Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: John Bowker, Brett Pill, Thomas Neal, and Carlos Peguero all homered as part of multi-hit performances.
AAA: Fresno defeated Tacoma 7-3
Fresno: 2B Brock Bond: 3 for 5, SO
Fresno: LF John Bowker : 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO, SB
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 3 for 5, HR, SB
Fresno: SP Eric Hacker: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Fresno: RP Steven Edlefsen: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Bowker and Pill had their 2nd and 9th HRs, respectively, while reaching base three times. Bond also reached base three times, with his three singles pushing his AVG above .300.
Hacker improved his W-L record to 8-3 through thirteen starts. Today he got more ground ball outs than usual with a 12/2 GO/FO line. For the season, his GO/AO ratio remains below 1.40. With a perfect 9th inning, Edlefsen lowered his ERA to 1.16.
AA: Richmond lost to Reading 7-5
Richmond: LF Thomas Neal: 2 for 4, HR, HBP, SB
Richmond: RF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 5, 2B, SO
Richmond: 2B Ryan Lormand: 3 for 5
Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Richmond: RP Tony Pena Jr.: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB--1 WP
Reading: SP J.A. Happ: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Lormand's three hits paced the Flying Squirrels' fifteen hit attack. One of five other Squirrels with a multi-hit line, Neal had his 4th HR. Kieschnick doubled in his first game after three weeks on the DL.
Maday has still yet to allow more than 3 ER in a start this year, but today's start was his shortest start of the year. Since being mentioned in the Baseball America Prospect Hot Sheet just over a couple weeks ago, Pena has really scuffled, and this might have been his worst appearance in that stretch. He has allowed 10 ER in his last seven games after allowing just 3 ER in his first sixteen games. Making his second rehab start, the Phillies' Happ did not make it through the 3rd inning.
A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 7-5
San Jose: DH Carlos Peguero: 3 for 4, HR, SO, SB
San Jose: LF Jose Flores: 2 for 3, CS
San Jose: SP Kyle Nicholson: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Brian Anderson: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB--1 HR
San Jose: RP David Quinowski: 1.2 IP, 1 BB, 3 K
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 1 H
Playing his first game after more than two weeks on the DL, Peguero had his 4th HR and 20th SB. Flores continues to swing a hot bat, with his AVG now a .347.
Nicholson had what qualifies as a quality start to get his ERA back below 7.00. Anderson retired just one of the four batters he faced, but Quinowski struck out three of his six batters. Quinowski's K/IP is just shy of 1.33. Stoffel got his 12th save.
A-: Augusta had a scheduled off-day
(Their next scheduled off-day is this Thursday, June 13.)
DSL: The Gigantes had their regular Sunday off-day