Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Cole Gillespie, Mark Minicozzi, and Mitchell Delfino each homered in multi-hit efforts.
AAA: Fresno lost to Colorado Springs 13-8
Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Fresno: LF Cole Gillespie: 2 for 4, HR, BB
Fresno: RF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 4, 2B, HBP, SO
Fresno: 1B Chris Dominguez: 4 for 5
Colorado Springs: CF Tyler Colvin: 3 for 3, HR, 3 BB, 2 SB
Colorado Springs: SS Charlie Culberson: 4 for 6, 3B, 2B, SO, SB
Fresno: SP Boof Bonser: 3.1 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 1 IBB
Dominguez's four singles paced the Grizzlies' fifteen-hit attack, raising his AVG to .286. He has not hit better than .275 in his previous pro seasons. Also reaching base three times were Gillespie, who had his his 5th HR, and Brown and Kieschnick, who had their 11th and 13th doubles. Culberson, the ex-Giant now with the Rockies, had four hits, including his 2nd triple and 12th double. Colvin reached base in all six plate appearances. His 6th HR was one of five big flies for the Sky Sox.
Allowing over half (14 of 25) his batters to reach base, Bonser allowed a season-high 9 R. His ERA rose to 6.20.
AA: Richmond lost to Altoona 14-4
Richmond: RF Jarrett Parker: 1 for 4, HR, BB, 2 SO
Richmond: 1B Mark Minicozzi: 2 for 3, HR, 2 BB, SO
Richmond: C Andrew Susac: 2 for 3, 2 2B
Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
Altoona: SP Jameson Taillon: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 HR
Parker led off the game with his 6th HR. In the 7th inning, Minicozzi added his 4th HR. Susac had his 13th and 14th doubles. His season line is now .264/.380/.496 through 125 AB, although he still has more strikeouts than hits (36 SO and 33 H).
Westcott allowed nearly half (11 of 24) his batters to reach base. He threw 93 pitches (52 strikes) in just 4.0 IP. At least he was more effective than the four relievers who followed him, who allowed 9 ER in 4.0 IP. The Pirates' Taillon made his third straight start against the Flying Squirrels. In five starts against the Squirrels this year, his component stats are 25 H, 14 BB and 33 K in 30.0 IP. In his other five starts, his components stats are 28 H, 8 BB and 30 K in 25.2 IP.
A+: San Jose lost to High Desert 8-6
San Jose: CF-LF Chris Lofton: 2 for 4, 3B, BB, 2 SB
San Jose: SP Edwin Escobar: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 WP, 1 BK
San Jose: RP Cody Hall: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Lofton was the lone Giant with two hits, improving his AVG to .274. He hit his 5th triple and had his 9th and 10th SB.
Escobar pitched a full six innings for the third time in nine starts. While his component stats remain strong, he does have a 5.23 ERA in his five May starts. Hall pitched a perfect 8th inning. Through a dozen appearances, he has a K/IP of 1.50 and a WHIP below 1.00.
A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 6-5
(allowing three runs in both the 1st and 5th innings)
Augusta: 3B Mitchell Delfino: 2 for 5, HR
Augusta: LF Rafael Rodriguez: 1 for 3, HR, SF, SO
Augusta: SP Matthew Lujan: 4.0+ IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 PO
Delfino and Rodriguez hit their 5th and 2nd HRs.
Making his second start, Lujan allowed over half (12 of 20) his batters to reach base. With 15 H in 7.2 IP, he has a .429 BAA after two starts.