Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: Mike McBryde and Brandon Belt both homered as part of their multi-hit lines.
AAA: Fresno defeated Portland 3-2
(with no runs scored after 4th inning)
Fresno: C Buster Posey: 1 for 4
Fresno: CF Mike McBryde: 2 for 4, HR
Fresno: SP Kevin Pucetas: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Fresno: RP Osiris Matos: 2.0 IP, 4 K
McBryde, one of three Grizzlies' with two hits, had his 1st HR of the year, a two-run shot with one out in the 4th inning that provided the game's final runs. Posey's ordinary line is also listed for those who want to know.
Pucetas labored through four plus innings, throwing 94 pitches (56 strikes) to the 22 batters he faced. The season-high 4 K (against 2 BB) evened his K/BB ratio at 1.00. His BAA is .316. Matos had 4 K in 2.0 perfect IP.
AA: Richmond lost to Reading 3-2
Richmond: CF Darren Ford: 1 for 4, 2B, SB
Richmond: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 1 for 4, 2B, SO
Richmond: SP Mike MacDonald: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--2 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP
Richmond: RP Dan Turpen: 1.2 IP, 1 K
While no one reached base twice for the Flying Squirrels, both Ford and Gillaspie had their 3rd doubles of the year.
MacDonald had a quality start, but his W-L record fall to 0-2 after four starts. Turpen had 1.2 perfect IP after allowing 10 H in 6.2 IP over his previous four appearances.
A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 7-6
(after rallying for four runs in 8th inning)
San Jose: 1B Brandon Belt: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, BB
San Jose: 3B Drew Biery: 3 for 5, SO
San Jose: LF Wendell Fairley: 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, SO
Bakersfield: CF Engel Beltre: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SH
San Jose: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 5.0 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HB
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Belt homered for the second straight day. He reached base three times, as did Biery and Fairley. Biery's three singles raised his AVG to .357. Fairley's double was his 1st XBH of the year. Beltre, who is considered among the Rangers' top 15 prospects, also reached base three times.
Fitzgerald made his second start of the year. With just 1 ER allowed so far, his ERA is below 1.00. Stoffel had 2 K in a perfect 9th inning for his 4th save. His peripheral stats are now 4 H, 1 BB, and 8 K in 5.1 IP over five appearances. This was the first time he has appeared in games on consecutive days.
A-: Augusta at Asheville postponed by rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for Sunday.)