Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Chris Heston allowed just 1 R in 7.0 IP, Gary Brown homered among three hits, and Juan Ciriaco had 4 XBH among 5 H.
AAA: Fresno defeated Las Vegas 10-1
(scoring in every inning but the 2nd and 3rd)
Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 3 for 6, HR, CS
Fresno: LF Darren Ford: 2 for 5, HR, BB, 2 SO
Fresno: 3B Adam Duvall: 2 for 5, HR, 2B, 2 SO
Fresno: 2B Juan Ciriaco: 5 for 5, 4 2B
Fresno: C Guillermo Quiroz: 3 for 5, 2B, E
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
The Grizzlies had a huge offensive night. The offense was led by Ciriaco's five hits, including 4 XBH. The Grizzlies got three big flies--Duvall's 18th HR, Brown's 4th HR, and Ford's 1st HR. Quiroz contributed three hits as well to the Grizzlies' eighteen-hit attack.
Heston had perhaps his best start this year, allowing just 1 R in 7.0 IP. He has a 4.09 after twelve starts.
AA: Richmond defeated Reading 12-2
(after leading 7-1 entering the 4th inning)
Richmond: 3B Mario Lisson: 2 for 4, HR, BB, E
Richmond: 1B Angel Villalona: 2 for 5, HR, 2 SO
Richmond: SP Austin Fleet: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Jose Casilla: 3.1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Reading: SP Jesse Biddle: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--2 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP
The first five hitters in the Flying Squirrels' lineup each had two hits, including Lisson, who connected in the 1st inning for his 8th HR, and Villalona, who connected in the 3rd inning for his 7th HR.
Fleet made his fourth start among eighteen appearances this year. After just 1 R over his last two starts combined, this time he yielded 2 ER. His ERA remains below 3.25. Casilla retired all but one of his eleven batters in 3.1 scoreless IP. His ERA remains just above 4.00. In late April, Biddle, the Phillies' top pitching prospect, allowed just 2 H in 7.0 scoreless IP against the Squirrels, but this time the Squirrels roughed him up.
A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 4-3 (10 innings)
(despite scoring a run in the top of the 10th inning)
San Jose: CF Jesus Galindo: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO, SB
San Jose: SP Ryan Bradley: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--2 WP
Galindo had his 12th double, a single, a walk, and his 17th SB. With no multi-hit games in over a week, he entered the evening hitting .284/.342/.393 through 211 AB.
After thirteen relief appearances with an ERA close to 11.00, Bradley has entered the rotation and pitched much more effectively, allowing just 4 ER over 14.2 IP in three starts.
A-: Augusta defeated Lexington 8-7
(seizing the lead with six runs in the 7th inning)
Augusta: DH Jeremy Sy: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB, SO
Augusta: 2B John Polonius: 3 for 4, SO, SB
Augusta: SP Matthew Lujan: 6.0 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 WP
Sy hit his 3rd HR while reaching base three times. Polonius had his second straight three-hit game, boosting his AVG to .233. Both hitters had 4 RBIs each.
Lujan allowed season highs with both 5 R and 12 H. His ERA remains below 2.50, and his H/IP ratio below 1.00.
DSL: Gigantes lost to Nationals 10-9
Dominican: DH Miguel Gomez: 2 for 4, HR, 2B
Dominican: RP Weilly Yan: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 K
Gomez, who had 3 HR over his previous two DSL campaigns, hit his 1st HR and 3rd double. After the Gigantes' starter allowed 9 R in 1.1 IP, the 18-year-old Yan provided effective long relief with 4.2 scoreless IP in his second pro appearance.