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Minor League Recap: Games of May 3

Triple-A: Omaha Storm Chasers (KC) 4, Oklahoma City Redhawks 2

The Redhawks didn't get a lot of production out of their offense, even with 12 hits. With Jonathan Singleton getting the night off, some of the less-heralded players on this stacked offense had decent showings; Jonathan Meyer hit a solo homer and Kike Hernandez had three hits. Domingo Santana continued his hot streak at the plate with two hits, though he struck out three times as well and is now hitting .299 on the season. Bobby Doran took the loss for OKC but pitched pretty well. It's weird to see them shift back to a normal rotation, albeit a six-man one.

Robbie Grossman: 3-4, BB
Domingo Santana: 2-5, 3 K
Max Stassi: 0-4, BB, 2 K
Jonathan Meyer: 1-4, HR (2), 3 K
Kike Hernandez: 3-4, 2B

Bobby Doran: 5 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Rhiner Cruz: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K (4:1 K/BB ratio on the season)

Kevin Chapman: 1 IP, BB, 2 K

Double-A: Corpus Christi Hooks 4, San Antonio Missions (SD) 2

Nolan Fontana's production at the plate has really taken off in recent games. He contributed two hits and a walk in the Hooks win last night, and is now hitting .350 with a .885 OPS in his last ten games. Fontana's ability to hit has been the biggest question surrounding his future at the big league level, and you have to hope that he's figuring that out after a slow start to the season. The tandem rotation for Corpus worked like it was supposed to last night. Luis Cruz and Jordan Jankowski combined for 11 strikeouts and one run allowed. Cruz is having a fine season so far with a 1.71 ERA and 26 K's against 10 walks. Jankowski has also been impressive in a small sample. In 15 innings he's struck out 19 against 5 walks, and his 2.72 FIP looks a lot better than his 4.11 ERA. 

Nolan Fontana: 2-3, BB, 2 RBI
Andrew Aplin: 0-4
Matt Duffy: 1-4, HR (3)
Preston Tucker: 0-3
Tyler Heineman: 1-3

Luis Cruz: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
Jordan Jankowski: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

High-A: San Jose Giants (SF), 5 , Lancaster Jethawks 4

Carlos Correa is back! Well, he came back on Friday night from an injury but it's still encouraging to see him back in the lineup. Teoscar Hernandez and Rio Ruiz both homered for the Jethawks. Kyle Westwood turned in another solid start, but he's beginning to be victimized by the hitter-friendly atmosphere of the Cal League. Even though his FIP is actually higher than his ERA, Westwood is still doing some impressive things; he's only allowed two homers and nine walks, and his groundball rate in insane. He collected ten more of those last night.

Tony Kemp: 2-5
Teoscar Hernandez: 1-3, HR (3), BB
Carlos Correa: 1-5, RBI
Rio Ruiz: 2-4, 2B, HR (2)
Carlos Perdomo: 2-4, 3B

Kyle Westwood: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Vincent Velasquez: 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

A-ball: Beloit Snappers (OAK) 5, Quad Cities 4

Not a lot going on for Quad Cities in this one. Tanner Mathis collected three doubles and Brett Phillips was in the picture again with a hit and a stolen base. Edson Frias made his season debut, going 4 innings and allowing two homers.

Brett Phillips: 1-3, SB(3), RBI, K
James Ramsay: 0-4
Jack Mayfield: 1-3, 2B, BB
Conrad Gregor: 0-3, BB
Tanner Mathis: 3-4, 3 2B

Edson Frias: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 HR allowed
Zach Morton: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Today's games: 
OKC (Owens) vs. Omaha: 2:05 CT
CC (Smith) vs. SA: 1:10 CT
LAN vs. San Jose: 4:00 CT
QC (Houser) vs. Beloit: 2:00 CT