minor lines, 7/1/08

AAA: Fresno lost to Tucson 8-1

Fresno: LF Eugenio Velez: 1 for 4, HR
Fresno: 1B Travis Ishikawa: 1 for 3, BB, SO
Tucson: RF Tim Raines Jr.: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, SO, SB

Fresno: RHP Nick Pereira: 5.1 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 6 K--1 HR
Fresno: LHP Erick Threets: 0.2 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

Drawing the Grizzlies' only walk, Ishikawa was their only hitter to reach base twice.  After 10 PCL games, his line stands at .314/.375/.629 in 35 AB.  Velez connected for his 4th HR of the year, all of them with Fresno.  The D'backs Raines had a big game for at least the second time this year against the Grizzlies, improving his season line to .309/.339/.507.  Unlike his father, his SB/CS is 10/6.

After allowing XBHs to three of the four batters he faced in the 6th inning, Pereira's ERA rose to 5.82.  Threets' walk one of the three batters he faced while throwing less than half his pitches for strikes (8 of 17), but he was the only one of three Grizzlies relievers not to allow an earned run.

AA: Connecticut defeated New Hampshire 2-1 (7 innings) in game 1
(scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning)

Connecticut: 3B Ryan Rohlinger: 2 for 3, 2B, GiDP
Connecticut: RF Carlos Sosa: 2 for 3, 2B
Connecticut: 2B Olmo Rosario: 2 for 3, 2B

Connecticut: RHP Garrett Broshuis: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB< 3 K--1 HB

Rohlinger, Sosa and Rosario each had two hits, including a double, to account for six of the Defenders eight hits as they raised their respective AVGs to .296, .245 and .304.

Broshuis had his fourth straight start of 7.0 IP with no more than 2 ER.  It was his first complete game of the year, and he got his ERA below 3.50.

AA: Connecticut defeated New Hampshire 3-0 (7 innings) in game 2
(scoring all three runs in the 3rd inning)

Connecticut: C Adam Witter: 1 for 3, 3B

Connecticut: RHP Brooks McNiven: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Connecticut: RHP Kelvim Pichardo: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K

No one reached base twice for the Defenders, but Witters' bases-loaded triple plated the game's only runs.

McNiven had a very effective start, including a 6/12 GO/FO line that works well in Dodd Stadium when the wind is blowing in, improving his Eastern League ERA to 1.64.  Pichardo picked up his 4th save.

A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 6-2

San Jose: RF Tyler Graham: 2 for 5, SB
San Jose: LF Bobby Felmy: 2 for 4, HBP, SB
Bakersfield: SS Marcus Lemon: 1 for 3, HR, SH, E

San Jose: RHP Henry Sosa: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 HB
San Jose: LHP Joe Paterson: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 K

Felmy led the Giants offense that was held without an XBH by reaching base three times.  Graham, who also had multiple hits, stole his organization-leading 30th SB, despite playing in just 41 games this year.  The Rangers' Lemon led off the bottom of the 1st inning with his 4th HR but he also committed his 22nd error.

Sosa's eighth start of the year was the first time he had pitched into the 7th inning.  On the down side, half of the 10 ER he has allowed this year have come in his last two starts, raising his ERA to a still very good 2.33.  His peripheral stats are now 33 H, 10 BB and 40 K in 38.2 IP.  Paterson was credited with his 3rd save among 14 Cal League appearances.

A-: Augusta defeated Hickory 8-1
(including six runs in the 6th inning)

Augusta: CF Shane Jordan: 2 for 4, 2B
Augusta: RF James Simmons: 2 for 4, 2 HR, 2 SO, CS

Augusta: RHP Oliver Odle: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Hickory: RHP Brad Lincoln: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 HB

Simmons had a big night with his first two HRs of the year, among 201 AB, driving in five runs.  Jordan was the other GreenJacket with multiple hits, raising his AVG back to .275.

Odle had one of his best starts of the season as six scoreless innings lowered his ERA to 4.13.  Lincoln, whom the Pirates' selected ahead of Lincecum two years ago, had perhaps his least effective start of the season, raising his ERA to 4.50.

ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 12-2
(with all the runs scored in the first three innings)

Salem-Keizer: LF Casey Bond: 3 for 5, CS

Salem-Keizer: RHP Andrew Bowlin: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB< 1 K--1 HB
Salem-Keizer: RHP Michael Eifel: 3.1 IP, 5 K

Three singles raised Bond's AVG to .293.

In his third pro start, Bowlin did not start the 2nd inning after facing eight batters in the 1st inning.  In his fourth pro (relief) appearance, Eifel struck out half the batters he faced in 3.1 perfect innings.

R: Giants had an off-day, their second
(which comes every fifth day)

DSL: Giants lost to Red Sox 3-0

Dominican: SS Ydwin Villegas: 1 for 3, BB
Dominican: RHP Raymundo Montero: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 HR

Villegas (17.10 y.o) was one of two Giants to reach base twice.  With almost as many walks (18) as hits (21), he has a .388 OBP.  Montero (18.9 y.o.) had an extended outing in his tenth relief appearance.  The 5/0 K/BB line was very good for someone who entered the game with a 1.00 K/BB ratio.

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