Minor League Roundup - 8/28

Chris Davis

The Spokane Indians pulled through with a huge extra inning victory on Tuesday while Chris Davis launched yet another home run for the Frisco RoughRiders. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 4 – New Orleans 6
L – Rowe (6-4)
69-68, 1.5 GB


The RedHawks fell into third place in the PCL's American South division with another loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs on Tuesday.

Starter Steven Rowe gave up six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He took the loss.

Catcher Chris Stewart was the only RedHawk with multiple hits. He singled twice in four trips.

Adam Fox singled and drove in two runs while Tim Hulett singled, walked, and was hit by a pitch.

Relievers Luther Hackman (1.2 IP), Randy Williams (2 IP), and Franklyn German (1 IP) each tossed scoreless ball.

Player of the game: LHP Randy Williams
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.07


AA: Frisco 6 – (@) Corpus Christi 7
L – Vasquez (2-3)
HR – Davis (12)
34-29, 2.5 GB


Chris Davis (2/4) hit yet another home run on Tuesday, his 12th with the RoughRiders. It was the third baseman's 36th of the season.

Casey Benjamin singled twice while second baseman German Duran doubled and walked in five plate appearances.

Scott Shoemaker surrendered five runs, four earned, on four hits in four innings. He walked four and struck out just one.

Southpaw Danny Herrera fanned two in a perfect inning.

Player of the game: 3B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 .319


A+: Bakersfield 2 – (@) Modesto 4
L – Giles (6-7)
26-38, 14.0 GB


Michael Bumstead allowed just two runs in six innings of work on Tuesday night in Modesto. The rehabbing right-hander gave up five hits, walked one, and struck out seven.

Shortstop Thomas Berkery (.252/.369/.336) singled twice and walked.

Truan Mehl and Max Ramirez each went 1-for-3 with a double.

Third baseman John Whittleman was 0-for-1 with a pair of walks. Although he is hitting just .241 since joining the Blaze, he has drawn 17 walks in 23 games.

Player of the game: RHP Mike Bumstead
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 2 2 1 7 0 7.62


A: Clinton 2 – Wisconsin 4
L – Reed (1-1)
26-38, 14.5 GB


Clinton's first two pitchers each struggled with control, as Evan Reed (4 IP) and Jon Hollis (2 IP) each issued four walks.

Reed gave up two runs on three hits, striking out two.

First baseman Chris Kemp (3/4) and second baseman Jose Vallejo (2/4) each had multiple hits. Vallejo stole two bases to give him 42 for the season.

Left-hander Michael Kirkman was the star of the day, as he didn't allow a run in three innings of work. The 20-year-old yielded two hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Player of the game: LHP Michael Kirkman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 7.42


SSA: Spokane 3 – (@) Boise 2 (12 innings)
W – Hunter (2-2)
31-36, 0.5 GB


The story of the game was the Spokane debuts of young prospects Cristian Santana and Engel Beltre.

Santana, who DHed, was 2-for-6 with a double while centerfielder Engel Beltre singled once in six trips to the plate.

Florida native Jacob Brigham (3.01 ERA/.237 BAA) gave up one earned run on three hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out five.

Third baseman Renny Osuna (.286/.351/.370) singled three times and walked.

Kevin Gossage (2/3) and Luke Salas (2/5) each had a pair of hits.

Ryan Falcon (1.2 IP, 4 K), Dan Sattler (3.1 IP, 5 K), and Tommy Hunter (2 IP, 3 K) all combined for scoreless relief to lead the Indians to victory.

Player of the game: RHP Dan Sattler
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.1 1 0 0 2 5 0 3.68


RK: AZL Rangers 2 – AZL Athletics 11
L – Henry (0-4)
12-15, 6.0 GB


Ben Henry (7.07 ERA/.245 BAA) continued to stumble to the finish line, as he gave up four runs on six hits in four innings in his final start of the season. He walked two and struck out five.

Shortstop Jake Kaase (.355/.417/.474 in August) singled twice in four at bats. He also stole his fourth base of the season.

Johan Yan was hitless in four at bats and committed five errors at third base.

Centerfielder Julio Borbon singled and walked.

Catcher Carlos Dominguez returned from the disabled list to go 0-for-2 with a punchout. It was his first game action of the season.

Righty Bobby Wilkins gave up four unearned runs in two innings. Reliever Geuris Grullon also struggled, as he allowed three earned runs in two frames.

Player of the game: SS Jake Kaase
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239


DSL: San Pedro Rangers – Season Over 35-34, 17.0 GB


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