Minor League Roundup - 7/27

The Frisco RoughRiders were homer happy on Friday evening while Clinton left-hander Kasey Kiker turned in yet another outstanding effort. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 4 – Portland 12
L – Wood (8-3)
53-51, 3.0 GB


Mike Wood was roughed up for five runs – four earned – on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings on Friday night. He walked three and struck out two.

Ezequiel Astacio was hit even harder, as he served up three home runs in just 1 1/3 innings of work. Astacio allowed seven earned runs in total.

Catcher Guillermo Quiroz (.280/.327/.398) was 2-for-4 with a double.

Right fielder Kevin Mahar and the rehabbing Ian Kinsler each singled twice.

Third baseman Adam Fox was 1-for-4 with a double.

Player of the game: C Guillermo Quiroz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .280


AA: Frisco 6 – Corpus Christi 5
W – Mathis (8-6)
SV – Kometani (8)
HR – Duran (19, 20), Richardson (13), Murphy (7), Furtado (1)
18-17, 3.5 GB


The RoughRiders blasted five home runs, with two of them coming from second baseman German Duran.

Left fielder Steve Murphy (.287/.331/.423) went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run while backstop Kevin Richardson (.232/.293/.402) singled, homered, and walked.

Third baseman Micah Furtado (2/4) hit his first round-tripper at the Double-A level. He also left the game with a dislocated shoulder after sliding head first into second base in the seventh inning.

Starting pitcher Doug Mathis surrendered five runs on seven hits in six innings, walking and fanning four each. All five runs were allowed in the top of the fifth inning.

Kea Kometani (2.97 ERA/.192 BAA as a reliever) struck out four in two scoreless innings to earn the save.

Player of the game: 2B German Duran
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 .306


A+: Bakersfield 4 – Modesto 10
L – Walker (6-11)
HR – Davis (24)
15-20, 7.0 GB


Andy Walker's hot streak came to an abrupt end on Friday, as he gave up nine runs – four earned – in only 3 1/3 innings. The righty gave up four home runs.

Walker was ejected after hitting left fielder Justin Nelson in the fourth inning. Nelson went deep off Walker in his first two at bats of the game.

Third baseman Chris Davis raised his average back to .300 as he was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI, giving him 93 on the season.

Mike Wagner tossed 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, giving up three hits. He walked one and punched out two.

Player of the game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 .300


A: Clinton 7 – Lansing 2
W – Kiker (4-3)
HR – Gomez (17)
15-18, 6.0 GB


Kasey Kiker (3.00 ERA/.224 BAA) yielded one earned run in six innings of work. He allowed five hits, walked none, and struck out seven. The southpaw has struck out 76 batters in 60 innings this season.

First baseman Mauro Gomez (.266/.323/.459) hit yet another home run, his 10th of the month. Gomez was 1-for-3 with a walk and four RBI.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo (.268/.323/.322) singled twice in four trips.

First baseman Chris Kemp was 3-for-4 while third baseman John Whittleman singled and walked.

Relief pitchers John Slusarz (2 IP) and Anton Maxwell (1 IP) added hitless, scoreless relief.

Player of the game: LHP Kasey Kiker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 2 1 0 7 1 3.00


SSA: Spokane 11 – Everett 5
W – Stewart (2-2)
SV – Falcon (1)
HR – Gac (7, 8), Greene (7)
17-20, 2.5 GB


Every starter except Eric Fry and Davis Stoneburner had at least two hits in the game.

First baseman Ian Gac led the way, as he was 2-for-5 with two home runs, including a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth.

Jonathan Greene doubled and homered in five at-bats.

DH Matt Lawson was 2-for-4 with his third triple while Renny Osuna and Kenny Smith each singled and doubled in the game.

Centerfielder Tim Smith and left fielder Victor Barrios added a pair of base hits.

Starting pitcher Jacob Brigham allowed three runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings, walking four and striking out five.

UNC Greensboro product Ryan Falcon earned the save, as he fanned five batters in 2 2/3 shutout innings.

Player of the game: 1B Ian Gac
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 2 0 2 5 0 2 .244


RK: AZL Rangers 2 – (@) AZL Padres 5
L – Hoben (1-1)
HR – Alfonzo (1)
0-1, 1.0 GB


First round pick Michael Main struck out five batters in two innings on Friday. He allowed no runs on one hit and one walk.

Left fielder Miguel Alfonzo was 2-for-4 with a home run, his first since joining the AZL Rangers.

DH Luke Salas (2/4) and catcher Leonel De Los Santos (1/3) added the team's only other hits.

Relief pitchers Kennil Gomez (1.2 IP), Jesse Hall (2 IP), and Julio Santana (1 IP) all tossed hitless relief, though Santana issued three walks.

Player of the game: RHP Michael Main
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0.00


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 5 – San Pedro Angels 6
L – Sepulveda (1-4)


Second baseman Alejandro Selen (.282/.388/.333) went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles in the game.

Left fielder Guillermo Pimentel also hit well in the game, as he doubled, walked twice, and drove in three runs.

Five-foot-seven lefty Joseph Ortiz (3.38 ERA/.225 BAA) struck out five batters – all swinging – in two perfect innings.

Player of the game: CF Ariel Ventura
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 0 1 1 0 1 .274



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