Minor League Roundup - 5/6

Oklahoma's Doug Mathis remained perfect on the season with eight strong innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of Tuesday's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 5 – Sacramento 3
W – Mathis (5-0)
SV – Maeda (1)
HR – Richardson (3)
21-12, 3.0 GU

After a few pedestrian outings, right-hander Doug Mathis (3.55 ERA/.253 BAA) turned in one of his best performances of the season on Tuesday. The 24-year-old matched his season-high with eight innings pitched, allowing three runs, two of which were earned. He scattered eights hits and struck out six without walking a batter.

Could Richardson see Arlington this year?
Catcher Kevin Richardson (.310/.367/.595) is quietly off to an outstanding start to his season. The Gonzaga product was 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.

Left fielder John Mayberry (.500/.529/.906 in 32 AAA at-bats) kept his average at an even .500 with a double and a triple in four at-bats. Nine of his first 16 hits at the Triple-A level have gone for extra bases.

Jason Ellison (2/4) and Kevin Mench (2/3, BB) each singled twice.

Nelson Cruz (1/4, 2B), Nate Gold (1/4, 2B) and Adam Fox (1/3, 2B) had one double apiece.

Japanese lefty Yukinaga Maeda fanned one in a perfect nine pitch ninth inning to record his first save of the season.

Player of the Game: RHP Doug Mathis
8.0 8 3 2 0 6 1 3.55

AA: Frisco 4 – Midland 5
L – Hodges (4-2)
22-9, 4.5 GU

Andrus has a seven-game hitting streak.
It was a quiet day in Frisco, as the normally powerful offense failed to collect an extra-base hit and starting pitcher Trey Hodges struggled.

Hodges gave up five runs, three earned, in five innings pitched. He walked one and struck out two.

Shortstop Elvis Andrus and first baseman Chris Davis led the way with two hits apiece. Andrus and Davis also recorded stolen bases in the contest.

Craig Gentry (1/4, BB) was the only other ‘Rider to reach base twice. He stole his sixth base of the year.

The bullpen duo of Dan Touchet (2.2 IP) and Brian Gordon (1.1 IP) combined to blank Midland for three innings. They struck out four without allowing any hits.

Player of the Game: RHP Dan Touchet
2.2 0 0 0 3 3 0 6.06

A+: Bakersfield 8 – (@) Modesto 5
W – Phillips (3-2)
18-14, 6.0 GB

Zach Phillips (4.54 ERA/.195 BAA) surrendered just two runs on two hits in five innings on Tuesday. The lefty remained slightly erratic, issuing four walks and hitting another batter.

Mehl is hitting .471 in May.
Given Phillips' late-April start in which he gave up nine earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, his 4.54 ERA seems like a minor miracle. With that disastrous outing removed, Phillips' ERA drops to 2.18.

Phillips currently rates second in the California League with 41 strikeouts in 33.2 innings. He is also tied for fourth with 21 walks.

Right fielder Truan Mehl (.282/.374/.333) singled three times in four at-bats. He also stole two bases to give him seven on the year.

Mauro Gomez (.260/.313/.346) had a perfect evening, reaching base all four times he came to the plate. Gomez had two singles and two walks.

LF Grant Gerrard (2/5) and 3B John Whittleman (0/3, 2 BB) also reached twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Dan Touchet
5.0 2 2 2 4 7 0 4.54

A: Clinton 11 – (@) South Bend 6
W – Gomez (5-0)
HR – Gac (12), Alfonzo (1)
21-7, 2.0 GU

Alfonzo hit his first home run.
Ian Gac hit yet another home run early Tuesday morning – his 12th – in a 2-for-3 effort. The power-hitting first baseman drove in three runs and walked twice.

Outfielder Miguel Alfonzo (.214/.323/.286) walloped his first home run of the year, a three-run shot, in the game. He also drew a free pass.

Starting pitcher Kennil Gomez struggled a bit, giving up four runs on eight hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Second baseman Matt Lawson doubled twice in five at-bats while Mitch Moreland (2/5, 2B) and Jonathan Greene (1/3, 2B) also doubled. Greene drove in three runs.

Left fielder Tim Smith raised his average to .327 with two singles in four at-bats. He also stole his fourth base of the season.

Player of the Game: DH Ian Gac
3 3 2 0 1 3 2 1 .375


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