Minor League Roundup - 5/14

Bakersfield Tommy Hunter was masterful on Wednesday, turning in his second eight-plus inning performance of the season. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma – OFF
23-17, 2.0 GU

The RedHawks spent Wednesday traveling to Memphis for a quick four-game set.

AA: Frisco 11 – (@) Midland 5
W – Hodges (5-2)
SV – Gonzalez (1)
HR – Davis (10), Harrison (6)
25-13, 4.5 GU

The RoughRiders knocked around A's prospect James Simmons, who entered the game with a 2.02 ERA, for seven runs in 4.1 innings on Wednesday afternoon.

Right fielder Ben Harrison (.333/.426/.615) went yard for the second consecutive day, giving him six on the season. The former Florida Gator also singled in the game.

Chris Davis (.322/.365/.575) went 2-for-5 with Frisco's other home run of the game, a solo shot.

Rehabbing pitcher Luis Mendoza needed 34 pitches to record four outs. The right-hander gave up two runs – one earned – on a hit and two walks. He also uncorked one wild pitch.

Trey Hodges took over for Mendoza and helped put out the fire with 5 2/3 innings of three-hit, one run ball. The former Atlanta Brave walked four and struck out four.

Elvis Andrus (.281/.337/.333) doubled his season's double total with a pair of two-baggers in the game. The shortstop also singled, walked, and stole three bases. The 19-year-old has swiped 14 bases in 18 attempts on the year.

Steve Murphy (2/3, 2B), Max Ramirez (2/4), Dustin Majewski (2/5, 2B) and Tim Gradoville (2/4) all had two hits.

Player of the Game: SS Elvis Andrus
4 3 3 2 0 1 1 0 .281

A+: Bakersfield 7 – High Desert 2
W – Hunter (5-4)
25-15, 1.0 GB

While Astros pitcher Shawn Chacon enters Friday's contest against the Rangers still looking for his first decision, Bakersfield righty Tommy Hunter has factored in on the decision in each of his nine starts.

Hunter (3.55 ERA/.279 BAA) was on the positive side of the column on Wednesday, as he limited High Desert to two runs on six hits over eight innings. The strike-throwing hurler struck out eight without issuing a walk.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo, who is showing signs of heating up again, was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two stolen bases.

Julio Borbon (2/5) also stole a base. Both speedsters [Vallejo and Borbon] have 16 stolen bases this year.

Chad Tracy (3/5, 2B) and Chris Gradoville (2/3) also had multiple hits.

Third baseman John Whittleman (.333/.483/.467 in May) went 1-for-3 with his 12th double of the season.

Player of the Game: RHP Tommy Hunter
8.0 6 2 2 0 8 0 3.55

A: Clinton 3 – (@) Beloit 11
L – Quintero (2-1)
25-10, 1.5 GB

Jorge Quintero was rocked for 11 runs – all earned – on 13 hits in 3.1 innings on Wednesday evening. The young right-hander walked two and struck out one.

Quintero's ERA, which sat at 3.54 entering the night, was a rather inflated 7.23 afterwards.

Third baseman Jonathan Greene (.239/.344/.413) was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in.

Shortstop Andres James went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. With three doubles in just 70 at-bats, James already has more extra-base hits than he did in 195 at-bats with Spokane last season.

Renny Osuna extended his hitting streak to eight games – and raised his average to .333 – with two singles in three official at-bats. He also walked once.

Ryan Turner (2.2 IP) and Julio Santana (2 IP) each threw scoreless relief.

Player of the Game: 3B Jonathan Greene
4 1 2 1 0 2 0 2 .239


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