San Jose, the Giants' one affiliate in action, won the first game of the Cal League championship series, with the top individual highlight being (a) Clayton Tanner allowing just 1 ER in 7.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno ended its season on Labor Day
AA: Connecticut had an off-day in its best-of-five championship series
(They trail 2-0 heading into game 3 in Akron tonight.)
A+: San Jose defeated High Desert 2-1
San Jose: LHP Clayton Tanner: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K--1 WP
San Jose: LHP David Quinowski: 1.0 IP, 2 K
San Jose: RHP Rafael Cova: 1.0 IP
High Desert: RHP Steven Hensley: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--2 HR
Kieschnick and Mazzola led off the 2nd and 5th innings with solo HRs, providing the Giants' only runs. Mazzola and Peguero each had two of the Giants' six hits. For the Mariners' affiliate, their Peguero had their only multi-hit line. He has emerged as one of the better prospects in the Mariners' organization this year after slugging .560.
Tanner had his second straight fairly dominant playoff start. He scattered 7 H over 7.0 IP, allowing just one run. He had a 10/2 GO/FO line. Quinowski and Cova each pitched a perfect inning to finish the game. Hensley, the Mariners' fourth rounder a year ago, came up on the short end of the pitchers duel in one of the most hitter-friendly ballparks in the minors. He had pitched a complete-game shutout in his previous post-season appearance with 3 H, 1 BB, and 10 K.
A-: Augusta ended its season on Labor Day
ssA: Salem-Keizer won the NWL championship series on September 10
R: Giants lost AZL championship game on August 31
DSL: The Gigantes finished their DSL championship series sweep on August 31