Minor League Roundup - 8/19

Class A pitchers Omar Poveda and Beau Jones were outstanding for their respective clubs on Sunday night while Elvis Andrus continued to build on a strong start with the Bakersfield Blaze. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 8 – (@) New Orleans 4 (Game 1)
W – Rowe (3-2)
SV – Feldman (1)
HR – Hulett (4), Guzman (3)


Oklahoma finished off a suspended game from earlier in the season. The only had to play the bottom of the ninth inning, and Scott Feldman fanned the side to earn the victory for the RedHawks.

Player of the game: RHP Scott Feldman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.2 0 0 0 1 4 0 4.50


AAA: Oklahoma 1 – (@) New Orleans 3 (Game 2)
L – Astacio (2-4)
64-63, 1.0 GB


Centerfielder Freddy Guzman (.256/.331/.350) led the way offensively, as he was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and his 46th stolen base.

Starter Derek Lee allowed one run in 4 1/3 innings, walking two and fanning one.

Francisco Cruceta (3.48 ERA/.179 BAA) followed with 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief, striking out three.

Player of the game: RHP Francisco Cruceta
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.2 0 0 0 1 3 0 3.48


AA: Frisco 1 – (@) Wichita 5
L – Batista (0-1)
HR – Davis (8)
31-23, 0.0 GB


The RoughRiders were held to just one run on two hits by the Wichita pitching staff on Sunday.

The team's lone run came on a Chris Davis solo home run in the top of the second inning. It was his 32nd home run of the season.

Making his Double-A debut, righty Kendy Batista gave up five runs – four earned – on five hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out five.

Kea Kometani, Brennan Garr, and Jesse Ingram each threw a scoreless inning.

Player of the game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 .356


A+: Bakersfield 3 – Rancho Cucamonga 4
L – Giles (6-5)
HR – Harrison (5), Andrus (2)
24-32, 10.5 GB


Omar Poveda improved on his second High-A start with seven solid innings on Sunday. The native of Venezuela gave up three runs in four hits – two home runs – while walking three and striking out eight.

Shortstop Elvis Andrus (.324/.377/.423 with Bakersfield) was 1-for-4 with his second home run in 17 games with the Blaze.

Right fielder Ben Harrison, who was 2-for-4, also went deep.

Player of the game: RHP Omar Poveda
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 4 3 3 3 8 2 5.29


A: Clinton 13 – (@) Peoria 4
W – Jones (3-0)
23-32, 12.5 GB


Beau Jones continued to pitch well for Clinton, as he hurled six innings of shutout ball in their 13-4 victory over Peoria. The southpaw surrendered three hits, walked one, and struck out six.

Left fielder Chad Tracy (2/4, 2B, BB) and third baseman Jay Heafner (2/5, 2B) each doubled.

Mauro Gomez singled three times in five at bats.

K.C. Herren (.280/.366/.440) and David Paisano (.211/.289/.285) each went 2-for-5 with three runs scored and two runs batted in.

Michael Kirkman lost control once again, walking three batters in two-thirds of an inning. He allowed four earned runs.

Righty Julio Santana didn't yield a hit in 2 2/3 innings. He walked none and struck out two.

Player of the game: LHP Beau Jones
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 1.15


SSA: Spokane 4 – Boise 0
W – Tatusko (3-4)
HR – Barrios (3)
28-30, 1.5 GU


Ryan Tatusko (4.41 ERA/.258 BAA) gave up only two hits in five shutout frames on Sunday, earning his third victory of the season. He walked one and struck out five.

Hard-throwing reliever Neftali Feliz (1.29 ERA/.125 BAA) walked three and struck out three in 2 2/3 scoreless, hitless innings.

Right fielder Victor Barrios doubled and homered in three at bats.

Player of the game: RHP Ryan Tatusko
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 2 0 0 1 5 0 4.41


RK: AZL Rangers – OFF
9-10, 3.5 GB


DSL: San Pedro Rangers – OFF
34-30, 13.5 GB


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