Minor League Roundup - 8/7

Thompson cruised on Friday

Matt Thompson pitched a gem for the streaking Spokane Indians, logging a career-high seven innings on Friday night. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 3 - (@) Sacramento 4 (12 innings)
L - Madrigal (2-1)
56-56, 5.0 GB


Starter Kris Benson was solid overall, giving up three runs on eight hits over seven innings pitched. He walked two and struck out four.

First baseman Chris Davis showed excellent plate discipline on Friday night, going 1-for-2 with four walks in the game.

Joaquin Arias (1/5, 3B) hit his second triple of the season.

Greg Golson (2/5), Brandon Boggs (2/6), Royce Huffman (2/6) and Jose Vallejo (2/6) all singled twice.

Right fielder Dustin Majewski was 0-for-4 with a walk in his Triple-A debut.

Reliever Brian Gordon helped carry the game into extra innings with three scoreless frames.

Player of the Game: RHP Brian Gordon
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 3.38


AA: Frisco 8 - (@) Midland 10
L - Kiker (7-6)
HR - Tracy (19), Fox (13, 14), Murphy (7)
21-20, 2.0 GB


Kasey Kiker struggled once again on Friday, as he threw 78 pitches in three innings and surrendered six runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out four.

The offense did its best to put the RoughRiders back in the game.

Second baseman Adam Fox (.262/.318/.477) was 3-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs, giving him 14 on the season.

Chad Tracy, who was 1-for-5, launched a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning off Matt Buschmann.

Steve Murphy also went yard and walked.

Renny Osuna (3/5) had three singles while Mitch Moreland (2/5) and Craig Gentry (2/5) both singled twice.

Left-hander Zach Phillips tossed two scoreless innings, giving up one hit, walking one, and striking out zero.

Player of the Game: 2B Adam Fox
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 0 2 2 0 0 .262


A+: Bakersfield 4 - Lancaster 3
W - Tatusko (4-6)
SV - Reed (16)
18-24, 13.0 GB


Ryan Tatusko got back on the right track Friday, giving up just one run in six innings of work. He scattered five hits while walking three and punching out two.

Bakersfield native Justin Miller faced the minimum in his two innings of relief, striking out four.

Leadoff man David Paisano (.327/.364/.442) doubled twice in four at-bats.

Left fielder Elio Sarmiento (2/4, 3B) tripled while Jose Felix (1/3, 2B) hit his ninth double.

Player of the Game: RHP Ryan Tatusko
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 1 1 3 2 0 4.60


A: Hickory 3 - (@) Greensboro 4
L - Nevarez (1-4)
HR - Hollander (1)
21-19, 4.0 GB


Jake Brigham didn't record a strikeout in four innings, but he surrendered just one run on one hit, walking one batter.

Martin Perez worked out of the bullpen, hurling a scoreless inning.

Second baseman Mike Hollander launched a two-run homer in the third inning, his first of the season.

Matt West (1/4, 2B) hit his 22nd double.

Cody Podraza (2/5) and Eric Fry (2/4) both singled twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Jake Brigham
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5.12


SSA: Spokane 4 - (@) Salem-Keizer 3
W - Thompson (2-3)
SV - Ocampo (1)
21-26, 7.0 GB


Matt Thompson turned in the best outing of his career on Friday night, pitching seven innings on a strict pitch count. He gave up two runs—one earned—on three singles, walking zero and striking out four.

Kyle Rhoad (1/5, 2B), Jason Ogata (2/4, 2B) and Miguel Velazquez (1/3, 2B, BB) all doubled.

Third baseman Tom Mendonca raised his average to .320 with three singles in four at-bats.

Second baseman Danny Lima singled twice and walked once.

Player of the Game: RHP Matt Thompson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 3 2 1 0 4 0 5.17


AZL: AZL Rangers - OFF
3-7, 4.0 GB


The AZL Rangers did not play on Friday night.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 11 - DSL Royals 5
W - Tirado (1-2)
14-39, 27.5 GB


Red-hot DH Junior Payano (.270/.366/.343) was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. He also stole three bases, giving him 13 on the season.

Right fielder Edward Ceballo was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.

Andres Frias (2/5), Miguel Moreno (2/3, 2 BB) and Carlos Oropeza (2/3, 2 BB) all singled twice.

Starter Pedro Tirado picked up his first victory by yielding one run in six innings.

Alexi Ogando fanned four in two hitless innings, lowering his ERA to 0.55.

Player of the Game: DH Junior Payano
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 .270


DSL: DSL Rangers2 6 - (@) DSL Cubs 3
W - Peralta (5-3)
SV - De Los Santos (11)
42-12, 11.0 GU


The DSL Rangers2's bullpen was outstanding on Friday afternoon.

Emiliano Medina pitched a perfect inning, striking out one. Francisco Mendoza hurled two perfect innings, striking out two. And Miguel De Los Santos, of course, worked a perfect ninth, fanning all three batters he faced.

At the plate, Jose Mateo (1/2, 3B) tripled while Teodoro Martinez (2/5, 2B) and Santiago Chirino (2/5, 2B) both doubled.

The Rangers got multiple hits from Oswaldo Pirela (2/2), Yefry Castillo (2/5) and Robert Morillo (2/4).

Player of the Game: LHP Miguel De Los Santos
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.20




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