Minor League Roundup - 6/2
Luis Mendoza gave up two hits in seven innings
Luis Mendoza gave up two hits in seven innings
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Jun 3, 2007


Frisco starter Luis Mendoza tossed a seven-inning complete game shutout on Saturday while Clinton outfielder K.C. Herren logged a five-hit performance. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 6 – Colorado Springs 1
W – Baker (1-1)
HR – Guzman (2), Quiroz (2)


Oklahoma starter Chris Baker allowed just one run while scattering seven hits over five innings on Saturday. He walked two and struck out three.

Designated hitter Jason Botts (.293/.389/.449) was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, giving him 20 on the season.

Centerfielder Freddy Guzman (.258/.356/.368) doubled and homered in four at-bats.

Catcher Guillermo Quiroz also homered while third baseman Drew Meyer was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.

Tim Hulett’s average fell to .273 with another hitless outing. The infielder has just one hit in his last six games.

Relivers Franklyn German (4.68 ERA/.237 BAA) and A.J. Murray (4.70 ERA/.207 BAA) each tossed two scoreless innings.

Player of the game: CF Freddy Guzman
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 .258


AA: Frisco 1 – (@) Tulsa 0 (7 innings/Game 1)
W – Mendoza (6-0)


Luis Mendoza (4.58 ERA/.229 BAA) remained perfect with an outstanding effort on Saturday evening.

The native of Mexico allowed just two hits in seven scoreless innings. Mendoza walked just one and struck out three.

Mendoza has given up just three runs in 18 innings over his last three appearances. The righty has yielded nine hits while walking two and punching out 15.

The key to Mendoza’s recent success has been his reliance on his two-seam fastball. The hurler has also added a slider to his four-pitch repertoire.

Shortstop Casey Benjamin was 3-for-4, DH Steve Murphy was 1-for-3 with a double, and second baseman German Duran singled twice in three at-bats.

Player of the game: RHP Luis Mendoza
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 4.58


AA: Frisco 4 – (@) Tulsa 3 (7 innings/Game 2)
W – Herrera (1-0)
SV – Ingram (12)


Armando Galarraga coughed up three solo home runs in 4 1/3 innings. He allowed six hits in total while striking out a pair.

Second baseman German Duran (.310/.369/.567) completed a solid day with another 2-for-3 effort. Duran hit his ninth double of the year.

Designated hitter Ben Harrison singled twice in three at-bats.

Right fielder Anthony Webster drove in two runs with a double. It was his only hit of the game.

Danny Herrera (0.00 ERA/.263 BAA) picked up his first Double-A victory with 1 2/3 scoreless innings. The southpaw allowed one hit and struck out one.

Closer Jesse Ingram extended his scoreless streak to 7 2/3 innings with a perfect ninth inning. He has not given up a hit in his last five appearances, spanning 6 2/3 frames.

Player of the game: 2B German Duran
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 .310


A+: Bakersfield 3 – (@) San Jose 9
L – Walker (2-7)


Just one day after going deep in his California League debut, third baseman Nick Cadena went 3-for-4 with a double against the San Jose Giants.

Backstop Brian Valichka (.266/.331/.376) had the team’s only other extra base hit, a double.

Taylor Teagarden batted cleanup and was the team’s designated hitter. He was 1-for-4 with a single.

Starter Ace Walker surrendered four runs in five innings of work. He fell to 2-7 on the season.

Player of the game: 3B Nick Cadena
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 .500


A: Clinton 7 – (@) Kane County 6 (11 innings)
W – Slusarz (1-2)
SV – Gudex (3)
HR – Tracy (6), Gomez (5)


Southpaw Zach Phillips struggled on Saturday, as he allowed five runs – four earned – on eight hits in 6.1 innings, fanning five. He did not factor in the decision.

Marcus Lemon, who is 6-for-14 with three doubles and two walks over his last three games, had three hits – including a double – in six plate appearances.

Right fielder K.C. Herren (.333/.386/.577) stole the show with a five-hit day that included the game-winning knock in the top of the 11th. Herren had two doubles and a triple. The three-bagger was his seventh of the year.

Left fielder Chad Tracy (1/5) and first baseman Mauro Gomez (1/6) each hit home runs.

Player of the game: RF K.C. Herren
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
6 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 .333




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