Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: Ehire Adrianza had three hits, and Taylor Rogers allowed just 1 R in 6.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno defeated Las Vegas 8-7
(cutting short a 51s' 9th inning rally at four runs)
Fresno: CF Andres Torres
: 2 for 4, 3B, 2B, BB, SO
Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie
: 2 for 4, BB, SO
Fresno: RF Justin Christian
: 2 for 3, 2B, 2 SB
Fresno: SP Shane Loux
: 8.0+ IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HB
Torres tripled and doubled in his third rehab game. He reached base three times, as did Gillaspie and Christian, the latter who now has 27 SB in 48 PCL games.
Loux, who had a complete game earlier this year, had one of his longest starts of the year, pitching into the 9th inning. He threw 107 pitches (68 strikes) while improving his W-L record to 6-12.
AA: Richmond defeated Akron 8-6
Richmond: DH Roger Kieschnick
: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Richmond: SS Skyler Stromsmoe: 2 for 3, BB
Richmond: SP Chuck Lofgren
: 4.0+ IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Richmond: RP Mitch Lively: 1.1 IP, 1 K
Richmond: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Kieschnikc had his 16th HR. Stromsmoe reached base three times.
Not particularly efficient with his pitch count (86 pitches, 47 strikes), Lofgren lasted just four innings, although he allowed just a couple runs. Lively and Hembree finished the game with 2.1 perfect IP.
A+: San Jose lost to High Desert 2-0
San Jose: CF Gary Brown
: 2 for 3, HBP, SB, CS
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 3 for 4, 2B
San Jose: SP Tommy Vessella: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Hitting in the top two spots of the Giants' lineup, Brown and Adrianza each reached base three times, while the rest of the Giants hitters reached base just four times. Brown's SB/CS line is now 47/16, just a tad under 75%.
Vessella made his third start of the year, all of which have come this month. This was the best of his three starts.
A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 6-3
Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 3, BB, SO, CS
Augusta: C Joel Weeks: 2 for 4, 2B, SO, CS
Augusta: SP Taylor Rogers: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Lollis and Weeks were two of the three GreenJackets with two hits apiece. The 26-year-old Weeks has hit .317/.400/.390 in 123 SAL AB in his backup catcher role.
Rogers had his fourth straight quality start, including his second straight start with 1 ER in 6.0 IP. Winning his third straight start, he got his W-L record above .500 at 10-9.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 5-4 (11 innings)
Salem-Keizer: CF Shawn Payne: 2 for 3, BB, SO, SB, CS
Salem-Keizer: LF Leo Ochoa: 1 for 5, HR, 2 SO
Salem-Keizer: SP Cameron Lamb: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Payne reached base three times, with his two singles raising his AVG to .291. His SB/CS line is now 16/6. Ochoa had his 4th HR.
After having the best start of his pro career (7.0 one-hit, shutout IP), Lamb came back with this fairly non-descript start. He issued 3 BB after issuing just 5 BB over his previous nine starts, causing his K/BB to slip below 4.00.
R: Giants defeated Indians 7-5
Scottsdale: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 3 for 5, 2 SO, SB, E
Scottsdale: SP Paul Davis: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K--1 HR
Scottsdale: RP Kyle Crick: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB
Tomlinson had three hits, raising his AVG to .339, but also committed his 9th error.
Making his ninth start, Davis pitched into the 5th inning for the first time. Making his first appearance in over two weeks, Crick was ineffective, retiring just one of his four batters.
DSL: Giants defeated Nationals 3-1
(winning their final game of the regular season)
Dominican: C Luis Vaszquez: 2 for 4
Dominican: SP Yeini Martinez: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 WP
Vasquez (20.5 y.o.) was one of three Gigantes with two hits, finishing his third DSL season with a .262 AVG. Martinez (20.8 y.o.) finished the season strong, lowering his ERA to 3.00.