minor lines, 8/12/08

AAA: Fresno lost to Portland 6-5 (11 innings)

Fresno: 3B Justin Leone: 2 for 5, 2B, BB, SO
Fresno: SS Jake Wald: 2 for 5, 2B
Portland: LF Paul McAnulty: 0 for 2, 3 BB, HBP, SO
Portland: RF Vince Sinisi: 3 for 4, 2B, BB, SF

Fresno: LHP Pat Misch: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--2 HR, 1 HB
Fresno: RHP Sergio Romo: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K--1 IBB
Fresno: LHP Erick Threets: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K

Four Grizzlies had two hits each.  Among them were Leone and Wald who provided the Grizzlies' only two XBHs.  The 27-year-old Wald is hitting .259/.337/.381 in 315 AB this year, fairly equally split between Connecticut and Fresno.  The Padres' Sinisi was the game's only player with three or more hits, but the 26-year-old is hitting just .275/.322/.362 in 207 AB this year.  McAnulty, who began the season in the majors, reached base four times and now has an OPS above 1.200 in 106 PCL AB.

Misch has certainly been suspectible to the long ball this year, having allowed 14 HRs in 79.2 IP in the PCL and 10 HRs in 47.0 IP in MLB.  Last year, he allowed just 4 HRs in 66.2 IP in the PCL and 3 HRs in 40.1 IP in MLB.  Romo and Threets, the first two of four Grizzly relievers to make an appearance last night, pitched four scoreless innings, despite allowing nearly two baserunners per inning.

AA: Connecticut defeated Akron 4-1

Connecticut: 3B Ryan Rohlinger: 1 for 3, HR, 2 BB
Connecticut: DH Adam Witter: 2 for 4, HR, 2 SO

Connecticut: RHP Joe Martinez: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Connecticut: RHP Adam Cowart: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER
Connecticut: RHP Justin Hedrick: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K

Rohlinger and Witter connected for their 13th and 16th HRs of the season.

Martinez faced just three batters over the minimum in seven shutout innings.  He improved his ERA to 2.51.  With a 22/1 K/BB line over his last four starts, he has raised his K/BB ratio to exactly 3.00.  Although his K/IP is below 0.75, apparently he has been fairly hard to hit given his .237 BAA.  Cowart retired just one of five batters he faced, but Hedrick stranded three of those baserunners.  With 1.2 scoreless innings, he lowered his own ERA below 1.50 and earned his 9th save.

A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 3-1

San Jose: 2B Brad Boyer: 3 for 4, HR, SO, E
San Jose: LF Bobby Felmy: 2 for 3, 2B

San Jose: RHP Kevin Pucetas: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HR, 2 HB
San Jose: RHP Dan Turpen: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K
San Jose: RHP Danny Otero: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Once again leading the Giants' offense, Boyer had three of their eight hits, raising his own AVG to .346.  In the 1st inning, he also connected for his 4th HR.  Felmy also had two hits, including his 22nd double.

Pucetas allowed a solo HR to lead off the 3rd inning, just the 5th HR he has allowed this year, but otherwise pitched six scoreless innings.  He lowered his own ERA back below 2.50 and added to his spotless W-L record of 10-0.  Turpen, making his Cal League debut, and Otero, who received his 11th save, pitched three scoreless innings of relief while combining for a 6/0 GO/FO line.

A-: Augusta defeated West Virgina 2-1 (11 innings)

Augusta: 2B Nick Noonan: 1 for 5, HR, 2 SO, E
Augusta: LF Dom Duggan: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, IBB

Augusta: LHP Craig Clark: 7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 WP, 2 PO
Augusta: LHP Ryan Paul: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 7 K

Duggan was the only GreenJacket to reach base multiple times.  His two hits raised his AVG above the Mendoza line after 43 AB in the SAL.  Leading off the bottom of the 11th inning, Noonan ended the game with a walk-off HR, his 7th HR this year.  Earlier in the game he had committed his 16th error.

Clark had his longest start of the season.  Allowing just one run, he lowered his ERA back below 4.00.  The 24-year-old Paul appears too good for the Sally League.  After striking out seven of the ten batters he faced (although each of the other three batters did reach base safely against him), he has a K/IP of nearly 1.50 in 35.2 IP since being demoted to the SAL.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Vancouver 3-1

Salem-Keizer: 1B Mike Loberg: 1 for 4, 2B, 2 SO

Salem-Keizer: RHP Orlando Yntema: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Salem-Keizer: LHP Dan Runzler: 1.0 IP, 3 K
Salem-Keizer: RHP Ediwn Quirarte: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB--1 WP

No one reached base twice for the Volcanoes' offense.  Loberg's 10th double was their only XBH among four singles.

Making his fourth start and seventh appearance for the Volcanoes, Yntema had his most effective appearance to date.  He has a 4-0 W-L record despite an ERA over 5.50.  Runzler, the 9th round pick a year ago who began the season with an ERA close to 5.50 in twenty relief appearances for Augusta, now has a 2.11 ERA and a dozen holds in twenty relief appearances for the Volcanoes.  His K/IP ratio for the season is 1.20.  Quirarte received his 10th save despite retiring just half the six batters he faced.  He issued two walks after issuing just one walk in his previous fourteen appearances.

R: Giants defeated Mariners 11-0

Scottsdale: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 1 for 4, 2B, BB
Scottsdale: SS Joel Weeks: 2 for 4, BB, SO
Scottsdale: C Jesus Navarro: 2 for 3, BB, SF, GiDP
Scottsdale: 2B Josh Lopez: 1 for 4, HR, SH, SO

Scottsdale: RHP Javier Hernandez: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K--2 WP, 1 BK

Gillaspie had his third straight game with a double.  Lopez had his 2nd HR.  Despite the eleven runs, Weeks and Navarro were the only two rookie Giants with mutliple hits, raising their respective AVGs to .286 and .357.

Making his ninth start, Hernandez had his best start yet, including new season highs with 6.0 IP and 7 K.  It was also his first start without allowing an earned run, improving his ERA to 4.54.

DSL: Giants defeated Royals 6-1

Dominican: 3B Cesar Osuna: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SB, E
Dominican: RHP Miguel Ferrer: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HB
Dominican: LHP Franklin Noel: 3.0 IP, 5 K

Reaching base three times, Osuna (18.7 y.o.) raised his OBP to .349.  Ferrer (18.0 y.o.) had his sixth straigth start allowing exactly one earned run.  After ten starts (twelve appearances), he has a 2.43 ERA.  Noel (19.8 y.o) struck out five of the ten batters he faced in near perfect relief.  His K/BB ratio is now above 2.00.

Olympics notes:
a) Nate Schierholtz homered in a loss to Korea.
b) Chris Begg had 6.2 scoreless IP against China.

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