minor lines, 8/1/07

AAA: Fresno lost to Oklahoma 9-3

Fresno: RF Nate Schierholtz: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Fresno: DH-3B Scott McClain: 1 for 4, HR
Oklahoma: DH Victor Diaz: 3 for 4, HR, 2 2B, BB

Fresno: LHP Patrick Misch: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Fresno: RHP Sun-Woo Kim: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Fresno: RHP Scott Munter: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR--1 WP

Scheirholtz was the only Grizzly to reach base twice.  He has drawn a walk in four straight games, raising his BB/AB ratio above 4.5%.

It would appear that Misch was given a short tune-up.  He threw 15 of 21 pitches for strikes but retired just half the batters he faced.  Kim served the role of the normal starter.  His ERA got a little higher.  Munter also saw his ERA rise.

AA: Connecticut lost to Akron 6-3

Connecticut: LH-LF Carlos Sosa: 1 for 1, BB
Akron: LF Ryan Goleski: 3 for 5, HR, SO

Connecticut: RHP Garrett Broshuis: 5.1 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Connecticut: RHP Osiris Matos: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Four players reached base twice for the Defenders.  Most notable among them was Sosa, who did so with just two plate appearances, raising his OBP to .349.  The lefty does not have much of a home-road split in his OBP, but he has hit for a lot less power at home.  The Indians' Goleski was the first overall selection in last year's Rule 5 draft.  He didn't make the A's roster.  Returned to the Indians organization, he has hit .252/.328/.373 this year in 373 AB.

Broshuis did not have his best game, allowing a large number of baserunners.  Still, he allowed just 2 ER, but that was enough to drop his W-L record to 2-13.  Matos has allowed an ER in six straight appearances.  Of the 18 ER Matos has allowed this year over 32 appearances, half of them have come in his last six appearances.

A+: San Jose lost to High Desert 9-3

San Jose: SS Brian Bocock: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
San Jose: 3B Anthony Contreras: 2 for 3, 2B
High Desert: SS Carlos Triunfel: 2 for 4, SO

San Jose: RHP Gregorio Martinez: 6.1 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

The Giants offense managed just seven hits.  Bocock and Contreras accounted for over half of that, raising their respective AVGs to .238 and .243.  With a couple fielding errors tonight, Bocock now has 17 errors.  The Mariners' 17-year-old Triunfel raised his AVG to .340 in 106 AB since being promoted to the Cal League.  It is a relatively empty batting average, but he is also just six months older than Angel Villalona.

Martinez kept the ball on the ground for most of his outs with a 12/2 GO/FO line, but he gave up eight singles that contributed to rise his ERA back above 5.00.

A-: Augusta lost to Hagerstown 3-2 (7 innings) in game 1

Augusta: SS Emmanuel Burriss: 1 for 2, HBP, 2 SB
Augusta: RF Robert Felmy: 2 for 3, HR

Augusta: LHP Clayton Tanner: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Felmy connected for his 14th HR to drive in the GreenJackets only two runs.  He raised his AVG across the .300 threshold.  Burriss also reached base twice.  Stealing second base twice, he now has 35 SB.

Tanner suffered the complete game loss.  He now has 105 H, 32 BB and 88 K in 107.0 IP with a 3.03 ERA.

A-: Augusta lost to Hagerstown 3-2 (7 innings) in game 2

Augusta: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 3, 2B
Augusta: 2B Marcus Sanders: 3 for 3, SB

Augusta: RHP Mike Musgrave: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
Augusta: RHP Wayne Foltin: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Augusta: RHP Paul Lussier: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
Augusta: LHP Steven Calicutt: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Pill had his league-leading 36th double.  Sanders raised his AVG to .258 with three singles.

Musgrave made his first start of the year while Calicutt returned to the bullpen.  Foltin, who had struggled in San Jose, had his first game with Augusta, where he excelled for most of last season before a late-season injury.  Coming off the DL, Lussier was strong in his first appearance in about three weeks.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 11-0

Salem-Keizer: CF Shane Jordan: 3 for 5, 3B, BB
Salem-Keizer: 3B Andrew Davis: 3 for 4, 2B, BB

Salem-Keizer: LHP Craig Clark: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR
Salem-Keizer: RHP Daniel Turpen: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

With three hits each, pacing the Volcanoes 16-hit attack, Jordan and Davis raised their respective AVGs to .298 and .269.  They were the 43rd and 12th round picks a couple months ago.

Clark, the 14th round pick, lowered his ERA to 2.68.  Over nine starts, he continues to have very good ratios across the board: a K/IP above 1.00, a H/IP below 1.00 and a BB/IP below 0.33.  Turpen, the 8th round pick, faced the minimum three batters in his NWL debut.

R: Giants defeated A's 9-7

Scottsdale: LF Taylor Creswell: 1 for 1, BB
Scottsdale: Angel Villalona: 1 for 5, 3 SO, E
Scottsdale: DH Andy D'allesio: 1 for 4, HR, BB

Scottsdale: LHP Roberto Martinez: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
Scottsdale: RHP Chance Corgan: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
Scottsdale: LHP Daniel Runzler: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR--1 WP

With the hat trick, Villalona's SO/AB ratio is now above 20%.  D'allesio connected for his league-leading 8th HR.  Off the bench, Creswell made his 2007 season debut, reaching base in both plate appearances.

Making his seventh start, Martinez saw his ERA rise nearly a full run from 4.50 to 5.40.  Corgan, the 5th round pick, picked up the win in his professional debut.  Runzler, the 9th rounder, set a career high in strikeouts as he earned his first pro save.

DSL: Giants defeated Yankee2 9-7

Giants: RF Ramon Abad: 2 for 3, HR, 2 BB, SO
Giants: RHP Jose Casilla: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR--1 WP

The 20-year-old Abad had a big game, including his 8th HR.  He broke a 2 for 24 slump over his last ten games that had dropped his season line to .277/.394/.455 in 112 AB.  The 18-year-old Casilla saw his ERA rise to 3.67 in 56.1 IP.

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