AAA: Fresno lost to Iowa 4-3
Fresno: RHP Matt Palmer: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HR
Fresno: LHP Erick Threets: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR--1 PO
Fresno: LHP Patrick Misch: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
Iowa: RHP Carlos Marmol: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR--1 WP
Santos, the only hitter to reach base twice for the Grizzlies, has received limited playing time. His AVG is just .239, but is secondary average is good with a .363 OBP and .388 SLG. Timpner had his 5th double. He also had an outfield assist, throwing out Pie at home. Patterson, Corey's younger brother and perhaps the Cubs starting 2Bman next year, has been hot in May, hitting .447/.674/1.121 in 43 AB. Hill had another nice game against the Grizzlies.
Palmer suffered his first loss of the season as his ERA rose to 3.45. Threets faced just the minimum in his second relief appearance of the season. Misch was even better, facing just five batters to get six outs as he induced two GiDP. Marmol is trying to get back to the majors. He has a 3.79 ERA right now.
AA: Connecticut lost to Reading 8-2
Connecticut: RHP Nick Pereira: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 0 HR--1 HB
Connecticut: RHP Ryan Sadowski: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR--1 WP
Connecticut: RHP Joe Bateman: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Bowker connected for his 5th HR. He also moved ahead of Horwitz for the team lead in AVG. Minicozzi raised his AVG to .239. With three straight multi-hit games, Ishikawa has raised his AVG to .200.
Pereira had 4 shutout innings, but then the wheels came off in the 5th inning as the Phillies sent eleven batters to the plate while scoring six runs. Pereira's BB/IP ratio rose above 0.50. Sadowski allowed his first ER of the year. Bateman is off to a bit of a rocky start as he has allowed an ER in each of his first two appearances.
A+: San Jose defeated Lancaster 4-3
San Jose: RHP Gregorio Martinez: 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
San Jose: LHP David Quinowski: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
San Jose: RHP Taylor Wilding: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
Lancaster: RHP Justin Masterson: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
Requena, the only Giant with multiple hits, raised his AVG to .412 (in the Cal League). Mooney was the other Giant to reach base twice. He has slumped recently with a .216 AVG over his last ten games. It shouldn't take this long, but Thompson got his first XBH hit of the season in his 99th AB of the season. Maroul connected for his team-leading 4th HR.
Martinez had his best and longest start of the season, perhaps his best start as a pro. He's hardly a model of consistency it seems to me. It seems like Quinowski is allowing a lot more baserunners this year, but his WHIP is barely over 1.00. Maybe it's just that close to half those baserunners have scored to give him an ERA of nearly 4.00. With a perfect 9th inning, Wilding collected his 5th save. I believe Masterson is ranked among the Red Sox top 20 prospects. He's off to a rough start this year with 3+ ER in all but one start.
A-: Augusta lost to Columbus 7-1
(the GreenJackets' 9th loss of the year, but 5th to Columbus)
Augusta: RF Matthew Weston: 1 for 3
Augusta: RHP Robert Grace: 3.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Augusta: RHP Kevin Pucetas: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
Augusta: RHP Thomas King: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
A poor night for the GreenJackets' offense. Despite having only three batters reach base (plus one more on an error), they still managed to GiDP twice. Weston was the one batter with a hit and not also a strikeout.
Grace had his worst appearance of the year, raising his ERA to 4.50. He's allowed 11 ER in two appearances (7.0 IP) against Columbus and just 2 ER in his 5 other appearances (19.0 IP). In his sixth appearance of the year, King had his first perfect outing.