Wednesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Jason Stevenson allowed just 1 ER in 7.0 IP and reached base in both of his plate appearances.
AAA: Fresno had an off-day
(their second scheduled off-day, with their next scheduled off-day being June 6)
AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 3-1
Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 0 for 2, BB, HBP, SO, E
Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
Richmond: P Jason Stevenson: 1 for 1, BB
Harrisburg: CF Eury Perez: 4 for 5, 2 2B, 2 SB
Richmond: SP Jason Stevenson: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 PO
Monell's 6th double was one of just four hits for the Flying Squirrels. He also drew one of their five walks. Three other Squirrels reached base twice, including the starting pitcher Stevenson and top prospect Brown. Perez, one of the Nationals' top 30 prospects, had a big game, but the 21-year-old still has a sub-.600 OPS through his first 150 AB in the upper minors.
Making his eighth start, Stevenson matched a season high with 7.0 IP and a season low with 2 R. After a couple rough starts in April, he has now gotten his ERA below 6.00.
A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 5-3
San Jose: CF Ryan Lollis: 3 for 4, 2B, BB, SO, SB
San Jose: LF Jarrett Parker: 3 for 4, SB
San Jose: SP Jack Snodgrass: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Lollis and Parker, the latter who had only two hits in 30 AB this month, both had three of the Giants' thirteen hits. For the season, they have rather different stats as Lollis has a team-leading .333 AVG (minimum 35 AB) and Parker has a team-worst .176 AVG.
Snodgrass pitched well in his eighth start, matching season highs with 7.0 IP and 5 K. He also had a 10/2 GO/FO line, and his GO/AO ratio for the season is now above 3.00. He is one of four (qualified) pitchers in the Cal League with a WHIP below 1.00.
A-: Augusta lost to Rome 4-2
(after allowing three runs in the 1st inning)
Augusta: DH John Eshleman: 2 for 4, 2 SO
Augusta: C Joseph Staley: 1 for 2, BB
Augusta: SP Joseph Biagnini: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
Augusta: RP Paul Davis: 4.1 IP, 3 K--1 HB
Eshleman, whom the Giants drafted three years ago out of JC ball, had two of the GreenJackets' six hits. He has a .240 AVG through 50 AB. Staley did not start the game but did reach base in both of his plate appearances.
Biagnini was ineffective in his first start and appearance in over three weeks. He has allowed 12 ER in 12.1 IP over his four starts. In long relief, Davis faced just one batter over the minimum in 4.1 scoreless IP.