Friday highlight from the Giants' farm: Martin Agosta had 10 K in 7.0 scoreless IP.
AA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake 4-2
Fresno: 2B Tony Abreu: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Fresno: RF Roger Kieschnick: 1 for 4, HR
Salt Lake: 3B Luis Jimenez: 2 for 3, HR, SF, SB
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Kieschnick connected for his 9th HR. He now has 32 XBH in 207 AB and a .275 IsoP. Abreu, one of two Grizzlies' with two hits, had the Grizzlies' only other XBH. The Angels' Jimenez, who has as many games in the majors as in the minors this year (24 each), hit his 2nd PCL HR.
After allowing 5 R in each of his last three starts, Heston came through with a quality start but still took the loss. He has a 5-5 W-L record after 13 starts.
AA: Richmond at Trenton postponed by rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for tomorrow.)
A+: San Jose defeated Lancaster 8-4
(after scoring seven runs in the 4th inning)
San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 1 for 3, HR
San Jose: 3B Myles Schroder: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
San Jose: SP Jose Casilla: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
San Jose: RP Bryce Bandilla: 1.0 IP, 1 K
San Jose: RP Josh Osich: 1.0 IP, 3 K
Williamson hit his 8th HR--a grand slam in the 4th inning. Schroder, the lone Giant with two hits, reached base three times. He has hit .250/.366/.405 through 84 AB.
Casilla made his first start since pitching in rookie ball five years ago. Despite allowing more than a third (6 of 17) his batters to reach base while not recording a strikeout, he allowed only an unearned run. After Bandilla pitched a perfect 8th inning, Osich struck out all three of his batters in the 9th inning. Osich's component stats are now 23 H, 5 BB and 34 K in 28.1 IP. Has he become the Giants' top prospect among pitchers currently pitching in relief?
A-: Augusta defeated Lexington 4-0
Augusta: LF Andrew Cain: 3 for 4, SB
Augusta: SP Martin Agosta: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K--2 WP
Augusta: RP Jorge Bucardo: 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 3 K
Cain had three of the GreenJackets' nine hits (all singles), raising his AVG to .250.
Agosta had an excellent start, not allowing a run and matching season highs with 10 K and 7.0 IP. He also had his third straight start with 2 BB or less. His ERA after eleven starts is just 2.19--sixth best in the Sally League. After five relief appearances with San Jose earlier this year, Bucardo returned to Augusta, where he spent most of the season three years ago in the rotation. He struck out three of his seven batters.
DSL: Gigantes lost to Diamondbacks 4-2
Dominican: LF Carlos Cartegena: 2 for 4
Dominican: SP Michael Santos: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Cartegena (19.5 y.o.) had two of the Gigantes' five hits (all singles). He has a .250 AVG through his first five games. Making his second pro start, Santos (18.0 y.o.) had a solid start striking out one third (7 of 21) his batters.