(after leading 5-1 entering the bottom of the 8th inning)
Fresno: CF Darren Ford: 2 for 4, 2 SO
Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 3, BB, SO
Fresno: C Hector Sanchez: 2 for 4, 2B
Sacramento: 1B Chris Carter: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, SO
Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 6.0 IP, 4 R, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HR
Sacramento: RP Joe Bateman: 2.0 IP, 4 K
Playing his seventh PCL game, Sanchez had the Grizzlies' lone XBH and was their only starter not to strike out. His two hits raised his PCL AVG above .300. He was joined with two hits by Ford, who was playing his second rehab game, and Gillaspie, who also drew a walk to reach base three times. The Athletics' Carter had a big game that included a three-run HR in the 8th inning. He finished the game with a walk-off single that went perhaps twenty feet up the first base line.
Yourkin had his second straight start with 1 R in 6.0 IP. His ERA is now down to 4.70 after fourteen starts. He has allowed 5 HRs over his past six starts. Former Giants' farmhand Bateman had 4 K in 2.0 perfect IP, although for the season his ERA remains close to 5.50.
AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 6-4
Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO, CS
Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 2 WP, 1 PO
Richmond: RP David Quinowski: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 4 K
Monell reached base three times. His season line is now .227/.313/.369 through 203 AB.
For the fourth time in his last seven starts, Maday allowed exactly four runs. His ERA is now 3.68 after a dozen starts. He had for him a rare start with fewer groundouts than flyouts (5/7 GO/FO line). Quinowski struck out four of his ten batters. Over his last nine appearances, he has 11 H, 1 BB, and 14 K in 12.1 IP.
A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 10-1
(falling behind 7-1 after five innings)
San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 4, SO
San Jose: 3B-C Andrew Burg: 1 for 4, HR, 2 SO, E
San Jose: SP Kelvin Marte: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 0 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Brown was the lone Giant to reach base twice. Burg had his 2nd HR.
Marte had perhaps his least effective start of the year. He matched season highs with 9 H and 7 R. It was also his first start with a strikeout, although it was also his first start without a walk.
A-: Augusta defeated Asheville 15-5
(after scoring eight runs in the 2nd inning)
Augusta: 3B Adam Duvall: 4 for 6, 2B, SO
Augusta: LF Devin Harris: 1 for 3, HR, HBP, SF, SO
Augusta: SS Ehire Adrianza: 3 for 4, HR, 2 2B, BB, E
Augusta: SP Justin Schumer: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Augusta: RP Seth Rosin: 3.0 IP, 1 BB, 6 K
Augusta: SP Tyler Matzek: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 6 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 2 WP
Adrianza had perhaps the best game of his career from an offensive statistics standpoint. He had his 3rd HR among three XBH, while also drawing a walk. He also made his 7th error, through. Duvall had four hits, including his 16th double. Harris had his 9th HR.
Schumer pitched well enough to get the win. Despite stats including a 5.83 ERA and .319 BAA, he has a 3-2 W-L record after nine starts. Rosin struck out six of his ten batters. The wheels continue to come off for Matzek, who began the year ranked as the Rockies' top prospect. He has a 10.71 ERA this year after thirteen starts.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Spokane 14-2
(after scoring eight runs in the 4th inning)
Salem-Keizer: SS Joe Panik: 2 for 5, BB, SO
Salem-Keizer: DH Mike Murray: 5 for 6, HR, 2B, SO
Salem-Keizer: SP Cameron Lamb: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Aaron King: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Murray, whom the Giants signed as an undrafted free agent a year ago, had quite the season debut with five hits, including a HR and double. Panik, the Giants' first round selection this year, had a couple singles and a walk in his pro debut.
Lamb, the Australian now in his fifth pro season (including 2008 when he missed the entire year), pitched effectively as the Volcanoes' opening day starter. Last year he had an ERA over 9.00 in six NWL appearances (two starts). King, the Volcanoes' first reliever of the season to make an appearance, is back with the Volcanoes as he tries to overcome his control issues. Last year he had 29 BB in 20.2 IP with the Volcanoes. The box score suggests this appearance was at least a step in the right direction in comparison to last year.
DSL: Giants lost to Angles 4-0
Dominican: DH Herody Mesa: 1 for 3, SO
Dominican: SP Carlos Diaz: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Mesa (20.2 y.o.) had one of just three hits (all singles) for the Gigantes. In his fifth game, it was the first hit of his pro career. After allowing just 1 ER over his first two starts, Diaz (17.6 y.o.) allowed 4 ER in his third start.