Minor League Roundup - 5/30
Doug Mathis got his fifth win on Wednesday
Doug Mathis got his fifth win on Wednesday
Posted May 31, 2007

It was a day for pitching in the organization, as the starting pitchers in Oklahoma, Frisco, and Bakersfield combined to allow just two runs in 19.1 innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 4 – Salt Lake 3
W – Astacio (2-2)
HR – Gold (6)

The RedHawks, who had previously lost nine of their last ten games, got back on the right track with a victory on Wednesday night.

Starting pitcher John Rheinecker tossed six shutout innings. The lefty allowed five hits while walking two and striking out one.

Nate Gold broke a 0-0 tie with a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning. The long ball was Gold’s sixth of the season.

Tug Hulett, Kevin West, and Jason Botts all went 1-for-3 with a walk.

Ezequiel Astacio picked up his first win of the season with 2 1/3 scoreless frames. Astacio has a 0.77 ERA in 23 1/3 innings out of the bullpen this season.

Player of the game: LHP John Rheinecker
6.0 5 0 0 2 1 0 0.00

AA: Frisco 5 – (@) Wichita 2
W – Mathis (5-3)
SV – Ingram (11)
HR – Boggs (3)

Frisco starting pitcher Doug Mathis (2.52 ERA/.263 BAA) surrendered two runs in 7 1/3 innings en route to picking up his fifth win of the season. The University of Missouri product scattered eight singles while fanning five. He did not issue a base on balls.

The sinkerballing Mathis, who has nearly a 2-to-1 groundout-to-flyout ratio in Double-A, has allowed just one home run in 50 innings with the RoughRiders this season.

Centerfielder Brandon Boggs singled, homered, and walked in five plate appearances.

Third baseman Travis Metcalf (.288/.358/.509) was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk while left fielder Steve Murphy (.278/.332/.372) had three singles in four at-bats.
Jesse Ingram (5.27 ERA/.194 BAA) got his 11th save of the season with 1.2 hitless innings. The Bay Area native has not allowed a hit, let alone a run, in his last four appearances.

Player of the game: RHP Doug Mathis
7.1 8 2 2 0 5 0 2.52

A+: Bakersfield 9 – High Desert 6
W – Batista (3-1)
SV – Touchet (2)
HR – Mayberry (15), Mehl (3)

Right fielder John Mayberry (.234/.322/.517) hit his organization-leading 15th home run of the season on Wednesday evening in Bakersfield.

Mayberry, who also walked once, has drawn 20 walks in 28 games in May. The outfielder walked just five times in the entire month of April.

Starter Kendy Batista (3.54 ERA/.244 BAA) yielded one run in six innings. The Venezuelan gave up three hits, walked four, and punched out six.

Taylor Teagarden and Micah Furtado were the only members of the Bakersfield lineup without an extra base hit.

Matt Smith, Chris Davis, Thomas Berkery, Freddie Thon, and Brian Valichka doubled while Mayberry and Truan Mehl went yard.

Player of the game: RHP Kendy Batista
6.0 3 1 1 4 6 0 3.54

A: Clinton 4 – Quad Cities 6
L – Ballard (6-4)

DH Chad Tracy (.320/.387/.495 in May) led the L-Kings with two singles and a walk.

Left-hander Michael Ballard gave up five runs on seven hits in just 3.1 innings.

Tim Gudex lowered his ERA to 2.76 with three scoreless innings. The former Iowa Hawkeye allowed just one hit.

Player of the game: LHP Tim Gudex
3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.76

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