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AAA: Fresno defeated Salt Lake 6-2

Fresno: SS Brian Bocock: 0 for 5, 3 SO
Fresno: LF Justin Leone: 1 for 3, HR, BB
Fresno: DH Scott McClain: 2 for 3, BB, SB
Fresno: 1B Brett Harper: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO
Salt Lake: SS Brandon Wood: 2 for 4, 2B

Fresno: RHP Nick Pereira: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB< 3 K
Fresno: RHP Julio Mateo: 1.0 IP, 2 K

With two hits each, McClain and Harper accounted for half the Grizzlies hits.  Leone, another minor league veteran, connected for his 10th HR.  With the oh-fer and the hat trick, Bocock now has more strikeouts than hits since his demotion.  The hat trick doubled his strikeout total such that he now has 4 H and 6 SO among 31 AB (.129 AVG).  Wood, arguably the Angels' top prospect, was the only Bee with multiple hits, and he had thier only XBH too.

Pereira tied the season-high 8 H set in his previous start, but he allowed just a couple runs to improve his ERA to 5.14.  Mateo, who began the season as a starter, made his third relief appearance since moving into that role.  He has pitched a scoreless inning in each of those appearances.

AA: Connecticut hosting Binghamton was postponed by rain
(The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 8th;
the two teams are already scheduled for a doubleheader on May 31st to make up a previous rain out.)

[Notes from the previous day's game before I realized that last night's game had been rained out.]
Connecticut lost to Binghamton 9-0
(allowing 6 runs in 2nd inning)

Connecticut: 3B David Maroul: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 SO
Binghamton: 1B Mike Carp: 3 for 4, BB

Connecticut: RHP Dave McKae: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 0 K--1 HB
Connecticut: RHP Josh Sharpless: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

With two of the Defenders' six hits, Maroul was the only Defender to reach base twice.  He improved his AVG to .240, although he still has considerably more strikeouts than hits with a SO/AB ratio just shy of 40%.  The Mets' 21-year-old Carp reached base four times, improving his season line to .338/.389/.537 in 136 AB.  He hits .251/.337/.387 a year ago in the Eastern League.

McKae had his second consecutive poor start, raising his ERA above 6.00.  He has allowed six or more ER in three of his nine starts, but just 10 ER over his other six starts.  Making his third appearance in the Giants organization, Sharpless allowed his first run.

A+: San Jose had its third off-day of the season
(Their next scheduled off-day is May 27.)

Giants on Cal League leaderboards:
--Hitters:
AVG: Sandoval 1st, D'Alessio 8th
OBP: Sandoval 1st
SLG: Sandoval 1st, D'Alessio 5th
OPS: Sandoval 1st, , D'Alessio 9th
HR: Sandoval 5th
2B: Sandoval 1st, Rohlinger 7th, D'Alessio 7th
H: Sandoval 1st
TB: Sandoval 2nd, Downs 8th
SO: D'Alessio 8th
AB: Rohlinger 9th
RBI: Sandoval 2nd
R: Sandoval 1st, Downs 7th
SB: Graham 2nd
CS: McBryde 5th, Downs 5th, Felmy 5th
--Pitchers:
ERA: Snyder 1st, Pucetas 2nd, English 3rd, Alderson 8th
IP: Pucetas 6th, Snyder 9th
K: English 5th, Snyder 5th
W: English 1st, Alderson 1st, Snyder, 4th, Pucetas 4th
Sv: Wilding 3rd

A-: Augusta defeated Savannah 5-3 (7 innings)
(Game called with two outs in 7th inning due to rain.)

Augusta: RF Francisco Peguero: 2 for 4, 2 SO, 2 SB
Augusta: DH Thomas Neal: 0 for 4, 3 SO
Augusta: 1B Angel Villalaona: 1 for 3, HR
Augusta: C Matt Klimas: 2 for 3, 2B, SO
Savannah: C Francisco Pena: 2 for 3, 2B

Augusta: LHP Craig Clark: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K--1 WP

Peguero and Klimas each had two of the GreenJackets' ten hits.  Peguero had multiple hits for the third consecutive day to raise his AVG to .296.  Klimas is batting .357 through 28 AB in May after going just 1 for 17 in April.  Villalona had his third homer in five days.  After just one long ball in April, he has gone deep five times in May.  For the month, his line stands at .258/.310/.545 in 66 AB.  By contrast, Neal has cooled off in May with a .220/.351/.254 line.  He had the hat trick, but they were his first strikeouts in a week.  The Mets' 18-year-old Pena improved his season line to .290/.317/.391 through 138 AB.  A year ago he hit just .210/.263/.283 in 367 AB in the Sally League.

Clark bounced back from his previous poort start with the strong performance in which he was just one batter short of a complete game performance.  The final batter he faced reached on an error and allowed the tying run to come to the plate.  All three SandGnat runs scored in the 7th inning.  He had a 10/2 GO/FO line and improved his K/BB ratio to better than 6.00.

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