Minor League Roundup - 8/4

Frisco starter Michael Schlact pitched the RoughRiders to a victory in his first Double-A game while the Bakersfield bullpen combined to allow just one unearned run on Saturday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 5 – (@) Fresno 4
W – Baker (2-3)
SV – German (4)
HR – West (7)
57-55, 4.0 GB


Chris Baker spread 11 hits through five innings, somehow managing to allow just four runs. He walked one and struck out two.

Left fielder Kevin West was 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk.

Leadoff man Freddy Guzman went 2-for-5 with a triple while Tug Hulett (2/4, BB) and Victor Diaz (2/5) also had two hits.

Reliever Ezequiel Astacio gave up just one hit while fanning four in three shutout frames.

Player of the game: RHP Ezequiel Astacio
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 1 4 0 4.42


AA: Frisco 4 – (@) San Antonio 1
W – Schlact (1-0)
HR – Davis (2)
23-18, 0.0 GB


Making his first Double-A start, Michael Schlact exceeded expectations by tossing 5 1/3 innings of shutout ball.

The tall Georgian allowed three hits, walked one, and struck out six.

Other recent Bakersfield promotions Chris Davis (2/3, 2B, HR, BB) and Taylor Teagarden (3/4, 2 2B) helped carry the right-hander to his first Double-A victory.

Right fielder John Mayberry was 2-for-4 with a double and left fielder Steve Murphy tripled for his only hit.

Relief pitchers Danny Herrera (1.2 IP) and Kea Kometani (1 IP) each struck out two without yielding a base hit.

Player of the game: RHP Michael Schlact
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.1 3 0 0 1 6 0 0.00


A+: Bakersfield 5 – San Jose 1
W – Touchet (3-4)
18-25, 10.0 GB


A combination of five Bakersfield pitchers – Kevin Altman, Danny Touchet, Ryan Knippschild, Brennan Garr, and Jose Marte – combined to strike out 12 batters without allowing an earned run on Saturday.

Reliever Brennan Garr was particularly impressive, as he punched out four batters in two innings of scoreless work.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry (2/3, 2B), 1B Freddie Thon (2/4), and DH Nick Cadena (2/3, 2B) each had two hits.

Third baseman John Whittleman was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI while shortstop Elvis Andrus singled and reached on a hit batter.

Player of the game: RHP Brennan Garr
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1.59


A: Clinton 3 – Cedar Rapids 4 (7 innings – Rain)
L – Haar (5-2)
19-22, 5.5 GB


Much like Oklahoma starter Chris Baker, Jeremiah Haar surrendered 11 hits in six innings, yielding to four runs. He walked two and struck out four.

Shortstop Marcus Lemon and second baseman Jose Vallejo each went 1-for-3 with a walk.

Player of the game: SS Marcus Lemon
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 .267


SSA: Spokane 6 – Salem-Keizer 2
W – Holland (3-3)
HR – Gac (9, 10)
20-24, 1.5 GB


First baseman Ian Gac doubled once and homered twice for the Indians on Saturday, giving him ten long balls on the season.

Starter Derek Holland allowed two runs on five hits in five innings, walking two and striking out five.

Relief pitchers Ryan Falcon (3 IP) and Andrew Laughter (1 IP) did not allow a run.

Shortstop Andres James (2/4) and third baseman Johan Yan (1/3, BB) reached safely multiple times.

Player of the game: 1B Ian Gac
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 3 1 2 2 0 1 .244


RK: AZL Rangers – OFF
2-3, 2.5 GB



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