Highlights from the Giants' farm: Eric Hacker allowed just 1 ER in 6.0 IP, and Clay Timpner homered and doubled among his three hits.
AAA: Fresno lost to Portland 7-1 (7 innings) in game #1
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 3
Fresno: C Steve Holm: 1 for 2, BB
Portland: SS Everth Cabrera: 2 for 3, 2B, SO
Fresno: SP Eric Hacker: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 E
Fresno: RP Steven Edlefsen: 0.1 Ip, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB--1 IBB, 1 E
Portland: SP Tim Stauffer: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 WP
Pill had two of the Grizzlies' five hits, raising his AVG above .300. Holm was one of two other Grizzlies to reach base twice. The Padres' rehabbing Cabrera had two of the Beavers' three hits.
Hacker and Stauffer, who allowed just 1 R in 23.1 IP for the Padres earlier this year, locked up in a solid pitcher's duel, with each pitcher allowing just 1 ER through the first six innings. For Hacker, this was fewest baserunners he had allowed in his last ten starts. Edlefsen retired just one of the five batters he faced to take the loss.
AAA: Fresno lost to Portland 2-1 (7 innings) in game 2
(with all the runs scored in the 7th inning)
Fresno: RF Joe Borchard: 1 for 3, 2B, SO
Fresno: C Steve Holm: 0 for 1, BB, IBB, SH
Fresno: SP Oliver Odle: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Portland: SP Luis Perdomo: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Portland: RP Scott Munter: 2.0 IP, 1 BB
The Grizzlies, whose offense was limited to three hits and three walks, scored their only run on Borchard's double to lead-off the 7th inning followed a couple batters later by Holm's successful suicide squeeze.
Odle, called up from San Jose during their all-star break to start the second game of this doubleheader, had a successful upper minors debuts, retiring twelve of the fourteen batters he faced in 4.0 scoreless IP. He had a 9/3 GO/FO line. Perdomo and Munter, who previously were in the Giants organization but are now with the Padres, shut out the Grizzlies over the first four innings. Munter has a 2.38 ERA this year.
AA: Richmond lost to Akron 5-4
Richmond: 1B Michael Ambort: 2 for 3, 3B, 2B, BB, SO
Richmond: LF Clay Timpner: 3 for 4, HR, 2B
Akron: 2B Jason Kipnis: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Richmond: SP Felix Romero: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K-1 HR
Timpner and Ambort each had two XBH and overall five of the Flying Squirrels' eight hits. Timpner had his 1st HR and 13th double, while Ambort added his 1st triple and 7th double. Kipnis, whom the Indians drafted 63rd overall last year out of Arizona State and then moved from the outfield to the infield for his first full pro season, has had an impressive campaign. Promoted to the upper minors after hitting .300/.387/.478 in the Carolina League, tonight he had his 3rd HR in his tenth Eastern League game.
Romero's third start was his longest yet; but with a couple earned runs in both the 1st and 5th innings. he also fell short of delivering a quality start.
A+: San Jose had the final day of its four-day all-star break
(Their next scheduled off-day is July 13.)
A-: Augusta had the final day of its three-day all-star break
(Their next scheduled off-day is July 13.)
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Boise 11-0
Salem-Keizer: CF Chris Lofton: 3 for 4, BB, SO
Salem-Keizer: RF-CF Jose Medina: 3 for 4, BB
Salem-Keizer: SP Taylor Rogers: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Aaron King: 1.0 IP, 1 BB
Lofton and Medina, who reached base four times each, were two of the four Volcanoes with three hits each.
Rogers, who lost on opening day with 5 ER allowed, bounced back with 6.0 shutout IP in his second start. King, who made seven starts for San Jose earlier this year, made his second relief appearance for the Volcanoes.
R: Giants defeated Cubs 5-3
Scottsdale: 2B Carlos Willoughby: 1 for 2, 2 BB, 3 SB
Scottsdale: 3B Josh Lopez: 1 for 3, HR, 2 SO, E
Scottsdale: SP Kendry Flores: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--1 HB
Scottsdale: RP Raymundo Montero: 2.0 IP, 3 K
Willoughby, who had a .466 OBP and 46 SB in the DSL a year ago, reached base three times and stole second base three times. Lopez, who is playing in his fourth AZL season, had his 3rd pro HR.
Flores, who had a 2.13 ERA in thirteen DSL starts a year ago, did not make it through four innings in his U.S. debut. Montero, who had a 1.14 ERA in nineteen DSL relief appearances last year, had 3 K in 2.1 perfect IP in his his U.S. debut.
DSL: Giants at Cubs2 was postponed