Minor League Roundup - 8/31

Nate Gold

The Oklahoma RedHawks were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Friday night, but the Spokane Indians kept hopes alive with an important victory in Boise. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 7 – (@) Albuquerque 12
L – Baker (4-4)
HR – Gold (25)
69-71, 3.5 GB


The RedHawks were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Friday night.

Chris Baker was rocked for 10 runs on 10 hits in five innings in the game.

Nate Gold capped off an outstanding month with a 3-for-4 night. Gold doubled, homered, walked, and drove in three runs. He now has 25 home runs and 101 RBI on the season.

Freddy Guzman (2/3, 2 BB) reached base four times and drove in two runs. He also swiped his 52nd and 53rd bags of the year.

Right-hander Michael Bumstead returned from the disabled list and gave up one run in two innings of work.

Player of the game: 1B Nate Gold
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 3 1 1 3 1 0 .290


AA: Frisco 2 – (@) Corpus Christi 6
L – Mendoza (15-4)
HR – Teagarden (5)
36-30, 4.0 GB


Luis Mendoza lost his fourth game of the season after giving up four runs – three earned – on six hits in five innings. The righty walked one and struck out six.

Catcher Taylor Teagarden was 1-for-4 with a home run, his fifth with the RoughRiders. However, he also struck out twice, giving him 37 punchouts in just 28 Double-A games.

First baseman Emerson Frostad singled twice in four at bats.

Player of the game: C Taylor Teagarden
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 .292


A+: Bakersfield 1 – (@) San Jose 7
L – Poveda (1-2)
27-40, 14.0 GB


Omar Poveda struggled with control on Friday, as he walked four batters, tossed three wild pitches, and plunked one batter all in five innings. In the end, he had surrendered six runs, five of which were earned.

Jim Fasano (2/3, 2B), Brian Valichka (1/3, 2B) and Max Ramirez (1/4) accounted for all of Bakersfield's hits.

Reliever Kevin Altman struck out two in a scoreless inning.

Player of the game: 1B Jim Fasano
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .258


A: Clinton 1 – Wisconsin 4
L – Phillips (11-7)
27-40, 13.5 GB


Second baseman Jose Vallejo (.267/.325/.327) picked up his fifth consecutive multi-hit game on Friday.

The 20-year-old singled, doubled, and stole his 45th bag of the season.

Starter Zach Phillips allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks in just three innings. He recorded five strikeouts.

21-year-old righty Julio Santana hurled three scoreless innings with three walks and three strikeouts. Santana has allowed no runs on one hit in 8 1/3 innings since joining the L-Kings on August 16.

Player of the game: RHP Julio Santana
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0.00


SSA: Spokane 4 – (@) Boise 1
W – Holland (4-4)
SV – Laughter (11)
HR – Gac (17), Barrios (5)
32-38, 2.5 GB


Derek Holland helped lead the Indians to victory with five scoreless innings. The southpaw gave up four hits, walked one, and struck out six.

First baseman Ian Gac and left fielder Victor Barrios each blasted two-run homers during the game.

Neftali Feliz has problems with control, as he gave out four free passes in only two innings of work. The righty allowed one run on one hit.

Louisiana-Lafayette product Andrew Laughter was able to clean up the mess, however, as he punched out four in two scoreless innings.

Player of the game: LHP Derek Holland
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 3.10


RK: AZL Rangers – Season Over
12-16, 7.0 GB


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


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