Highlights from the Giants' farm: (a,b) Brock Bond and Jake Wald both reached base in all four plate appearances; (c) Craig Clark had 8.0 scoreless IP; (d) Kyle Nicholson had his second straight start with 0 ER in 9.0 IP; and (e) Jorge Bucardo had another fine start with 1 ER in 6.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno lost to Reno 7-6
Fresno: 3B Ryan Rohlinger: 1 for 3, HR, BB, 2 SO
Fresno: SS Jake Wald: 3 for 3, BB
Reno: C Chris Snyder: 2 for 5, HR, SO
Resno: LF Cole Gillespie: 1 for 2, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: LHP Steve Hammond: 4.0+ IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--3 HR
Fresno: RHP Shingo Takatsu: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Fresno: LHP Alex Hinshaw: 1.0 IP, 3 K
Wald reached base in all four plate appearances. Rohlinger, the only other Grizzly to reach base twice, hit his 10th HR. The Diamondbacks' affiliate had 3 HRs, including one by the rehabbing Snyder and another by Gillespie, a college teammate of the Giants' Tyler Graham whom the Diamondbacks acquired in a recent trade from the Brewers.
Hammond, who didn't retire any of the four batters he faced in the 5th inning, saw his ERA rise to 5.80. Takatsu and Hinshaw struck out five of the seven batters he faced.
AA: Connecticut lost to Bowie 6-0
Connecticut: 2B Brock Bond: 3 for 3, BB, 2 E
Connecticut: LF Mike Mooney: 1 for 3, BB, SO
Connecticut: RHP Geivy Garcia: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K--1 HB
Connecticut: RHP Shane Kaufmann: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Bowie: LHP Brian Matusz: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Bond reached base in all four plate appearances. With a .520 OBP this month, he has raised his season OBP to nearly .450. Bond did commit his 10th and 11th errors tonight. Mooney accounted for one the Defenders' other two hits and one of their other three walks.
After 26 relief appearances for Connecticut, Garcia made his first start of the season. He didn't allow a hit but did issue five free passes while allowing a couple runs. After 26 relief appearances for Augusta, Kaufman made his upper minors debut, striking out two of the three batters he faced in a perfect 8th inning. Matusz, who is the Orioles #2 prospect, has been on a role since being promoted to the Eastern League. He had one poort start with 6 ER in 5.0 IP, but in his other six starts he has 19 H, 10 BB, 2 ER, and 42 K in 40.1 IP.
A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 3-0
San Jose: DH Tyler Graham: 2 for 4, 2B, SO, SB
San Jose: RF Roger Kieschnick: 1 for 4, HR, 2 SO
San Jose: LHP Craig Clark: 8.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Graham had two of the Giants five hits. He now has a .277 AVG and 22 SBs. Kieschnick had his 20th HR.
Clark improved his ERA to 2.85 through nineteen starts with eight scoreless innings. He has a 12-2 W-L record as well. With just 12 K in his last four starts, his K/IP has slipped below 1.00 now. Tonight he had a 10/11 GO/FO line, which keeps his GO/AO ratio for the season just slightly below 1.00.
A-: Augusta defeated Hickory 6-2 (10 innings)
Augusta: 1B Josh Mazzola: 1 for 5, HR
Augusta: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 5, SO, E
Augusta: RHP Kyle Nicholson: 9.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 WP
Adrianza had the GreenJackets' only multi-hit line today. With a .296 AVG this month, he has raised his season AVG to .269.
Nicholson remains an innings-eater. Pitching this time on six days rest, this was his second straight start with 0 ER in 9.0 IP. With a 1.14 ERA in six starts since the SAL all-star break, he has improved his season ERA to 2.80. The Rangers' Perez entered the year generally considered one of the top 100 prospects in baseball. In twenty games (thirteen starts) he has average less than five full innings, but he has pitched exactly 5.0 IP in each of his last six appearances, allowing just 5 ER in that time. He now has 76 H, 31 BB, and 96 K in 87.2 IP with a 2.36 ERA.
ssA: Salem-Keizer deeated Yakima 3-2
Salem-Keizer: DH Chris Dominguez: 2 for 4, SO
Salem-Keizer: RHP Jorge Bucardo: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Dominguez (3rd rounder) had two of the Volcanoes' six hits. Through his first fifteen NWL games, he is now hitting .276/.358/.621.
Bucardo matched his longest start, pitching six full innings for the fifth time in eight starts. He also matched his season high of 7 K, the third time he has accomplished that. His peripherals remain excellent, including a K/H ratio above 1.00 and a K/BB ratio above 4.00.
R: Scottsdale had the regularly scheduled off-day
(every fifth day)
DSL: Giants defeated Marlins 8-2
Dominican: CF Jesus Galindo: 2 for 3, 2 BB, SB
Dominican: LHP Keurin Feliz: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Galindo (18.11 y.o.) reached base four times. In 120 AB, he has a .388 OBP despite just a .258 SLG. Feliz (18.11 y.o.) had his fifth start start with 1 ER or less to get his ERA back under 4.50 (after he was tagged for 15 ER in his final two starts in June).