Minor League Roundup - 8/30

Behind the efforts of Doug Mathis, the Frisco RoughRiders continued to pick up steam as they head into the Texas League playoffs. However, a rough loss for the Spokane Indians means a trip to the playoffs for the 2005 Northwest League champs now seems unlikely. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at Thursday's action in the minor leagues.

AAA: Oklahoma 4 – New Orleans 6
L – Galarraga (2-2)
69-70, 2.5 GB


Armando Galarraga (4.74 ERA/.237 BAA) gave up six runs on six hits in five innings on Thursday. He walked two and struck out six.

Tug Hulett (.270/.355/.404) singled twice and drove in a pair of runs.

DH Victor Diaz belted his 11th home run of the year. It was a solo shot in the top of the sixth inning.

Francisco Cruceta (2.98 ERA/.164 BAA) hurled three innings of perfect relief, recording four strikeouts. Cruceta has surrendered just 37 hits in 63 1/3 innings this season.

Player of the game: RHP Francisco Cruceta
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2.98


AA: Frisco 4 – (@) Corpus Christi 3
W – Mathis (11-7)
SV – White (2)
HR – Richardson (14), Webster (8)
36-29, 3.0 GB


Doug Mathis (3.76 ERA/.276 BAA) put the finishing touches on an outstanding month, as he yielded only one run in 5 2/3 innings on Thursday. The Missouri native gave up three hits, walked one, and struck out five.

Leadoff hitter Anthony Webster (.281/.323/.418) doubled and homered.

Kevin Richardson also had a solo home run, his 14th long ball of the season.

CF Brandon Boggs (.269/.391/.507) singled, tripled, and walked.

Left-handed veteran reliever Bill White struck out four in 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn his second save of the year.

Player of the game: RHP Doug Mathis
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.2 3 1 1 1 5 0 3.76


A+: Bakersfield 0 – (@) Modesto 3
L – Quintero (0-1)
27-39, 14.0 GB


Jorge Quintero lost his first professional decision on Thursday, as he gave up two earned runs on four hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. The 20-year-old struck out three.

Second baseman David Peterson singled twice in three trips. He had two of Bakersfield's three hits.

John Whittleman and Max Ramirez each went 0-for-2 with two walks.

Player of the game: RHP J.B. Diaz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.1 3 0 0 0 3 0 7.11


A: Clinton 4 – Wisconsin 5
L – Haar (6-5)
HR – Kemp (3)
27-39, 13.5 GB


Jose Vallejo posted his fourth consecutive multi-hit game on Thursday, as he went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two stolen bases. The native of the Dominican Republic stole two bases to give him 44 in 47 attempts.

Wally Backman (2/4) also had two hits while Chris Kemp knocked a pinch-hit solo home run.

Jeremiah Haar surrendered five runs on 10 hits in five innings. He struck out five and walked one.

Relievers Jared Hyatt and Ivan Izquierdo each tossed two scoreless innings.

Player of the game: 2B Jose Vallejo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 3 0 0 2 0 1 .266


SSA: Spokane 7 – (@) Boise 8
L – Laughter (0-1)
HR – Barrios (4), Santana (1)
31-38, 2.5 GB


The Indians suffered a major setback on Thursday, as they gave up three Boise runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lose the game.

Starter Michael Main gave up four runs – two earned – on five hits in three innings. He walked and struck out two apiece.

Right fielder Victor Barrios (.235/.311/.370) was a perfect 3-for-3 with a home run and a walk in the contest.

Young backstop Cristian Santana belted a three-run home run in the eighth inning. It was his first home run since joining the Indians earlier in the week.

Player of the game: RF Victor Barrios
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 .235


RK: AZL Rangers 2 – (@) AZL Brewers 3
L – Turner (2-2)
12-16, 7.0 GB


The AZL Rangers wrapped up their 2007 season on Thursday afternoon.

Rehabbing pitchers Josh Rupe (2 IP) and Scott Rice (1 IP) didn't allow a baserunner via hit or walk. Each recorded two strikeouts.

Wilmer Font (4.53 ERA/.238 BAA) got one more appearance in. Though he walked four batters in 3 1/3 innings, he gave up no runs on one hit. Font struck out five.

Julio Borbon (1/5, 2B) and R.J. Anderson (1/2, 3B, 2 BB) had the team's only extra base hits.

Player of the game: RHP Wilmer Font
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.1 1 0 0 4 5 0 4.53


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



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