AAA: Fresno defeated Albuquerque, 4 to 1
Fresno: SP Jose De Paula: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HBP
Fresno: RP George Kontos: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
Joe Panik had a rare two-strikeout game on Friday, so he made up for it with a 3 for 4 day. He's only batting .237 over his last ten games (9 for 38), but is still batting .317 on the season. Travis Ishikawa had his second straight game with two hits in his third game back from injury. He's brought his average up to .269 in Fresno.
AA: Richmond lost to Altoona, 3-0
Richmond: SP Ty Blach: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR
Ryan Lollis was the only Squirrel to get multiple hits. He's 8 for 22 (.364) over his last six games, with a home run and a triple. Angel Villalona has a hit in five of his six last games, but only one hit in each. Three of them have been doubles, however.
Ty Blach has recently been bit by the home run bug as of late. After giving up none in his first five starts, he has given up four in his last three, including two in this game. However, He's given up just two walks in his last five starts (26.1 innings), though he's only struck out 11 in that span.
A+: San Jose defeated Visalia, 7-6
(In 11 innings, after giving up all six Rawhide runs in the first two innings)
San Jose: CF Jesus Galindo: 3 for 6, 2 R, RBI, 2 SO, SB
San Jose: 1B Brian Ragira: 2 for 4, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
San Jose: SP Kendry Flores: 1.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR
Jesus Galindo had been batting 4 for 26 (.154) in his seven games before this one, with no walks and just one stolen base. With his steal today, he has now been successful on 11 of 20 attempts. Brian Ragira now has four doubles in his last nine games, giving him nine on the season. He has also collected four of his 15 walks in the last four games, while only striking out twice.
Kendry Flores had easily the worst start of the season, though he'd had a 5.40 ERA in his previous four starts, giving up lots of runs. He has now given up seven home runs in 39.2 innings this season.
A-: Augusta defeated Greensboro 4-3 in 11 innings
(After they were tied1-1 going into extras; each team had a run in the 10th, and Greensboro had one in the 11th before Augusta scored two to win)
Augusta: SS Rando Moreno: 2 for 5, 2B, 2 RBI, SO, SB
Augusta: C Eric Sim: 2 for 2, RBI
Augusta: SP Christian Jones: 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 SO
Rando Moreno arrived in Augusta after batting .218 in 27 games for San Jose, and came up big. His double was his first extra-base hit at either level. Eric Sim wasn't in the starting lineup, but filled in as catcher starting in the ninth inning after starter Ty Ross was taken out for a pinch runner. Sim would end up getting the game winning RBI. It was only Sim's second game in Augusta, and ninth overall on the season. He had seven games in Augusta earlier.
Christian Jones had his first start without allowing any runs since April 21st, when he had run off two in a row. In 34.1 innings, he has 36 strikeouts and 6 walks.