Minor League Roundup - 6/10
John Whittleman hit two more home runs
John Whittleman hit two more home runs
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Jun 11, 2007


Sunday was a day for round-trippers in the Rangers organization, as the minor league affiliates combined to hit 13 total. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 8 – Round Rock 6
W – Wright (2-1)
SV – German (1)
HR – Matranga (5), Hulett (3), Cruz (1, 2)


Nelson Cruz proved that he could still hit Triple-A pitching on Sunday, as he was 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI.

Second baseman Tim Hulett (.274/.364/.388) was 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks, and two stolen bases.

First baseman Nate Gold (1/4) and catcher Nick Trzesniak (1/3, BB) each doubled while Kevin Mahar (1/4) hit a triple.

Second baseman Dave Matranga singled and homered in four at-bats.

Starting pitcher Jamey Wright picked up the victory despite giving up six runs on ten hits in 6 2/3 innings. Wright walked two and struck out three.

Player of the game: RF Nelson Cruz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 0 2 4 0 2 .364


AA: Frisco 15 – Midland 12 (7 innings/Game 1)
W – White (2-0)
HR – Duran (12), Richardson (10), Boggs (5, 6), Fox (3)


Believe it or not, this marathon only lasted seven innings.

Starting pitcher Doug Mathis was roughed up for eight runs in just 4 1/3 innings. The righty yielded 12 hits while walking one and striking out three.

Centerfielder Brandon Boggs (.280/.383/.510) was 2-for-4 with a pair of three-run homers.

Second baseman German Duran (2B, HR, BB), catcher Kevin Richardson (HR), and left fielder Steve Murphy also went 2-for-3.

Third baseman Adam Fox (.330/.420/.535) was 3-for-4 with a home run.

Player of the game: CF Brandon Boggs
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 0 2 6 0 0 .280


AA: Frisco 2 – Midland 6 (7 innings/Game 2)
L – Baker (0-1)
HR – Fox (4), Webster (4)


Smoking hot third baseman Adam Fox was 1-for-2 with a home run, his second in as many games.

Outfielder Anthony Webster, who entered for the injured Ben Harrison, also hit a home run.

Kea Kometani surrendered two runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings in relief of starter Chris Baker. Kometani struck out three.

Player of the game: 3B Adam Fox
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 .333


A+: Bakersfield 4 – (@) Visalia 2
W – Schlact (5-3)
SV – Farnum (1)
HR – Mayberry (16), Davis (11), Weber (2)


Michael Schlact gave up just two runs in six innings despite allowing 10 hits. The righty was helped out by four Bakersfield double plays. He struck out one without issuing a walk.

Jon Weber and John Mayberry each went 1-for-4 with a home run while third baseman Chris Davis (.264/.309/.519) was 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk.

Player of the game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 .264


A: Clinton 8 – Peoria 6
W - Ballard (8-4)
SV – Marte (2)
HR – Whittleman (11, 12)


Third baseman John Whittleman (.328/.429/.612) hit two home runs in four at-bats, giving him three round-trippers in the last two days.

Shortstop Marcus Lemon (.251/.335/.326) was 3-for-5 with a pair of runs batted in.

Starter Michael Ballard got his eighth win of the season after he allowed three runs – just one earned – on six hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Virginia product walked two and fanned five.

Left fielder Chad Tracy doubled and walked while backstop Manuel Pina notched two singles in four at-bats.

Player of the game: 3B John Whittleman
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 2 0 2 3 0 1 .328




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