Minor League Roundup - 6/11

Omar Poveda made his return to the mound on Wednesday night. The results weren't picture perfect, but it was refreshing just to see the prospect pitching again. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 8 – Nashville 6
W – Harrison (1-0)
SV – Madrigal (4)
35-31, 2.0 GU

Matt Harrison posted a quality start in his second Triple-A outing, giving up three runs on seven hits in six innings. Harrison walked two and struck out three batters while throwing 109 pitches en route to his first Triple-A victory.

Red hot left fielder John Mayberry (.310/.369/.559) was 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBI. Mayberry now has 20 doubles in 61 total games this season.

Nate Gold (1/3, 2B, BB), Travis Metcalf (2/4, 2B) and Drew Meyer (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled.

Second baseman Ryan Roberts singled twice and drove in two runs.

First baseman Chris Davis had a single and a walk. He now has three walks – versus two strikeouts – in his last four games. Davis has quietly strung together a six-game hitting streak.

Brian Gordon surrendered three runs – one earned – on five hits in 1.1 innings in his first Triple-A outing of the season. Gordon had not allowed an earned run in 22 frames with Double-A Frisco this year.

Warner Madrigal fanned two while allowing one hit in 1.2 scoreless innings. He earned his fourth save since joining the RedHawks.

Player of the Game: LF John Mayberry
4 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 .310

AA: Frisco 2 – Midland 5
L – Hamilton (0-1)
39-25, 5.0 GU

Tommy Hunter (3.78 ERA/.268 BAA) went at least seven innings for the fourth time in five Double-A starts on Wednesday afternoon.

The righty scattered nine hits in seven innings, giving up only one run. He walked two and struck out one.

Hunter's low strikeout totals with Frisco couldn't be much of a cause for alarm yet, as he is pitching more off a fastball-changeup combination and using his plus curveball less often.

Steve Murphy (1/3, 2B, BB) and Casey Benjamin (1/3, 2B, BB) had Frisco's only two hits.

Reliever Clayton Hamilton surrendered three runs [two earned] in one inning. It was his first Double-A outing since 2004.

Elvis Andrus returned to the lineup as a DH. He was 0-for-2 with two walks, including two stolen bases. He stole home in the first inning.

The ‘Riders finished the four-game series having stolen 19 bases in 21 attempts against Midland catchers Anthony Recker and Jed Morris.

Player of the Game: RHP Tommy Hunter
7.0 9 2 2 2 1 0 3.78

A+: Bakersfield 4 – (@) Stockton 5 (10 innings)
L – Stewart (2-3)
HR – Tracy (4)
35-31, 6.0 GB

Omar Poveda returned for the disabled list on Wednesday and struck out six batters in three innings. The down side is that he allowed four runs on four hits while walking three hitters.

Poveda has fanned 25 batters in 18.1 innings this season.

Third baseman John Whittleman (.261/.365/.420) was 1-for-2 with a double and two walks.

DH Chad Tracy (2/4, HR, BB) socked his fourth home run of the season. The long ball tied the score at four in the top of the eighth inning.

Julio Borbon (2/5) and K.C. Herren (2/4, BB) both singled twice. Borbon stole his 28th and 29th bases of the season.

Relievers J.B. Diaz (3.23 ERA/.265 BAA) and Ryan Falcon (2.73 ERA/.200 BAA) both hurled three shutout frames. Each pitcher walked two batters while striking out three.

Player of the Game: DH Chad Tracy
4 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 .284

A: Clinton 1 – Kane County 3
L – Beavan (4-4)
40-22, 2.5 GU

Clinton starter Blake Beavan (3.47 ERA/.262 BAA) scattered nine hits through 5 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs. He struck out five batters without issuing a walk.

Beavan showed off the strikeout stuff after allowing a leadoff double to Larry Cobb in the fourth inning. He came back to retire the next three Kane County hitters on strikes.

In 46.2 innings this season, the Irving native has surrendered just three walks.

DH Renny Osuna (.362/.429/.509) was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Matt Lawson (1/4, 2B) also doubled.

Reliever Keisuke Ueno didn't allow a run or a hit in 1 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out one.

Player of the Game: RHP Blake Beavan
5.2 9 2 2 0 5 0 3.47

DSL: DSL Rangers1 3 – (@) DSL Rangers2 5
L – Rosario (0-1)
6-4, 0.5 GB

Starting pitcher Carlos Hernandez (2.51 ERA/.148 BAA in 14.1 IP) gave up only a hit and a walk in 2.2 shutout frames. He struck out six batters.

DH Tomas Telis (.257/.300/.400) was 2-for-4 with a double and a run batted in.

CF Ariel Ventura (2/3) singled twice while backstop Yefry Castillo (1/3, 2B, BB) doubled and walked.

Relief pitcher Ysidro Garcia fanned four batters in two hitless innings. He walked one.

Player of the Game: RHP Carlos Hernandez
2.2 1 0 0 1 6 0 2.51

DSL: DSL Rangers2 5 – DSL Rangers1 3
W – De La Cruz (1-1)
SV – Arrendell (1)
4-6, 2.5 GB

Eighteen year old starter Michael De La Cruz (4.15 ERA/.250 BAA) fanned seven in five scoreless innings. He yielded just two hits while walking two batters.

Shortstop Alfredo Chalas had the team's only extra-base hit. He was 1-for-5 with his second triple of the season.

Third baseman Miguel Moreno singled twice in four trips.

Leadoff man and first baseman Julio Gonzalez singled once in four at-bats. He also stole two bases, giving him 10 in 11 attempts on the year.

Player of the Game: RHP Michael De La Cruz
5.0 2 0 0 2 7 0 4.15


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