Minor League Roundup - 5/5
Roark has a 2.40 ERA in High-A ball
Roark has a 2.40 ERA in High-A ball
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted May 7, 2009


Bakersfield starter Tim Murphy struggled on Tuesday, but the bullpen duo of Ryan Falcon and Tanner Roark combined to toss seven shutout innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City - Albuquerque - PPD (Rain)


Tuesday’s game against the Isotopes was washed out.

AA: Frisco 2 - Corpus Christi 5
L - Schlact (0-1)
HR - Fox (2)


Michael Schlact was battered for 12 hits in just four innings on Tuesday, leading to five earned runs.

Third baseman Adam Fox was one of Frisco’s lone bright spots of the night. He was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the second inning.

John Whittleman was 1-for-4 with his seventh double of the season.

Relief pitchers Beau Jones (2 IP) and Clayton Hamilton (3 IP) combined to throw five shutout innings.

Player of the Game: 3B Adam Fox
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 .208


A+: Bakersfield 5 - San Jose 6
L - Murphy (2-3)


Starter Tim Murphy (8.77 ERA/.327 BAA) was knocked around once again on Tuesday, giving up six runs on six hits and three walks in just two innings.

First baseman Mauro Gomez (2/4, 2B, BB) and DH Ian Gac (2/3, 2B, BB) provided both of Bakersfield’s extra-base hits.

Right fielder Mitch Moreland singled twice in four at-bats.

Tim Smith added a pinch-hit RBI single.

Relievers Ryan Falcon and Tanner Roark helped keep the Blaze in the game.

Falcon pitched four scoreless innings, giving up three hits and no walks. He struck out five.

Roark dropped his ERA to 2.40 after he surrendered just one hit in three shutout frames.

Player of the Game: LHP Ryan Falcon
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 3 0 0 0 5 0 2.76


A: Hickory 2 - (@) Lake County 1
W - Pimentel (1-1)
SV - Tufts (1)
HR - Morrison (1)


Carlos Pimentel (3.51 ERA/.304 BAA) held Lake County to just one run in five innings of work. He gave up seven hits, walked just one, and struck out two.

Second baseman Erik Morrison proved to be the difference with his solo home run in the sixth inning, giving Hickory a 2-1 lead that would hold up.

Right fielder Mike Bianucci (1/4, 2B) belted his tenth double of the season. He had the club’s other RBI.

Doug Hogan was 2-for-3 with a double and a free pass.

Relievers Yoon-Hee Nam and Tyler Tufts both pitched two scoreless innings, allowing zero hits.

Player of the Game: RHP Carlos Pimentel
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 5.96


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