W – Wood (3-0)
HR – Botts (4)
Oklahoma starting pitcher Mike Wood (2.32 ERA/.200 BAA) tossed a gem, as he threw a complete game that took just 107 games to finish. The 27-year-old allowed three runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out seven.
Left fielder Jason Botts (.257/.352/.401) was 3-for-4 with a walk and a three-run homer. After struggling in April, Botts has put up a solid .339/.432/.548 line in 16 May games.
Second baseman Tim Hulett (.325/.409/.453) had three hits, including a double, in five at-bats.
Right fielder Marlon Byrd (2/5, 3B), first baseman Nate Gold (2/5), catcher Miguel Ojeda (2/4, 2B), and centerfielder Freddy Guzman (2/4) each had multiple hits.
The rehabbing Frank Catalanotto singled and walked in five plate appearances.
W – Farnum (3-2)
SV – Ingram (10)
HR – Frostad (5), Manriquez (5), Boggs (1)
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W – Swanson (1-0)
SV – Knippschild (3)
HR – Mehl (1)
The California League might be the most hitter-friendly league in all of minor league baseball, but don't tell that to Glenn Swanson.
Making his first start with the Blaze, the left-hander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Swanson ended up yielding just two runs on one hit in seven innings. The UC Irvine product walked four and struck out five.
Twenty-one-year-old third baseman Chris Davis (.257/.295/.569) was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, giving him 16 on the season.
DH Taylor Teagarden went 1-for-3 with a two-bagger.
Centerfielder Truan Mehl (.325/.349/.446) crushed his first home run of the season in the top of the fourth inning. He also added a single.
Ryan Knippschild (1.72 ERA/.208 BAA) gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to earn his third save of the year. Knippschild has been especially tough on lefties this year, as they are hitting just .118 off him.
L – Phillips (4-2)
HR – Whittleman (9)
Lefty Zach Phillips (3.29 ERA/.262 BAA) surrendered six runs – five earned – on ten hits in six frames. Phillips fanned eight without issuing a walk.
Third baseman John Whittleman (.376/.460/.712) was 2-for-4 with his third home run in as many games. The bomb was his ninth of the season, tying his total for all of the 2006 campaign.