Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: Francisco Peguero, Tommy Joseph, and Brett Pill each homered as part of multi-hit performances; Matt Yourkin allowed just an unearned run in 6.0 IP; and Daryl Maday and Henry Sosa combined for a shutout.
Fresno: 3B Pablo Sandoval: 1 for 4, HR
Fresno: SS Ydwin Villegas: 1 for 1, BB
Fresno: 2B Brett Pill: 2 for 6, HR, 2B, SO
Fresno: DH Brad Eldred: 1 for 5, HR
Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Fresno: RP Felix Romero: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Pill had his 11th HR, and Eldred his 10th HR. Sandoval had the 2nd HR of his rehab assignment. After he departed the game, his substitute, Villegas, reached based in both plate appearances.
Allowing just an unearned run in six innings, Yourkin got his ERA below 5.00. Romero had 2 K in a perfect 12th inning for his 1st save.
AA: Richmond defeated New Hampshire 2-0
(scoring both runs in the 7th inning)
Richmond: CF Justin Christian: 3 for 5, 2B, SO
Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 0 for 5, 3 SO, GiDP
Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K--1 HB
Richmond: RP Henry Sosa: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 K
New Hampshire: SP Chad Jenkins: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Christian had three of the Flying Squirrels' eight hits, raising his AVG back above .250. His 8th double was their only XBH. After homering three straight days, Culberson had the oh-fer that included the hat trick.
Combining for the shutout were Maday, who had a season-high 8 K and got his ERA below 3.50, and Sosa, who had a season-high 4.0 IP. They combined for a 13/1 GO/FO line. Jenkins, the Blue Jays' first round pick two years ago, ptiched well in his upper minors debut but took the loss.
A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 8-3
San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 0 for 6, SO, GiDP
San Jose: 2B-SS Ryan Cavan: 3 for 4, BB, SO
San Jose: RF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 4, HR, 2B, SH, E
San Jose: C Tommy Joseph: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, SO
Modesto: 3B Nolan Arenaudo: 2 for 4, HR
San Jose: SP Barry Zito: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 HB
Peguero and Joseph both had three hits, including their 2nd and 6th HRs, respectively. Cavan also had three hits as he reached base four times. Brown had his second straight 0-for-6 night, dropping his AVG to .344. Arenaudo, one of the Rockies' top five prospects, had his 6th HR.
Zito did not dominate as in his previous Cal League start, but he still had a quality start and got the win.
A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 4-2
(allowing three runs in the bottom of the 8th inning)
Augusta: C Jeff Arnold: 0 for 2, 2 BB
Augusta: SP Shawn Sanford: 7.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HB
Arnold was one of three GreenJackets to reach base twice.
Sanford had his longest start of the year with 7.1 IP. He allowed just one run through the first seven innings before allowing a couple baserunners in the 8th inning, both of whom scored after he left the game. While not issuing any walks, he got his K/BB ratio above 3.00.
DSL: Giants defeated Phillies 13-5
Dominican: CF Randy Ortiz: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, CS
Dominican: SP Carlos Diaz: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Ortiz (17.11 y.o.) had the second multi-hit game of his ten-game pro career. Making his second official start, Diaz (17.6 y.o.) pitched close to seven full innings. He has allowed just 1 ER in 11.1 IP.