AAA: Fresno defeated Las Vegas 5-2
Fresno: RHP Matt Palmer: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR--2 HB
Fresno: RHP Billy Sadler: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
Fresno: RHP Scott Atchison: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Lewis is now 7 for 12 in his three rehab games. He had his 8th SB with Fresno. Two more XBH for Leone, including his 11th HR. I believe that ties him for the organization lead. The Dodgers' Valdez continues to hit since demotion, now with a .342 AVG.
Palmer lowered his ERA to 4.42 with his longest start in a month and a half (since May 6th). Sadler's walk rate got a little worse. Atchison collected his 4th save with a perfect 9th inning.
AA: Connecticut lost to New Britain 5-2
Connecticut: RHP Nick Pereira: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
Connecticut: RHP Taylor Wilding: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
Connecticut: RHP Brian Anderson: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR--1 HB
It appears Velez's move to CF may be permanent, given the report about the Giants concern about Velez's range as an infielder, particularly to his right. He had his 23rd SB. Webb was the only other Defender to reach base twice as he raised his AVG to .218. The Twins' Moses was considered a top 100 prospect a couple years ago, but he has struggled since. Demoted a few days ago with a .549 OPS in triple-A, this was his fifth game in the Eastern League this season.
This may have been Pereira's best start of the season, although he did allow more than a baserunner per inning. He allowed just two fly ball outs as he lowered his ERA to 3.89. Wilding has allowed an ER in both of his double-A appearances. Anderson blew his 5th save of the season as he faced nine batters in the 9th inning.
A+: San Jose lost to Inland Empire 4-2
San Jose: CF Antoan Richardson: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 2 SO
Richardson was the only Giant to reach base twice, maintaining his OBP above .410.
Oseguera remains very consistent as a starter, logging between 6.0 and 7.0 IP almost every start, and often allowing either 2 or 3 ER. Returning from the DL, Moreno made his first appearance since May 3rd.
A-: Augusta defeated West Virginia 4-0
(in a matchup of first half division winners)
Augusta: RHP Daniel Griffin: 4.0+ IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR
Augusta: LHP Steven Calicutt: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
Augusta: RHP Juan Trinidad: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Rohlinger led the offense, connecting for his 20th double and reaching base twice. Felmy was the only other GreenJacket to reach base twice, raising his OBP to .346. His SB/CS line is now 12/6.
The GreenJackets pitched another shutout, Griffin and Calicutt lowered their respective ERAs to 2.85 and 4.06. Calicutt has been much improved statistically since his last game in May, as he now has 10 H, 4 BB, 2 R and 12 K in 17.0 IP in his last seven games. Tonight he also had an 8/1 GO/FO line. Trinidad had allowed just 9 hits before allowing 3 more tonight.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Spokane 10-5
Salem-Keizer: 2B-1B Matthew Downs: 2 for 4, 2B, SF, E
Salem-Keizer: DH Garrett Baker: 2 for 5, 2 2B, SO
Salem-Keizer: SS Sharlon Schoop: 2 for 3, 3B, BB, SO
Salem-Keizer: LF Jeremiah Luster: 1 for 2, 2B, BB, HBP
Salem-Keizer: LHP Craig Clark: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Salem-Keizer: RHP Waldis Joaquin: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
Downs is now 6 for 28, but with 4 doubles. Baker raised his AVG to .357. He also has 4 doubles. Schoop raised his AVG to .292. While reaching base three times, Luster had his first pro hit above rookie ball.
Clark secured his first pro win, despite allowing his first runs as a pro. Through two starts, he has 7 H, 2 BB and 8 K in 8.0 IP. Joaquin made his second appearance.
R: Giants lost to Angels 11-10
(being outscored 8-2 in final three innings)
Scottsdale: CF Dom Duggan: 3 for 4, 3B, 2 BB, SO
Scottsdale: SS Nick Noonan: 2 for 5, HR, 2B, BB
Scottsdale: DH Michael Ambort: 2 for 3, 2 HBP, SO
Scottsdale: RHP Lars Knepper: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR--1 HB
Scottsdale: RHP Craig Whitaker: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Was it too hot today? Gametime temperature was 98 degrees, and both managers were ejected by the end of the 6th inning. Maybe it was just the heat from Duggan's bat. He continues to dominate the AZL with an OPS close to 1.850. Noonan connected for his first pro HR and had his first pro game without an error. Ambort, the 6th round pick, raised his AVG to .625.
Knepper, the 29th round pick, started Scottsdale's 4th game in his pro debut. Whitaker made his second appearance of the year.