Minor League Roundup - 9/2

Victor Diaz

Awaiting a possible September callup to the big leagues, Oklahoma slugger Victor Diaz had a monster day on Sunday with three home runs and eight runs batted in. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 20 – (@) Albuquerque 6 (9 innings/Game 1)
W – Astacio (3-5)
HR – Gold (26), Diaz (11, 12, 13), West (11), Mahar (6)


Oklahoma and Albuquerque played the last five innings of Saturday's suspended contest and it didn't get any prettier for the Isotopes.

Eric Hurley gave up four earned runs on four hits in four innings on Saturday night. He did not return for Sunday's action.

Left fielder Victor Diaz (.318/.367/.536) was 5-for-6 with three home runs – including a grand slam – and eight runs batted in.

Right fielder Kevin Mahar (.274/.301/.388) chipped in with four hits, including a three-run homer in the second inning.

Nate Gold (2/3) and Kevin West (2/6) also had home runs in the game.

Freddy Guzman (3/6), Tim Hulett (3/5, 2B, BB, 5 RBI), Adam Fox (2/5, 2B), and Chris Stewart (2/4, 2B, BB) added to the madness with outstanding performances.

Robinson Tejeda returned from the disabled list to give up one run on three hits in one inning.

Player of the game: LF Victor Diaz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
6 4 5 0 3 8 0 0 .318


AAA: Oklahoma 3 – (@) Albuquerque 2 (7 innings/Game 2)
W – Cruceta (3-0)
SV – German (7)
HR – West (12)
71-71, 2.5 GB


Kevin West (.273/.338/.436) carried the RedHawks to the doubleheader sweep, as he was 2-for-3 with a home run. He also drove in all three of his team's runs.

A.J. Murray received the spot start and surrendered one run in 3 2/3 innings. He scattered five hits, walked three, and struck out three.

Centerfielder Freddy Guzman (.267/.346/.360) went 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases, giving him 56 on the season.

Player of the game: 1B/LF Kevin West
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 .273


AA: Frisco 6 – (@) Midland 2
W – Shoemaker (6-2)
HR – Boggs (19), Frostad (13), Teagarden (7)
38-31, 3.5 GB


Long Beach State product Scott Shoemaker (4.27 ERA/.245 BAA) yielded only one run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings for Frisco on Sunday evening. He walked two and struck out three.

Brandon Boggs (1/5), Emerson Frostad (1/4), and Taylor Teagarden (2/4) all hit home runs in the game. The homer was Teagarden's 27th of the year.

German Duran (.300/.352/.525) also tripled and drove in two runs.

Player of the game: RHP Scott Shoemaker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.2 6 1 1 2 3 0 4.27


A+: Bakersfield 6 – (@) San Jose 7 (10 innings)
L – Marte (2-4)
HR – Thon (11)
27-42, 15.0 GB


First baseman Freddie Thon showed off his power on Sunday, as he went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a home run.

Elvis Andrus also had three hits, all singles. The shortstop stole two bases to give him 40 on the season.

Right-hander Kevin Altman was knocked around in his start. He gave up four runs on six hits in 2.1 frames.

Former Miami Hurricane Danny Touchet helped keep the Blaze in the game with 3.2 hitless innings. The reliever walked two and struck out three.

John Whittleman singled and walked twice. He has now drawn 23 free passes in 28 games with Bakersfield. It was his fifth multi-walk game in his last nine contests.

Player of the game: 1B Freddie Thon
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 3 2 1 3 0 0 .288


A: Clinton 3 – Burlington 2 (11 innings)
W – Izquierdo (3-3)
HR – Kemp (4)
29-40, 11.0 GB


Evan Reed (1.80 ERA/.136 BAA) made his case for the postseason rotation on Sunday, as he gave up just one unearned run on one hit in five innings. The Cal Poly product walked one and struck out five.

First baseman Chris Kemp (.277/.365/.400) was 2-for-5 with a double and a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 11th inning.

Former Georgia Tech hurler Jared Hyatt (2.57 ERA/.192 BAA) punched out three in two hitless, scoreless innings.

Sinkerballer Ivan Izquierdo (2.59 ERA/.225 BAA) surrendered one run in four innings to earn the eventual victory.

Designated hitter K.C. Herren singled and walked three times.

Right fielder Wally Backman came through with the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 11th. He had two singles on the day.

Player of the game: RHP Evan Reed
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 1 0 1 5 0 1.80


SSA: Spokane 4 – (@) Boise 5
L – Hunter (2-3)
32-40, 3.5 GB


The Indians were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday with another tough late-inning loss.

Jacob Brigham (3.16 ERA/.248 BAA) allowed four runs – three earned – on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out two.

Second baseman Matt Lawson (.292/.357/.398) was the only Indian to record multiple hits. He singled twice in four at bats.

Mitch Moreland, Ian Gac, and Jonathan Greene each went 1-for-4 with a double.

Player of the game: 1B Mitch Moreland
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 .240


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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