Minor League Roundup - 8/8

Oklahoma starter Edinson Volquez was oustanding while both Single-A levels had a rough day at the office, to say the least. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 2 – (@) Sacramento 0
W – Volquez (5-0)
SV – Astacio (2)
59-57, 2.0 GB


Edinson Volquez (2.03 ERA/.146 BAA) was magnificent in seven innings, giving up no runs on two hits and two walks. He struck out nine.

Victor Diaz singled twice in four at-bats while 2B Dave Matranga was 1-for-4 with a double.

Ezequiel Astacio closed out the shutout with two perfect innings of relief.

Player of the game: RHP Edinson Volquez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 2 0 0 2 7 0 2.03


AA: Frisco 3 – Tulsa 5
L – Kometani (2-4)
HR – Teagarden (1)
24-20, 1.0 GB


Doug Mathis yielded two runs – one earned – in six innings. He allowed six hits while walking and fanning three apiece.

DH Taylor Teagarden was 2-for-4 with a home run, his first at the Double-A level.

First baseman Emerson Frostad went 1-for-2 with two walks while Steve Murphy and Chris Davis each went 1-for-3 with a free pass.

Player of the game: RHP Doug Mathis
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 6 2 1 3 3 0 3.89


A+: Bakersfield 5 – Visalia 16
L – Walker (6-12)
18-27, 10.5 GB


Centerfielder Craig Gentry (2/5), SS Elvis Andrus (2/4, BB) and C Max Ramirez (2/3) all singled multiple times for the Blaze on Wednesday evening.

Ace Walker was roughed around for eight runs, seven earned, on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Reliever J.B. Diaz didn't fare much better, as he coughed up seven runs in just two-thirds of a frame.

Player of the game: C Max Ramirez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 .385


A: Clinton 4 – West Michigan 15
L – Kirkman (0-1)
HR – Ogden (1)
19-26, 8.5 GB


Michael Kirkman struggled in his first Single-A start of the season, giving up four earned runs on four hits and two walks in four innings.

Rice product Craig Crow allowed nine runs on eight hits in only 2 2/3 innings.

Second baseman Chad Ogden belted a two-run homer in his only at-bat of the game.

Player of the game: 2B Chad Ogden
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 .207


SSA: Spokane 3 – (@) Eugene 1
W – Falcon (3-1)
SV – Laughter (5)
21-27, 1.5 GB


Ryan Tatusko allowed only one unearned run on one hit in five innings, walking two and punching out six.

Right fielder Eric Fry fell a homer short of the cycle, as he was 3-for-4 with a single, a double, and a triple.

Ryan Falcon (2 IP), Tommy Hunter (1.2 IP) and Andrew Laughter (0.1 IP) added scoreless relief for the Indians.

Player of the game: RHP Ryan Tatusko
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 1 0 2 6 0 4.72


RK: AZL Rangers 5 – AZL Brewers 6
L – Main (0-1)
HR – Beltre (1)
5-5, 2.5 GB


Michael Main surrendered his first runs as a professional, giving up two earned runs in three innings. He permitted five hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre was 1-for-5 with a three-run homer and third baseman Emmanuel Solis was 3-for-4 with a double.

Left fielder R.J. Anderson reached base three times with a single and two walks.

Player of the game: 3B Emmanuel Solis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 .230


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 0 – San Pedro Orioles 1
L – Sepulveda (2-5)


The DSL Rangers lost the game despite Amaury Sepulveda tossing 7 2/3 strong innings. He allowed one run on two hits, walking one and striking out six.

Player of the game: RHP Amaury Sepulveda
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.2 2 1 1 2 6 1 2.43



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