FanPost

Minor Lines - 4/29 & 4/30

edit: Wasn't it nice for Brute to step in and do these? Don't you want to go to SF Dugout and The Lunatic Fringe and hang out for a while in appreciation? I'm sure you do.

Catching up a bit, here's the lines for Friday and Saturday!  (Forgive the unusual formatting...I know, it's a bit different...)

Friday's Highlights: Gary Brown got on base every time he came up to the plate, but where's the stolen bases?  Charlie Culberson gets a pair of hits with his seventh double, and Fairley picks up his own two-hit, one-double day.

Saturday's Highlights: Lots and lots of baseball.  Fresno makes up Friday's snow-out with a double-header.  Brad Eldred picks up a home run and a pair of doubles over the two games, and Brandon Belt goes 2-for-3 in the nightcap.  Richmond goes 18 innings in one game, as Ryan Verdugo gives up one run over five innings.  Nick Liles picks up a pair of doubles while Chris Dominguez has three hits.  And Augusta's Jeff Arnold picks up a double and a home run.

April 29th - Lines done by Paul C. Barrera, reprinted with permission.

Fresno Grizzlies - AAA Postponed (Snow)

Team Notes - Matt Yourkin (1-2, 6.38) will square off with Salt Lake's Ronald Bay (1-0. 4.86) in Game One of Saturday's doubleheader. In his last start, Yourkin gave up four runs on three walks and six hits, including two longballs, in just over five innings of work against Reno...The Grizzlies, who won the first game of their visit with the Bees 5-4 on Thursday, are looking to get well in Utah, having notched just four W's in their past 11 tries. 

Richmond Flying Squirrels - AA
Richmond Flying Squirrels 7, Bowie Baysox 8

Richmond Hitters

Player
POS AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
BA
Notes
Christian DH 4 2 2 0 0 1(1) 2 0 0 0 0 .280
Noonan SS 3 1 1 1(1) 0 0 1 2 1 0 1(1) .265 E(4)
Culberson 2B 5 0 2 1(7) 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .306
Kieschnick RF 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2(3) 0 .224
McBryde CF 3 1 1 0 1(1) 0 2 0 1 0 0 .243


Richmond Pitchers

Pitcher
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
HR
ERA
Notes
Tanner 5.0 6 5 4 2 4 1 5.85
Matos 2.0 4 2 2 0 4 1 5.65 L (1-3), BS(1)
Quirarte 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.48

 

 

Game Notes - The Flying Squirrels jumped on Bowie from the onset, with Charlie Culberson's seventh double of the season plating Nick Noonan to open the scoring in the first. Richmond added two runs in the second on an RBI three-bagger by Mike McBryde and a Jose Flores RBI single. In the fifth, Justin Christian clocked a two-run homer to center to stretch the lead before disaster struck in the home half of the sixth. Clayton Tanner surrendered a leadoff double to Joe Mahoney, followed by a walk to Brandon Waring, before Caleb Joseph hammered a three-run blast to left to chase Tanner, who was replaced by Osiris Matos. Matos notched two quick strikeouts, but back-to-back singles put runners on the corners, and a wild pitch allowed the tying run to cross. The Baysox grabbed the momentum, adding insurance in the seventh and eighth and pitching shutdown innings in two of the final three frames to grab the nail-biting win. 

Team Notes - Second baseman Charlie Culberson leads the team in hitting at .306 and has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. He has recorded five multi-hit games and is hitting .311 over that span...The Flying Squirrels may be entering a small offensive surge as a team, having posted more than five runs in three of their last five contests in the pitching-friendly Eastern League...Clayton Tanner has been susceptible to the longball thus far in 2011, having surrendered two big flies in four starts. In 20.0 innings of work, the Australian has surrendered 13 earned runs on 22 hits and nine walks, posting a less-than-impressive 1.55 WHIP and an 0-2 record. 

