Thursday highlights from the Giants' farm: Brett Pill had 3 XBH, and Brad Eldred homered and singled.
AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake 6-5
Fresno: CF Darren Ford
: 0 for 5, 3 SO
Fresno: 2B Brett Pill: 3 for 5, 3B, 2 2B, GiDP
Fresno: DH Brad Eldred: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Fresno: SP Andrew Kown
: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Salt Lake: SP Jerome Williams
: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Pill had 3 XBH, including his 2nd triple and 18th and 19th doubles. Eldred had his 13th HR. Ford's recent strikeout woes continue as he had the oh-fer with the hat trick.
Kown had his shortest start in nearly a month and a half. Over his previous seven starts, he had pitched at least six full innings every time but once (when he had 5.0 IP). Williams, the former Giant, made his first start in organized baseball in nearly two years against his former club.
AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 3-2
(allowing all three runs in the 6th inning)
Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 1 for 2, BB, HBP, SB
Richmond: 1B Wes Hodges
: 2 for 4, 2 2B, 2 SO
Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--2 HR
Richmond: RP Alex Hinshaw
: 1.2 IP, 4 K--1 HB
Hodges' 3rd and 4th doubles were two of the Flying Squirrels' seven hits. Culberson reached base three times. With a sub-.200 AVG in June, his season line has fallen to .252./.292/.358 through 282 AB.
After two previous starts with just under 6.0 IP, Maday had a quality start. Hinshaw struck out four of his six batters.
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 2-1
San Jose: CF Gary Brown
: 1 for 4, 2 SO, SB
San Jose: DH Andrew Burg: 0 for 4, 4 SO
San Jose: SS Robert Haney: 2 for 4, SO
San Jose: SP David Mixon: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
San Jose: RP Michael Main: 2.2 IP, 2 BB, 5 K
Haney was one of two Giants with two hits, but his AVG remains below .200. Brown had his 33rd SB. Burg had the sombrero, striking out in all four plate appearances.
Mixon matched a season high with 7 K but had his second straight start of less than 6.0 IP. Making his second appearance since spending two months on the DL, Main struck out five of his ten batters.
A-: Augusta at Savannah postponed by rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for tomorrow.)
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 5-2
(allowing four runs in 3rd inning)
Salem-Keizer: LF Shawn Payne: 2 for 3, 3B
Salem-Keizer: 1B Brian Cutspec: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Eugene: 2B Cory Spangenberg: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO, SB
Salem-Keizer: SP Brandon Allen
: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Stephen Shackelfoord: 2.2 IP, 2 BB, 5 K
Payne, the Giants' 35th rounder this year, was the lone Volcano to reach base twice, despite having just three plate appearance as the ninth batter in the order. Cutspec, who had 3 HRs last summer in the AZL, had his 1st NWL HR. Spangenberg, whom the Padres
drafted tenth overall earlier this month, reached base four times, further raising the .607 OBP he had mustered through his first six pro games.
Allen has now allowed 7 ER in 6.1 IP over his two NWL starts. Shackleford, the last of three Volcanoes relievers, struck out five of his ten batters.
R: The rookie Giants had their first off-day
DSL: Giants at Nationals had no results reported