Minor League Roundup - 8/27

Starting pitchers Michael Schlact and Kasey Kiker were excellent for their playoff-bound clubs on Monday while Arizona first baseman Michael Ortiz blasted his third home run of the season. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 3 – (@) New Orleans 8
L – Hurley (4-7)
69-67, 1.5 GB


Eric Hurley served up four home runs in 4 1/3 innings on Monday night. He gave up 10 total hits, leading to eight earned runs.

Hurley has now allowed 11 home runs in 12 starts at the Triple-A level.

Nate Gold had the team's only extra base hit, as he was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Francisco Cruceta continued his solid relief pitching with three shutout innings. The righty gave up one hit, walked one, and struck out two.

Player of the game: RHP Francisco Cruceta
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.13


AA: Frisco 2 – Midland 3
L – Schlact (3-2)
34-28, 2.5 GB


Michael Schlact (4.23 ERA/.236 BAA) rebounded from a terrible start with a nice eight-inning effort.

The sinkerballing right-hander surrendered only three runs on four hits over those eight innings, walking one and striking out five.

Frisco had just two hits in the game. They were singles from Steve Murphy and Chris Davis.

Jesse Ingram fanned two in a hitless ninth inning.

Player of the game: RHP Michael Schlact
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
8.0 4 3 3 1 5 2 4.23


A+: Bakersfield – OFF
26-37, 13.0 GB


A: Clinton 9 – (@) Kane County 0
W – Kiker (6-4)
26-37, 13.5 GB


The LumberKings broke out with an offensive explosion on Monday night.

Though they scored nine runs, starting pitcher Kasey Kiker (3.05 ERA/.238 BAA) stole the show.

The 2006 first round pick tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits. He walked three and struck out nine.

Entering Monday's contest, second baseman Jose Vallejo was just 3-for-39 in his last 10 games. The native of the Dominican Republic equaled that production in one game, as he was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base, his 40th of the season.

Marcus Lemon (2/5, BB), Mauro Gomez (2/5, 2B), and Chris Kemp (2/4, BB) all had two hits.

John Slusarz (1.1 IP) and Julio Santana (1 IP) finished off the shutout for Clinton.

Player of the game: LHP Kasey Kiker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.2 3 0 0 3 9 0 3.05


SSA: Spokane 1 – Tri-City 9
L – Feliz (0-2)
30-36, 1.5 GB


Neftali Feliz got his first start as a member of the Indians and lasted just 2 2/3 innings. He allowed three runs on five hits, walking two and striking out four.

Shortstop Andres James was the only Indian with multiple hits. He singled, doubled, and stole his 10th base.

Player of the game: SS Andres James
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .213


RK: AZL Rangers 7 – AZL Cubs 8
L – Pimentel (0-5)
HR – Ortiz (3)
12-14, 5.0 GB


Carlos Pimentel was knocked around for the second consecutive outing, as he gave up seven runs – six earned – on eight hits in 3.1 innings on Monday.

Middle infielders Matt West and Jake Kaase each went 3-for-5 in the game.

First baseman Michael Ortiz was 2-for-4 with a walk and a home run, his third of the season.

Cristian Santana appeared as a pinch hitter and ripped an RBI single in his lone at bat.

Melvin Bryan (1.2 IP), Dan Hoben (2 IP), and Yoon-Hee Nam (2 IP) didn't allow an earned run in relief.

Player of the game: 1B Michael Ortiz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 .305


DSL: San Pedro Rangers – Season Over 35-34, 17.0 GB



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