San Jose Giants - High-A
San Jose Giants 9, Lake Elsinore Storm 3

San Jose Hitters

Player
POS AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
BA
Notes
Brown CF 2 1 2 1(2) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .341
Liles 3B 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .379
Joseph 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .271
Fairley LF 4 1 2 1(4) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .317
Dominguez DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .267


San Jose Pitchers

Pitcher
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
HR
ERA
Notes
Dunning, J. 5.0 3 1 1 4 3 0 4.71 W (3-0)
Ronick 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Lively 2.0 4 2 2 1 2 0 3.97


Game Notes - San Jose's eight-run outburst in the home half of the first gave starter Jake Dunning all the support he would need to notch his third win of the year. Center fielder Gary Brown kicked off the big rally with a leadoff double to left, and would later score on a single by Nick Liles. Despite the big run total, Brown's double would be just one of two extra base hits tallied by San Jose on Friday night. Third baseman Chris Dominguez, who has cooled considerably since his lightning start to 2011, was the lone starter to fail to join the hit parade, whiffing four times to earn a golden sombrero. With the win, San Jose extended its win streak to six games; the Giants have won seven of their last eight contests, and 11 of their last 14.

Team Notes - Gary Brown's leadoff double against Jose De Paula bolstered his already impressive success against left-handed pitching. In 18 ABs against southpaws in 2011, Brown has registered a staggering offensive line of .500/.625/1.403...Outfielder Wendell Fairley continues to produce out of the ninth spot in the San Jose lineup. Through 20 games as the regular left fielder and final batsman, Fairley is hitting .317 with a .411 OBP. In 115 games with San Jose last year, Fairley hit .292 with a .362 OBP...San Jose's pitching staff refuses to return to Earth, and continues to dominate California League hitters. As of the end of play Friday night, San Jose hurlers led the Cal League in wins, team ERA, WHIP, and innings pitched, and are second in home runs allowed.

Augusta GreenJackets - Low-A
Augusta GreenJackets 3, Hickory Crawdads 8

Augusta Hitters

Player
POS AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
BA
Notes
Burkhart C 4 1 2 1(2) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .242
Harris LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .237
Willoughby 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .299
Scoma 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .259
Lofton CF 2 1 1 1(2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179


Augusta Pitchers

Pitcher
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
HR
ERA
Notes
Sanford 4.2 10 7 7 2 2 1 4.29 L (0-2)
Santiago 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.55
Concepcion 1.2 2 0 0 2 2 0 2.31
Bowlin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50


Game Notes - Hickory used big innings at the plate in the second and fifth against Augusta starter Shawn Sanford, who was making just his second start of the season, to grab a convincing win over the visiting GreenJackets in the rubber match of a five game set. After the Crawdads' three-spot in the second, Augusta got one back in the top of the third, when singles by catcher Daniel Burkhart and shortstop Ydwin Villegas led to an RBI groundout by second baseman Carlos Willoughby. Sanford kept Augusta close until the bottom of the fifth, when the Crawdads loaded the bases for Jacob Skole, who hit a grand slam to deep right to clear the bases and break the game open. Hickory never looked back, adding an insurance run in the sixth to complete the win over the GreenJackets, who went 0-5 as a team in RISP situations.

Team Notes - Although he was hitless in Friday's game against Hickory, second baseman Carlos Willoughby has hit safely on seven of his last 10 games, with four multi-hit showings and a "slash line" of .342/.500/.842 over that span...Righty reliever Edward Concepcion pitched 1.2 shutout innings, recording two strikeouts. In his last outing, on April 26th, Concepcion worked an inning and gave up 2 runs on two hits and three walks. In 10 games in 2011, Concepcion has walked 13 batters, with a bloated 2.05 WHIP...Augusta continues to struggle with offensive consistency as a team. In the five-game set against Hickory, the GreenJackets had two games with nine or more runs, and three games where they pushed across three or fewer baserunners.

