AAA: Fresno lost to Tacoma 2-1
Very limited offense for the Grizzlies, who had just 6 hits and 2 walks. Frandsen and McClain accounted for 4 of those 6 hits, raising their respective AVGs to .375 and .265. Jones, the Mariners' top prospect, was one of two Rainiers to reach base twice.
A third straight dominant start for Lincecum, who now has 9 H, 5 BB, 0 R and 28 K in 19.0 IP this season. He threw 62 of 93 pitches for strikes tonight and had an uncharacteristically high GO/FO ratio with a 7/2 GO/FO line. Lincecum struck out the only two batters he faced in the 7th inning before being removed from the game, perhaps having reach his pitch count limit. Wilson stranded two inherited baserunners in the bottom of the 8th inning but then allowed two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning (double, walk, strikeout, 2-RBI double)
AA: Connecticut hosting New Hampshire postponed by rain
(doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow)
A+: San Jose
Richardson now has the very unusual line of .219/.457/.313. He also has 7 H and 7 SB. He was the only Giant to reach base twice. The only XBH for the Giants came from Maroul, the fifth different hitter to hit a HR for San Jose this year. Fowler was ranked the Rockies #4 prospect, but he is off to a slow start this year, now hitting .195/.298/.317 with a 3/2 SB/CS line.
In three starts, McKae now has 13 H, 3 BB and 20 K in 16.2 IP with a 1.62 ERA. Wilding surrendered his first run of the year. On the season, he now has 4 H, 2 BB and 13 K in 12.0 IP over four appearances.
A-: Augusta lost to Columbus 5-1
(first loss of season after 12-0 start)
The lone GreenJacket with multiple hits, Graham raised his AVG to .315. He now has 12 SB, tying Bocock for the lead in all minor league baseball. Also reaching base twice were Rohlinger, Rojas and Sanders. Rohlinger has a disappointing .280 OBP so far, while Rojas has a .350 OBP. Sanders has a superb .552 OBP, plus 4 SB. He also committed a fielding error, his first error of the season. In terms of age, Rohlinger and Rojas are two years older than Sanders.
After allowing 2 ER in the 3rd inning and then failing to retire any of the three batters he faced in the 6th inning (double, hit batter, double), Griffin saw his ERA rise from 2.70 to 4.80, second highest on the team. Over three appearances, Snyder, the 4th round pick last year, now has outstanding stats: 12 H, 3 BB and 17 K in 13.0 IP with a 0.69 ERA. Over their first 11 games GreenJackets pitchers allowed 12 runs; over their last 2 games they have allowed 13 runs.