Friday highlight from the Giants' farm: Adam Duvall homered twice.
Fresno defeated Nashville 10-5
(after scoring seven runs in the 5th inning)
Fresno: CF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 4, 3B, BB, SO
Fresno: C Eli Whiteside: 2 for 3, SF
Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Lollis and Whiteside were two of five Grizzlies with two hits each. Lollis continues to swing a hot bat with an AVG above .350 in his last ten games and 5 XBH over his last four games.
Kown has allowed at least 4 ER in eight of his last nine starts.
AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 4-3
Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 4, 2B, SO, SB
Richmond: RF Juan Perez: 2 for 4, 3B, 2B, 2 SO
Washington: CF Brian Goodwin: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO, SB, CS
Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 8 K--1 PO
Richmond: RP Jacob Dunnington: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Perez had his 3rd triple and 15th double. Brown had his 29th double and 30th SB. Goodwin, one of the Nationals top prospects, reached base three times. He was promoted double-A about three weeks ago after hitting .324/.438/.542 in the Sally League.
Fitzgerald matched season highs with 5 BB and 8 K. Walking or striking out over half (13 of 25) his batters, he threw 104 pitches (62 strikes) in 5.1 IP. Dunnington had his first appearance with 2 K in the upper minors. This was his seventh appearance since his promotion.
A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 11-6
(after scoring nine runs in the 1st inning)
San Jose: DH Joe Panik: 2 for 5, 2B, SO
San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 3 for 5, 2 HR, SO, GiDP
Inland Empire: DH Kaleb Cowart: 2 for 5, HR
San Jose: SP Taylor Rogers: 6.0 IP, 13 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HR
Duvall had his 21st and 22nd HRs--solo shots in the 3rd and 6th innings that scored the Giants' only runs after the 1st inning. Panik was one of two other Giants with two hits. The Angels' Cowart, who has emerged as perhaps one of the top fifty prospects in the minors, had his 5th HR in the Cal League. He spent the first half of the season hitting .293/.348/.479 in the Midwest League.
Rogers allowed 3 ER in both the 2nd and 3rd innings but was able to finish six full innings despite allowing a season-high 13 H.
A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 2-1 (6 innings)
(completed early due to rain)
Augusta: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 2 for 3, SB
Augusta: DH Devin Harris: 2 for 2, SB
Augusta: SP Adalberto Mejia: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Harris singled in both of his plate appearances. Tomlinson also had two hits plus his 30th SB.
Thanks to the rain, Mejia had his first pro complete game, although he took the loss. Over his last six starts, he has 27 K and 2 BB in 36.0 IP.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Everett 4-3 (10 innings)
Salem-Keizer: 1B Joseph Rapp: 2 for 5, HR
Salem-Keizer: SS Stephen Branca: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Everett: C Mike Zunino: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, PB
Salem-Keizer: SP Randall Zeigler: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 BK
Rapp and Branca had thier 7th and 2nd HRs. Rapp's HR came in the 10th inning. Zunino, whom the Mariners drafted third overall thsi year, is hitting .324/.448/.685 through his first 73 AB.
Making his first pro start after eleven relief appearances, Zeigler struck out nearly half of his eleven batters in 3.0 scoreless IP.
R: Scottsdale had its regular off-day (every fifth day)
DSL: Giants defeated Cubs2 5-4
Dominican: C Fernando Pujadas: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Dominican: RP Diomedes Mateo: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Pujadas (20.7 y.o.) had a couple hits and a walk to raise his OBP to .406. Mateo (22.9 y.o.) had another lengthy relief appearance. Five of his last seven appearances have been 4.0 IP or longer.