Highlights of the day: (a) Brandon Crawford has four hits in four plate appearances; (b) Buster Posey has two XBH; (c) Matt Downs has three XBH. Honorable mention for a pitcher goes to Daryl Maday with another effective start, although his peripheral stats keep him just in the honorable mention category this time.
AAA: Fresno defeated Albuquerque 5-4 (14 innings)
Fresno: CF Andres Torres: 0 for 3, 2 SO
Fresno: 2B Matt Downs: 3 for 7, 3 2B
Fresno: 1B Jesus Guzman: 2 for 5, 2 2B, 2 BB, 2 IBB
Fresno: SS Jake Wald: 4 for 7, 2B, 2 SO, E
Fresno: RHP Ryan Sadwoski: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Fresno: LHP Alex Hinshaw: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Fresno: LHP Geno Espineli: 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 K
Fresno: RHP Steve Palazzolo: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 1 K--1 HB
Albuquerque: LHP Shawn Estes: 6.0+ IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Wald had four of the Grizzlies' sixteen hits, raising his AVG to .215. He had had just five hits during his previous nine games. Guzman also reached base four times, although twice by intentional walk. He had two doubles, while Downs had three doubles--interestingly enough, all against five different pitchers. Both of them now have 12 doubles this year. Torres now has 9 SO in 16 AB in his five rehab appearances.
Sadowski and Estes, the ex-Giant now in the Dodgers organization, both had quality starts with 3 ER in 6.0 IP. Sadowski has now allowed exactly 3 ER in five of his last seven starts. Estes now has a 3.00 ERA after eight starts. Although Sadowski has not allowed more than 3 ER in any start, he has an ERA above 4.00. Hinshaw allowed a run for his first blown save. Espineli and Palazzolo combined for five scoreless innings in the extra frames, allowing just one hit but four walks. Espineli improved his ERA to 2.84 while Palazzolo's ERA remained above 4.00.
AA: Connecticut lost to Binghamton 4-2
(allowing two runs in the 9th inning)
Connecticut: SS Brandon Crawford: 4 for 4, E
Connecticut: CF Mike McBryde: 2 for 4, SO, CS
Connecticut: RHP Daryl Maday: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Connecticut: RHP Waldis Joaquin: 0.2 IP, 1 H
Connecticut: LHP Joe Paterson: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K--1 HB
Crawford had four of the Defenders' eleven hits, raising his AVG to .351. He now has 13 H and 11 SO in 37 AB since his promotion. McBryde, playing his first game as a Defender, was one of two other Defenders with a multi-hit line.
Despite allowing a season high 8 H, Maday had his third straight start with at least 6.0 IP and no more than 2 ER. Joaquin had his sixth straight appearance without a strikeout. Paterson's appearance resulted in a stat line not fitting with the rest of his season. He had previously allowed 0 ER and 2 BB in thirteen appearances but allowed 2 ER and 4 BB in his fourteenth appearance of the season.
A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 6-3
San Jose: DH Buster Posey: 2 for 3, 2 2B, HBP
San Jose: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 4, 2B
San Jose: 3B Brian Bocock: 3 for 4
San Jose: LHP Craig Clark: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--2 HR
San Jose: RHP Dan Turpen: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Bocock had three of the Giants' eleven hits, raising his AVG to .225. The other two Giants with mutli-hit lines were Posey and Gillaspie. Posey's 10th and 11th doubles raised his AVG back above .300. Gillaspie's two hits, including his 8th double, raised his AVG to just .257.
Clark matched his longest start of the season with 7.0 IP. With 6 K and 0 BB, he raised his K/BB ratio above 8.00. Turpen struck out three of the seven batters he faced, and two more scoreless innings lowered his ERA to 0.68.
A-: Augusta had a scheduled off-day
(Their next scheduled off-day is May 28.)
GreenJackets on SAL leaderboards:
2B: Perez 4th
H: Perez 10th
TB: Perez 6th
AB: Perez 10th
CS: Duggan 4th
K: Surkamp 7th
IP: Nicholson 11th
H: Nicholson 5th, Loree 5th
HR: Loree 3rd, King 3rd, Nicholson 8th, Surkamp 8th
R: Nicholson 10th
ER: Nicholson 7th
SHO: Nicholson (only one in league so far)
L: Nichols 3rd, Loree 3rd
Sv: Runzler 8th