Minor League Roundup - 5/12

The Oklahoma RedHawks broke out of a slump on Monday evening while the Bakersfield Blaze continued their winning ways. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 7 – Fresno 6
W – Littleton (2-0)
SV – Madrigal (1)
HR – Mayberry (3)
22-17, 1.0 GU

Right fielder John Mayberry picked up the pace after a tiny slump, going 2-for-4 with a home run.

Mayberry hasn't stopped hitting.
Infielders Ryan Roberts (2/4), Joaquin Arias (2/4, 2B) and Drew Meyer (2/3, 3B) also had two hits on the evening.

Starting pitcher Steven Rowe gave up three runs – one earned – on seven hits in three innings. He struck out two without issuing a walk.

Right-hander Wes Littleton earned the win with two perfect innings of relief.

Marlon Byrd (1/4, 2B) and Nate Gold (1/2, 2B, BB) each doubled in the game.

Closer Warner Madrigal got the final out of the eighth inning after inheriting two runners before striking out the side in the ninth. Madrigal did allow a solo home run in the ninth inning between the three strikeouts.

Player of the Game: RF John Mayberry
4 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 .370

AA: Frisco 1 – (@) Midland 4
L – Schlact (1-3)
23-13, 2.5 GU

Batista has been pitching well.
Frisco starter Michael Schlact gave up three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings on Monday. He walked three and struck out two.

The Riders were held to just four hits on the night. Elvis Andrus (1/4, 2B) and Dustin Majewski (1/3, 2B) each doubled.

Chris Davis (1/3, BB) and Ben Harrison (1/3) both had singles.

Relief pitcher Andrew Laughter surrendered one run in 1 2/3 frames. He allowed one hit, walked one, and fanned two.

Kendy Batista pitched a scoreless eighth inning, striking out two.

Player of the Game: RF Dustin Majewski
3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 .286

A+: Bakersfield 4 – High Desert 1
W – Reed (3-1)
SV – Stewart (4)
HR – Vallejo (5), Gradoville (1)
23-15, 3.0 GB

Evan Reed earned his third win in four High-A decisions by allowing one run in six innings. He gave up five hits, walked one, and struck out eight.

Reed appears to have adjusted to the Cal League.
Second baseman Jose Vallejo went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer, his fifth of the year. Despite his recent slump, Vallejo still leads the Blaze in home runs. Bakersfield has just 17 home runs in 38 games this season. For comparison, Frisco has combined to hit 43 in only 36 contests.

Catcher Chris Gradoville (1/4) also went yard for his first homer of the season.

Julio Borbon's hitting streak went to 17 games with two hits – including a double – in four at-bats.

DH John Whittleman (.277/.405/.454) was 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. He has 28 walks and 39 punchouts in 36 games.

Josh Lueke struck out three in two scoreless innings. He yielded one hit and walked one.

Player of the Game: RHP Evan Reed
6.0 5 1 1 1 8 0 5.59

A: Clinton 6 – (@) Beloit 5
W – Gomez (6-0)
SV – Sattler (2)
HR – Greene (4)
25-8, 2.5 GB

Greene has provided some power lately.
Kennil Gomez (2.31 ERA/.208 BAA) permitted two runs, one earned, on just three hits in five innings on Monday. The young right-hander walked three and struck out seven.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene doubled, homered, and was hit by a pitch in four plate appearances.

Engel Beltre and Ian Gac each went 2-for-5 with a double.

Matt Lawson (3/5) and Tim Smith (1/2, 2 BB) both reached base three times. Smith has 15 walks, versus 12 strikeouts, in 30 games this season.

Reliever Fabio Castillo (3.77 ERA/.239 BAA) gave up one earned run on two hits in three innings, walking one and punching out two.

Player of the Game: RHP Kennil Gomez
5.0 3 2 1 3 7 0 2.31


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