AAA: Portland last to Fresno 10-9 (12 innings)
Fresno: LHP Erick Threets: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Fresno: LHP Patrick Misch: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR--1 WP
Portland: RHP Cesar Carrillo: 3.0 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 HR--1 HB
The first three hitters in the Fresno lineup--Lewis, Frandsen and Ortmeier--put on quite the OBP display. Lewis raised his line to .229/.386/.400, and Ortmeier to .467/.528/.667.
Threets had his second straight poor start. He threw just 35 of 60 pitches for strikes. Misch had his worst (of four) relief appearances this year. He threw 29 of 51 pitches for strikes, although he is noted for his control. Was it a tight strike zone? Carrillo, perhaps the Padres top pitching prospect, threw just 31 of 61 pitches for strikes.
AA: Connecticut lost to Trenton 2-0
Connecticut: RHP Ben Cox: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Connecticut: LHP Alexander Hinshaw: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
Connecticut: RHP Justin Hedrick: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
The Defenders' offense was limited two doubles, two singles and a walk. Bowker and Klink still have AVGs above .350. Meanwhile, EME's AVG fell to .067.
Cox's first start in the Giants organization went decently well. His GO/FO line was 4/6. Hinshaw and Hedrick were great in relief, facing just one batter over the minimum and maintaining there 0.00 ERAs.
A+: San Jose defeated Rancho Cucamonga 7-4
San Jose: RHP Ronnie Ray: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR--1 HB
San Jose: LHP David Quinowski: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
San Jose: RHP Wayne Foltin: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
Richardson and Maroul led the offense, as both had a pair of hits and both reached base three times. Richardson's 4th SB of the year was one of five SB for San Jose. Maroul's .314 AVG is the third highest in the lineup.
Ray lowered his ERA to 4.09 in his second start. He induced a lot of gound ball outs (10/3 GO/FO). Quinowski pitched well in relief, also lowering his ERA to a somewhat similar 3.86. Foltin did not pitch so well in relief in a non-save situation.
A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 10-4
The first two and the last two hitters in the GreenJackets lineup ran wild, accumulating 10 SB over 8 innings. For McBryde, they were his first steals of the year. Bocock now has 12 SB. Part of getting all those steals is being effective getting on base. Of the quartet, McBryde has the lowest AVG at .290. Bocock's AVG remains over .400, and Sanders' AVG is .375.
It would appear that the 19-year-old Tanner was not at his best last night; the 21-year-old Sosa was better, at least statistically. That's true for their H/IP, BB/IP and K/IP. It's also true for their ground ball rates: Clayton 3/7 GO/FO, Sosa 7/4 GO/FO. I don't have any scouting information on Sosa, but I presume Tanner remains the better prospect. When Tanner gave up four early runs, it was the first time Augusta had trailed this year. In 9 games, they have outscored their opponents 57-12.