Highlights from the Giants' farm: Brandon Belt hit 2 HRs while reaching base five times, John Bowker homered again while reaching base three times, and Steve Holm reached base in all four plate appearances. Also notable, Madison Bumgarner allowed 2 ER in 6.0 IP, and San Jose had six hitters with at least three hits.
AAA: Fresno defeated Portland 9-2
Fresno: SS Edgar Renteria: 2 for 2, BB
Fresno: LF John Bowker: 2 for 4, HR, BB, GiDP
Fresno: C Steve Holm: 3 for 3, 2B, BB
Fresno: SP Madison Bumgarner: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K--1 E
Fresno: RP Osiris Matos: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Portland: SP Cesar Carrillo: 3.2 IP, 12 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Bowker homered for the third straight game. Holm reached base in all four of his plate appearances, with the three hits raising his AVG to .260. In his second rehab game, Renteria reached base in all three plate appearances. Every Grizzly in the lineup had at least one hit.
Pitching on seven days rest following his brief suspension, Bumgarner allowed just 2 ER in 6.0 IP to improve his W-L record to 7-1 through thirteen starts. He did have a season-low 1 K and a 7/7 GO/FO line. Matos pitched a perfect 7th inning after having allowed 7 ER over his previous three appearances. Carrillo, the Padres' first round pick five years ago, allowed a season-high 7 ER.
AA: Richmond defeated Binghamton 5-2
Richmond: LF Thomas Neal: 1 for 2, 2B, BB, HBP
Richmond: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 4
Richmond: SP Clayton Tanner: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Neal reached base three times, including once via his 16th double. Gillaspie, one of two Flying Squirrels with two hits, raised his AVG back above .240.
In his twelfth start of the year, Tanner had a season-high 6 K. With just his second quality start over his last six starts, he lowered his ERA to 3.65.
A+: San Jose defeated High Desert 15-11
San Jose: 1B Brandon Belt: 4 for 5, 2 HR, BB
San Jose: 2B Charlie Culberson: 3 for 5, 2B, HBP, GiDP
San Jose: 3B Joel Weeks: 3 for 4, 2B, BB, SO
High Desert: DH Dennis Raben: 3 for 4, 2 HR, BB, SO
San Jose: SP Eric Stolp: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--4 HR, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Edwin Quirarte: 1.0 IP, 2 K
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--2 HR
Belt hit his 7th and 8th HRs while having four hits and reaching base a fifth via a walk. Culberson and Weeks, two of five Giants with three hits, reached base four times. Raben, the Mariners' second round selection two years ago, was one of two Mavericks with 2 HRs.
With winds officially blowing at 23 mph from RF to LF, Stolp allowed a season-high 8 ER. He allowed 4 HRs after having allowed just 2 HRs previously this year. Quirarte had 2 K in a perfect 8th inning. Stoffel allowed a couple more big flies in the 9th inning--the first HRs he has allowed in his pro career.
A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 4-3
(allowing a run in the bottom of the 9th inning)
Augusta: LF Daniel Cook: 3 for 4
Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 4, 2B
Augusta: SP Jeremy Toole: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Cook and Lollis combined for five of the GreenJackets' seven hits, with Lollis's 7th double being their only XBH. They raised their respective AVGs to .267 and .294.
After four straight starts with at least 6.0 IP, Toole fell a bit short of that mark today. His ERA remains below 2.50, though.
DSL: Giants defeated Cubs2 13-0
Dominican: CF Jesus Galindo: 4 for 5, 2B
Dominican: SP Juan Nova: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HB
Dominican: RP Marvin Barrios: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 6 K
Undeterred by hitting in the final spot of the batting order, Galindo (19.9 y.o.) had four hits, raising his AVG to .227. He hit .244 in 168 AB a year ago. Nova (18.8 y.o.), making his third pro start, and Barrios (17.8 y.o.), making his second pro appearance, combined for the shutout.