Minor League Roundup - 5/28

Lefty Zach Phillips continued a long string of strong starts for the Clinton LumberKings on Monday afternoon. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 2 – (@) Iowa 7
L – Baker (0-1)


Making his first start of the season, right-handed pitcher Chris Baker allowed six runs – five earned – on eight hits in four innings. The 29-year-old walked one and struck out three. Baker had been on the disabled list for the season's first two months.

Leadoff hitter Freddy Guzman (.250/.348/.343) singled three times in five at-bats.

Reliever A.J. Murray (5.40 ERA/.222 BAA) gave up one run in three innings. He allowed four hits while walking one.

Murray has allowed 12 runs in 17 appearances this season, but nine of his runs allowed have come in two of his appearances this month.

Ezequiel Astacio fanned two in a perfect ninth inning.

Player of the game: CF Freddy Guzman
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .250


AA: Frisco – OFF


Eric Hurley will take the mound for the RoughRiders as they return to action on Tuesday night.

A+: Bakersfield 2 – High Desert 5
L – Walker (2-6)
HR – Teagarden (9)


After playing a 16-inning marathon on Monday night, the Blaze and Mavericks played an afternoon affair on Tuesday.

Bakersfield starting pitcher Andy Walker gave his club seven solid innings, as he allowed three earned runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out two.

Designated hitter Taylor Teagarden (.324/.481/.667) was 1-for-3 with a home run, his ninth of the season. Teagarden was also hit by a pitch.

Player of the game: DH Taylor Teagarden
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 .324


A: Clinton 0 – Burlington 3
L – Slusarz (0-2)


Zach Phillips (2.63 ERA/.253 BAA) posted yet another strong start for the LumberKings on Monday afternoon. The native of Sacramento scattered five singles over seven scoreless innings. Phillips fanned four while walking just one.

After dealing with minor control issues early in the season, Phillips has walked just two batters in his last three starts, spanning 19 innings.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry and third baseman John Whittleman each went 1-for-4 with a double.

Shortstop Marcus Lemon, who is still just 18-years-old, extended his modest hitting streak to six games. He was 1-for-3 with a walk.

Player of the game: LHP Zach Phillips
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 5 0 0 1 4 0 2.63

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