minor lines, 8/20/05

AAA: Fresno lost to Tacoma 5-0

Fresno: 2B Kevin Frandsen: 3 for 4, 2B, BB
Among the 2004 draft class for the Giants, has he now become the best prospect, possibly as good as EME?  I've been skeptical most of the year, but hitting .476 nearly .500 in the PCL is hard to ignore.

Fresno: RHP Seung Song: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
He needs to throw more strikes as he now has 24 BB and 23 K in 38.1 IP with Fresno.

Tacoma: LHP Damian Moss: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
The ex-Giant now has a 4.01 ERA this year.  Too many walks remain a problem for him as he now has 72 BB in 125.2 IP.

AA: Norwich defeated Erie 11-1

Norwich: CF Carlos Valderrama: 4 for 5
Norwich: C Eliezer Alfonzo: 2 for 4, HR
Valderrama's .298 AVG is just barely behind Alfonzo's .302 AVG.  Alfonzo's 21st HR of the year was a grand slam.

Norwich: LHP Brian Mazone: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
Norwich: LHP Erick Threets: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Mazone has had impressive second half.  Among Mazone, Chris Begg and Brian Burres, who most deserves a spot in the Fresno rotation next year?  I believe this is Threets' first appearance in over a month, maybe two.

A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 7-2

San Jose: 2B Todd Jennings: 2 for 3, HBP
San Jose: 1B Travis Ishikawa: 2 for 4, 2 2B, K
Jennings entered the night with a .291 AVG but just a .317 OBP as he had just 18 BB in 453 AB.  Ishikawa raised his AVG to .288.  He has 110 H and 110 K in 402 AB now.  His XBH/H ratio is now just over 47%.

San Jose: LHP Mitch Walk: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
San Jose: RHP Justin Hedrick: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Walk's return continues.  Hedrick continues to pitch scoreless innings in relief as it seems like more than a couple weeks since he allowed a run.

A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 13-10

Augusta: 2B Kyle Haines: 3 for 5, 2B, BB, 2 K
Augusta: 1B Carlos Sosa: 3 for 3, 3 BB
Neither player is really a prospect, but both have been playing very well for the past month.

Augusta; RHP Ben Thurmond: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
Augusta: RHP Craig Whitaker: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
In his second year in the SAL, Thurmond has a 4.67 ERA.  Whitaker's ERA took a definite hit, rising to 5.63, and yet he earned a "hold" in this appearance.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Spokane 2-0

Salem-Keizer: LF Jose Yens: 2 for 4, 2 K
Yens was the only Volcanoes hitter to reach safely twice, but he is still hitting just .258.

Salem-Keizer: RHP Daniel Griffin: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 0 HR
Salem-Keizer: RHP Wayne Foltin: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
Griffin has been strong, as he now has 21 H, 7 BB and 34 K in 25.2 IP for Salem-Keizer with a 1.59 ERA.  Foltin, the 31st round pick this year, now has 18 H, 3 BB and 15 K in 17.0 IP.

Spokane: RHP Nate Fogle: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
The Giants drafted him out of JC a couple years ago.  He went instead to Oregon State and modestly improved his draft status from the 20th to the 11th round during that time.

R: Scottsdale had a scheduled off-day.

R: (August 19th) Giants lost to Mariners 7-5 in game 1

Scottsdale: CF Antoan Richardson: 1 for 2, 2 BB, SB
The 35th round pick has been a very effective leadoff hitter with an OBP over .425 and 32 steals.

Scottsdale: Paul Lussier: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Like several teammnates, he has a strong K/BB ratio.  He now has 28 K and 6 BB in 36.1 IP.

R: (August 19th) GIants lost to Mariners 5-4 in game 2

Scottsdale: RF Ariel Nunez: 2 for 3, 2B, K
Scottsdale: LF Emmanuel Cividanes: 2 for 3, SB
Nunez had just his 3rd double of the year, even with all the hits he had accumulated with his .382 AVG.  Cividanes, drafted in the 16th round last year, raised his AVG to .348.  Mike Mooney (who hit a double off the opposite field wall tonight) has a similar track record, drafted in the 16th round and then spending two years in AZL before his stellar season in the NWL this year.

Scottsdale: Josue Gomez: 2.0+ IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
He had been improving his BB/IP ratio, which had been 0.5, but this was definitely a relapse.

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