minor lines, 4/18/06

AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 9-5

Fresno: 2B Kevin Frandsen: 1 for 3, 2B, HBP, SB, E
Fresno: LF Adam Shabala: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Fresno: RF Abraham Nunez: 1 for 2, 2B, BB, SF, SO
Fresno: SS Tomas De La Rosa: 0 for 4, 3 SO, E
Las Vegas: 2B Willy Aybar: 2 for 5, HR, SO
Las Vegas: RF Andre Ethier: 4 for 5, HR, 2B
Las Vegas: 1B Joel Guzman: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, BB, CS

Fresno: RHP Matt Kinney: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 3 HR
Fresno: RHP Jeremy Accardo: 2.0+ IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
Fresno: LHP Erick Threets: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Another double and another HBP for Frandsen.  Shabala raised his AVG to .344.  Nunez had a great spring training, but is hitting just .243/.375/.324 now.  At least he gets on base with 9 H and 9 BB among 37 AB.  De La Rosa continues to struggle with a .171 AVG now and 6 errors.  Aybar, Ethier and Guzman are hitting .423, .452 and .314, respectively--yikes.

Kinney's ERA is still 9.00.  Accardo was asked to go 3 innings in his first minor league appearance this year, but couldn't get an out in the 8th. Threets didn't allow either inherited runner from Accardo to score, but then he was hurt by the first two hitters in the 9th inning reaching on errors by Frandsen and Santos--not that those were the only two runners who scored in that inning.

AA: Connecticut lost to Reading 3-0

Connecticut: CF Clay Timpner: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Connecticut: RF Nate Schierholtz: 1 for 3, BB, 2 SO

Connecticut: RHP Chris Begg: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
Connecticut: RHP Matt Palmer: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Reading: Daniel Haigwood: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 0 HR

Timpner raised his AVG to .250, which remarkably is the third highest AVG in Connecticut's lineup now.  They had four hitters in the lineup below the Mendoza line (Von Schell, Buscher, Knoedler, Wald).  Schierholtz has done a better job of keeping his strikeout rate down this year, if not in this game.  He has 4 BB and 7 SO among 42 AB now.

Begg's ERA "ballooned" to 1.35 after his worst start of the year, which was still pretty good.  Palmer still has a 0.00 ERA.  Haigwood is a decent Phillies prospect with a 3.07 ERA now.

A+: San Jose lost to High Desert 4-3 (10 innings)

San Jose: SS Marcus Sanders: 0 for 5, 2 SO
San Jose: LF Pat Dobson: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 BB
San Jose: DH Brian Horwitz: 2 for 3, BB

San Jose: LHP Jesus Reina: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
San Jose: RHP Ben Cox: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR--1 WP
San Jose: RHP Thomas King: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Sanders continues to struggle, hitting just .143/.226/.179 now.  Even so, his strikeout rate is down from last year with just 5 SO in 28 AB.  Dobson has been San Jose's second best hitter with a .306 AVG.  That is well behind Horwitz, who is hitting .375.  

Reina's ERA is just 1.80, although he continues to walk a lot of batters.  He now has 8 H, 10 BB and 13 K in 15.0 IP.  Cox had a blown save as he allowed his first runs of the year.  King's ERA is now 3.18.

A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 1-0

Augusta: DH Alex Requena: 3 for 4, SO, CS
Augusta: 2B Kyle Haines: 2 for 3

Augusta: RHP Daniel Griffin: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 HR--1 WP
Augusta: RHP Sergio Romo: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
Augusta: RHP Wayne Foltin: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Neither Requena nor Haines is a prospect, but their .356 and .316 AVGs are easily the highest in the Augusta lineup (ahead of Mooney and Velez at .270).

It appears that Griffin continues to work with high pitch counts that don't allow him to get into the 5th inning.  His ERA is 0.75 now, with 13 H, 5 BB and 15 K in 12.0 IP (3 starts).  Romo's ERA is just 0.90, with 8 H, 1 BB and 9 K in 10.0 IP (4 games).  Foltin still has a 0.00 ERA with 2 saves.

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