April 30th

Fresno Grizzlies - AAA
Game 1 - Fresno Grizzlies 5, Salt Lake Bees 3 (7 Innings)

Fresno Hitters

Player
POS AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
BA
Notes
Conor Gillaspie 3B 2 2 1 1 (5) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .256
Brock Bond 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 (1) 1 (2) .224 1 HBP
Travis Ishikawa LF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .235 2 E (3)
Chris Stewart C 1 0 1 1 (3) 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .151 2 SAC

Fresno Pitchers
Pitcher
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
HR
ERA
Notes
Shane Loux 5.0 6 1 1 1 2 1 3.45 W (1-3), 1 WP
Marc Kroon 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.79 S (5)

Game Notes - Fresno took the first lead in this double-header, with a pair of doubles in the second inning by Conor Gillaspie and Chris Stewart, leading to two runs. Salt Lake got one back in the bottom half of the second. In the sixth, a Brad Eldred double followed a Gillaspie walk to open up the scoring in a three-run sixth inning.

Game 2 - Fresno Grizzlies 5, Salt Lake Bees 3 (7 Innings)

Fresno Hitters
Player
POS AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
BA
Notes
Brad Eldred DH 3 2 2 1 (2) 0 1 (1) 2 0 1 0 0 .300
Brandon Belt LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .400
Brett Pill 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 (4) 2 0 0 0 0 .358

Fresno Pitchers
Pitcher
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
HR
ERA
Notes
Matt Yourkin 5.0 6 2 2 0 7 0 5.81 W (2-2)
Casey Daigle 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 7.59 S (2)

Game Notes - Nope, you're not seeing double. Fresno won both ends of the double-header by the same score. Once again, it was the second inning with a Brad Eldred RBI double, and a Jackson Williams RBI single. In the fourth, Eldred hit a home run to make it 3-0, and in the top of the fifth, four consecutive singles scored two more runs as Fresno went up 5-0. They gave up some runs late, but it didn't stop a win.

Team Notes - Bond's first game was an OBP feast. After both games, he's got a .317 on-base percentage over a .212 average...Gillaspie's double in Game 1 was his second in three games...Ishikawa's two errors are notable as he continues to work at playing the outfield...Eldred had a big day combined, going 3-for-6 with two doubles and a home run. These were only his second and third games since returning from injury...Brandon Belt suffered a hitless Game 1, but game back in Game 2...Shane Loux had his best start of the season, although it was also his shortest...Kroon has four saves in his last five appearances...Yourkin has collected 29 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings, the best total on the Fresno roster...Daigle picked up his first save since April 11th.

Richmond Flying Squirrels - AA
Bowie BaySox 3, Richmond Flying Squirrels 2 (18 Innings)

Richmond Hitters
Player
POS AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
BA
Notes
Johnny Monell C 5 1 2 0 0 1 (3) 1 1 3 0 0 .234
Juan Perez CF 6 1 2 2 (6) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .229 1 HBP

Richmond Pitchers
Pitcher
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
HR
ERA
Notes
Ryan Verdugo 5.0 6 1 1 3 4 0 1.69
Dan Otero 2.1 2 0 0 0 3 0 2.81
Jason Stoffel 2.2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0.96
David Quinowski 4.0 2 1 1 1 3 1 2.00

Game Notes - Speaking of things you read right, that is an 18-inning game. Richmond got the lead in the second inning with a Johnny Monell solo home run, but Bowie tied it up in the fourth. In the 8th, a Juan Perez double led to a 2-1 lead as he scored on a Nick Noonan single. But in the bottom of the ninth, Jason Stoffel led off the inning with a walk, and after a sacrifice and a single, the runner scored on a groundout to tie the game. And then, the marathon began. Only three hits and five walks punctuated the extras until the bottom half of the 18th, when a leadoff home run by Caleb Joseph ended the game in favor of Bowie.

Team Notes - Monell has three home runs in his last five games, and is slugging .438 on the season...With the two doubles, Perez now has six on the season. He had 37 in 2010 with San Jose...Ryan Verdugo gave up a season-high in walks, but had his team in the game late...Dan Otero worked 2 1/3 innings in relief, three days after working a season-high three innings. Between the two games, he collected nine strikeouts...Stoffel's run was his first earned run of the season. He gave up two unearned runs earlier in the season...Quinowski's four innings were not his longest of the season. He went 4 1/3 innings on April 25, which was his last outing.

