AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 6-4
Fresno: SS Kevin Frandsen: 2 for 4
Fresno: 1B Scott McClain: 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB, SO
Fresno: C Eli Whiteside: 2 for 3, 2B, SO, E
Las Vegas: 1B Randy Ruiz: 2 for 2, BB, HBP
Fresno: RHP Billy Sadler: 4.0+ IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Fresno: LHP Alex Hinshaw: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB
Las Vegas: RHP Jeremy Accardo: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER
Frandsen and Whiteside each had two of the Grizzlies' seven hits. McClain, who reached base three times, and Whiteside ahd the Grizzlies' only XBHs. Ruiz, the former Giants farmhand now in the Blue Jays organization, reached base in all four trips to the plate.
Sadler threw 56 of 89 pitches for strikes while pitching into the 5th inning. A day after being demoted, Hinshaw retired just one of four batters. The ex-Giant Accardo, allowed a 9th inning run, but still picked up his 3rd save of the season.
AA: Connecticut lost to New Hampshire 4-3 (7 innings) in game 1
Connecticut: DH Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 1 for 2, BB, SO
New Hampshire: 2B Brad Emaus: 1 for 4, HR
Connecticut: RHP Nick Pereira: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K--2 HR
Connecticut: RHP Waldis Joaquin: 2.2 IP, 1 BB, 2 K
EME was the only Defender to reach base twice. Emaus, one of the Blue Jays' top ten prospects, had his 1st HR in the upper minors.
Pereira had an ineffective start, including allowing leadoff solo HRs in both the 2nd and 3rd innings. Joaquin, who is four years younger than Pereira and the same age as Edwin Quirarte (see below), retired eight of nine batters he faced to lower his ERA to 2.35.
AA: Connecticut lost to New Hampshire 5-1 (7 innings) in game 2
Connecticut: RF Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 1 for 2, 2 BB
Connecticut: CF Mike Mooney: 1 for 2, BB
New Hampshire: 1B Brian Dopirak: 2 for 3, HR, SO
Connecticut: LHP Jesse English: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K--1 HR
Connecticut: RHP Steven Edlefsen: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER 2 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Connecticut: RHP Dan Griffin: 2.0 IP, 6 K
EME reached base three times, raising his OBP to .321. Mooney was the only other Defender to reach base twice. The Blue Jays' 25-year-old Dopirak, who at one time was considered the Cubs' top prospect before they released him, homered in both games of the doubleheader. He hit 27 HRs in the Florida State League a year ago.
Making his first start of the year after three relief appearances, English lasted just two innings as he retired just six of the dozen batters he faced. In terms of innings, Edlefsen pitched the longest, and he had an 8/0 GO/FO line. Griffin struck out all six batters he faced in perhaps the most dominant statistical line of his pro career. His ERA remains over 7.00, though, after he had allowest at least one earned run in each of his previous three appearances.
A+: San Jose defeated Lake Elsinore 8-1
(after adding four insurance runs in the 8th inning)
San Jose: SS Brandon Crawford: 1 for 4, 3 SO
San Jose: C Buster Posey: 2 for 4
San Jose: RF Roger Kieschnick: 1 for 3, SF, 2 SO
San Jose: LHP Madison Bumgarner: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
San Jose: RHP Edwin Quirarte: 1.0 IP, 3 K
Crawford and Kieschnick struck out in five of their seven ABs, but they homered in their other two ABs, for Crawford his 4th HR and for Kieschnick his 2nd HR. They both have SO/AB ratios above 30%. With the Giants' only multi-hit line, Posey raised his AVG to a team-leading .400.
Bumgarner had an effective start, allowing just four singles and a two-out RBI double in the 3rd inning for the first earned run he has allowed this year. Through three starts, his stats are 11 H, 2 BB, and 14 K in 16.0 IP. Quirarte struck out all three batters he faced. He has yet to allow a baserunner through his first four appearances.
A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 13-2
Augusta: SS Ehire Adrianza: 1 for 3, BB, SO
Augusta: 1B Josh Mazzola: 1 for 3, BB
Augusta: RHP Kyle Nicholson: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP
Adrianza and Mazzola both reached base twice for the Defenders. Through his first 39 AB this year, Adrianza is hitting .231/.318/.308.
Nicholson took a beating to drop his W-L record to 0-3 and raise his ERA over 9.00. He began with three scoreless innings, but then allowed five runs in the 5th innings, and three more runs in the next two innings.