minor lines, 8/26/13

Monday highlight from the Giants' farm: Chris Dominguez homered among three hits.

AAA: Fresno defeated Sacramento 7-0

Fresno: CF Angel Pagan: 2 for 4, BB, GiDP, PO
Fresno: 1B Chris Dominguez: 3 for 5, HR, GiDP
Fresno: RF Juan Perez: 3 for 4, HBP, SB

Fresno: SP Daryl Maday: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HB
Fresno: RP Mason Tobin: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Dominguez's 14th HR was the lone XBH for the Grizzlies and provided the Grizzlies the early lead.  The Grizzlies added five more runs from their thirteen-hit attack.  Pagan, playing his third PCL game on his current rehab assignment, and Perez, who raised his AVG above .300, were two of four other Grizzlies to reach base at least three times.

Maday made his second start this year and combined with four other Grizzlies pitchers with ERAs above 5.40, including Tobin who pitched a perfect 8th inning, for the shutout.

AA: Richmond lost to Reading 7-6 (10 innings)
(after leading 6-1 entering the 4th inning)

Richmond: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 1 for 3, 2 BB, E
Reading: 1B Maikel Franco: 1 for 4, HR, BB, SO

Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 HB, 1 WP

Tomlinson had his second straight start reaching base three times, but he still has a sub-.500 OPS since his promotion to the upper minors.  The Phillies' Franco, who has emerged as perhaps one of the top 50 prospects in the minors, connected his 30th HR this year--a two-run, two-out shot in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game.

Westcott allowed just 1 R through 6.0 IP before being tagged for 3 R in the 7th inning.  He has a 3.87 ERA.  He has made at least 24 starts in each of his four full pro seasons.

A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 5-2

San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 3 for 4, 2B, SB

San Jose: SP Adalberto Mejia: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Jose Casilla: 1.1 IP, 2 K

Williamson extended his hitting streak to nine games, during which he has hit better than .500 with over half his hits for extra bases (36 AB, 19 H, 10 XBH).  His season line is now .293/.373/.508 through 498 AB.

Mejia had his longest start of the year, pitching into the 7th inning for the first time.  Over his last five starts, he has been slightly too hittable but had an excellent K/BB ratio (31 H, 6 BB and 30 K in 28.2 IP).

A-: Augusta had an off-day
(their final scheduled off-day)

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 5-3 in game 1
(completing yesterday's suspended game)

Salem-Keizer: PR-CF Tyler Hollick: 1 for 1, HR
Salem-Keizer: LF Shilo McCall: 2 for 4, HR

Salem-Keizer: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR
Salem-Keizer: RP Steven Neff: 2.2 IP, 4 K

The Volcanoes connected for a pair of two-run HRs.  McCall hit his 4th HR in the 4th inning, and in the 9th inning, Hollick hit his 2nd HR to break the tie score.

Leenhouts had his start cut short by yesterday's suspension.  He has 13 K against just 1 BB over his last three starts, raising his K/BB ratio above 3.00.  Neff, who is in his third pro season, had 2.2 perfect IP, bringing his ERA below 2.00.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 5-1 in game 2

Salem-Keizer: C Eugene Escalante: 3 for 5, 2B, SO, GiDP
Salem-Keizer: SS John Polonius: 3 for 5, SO

Salem-Keizer: SP Chris Johnson: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Salem-Keizer: RP Mason McVey: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K--1 WP

Escalante and Polonuis combined for six of the Volcanoes' ten hits.  Their AVGs are .300 and .285.

Johnson's fourtheenth start was his shortest so far.  McVey followed with 4.0 scoreless IP in long relief.

R: Giants hosting Cubs postponed by rain

DSL: Gigantes lost to Red Sox
(losing the first game in the best-of-three, first-round playoff series)

Dominican: CF Nicol Parra: 0 for 2, 2 HBP, SO
Dominican: SP Eusebio Encarnacion: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Parra (19.0 y.o.) was the lone Gigante to reach base twice.  Encarnacion (19.0 y.o.) had one of his less effective starts this year, although he kept the damage to just a couple runs.

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