Minor League Roundup - 7/13

DiFazio had a perfect night at the plate

The Spokane Indians picked up a victory on Tuesday evening, while catcher Vin DiFazio made a rehab appearance in the Arizona League. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City - All-Star Break
49-39, 4.5 GU


The RedHawks enjoyed day two of their three-day All-Star break on Tuesday night. The Triple-A All-Star Game will be played Wednesday night on MLB Network.



AA: Frisco 5 - (@) Arkansas 6 (7 innings - Game 1)
L - Roark (8-4)


Starting pitcher Tanner Roark dropped to 8-4 on the season, as he surrendered five runs in 5.1 innings pitched. He yielded six hits while walking one and striking out four.

Catcher Taylor Teagarden was the star of the game offensively, going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in.

Guilder Rodriguez singled twice, walked once, and stole his 11th base of the season. He also scored three of Frisco's five runs.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre was hitless in two official at-bats, but he did draw a pair of free passes.

Player of the Game: C Taylor Teagarden
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 1 0 2 0 1 .259


AA: Frisco 10 - (@) Arkansas 0 (7 innings - Game 2)
W - Snyder (2-2)
HR - Sarmiento (1)
14-4, 5.0 GB


The RoughRiders made it all about the starting catchers in both games, as game two backstop Elio Sarmiento was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, and a walk.

In all, Frisco's bats plated 10 runs on 16 hits in only seven innings, but the pitching wasn't bad either.

Left-hander Ben Snyder and righty reliever Brennan Garr combined on a three-hit shutout.

Snyder lowered his earned-run average to 2.92 with five scoreless innings, allowing two hits, walking zero, and striking out six. He threw just 58 pitches.

Garr followed with a pair of shutout frames, fanning three.

Third baseman Andy Jenkins was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs batted in.

Marcus Lemon (3/5) and Emerson Frostad (3/4) both singled three times while cleanup man Joey Butler had two knocks and a walk in five trips.

Player of the Game: C Elio Sarmiento
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 3 1 1 2 1 0 .227




A+: Bakersfield - OFF
12-7, 1.0 GU


The entire California League took the day off on Tuesday. The Blaze return home to face the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Wednesday.



A: Hickory - OFF
10-9, 2.5 GB


The South Atlantic League also had the day off.



SSA: Spokane 7 - Vancouver 2
W - Rodebaugh (2-0)
12-12, 1.5 GB


Chad Bell (3.65 ERA/.217 BAA) turned in another strong effort for the Indians, giving up two runs on three hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out six.

In 24.2 innings out of the Spokane rotation, the left-hander has six walks and 35 strikeouts. He has fanned more batters than innings pitched in each of his five starts.

DH Clark Murphy (.326/.466/.391) went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and three runs batted in. He has 11 free passes in his first 15 games.

Danny Lima (2/4, 2B) also doubled while shortstop Jurickson Profar (2/5) singled twice and stole his third base.

Centerfielder Jake Skole singled once and struck out once in four plate appearances.

Right-handers Ryan Rodebaugh [2 IP], Francisco Mendoza [1 IP] and Zach Osborne [1 IP] combined for four innings of scoreless relief.

Rodebaugh, who picked up his second win, has yet to allow a run in 10 innings as a professional, walking three and striking out 16.

Player of the Game: DH Clark Murphy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 .326




RK: AZL Rangers 5 - (@) AZL Cubs 10
L - Peralta (0-1)
HR - DiFazio (1)
10-8, 0.0 GU


Vin DiFazio got his first rehab appearance as a designated hitter, and he went 4-for-4 with a double, a home run, and two runs batted in.

Righty Denny Peralta got the start in place of Richard Alvarez, and he allowed six runs [three earned] on six hits in only two innings.

Paul Strong helped keep the Rangers in the game with three shutout frames, walking two and striking out two.

Christian Villanueva (2/2, 2B) and Jordan Akins (1/3, 2B, BB) both doubled.

Left fielder Travis Meiners singled three times in four plate appearances, raising his average to .296.

Left-hander Geuris Grullon fanned two batters in 1.2 scoreless innings. In 6.2 innings this season, the 20-year-old has given up one run while walking four and striking out 10.

Player of the Game: DH Vin DiFazio
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 4 1 1 2 0 0 1.000




DSL: DSL Rangers - OFF
18-18, 5.0 GB


The Dominican Summer League Rangers were off on Tuesday.



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