San Jose Giants - High-A
Lake Elsinore Storm 7, San Jose Giants 5

San Jose Hitters
Player
POS AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
BA
Notes
Chris Dominguez 3B 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287
Nick Liles DH 5 1 2 2 (7) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .381
Gary Brown CF 5 1 1 0 1 (2) 0 2 0 0 0 0 .333
Wendell Fairley LF 4 1 2 1 (5) 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .328
Juan Ciriaco SS 4 1 1 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 2 E (2)

San Jose Pitchers
Pitcher
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
HR
ERA
Notes
Andy Reichard 3.0 4 5 2 1 1 2 2.84
Hector Correa 4.0 4 2 2 0 2 1 2.95 L (1-1)
Jose Casilla 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6.55

Game Notes - Lake Elsinore and San Jose matched each other early on, but the Storm lasted longer. A first inning home run for Lake Elsinore was matched by back-to-back doubles by Nick Liles and Ryan Cavan, and the game was knotted up at 1-1 after one. In the second, the Storm got another solo home run. But after a Wendell Fairley double and an error, Gary Brown hit a two-run double, and scored on a Liles double to put San Jose up 4-2. The Storm responded with three unearned runs in the top of the third to go up 5-4. San Jose got one more run in the bottom of the third to tie the game again at 5. Unfortunately, that was all San Jose got. In the seventh, Lake Elsinore got a leadoff triple, a sacrifice fly and a home run to go up for good.

Team Notes - Liles had his second two-double game out of the last four. Over the last four games, Liles has gone 9-for-21...Dominguez had his first three-hit game since April 20th...Brown is slugging .427 in 23 games...Fairley has gone 2-for-4 with a double in each of his last two games. He's batting .328, and is slugging .403 with five doubles...Andy Reichard made his first start of the season, but it wasn't his longest outing of the season. He went four innings on April 14th in relief...Correa did have his longest outing of the year, with four innings of his own.

Augusta GreenJackets - Low-A
Augusta GreenJackets 5, Lexington Legends 1

Augusta Hitters
Player
POS AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
BA
Notes
Jeff Arnold C 4 2 2 1 (5) 0 1 (1) 2 0 0 0 0 .228
Carlos Willoughby 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .293
Josh Mazzola 1B 4 1 1 1 (3) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .233

Augusta Pitchers
Pitcher
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
HR
ERA
Notes
Taylor Rogers 7.0 7 1 1 2 5 0 3.27 W (1-3), 3 HBP
Jacob Dunnington 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.40

Game Notes - Augusta followed the lead of Richmond and Fresno. Doubles by Josh Mazzola and Jeff Arnold picked up one run, and Carolos Willoughby had a two-run single later in the inning to go up 3-0. Willoughby added an RBI groundout in the fourth to take a 4-0 lead. Lexington got one run back int he bottom of the fourth, but Jeff Arnold hit a sixth inning home run to put the team up 5-1.

Team Notes - Arnold is batting 4-for-11 with three doubles and a home run. His home run was his first of the year. He had three in Salem-Keizer last year...Willoughby has five RBI over the last three games, and eight total on the season...Josh Mazzola's double was his first extra-base hit in the last ten games...Rogers had his best start of the season, going a season-high seven innings and giving up a season-low one run...Dunnington has had two scoreless outings after giving up nine runs (four earned) in a three-game stretch.

This FanPost is reader-generated, and it does not necessarily reflect the views of McCovey Chronicles. If the author uses filler to achieve the minimum word requirement, a moderator may edit the FanPost for his or her own amusement.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join McCovey Chronicles

You must be a member of McCovey Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at McCovey Chronicles. You should read them.

Join McCovey Chronicles

You must be a member of McCovey Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at McCovey Chronicles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker