Minor League Roundup - 5/26

Armando Galarraga turned in a solid start

Clinton lefty Kasey Kiker made his second appearance of the season on Saturday while the Frisco RoughRiders played a doubleheader. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 8 – (@) Iowa 13
L – Rowe (2-2)


Left-handed pitcher John Rheinecker was more than solid while making his first start of the season for the RedHawks.

The former Oakland A's prospect surrendered just one hit over five scoreless innings. He walked one and struck out four.

But the Oklahoma bullpen was unable to hold the lead.

Reliever Steve Rowe surrendered five earned runs without recording an out while lefty Randy Williams allowed five earned runs in one inning.

Right fielder Kevin West, first baseman Nate Gold, shortstop Dave Matranga, and catcher Guillermo Quiroz all singled twice.

Player of the game: LHP John Rheinecker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0.00


AA: Frisco 4 – Tulsa 5 (9 innings/Game 1)
L – Chenard (1-3)


Frisco starter Edinson Volquez (2.65 ERA/.180 BAA) allowed three runs on four hits over five innings. He walked just two and struck out four.

No player recorded multiple hits, but third baseman Travis Metcalf and catcher Kevin Richardson each doubled.
Jesse Ingram (5.61 ERA/.202 BAA) did not allow a hit in two innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Player of the game: RHP Jesse Ingram
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5.61


AA: Frisco 4 – Tulsa 2 (7 innings/Game 2)
W – Galarraga (3-3)
SV – Kometani (1)
HR – Fasano (3)


After making a spot-start with Triple-A Oklahoma, righty Armando Galarraga turned in one of his best performances of the season.

After taking a shutout into the game's seventh inning, the native of Venezuela ended up allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Galarraga allowed four hits while walking one and striking out five.

DH Jerry Hairston, who is on a rehab assignment, was 1-for-3 with a double.

First baseman Jim Fasano (.284/.330/.422) went 1-for-3 with a home run, his third of the season.

Second baseman German Duran (.293/.361/.553) had two hits – including a double – in three at-bats.

Reliever Kea Kometani (4.75 ERA/.283 BAA) walked two and struck out two in two-thirds of an inning while earning the save. Kometani has fanned seven in 5 2/3 scoreless innings since moving to the bullpen.

Player of the game: RHP Armando Galarraga
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.1 4 2 2 1 5 0 5.08


A+: Bakersfield 2 – (@) Rancho Cucamonga 8
L – Schlact (3-2)


Bakersfield starter Michael Schlact was able to keep the ball on the ground, but still struggled on Saturday evening. The righty yielded six runs – three earned – on five hits in 3 1/3 innings. He was erratic, walking three while hitting a batter and throwing a wild pitch.

Right fielder John Mayberry and third baseman Chris Davis were 2-for-4 with a double while DH Taylor Teagarden was 1-for-3 with a walk.

Player of the game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .250


A: Clinton 3 – (@) Burlington 2
W – Kiker (1-0)
SV – Hollis (2)


Kasey Kiker picked up his first win as a pro on Saturday, as he tossed five more scoreless innings. Kiker gave up four hits – all singles – while walking three and striking out eight.

The left-hander worked his way into a bases loaded, nobody out jam in the bottom of the third. Kiker then struck out three consecutive batters, not allowing a run to cross the plate.

Left fielder K.C. Herren and third baseman Jay Heafner each doubled.

Tim Gudex fanned two in three scoreless innings of relief, lowering his ERA to 3.08.

Player of the game: LHP Kasey Kiker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 0 0 3 8 0 0.00

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