Minor League Roundup - 5/16

The Clinton LumberKings got a big push from their bullpen in a come-from-behind victory on Friday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 8 – (@) Memphis 13
L – Maeda (1-2)
HR – Mayberry (4)
23-19, 1.5 GU


John Mayberry played first base for the first time in his professional career on Friday evening. The slugger broke out of a slump at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run. Mayberry was also hit by a pitch.

Starter Eric Hurley surrendered seven runs – five earned – on five hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Both Hurley and Oklahoma manager Bobby Jones were ejected after the fifth inning.

Ryan Roberts (2/4, BB) and Nelson Cruz (2/5) each singled twice.

Reliever Yukinaga Maeda took the loss after being rocked for five runs in 1.1 innings.

Player of the Game: 1B John Mayberry
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 .328


AA: Frisco 4 – San Antonio 8
L – Batista (2-2)
HR – Murphy (6)
26-14, 3.5 GU


Left-hander Zack Parker made his debut for the ‘Riders and got mixed results in his five innings. The 26-year-old allowed four runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out four.

DH Steve Murphy went 2-for-5 with his sixth homer of the year, a monster shot that left the park in right field.

Max Ramirez (2/4, BB), Emerson Frostad (2/4, 2B) and Craig Gentry (2/4) all had two hits.

Reliever Brennan Garr allowed only one hit in two scoreless innings. He struck out three.

Garr has not allowed a run in three appearances (4.1 IP) since returning from the disabled list.

Player of the Game: DH Steve Murphy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 .318


A+: Bakersfield 2 – (@) Lancaster 9
L – Phillips (3-3)
25-17, 3.0 GB


Bakersfield starter Zach Phillips was hurt by an eight-run second inning on Friday. The southpaw returned and battled back to throw five innings, but his ERA still took a rather large hit. In total, Phillips surrendered nine runs on 12 hits, walking three and fanning five.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo (.292/.347/.444) was 3-for-4 with a double, his 11th of the year.

Julio Borbon singled twice in four at-bats and stole his 17th base.

Long reliever J.B. Diaz blanked the JetHawks for three innings. He surrendered two hits and struck out two.

Player of the Game: 2B Jose Vallejo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 .292


A: Clinton 7 – (@) Cedar Rapids 6 (10 innings)
W – Nelo (1-1)
27-10, 2.5 GU


Clinton starter Blake Beavan experienced his first long night in the Midwest League on Friday evening. The Texas native gave up three homers in three innings, leading to six runs. He allowed six total hits and didn't have a walk or a strikeout.

Second baseman Renny Osuna (.361/.434/.533) was 4-for-6 with a triple – his fourth – and three RBI.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre went 1-for-4 with his fifth triple of the season.

Mitch Moreland (2/4, 2B), Carlos Dominguez (2/4), and Miguel Alfonzo (2/5) all had two hits.

The bullpen was Clinton's savior, throwing seven shutout innings.

Ryan Tatusko (3 IP, 0 R) allowed the only hit over that span. He gave out one walk and struck out four.

Right-handers Fabio Castillo and Hector Nelo both hurled two hitless innings to close out the victory. Nelo earned his second professional victory.

Player of the Game: 2B Renny Osuna
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
6 1 4 0 0 3 0 0 .361


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