minor lines, 7/29/09

Highlights from the Giants' farm: (a) Joe Martinez had 0 ER in 7.0 IP; (b) Ryan Rohlinger homered and doubled while reaching base three times; (c) Brock Bond had his sixth consecutive multi-hit game; and (d) Roger Kieschnick had his 21st HR.

AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Springs 5-4 (10 innings)

Fresno: CF Clay Timpner: 2 for 5
Fresno: 3B Ryan Rohlinger: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, HBP, SO

Fresno: RHP Joe Martinez: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Colorado Springs: RHP Matt Herges: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Colorado Springs: RHP Scott Munter: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 IBB, 1 HB

Rohlinger's 11th HR and 30th double helped improve his season line to .287/.365/.465 through 376 AB.  Timpner also had two hits as the only other Grizzly to reach base twice.

Martinez's eighth rehab start was his best yet.  In eight minor league starts, he now has 32 H, 8 BB, and 24 K in 37.2 IP with a 3.35 ERA.  Two ex-Giants pitched in relief for the Sky Sox.  Herges made his fourth appearance since the Rockies signed him.  Munter retired just two of the six batters he faced in the 10th inning.

AA: Connecticut lost to Bowie 6-2
(allowing four runs in the 1st inning)

Connecticut: 2B Brock Bond: 2 for 3, BB
Connecticut: 3B Sharlon Schoop: 1 for 3, HR, SO

Connecticut: RHP Garrett Broshuis: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 HB
Connecticut: LHP Bobby Felmy: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB
Connecticut: RHP Dan Griffin: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Connecticut: RHP Tyler LaTorre: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB
Connecticut: RHP Mike Mooney: 1.0 IP, 1 BB
Connecticut: RHP Adam Witter: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER

The only Defender to reach base twice, Bond had his sixth straight multi-hit game.  Schoop led off the 3rd inning with his 2nd HR of the year.

In a game that included an hour rain delay, Broshuis retired just two of the eight batters he faced in the 1st inning.  Following the Alderson trade, he was pitching on two days rest.  Four position players--Felmy, LaTorre, Mooney, and Witter--pitched in relief, with one actual pitcher, Griffin, pitching two more innings in relief.  All in all, the bullpen only gave up two runs.

A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 4-3

San Jose: LF Thomas Neal: 1 for 3, 2B, BB, 2 SO
San Jose: RF Roger Kieschnick: 1 for 3, HR, BB
Stockton: 2B Jemile Weeks: 1 for 2, BB, HBP, SB
Stockton: CF Grant Desme: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SB

San Jose: RHP Oliver Odle: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 2 HB
San Jose: RHP Trey Webb: 1.0 IP, 2 K

The two Giants to reach base twice--Kieschnick had his organization-leading 21st HR and Neal his organization-leading 36th double.  The top two prospects on the Athletics' affiliate--Weeks reached base three times, and Desme had his 23rd HR of the season.

Odle had his second straight start with at least 6.0 IP.  His ERA remains above 5.00, though.  Webb struck out two of the four batters he faced.

A-: Augusta defeated Hickory 7-1 in game 1
(completing game suspended the previous day)

Augusta: CF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 5, 2B
Augusta: LF Wendell Fairley: 2 for 5, HR
Augusta: 1B Josh Mazzola: 1 for 4, HR, HBP, SO
Augusta: DH Andy D'Alessio: 2 for 3, HR, BB, SF

Augusta: LHP Eric Surkamp: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Augusta: RHP Justin Fitzgerald: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K
Augusta: RHP Bryan Millikan: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Peguero had three hits, his fourth three-hit line in his last eight games.  After Fairley and D'Alessio had homered the previous day, Mazzola added another one, his 13th HR.

After Surkamp faced just one batter over the minimum the previous day, Fitzgerald had perhaps his longest appearance of the season with 3.2 scoreless IP, lowering his ERA to 3.17.  Millikan pitched for a full-season affiliate for the first time in a couple seasons.  He finished the game with a perfect 9th inning.

A-: Augusta lost to Hickory 5-0 (7 innings) in game 2

Augusta: 2B Vladimir Frias: 1 for 2

Augusta: LHP Ari Ronick: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--3 HR, 1 WP, 1 E

The GreenJackets' offense was limited to five singles, one of which was from Frias, who had just two plate appearances while batting eighth in the lineup.

Ronick had perhaps his least effective start since before Memorial Day.  He had not allowed more than 3 ER in any of his previous nine starts.  For the season, he has a 3.00 ERA in his seventeen starts.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Triy City 4-3 (10 innings)

Salem-Keizer: 2B Juan Martinez: 2 for 4
Salem-Keizer: LF Ryan Mantle: 1 for 2, 2 BB, SO, SB

Salem-Keizer: LHP Chris Gloor: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Salem-Keizer: LHP David Quinowski: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K

Martinez had two of the Volcanoes' seven hits, which were all singles.  Mantle reached base three times.

After nine relief appearances with just 1 ER in 15.1 IP, Gloor (17th rounder) made his first start, allowing 2 ER in 4.0 IP.  In his eleventh relief appearance this season, Quinowski struck out three of the seven batters he faced.  He has a K/IP above 1.00, but his WHIP remains above 1.50.

R: Giants defeated Athletics 9-0

Scottsdale: 1B Jesse Shriner: 2 for 4, 2B
Scottsdale: C Hector Sanchez: 1 for 3, 2 BB

Scottrsdale: RHP Bryan Salsbury: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Scottsdale: RHP Brian Irving: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Shriner had his 12th double in twenty games.  Sanchez was one of several rookie Giants to reach base three times.  In limited playing time (50 AB), the 19-year-old has a .340/.368/.440 line.

Salbury had perhaps his best start yet.  The 5.0 scoreless IP improved his ERA to 3.08.  After striking out two in a perfect 7th inning, Irving now has a sub-2.00 ERA in nine AZL appearances.

DSL: Giants lost to Dodgers 1-0

Dominican: PH John Ramirez: 0 for 0, BB
Dominican: LHP Diego De La Cruz: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

The Gigantes' offense was limited to two singles and two walks, one of which came from Ramirez (19.10 y.o.), who began the season with one of the Yankees' two DSL teams.  De La Cruz (20.5 y.o.) has allowed just 2 ER (but 8 R) in his four starts (covering 21.1 IP).

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