Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Eric Surkamp had 10 K and just 1 ER in 7.0 IP, Roger Kieschnick homered while reaching base in four of six plate appearances in a doubleheader, and Justin Christian homered while reaching base three times.
Fresno: RF Justin Christian: 1 for 3, HR, 2 BB, SB
Fresno: 2B Bill Hall: 2 for 3, 2B, SO, E
Fresno: 2B Nick Noonan: 1 for 1, BB
Colorado Springs: SS Ryan Rohlinger: 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 SO
Colorado Springs: 1B Mike Jacobs: 3 for 5, HR, 2 2B, SO, GiDP, CS, E
Fresno: SP Felix Romero: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Fresno: RP Geno Espineli: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Christian had his 5th HR and his 14th SB as he played in his 22nd PCL game. Hall, playing his first rehab game, and Noonan combined to reach base in four of five plate appearances from the second spot in the batting order. Rohlinger, now with the Rockies, reached three times against his former team, but his OBP remains just .655 as he has struggled to hit away from his new home park. Jacobs had his 18th HR and 26th and 27th doubles.
Romero allowed hits to nearly half of the sixteen batters he faced while being tagged for 4 ER in 3.0 IP. Facing the team with which he began the year, Espineli provided long relief allowing just 1 ER in 4.0 IP.
AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 4-1 (7 innings) in game 1
Richmond: LF Roger Kieschnick: 1 for 2, HR, BB
Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 2 for 3, 3B, 2B, SO
Richmond: 1B Skyler Stromsmoe: 2 for 2, 2B, BB (IBB)
Richmond: SP Eric Surkamp: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K--1 WP
Kieschnick had his 12th HR. Perez had his 7th triple and 20th double. Stromsmoe reached base in all three plate appearances.
Surkamp had one of his longest appearances of the year, throwing 106 pitches (65 strikes). He had 10+ K for the third time in his last four games, raising his K/BB above 3.75.
AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 7-5 (7 innings) in game 2
Richmond: CF Francisco Peguero: 2 for 3, 2B
Richmond: SS Sharlon Schoop: 2 for 2, BB
Richmond: SP Wilmin Rodriguez: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Richmond: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Harrisburg: SP Shairon Martis: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 8 K
Peguero and Schoop each had two of the Flying Squirrels' eight hits.
Making his second straight start, Rodriguez once again had a line with 1 ER in 5.0 IP. After getting the final out of the top of the 6th inning and then having a two-RBI single in the bottom half of the inning, Hembree was ineffective in the top of the 7th inning, retiring just two of his six batters. Overall, he threw just 9 of 21 pitches for strikes. Martis, the former Giants' farmhand traded to the Nationals a few years ago for Mike Stanton (the reliever), started against the Squirrels for the third time in his last seven starts. He has had 26 K but 9 ER in 17.1 IP over those three starts.
A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 7-3 (7 innings) in game 1
(scoring all seven runs in the bottom of the 6th inning)
San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 3
San Jose: SP Chris Heston: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--2 HR, 1 WP
Visalia: SP David Holmberg: 5.0+ IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Brown had the Giants' lone multi-hit line, raising his AVG to .316.
Heston allowed a two-run HR in the 1st inning and a solo HR in the 3rd inning but finished with four scoreless frames for the complete-game victory. He had a 13/3 GO/FO line. Holmberg, who has emerged as one of the Diamondbacks' top prospects this year, faced the minimum through five innings but then did not retire any of his five batters in the 6th inning.
A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 5-0 (7 innings) in game 2
San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 3, SO
San Jose: RF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 3, SO
San Jose: 3B Jose Flores: 2 for 3, SO
San Jose: SP Andrew Reichard: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Parker and Flores each had two of the Giants' nine hits, raising their AVGs to .271 and .286. Brown extended his hitting streak to six games.
Reichard allowed five singles but managed to face just two batters over the miminimum in 5.0 shutout IP. He had a 9/0 GO/FO line.
A-: Augusta lost to Lakewood 5-1
Augusta: 1B Josh Mazzola: 2 for 5, 2B, SB
Augusta: SP Taylor Rogers: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 WP
Mazzola's 13th double was the GreenJackets' lone XBH.
Rogers has not been as effective since the SAL all-star break. After an impressive 2.27 ERA in thirteen first-half starts, he has a solid but unimpressive 4.05 ERA in six second-half starts.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 5-2
Salem-Keizer: CF Jesus Galindo: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 SO, SB
Salem-Keizer: RF Brett Krill: 3 for 4, 2B
Salem-Keizer: SP Brandon Allen: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Krill had his second straight three-hit game, raising his AVG to .383. Galindo had a multi-hit line for the third time in his last four games. His AVG is up to .271.
Allen allowed just one run through five innings; but two runs in the 6th inning, both of which scored after he left the game, were enough to drop his W-L record to 1-6.
R: Scottsdale had its regular off-day (every fifth day)
DSL: The Gigantes had their usual Sunday off-day