minor lines, 8/21/07

AAA: Fresno defeated Salt Lake 9-2

Fresno: RF Nate Schierholtz: 3 for 5, HR, 3B
Fresno: 1B Scott McClain: 4 for 4, 3 HR
Salt Lake: RF Juan Rivera: 2 for 4, SO

Fresno: LHP Jonathan Sanchez: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 0 HR--1 WP
Fresno: LHP Erick Threets: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR--1 WP
Fresno: RHP Carlos Hines: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR
Fresno: RHP Dan Giese: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

McClain had one of the biggest nights of the year for any Giants farmhand, as he hit HRs in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings, bringing his organization-leading total to 31.  Schierholtz's three hits, including his 14th HR and 6th triple, raised his team-leaving AVG to .329.  The Angels' Rivera participated in his eighth rehab game (fifth with Salt Lake).

A dominant night for Grizzlies pitchers.  Sanchez struck out 10 of the 21 batters he faced.  He threw 56 of 85 pitches for strikes.  Threets, Hines and Giese combined for 4.1 perfect IP in relief.  Combined, they threw 33 of 46 pitches for strikes.  On the downside, Sanchez allowed his first minor league runs this year and was not able to get through five full innings.

AA: Connecticut hosting Harrisburg postponed by rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for tomorrow.)

A+: San Jose lost to Visalia 6-5

San Jose: 2B Mark Minicozzi: 1 for 4, HR, BB
San Jose: C Pablo Sandoval: 3 for 5, 2 2B, E
San Jose: DH Adam Witter: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO

San Jose: RHP Joseph Martinez: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
San Jose: RHP Taylor Wilding: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR

Sandoval raised his AVG to .292 and his XBH/H ratio to 43%.  He now has 30 doubles.  Witter connected for his 17th HR, while Minicozzi hit his 1st HR of the season (including his time with Connecticut).

Martinez and Wilding, who were drafted one round apart, have fairly different ERAs this year.  Martinez's ERA of 4.45 is more than double Wilding's ERA of 2.18 (excluding Wilding's time with Connecticut).

A-: Augusta defeated Greenville 8-3

Augusta: CF Michael McBryde: 2 for 4, 2B, SO, E
Augusta: SS Juan Jean: 2 for 4, 2B
Greenville: RF Josh Reddick: 3 for 5
Greenville: 1B Lars Anderson: 1 for 3, 2 BB

Augusta: LHP Steven Calicutt: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 0 HR--1 HB

Five different GreenJackets hitters had two hits each.  McBryde and Jean, the two hitters at the bottom of the lineup, did so in just four plate appearances, and they each had an extra base hit as well.  They raised their respective AVGs to .277 and .315.  Reddick and Anderson, two young Red Sox prospects, both reached base three times.

Calicutt allowed a fair number of baserunners but just three runs.  He improved his ERA to 4.08 and evened his W-L record at 5-5.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Yakima 10-4

Salem-Keizer: 1B Matthew Downs: 3 for 4, GiDP, 2 SB
Salem-Keizer: LF Jeremiah Luster: 1 for 4, HR, 2 SO

Salem-Keizer: RHP Waldis Joaquin: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR--2 HB
Salem-Keizer: RHP Daryl Maday: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

Downs raised his team-leading AVG to .335.  I think this was the first pro HR for Luster.

Joaquin allowed four baserunners among the fifteen batters he faced (i.e., .267 OBP), but three of those four baserunners scored, raising his ERA to 3.41.  On the positive side, he had his second straight appearance without a walk, although that seems a bit misleading considering that he had two hit batters tonight.  Maday had his least effective outing as a pro, raising his ERA to 2.43.

R: Giants defeated A's 9-5

Scottsdale: DH Nick Noonan: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO, SB
Scottsdale: 3B Angel Villalona: 3 for 5, 2B, GiDP
Scottsdale: 1B Andy D'alessio: 2 for 5, HR, GiDP
Scottsdale: RF James Simmons: 1 for 3, HR, BB, GiDP

Scottsdale: RHP Lars Knepper: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Scottsdale: LHP Daniel Runzler: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Noonan raised his team-leading AVG to .315.  D'alessio raised his league-leading HR total to 12.  Simmons hit his 4th HR of the year.  Three hits raised Villalona's AVG to .272.

Knepper's ERA edged up to 3.00 in his 9th pro appearance (all starts).  Runzler struck out all three batters in a perfect 8th inning in his 14th pro appearance (all in relief).  Is the 9th round pick ready for a promotion?  He now has 15 H, 6 BB and 24 K in 17.2 IP.  He has not allowed an earned run in his last ten appearances (after allowing 5 ER on July 10th).

DSL: Giants tied the Dodgers 2-2
(game halted in the middle of the 9th inning)

Giants: 1B Hector Sancez: 2 for 4, 2B, SB
Giants: RHP Jose Casilla: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR--1 HB

The 17-year-old Sanchez has four multi-hit games in the last week, raising his AVG to .287.  The 18-year-old Casilla improved his ERA to 3.76.

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