Minor League Roundup - 6/27

Though the Bakersfield Blaze lost a disappointing game, third baseman Chris Davis knocked in six runs on a double and two home runs on Wednesday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 11 – (@) Iowa 5
W – Koronka (6-4)
38-40, 4.5 GB


Left fielder Jason Botts (.313/.425/.504) got a rare start in the field since Nelson Cruz joined the team. Botts was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a walk.

Every player in the Oklahoma lineup notched at least one hit in the game.

Leadoff hitter Freddy Guzman (.259/.333/.353) doubled twice in five at-bats.

Second baseman Tim Hulett, first baseman Nate Gold, and catcher Guillermo Quiroz each singled and doubled in the game.

Starting pitcher John Koronka (4.41 ERA/.274 BAA) allowed three runs – one earned – on six hits in seven innings. He walked six and struck out three.

Player of the game: LF Jason Botts
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 2 0 3 1 1 .313


AA: Frisco – Arkansas (PPD – Rain)


The RoughRiders will play a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. local time on Thursday.

A+: Bakersfield 15 – (@) Lancaster 18
L – Farnum (0-2)
HR – Davis (14, 15) 0-7, 5.0 GB


Third baseman Chris Davis raised his batting average to .274 with a double, two home runs, and RBI in Wednesday's game. The home runs give Davis 15 on the season.

Right fielder Jon Weber had four singles in six at-bats while designated hitter Taylor Teagarden was 2-for-5 with a walk and four runs batted in.

First baseman Freddie Thon (2/5, 2B) and shortstop David Peterson (2/4, BB) also had multiple hits.

Starting pitcher J.B. Diaz coughed up seven runs in two innings and reliever Ryan Knippschild wasn't any better. The southpaw allowed six runs on five hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Matt Farnum picked up the loss and saw his ERA jump to 14.00 after he yielded five runs on eight hits in just 2 1/3 frames.

Reliever Josh Giles (4.99 ERA/.214 BAA) gave up one hit in two scoreless innings. He struck out four.

Player of the game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 1 2 6 0 1 .274


A: Clinton 4 – Quad Cities 1
W – Haar (2-0)
SV – Garr (4)
HR – Herren (5), Kemp (1)
4-2, 0.5 GB


Moving into Mike Ballard's spot in the rotation, Jeremiah Haar (1.78 ERA/.251 BAA) gave up just one run in five innings of work. The UT Arlington product allowed four hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon stayed hot with a 2-for-4 night that included his 14th double of the season.

Right fielder K.C. Herren (.322/.387/.541) was 1-for-3 with a home run, his fifth, and a walk.

First baseman Chris Kemp was 2-for-4 with a homer.

Centerfielder David Paisano (.137/.219/.232) went 1-for-4. The 19-year-old has now reached base via hit or walk in each of his last seven games.

Pitching in his first game with the LumberKings reliever Josh Lueke struck out three batters in one scoreless inning.

Ivan Izquierdo (1 IP) and Brennan Garr (2 IP) helped close out the victory with shutout relief.

Player of the game: RHP Jeremiah Haar
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 1 1 1 3 1 1.78


SSA: Spokane 3 – (@) Salem-Keizer 5
L – Jaimes (0-1)
4-5, 1.0 GU


Catcher Jonathan Greene continued his strong start to his professional career with a single, a double, and a walk on Wednesday night.

Shortstop Davis Stoneburner also had two hits, both singles, in four at-bats.

First baseman Renny Osuna (1/4, 2B, BB), and right fielder Victor Barrios (1/5, 2B) also chipped in with extra base hits.

Player of the game: C Jonathan Greene
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 .389


RK: AZL Rangers15 – AZL Giants 5
W – Gomez (1-0)
3-2, 1.0 GB


Shortstop Matt West, the Rangers' second round pick, had three singles, two walks, four runs scored, and a stolen base. The Houston native is 5-for-7 in his first two professional games.

Left fielder Eric Fry (3/5, 2 RBI) and first baseman Michael Ortiz (3/5, 2B) had three hits.

Third baseman Emmanuel Solis had two doubles and five runs batted in.

Designated hitter Mike Main, who will hit about once a week with the AZL Rangers, was 1-for-4 with three RBI.

Starting pitcher Wilmer Font, 17, permitted two runs on three hits in 2 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out three.

Georgia Tech product Ryan Turner tossed two scoreless innings, yielding two hits.

Player of the game: SS Matt West
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 4 3 0 0 1 2 0 .714



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