Monday highlights from the Giants' farm: Emmanuel Burriss and Brett Pill each homered while reaching base three times, and Justin Christian had three doubles among four hits.
AAA: Fresno defeated Reno 9-7
Fresno: RF Justin Christian: 4 for 5, 3 2B, 3 SB
Fresno: 2B Emmanuel Burriss: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO, 2 SB
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 2, HR, BB
Reno: CF Ryan Langerhans
: 1 for 2, HR, 3 BB, CS
Fresno: SP Felix Romero
: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K--2 WP
Fresno: RP Marc Kroon
: 1.2 IP, 1 H
Christian's four hits were a third of the Grizzlies' dozen hits. With three doubles and a single, he raised his PCL OPS above 1.000 in 119 AB. He also has 18 SB as a Grizzly. Pill had his 22nd HR, and Burriss his 1st HR. The Diamondbacks
' Langerhans had his seconds straight strong performance.
Making his fifth start in his last seven appearances, Romero pitched just four innings, throwing 79 pitches (45 strikes). Kroon, the fifth Grizzly pitcher, was the only Grizzly pitcher not to allow a run. He got his 18th save.
AA: Richmond had a scheuled off-day
(their first of three straight Monday off-days)
A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 2-1 (10 innings)
(after the game was scoreless through eight innings)
San Jose: CF Gary Brown
: 1 for 5, SO
San Jose: C Alex Burg: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 SO, CS
San Jose: SP Craig Westcott: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 WP
Burg was one of two Giants with two hits. Brown had an unremarkable line that snapped his four-game streak of two-hit games.
Westcott's 5.0 scoreless IP improved his ERA to 3.22. He allowed just 1 BB, while the three relievers who followed him had 9 BB in 5.0 IP but allowed just one run.
A-: Augusta defeated Savannah 4-3
Augusta: 2B Carlos Willoughby: 1 for 4, 3B, BB, SO, SB
Augusta: LF Rafael Rodriguez: 2 for 4
Augusta: SP Ryan Bradley: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Willoughby, who had his 5th triple and 31st SB, and Rodriguez were two of four GreenJackets to reach base twice.
Bradley made his fourth start. In terms of ERA, this was his best start with 1 ER in 5.0 IP. On the other hand, the 3 R was the most allowed in any of his starts.
ssA: Salem-Keizer had a scheduled off-day
(their second of three off-days in the NWL season)
R: Giants lost to Dodgers 4-3 (11 innings)
Scottsdale: CF Darren Ford
: 0 for 1, 2 BB, SO
Scottsdale: SP Paul Davis: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K--1 WP
The rehabbing Ford was one of just two rookie Giants to reach base twice.
After allowing 7 ER in 6.0 IP over his previous two starts, Paul rebounded with this solid start, allowing just 1 ER in 4.0 IP. He has a 3.43 over his six starts.
DSL: Giants defeated Phillies 12-2
Dominican: C Fernando Pujadas: 2 for 5, HR, 2B
Dominican: SP Enmanuel De Jesus: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
With his 2nd HR and 4th double, Pujadas (19.6 y.o.) had a 5-RBI game. De Jesus (17.6 y.o.) had another very solid start. He has allowed just 3 ER in over his past five starts, during which he has 41 K in 30.0 IP.