Minor League Roundup - 5/1

Ezequiel Astacio struck out six on Tuesday

Infielders Tug Hulett and John Whittleman continued their hot-hitting on Tuesday while Ezequiel Astacio was excellent in relief for Oklahoma. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 8 – Albuquerque 11
L – Littleton (0-1)
HR – Guzman (1), Hulett (1)


What had appeared to be an easy win turned into a loss for the RedHawks, as the bullpen surrendered ten runs in the game's final two innings.

Making his first start with the RedHawks, veteran lefty Bruce Chen surrendered one run on three hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Right-hander Ezequiel Astacio (0.00 ERA/.091 BAA) followed with 3.1 perfect innings. Astacio struck out six.

Leadoff hitter Freddy Guzman (.238/.377/.345) helped OKC jump out to an early lead, as he was 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks.

Second baseman Tug Hulett (.365/.493/.538) also went deep, as he was 3-for-4 with a three-run homer.

The Isotopes began their rally when reliever A.J. Murray surrendered four runs on three hits and two walks in just two-thirds of an inning.

Wes Littleton got stuck with the loss, as he gave up six runs on six hits in 1.1 frames.

Player of the game: RHP Ezequiel Astacio
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.00


AA: Frisco 6 – San Antonio 14
L – Farnum (1-1)
HR – Duran (5), Metcalf (3), Webster (2)


Frisco's pitching struggled on Tuesday, as reliever Randy Williams allowed two grand slams in one inning.

Right fielder Anthony Webster fell a double short of the cycle, as he was 3-for-5 with a triple and a home run. Webster also stole home while adding an outfield assist.

Third baseman Travis Metcalf (.267/.327/.442) and second baseman German Duran (.289/.333/.553) each hit home runs.

Reliever Jorge Vasquez was the lone bright spot on the hill. The righty gave up just one unearned run on three hits in three frames. Vasquez fanned six.

Player of the game: RF Anthony Webster
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 0 1 2 0 1 .276


A+: Bakersfield 0 – (@) High Desert 10
L – Walker (1-3)


There wasn't much to say about this one. The Blaze were held to just two hits while the pitching staff surrendered ten runs.

Right-hander Jon Wilson finished the game with three scoreless innings. The Winthrop product gave up two hits while walking one and striking out one.

Player of the game: RHP Jon Wilson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 7.15


A: Clinton 6 – (@) Cedar Rapids 3
W – Phillips (3-1)
SV – Haar (3)


Zach Phillips picked up his third victory of the season on Tuesday, as he allowed just two runs in five innings. The left-hander gave up six hits, walked three, and struck out four.

Third baseman John Whittleman (.351/.456/.595) continued his hot-hitting. Whittleman went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo raised his average to .300 with three singles and a walk.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry had two singles and two stolen bases, giving him eight on the season.

Jeremiah Haar (1.72 ERA/.224 BAA) picked up the save with two blank frames. Haar gave up one hit while fanning one.

Player of the game: 3B John Whittleman
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 .351

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