Minor League Roundup - 5/12
Hunter pitched eight innings on Tuesday
Hunter pitched eight innings on Tuesday
Posted May 13, 2009

Tommy Hunter turned in a gem for the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Tuesday evening, allowing just one run in eight innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 2 - Portland 1
W - Hunter (1-1)
SV - Madrigal (2)
?12-18, 3.5 GB

Tommy Hunter was outstanding on Tuesday evening, as he needed just 96 pitches to get through eight innings. The right-hander allowed one run on four hits, walking none and striking out six.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo was 1-for-3 with a triple and a run batted in. The three-bagger was his second since his promotion to Triple-A.

Max Ramirez (1/3, 2B) hit his sixth double.

Leadoff hitter Julio Borbon (2/4) singled twice and stole his sixth base while Esteban German was 1-for-3 with the team’s other RBI.

Warner Madrigal tossed a scoreless inning for his second Triple-A save of the season.

Player of the Game: RHP Tommy Hunter
8.0 4 1 1 0 6 0 2.77

AA: Frisco 1 - (@) Midland 9
L - Poveda (4-2)
15-16, 2.5 GB

Omar Poveda and the RoughRiders had a shaky first inning on Tuesday. The right-hander gave up five runs in the frame, and he ended up allowing six runs -- just three earned -- in five innings. He yielded eight hits while walking three and striking out four.

Third baseman John Whittleman (2/3, 2B, BB) belted his tenth double of the season.

Justin Smoak was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks. He now has 26 walks in 31 Texas League games.

Thomas Diamond, who returned to Frisco on Tuesday, struck out five batters in 1.2 innings. However, he allowed three runs on three hits and three walks.

Jose ‘Jumbo’ Diaz recorded two punchouts in 1.1 scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: 3B John Whittleman
3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 .237

A+: Bakersfield 7 - Modesto 6
W - Main (2-4)
SV - Reed (2)
13-18, 9.5 GB

Michael Main (8.19 ERA/.344 BAA) had his ups-and-downs on Tuesday, giving up four runs on five hits in five innings of work. He walked three and struck out four.

Third baseman Davis Stoneburner (.261/.354/.391) was 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, and two runs batted in.

Right fielder Joey Butler (.381/.422/.452 in May) got off to a slow start, but he continued heating up with two singles in four at-bats on Tuesday. Butler extended his hitting streak to seven games.

Elio Sarmiento (2/4) also singled twice while Mauro Gomez (1/4, 2B) hit his eighth double.

Relievers Corey Young and Evan Reed closed the game out with scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: 3B Davis Stoneburner
3 1 2 2 0 2 1 1 .261

A: Hickory 3 - (@) Lakewood 8
L - Springston (2-3)
?16-16, 2.5 GB

Cliff Springston had his second consecutive rough outing, as he allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings. The left-hander walked two and struck out four.

David Paisano (.307/.352/.386) moved down to the three-hole and went 2-for-4 with a double, giving him a nine-game hitting streak.

Doug Hogan (1/4, 2B) also doubled>

Second baseman [take note of the position] Leonel De Los Santos went 2-for-3 with a walk.

Player of the Game: CF David Paisano
4 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 .307


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