minor lines, 7/19/09

Highlights from the Giants' farm: (a,b,c) C.J. Ziegler, Roger Kieschnick, and Conor Gillaspie combined for a dozen hits, including Kiesnchnick's 20th HR; (d) Daryl Maday had 6.0 scoreless IP before surrendering a couple runs in the 7th inning; (e) Andy D'Alessio has three doubles; and (f.g) Wilbur Bucardo and Cameron Lamb both had good starts in short-season ball.

AAA: Fresno lost to Colorado Springs 4-3

Fresno: 3B Ryan Rohlinger: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
Fresno: LF Ben Copeland: 2 for 4, 2 SO
Colorado Springs: 2B Eric Young Jr.: 3 for 4, SB, CS, E

Fresno: RHP Joe Martinez: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Fresno: RHP Shingo Takatsu: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER
Fresno: LHP Alex Hinshaw: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Colorado Springs: RHP Scott Munter: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Copeland had two of the Grizzlies' five hits, raising his AVG to .293.    Rohlinger's 29th double was the Grizzlies' only XBH.  The Rockies' Young led all hitters in today's game with three hits.  His AVG remains just shy of .300, and he now has a 50/10 SB/CS line this year.  BA ranked him as the Rockies' #18 prospect to begin the year, and he has improved his stock with his performance so far this season.

Martinez made his third rehab start for Fresno.  Today he allowed 7 H after having allowed just 7 H in the previous two starts combined (in 11.0 IP).  The 40-year-old Takatsu made his season debut, allowing a couple runs.  Hinshaw threw eight of nine pitches for strikes while facing the minimum three batters in the 8th inning.  Munter threw a perfect 7th inning against his former team.

AA: Connecticut lost to New Hampshire 4-2

Connecticut: 3B Sharon Schoop: 1 for 2, 2B, BB
New Hampshire: 2B Brad Emaus: 3 for 4, 2B

Connecticut: RHP Daryl Maday: 6.0+ IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Connecticut: LHP Joe Paterson: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB

Schoop's 13th double was one of just five hits for the Defenders.  His OPS remains below .650.  Emaus, whom BA ranked as the Blue Jays' #10 prospect at the start of the year, once again had a big game against the Defenders.  After a big slump in June, he is hitting just .238/.327/.373 in 351 AB this year.

Maday had six scoreless innings but then allowed all three batters he faced in the 7th inning to reach base, scoring two runs.  His ERA remains slightly below 4.00.  Paterson took the loss when he allowed two more runs in the 8th inning, but his ERA remains well below 2.00.

A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 14-5
(leading 9-0 after four innings)

San Jose: LF Thomas Neal: 2 for 6, 2 2B, SO
San Jose: RF Roger Kieschnick: 4 for 5, HR
San Jose: 1B C.J. Ziegler: 5 for 5, 2B
San Jose: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 3 for 5, 2B, SO, E
Bakersfield: C Elio Sarmiento: 1 for 4, HR, SO

San Jose: RHP Oliver Odle: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--2 HR
San Jose: RHP Mike Musgrave: 1.0 IP, 2 K

With five hits, Ziegler paced the Giants' 22-hit attack.  The performance raised his Cal League AVG to .342.  Not far behind was Kieschnick with four hits and Gillaspie with three hits.  Kieschnick led off the 2nd inning with his organization-leading 19th HR.  With two more doubles, Neal has an organization-leading 30 doubles.  Gillaspie's three hits, including his 19th double, raised his AVG to .285, but he also committed his 21st error.  Playing against his former organization, Sarmiento had his 1st HR of the year (in 40 games).

Odle had four scoreless innings but then allowed 5 ER over his last two innings, raising his ERA above 5.50.  Musgrave had 2 K in a perfect 9th inning.  This was his fourth game with San Jose after beginning the season with 23 appearances for Connecticut.

A-: Augusta defeated Greensboro 3-2

Augusta: DH Andy D'Alessio: 3 for 4, 3 2B
Augusta: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 4
Greensboro: C Kyle Skipworth: 0 for 4, 3 SO

Augusta: LHP Aaron King: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 7 K
Augusta: RHP Mitch Lively: 2.1 IP, 2 K
Augusta: RHP Chris Wilson: 1.0 IP, 1 K

D'Alessio had his 14th, 15th, and 16th doubles since being demoted to the Sally League early in the season.  He is hitting .322/.379/.552 in 87 AB since the SAL all-star break.  Monell also had a multi-hit line, nudging his AVG above .275.  Skipworth, whom the Marlins selected 6th overall a year ago, had the oh-fer with the hat trick as his struggles continue.  Although noted more for his bat than his defense when he was drafted, he is hitting just .202/.254/.314 through 223 AB, in which time has more than 80 SO.

Despite the season-high 5 BB, King matched his second longest start of the season.  He also set a new season high with 7 K.  The 20-year-old in his first pro season does not have impressive peripheral stats, but he has consistently allowed right around 2 ER in each start, keeping his ERA below 4.00.  Lively and Wilson combined for 3.1 perfect IP in relief.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Boise 3-2

Salem-Keizer: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB, SO, 2 SB
Salem-Keizer: DH Andrew Biery: 2 for 4, 2B

Salem-Keizer: RHP Wilbur Bucardo: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Dominguez (3rd rounder) had his 4th HR in eight NWL games.  Biery (22nd rounder) had the Volcanoes' only multi-hit line, as they were limited to six hits.

The older Bucardo had his sinker working tonight, as he posted a 15/1 GO/FO line.  He allowed just 1 ER in 6.0 IP to get his ERA back down to 2.65 after his ERA took a beating in his final inning a few days ago.

R: Giants defeated Mariners 9-2

Scottsdale: 3B Evan McArthur: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Scottsdale: RF Sundrendy Windster: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO, E

Scottsdale: RHP Cameron Lamb: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Scottsdale: RHP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP
Scottsdale: RHP Rafael Cova: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Peoria: RHP Chad Cordero: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Among four rookie Giants with two hits each, McArthur and Windster both doubled.

Lamb had another very effective start.  He has had 6+ K in four of his six starts.  For the season, he has a 1.25 K/IP and a WHIP barely over 1.00.  Stoffel, the Giants' 4th rounder this year, made his pro debut with a perfect 7th inning.  Cova, who was announced as part of San Jose's opening day roster but has spent the entire season on the DL, made his season debut.  Cordero pitched in his just his second game of the season, returing just three of the seven batters he faced in the 1st inning.

DSL: The Gigantes had their regular Sunday off-day

The AL all-stars defeated the NL all-stars 7-0 (7 innings)

Dominican: 1B Rey Duran: 0 for 1
Dominican: PH-2B Carlos Willoughby: 0 for 2
Dominican: DH Jose De La Cruz: 0 for 1

The three Gigantes in the all-star game--Duran (17.11 y.o.), Willoughby (20.8 y.o.), and De La Cruz (18.3 y.o.)--had a combined oh-fer as the NL all-stars managed just two hits on the day.

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