Minor League Roundup - 5/22
German Duran hit another home run on Tuesday
German Duran hit another home run on Tuesday
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted May 23, 2007


Right-hander Luis Mendoza pitched well for the RoughRiders while Frisco's bats played home run derby. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of Tuesday's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 3 – (@) Omaha 8
L – Rowe (2-1)
HR – Byrd (6), Gold (5), Matranga (2)


Making a spot-start for the RedHawks, pitcher Steven Rowe was roughed up on Tuesday. The former Texas Tech Red Raider yielded five runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Ezequiel Astacio struggled with his control in relief. The righty walked three batters in just 1.1 innings. He gave up two hits, leading to two earned runs.

Second baseman Tug Hulett (2/4), DH Kevin West (2/4, 2B), and shortstop Dave Matranga (2/4, HR) each had two hits.

Marlon Byrd (.360/.420/.579) and Nate Gold each hit a home run for their only hits of the game.

Player of the game: SS Dave Matranga
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 .250


AA: Frisco 8 – Wichita 2
W – Mendoza (4-0)
HR – Duran (8), Metcalf (7), Manriquez (6), Boggs (2)


At a game that was attended by Lone Star Dugout, the Frisco bats flexed their muscles, as the team combined for four home runs.

Starting pitcher Luis Mendoza (5.57 ERA/.256) had his best start of the season, as he yielded just two runs on five hits in seven innings. The native of Mexico fanned six without issuing a walk.

Centerfielder Brandon Boggs (.318/.404/.500) was 2-for-4 with a home run, his second since being promoted to Double-A Frisco.

Third baseman Travis Metcalf (.295/.366/.525), DH Salomon Manriquez (.268/.325/.549), and second baseman German Duran (.279/.351/.515) each hit a home run.

Lone Star Dugout will have a full report of the game with interviews on Thursday morning.

Player of the game: RHP Luis Mendoza
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 5 2 2 0 6 0 5.57


A+: Bakersfield 3 – (@) Rancho Cucamonga 2
W – Pluta (2-0)
SV – Touchet (1)
HR – Mayberry (13), Valichka (1)


Bear Bay (4.01 ERA/.237 BAA) surrendered two runs on four hits in five innings. The righty walked one and struck out eight.

Catcher Brian Valichka (.280/.348/.390) went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Right fielder John Mayberry (.228/.299/.500) launched his 13th home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth inning.

DH Taylor Teagarden, who was 0-for-4, saw his batting average fall to .325.

Reliever Dan Touchet earned his first save of the season with two hitless innings.

Player of the game: C Brian Valichka
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 .280


A: Clinton 0 – Fort Wayne 4
L – Poveda (4-1)


Omar Poveda was hung with his first loss of the season despite pitching fairly well. The tall right-hander allowed two runs in six innings. He gave up eight hits while walking one and striking out two.

The L-Kings were held to just six hits, all singles.

Centerfielder Craig Gentry (.273/.341/.364) led the team with two singles in four at-bats.

Making his first ever appearance in a minor league game in the U.S., outfielder David Paisano was 0-for-3 with a walk.

The Rangers picked up the 19-year-old Venezuelan in the Brandon McCarthy-for-John Danks trade on December 23, 2006.

Player of the game: RHP Omar Poveda
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 8 2 2 1 2 0 2.26


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