minor lines, 5/7/14

Wednesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Trevor Brown homered while reaching base three times.

AAA: Fresno lost to El Paso 6-2
(allowing three insurance runs in 9th inning)

Fresno: 2B Joe Panik: 1 for 3, BB
Fresno: C Guillero Quiroz: 1 for 2, BB

Fresno: SP Edwin Escobar: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--2 HR
Fresno: RP Brett Bochy: 2.0 IP, 1 K
El Paso: SP Keyvius Sampson: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K--1 HR

Panik and Quiroz each had one of the Grizzlies' five hits (all singles) and one of their three walks.

Escobar had his second straight start with 7 H and 2 K.  He has yielded 3+ ER in five of his seven starts, giving him an ERA close to 5.00.  He yielded his first two HRs of the year.  Bochy pitched perfect 7th and 8th innings, improving his ERA to 2.81.  Sampson, one of the Padres' top ten prospects, had perhaps his best start this year.  He had new season highs with both 7 K and 7.0 IP.

AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 5-0
(allowing four runs in the 6th inning)

Richmond: LF Skyler Stromsmoe: 1 for 3, BB, SB

Richmond: SP Clayton Blackburn: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 10 K
Harrisburg: SP Matt Purke: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

The veteran Stromsmoe had one of the Flying Squirrels' two hits (both singles) and one of their three walks.  He also had his 3rd SB.

Blackburn matched his career high with 10 K (twice previously, both in 2012).  He began the game with five near-perfect innings, having just one batter reach on an error.  In the 6th inning, he allowed six singles and recorded one out on a sacrifice bunt.  He threw just 76 pitches (54 strikes).  Purke, perhaps one of the Nationals' top fifteen prospects, had his best start of the year.  After allowing 4+ ER in four of his five previous starts, his ERA is still above 7.00.

A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 6-5
(despite allowing the Nuts to rally for three runs in the 8th inning to tie the score)

San Jose: SS Blake Miller: 3 for 5, 2 SO, SB
San Jose: C Trevor Brown: 3 for 4, HR, 2B, PB

San Jose: SP Pat Young: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HB, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Steven Okert: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Brown had the big night with his 2nd HR, 2nd double, and a single, getting his AVG above the Mendoza line.  Miller also had three hits, improving his AVG to .311.

Young had new season-highs with both 7 H and 7 K, despite having his second shortest start this year (with just 4.1 IP).  Okert pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 8th save.

A-: Augusta lost to Delmarva 5-0
(allowing three insurance runs in the 8th inning)

Augusta: RF Tyler Horan: 2 for 4, 2B

Augusta: SP Luis Ysla: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--1 HB, 1 WP

Horan's 12th double (organizational leader?) and single were two of the GreenJackets' four hits.

Ysla had easily his best start this year.  After just 14.0 IP over his first five starts combined, he went 7.0 IP.  His 7 K more than doubled his previous season high (3 K).  He also didn't issue a walk, improving his K/BB ratio to nearly 1.50 (17 K and 12 BB).

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