Minor League Roundup - 5/29
Gordon pitched 2.2 perfect innings
Gordon pitched 2.2 perfect innings
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Jun 2, 2009


The Oklahoma City RedHawks pitched up a victory on Friday evening, due in part to the relief efforts of Brian Gordon. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 6 - Albuquerque 5 (10 innings)
W - Gordon (4-1)


Clayton Hamilton made his Triple-A debut on Friday, pitching 4.1 innings and allowing four runs—three earned—on seven hits. He walked two and struck out four.

Right fielder Greg Golson had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a triple, a walk, and a stolen base. He also picked up an outfield assist at third base.

Esteban German (2/4, BB) and Joaquin Arias (2/5) both singled twice.

Left-hander A.J. Murray did a solid job in long relief, yielding one run on two hits in three innings.

Brian Gordon was even better, as he retired all eight batters he faced, getting three strikeouts.

Player of the Game: RF Greg Golson
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 .289


AA: Frisco 2 - (@) Tulsa 6
L - Ballard (0-2)
HR - Frostad (3)


Lefty Mike Ballard (7.31 ERA/.313 BAA in three Double-A starts) continued to struggle since his return to Frisco. He gave up five runs on eight hits in six innings, walking one and striking out two.

First baseman Emerson Frostad went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a base on balls.

Mitch Moreland singled twice in four at-bats.

Infielders Renny Osuna (1/3, BB) and Marcus Lemon (1/3, BB) both singled once and walked once.

Player of the Game: 1B Emerson Frostad
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 .300


A+: Bakersfield 7 - Stockton 4
W - Beavan (4-4)
SV - Flores (1)


It was a struggle at times, but Blake Beavan turned in his fifth consecutive quality start on Friday evening.

The tall righty scattered eight hits through 6.1 innings, giving up four runs, three of which were earned. He tied a season high with three walks and a season low with two strikeouts.

Designated hitter Mauro Gomez went 2-for-5 with a double and four runs batted in, giving him 40 on the season.

Shortstop Davis Stoneburner (2/4, 2 2B) doubled twice.

Matt Lawson (2/4, BB) and Elio Sarmiento (2/3, BB) both singled twice and walked once.

Left-hander Ryan Falcon lowered his ERA to 1.73 with 1.2 scoreless frames.

?Adalberto Flores fanned the side in a perfect ninth inning, earning his first save of the season.

Player of the Game: DH Mauro Gomez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 1 0 4 0 2 .310


A: Hickory - (@) Delmarva - PPD (Rain)


The Crawdads will return home on Saturday to face Hagerstown.





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