Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Tyler Horan homered while reaching base three times, and Christian Jones allowed just 1 R in 6.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno lost to Omaha 7-6 (11 innings)
(despite leading 6-2 entering the 3rd inning)
Fresno: 2B Joe Panik: 3 for 6, 2B
Fresno: 1B Adam Duvall: 2 for 5, 2B, E
Omaha: 3B Christian Colon: 3 for 6, HR, 2 2B, SO
Fresno: SP Edwin Escobar: 5.0 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--2 HR
Fresno: RP Jake Dunning: 2.0 IP, 2 K
With his 12th double and a couple singles, Panik extended his hitting streak to nine games. He has hit better than .340 since the start of May. Duvall's 8th double was the Grizzlies' only other XBH. He also committed his 12th error. Colon, whom the Royals drafted fourth overall four years ago, had 3 XBH, including a solo HR in the 11th inning.
Escobar allowed a new career-high 12 H, raising his BAA to nearly .300. After allowing 11 ER over his previous three appearances, Dunning bounced back with 2.0 perfect IP. His ERA remains above 6.00 through 32.0 IP.
AA: Richmond lost to New Hampshire 6-3
Richmond: 1B Angel Villalona: 3 for 4, 3B
Richmond: SP Kyle Crick: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Villalona hit his 2nd triple this year. His only other pro triples came in the AZL back in 2007. With three hits, he improved his season line to .265/.320/.447 through 226 AB.
Crick allowed matched a career-high with 9 H and a season-high with 4 ER. His ERA rose to 3.89 after eleven starts, although his H/IP remains below 1.00.
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 3-1
(allowing all three runs in the 2nd inning)
San Jose: 3B Mitch Delfino: 0 for 2, 2 BB, SO
San Jose: SP Ryan Bradley: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 WP
Delfino was the lone Giant to reach base twice as their offense managed just two hits (but also 4 BB, 2 HB, and 2 SB).
Bradley had the least effective of his four starts, although he allowed more than one baserunner in just the 2nd inning.
A-: Augusta defeated Savannah 5-1
(scoring three runs in the 6th inning)
Augusta: RF Tyler Horan: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO
Augusta: SP Christian Jones: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K--1 HR, 1 PO
With his 7th HR, a single, and a walk, Horan improved his season line to .263/.335/.473 through 224 AB. No other hitter on the GreenJackets' roster has a SLG higher than .404.
Jones had a fine start. He matched a season-high with 7 K and completed 6.0 IP for the fourth time in eleven starts. He threw 84 pitches (51 strikes). His component stats are now 42 H, 13 BB, 3 HR, and 50 K in 52.2 IP.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 11-2
Salem-Keizer: LF Tyler Hollick: 2 for 3, 3B, 2 BB
Vancouver: SS Franklin Barreto: 4 for 4, BB, E
Salem-Keizer: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Hollick, who had a .711 OPS last summer in the NWL, reached base four times. He had two of the Volcanoes' four hits. The 18-year-old Barreto, who is one of the Blue Jays' top ten prospects, reached base all five times in his NWL debut.
Leenhouts had a 2.39 ERA last summer in fifteen NWL starts but was not quite as effective this year in his role as the opening day starter.
DSL: Gigantes lost to Rojos 11-6
Dominican: SS Kelvin Beltre: 3 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, E
Dominican: RP Julio Benitez: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Reaching base in all five plate appearances, the 17-year-old Beltre improved his line to .263/.472/.500 through 38 AB. Benitez had 3.1 scoreless IP in his third relief appearance.