Minor League Roundup - 7/22
Poveda took a no-hitter into the eighth inning
Poveda took a no-hitter into the eighth inning
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Jul 23, 2007


Sunday was filled with outstanding pitching performances, as starters Mike Wood, Ace Walker, Omar Poveda, Jacob Brigham, and Michael Main all gave up two runs or fewer in their starts. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 5 – (@) Round Rock 1
W – Wood (8-2)
50-50, 1.5 GB


Starting pitcher Mike Wood struggled in the first two innings, but he settled down to retire the side in order in his final six frames.

Wood went eight total innings, surrendering just one run on four hits. He walked one and struck out six, lowering his ERA to 2.95.

Left fielder Victor Diaz (.336/.380/.549) was 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk.

Catcher Guillermo Quiroz and second baseman Tim Hulett each singled twice in four at-bats.

Leadoff hitter Freddy Guzman doubled for his only hit of the game.

Player of the game: RHP Mike Wood
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
8.0 4 1 1 1 6 0 2.95


AA: Frisco 5 – (@) San Antonio 8
L – Mathis (7-6)
HR – Boggs (14), Manriquez (14)
15-15, 4.5 GB


Doug Mathis allowed singles to the first five batters of the game on Sunday night. Though he settled down to retire 11 hitters in a row, he ran into trouble again in the fifth inning.

The right-hander yielded four runs on eight hits in five innings, walking one and fanning four.

Leadoff hitter Brandon Boggs was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, and three runs batted in.

Designated hitter Salomon Manriquez singled, walked, and homered in four trips.

Third baseman Micah Furtado was 1-for-3 with a walk. He has recorded a hit in all six of his Double-A games this season.

Southpaw Danny Herrera, who has allowed runs in three of his last four appearances, gave up three runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Jesse Ingram allowed a home run in two-thirds of an inning. The round-tripper was the first hit Ingram had given up in eight appearances.

Player of the game: CF Brandon Boggs
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 3 1 1 3 0 1 .281


A+: Bakersfield 4 – (@) Visalia 2
W – Walker (6-10)
SV – Marte (3)
HR – Teagarden (18)
13-18, 6.0 GB


Bakersfield starter Andy Walker turned in his fourth consecutive gem, tossing 7 2/3 innings of eight hit, two run ball. The right-hander struck out two without issuing a walk.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry raised his average to .288 with three singles in five at-bats.

DH Taylor Teagarden was 2-for-4 with a home run, his 18th of the season.

Nick Cadena and Brian Valichka each singled twice in four at-bats.

Player of the game: RHP Ace Walker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.2 8 2 2 0 2 0 5.02


A: Clinton 4 – Cedar Rapids 1
W – Poveda (10-4)
HR – Gomez (14)
13-16, 6.0 GB


After making his worst start of the season, 20-year-old pitcher Omar Poveda took a no-hitter into the eighth inning.

Poveda ended up giving up an infield single, but he tossed eight scoreless innings, allowing just that one hit. He walked three and struck out seven.

First baseman Mauro Gomez was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his seventh of the month.

John Whittleman, Manuel Pina, and David Paisano all went 1-for-3 at the plate.

Player of the game: RHP Omar Poveda
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
8.0 1 0 0 3 7 0 2.85


SSA: Spokane 11 – Boise 1
W – Brigham (4-1)
HR – Greene (6)
13-19, 2.5 GB


Starter Jacob Brigham continues to improve with each start, as he tossed six more innings of shutout ball on Sunday night.

The 19-year-old righty gave up two hits, walked one, and fanned six.

Catcher Jonathan Greene fell a double short of the cycle, going 4-for-5 with two singles, a triple, and a home run.

Second baseman Renny Osuna was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk. He scored four runs.

Centerfielder Tim Smith (2/4) and right fielder Victor Barrios (2/4, 2B) also had multiple hits.

Player of the game: RHP Jacob Brigham
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 0 0 1 6 0 1.49


RK: AZL Rangers 6 – (@) AZL Athletics 9
L – Soto (2-1)
HR – Salas (1)
10-15, 8.0 GB


Michael Main hurled two scoreless innings in his second professional appearance, surrendering one hit while walking one and fanning one.

Left fielder Luke Salas went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season.

Second baseman Matt West (2/5, 3B), 3B Emmanuel Solis (2/4, 2 2B), 1B Michael Ortiz (2/4), and DH Donnie Ecker (2/4) all had two hits.

In his first game since being called up from the Dominican Summer League club, catcher Leonel De Los Santos singled, walked, and drove in two runs in four at-bats.

Wilmer Font, a 17-year-old righty, gave up one hit in three scoreless innings. He walked three and struck out three.

Player of the game: LF Luke Salas
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 3 0 1 2 0 1 .455


DSL: AL All-Stars 1 – (@) NL All-Stars 4


Right fielder Jairo Valdez (.307/.320/.485) was the only American League All-Star to play the entire game. He was hitless in three at-bats.

Alberto Puello (.324/.411/.450) grounded out to shortstop in his lone at-bat.

Pitcher Ovispo De Los Santos, who made the squad, did not play in the game.



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