Highlights from the Giants Farm on Wednesday: Todd Linden has a walk off double on a three-hit day, Craig Westcott homers in more runs than he allows. Also, guess what Giants farmhand is 15-for-19 over his last seven games?
AAA: Fresno defeated Iowa, 8-7 (after giving up 6 runs in the eighth, and scoring 3 each in the eighth and ninth)
Fresno: 3B Brock Bond: 4-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR 91), 4 RBI
Fresno: 1B Todd Linden: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B (6), 2 RBI, 1 SO
Fresno: C Tyler LaTorre: 2-for-4, 1 2B (1), 1 SO
Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO
11 of Fresno's hits came from the 5-8 hitters in this win. Brock Bond had arguably his best hitting game of the year. Over his last seven games, he's 15-for-19 (!!!) with three walks, a double and today's two-run home run. Todd Linden's walk off RBI double won the game fro the Grizzlies. this was his first game in the last four without drawing two walks. Santa Cruz native Tyler LaTorre was playing in his third game of the year, having gone 0-for-4 in his first two games.
Kown has now walked four and struck out one in each of his last two games. He has just 15 strikeouts against 13 walks in 41 1/3 innings.
AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg, 8-2
Richmond: RF Wendell Fairley: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B (3), 2 RBI, 1 SO
Richmond: LF Chris Dominguez: 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 2B (8), 1 RBI, 1 BB
Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR (1), 2 RBI, 1 SO
Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP, W (3-2)
Wendell Fairley broke a 3-for-19 streak with his three-hit day. He's still batting just .196 on the season. Chris Dominguez picked up a pair of doubles, and just his first RBI in the last seven games, and his first walk since April. His on-base percentage inched towards .300, sitting at .293.
Craig Westcott wasn't dominating, getting just one strikeout. But he was effective. He gave up one earned run for the third straight game. He also hit his first career home run, knocking in more runs than he gave up.
A+: San Jose defeated Modesto, 10-9 (scoring a run in the top of the ninth after blowing the lead in the eighth)
San Jose: CF Chris Lofton: 3-for-6, 2 R, 2 2B (6), 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 SB (3)
San Jose: C Andrew Susac: 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E (7)
San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B (8), 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
San Jose: SP Ryan Bradley: 1.0 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 0 SO
San Jose: RP Seth Rosin: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, S (6)
Chris Lofton is now on a 11-game hitting streak, and it's his fifth multi-hit game in the streak. Andrew Susac got his first multi-hit game since mid-April, raising his average to .247. He does have eight walks in his last nine games, going 7-for-28. Ricky Oropesa had his second-straight game with two hits.
Reigning Cal League Pitcher of the Week had an inning to forget. Needless to say, every stat was a season-high or low, whichever was worse. Seth Rosin has four saves in his last five appearances, and this was one of his best, not allowing any base runners. He's still allowed just a little more hits (13) than innings pitched (12 2/3).
A-: No Game Scheduled
League Leaders on Augusta:
OBP: Shawn Payne (4th, .469)
RBI: Jose Cuevas (T-9th, 21)
SB: Shawn Payne (T-10th, 10)
Let's just say it hasn't been a good year for any particular individuals