


Leadoff hitter Edward Alfonzo had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances. He also swiped his eighth base of the year.

Starter Juan Grullon – not to be confused with Gueris – gave up two runs in three innings. He struck out five without issuing a walk.

Player of the game: CF Edward Alfonzo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 .273


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