AAA: Fresno defeated Las Vegas 8-2
Fresno: CF Clay Timpner: 3 for 4, HR, HBP
Fresno: 1B Rich Aurilia: 1 for 2, BB
Fresno: 3B-1B Scott McClain: 1 for 4, HR, BB, GiDP
Fresno: RF Dan Ortmeier: 3 for 5, HR, 2 2B, SO
Fresno: C Todd Jennings: 0 for 4, SO, GiDP
Fresno: P Matt Palmer: 2 for 3, SO
Las Vegas: 3B Andy LaRoche: 2 for 3, 3B, BB, E
Timpner raised his AVG to .346 and connected for his 3rd HR among 188 AB. Aurilia made his first rehab appearance. McClain extended his organziation-leading HR total to 14. Ortmeier's 3 XBH improved his XBH/H ratio to over 40% and his AVG to .275. Jennings made his PCL debut. Palmer entered the night 1 for 29 but had two hits. Once again off to a slow start this year, LaRoche, the Dodgers' top prospect, improved his AVG to .254 while reaching base three times.
Palmer had his best start since his first start in June, lowering his season ERA to 4.23. Giese, one of two Grizzlies selected to the AAA all-star game, saw his ERA rise to 2.00 as he has allowed an earned run in each of his last two appearances. With three straight appearances not allowing an earned run, Sadler has lowered his ERA to 5.76.
AA: Connecticut lost to Binghamton 4-1
Connecticut: RHP Nick Pereira: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 HR--1 HB
In his first game with the Defenders this year, Von Schell connected for a solo HR in the 9th inning to break up the shutout. Klink was the only Defender to reach base twice as two singles improved his AVG to .265.
Not a great start for Pereira, but the stats still indicate that June is probably his best month of the season. The good news from my point of view if that his BB/IP fell below 0.50. Even with allowing two long balls today, he still has allowed just 6 HR in 81.0 IP.
A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 4-2
San Jose: LHP Paul Oseguera: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
San Jose: RHP Sergio Romo: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
San Jose: RHP Tyler Walker: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Maroul's total of 13 HRs is second best in the organization, but his OBP remains below .290. Witter was the only Giant to reach base twice as two singles raised his AVG to .278. The A's Herrera, who entered the night with an OPS barely over .750, homered for the second consecutive night.
Another quality start for Oseguera gives him seven consecutive starts with at least 6.0 IP and either 2 or 3 ER allowed. For the month of June, he issued just two walks. Romo improved his K/IP ratio to 1.34. Walker appeared in back-to-back games for the first time. Tonight he also picked up his second save.
A-: Augusta defeated Lexington 5-3
Burriss finishes June with a .368 AVG for the month but just a .833 OPS as he had just 5 BB and 4 XBH among 95 AB. He also had a 6/5 SB/CS line during the month. Jean remains hot, with an OBP over .500 in his six games as a GreenJacket. Weston had the team's only XBH. Hitting just .184 over his last ten games, his season line has declined to .286/.339/.435.
Griffin had his best start of the year (at least to the best of my recollection), lowering his ERA to 2.56. June was his best month of the season with 14 H, 4 BB and 17 K in 16.2 IP with a 1.08 ERA. Curiously enough, his GO/AO ratio was just 0.88 in June, after a 1.94 ratio in May. Striking out all three batters he faced, Trinidad picked up his 15th save and brought his K/IP above 1.00.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 7-5
Salem-Keizer: LHP Craig Clark: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 0 HR--2 HB, 1 IBB
Salem-Keizer: RHP Adam Paul: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
Edwards now has 2 XBH, both triples. His SB/CS line is just 1/2. Downs raised his AVG above the Mendoza line. Van Elderen connected for his 8th double. He has 11 XBH among 19 H and 51 AB. Sulentic, the A's 3rd pick a year ago out of a Texas high school, raised his AVG to .303 in the NWL after he had just a .175 AVG in 56 Midwest League games earlier this season.
Clark had his least effective of three pro starts, raising his ERA to 4.09. Paul, a late round pick a year ago, was the only one of four Volcanoes pitchers not to allow an earned run.
R: Giants defeated Padres 11-5
Scottsdale: CF Dom Duggan: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, BB, SO
Scottsdale: SS Nick Noonan: 3 for 4, 2B, SO
Scottsdale: 3B Angel Villalona: 0 for 4, SO, E
Scottsdale: 1B Andy D'allesio: 2 for 4, BB
Scottsdale: LHP Roberto Martinez: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Scottsdale: RHP Jesse Foppert: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
Scottsdale: RHP Oliver Odle: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR--1 WP
After starting the season 10 for 15 in his first three games and then cooling off to 1 for 13 over his next three games, Duggan reclaimed his torrid hot ways today, including his first pro HR. He now has 6 XBH among 13 H and 32 AB. Noonan, the 32nd overall pick earlier this month (the last time I can say that), raised his AVG to .379. Villalona had his first pro oh-fer and now has 6 errors in 5 games. Reaching base three times, D'allesio improved his OBP to .321.
The 21-year-old Martinez has not been particularly effective in either start this season, although he was certainly more effective than the the 26-year-old Foppert. Odle was the only one of six Giants relievers to pitch more than an inning.