W – Wood (1-0)
SV – Littleton (1)
Starting pitcher Mike Wood put together another solid performance on Monday, as he yielded just two runs on seven hits over six innings of work. The righty walked just one and fanned four.
Southpaw A.J. Murray (0.00 ERA/.087 BAA) allowed one hit over two scoreless frames. Murray struck out two without issuing a walk.
Right fielder Victor Diaz (.353/.397/.515) went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. Infielder Tug Hulett also went 2-for-3 with a walk.
Catcher Miguel Ojeda delivered the crushing blow, as he launched a game-winning home run in the top of the seventh inning.
Reliever Wes Littleton (0.79 ERA/.200 BAA) preserved the victory with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
L – Mathis (0-1)
After starting the season with three appearances at Triple-A Oklahoma, Doug Mathis made his first start with Double-A Frisco on Monday.
The Mizzou product pitched surrendered two runs on six hits in 5.2 frames. Mathis walked three and struck out two.
Though they had eight hits, the Frisco bats did not record an extra base hit and the Riders stranded 11 baserunners.
The double play tandem of Casey Benjamin and German Duran each led the way with a pair of singles in four at-bats.
L – Giles (1-2)
The Blaze fell to a league-worst 4-14 on Monday as they dropped their eighth consecutive contest.
Though Edinson Volquez only allowed one hit, five walks led to three earned runs. Volquez threw five innings before being ejected for arguing balls and strikes.
No Bakersfield hitter recorded multiple hits, but DH Brandon Boggs, first baseman Freddie Thon, and catcher Brian Valichka each doubled. Valichka is hitting .346 through his first 26 at-bats of the season.
L – Garr (0-1)
L-King starter Omar Poveda (1.96 ERA/.185 BAA) had his best start of the season, as he tossed seven shutout innings. The Venezuelan right-hander yielded just three hits while walking two and fanning one.
Poveda has allowed more than one run in just one of his four outings this season.
John Whittleman (.306/.433/.510) and K.C. Herren (.297/.366/.486) were both 1-for-3 with a two-base hit.