Highlights from the Giants' farm: (a) Craig Clark had 7.0 shutout IP; (b) Daryl Maday allowed 2 ER in a seven-inning complete game; (c) Aaron King allowed just 1 ER in 5.2 IP; (d) Francisco Peguero had his 1st HR.; and (e) Mike Mooney had two doubles and a single in the first game of a double-header. Also notable were (f) Madison Bumgarner allowed just 2 ER in 5.0 IP and (g) Buster Posey having a multi-hit line.
AAA: Fresno defeated Tacoma 6-3
Fresno: C Buster Posey: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 SO, CS
Fresno: DH Joe Borchard: 1 for 4, HR
Tacoma: 1B Mike Carp: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Fresno: LHP Steve Hammond: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K--1 HR
Fresno: RHP Steve Palazzolo: 3.0 IP, 3 K
Fresno: RHP Felix Romero: 1.0 IP, 2 K
With two hits, including his 5th double, Posey was the only Grizzly to reach base twice. Posey is now hitting .255/.344/.345 through his fifteen PCL games. Borchard had his 12th HR. Carp, who made his MLB debut earlier this year for the Mariners, had his 11th HR
Hammond's ERA remains above 5.75. Palazzolo and Romero struck combined for 5 K in 4.0 perfect IP in relief.
AA: Connecticut defeated New Hampshire 3-2 (7 innings) in game 1
(rallying for two runs in the bottom of the 6th inning)
Connecticut: LF-RF Mike Mooney: 3 for 3, 2 2B
Connecticut: RHP Daryl Maday: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K--1 WP
Mooney had a hit in all three of his palte appearances, including his 13th and 14th doubles. With three of the Defenders' six hits, he raised his AVG to an even .250.
Maday secured the complete-game victory. Allowing just 2 ER or less in each of his last four starts, he has lowered his ERA to 3.58. Typically a ground ball pitcher, he had a 6/13 GO/FO line yesterday.
AA: Connecticut defeated New Hampshire 3-2 (7 innings) in game 2
(rallying for two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning)
Connecticut: CF Mike McBryde: 2 for 4
Connecticut: PH-2B Brock Bond: 2 for 2, 2B, E
Connecticut: C Tyler LaTorre: 2 for 3, SO
New Hampshire: 2B Brad Emaus: 2 for 3, HR, BB
Connecticut: LHP Madison Bumgarner: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HR
McBryde, LaTorre, and Bond, who didn't enter the game until the 6th inning, each had two hits. Bond's AVG is now close to .360, while McBryde and LaTorre have AVGs close to .260. The Blue Jays' Emaus had another big game against the Defenders, highlighted by a two-run, two-out HR against Bumgarner in the 5th inning.
Pitching on his 20th birthday, Bumgarner matched a season high with 7 H. Pitching on three days rest after his last abbreviated start (a 2nd inning ejection), the 5 ER in his last two starts have raised his ERA just above 2.00.
A+: San Jose defeated Rancho Cucamonga 2-0
San Jose: DH Rich Aurilia: 0 for 2, 2 BB
San Jose: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 1 for 3, 2B
San Jose: SS Brian Bocock: 1 for 3, 2B, SO
San Jose: LHP Craig Clark: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
San Jose: RHP Trey Webb: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB--1 HB
San Jose: LHP Dan Runzler: 1.2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K
The rehabbing Aurilia was the only Giant to reach base twice. Gillaspie and Bocock each doubled, for their 23rd and 19th doubles, respectively.
Clark had another very effective start, his second straight start with no earned runs. The 8 K was the most strikeouts in his past five starts. Since the all-star break, he has 42 H, 13 BB, and 43 K in 52.0 IP over eight starts. After Webb retired just one of four batters, Runzler stranded all three inherited runners and pitched a scoreless 9th inning for his 4th save. In his ten appearances since July 4th, he has 3 H, 1 BB, and 16 K in 11.1 IP.
A-: Augusta defeated Greenville 7-3
Augusta: CF Francisco Peguero: 2 for 4, HR. E
Augusta: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4
Augusta: C Matt Klimas: 2 for 4, SO, CS
Augusta: LHP Aaron King: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Moved down from first to third in the lineup, Peguero responded with his 1st HR of the year. He had 4 HRs a year ago. Adrianza and Klimas also had two hits each. Since the all-star break, Adrianza is hitting nearly .300, albeit with not much secondary average (.299/.364/.333 in 117 AB).
King continues to pitch more effectively as the season progresses. In his six starts since the all-star break, he has 20 H, 16 BB, and 23 K in 35.2 IP with a 1.77 ERA. He is still walking too many, but the .164 BAA since the all-star break is much better than the .291 BAA beforehand.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Tri-City 6-4
(allowing five runs int he 2nd inning)
Salem-Keizer: 1B Chris Dominguez: 2 for 5, 3B, SO
Salem-Keizer: DH Shane Lindsley: 0 for 1, 2 BB, HBP, CS
Salem-Keizer: RHP Jorge Bucardo: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Salem-Keizer: RHP Kyle Vazquez: 2.0 IP, 2 K
Dominguez's 1st pro triple was the Volcanoes' only XBH. Lindsley reached base three times.
Bucardo had his least effective start of the year, allowing season highs with 9 H and 5 ER. But his ERA remains below 3.00 and his K/H ratio above 1.00. After the 5 ER in the 2nd inning, the 19-year-old did bounce back to allow just an unearned run over the next four innings. Vazquez had 2.0 perfect IP.
R: Giants had their regular off-day (every fifth day)
DSL: Giants defeated Cubs2 9-3
Dominican: 2B Carlos Willoughby: 3 for 4, BB, SB, CS
Dominican: LHP Keurin Feliz: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 WP
Willoughby continues to be an OBP machine atop the Gigantes' lineup. The three hits raised his AVG to .332. He now has a 35/8 SB/CS line. Feliz (18.11 y.o.) had his sixth straight start with 1 ER or less. With 3 BB in each of his last two starts, his K/BB ratio has slipped below 2.00.