Thursday highlights from the Giants' farm: Mike Kichkam had 8.0 scoreless IP, Joe Panik homered while reaching base three times, and Mac Williamson had five hits.
AAA: Fresno defeated Albuquerque 5-0
Fresno: 2B Joe Panik: 2 for 3, HR, BB, CS
Fresno: RF Tyler Colvin: 3 for 4, 2B
Fresno: C Guillermo Quiroz: 2 for 3, 2B, HBP
Fresno: SP Mike Kickham: 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Fresno: RP Adam Reifer: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Panik led off the 3rd inning with his 1st HR this year. Panik, Colvin and Quiroz all reached base three times, while combining for seven of the Grizzlies' twelve hits. Colvin's three hits, including his 5th double, raised his AVG to .232. Panik is hitting over .300 but has just 3 XBH for a .317/.376/.390 line through 82 AB.
Kickham had his most effective start of the year, allowing new season lows of 5 H and 0 R in a season-high 8.0 IP. After five starts, he has 3.00 ERA. He threw just 93 pitches (63 strikes) in the 8.0 scoreless IP. Reifer had 2 K in a perfect 9th inning.
AA: Richmond had their (second) scheduled off-day
(Their next scheduled off-day is May 12.)
A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 10-9
(after leading 10-1 entering the 4th inning)
San Jose: CF Jesus Galindo: 2 for 5, HR
San Jose: DH Mac Williamson: 5 for 5, 2 2B
San Jose: 3B Mitch Delfino: 4 for 5, E
Visalia: 3B Brandon Drury: 3 for 5, HR, GiDP
San Jose: SP Martin Agosta: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
San Jose: RP Tyler Mizenko: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Williamson and Delfino combined for over half of the Giants' sixteen hits, raising their respective AVGs to .312 and .321. Galindo homered for the second straight day, while Williamson hit his 6th and 7th doubles. The Diamondbacks' Drury homered for the third time in two days.
Agosta made his third and longest start this year. He threw 78 pitches (52 strikes). He allowed 1 ER in the 3rd inning and 3 ER in the 5th inning. Mizenko pitched a perfect 8th inning. Last year's closer for the GreenJackets had allowed at least one hit in each of his previous eight appearances (although never more than two hits).
A-: Augusta defeated Asheville 6-5
(after leading 6-1 entering the 4th inning)
Augusta: 1B Brandon Bednar: 2 for 4, 2B
Asheville: LF David Dahl: 3 for 5, 2B, 2 SB
Augusta: SP Keury Mella: 4.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--2 HB
With his 6th double and a single, Bednar led the GreenJackets' offense and improved his season line to .306/.318/.412 through 85 AB. Dahl, the Rockies' first round pick two years ago, was one of three Tourists with three hits. His performance included his 4th double and 6th SB.
Mella had his least effective start this year, allowing 13 of 23 batters to reach base. The 10 H were a new career high, easily surpassing his previous high of 7 H.