Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Conor Gillaspie homered and singled, Henry Sosa had 5.0 scoreless IP, and Andrew Reichard allowed just 1 ER in 6.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno lost to Tacoma 11-4
(after leading 1-0 through five innings)
Fresno: SS Edgar Gonzalez: 2 for 4
Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 4, HR
Fresno: SP Shane Loux
: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K--1 IBB, 1 HB
Fresno: RP Mark Kroon: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 K--2 HB
Gillaspie, who had his 4th HR, and Gonzalez combined for four of the Grizzlies' seven hits.
At least statistically, Loux finished with one of his least effective starts since the start of May. He began with five scoreless frames but did not pitch six full innings for just the second time in his last nine starts. The 4 BB were a season high. Kroon had perhaps his worst appearance of the season, inflating his ERA from 2.59 to 4.26.
AA: Richmond defeated Binghamton 5-3
Richmond: RF Roger Kieschnick
: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Richmond: 1B Wes Hodges
: 0 for 2, 2 BB, 2 SO
Richmond: C Johnny Monell
: 2 for 4, 2B, E
Richmond: SP Henry Sosa: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Richmond: RP Jason Stoffel
: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Kieschnick had his 5th HR. Two other Flying Squirrels reaching base twice were Monell, the only Squirrel with two hits, and Hodges, the former Indians
prospect playing his first game in the Giants organization.
Making his first start of the year after nineteen relief appearances, Sosa had 5.0 scoreless IP while facing just three batters over the minimum. He threw 62 pitches (40 strikes). Stoffel had 2.0 scoreless IP for his 10th save.
A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 4-1
(after scoring three runs in the 1st inning)
San Jose: DH Gary Brown
: 1 for 4
San Jose: RF Jarrett Parker
: 2 for 4, 2B, SB
San Jose: SP Andrew Reichard: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
San Jose: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 2 K--1 WP
With a couple hits, including his 14th double, Parker raised his AVG to .268. Brown had a single to snap his four-game hitless streak. With a sub-.200 AVG in June, his AVG has fallen to .333.
Reichard had his longest start of the year. Allowing just 1 ER, he got his ERA below 3.00 (in 40.1 IP). He had a 8/1 GO/FO line. Hembree struck out two of his four batters.
A-: Augusta lost to Lexington 2-1
Augusta: CF Chris Lofton: 1 for 3, 2B
Augusta: SP Gaspar Santiago: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
While no GreenJacket reached base twice, Lofton did have his 5th double.
Making his fifth start, Santiago had a season-high 6 K as he pitched five innings for just the second time.
DSL: Giants defeated Nationals 9-5
Dominican: 3B Royel Astacio: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, 2 SO
Dominican: SP Yeini Martinez: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 WP
Playing in his eighth pro game, Astacio (17.8 y.o.) had the 2nd HR and 2nd double of his pro career. Martinez (20.6 y.o.) has allowed 3 ER in both of his starts.