Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Roger Kieschnick homered and doubled, and Brett Pill had four hits.
AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Springs 10-6
(rallying with seven runs in the top of the 9th inning)
Fresno: 2B Nick Noonan: 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 4 for 5
Fresno: LF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 5, HR, 2B
Fresno: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--2 WP
Fresno: RP Daryl Maday: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Fresno: RP George Kontos: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Kieschnick hit his 13th HR and 26th double. Homering for the second straight day after no long balls previously this month, he raised his SLG back to .495. Pill's four singles paced the Grizzlies' ten-hit attack and raised his AVG to .339. Noonan reached base three times.
Fitzgerald allowed 4+ R for the fourth time in seven PCL starts. He has a 5.94 ERA. The 5 K were the most he has had in a PCL start. Maday and Kontos pitched a perfect 6th and 8th inning.
AA: Richmond defeated Akron 9-5
Richmond: CF Ryan Lollis: 3 for 4, BB
Richmond: C Andrew Susac: 2 for 4, BB
Richmond: SP Chris Gloor: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Cody Hall: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Batting leadoff, Lollis reached base four times, improving his season line to .275/.352/.382 in 338 AB. Panik also had multiple hits, reaching base three times. His OBP is now .375.
Gloor matched his longest start of the year with 8.0 IP. After 3+ ER in each of his previous four starts, tonight's start lowered his ERA back to 3.53. Entering the game with two runners on and no outs in the 9th inning, Hall induced a GiDP from his first batter and struck out his second batter to finish the game.
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 4-2
San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 2 for 3, BB, SB
San Jose: SP Ryan Vogelsong: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 HB
San Jose: RP Ty Blach: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Stockton: SP Michael Ynoa: 5.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 HB
Williamson's 21st double and single were two of just four hits for the Giants. After his eight-game hitting streak was snapped last night, be bounced back tonight reaching base three times.
Making his second rehab start, Vogelsong pitched a perfect 1st inning, issued a leadoff walk in the 2nd inning followed by a two-run HR, and finally hit one of his three batters in the 3rd inning. Blach, the regular starter, pitched the 4th through 8th innings. The Athletics' Ynoa reversed fortunes from his previous start, which also came against the Giants. After 6 BB and 5 ER in 2.0 IP in his previous start, tonight Ynoa dominated with 1 H and 6 K in 5.1 scoreless IP. This was his best Cal League start since his promotion at the start of the month.
A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 9-4
(allowing all nine runs over the first three innings)
Augusta: 3B Mitchell Delfino: 2 for 3, 2B, 2 BB
Augusta: 1B Joseph Rapp: 3 for 5, SO
Augusta: SP Joan Gregorio: 2.0+ IP, 11 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Augusta: RP Ian Gardeck: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K
Delfino had multiple hits for the fifth time in his last six games. He also walked twice to reach base four times. Rapp's three singles raised his AVG above .240.
Gregorio had his worst start of the season, allowing a career-high 8 ER and tying a career high with 11 H. Gardeck, the second of three GreenJackets relievers, provided 3.0 scoreless IP of long relief.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Tri-City 10-4
Salem-Keizer: SS Brandon Bednar: 4 for 5, 2B, CS
Salem-Keizer: LF Brian Ragira: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO
Salem-Keizer: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Bednar's four hits paced the Volcanoes' fifteen-hit attack and raised his AVG above .300. Ragira had his 4th double, a single and a walk.
Leenhouts bounced back from his last start (4 ER in 4.0 IP) with 5.0 scoreless IP. He has allowed 1 ER or less in seven of his last eight starts.
R: Giants defeated Athletics 5-3
Scottsdale: SS Christian Arroyo: 2 for 4, 2 2B
Scottsdale: LF Julio Pena: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Phoenix: DH Billy McKinney: 2 for 3, BB
Scottsdale: SP Donald Snelton: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 WP
Scottsdale: RP Ethan Miller: 1.1 IP, 1 BB, 4 K
Arroyo hit his 7th and 8th doubles. Pena led off the 9th inning with his 2nd HR. McKinney, the Athletics' first rounder this year, reached base three times. He entered the day having hit .327/.364/.396 through 101 AB. By comparison, Arroyo, the Giants' first rounder, had hit .300/.363/.463 through 80 AB.
Snelton allowed all four of the Athletics' hits and all three of their runs. Miller had a career-high 4 K in his seventh pro appearance.
DSL: Gigantes lost to Reds 5-3
Dominican: CF Gustavo Cabrera: 1 for 3, BB
Dominican: RP Cesar Yanez: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Cabrera (17.6 y.o.) reached base twice. With 26 H and 21 BB in 122 AB, he has a .360 OBP. With just 6 XBH, his SLG is just .270. Yanez (18.9 y.o.) faced just one batter over the minimum in season-high 5.0 IP.