Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Angel Villalona and Devin Harris each homered and singled. Also notable, Carlos Teller had 5.0 scoreless IP. Prospect notable: Martin Agosta allowed 2 R in 7.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno lost to Tucson 10-0
(allowing five runs in both the 4th and 5th innings)
Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 3, 2B, HBP, 2 SO, E
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 IBB
Fresno: RP Heath Hmebree: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Tucson: RP Brad Boxberger: 1.0 IP, 3 K
Brown was the lone Grizzly to reach base twice. He had his 13th double but also his 6th error--a seemingly high total for an OFer.
Heston allowed nearly half (10 of 21) his batters to reach base. His ERA is nearly 6.00. This was his second shortest start of the year. He threw just half (36 of 72) his pitches for strikes. Hembree had 2 K in a perfect 8th inning. In the other half of the 8th inning, the Padres' Boxberger, who spent more than a third of the 2012 season in the majors, struck out all three of his batters.
AA: Richmond lost to Erie 2-0
Richmond: C Andrew Susac: 1 for 2, BB
Richmond: SP Carlos Teller: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 2 K
Susac was the one Flying Squirrel to reach base twice, and he scored both of the Squirrels' runs. With a nine-game hitting streak which has included just a couple strikeouts, he now has more hits than strikeouts (40 H and 38 SO in 145 AB, .276 AVG).
Teller's 4th start was his longest yet. He did not allow a run despite issuing a season-high 6 BB. In his four starts, his component stats are 12 H, 17 BB and 16 K in 18.1 IP.
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 4-3
San Jose: 1B Angel Villalona: 2 for 4, HR
San Jose: LF Devin Harris: 2 for 4, HR
San Jose: SP Clayton Blackburn: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 HB
In the 6th inning, Villalona connected for his team-leading 13th HR. Harris then led off the 7th inning with his 11th HR.
After beginning the year with just 4 ER over his first four starts combined, Blackburn has allowed 4+ ER in his four of his subsequent six starts, with 3 ER in the other two starts. His ERA has risen to 4.61.
A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 2-1
Augusta: 1B Joseph Rapp: 1 for 4, 2B, SO
Augusta: SP Martin Agosta: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP
Charleston: SP Rafael De Paula: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Rapp's 8th double, a two-out RBI double in the 7th inning, was one of just four hits for the GreenJackets.
Agosta had his second straight start with 7.0 IP. Both runs allowed came on a 2-run HR with two outs in the 6th inning. His ERA remains below 2.50. He was arguably outpitched by the Yankees' De Paula, who faced the minimum in 5.0 IP. In his first season in the U.S., the 22-year-old has dominant stats with 33 H, 22 BB and 83 K in 54.1 IP.