minor lines, 7/10/09

Highlights from the Giants' farm: (a) Joe Martinez had 6.0 scoreless IP in his fifth rehab appearance; (b,c) Brock Bond and Thomas Neal both reached base four times; and (d,e) Buster Posey and Conor Gillaspie each homered while having three hits.

AAA: Fresno lost to Sacramento 4-3

Fresno: 2B Ryan Rohlinger: 2 for 4, SB
Frenso: DH Joe Borchard: 2 for 4, HR, SO

Fresno: RHP Joe Martinez: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HB
Fresno: RHP Ronnie Ray: 0.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER--1 HR
Fresno: LHP Alex Hinshaw: 1.2 IP, 2 K
Fresno: RHP Steven Edlefsen: 1.0 IP

Borchard went deep for his 7th HR.  While playing second base tonight, Rohlinger was one of two other Grizzlies with two hits.  The Atheltics' Barton once again homered against the Grizzlies.  Of his 8 HRs, five of come in his last ten games, with four of them against Fresno.

Martinez had his fifth rehab start, and this was his best start yet.  Ray has been an effective reliever this year, but tonight he retired just one of the seven batters he faced, ballooning his ERA from 3.83 to 4.64.  Hinshaw stranded both inherited runners, while throwing 17 of 25 pitches for strikes in 1.2 perfect IP.  Edlefsen pitched a perfect 9th inning in his PCL debut.

AA: Connecticut defeated Trenton 4-2

Connecticut: 2B Brock Bond: 3 for 3, 2B, BB, CS
Connecticut: C Jackson Williams: 1 for 2, BB

Connecticut: RHP Daryl Maday: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--2 WP
Connecticut: RHP Waldis Joaquin: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Sacramento: DH Daric Barton: 1 for 3, HR, HBP, SO

For the second straight night Bond reached base in all his plate appearances.  After a .320 OBP in April, his OBP has been approximately .450 since then.  One thing he can't do apparently is steal bases.  He had his 12th CS, and this by a catcher who I believe has thrown out fewer than 20% of his opposing basestealers.  Williams, the only other Defender to reach base twice, had one of the Defenders' other two hits.

Maday had the quality start despite allowing 8 H.  His ERA remains just slightly above 4.00.  Joaquin struck out three of seven batters for his first save.

A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 12-3
(adding seven insurance runs in the final two innings)

San Jose: LF Thomas Neal: 2 for 3, 2 HBP
San Jose: DH Buster Posey: 3 for 5, HR
San Jose: 1B C.J. Ziegler: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO
San Jose: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 3 for 5, HR, 2B

San Jose: LHP Paul Oseguera: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP, 2 PO
San Jose: RHP Trey Webb: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Gillaspie had the big game with three hits, including his 2nd HR and 18th double.  Posey also had three hits, including his 13th HR.  Returning to the Cal League after several weeks in Salem-Keizer, Ziegler homered while also reaching base three times.  With Angel Villalona out for 4-6 weeks with a quad injury, he may get fairly regular playing time.  Neal reached base four times.

Oseguera now has two quality start in his six starts with San Jose.  The 27-year-old Webb, an infielder whom the Giants converted to pitching last year, made his Cal League debut.  In 24 appearances this season with Augusta, he had 26 H, 16 BB, and 37 K in 28.2 IP with a 1.26 ERA.

A-: Augusta lost to Asheville 6-4 (7 innings) in game 1

Augusta: CF Dom Duggan: 1 for 2, 2 BB, SO, SB
Augusta: DH Andy D'Alessio: 2 for 4, HR, SO

Augusta: LHP Ari Ronick: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 HR
Augusta: RHP Chris Wilson: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 K--1 HR

D'Alessio's 4th HR was the GreenJackets' only XBH.  He also had their only multi-hit line, leaving his AVG just shy of .300.  Duggan reached base three times and had his 18th SB.

Ronick had his shortest start in a month, and the 3 ER was the most he had allowed in nearly two months, when he made his only relief appearance of the season.  He had allowed just 6 ER over his last seven starts.  His ERA now sits at 2.55 in his fourteen starts.  Wilson stranded his two inherited runners in the 5th inning but then allowed three decisive runs in the 6th inning.  It was not a blown save only because Ronick had not pitched the five innings to qualify for the win.

A-: Augusta defeated Asheville 8-6 (7 innings) in game 2
(rallying for seven runs in the top of the 7th inning)

Augusta: RF Josh Mazzola: 3 for 4, SO
Augusta: 3B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 3, BB
Augusta: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 3, 2B, SH, SO
Augusta: C Johnny Monell: 1 for 2, 2 BB

Augusta: RHP Chance Corgan: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 hR
Augusta: RHP Edwin Quirarte: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER

Every GreenJacket starter had a hit, with Mazzola's three singles pacing their thirteen-hit attack.  Culberson and Monell also reached base three times.  Adrianza also had two hits, including his 10th double.

Corgan started in his third game back since spending a month on the DL.  He's struggled a bit as a starter this year with a 6.35 ERA in four starts but a 2.08 ERA in seven relief appearances.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Yakima 8-5
(scoring seven runs in the first three innings)

Salem-Keizer: SS Ryan Cavan: 2 for 5, 3B, 2B, E
Salem-Keizer: 2B Juan Martinez: 1 for 4, HR, SO

Salem-Keizer: RHP Orlando Yntema: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 1HB
Salem-Keizer: LHP Chris Gloor: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K

Cavan (16th rounder) had his 2nd triple and 3rd double, raising his AVG to .271.  Martinez (40th rounder) had his 3rd HR, all of which have come in his last four games.

Yntema has 2 ER or less in his last four starts.  His ERA remains below 3.00 through five starts, through which he has a 3-0 W-L record.  Gloor (17th rounder) struck out three of the four batters he faced.  Through his first four pro appearances, he has 2 H, 1 BB, 0 R, and 7 K in 6.0 IP.

R: Giants lost to Angels 13-6

Scottsdale: 2B Nick Liles: 3 for 5, SO
Scottsdale: DH Leo Ochoa: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO

Scottsdale: RHP Bryan Salsbury: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Liles (7th rounder) had three hits to raise his AVG above .300.  Ochoa also had two hits, including his the rookie Giants' only XBH, to keep his AVG above .400.

Salsbury (14th rounder) has now been roughed up a bit in three of his four appearances (two starts).  His ERA is over 7.50.

DSL: Giants lost to Red Sox 3-1

Dominican: C Gabriel Cornier: 2 for 4, 2 SO
Dominican: RHP Raymundo Montero: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 K

While the Gigantes had no XBHs, Cornier (17.1 y.o.) was one of four Giants with two hits each.  His two hits raised his AVG to .200.  He had had only three hits in his last nine games.  In his eleventh relief apperance of the year, Montero (19.9 y.o.) provided long relief, matching his longest appearance of the season.  He has a 1.44 ERA, although over half his runs have been unearned.

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