Sunday playoff highlights from the Giants' farm: Tommy Joseph and Jarrett Parker each homered twice, Justin Fitzgerald allowed just 1 ER in 7.1 IP, and Chris Heston had 7.0 scoreless IP. Also notable, Chris Dominguez homered.AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 2-1
(completing a three-game sweep in the best-of-five series)
Richmond: RF Francisco Peguero: 2 for 4, GiDP
Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 4, 2B, SO,GiDP, CS
Richmond: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 3, HR
Richmond: C Jackson Williams: 1 for 2, 2B, BB--1 IBB
Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 7.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Richmond: RP Hector Correa: 1.1 IP, 1 BB< 2 K
Dominguez's two-run, two-out HR in the 6th inning scored the Flying Squirrels' only runs. It was his second HR of the series. Peguero and Culberson each had two of the Squirrels' eights hits. Drawing the Squirrels' only walk, albeit an intentional walk, Williams also reached base twice.
Fitzgerald, who had allowed 2+ ER in his last seven starts, had one of his best starts of the year. He threw just 93 pitches (58 strikes) in 7.1 IP. Correa stranded both of his inherited runners in the 8th inning and pitched a scoreless 9th inning for the save.
A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 13-1
(earning a split in the first two games of the best-of-five series)
San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 5, 2 2B
San Jose: 3B Nick Noonan: 3 for 4, SF, SO, E
San Jose: C Tommy Joseph: 4 for 5, 2 HR, 2 2B
San Jose: RF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 3, 2 HR, BB
San Jose: SP Chris Heston: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 HB
Joseph had one of the biggest games of Giants prospect this year, homering twice and doubling twice. He had 6 RBIs. Parker, who had a HR in the first game of the series, joined Joseph with 2 HRs. With seven hits, Joseph and Noonan combined for almost half of the Giants' sixteen hits. Brown added a couple XBH.
Heston, the Giants' most effective pitcher in the second half, had 7.0 scoreless IP as he made his third straight start without allowing an earned run.