Minor League Roundup - 5/21

Last year's first round pick Kasey Kiker stole the show on Monday, as he surrendered just one hit over five innings in his 2007 debut with the Clinton LumberKings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 1 – (@) Omaha 8
L – Galarraga (0-1)


Making a spot-start in place of injured pitcher Josh Rupe, Armando Galarraga surrendered six runs on nine hits in six innings on Monday.

The native Venezuelan showed his nerves early on, as he allowed all six runs in the game's first two innings. Galarraga also uncorked two wild pitches and was charged with a balk.

The right-hander settled down in his final four innings. He yielded just two hits and a walk over four scoreless frames.

Leadoff hitter Freddy Guzman (.245/.347/.357) was 2-for-4. Guzman has had a strange year on the bases, as he has been successful in just eight of his 15 stolen base attempts.

Tim Hulett, Marlon Byrd, and Jason Botts each doubled for their only hit while catcher Guillermo Quiroz was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.

Player of the game: LF Jason Botts
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 .274


AA: Frisco – OFF


Frisco returns home to face the Wichita Wranglers on Tuesday evening.

A+: Bakersfield – OFF


The Blaze (19-25) go on the road to face 22-22 Rancho Cucamonga.

A: Clinton 2 – Fort Wayne 6
L – Slusarz (0-1)


The story of the night in the minors was the 2007 debut of former first-round pick Kasey Kiker.

The left-hander was nothing short of phenomenal, as he gave up just one single over five scoreless innings. Kiker walked just two and struck out nine, including fanning the side in the fifth.

Left fielder Chad Tracy (.296/.330/.481) continued his outstanding May with three singles in four at-bats.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry (.267/.337/.360) and third baseman John Whittleman (.373/.463/.687) each singled twice.

Right fielder K.C. Herren (2/4) and first baseman Mauro Gomez (1/4) doubled.

Player of the game: LHP Kasey Kiker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 0 0 2 9 0 0.00

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