minor lines, 9/29-30/07

9/29 HWB: Waikiki defeated Honolulu 7-0
(opening day)

Waikiki: CF Antoan Richardson: 0 for 3, 2 BB, SO, SB
Waikiki: LF Jermaine Mitchell: 3 for 4, CS
Honolulu: 1B Tyler Flowers: 1 for 3, BB
Honolulu: C Matt Wieters: 0 for 1, BB, SO, 2 PB, E

Waikiki: RHP David Newton: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Honolulu: RHP George Kontos: 2.1 IP, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K

The Giants' Richardson had a line that should be familiar to Giants fans--a couple walks and a steal.  Aside from one playoff appearance, this was his first game since early August.  The A's Mitchell had a big game with three hits, after he hit .288/.390/.413 in the low-A Midwest League this year.  The Braves' Flowers was the only batter to reach base twice for the Sharks.  Their top prospect, Wieters, who was considered the top college player available in this year's draft, had a rough debut in his first pro game.

The Giants' Newton pitched a scoreless 9th inning.  He threw 8 of 14 pitches for strikes, which seems consistent with the control issues suggested by his walk rate in his pro career to date.  The Yankees' Kontos started for Honolulu, and he pitched longer than any other pitcher in the game.  He threw 29 of 46 pitches for strikes while facing ten batters.

9/30 HWB: Waikiki lost to Honolulu 8-3

Waikiki: CF Antoan Richardson: 1 for 4, BB, SO, 2 SB
Waikiki: 2B Hector Pellot: 2 for 4, SB, E
Waikiki: 1B Jeff Kindel: 2 for 4, 2B, E
Honolulu: CF Jason Place: 0 for 4, 3 SO
Honolulu: DH Matt Wieters: 1 for 2, 2 BB

Honolulu: RHP Shane Lindsey: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB--1 WP

The Giants' Richardson has reached base twice in both games.  He has three steals through two games.  With two hits each, the Mets' Pellot and Rockies' Kindel were the only other two Beach Boys to reach base twice.  The Orioles' Wieters had much better line in his second pro game than in his first pro game.  The Red Sox' toolsy Place showed that he is still very raw with his hat trick.  He struck out in 35% of his AB this year in the SAL.

The Rockies' Lindsay, who began the year considered among their top prospects, had a rough Hawaiian debut.  He threw just 15 of 29 pitches for strikes and did not retire any of the four batters he faced.

Note 1: Monday 10/1 was an off-day for HWB.
Note 2: The Arizona Fall League (AFL) begins Tuesday 10/9.

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