Minor League Roundup - 6/14

Zach Phillips was phenomenal in his second start of the year on Sunday, allowing just one hit in seven innings pitched. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 2 - (@) New Orleans 4
L - Ramirez (3-5)
28-34, 1.5 GB

Elizardo Ramirez scattered eight hits and surrendered eight runs over six innings in the losing effort on Sunday.

Greg Golson (1/5, 2B), Max Ramirez (2/4, 2B), Emerson Frostad (1/4, 2B) and Jose Vallejo (1/4, 2B) all doubled.

He's played in five games since returning from the disabled list, going 7-for-21 with two doubles.

Casey Benjamin (2/4), Steve Murphy (1/3, BB) and Royce Huffman (1/3, BB) all reached base twice.

Player of the Game: DH Max Ramirez
4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 .250

AA: Frisco 9 - (@) Midland 4
W - Hyatt (1-4)
26-33, 6.0 GB

Tanner Roark made his first start of the season, permitting two runs in three innings pitched.

After a rough series offensively in San Antonio, the RoughRiders bats made themselves at home during Sunday's series opener in Midland.

Catcher Manny Pina (.307/.368/.458) batted out of the three-hole and went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs batted in.

Adam Fox (2/5, 2B) also doubled.

Craig Gentry (2/5, BB), Mitch Moreland (2/5, BB), Chad Tracy (3/4), and Tim Smith (2/3) all singled multiple times.

Gentry is now batting .354 with with 10 stolen bases in as many attempts in 12 June games.

Reliever Brennan Garr struck out four in two scoreless innings, giving up no hits and walking one.

Player of the Game: C Manny Pina
4 1 3 1 0 2 1 0 .307

A+: Bakersfield 0 - (@) Rancho Cucamonga 2
L - Phillips (1-3)
29-34, 9.0 GB

Zach Phillips (1.43 ERA/.128 BAA) made his second start of the season on Sunday.

Like his relief appearances, it was phenomenal.

The left-hander took a perfect game into the fifth and a no-hitter to the sixth. In the end, he surrendered just an unearned run on one hit in seven innings, walking two and striking out seven.

Even the hit that Phillips gave up was, according to accounts, a questionable scoring decision.

In 37.2 innings this season, the 22-year-old has allowed 17 hits while walking eight and fanning 41.

Lefties are hitting a hopeless .071 against him.

The Blaze managed just four singles in the game. They came from Engel Beltre (1/4), Jonathan Greene (1/3), Aja Barto (1/3) and Edwin Garcia (1/3).

Player of the Game: LHP Zach Phillips
7.0 1 1 0 2 7 0 1.43

A: Hickory 3 - (@) West Virginia 1
W - Castillo (1-2)
SV - Nevarez (7)
30-31, 7.0 GB

Hickory starting pitcher Joe Wieland (2.04 ERA/.239 BAA in 17.2 innings) yielded just an unearned run in four innings, giving up four hits. He walked one and struck out two.

In 17.2 innings with the Crawdads this season, Wieland has issued only two free passes while fanning 13. He walked eight in 43.2 frames with the AZL Rangers last summer.

Fabio Castillo (1.29 ERA/.226 BAA) was even better, as he gave up one hit in four shutout innings. Castillo punched out six without walking a hitter.

Jake Kaase (2/4, 2B, BB), Erik Morrison (1/5 2B) and Matt West (1/3, 2B) all doubled.

Leadoff man Cody Podraza (.244/.382/.267 in 45 at-bats) singled three times and stole two bases.

Shortstop Leury Garcia had two singles in four trips.

Matt Nevarez tossed a scoreless ninth for his seventh save of the year.

Player of the Game: RHP Fabio Castillo
4.0 1 0 0 0 6 0 1.29

DSL: DSL Rangers1 - OFF
3-9, 4.5 GB

The DSL Rangers1 took Sunday off.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 6 - DSL Astros 9
L - Munoz (1-1)
8-5, 0.0 GU

Venezuelan starting pitcher Randol Rojas turned in his fourth strong outing in as many tries. He allowed two runs on four hits in 5.1 innings, walking none and striking out three.

Leadoff man Ramon Mota went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs batted in.

Catcher Gilberto Guarucano (2/3, 2B) doubled while third baseman Alfredo Chalas (1/5, 3B) hit his first triple.

Australian right-hander Tim Stanford tossed two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and walking one. Since giving up four runs and seven hits in his first two innings, he's yielded just two hits in five shutout frames.

Player of the Game: CF Ramon Mota
4 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 .286


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