Minor League Roundup - 4/27
Glenn Swanson fanned 11 on Friday
Glenn Swanson fanned 11 on Friday
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Apr 28, 2007


Hot-hitting Victor Diaz remained hot, as he hit a home run off Mets prospect Phil Humber on Friday evening. Eric Hurley also tossed seven scoreless frames. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 5 – New Orleans 1
W – Koronka (2-2)
HR – Diaz (3)


The RedHawks roughed up former Rice University standout Philip Humber on Friday, as he was tagged for five runs in five innings.

Two of the runs came from a Victor Diaz two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning. Diaz, who now has three home runs, was 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

DH Drew Meyer (.298/.353/.404) was 3-for-4 with a double, his fifth.

First baseman Kevin West (2/4) and second baseman Tug Hulett (1/3, 2B, BB) reached twice.

Southpaw John Koronka put together his second consecutive strong start, as he yielded just one run on three hits in 6.2 frames. Koronka walked one and fanned four.

As usual, the Oklahoma bullpen was outstanding. Ezequiel Astacio (0.00 ERA/.118 BAA) did not allow a hit while fanning two in 1.1 innings. Righty Wes Littleton (0.73 ERA/.186 BAA) added a hitless ninth inning.

Player of the game: RF Victor Diaz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 4 0 1 .366


AA: Frisco 1 – (@) Corpus Christi 0
W – Hurley (3-0)
SV – Chenard (1)


Frisco starter Eric Hurley (1.50 ERA/.219 BAA) surrendered just four hits over seven scoreless innings. Hurley did not walk a batter and struck out five.

Left fielder Steve Murphy (.367/.420/.506) enjoyed a perfect day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with his eighth double and a free pass.

Relievers Jesse Ingram, Bill White, and Kenneth Chenard combined on two innings of scoreless relief.

Player of the game: RHP Eric Hurley
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 4 0 0 0 5 0 1.50


A+: Bakersfield 12 – Lancaster 10
W – Schlact (2-1)
SV – Herrera (1)


Red Sox first round pick Daniel Bard was roughed up by the Blaze for the second time this season on Friday. Bard allowed six runs in just 2.2 innings. He walked six, uncorked three wild pitches, and hit a batter.

Outfielder John Mayberry (.241/.295/.494) followed up his three home run performance with a 2-for-3 effort. Mayberry swiped his seventh base and was hit by a pitch.

Shortstop Matt Smith (.358/.419/.377) was perfect, as he was 3-for-3 with a pair of walks. Double play partner Micah Furtado (.231/.302/.321) had a similar evening, going 2-for-2 with a triple, four RBI, and two walks.

Creighton product Tony Roth had two doubles and a walk in four at-bats.

Third baseman Chris Davis picked up the golden sombrero, as he whiffed four times in five plate appearances. Davis has struck out 30 times in 74 at-bats this season.

Despite allowing five runs on nine hits in five innings, Michael Schlact picked up his second win of the season on Friday.

Player of the game: 2B Micah Furtado
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 2 2 0 0 4 2 0 .231


A: Clinton 2 – Great Lakes – 4 (7 innings/Game 1)
L – Swanson (3-1)


Left-hander Glenn Swanson (1.80 ERA/.216 BAA) suffered the loss despite striking out 11 in just six innings. The UC Irvine product yielded three runs on five hits, walking just one.

In 25 innings this season, Swanson has fanned 22 while walking just two.

Third baseman John Whittleman was 2-for-2 with a double and a walk.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry also doubled while Chad Tracy smacked his second triple of the season.

Playing in his first game of the season, 21-year-old first baseman Wally Backman was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Player of the game: LHP Glenn Swanson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 3 3 1 11 1 1.80


A: Clinton 4 – Great Lakes – 7 (9 innings/Game 2)
L – Garr (0-2)


Making his first start of the season, right-hander Jeremiah Haar gave up just one run on four hits in five solid innings. Haar fanned five without walking a batter.

Reliever John Slusarz struck out five in 1.2 scoreless innings. Slusarz has recorded 17 punchouts in 10.1 innings with the L-Kings.

Left fielder Chad Tracy (.263/.282/.447) was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a base on balls.

First baseman Mauro Gomez singled twice while infielder David Peterson went 1-for-3 with a double and two walks.

Player of the game: RHP Jeremiah Haar
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 1 1 0 5 1 1.98


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