Minor League Roundup - 6/19

Tuesday was a much anticipated day in the minor leagues, as both Eric Hurley and Fabio Castillo took the mound for their respective clubs. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's action in the minor leagues.

AAA: Oklahoma – OFF


The RedHawks (32-37) had a scheduled day off on Tuesday. They will return home to face the second plate Albuquerque Isotopes on Wednesday evening.

AA: Frisco 2 – (@) Midland 14
L – Hurley (7-2)
0-1, 1.0 GB


Starting pitcher Eric Hurley struggled in triple-digit heat on Tuesday, as he coughed up eight runs on nine hits – four home runs – in just four innings. The righty walked three and struck out three.

Leadoff hitter Anthony Webster went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Webster is hitting .366 with three doubles and two home runs over his last ten games.

First baseman Jim Fasano was 2-for-4 with a double while middle infielders Casey Benjamin and German Duran were both 1-for-4 with a two-bagger.

Left fielder Steve Murphy extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a single and a walk in four plate appearances.

First baseman Emerson Frostad (0.00 ERA/.000 BAA) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Player of the game: 1B Jim Fasano
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 .305


A+: Cal League 10 – Carolina League 5


Chris Davis was Bakersfield's lone representative at the California League All Star Game on Tuesday. The 21-year-old played right field and hit a solo home run in the game.

A: West All Stars 2 – East All Stars 8


Omar Poveda was stuck with the loss for the West club, as he gave up three runs on three hits and a pair of walks in one inning. The Venezuelan threw 32 pitches in his inning.

Left-handed pitcher Zach Phillips also threw one inning. He fanned a batter on a curveball, walked a hitter, and then coaxed a grounder for an inning-ending double play.

Brennan Garr didn't allow a runner in one-third of an inning while lefty Broc Coffman retired both hitters he faced.

Catcher Chad Tracy and right fielder K.C. Herren each played the entire game. Both were hitless, but Herren worked one walk.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo was 1-for-2 with a triple and third baseman John Whittleman singled and walked in three plate appearances.

SSA: Spokane 2 – Eugene 6
L – Castillo (0-1)
0-1, 1.0 GB


Young Fabio Castillo's 2007 debut certainly failed to live up to the hype.

The 18-year-old surrendered five runs – four earned – on six hits in just three innings. He walked one and struck out two.

The positive side of Castillo's outing was that he wasn't hit particularly hard. He kept the ball on the ground and allowed three infield singles. Castillo also struggled to field his position.

Keisuke Ueno, a native of Japan, yielded just one hit in 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. He walked two and struck out one.

No Spokane player had more than one hit, but leadoff hitter and shortstop Andres James was 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.

Auburn product and draft-and-follow signee Chris Dennis fanned three batters in one scoreless inning of relief while Jose Jaimes worked a 1-2-3 ninth.

Player of the game: RHP Keisuke Ueno
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.00



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