Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Chris Dominugez homered twice; Mark Minicozzi, Jarrett Parker, and Alberto Robles also homered, each while reaching base three times; and Joe Kurrasch had 6.0 scoreless IP.
AAA: Fresno defeated Reno 10-4
(allowing all four runs in the 1st inning but responding with six runs in the 5th inning to take a 9-4 lead)
Fresno: LF Mark Minicozzi: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: RF Chris Dominguez: 2 for 5, 2 HR
Fresno: SP Mike Kickham: 5.0 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K--1 HB
Dominguez connected for his 6th and 7th HRs. Minicozzi hit his 4th HR this year.
Kickham began the game by allowing 4 ER in the 1st inning but finished strong, pitching four scoreless frames thereafter and finishing with a season-high 7 K. With 10 H allowed tonight, his BAA rose a bit further above .300.
AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 6-2
(scoring three runs in both the 1st and 9th innings)
Richmond: SS Matt Duffy: 2 for 4, BB, SO
Richmond: RF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 4, HR, BB
Richmond: SP Jack Snodgrass: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Parker hit his 5th HR. Both he and Duffy reached base three times. With 10 H and 5 BB over his last six games, Duffy has raised his OBP to .381.
Snodgrass did not quite pitch long enough for a quality start, but he has allowed more than 2 ER just once this year. Tonight he improved his W-L record to 5-0.
A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 2-1
San Jose: SS Alberto Robles: 3 for 4, HR, 2B, SO, CS, E
San Jose: SP Joe Kurrasch: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 K--1 WP
San Jose: RP Mason McVay: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Robles was the lone Giant with multiple hits. After no XBHs through his first 20 games, tonight he connected for his 1st HR and 1st double.
Despite a season-high 4 BB (in five starts over seven appearances), Kurrasch delivered 6.0 scoreless IP. He has allowed just 20 H in 28.1 IP (.204 BAA). Tonight's performance lowered his ERA to 2.22. McVay pitched a perfect inning for the second straight night.
A-: Augusta lost to Lexington 8-3
(after trailing 8-0 entering the 6th inning)
Augusta: SS Rando Moreno: 2 for 5, 2B
Augusta: SP Carlos Diaz: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--2 HR
Moreno's 3rd double was the GreenJackets' lone XBH and drove in all three GreenJackets runs.
Making his ninth start, Diaz allowed a season-high 6 R. With 4+ ER in three of his last four starts, his ERA has risen to 4.44.