Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Andrew Susac homered among three hits, Chris Heston allowed just 1 R in 6.0 IP, and Matt Duffy reached base six times.
AAA: Fresno defeated El Paso 8-1
(scoring six runs in the 5th inning)
Fresno: 3B Tony Abreu: 1 for 3, HR, SF
Fresno: C Andrew Susac: 3 for 4, HR, 2B
Fresno: 1B Adam Duvall: 1 for 3, HR, BB
El Paso: LF Carlos Quentin: 2 for 4, HR
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Jake Dunning: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Fresno: RP Dan Runzler: 1.0 IP, 2 K
The Grizzlies got three big flies. Susac's 3rd HR was a solo shot in the 1st inning, Abreu's 3rd HR was a solo shot in 4th inning, and Duvall's 11th HR was a three-run shot in the 5th inning. The Padres' Quentin, playing his sixth rehab game, homered and singled for the Chihuahuas' only two hits.
Heston had perhaps his second best start in seven starts this year. He allowed just 2 H and had a new season-high 6 K. His component stats now include 36 H, 10 BB, 5 HR, and 31 K in 39.2 IP. Dunning and Runzler combined for 3 K in 2.0 perfect IP.
AA: Richmond defeated Erie 7-6 (13 innings)
(allowing three runs in the 9th inning to tie but rallying for two runs in the 13th inning)
Richmond: SS Matt Duffy: 3 for 4, 3 BB, 2 SB
Richmond: RF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 6, HR, BB, 3 SO, E
Richmond: 2B Kelby Tomlinson: 3 for 6, 5 SB, E
Richmond: SP Kyle Crick: 3.0+ IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 WP
Richmond: RP Phil McCormick: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K--1 HB
Richmond: RP Austin Fleet: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 WP
Duffy had three singles and three walks, improving his season line to .311/.373/.370 through 119 AB. Parker connected for his 3rd HR in the 7th inning. Tomlinson joined Duffy with three hits each and ran wild on the bases. His 5 SB increased his season total to 13 SB.
Crick had a solid start cut short after a nearly 90-minute rain delay. He has recorded an out in the 4th inning in just two of his starts. He threw 56 pitches (37 strikes). The Flying Squirrels used four relievers, with McCormick and Fleet going extended innings. They combined to allow just 2 R in 7.2 IP, while throwing a combined 90 pitches.
A+: San Jose lost to Inland Empire 7-2
San Jose: DH Shawn Payne: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
San Jose: SP Chris Stratton: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Tyler Mizenko: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Payne's solo HR in the 1st inning was one of just three hits for the Giants, and he also drew their only walk.
In his seventh start, Stratton allowed two baserunners per inning. With 4.0 IP, he matched his shortest start of the year. Mizenko had 2 K in a perfect 9th inning.
A-: Augusta lost to Delmarva 6-4
(after trailing 5-1 entering the 5th inning)
Augusta: 2B Christian Arroyo: 2 for 5, HR, 2 SO
Augusta: SS Ryder Jones: 3 for 4, BB
Augusta: SP Carlos Diaz: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--2 HB
Augusta: RP Steven Messner: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Arroyo and Jones, the Giants' top two draft selections last year, combined for five of the GreenJackets' nine hits. Arroyo, who had 2 HRs last summer, led off the game with his 1st HR this year. Jones reached base four times, improving his season line to .267/.325/.328 in 116 AB.
In his sixth start, Diaz allowed new season highs with both 5 R and 8 H. His ERA rose to 3.41. Messner faced the minimum in 3.0 scoreless IP.