Minor League Roundup - 6/28

Bakersfield third baseman Chris Davis hit two home runs for the second consecutive day while Clinton pitcher Zach Phillips continued to deal. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 10 – (@) Iowa 5
W – Wood (7-1)
HR – Cruz (8)
39-40, 3.5 GB


Oklahoma right fielder Nelson Cruz (.366/.446/.775) was 2-for-5 with a home run. The homer was Cruz's eighth in just 71 at-bats with the RedHawks.

First baseman Nate Gold raised his batting average to .294 with three hits – including a double – in five at-bats.

Left fielder Kevin Mahar (2/5) and catcher Chris Stewart (2/3, 2 2B, BB) also had multiple hits.

PCL All-Star Mike Wood (2.44 ERA/.201 BAA) surrendered three runs on seven hits in seven innings. He struck out six without issuing a walk.

Player of the game: RF Nelson Cruz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 .366


AA: Frisco 4 – Arkansas 1 (7 innings/Game 1)
W – Galarraga (6-4)
SV – Ingram (16)


Starting pitcher Armando Galarraga tossed one of his best games of the season on Thursday, as he scattered eight hits through six innings, giving up one run. Galarraga, whose fastball reached 94 miles per hour multiple times, struck out seven without walking a batter.

Right fielder John Mayberry went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.

Jesse Ingram picked up his 16th save in as many opportunities with a perfect seventh inning.

Player of the game: RHP Armando Galarraga
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 8 1 1 0 7 0 5.10


AA: Frisco 2 – Arkansas 8 (7 innings/Game 2)
L – Puffer (3-1)
HR – Murphy (5)
5-3, 0.5 GU


Right-handed pitcher Kenneth Chenard made a solid spot-start, giving up two runs – one earned – on two hits in four innings. He walked two and struck out six.

Left fielder Steve Murphy (.319/.354/.427) was 2-for-2 with a home run and a walk.

Player of the game: LF Steve Murphy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 .319


A+: Bakersfield 7 – Modesto 6
W – Marte (1-2)
HR – Davis (16, 17) 1-7, 5.0 GB


Third baseman Chris Davis – who hit two home runs on Wednesday – went 5-for-5 with two more long balls on Thursday evening. Davis, who drove in six runs, is now hitting .287. His final home run was a two-run walkoff shot in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Starting pitcher Michael Schlact allowed five runs in six innings. He gave up seven hits, walked four, and struck out seven.

Player of the game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 5 0 2 5 0 0 .287


A: Clinton 5 – Quad Cities 2
W – Phillips (8-2)
5-2, 0.5 GB


Zach Phillips (2.53 ERA/.231 BAA) allowed just one run on five hits in six innings, walking none and striking out eight.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo was 1-for-4 with a triple while John Whittleman was 1-for-4 with a double.

Right fielder K.C. Herren (2/3, 2B, BB), catcher Manny Pina (2/4, 2B), and first baseman Chris Kemp (2/3, 2B, BB) all had two hits, including a double.

Southpaw Tim Gudex fanned five in two scoreless innings.

Player of the game: LHP Zach Phillips
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 1 1 0 8 0 2.53


SSA: Spokane 1 – (@) Salem-Keizer 6
L – Holland (0-1)
4-6, 1.0 GU


Starter Derek Holland allowed just two unearned runs in three innings of work. He surrendered two hits, walked one, and struck out two.

First baseman Ian Gac (2/4, 2B) led the team with two hits while second baseman Renny Osuna (1/3, BB) and left fielder Steven Marquardt (1/2, 2 BB) also reached base multiple times.

Player of the game: LHP Dan Hoben
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 3 1 1 2 3 0 7.36


RK: AZL Rangers 9 – (@) AZL Royals 6
W – Soto (2-0)
SV – Nam (1)
HR – Sowers (1)
4-2, 1.0 GB


Left-handed pitcher Miguel De Los Santos allowed four runs – three earned – on four hits in just two innings, but did not factor in the decision.

Eleno Soto picked up the victory after hurling two scoreless innings. He gave up two hits and struck out one.

Yoon-Hee Nam, a native of South Korea, got the save with two hitless innings of relief. He struck out two.

Centerfielder Cody Podraza (.375/.500/.375) had two singles and a walk from the leadoff spot.

Third baseman Emmanuel Solis continued to heat up with three hits – including a double – in five at-bats.

Left fielder Eric Fry went 2-for-4 with his second triple in as many days and first baseman Jason Sowers went 1-for-5 with a home run.

Player of the game: 3B Emmanuel Solis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 1 0 1 0 2 .286


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 6 – (@) San Pedro Orioles 3
W – Rosendo (2-1)
SV – Ortiz (3)


First baseman Albert Puello (.315/.426/.389) and DH Jairo Valdez (.314/.351/.371) were both 3-for-4 with a double.

Five-foot-seven closer Joseph Ortiz (0.90 ERA/.121 BAA) struck out five in two innings of work. He gave up just one hit while keeping the Orioles off the scoreboard.

Player of the game: DH Jairo Valdez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 1 0 3 1 0 .314



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