Minor League Roundup - 5/23

There were solid pitching performances throughout the minor leagues on Friday evening, but the Frisco sluggers may have overshadowed them once again. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 0 – (@) Iowa 1
L – Murray (2-2)

A.J. Murray (4.17 ERA/.280 BAA) suffered the loss despite tossing an eight inning complete game, allowing only one run. The southpaw surrendered six hits, walked one, and struck out seven.

He allowed the game's lone run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Second baseman Ryan Roberts (1/3, 2B) doubled while John Mayberry (1/2, BB) and Nelson Cruz (1/3, BB) each singled and walked.

Nate Gold (.217/.330/.427) was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. In his last two games, he is 0-for-7 with a walk and seven punchouts.

Player of the Game: LHP A.J. Murray
8.0 6 1 1 1 7 0 4.17

AA: Frisco 12 – (@) Tulsa 2
W – Schlact (2-3)
HR – Davis (12, 13), Ramirez (12), Ragsdale (2)

Michael Schlact (4.60 ERA/.270 BAA) earned his second victory of the year by allowing two runs – one earned – on six hits in seven innings. He walked three and struck out five.

DH Chris Davis (.335/.379/.626) had yet another monster game. The slugger was 4-for-5 with two doubles – giving him 14 on the year – and two homers, giving him 13 for the season.

Max Ramirez (.399/.473/.728) didn't want to be topped. He was 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, and a walk. Ramirez and Davis both knocked in three runs on the evening.

Corey Ragsdale was just 1-for-5, but he hit a grand slam in the second inning.

Shortstop Elvis Andrus singled, walked, and stole two bases.

Ben Harrison (1/4, 2B, BB) and Adam Fox (3/5, 2B) each doubled while Emerson Frostad (2/5, 3B) had a triple.

Trey Hodges finished out the game with two scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: DH Chris Davis
5 3 4 2 2 3 0 1 .335

A+: Bakersfield 1 – Visalia 5
L – Reed (3-2)

Evan Reed held Visalia scoreless through five innings, but he ran into trouble in the sixth and seventh. The Cal Poly product ended up yielding five runs – two earned – in 6.1 innings. He spread out eight hits while walking one and fanning two.

Julio Borbon (.321/.374/.409) was 3-for-5 with a double.

Shortstop Marcus Lemon walked twice in four plate appearances. He now has 21 walks, versus just 14 strikeouts, in 30 games.

Player of the Game: CF Julio Borbon
5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 .321

A: Clinton 3 – (@) Cedar Rapids 1
W – Quintero (3-1)
SV – Flores (4)

Neftali Feliz only recorded one strikeout in his five innings, but he also allowed only one unearned run. The righty gave up four hits and walked one. His ERA fell to 2.27.

Right-hander Jorge Quintero (5.97 ERA/.286 BAA) didn't surrender a run in three innings.

Quintero's rather lofty ERA mostly stems from his outing on May 14th. In the game, he coughed up 11 earned runs in 3.1 innings. Outside of that start, Quintero has a 2.84 earned run average in seven appearances.

The Clinton offense had no extra-base hits in the game.

Renny Osuna and Ian Gac led the way, with each going 2-for-4.

Tim Smith and Mitch Moreland each went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk.

Player of the Game: RHP Neftali Feliz
5.0 4 1 0 1 1 0 2.27


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