Highlights from the Giants' farm: Buster Posey had three hits in the first game of a doubleheader, Mike McBryde had three doubles in 5 AB over two games, and Eric Surkamp faced just one batter over the minimum in 7.0 IP.
Fresno: SS Ryan Rohlinger: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Fresno: 1B Buster Posey: 3 for 3, 2B, BB, IBB, SF
Fresno: CF-LF Ben Copeland: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SB
Fresno: CF Mike McBryde: 2 for 2, 2 2B
Fresno: SP Joe Martinez: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Fresno: RP Osiris Matos: 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Fresno: RP Alex Hinshaw: 2.0 IP, 1 BB--1 HB, 1 IBB
Another big game for Posey, who had three of the Grizzlies' ten hits. Copeland and Rohlinger also reached base three times. Copeland led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a walk, stole second base, advanced to third on a throwing error, and then scored on a wild pitch--all without a ball being put into play in the inning. McBryde entered the game late but doubled in both plate appearances, his first two XBHs of the year, including a double to lead off the bottom of the 9th inning.
After allowing just one run in his first two starts, Martinez allowed two runs in both the 1st and 4th innings of his third start. He threw 73 pitches (44 strikes) before being removed with one runner on base in the 5th inning. Matos has pitched two scoreless innings in both of his appearances this year after starting the year on the DL. Hinshaw also pitched two scoreless innings as four Grizzlies relievers combined to allow no hits and no runs in 5.1 IP.
AAA: Fresno defeated Reno 5-0 (7 innings) in game 2
Fresno: C Buster Posey: 1 for 4, GiDP
Fresno: RF Joe Borchard: 2 for 3, 2B
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 3, 2B
Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Fresno: RP Henry Sosa: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K
Borchard and Pill each had two of the Grizzlies' seven hits, including Borchard's 1st double and Pill's 2nd double. Posey's line is also listed.
Yourkin, making his first start after two relief appearances, and Sosa both threw three scoreless innings in the combined shutout by three pitchers. They both lowered their ERAs below 2.00. Sosa threw just 22 of 40 pitches for strikes.
AA: Richmond had their first scheduled off-day of the season
(Their next scheduled off-day is April 29.)
A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 2-1
(allowing the decisive run in the bottom of the 8th inning)
San Jose: 1B Brandon Belt: 1 for 3, BB
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
San Jose: LF Wendell Fairley: 0 for 1, BB, HBP
San Jose: SP Eric Surkamp: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
San Jose: RP Edwin Quirarte: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER
Bakersfield: SP Michael Main: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Adrianza had two of the Giants' five hits, improving his AVG to .234. Belt and Fairley, who drew the Giants' only two walks, also reached base twice.
Surkamp had his longest start of the season and faced just one batter over the minimum. After allowing hits to the first two batters he faced, Surkamp retired 19 of the final 20 batters, including the final 15. With just 3 ER allowed during his three starts, his ERA stands at 1.59. Making his fourth appearance, Quirarte allowed his first run of the year to take the loss. Making his second straight start against the Giants, the Rangers' Main was more effective in this start. After his struggles last year, the 21-year-old's career appears to possibly be back on track given his peripheral stats so far of 13 H, 5 H, and 12 K in 17.0 IP.
A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 16-4
Augusta: 1B Luke Anders: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Augusta: 3B Chris Dominguez: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 SO, E
Savannah: SS Wilmer Flores: 2 for 6, HR, 2B, SO
Augusta: SP Bryan Salsbury: 4.1 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Augusta: RP Brian Irving: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB
Anders had his fourth straight game reaching base at least twice. He had his 6th double, while Dominguez added his 3rd double. Dominguez also committed his 4th error. Flores, the Mets' young hitting prospect, extended his hitting streak to seven games and had his second HR of the series.
After two very good starts, Salsbury was not nearly so effective in this start. After two scoreless innings, he allowed two runs in both the 3rd and 4th innings. The first three of the Sand Gnats' five runs in the 5th inning were also charged to Salsbury, although all three of those runs scored after he had left the game. Irving, the Giants' seventeenth rounder two years ago, retired just one of the five batters he faced to begin the 7th inning, which led to another five-run frame for the Sand Gnats' offense.