Highlights from the Giants farm on Friday: Chris Dominguez hit a grand slam for Richmond, while Francisco Peguero and Justin Christian put up three-hit games for Fresno. Meanwhile, Bryce Bandilla struck out 10 in 4 2/3 innings for Augusta...while losing.
AAA: Fresno lost to Iowa, 6-5
Fresno: RF Francisco Peguero: 3-for-5, 1 2B (4), 3 RBI, 1 SO
Fresno: CF Justin Christian: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B (12), 1 SO
Fresno: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 3B (2), 2 SO
Fresno: 3B Brock Bond: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 SO
Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 4.2 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 3 HR, L (1-2)
Fresno RP Dan Otero: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
Francisco Peguero had an important game for him, but is now batting 12-for-41 (.293) with three doubles, a triple and a home run over his last ten games. Justin Christian had his own three-hit game, his first since April 30th. Charlie Culberson now has a .496 slugging percentage. Brock Bond is starting to really hit well, now with a .667 batting average in his nine-game hitting streak.
Matt Yourkin gave up as many home runs (3) as he'd given up in eight previous appearances this season. He's now given up 30 hits in 22 1/3 innings. Dan Otero had a solid bounce back game after he gave up a pair of runs in his last appearance.
AA: Richmond defeated Bowie, 6-1
Richmond: LF Chris Dominguez: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR (2), 4 RBI, 1 SO
Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB (9)
Richmond: SP Chris Heston: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, W (3-2)
Chris Dominguez grand slammed for his second home run of the season. He's got a .258/.280/.375 line this season. Gary Brown had an encouraging game, getting hits, a rare walk, and an all-too rare stolen base.
Chris Heston has allowed just two earned run in his last five starts (31 2/3 innings), and has a tidy 0.84 ERA on the season.
A+: San Jose defeated Visalia, 5-2
San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 2B (7), 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 SF
San Jose: RF Ryan Lollis: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR (1), 2 RBI, 1 SO
San Jose: SS Joe Panik: 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B (9)
San Jose: SP Jack Snodgrass: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, W (4-1)
San Jose: RP Hector Correa: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, S (1)
Adam Duvall picked up his first double since the first of May, and just peeked up above .200 for his batting average. Ryan Lollis got his first home run of the season. Last season, he had 2 home runs in 97 games between Augusta, San Jose and Richmond. Both the home runs came with Augusta. Joe Panik got his first extra-base hit since May 4th, but he has started to pick things up. He's 13-for-40 (.325) with three doubles, and six walks over four walks in the last ten games.
Jack Snodgrass had given up just one earned run or less in each of the last five games before giving up two this time.. He had a 3.59 with Salem-Keizer last season, working mostly in relief, but has a 1.29 ERA in San Jose as a regular starter. Hector Correa picked up the three-inning save, and had his first really good appearance of the season (granted, it was just his third).
A-: Augusta defeated Greenville,, 2-1, then lost to Greenville, 11-4.
Augusta: LF Brett Krill - 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 CS (3)
Augusta: 1B Ben Thomas: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 2B (5)
Augusta: SP CHristopher Marlowe: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR
Augusta: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 2-for-3, 1 R
Augusta: SP Bryce Bandilla: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 10 SO, 1 WP, L (1-3)
Brett Krill picked up a pair of hits in the first game, then sat out the second game, to raise his average to .205. Ben Thomas picked up doubles in each of the two games, giving him six on the season. Kelby Tomlinson was 3-for-6 total on the day, and also picked up a stolen base in game 1.
Chris Marlowe has allowed two earned runs or less in each of his last three starts. Bryce Bandilla had a funky line. He struck out 10 of the 14 outs he got, but a two-out error led to five unearned run scoring and a loss for the snakebite Bandilla. Bandilla has a 2.18 ERA on the season.