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minor lines, 9/14/09

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Only one Giants' affiliate was in post-season action last night, with San Jose losing.  The most notable individual highlight was Thomas Neal having three hits.

AAA: Fresno ended its season on Labor Day

AA: Connecticut had an off-day in between its two playoff series
(The Defenders host Akron in game 1 of the best-of-five championship series tonight.)

Defenders on Eastern League leaderboards in selected stats:
--Hitters:
AVG: Bond 1st, Pill 6th, Boyer 9th, Martinez-Esteve 10th
OBP: Bond 1st, Martinez-Esteve 13th
SLG: Pill 4th
OPS: Bond 3rd, Pill 6th
HR: Pill 4th
2B: Pill 3rd, Martinez-Esteve 8th
H: Pill 3rd, Bond 4th
BB: Bond 5th
SO: (none--Crawford led team with 100)
AB: Pill 2nd
RBI: Pill 1st
R: Bond 2nd, Pill 7th
SB: McByrde 13th
--Pitchers:
ERA: Maday 13th
WHIP: Maday 13th
K: (none--Snyder and Griffin tied for team lead with 86)
IP: Maday 13th
BB: English 5th
G: Paterson 3rd, Yourkin 7th, Griffin 11th
W: Bumgarner 9th
L: (none--Griffin and English tied for team lead with 7)
Sv: Otero 3rd, Paterson 13th

A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 7-3
(allowing six runs in first two innings of game 3, but still lead best-of-five semifinals series 2-1)

San Jose: CF Darren Ford: 2 for 4, BB, SB
San Jose: LF Thomas Neal: 3 for 5
San Jose: RF Francisco Peguero: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
San Jose: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 1 for 4, 2B, BB, SO

San Jose: LHP Eric Surkamp: 2.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--2 HR
San Jose: RHP Oliver Odle: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 K
San Jose: LHP Ryan Verdugo: 1.0 IP, 2 K

After oh-fers in his first two playoff games, Neal paced the Giants' offense in their third playoff game, this time collecting three of their ten hits.  Ford and Peguero had the Giants' other multi-hit lines as both hitters also reached base three times.  Peguero has a .400 AVG through three post-season games.  Gillaspie added a double and a walk.

Surkamp, who had a 3.30 ERA in 23 Sally League starts this year, did not fare well in his Cal League debut.  Odle, whose regular season ERA was above 5.25, provided effective long relief with 4.0 scoreless IP.  Verdugo had 2 K in a perfect 7th inning in his Cal League debut.

A-: Augusta ended its season on Labor Day

ssA: Salem-Keizer won the NWL championship series on September 10

R: Giants lost AZL championship game on August 31

DSL: The Gigantes finished their DSL championship series sweep on August 31