Minor League Roundup - 5/29

Thursday was a somewhat quiet day down on the farm, but Oklahoma first baseman Chris Davis did hit his first Triple-A home run in the continuation of a suspended game. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 3 – (@) Omaha 4
L – Littleton (2-1)
HR – Cruz (15), Davis (1)

The RedHawks and Royals were able to finish off the previous night's game – which was suspended after a chemical spill -- but were unable to get in the regularly scheduled contest because of rain.

Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis each hit solo home runs. The homer was Davis' first at the Triple-A level. He also drew a walk.

Third baseman Travis Metcalf went 0-for-2 and then was called up overnight. German Duran, who was sent down from the Rangers, replaced Metcalf and went 0-for-2 himself.

Starting pitcher A.J. Murray went four innings [he was removed when the game was resumed on Thursday], giving up one run on four hits. He walked two and struck out one.

Wes Littleton got the loss after allowing two runs in 2 2/3 innings. He walked two and fanned four.

Player of the Game: 1B Chris Davis
3 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 .250

AA: Frisco 3 – Tulsa 6
L – Schlact (2-4)

Michael Schlact faced Tulsa for the second time in as many weeks and was roughed up for five runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. Schlact recorded his best start of the year against Tulsa last week, hurling seven innings of one-run ball.

Right fielder Steve Murphy (2/3, 3B) was the only Frisco hitter with multiple hits. It was his third triple of the year.

Adam Fox (1/4, 3B) hit his second triple of the season.

Corey Ragsdale (1/3, 2B) doubled while first baseman Emerson Frostad singled and walked.

Kendy Batista and Brian Gordon each threw a scoreless inning. Gordon's ERA for the season is down to an impressive 0.47.

Player of the Game: RF Steve Murphy
3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .293

A+: Bakersfield 2 – (@) Visalia 4
L – Kiker (3-1)

Kasey Kiker suffered his first loss of the season on Thursday, giving up four runs in five innings. The lefty allowed eight hits while walking two and fanning three.

Left fielder Chad Tracy (.245/.325/.348) doubled twice in four at-bats.

Marcus Lemon (.291/.428/.419) went 2-for-4 with his third triple of the season.

John Whittleman and J.T. Restko each singled and walked.

Right-hander Josh Lueke turned in his best outing since his promotion to Bakersfield with three flawless innings. The reliever didn't allow a run or a hit, walking just one. He struck out two.

After struggling early on with the Blaze, Lueke has thrown up nothing but zeros in his last three outings, spanning 5.1 frames.

Player of the Game: RHP Josh Lueke
3.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4.50

A: Clinton – Beloit – PPD (Rain)

Thursday night's game was postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Friday evening.


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