Wednesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Clayton Blackburn allowed just 1 R in 6.0 IP. Also notable, reliever Bryce Bandilla struck out six of seven batters.
AAA: Fresno defeated Las Vegas 6-3
(after leading 6-0 entering the 5th inning)
Fresno: LF Cole Gillespie: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Fresno: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Las Vegas: C Landon Powell: 2 for 3, HR, BB
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--2 HR
Fresno: RP Sandy Rosario: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K
The Grizzlies went deep in each of the first three innings as Pill, Dominguez and Gillespie had their 1st HRs of the year. Powell, the former Athletics' catcher now in the Mets organization, had one of two HRs for the 51s.
Heston allowed a solo HR in the 5th inning and a two-run HR in the 6th inning but finished with a quality start. He threw 89 pitches (55 strikes). He has allowed 3 ER in 6.0 IP in both starts this year. Rosario struck out half of his eight batters.
AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 7-6
(allowing two runs in the 9th inning)
Richmond: C Mark Wagner: 1 for 2, BB, SO
Richmond: CF Ryan Lollis: 1 for 3, HR
Bowie: CF Xavier Avery: 3 for 4, 2B, BB
Richmond: SP Jack Snodgrass: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Richmond: RP Jose Valdez: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 K
Lollis had his 1st HR. He had a career-high 8 HRs last year. Wagner was the lone Flying Squirrel to reach base twice. Avery, one of the Orioles' top ten prospects, reached base four times.
After being nearly perfect in his previous start, Snodgrass allowed over half his batters to reach base. While Snodgrass faced 19 batters in 3.1 IP, Valdez faced just 13 batters in 3.2 IP of long relief.
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 4-3 (13 innings)
San Jose: 3B Ryan Cavan: 2 for 6, 2 SO
San Jose: 1B Angel Villalona: 0 for 5, BB, 4 SO
Stockton: DH Maxwell Muncy: 2 for 6, HR, 2B, 2 SO
San Jose: SP Clayton Blackburn: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 HB
San Jose: RP Bryce Bandilla: 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 6 K
San Jose: "RP" Eliezer Zambrano: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER--1 HR
While Cavan was the lone Giant with two hits, Villalona had a sombrero with 4 SO in 5 AB. Through eight games, he now has 1 H and 13 SO in 29 AB (.034 AVG). Muncy, the Athletics' fifth rounder last summer, had his 4th HR, plus a double.
After 5.0 scoreless IP in his Cal League debut, Blackburn allowed just 1 R in 6.0 IP in his second Cal League start. He also had an 8/3 GO/FO line. Bandilla, the Giants' fourth rounder two years ago who entered the season with just 15 pro appearances, had perhaps his best appearance as a pro with 6 K in 2.0 scoreless IP. Zambrano, a catcher who became the Giants' fifth reliever, had 1.2 scoreless IP before surrendering a game-ending HR.
A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 7-0
Augusta: 3B Mitchell Delfino: 2 for 4, 2B
Augusta: SP Martin Agosta: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Delfino, the Giants' 20th round selection last summer out of UC Berkeley, doubled and singled. Last summer he had 18 doubles in 215 AB, and he already has 4 doubles this year, but he does not yet have a triple or home run as a pro.
Agosta pitched a scoreless 1st inning but then allowed at least one run in each of the next three innings. Nearly half (9 of 19) of his batters reached base.