minor lines, 8/13/07

AAA: Fresno defeated Tucson 7-6

Fresno: CF Clay Timpner: 2 for 3, 2B, SO
Fresno: RF Nate Schierholtz: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, CS
Fresno: LF-CF Fred Lewis: 2 for 4, HR, 2 SO
Fresno: 2B Tomas De La Rosa: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, SO, SB
Tucson: 2B Alberto Callaspo: 3 for 5, 2B

Fresno: RHP Sun-Woo Kim 5.2 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
Fresno: RHP Dan Giese: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Schierholtz, Lewis and De La Rosa connected for their 12th, 8th and 7th HRs (in the PCL), respectively, this year.  Timpner had a nice game too before being ejected in the 5th inning after he was called out on strikes.  The D'backs' Callaspo finished the series hitting 7 for 12 (after not playing in the first game of the series).

Kim has a 2.79 ERA over his last seven starts, a big improvement on his season ERA of 5.78.  Giese faced the minimum five batters as he improved his ERA to 2.62.

AA: Connecticut had an off-day
(Their final scheduled off-day of the season, with 22 games remaining in the final 21 days of the season.)

Defenders on Eastern League leaderboards:
AVG: Velez 9th, Ruiz 12th, Bowker 13th
OBP: Ruiz 18th, Velez 30th, Bowker 31st
SLG: Ruiz 5th, Bowker 6th
OPS: Ruiz 8th, Bowker 13th
HR: Bowker 7th
3B: Velez 2nd, Bowker 5th
2B: Bowker 10th
H: Bowker 2nd
TB: Bowker 1st
BB: Sosa 25th
SO: Klink 15th, Bowker 16th
AB: Bowker 2nd (only Defender in top 50)
SB: Velez 1st
CS: Velez 1st
RBI: Bowker 7th
R: Bowker 20th
ERA: McNiven 2nd, Pereira 7th, Espineli 10th, Broshuis 16th
WHIP: McNiven 3rd, Espineli 7th, Broshuis 13th, Pereira 16th
K: Pereira 6th, Espineli 13th
IP: Broshuis 8th, Pereira 16th, Espineli 19th
BB: Pereira 5th
H: Broshuis 4th
HR: Broshuis 24th
HB: Broshuis 9th, Pereira 12th
R: Brohuis 8th
ER: Broshuis 16th
CG: Broshuis 2nd
W: Pereira 20th
L: Broshuis 1st, Pereira 7th
Sv: Anderson 1st
G: Anderson 11th

A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 3-2 (11 innings)

San Jose: DH Adam Witter: 1 for 3, BB, HBP, SO

San Jose: RHP Darren Sack: 4.0+ IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
San Jose: LHP Jesse English: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR--1 HB
San Jose: RHP Taylor Wilding: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
San Jose: RHP Sergio Romo: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR--1 IBB
Stockton: RHP Andrew Bailey: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 10 K, 0 HR

Witter was the only Giant to reach base more than twice.  No one in the lineup had multiple hits or an extra base hit.  Witter improved his OBP to .350.  He continues to show a large home-road split, batting .318/.381/.647 on the road but just .225/.312/.341 at home.

Sack made an effective spot start for the Giants (as the team gives Paul Oseguera a few extra days rest in between starts), lowering his ERA to 4.15.  English returned to full-season ball for the first time in four years.  It was a successful return, including stranding both inherited baserunners.  Wilding allowed a solo HR in the 8th inning.  It gave him his 4th blown save with San Jose, despite a 1.85 ERA.  Romo maintained his extraordinary strikeout rate.  The A's Bailey continues to have good success against Giants affiliates, including a couple starts last year in the NWL and a start five days earlier against San Jose with seven shutout innings.

A-: Augusta defeated Delmarva 8-5

Augusta: 2B Marcus Sanders: 1 for 1, 3 BB, SF, SB
Augusta: CF Michael McBryde: 3 for 4, 2 HR

Augusta: LHP Benjamin Snyder: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR--1 HB, 1 WP
Augusta: RHP Juan Trinidad: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR--1 HB
Delmarva: RHP Pedro Beato: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 HR--2 WP

McBryde connected for his 5th and 6th HRs of the year.  Sanders reached base four times, improving his OBP to .364.

An uneven start for Snyder, including just two ground ball outs, but he improved his W-L record to 14-4.  Trinidad improved his K/IP to nearly 1.00 and his ERA to 1.77.  He has not allowed a hit or a walk in his last four appearances.  The Orioles' Beato began the year ranked among the game's top 100 prospects, but the GreenJackets pushed his season ERA above 4.00.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Everett 4-2

Salem-Keizer: 1B Matthew Downs: 4 for 4, HR, 3 2B, BB
Salem-Keizer: DH Chad Rothford: 0 for 5, 3 SO
Salem-Keizer: C Barry Gunther: 1 for 1, 3 BB
Salem-Keizer: SS Sharlon Schoop: 2 for 4, 3B, 2B

Salem-Keizer: RHP T.J. Brewer: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR--1 E
Salem-Keizer: RHP Timothy Egart: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Salem-Keizer: RHP Daniel Otero: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Downs now has 6 HRs and 28 doubles.  His total of 34 XBH among 67 H and 209 AB is quite impressive.  He raised his SLG from .502 to .541.  Gunther reached base four times,  Schoop's 4th triple and 5th double improved his AVG to .283.  The hat trick raised Rothford's SO/AB ratio to 20%, but his AVG does remain above .300.

Brewer improved his W-L record to 7-0 and raised his K/BB ratio above 3.00.  Egart and Otero combined for perfect relief.  Egart stranded both of his inherited runners, and Otero had his first multi-strikeout line in nearly a month.

R: Giants defeated Brewers 11-6

Scottsdale: SS Charlie Culberson: 2 for 3, SB
Scottsdale: 3B Angel Villalona: 0 for 5, 2 SO
Scottsdale: 2B Ramon Corona: 3 for 4, 3 2B, BB

Scottsdale: LHP Roberto Martinez: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 0 HR--1 HB

Is Culberson or Corona the hottest bat in Scottsdale?  Culberson is hitting .463 over his last ten games.  He also has 7 SB in that time, giving him the team lead with 15 SB this year.  In his last seven games (of eight games as a pro, when there were nearly two weeks between his first and second pro games), Corona is hitting .370/.469/.815.  Villalana's oh-fer dropped his AVG to .257, and the the pair of strikeout edged his SO/AB ratio just above 20.0%.

The 21-year-old Martinez had perhaps his best start of the season.  He has a high strikeout rate but has also allowed a lot of baserunners.  His peripherals stats in nine starts are 34 H, 18 BB and 42 K in 32.2 IP.

DSL: Giants lost to Dodgers 7-6
(allowing two runs in top of 9th inning)

Giants: SS Ehire Adrianza: 3 for 5, SB
Giants: RHP Jose Casilla: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR--1 HB

Adrianza, a week away from his 18th birthday, has been hot recently, going 12 for 33 in his last eight games to raise his AVG to .239.  The 18-year-old Casilla has a H/IP of 0.80, but 15 of the 50 hits he has allowed this year have come in his past two starts.

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