Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Brett Pill and Chris Dominguez both homered as part of multi-hit lines, and Brock Bond reached base four times.AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 15-10
(after being tied 8-8 through two innings)
Fresno: 2B Brock Bond: 3 for 5, 2 2B, BB, SO
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 5, HR, SO
Fresno: 3B Jesus Guzman: 3 for 5, SO
Las Vegas: DH Jason Dopirak: 3 for 4, 2 2B, BB, SO
Fresno: SP Kevin Pucetas: 1.2 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Fresno: RP Alex Hinshaw: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K--1 WP
Fresno: RP Henry Sosa: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--3 HR
Las Vegas: SP Jesse Litsch: 4.2 IP, 11 H, 10 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 2 WP
Las Vegas: RP Merkin Valdez: 1.0 IP, 3 H
Bond and Guzman each had three of the Grizzlies' sixteen hits, raising their respective AVGs to .293 and .280. Pill capped a seven-run 2nd inning with his three-run, two-out HR, his 6th HR this year. Dopirak, the 26-year-old former Cubs' top prospect who has rejuvenated his career the last couple years in the Blue Jays organization, was one over several 51's hitters with a big offesnsive evening, although this year he has hit just .237/.260/.384 through nearly 200 AB.
On an evening when officially the wind was blowing out at 10 mph to left field, Pucetas had perhaps the least effective start of his pro career, ballooning his ERA above 5.50. After having allowed just 4 ER earlier this year, Sosa more than doubled his ERA to 3.03. He also allowed 3 HRs after having allowed just 1 HR previously this year and just 4 HRs all of last year. Although Hinshaw did allow an inherited runner to score, he pitched longer in the game than anyone else without allowing a run to be charged to his record. Litsch was hit hard in his third rehab start. Former Giant Valdez got out of the 8th inning without allowing a run despite allowing hits to three of the four batters he faced.
AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 4-1
Richmond: 2B Conor Gillaspie: 1 for 4, 2B, SO
Richmond: SP Ronnie Ray: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Gillaspie's 11th doube was one of just five hits for the Flying Squirrels.
Making his fourth start among fourteen appearances, Ray allowed a season-high 4 ER.
A+: San Jose defeated Rancho Cucamonga 10-7
San Jose: DH Jose Flores: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO
San Jose: 2B Charli Culberson: 2 for 3, BB, 2 SB
San Jose: RF James Simmons: 1 for 4, HR, E
San Jose: SP Kyle Nicholson: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Edwin Quirarte: 2.0 IP, 2 K
Flores and Culberson each reached base three times. Culberson had his third straight game with a walk after drawing just one walk in the previous four weeks. His OBP is now .330. Simmons had his 2nd HR.
Nicholson bounced back from his previous start (8 ER in 3.2 IP) with this solid start that became less than a quality start after a three-run homer in the 4th inning. With 2.0 perfect IP for his 4th save, Quirarte had perhaps his best line of the year. His ERA is just 0.76.
A-: Augusta defeated Rome 7-6
Augusta: DH Nick Liles: 3 for 5, 2B, SO
Augusta: 3B Chris Dominguez: 2 for 5, HR
Rome: SS Mychal Jones: 2 for 5
Augusta: SP Bryan Salsbury: 5.2 IP, 12 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K--1 HR
Augusta: RP Jose Valdez: 1.0 IP, 2 K--1 HB
Liles' three hits raise his AVG to .292. Dominguez led off the 4th inning with his 9th HR of the year. Jones, the Braves' fourth rounder a year ago, had his fourth straight multi-hit game against the GreenJackets, alhough his AVG remains below .250.
In his tenth start, Salsbury allowed a season-high 12 H, but his BAA remains just .251. Although he has just the lone strikeout, he also had a 12/3 GO/FO line. Valdez struck out two of the four batters he faced as his ERA remains below 2.00.
DSL: Giants lost to Marlins 5-0
Dominican: C Fernando Pujadas: 1 for 3
Dominican: SP Luis Angeles: 5.0+ IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HB
In his pro debut, Pujadas (18.5 y.o.) had one of the Gigantes' three hits (all singles). Also in his pro debut, Angeles (20.5 y.o.) pitched five scoreless innings before departing in the 6th inning with the bases loaded and no outs.