Minor League Roundup - 5/30

After over 1,600 professional at-bats, Frisco infielder Guilder Rodriguez finally hit his first career home run on Saturday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 1 - Albuquerque 0 (7 innings/Game 1)
W - Mathis (4-2)


Doug Mathis (2.89 ERA/.290 BAA) notched his second seven-inning complete game of the season on Saturday afternoon.

The 25-year-old gave up just three hits in seven scoreless innings, walking one and striking out two. He got 15 groundouts versus only four airouts.

Julio Borbon (1/3), Royce Huffman (1/1, BB), Kevin Richardson (1/2) and Adam Fox (1/2) combined for the four hits OKC got off Albuquerque starter Shawn Estes, who also tossed a complete game.

Player of the Game: RHP Doug Mathis
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 3 0 0 1 2 0 2.89


AAA: Oklahoma City 1 - Albuquerque 2 (7 innings/Game 1)
L - Vaughan (2-2)


Oklahoma City held the Isotopes scoreless for the first 13 innings of Saturday's doubleheader, but they dropped game two after Beau Vaughan allowed two runs in the ninth inning.

Spot starter Bryan Corey did a solid job, hurling four scoreless innings. He gave up two hits while walking one and striking out three.

THe RedHawks were one-hit by a trio of Stephen Randolph, Erick Threets, and Scott Strickland.

First baseman Royce Huffman (1/2, BB) had the lone single.

Player of the Game: RHP Bryan Corey
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 6.75


AA: Frisco 7 - (@) Northwest Arkansas 5
W - Kirkman (1-0)
SV - Diaz (7)
HR - Rodriguez (1)


Guilder Rodriguez entered Saturday night's game with zero home runs in eight minor league seasons. That's exactly 1,607 at-bats and even more plate appearances.

But it finally happened.

The infielder broke the game open with his three-run homer in the top of the sixth inning. He also walked twice and stole his seventh base of the season.

Left-hander Michael Kirkman's second Double-A start went well, as he surrendered two runs on five hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out five.

Mitch Moreland (1/5, 2B) hit his second Double-A double.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry singled twice and stole three bases, giving him 15 on the season.

Player of the Game: 2B Guilder Rodriguez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 2 1 0 1 3 2 0 .279


A+: Bakersfield 5 - Stockton 9
L - Murphy (2-5)
HR - Lawson (6)


Tim Murphy's ERA went north of 10.00 on Saturday, as he coughed up nine runs -- seven earned -- in four innings. He gave up eight hits and walked five.

DH Matt Lawson (1/4, HR) hit a two-run homer in the third inning, his sixth of the year.

Joey Butler singled three times in four at-bats.

Ryan Tatusko (5.75 ERA/.296 BAA) broke out of his slump by pitching four scoreless innings, giving up only one hit. He fanned four without walking a batter.

Player of the Game: RHP Ryan Tatusko
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 5.75


A: Hickory 3 - Hagerstown 10
L - Perez (1-3)


The pitching duo of Martin Perez and Jake Brigham had a very rare tough day on Saturday.

Perez was hittable for a change, giving up five runs—four earned—on 10 hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out four.

The same was true of Brigham, as he surrendered five runs—four earned—in 2.1 innings. Brigham struck out five, but he gave up five hits and walked two.

Cody Eppley finished it off with a solid appearance, punching out three in 1.2 innings.

First baseman Erik Morrison went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs.

Mike Bianucci (2/4) and Jake Kaase (2/4) both singled twice.

Player of the Game: 1B Erik Morrison
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 .333


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