minor lines, 9/4/11

Highlights from the Farm: Gary Brown hit a home run, as Tyler Graham added to his stolen base total.  Meanwhile, Chuck Lofgren had a quality start for Richmond.

AAA: Tacoma defeated Fresno 7-5


Fresno: CF Justin Christian: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB

Fresno: RF Tyler Graham: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB


Fresno: SP Shane Loux: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR


Justin Christian is finishing the season strong, with hits in seven straight games, and three doubles and a home run (as wells six walks and four strikeouts) in the span.  Tyler Graham previous high in stolen bases in a season was 47 in 61 attempts in San Jose in 2008 (84 games).  This year, Graham has destroyed that with 60 in 71 attempts (while also achieving a season-high 126 games played).  Shane Loux will finish the year with a 4.60 ERA.


AA: Altoona defeated Richmond 1-0 (in 11 Innings)


Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 1-for-3, 1 2B


Richmond: SP Chuck Lofgren: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO, 1 WP, 1 HBP

Richmond: RP Austin Fleet: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO


Richmond got held to three hits, and Perez's 25th double of the season was the only extra-base hit of the group.  Chuck Lofgren had a quality start, even with some bouts of wildness.  He'll finish the year with 60 strikeouts and 46 walks across three levels in 79 1/3 innings.  Fleet's 4.32 ERA while spending most of the season in Augusta is disappointing, but he had a 2.77 ERA in four relief Double-A appearances, going more than three innings in three of those four games.


A+: Rancho Cucamonga defeated San Jose 7-4


San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SO

San Jose: 3B Nick Noonan: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 E (7)

San Jose: C Tommy Joseph: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO


San Jose: SP Andy Reichard: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 1 WP, L (9-4)

San Jose: RP Michael Main: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP


Gary Brown picked up his 14th home run (and fourth in the last ten games), bringing his OPS up to .926.  He also extending his hitting-streak to 15 games.  Noonan picked up his first extra-base hit in San Jose in the last ten games, but also his seventh error in 27 games.  Tommy Joseph picked up his 33rd double of the season.  Andy Reichard will finish the regular season with a 3.38 ERA after finishing the year as a starter.  Michael Main's season is a distinct failure, as his posts a career-high 6.71 ERA (His previous high was a 6.49 ERA while with Bakersfield in the California League), and still had injuries to deal with.


A-: Rome defeated Augusta 6-1


Augusta: DH Adam Duvall: 1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 SO

Augusta: CF Chris Lofton: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO


Augusta: SP Shawn Sanford: 6.0 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, L (10-10)


Just like Perez and the Squirrels, Adam Duvall picked up his 29th doubles of the season as one of Augusta's only three hits after last night's marathon.  Last season, he had just 10 in 54 games with Salem-Keizer.  Chris Lofton was the only GreenJacket on-base more than once, and has 49 walks and 98 strikeouts with one game to go in the season.  Shawn Sanford, who was nearly the first 9-inning Perfect Game pitcher in SAL history in his last start, but ended the season on a down note, giving up his first runs since a nine-earned run start on August 14th.


SAL South Division leader Savannah got rained out, leading to a complicated playoff situation with the GreenJackets having one game left.  They are 1.5 games behind the lead team in the SAL, tied with Greenville.  To win the division outright, the GreenJackets need to win, Lexington to win both games against Savannah as they make up the rainout, and Greenville loss to win the division.


ShA: Season Over


R: Season Over


DSL: Season Over

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