minor lines, 6/26/08

AAA: Fresno defeated Las Vegas 7-2

Fresno: 2B Eugenio Velez: 1 for 4, HR, BB, SO, GiDP
Fresno: SS Ivan Ochoa: 2 for 3, HR, 2B, 2 BB, SO, CS
Fresno: 1B Travis Ishikawa: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: C Guillermo Rodriguez: 2 for 4, HR
Fresno: P Nick Pereira: 2 for 3, GiDP

Fresno: RHP Nick Pereira: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HB

Four different Grizzlies went deep.  Ochoa, Velez, Ishikawa and G-Rod connected for their 6th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st HRs, respectively, this year in the PCL.  Four different Grizzlies had two hits each, including Pereira, the starting pitcher.

Pereira had one of his better starts, with six shutout innings before allowing a couple runs in the 7th inning, one of which scored after he left the game.  He threw 52 of 90 pitches for strikes.

AA: Connecticut lost to Portland 2-0

Connecticut: C Pablo Sandoval: 0 for 4, 3 SO
Connecticut: DH Adam Witter: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO, CS
Connecticut: SS Jake Wald: 2 for 3, E

Connecticut: RHP Garrett Broshuis: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Connecticut: RHP Justin Hedrick: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K

With two hits each, Witter and Wald accounted for four of the Defenders' five hits, although neither has an AVG above .250.  Sandoval has an oh-fer through his first two games in the upper minors, and his second game included a hat trick.

Broshuis had his third straight start with exactly 7.0 IP.  With just 4 ER allowed over those three starts, he has improved his ERA to 3.67.  Two scoreless innings improved Hedrick's ERA to 1.79.  He has pitched two innings or more in each of his last ten relief appearances.

A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 6-4 (11 innings)

San Jose: LF Bobby Felmy: 3 for 4, 3B, 2B
San Jose: 3B Brad Boyer: 2 for 3, BB, SH
San Jose: PH-2B Brock Bond: 0 for 0, 2 BB

San Jose: RHP Henry Sosa: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 WP
San Jose: RHP Dan Griffin: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K
San Jose: RHP Danny Otero: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 K--1 HB, 1 E

Felmy's three hits, including his 1st triple and 13th double, paced the Giants' thirteen-hit attack and raised his AVG to .280.  Boyer, who had been on the DL for Connecticut, returned to action with San Jose.  He was the other Giant to reach base three times.  Bond, just promoted from Augusta, reached base twice in his Cal League debut.

Sosa's seventh start of the year was his shortest and also the first time he has allowed more than 2 ER.  His ERA rose to 2.25.  Three scoreless innings for Griffin improved his ERA to 3.38.  Otero pitched scoreless frames in the 10th and 11th winnings to pick up the win.

A-: Augusta defeated Greenville 8-0

Augusta: CF Shane Jordan: 1 for 3, BB, HBP, SB, GiDP
Augusta: SS Charlie Culberson: 2 for 4

Augusta: RHP Daryl Maday: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HB

Culberson, the lone GreenJacket with multiple hits, raised his AVG to .219.  Batting leadoff, Jordan reached base three times and had his 18th SB.

Maday had an outstanding start.  With 0 ER in three of his last four starts, he has further improved his ERA to 1.58, including a 1.78 ERA in nine starts for Augusta.  As a starter, his peripherals stats are 44 H, 15 BB, 1 HR and 47 K in 55.2 IP.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Tri-City 5-3
(scoring all five runs in the last three innings)

Salem-Keizer: 2B Ryan Lormand: 2 for 5, 2B, SB
Salem-Keizer: DH Jose Flores: 0 for 2, 3 BB, SB
Salem-Keizer: 3B Daniel Cook: 2 for 3, BB

Salem-Keizer: RHP Andrew Bowlin: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 HB
Salem-Keizer: RHP Edwin Quirarte: 1.0 IP, 2 H

Lormand and Cook, the 15th and 26th round selections earlier this month, were the two Volcanoes with multiple hits.  Like Cook, Flores also reached base three times.

Bowlin, the 23rd rounder a year ago, had a better start in his second appearance as a pro.  Quirarate, the 5th rounder earlier this month, picked up his second save despite allowing a couple hits.

R: Scottsdale had its first off-day of the season
(Their schedule is such that every fifth day is an off-day.)

DSL: Giants defeated Marlins 11-6

Dominican: 2B Cesar Osuna: 3 for 5, 2 2B, E
Dominican: RHP Edward Concepcion: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--2 WP

The 18-year-old Osuna had his best game as a pro, including his 2nd and 3rd XBHs, but his AVG remains below the Mendoza line.  The 19-year-old Concepcion had another effective start, tying season highs with 6.0 IP and 5 K, the third time he has reached those figures in five starts.

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