Minor League Roundup - 5/18

Jason Botts drove in five runs in Oklahoma

Left-handed pitcher Glenn Swanson had a phenomenal debut in Bakersfield while outfielder Jason Botts had his best game of the season, driving in five runs. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of Friday's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 9 – Iowa 3
W – Wood (3-0)
HR – Botts (4)


Oklahoma starting pitcher Mike Wood (2.32 ERA/.200 BAA) tossed a gem, as he threw a complete game that took just 107 games to finish. The 27-year-old allowed three runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out seven.

Left fielder Jason Botts (.257/.352/.401) was 3-for-4 with a walk and a three-run homer. After struggling in April, Botts has put up a solid .339/.432/.548 line in 16 May games.

Second baseman Tim Hulett (.325/.409/.453) had three hits, including a double, in five at-bats.

Right fielder Marlon Byrd (2/5, 3B), first baseman Nate Gold (2/5), catcher Miguel Ojeda (2/4, 2B), and centerfielder Freddy Guzman (2/4) each had multiple hits.

The rehabbing Frank Catalanotto singled and walked in five plate appearances.

Player of the game: LF Jason Botts
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 3 3 1 1 5 1 0 .257


AA: Frisco 6 – (@) San Antonio 3 (13 innings)
W – Farnum (3-2)
SV – Ingram (10)
HR – Frostad (5), Manriquez (5), Boggs (1)


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A+: Bakersfield 7 – (@) Stockton 4
W – Swanson (1-0)
SV – Knippschild (3)
HR – Mehl (1)


The California League might be the most hitter-friendly league in all of minor league baseball, but don't tell that to Glenn Swanson.

Making his first start with the Blaze, the left-hander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Swanson ended up yielding just two runs on one hit in seven innings. The UC Irvine product walked four and struck out five.

Twenty-one-year-old third baseman Chris Davis (.257/.295/.569) was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, giving him 16 on the season.

DH Taylor Teagarden went 1-for-3 with a two-bagger.

Centerfielder Truan Mehl (.325/.349/.446) crushed his first home run of the season in the top of the fourth inning. He also added a single.

Ryan Knippschild (1.72 ERA/.208 BAA) gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to earn his third save of the year. Knippschild has been especially tough on lefties this year, as they are hitting just .118 off him.

Player of the game: LHP Glenn Swanson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 1 2 2 4 5 1 2.57


A: Clinton 2 – Dayton 8
L – Phillips (4-2)
HR – Whittleman (9)


Lefty Zach Phillips (3.29 ERA/.262 BAA) surrendered six runs – five earned – on ten hits in six frames. Phillips fanned eight without issuing a walk.

Third baseman John Whittleman (.376/.460/.712) was 2-for-4 with his third home run in as many games. The bomb was his ninth of the season, tying his total for all of the 2006 campaign.

Player of the game: 3B John Whittleman
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 .376

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