Monday highlights from the Giants' farm: Manny Burriss had four hits, Davis Mixon allowed just 1 ER in 7.0 IP, and Tommy Joseph and Ryan Cavan were two of four GreenJackets to homer as part of multi-hit performances. Also notable, Brandon Belt homered and Chris Heston allowed just 2 ER in 7.0 IP.
(after scoring six runs in the 4th inning)
Fresno: SS Manny Burriss: 4 for 5, SB
Fresno: LF John Bowker: 2 for 2, 2B, 2 BB
Colorado Springs: 3B Omar Quintanilla: 2 for 3, HR, 2 BB
Fresno: SP Daryl Maday: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 8 K--2 HR
Burriss had four hits, raising his AVG to .302 through seventeen PCL games. Bowker, who had the Grizzlies' only other multi-hit line, also reached base four times. The Rockies' Quintanilla also reached base four times, including his 1st HR of the year.
Maday, who had a 2.34 ERA in sixteen starts for Richmond, made his PCL debut. He gave up 5 ER but also had 8 K. His K/IP as Flying Squirrel was 0.60.
AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 5-1
Richmond: 1B Brandon Belt: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Richmond: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 3 for 3, SH
Richmond: SP David Mixon: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
Harrisburg: SP John Lannan: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR
Belt and Gillaspie led the Flying Squirrels' offense for the second straight day, with Belt again homering and Gillaspie again having multiple hits. With the three hits, Gillaspie raised his AVG to .264.
Mixon bounced back from his last start (5 ER in 4.1 IP) with his fifth quality start in his last six starts. But with no strikeouts, his K/IP fell below 0.70. Lannan, who began the year in the Nationals' rotation but had a 5.76 ERA over fourteen starts, made his third minor league start.
A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 4-3
(after leading 3-1 through six innings)
San Jose: RF Francisco Peguero: 0 for 4, 3 SO
San Jose: LF Wendell Fairley: 2 for 4, 2 2B
San Jose: SP Eric Stolp: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 HB
San Jose: RP Edwin Quirarte: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 Er, 2 BB--1 IBB
With two doubles for the second straight day, Fairley has doubled his season total to 8 doubles. His AVG is now .290. Peguero had the oh-fer with the hat trick, snapping his seven game hitting streak during which he had six multi-hit games. His SO/AB rose just above 20%.
Stolp had a quality start, even with his ground ball tendencies not being as pronounced as usual (8/7 GO/FO line yesterday). Is Quirarte a streaky pitcher? Through his first sixteen apperances, he had allowed just 2 ER. In his last eight appearances, he has allowed 9 ER, taking the loss four times. Yesterday he also allowed both inherited runners to score.
A-: Augusta defeated Lexington 10-2
Augusta: LF Nick Liles: 3 for 5
Augusta: 2B Ryan Cavan: 3 for 5, HR, CS
Augusta: 1B Luke Anders: 2 for 5, HR
Augusta: C Tommy Joseph: 2 for 5, HR, 2B
Augusta: SS Ydwin Villegas: 2 for 5, HR, SO
Augusta: SP Chris Heston: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Augusta: RP Hector Correa: 1.0 IP, 3 K
The GreenJackets went deep four times. Going back-to-back in the 3rd inning, Anders and Joseph had their 10th and 9th HRs. In the 8th inning, Cavan added his 9th HR, and Villegas had his 1st pro HR. Liles added three more hits too, raising his AVG to .322.
Heston had one of his best starts of the year, picking up his first win in nearly two months. He improved his ERA to an even 5.00 through sixteen starts. Correa struck out all three batters he faced. He has a K/IP above 1.25 but also a WHIP above 1.50.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Vancouver 7-4
Salem-Keizer: 2B Julio Izturis: 2 for 4, BB, SO
Salem-Keizer: 3B Kyle Mach: 3 for 4, 3B, 2 E
Salem-Keizer: SP Edwin Escobar: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--3 WP
Izturis and Mach had the Volcanoes' two multi-hit lines, raising their respective AVGs to .340 and .254. Mach also committed his 5th and 6th errors.
Escobar had his second straight start with just 4.0 IP, this time allowing a season-high 7 H after allowing a season-high 5 BB in his previous start. His WHIP is above 1.50.
R: Giants defeated Brewers 7-0
Scottsdale: 2B Carlos Willoughby: 2 for 4, 2 2B, SH, SO
Scottsdale: LF Jose De La Cruz: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Scottsdale: SP Austin Fleet: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K--1 WP
Scottsdale: RP Addison Proszek: 1.0 IP, 3 K
De La Cruz reached base three times in his fifth game in the U.S. Willoughby doubled twice, giving him a 3/14 XBH/H line.
Fleet, the Giants' sixteenth rounder this year, had his second straight start with 0 ER and 8 K in 5.0 IP. Proszek has now struck out five of his six batters.
DSL: Giants lost to Yankees1 8-4
Dominican: DH Luis Vasquez: 3 for 4, 2B
Dominican: RP Luis Utria: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB< 3 K--1 WP
Vasquez (19.3 y.o.) had three of the Gigantes' five hits, raising his AVG to .310. Utria (17.10 y.o.) provided effective long relief. He has gone at least 4.0 IP in all four of his appearances.