Minor League Roundup - 6/29

Fabio Castillo fanned six in five innings

Pitching prospects Kasey Kiker and Fabio Castillo each turned in excellent efforts for the respective clubs on Friday night. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 11 – (@) Iowa 3
W – Rheinecker (2-2)
HR – Meyer (1)
40-40, 3.5 GB


The RedHawks finished off a three-game sweep of the Iowa Cubs behind a strong performance from starter John Rheinecker.

In seven innings, Rheinecker yielded two runs on six hits, walking two and striking out six.

Playing in his first game since returning from the disabled list, shortstop Drew Meyer was 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk.

Second baseman Tim Hulett also had two hits, as he was 2-for-4 with a double.

Player of the game: LHP John Rheinecker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 6 2 2 2 6 1 4.34


AA: Frisco 0 – Arkansas 0 (Top 10 – Suspended)


Frisco's game was suspended due to rain.

Starting pitcher Edinson Volquez pitched to two batters – walking both – before the first rain delay. He was pulled from the game, but was not injured.

Scott Shoemaker was solid in relief, tossing 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He allowed five hits while walking two and striking out five.

Though Danny Herrera walked three in 2 1/3 innings, he struck out five and did not give up a base hit.

A+: Bakersfield 8 – Modesto 0
W – Wagner (1-0)
HR – Teagarden (13), Harrison (3)
2-7, 5.0 GB


Making his first start since returning from the disabled list, Kendy Batista allowed just one baserunner – a hit batter – in four innings.

Michael Wagner picked up the victory with three shutout frames. He yielded one hit and struck out seven.

The middle of the Bakersfield order got the job done, as right fielder Jon Weber was 3-for-4, left fielder Ben Harrison went 2-for-4 with a home run, and designated hitter Taylor Teagarden also went deep.

Player of the game: RHP Kendy Batista
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3.97


A: Clinton 0 – (@) Beloit 3
L – Zamzow (0-2)
5-3, 0.5 GB


The LumberKings lost, but starting pitcher Kasey Kiker threw six scoreless innings. The left-handed gave up four hits, walked one, and struck out five.

The bats were held to just two hits, a single from catcher Manuel Pina and a double off the bat of centerfielder David Paisano.

Paisano has now reached base safely in nine consecutive games, including a modest six-game hitting streak.

Player of the game: LHP Kasey Kiker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 0 0 1 5 0 2.61


SSA: Spokane 1 – (@) Tri-City 6
L – Castillo (1-2)
4-7, 0.0 GB


Starting pitcher Fabio Castillo surrendered just two runs – one earned – on six hits in five innings of work on Friday night. The right-hander struck out six without issuing a walk.

Player of the game: RHP Fabio Castillo
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 6 2 1 0 6 0 6.92


RK: AZL Rangers 4 – AZL Brewers 8
L – Peralta (0-1)
4-3, 2.0 GB


Right fielder Miguel Velazquez – a 2006 draftee from Puerto Rico – was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored.

Michael Main played as the DH for the second time this week and was hitless in three at-bats.

Carlos Pimentel allowed two runs, one earned, in three innings. He gave up two hits, walked three, and struck out two.

Player of the game: RF Miguel Velazquez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .345


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