Minor League Roundup - 4/24
Zach Phillips picked up the win for Clinton
Zach Phillips picked up the win for Clinton
Posted Apr 25, 2007

Zach Phillips turned in his third consecutive solid start for Clinton, as he out-pitched Arizona prospect Brett Anderson. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of Tuesday's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 7 – (@) Round Rock 14
L – Bumstead (0-1)

The Oklahoma pitching staff struggled on Tuesday, as the RedHawks lost the fourth game of a four-game set against the Round Rock Express.

Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon allowed just three of the 14 runs. Simon threw three innings, yielding seven hits and three walks.

Reliever Michael Bumstead, who had just been promoted from Double-A Frisco, coughed up six runs – five earned – on six hits in just one inning.

Things weren’t much better for the 6-foot-7 Franklyn German, as he gave up five runs – three earned – on three hits and four walks in just 1.1 innings.
,br> Shortstop Ramon Vazquez singled, tripled, walked, and was hit by a pitch in five plate appearances.

Victor Diaz (2/5), Guillermo Quiroz (2/4, 2B), and Tim Hulett (2/4, 2B) each had a pair of hits.

Player of the game: SS Ramon Vazquez
3 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 .308

AA: Frisco 5 – (@) San Antonio 4
W – Puffer (2-0)
SV – Ingram (3)
HR – Richardson (5), Duran (2)

Gonzaga product Kevin Richardson gave the RoughRiders their first lead of the ballgame with a three-run homer in the top of the sixth inning. Though Richardson has just 11 hits this season, five have left the park.

Second baseman German Duran (.327/???/???) also hit a home run, an impressive shot that cleared the 402 foot mark in dead center. The bomb was Duran’s second of the season.

Frisco starting pitcher Kea Kometani surrendered four runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings. He fanned three and did not issue a walk.

Relievers Brandon Puffer (0.2 IP), Randy Williams (2 IP), and Jesse Ingram (1 IP) did not allow a run in relief of Kometani. Puffer earned the victory while Ingram got his third save.

Making his first start of the season, right fielder Anthony Webster was 1-for-4 with a stolen base.

Player of the game: C Kevin Richardson
3 1 1 0 1 3 1 0 .229

A+: Bakersfield 2 – (@) Visalia 4
L – Izquierdo (0-2)
HR – Davis (4)

Right-hander J.B. Diaz pitched well in his first start of the season. The 23-year-old allowed two runs on four hits over five innings. He did not walk a batter and fanned four.

Reliever Ivan Izquierdo was hung with the loss despite pitching well. The native Cuban did not allow an earned run while punching out two in three innings of relief work.

Third baseman Chris Davis (.210/.250/.500) was 1-for-3 with a home run, his fourth.

Leadoff man Matt Smith was 1-for-3 with a walk and struggling outfielder John Mayberry (.211/.259/.382) picked up one single in four at-bats.

Player of the game: RHP Ivan Izquierdo
3.0 4 1 0 0 2 0 8.53

A: Clinton 7 – (@) South Bend 1
W – Phillips (2-1)

Lefty Zach Phillips (3.44 ERA/.231 BAA) out-pitched Diamondbacks prospect Brett Anderson to record his second win of the season.

Phillips allowed just one run on three hits over five innings, walking four and striking out four. The Sacramento native has allowed just two runs on nine hits over his last three starts, spanning 15.1 innings.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo singled three times in five at-bats.

Third baseman John Whittleman (.314/.438/.529) went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk. With 12 walks, Whittleman is tops in the Midwest League. He entered the day ranked third in on base percentage.

Chad Tracy was 2-for-4 with a double, his fifth of the season.

Right-hander Jon Hollis (1.74 ERA/.167 BAA) and southpaw Tim Gudex were both excellent in relief of Phillips. The duo combined to allow two hits in four innings of scoreless relief.

Player of the game: LHP Zach Phillips
5.0 3 1 1 4 4 0 3.44

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