Thursday highlights from the Giants' farm: Francisco Peguero homered and tripled among his three hits, both John Bowker and Ryan Rohlinger homered and singled, and Clayton Tanner allowed just 1 ER in 7.0 IP.
(after trailing 4-0 through six innings)
Fresno: LF John Bowker: 2 for 4, HR
Fresno: DH Jesus Guzman: 3 for 4, 2B
Fresno: SS Ryan Rohlinger: 2 for 3, HR, BB
Fresno: SP Daryl Maday: 4.1 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 0 K--2 HR
Fresno: RP Osiris Matos: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Late in the game in mop-up time, Bowker had his 12th HR, and Rohlinger his 5th HR. Guzman's three hits, including just his 10th double, raised his AVG to .308.
Maday continues to scuffle since his promotion to the PCL. This was his shortest start but also the fewest runs he has allowed. He has also given up at least two big flies in each start. Matos's ERA has gotten a little higher each month, with his season ERA now nearly 5.00.
AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 3-2
Richmond: LF Thomas Neal: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
Richmond: RF Clay Timpner: 2 for 4, 2B
Richmond: SP Clayton Tanner: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Richmond: RP Mitch Lively: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Both Neal and Timpner each had an XBH while reaching base twice.
Tanner pitched at least seven innings for the fourth time in his last six starts. His ERA is approximately 2.75 in ten starts since Memorial Day. Lively pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 2nd save.
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 6-2
San Jose: RF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, SO
San Jose: 1B Michael Sandoval: 3 for 4
San Jose: 3B Drew Biery: 1 for 4, HR
Stockton: SS Grant Green: 3 for 4, 2B, SH, SB
San Jose: SP Kyle Nicholson: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--2 HR, 1 HB
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Peguero remains the Giants' hottest hitter, this time with his 6th HR, 13th triple and a single. Since the Cal League's all-star break, his OPS is over 1.000 with a .384/.431/.571 line in 112 AB. Biery added his 12th HR, and Sandoval also had three hits. Green, the Athletics' first rounder a year ago, raised his AVG to .332 with three more hits, including his 27th double (which I think is more doubles than any Giants' farmhand has this year).
Nicholson had his fifth straight start with 4+ ER. Stoffel retired just two of his six batters. With nearly twice as many hits as strikeouts (122 H vs 65 K in 98.2 IP, .303 BAA), would he still make a Giants top forty prospects list?
A-: Augusta lost to Greensboro 8-1
Augusta: CF Evan Crawford: 1 for 3, 3B
Augusta: SP Jeremy Toole: 5.0+ IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Augusta: RP Chris Gloor: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Crawford had his 12th triple as the GreenJackets' offense was limited to four hits (but three XBH) and one walk.
Toole allowed two runs through five innings but then did not retire any of his four batters in the 6th inning. Gloor allowed just one hit. He has been consistenly good throughout the season with a 2.68 ERA, and his peripheral stats are now 38 H, 22 BB, 2 HR, and 55 K in 47.0 IP.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 5-4 (14 innings)
Salem-Keizer: 2B Julio Izturis: 3 for 6, SH, SO
Salem-Keizer: LF Ryan Scoma: 2 for 7, HR, SO
Salem-Keizer: SP Shane Kaufman: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 WP
Salem-Keizer: RP David Newton: 2.0 IP, 2 K
Scoma had his 2nd HR. Izturis's three singles raised his AVG above .300.
Kaufman's fifth pro start was his longest yet, making it his first quality start with just two runs allowed. Newton pitched a perfect 8th and 9th innings.
R: Giants at Padres postponed by rain
DSL: Giants at Yankees1 postponed by rain