Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Andrew Burg and Adam Duvall both homered as part of multi-hit days, and Chris Heston allowed just 1 ER in 7.0 IP.
Fresno: 3B Edgar Gonzalez: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Fresno: 1B Pablo Sandoval: 0 for 4
Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Gonzalez, the lone Grizzly to reach base twice, had his 13th double. Sandoval played the entire game. He had an oh-fer. With the Grizzlies getting just three batters over the minimum to the plate, he barely got four plate appearances as he made the game's final out.
For just the third time in his last nine starts, Kown came up shy of finishing with a quality start when after allowing a couple runs in the 7th inning.
AA: Richmond defeated New Hampshire 9-3
(after leading 8-3 after five innings)
Richmond: RF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 4, 3B, BB
Richmond: SS Nick Noonan: 3 for 5, 2B, SO
Richmond: SP Clayton Tanner: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Noonan's three hits paced the Flying Squirrels' eleven-hit attack, but his AVG remains below .230. Kieschnick, one of three Squirrels with two hits, had his 2nd triple.
Tanner matched his longest start of the year with 7.0 IP but also allowed a season-high 9 H. With a H/IP above 1.00, his BAA is .263. He had a 11/3 GO/FO line.
A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 4-1
(after scoring three runs in the 6th and 7th innings)
San Jose: RF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO
San Jose: C Andrew Burg: 3 for 3, HR, HBP, CS, E
San Jose: SP Chris Heston: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
San Jose: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 2 BB, 2 K
Playing in just his sixth game of the year, Burg had his 1st HR as he reached base in all four plate appearances. Parker reached base three times, including once via his 12th double.
Making his eleventh start, Heston had a season-high 8 K and also his start in which he did not issue a walk. His K/BB ratio is now better than 3.00. With three walks over his last two appearances, Hembree has a BB/IP rate above 0.50, but his ERA remains an impressive 0.76.
A-: Augusta defeated Lexingont 4-3 (10 innings)
Augusta: 2B Carlos Willoughby: 2 for 5, 2B
Augusta: DH Adam Duvall: 2 for 4, HR
Augusta: SP Justin Schumer: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--2 WP
Augusta: RP Mario Rodriguez: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Duvall and Willoughby each had had two of the GreenJackets' eight hits, including both of their XBHs--Duvall's 15th HR and Willoughby's 15th double.
Schumer had a fairly non-descript start from a statistical perspective, although the 4 K was a new season high after eight starts. His K/IP ratio remains below 0.50, though. Working a perfect 9th inning, Rodriguez got his BAA below .350.
DSL: The Gigantes had their usual Sunday off-day