Highlights from the Giants' farm: Brandon Belt and Steve Holm both reached base in all their plate appearances, and Jose Flores along with Belt had a couple doubles as part of his three-hit night. Also notable, Mark DeRosa had three hits in his first rehab appearance, and Brian Irving allowed just 1 ER in 5.1 IP in his first start in nearly two years.
AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 8-4
Fresno: 3B Mark DeRosa: 3 for 4, 2B, SO
Fresno: C Steve Holm: 1 for 1, 3 BB
Fresno: SP Eric Hacker: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Las Vegas: SP Marc Rzepczynski: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Las Vegas: RP Jesse Carlson: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 WP
Playing his first rehab game, DeRosa had three hits. Holm reached base in all four plate appearances, improving upon the .323 OBP with which he entered the night.
Hacker has now allowed 18 ER in his last three starts after allowing just 11 ER in his first eight starts, raising his ERA to 4.42. Rzepcyznski, who made eleven starts with the Blue Jays last year but began this year on the DL, had by far his best start of the year. He had allowed 22 ER in 10.2 IP over his first three starts but allowed just 1 ER in 6.0 IP tonight. Carlson, who spent nearly all of the last two years in the majors, has spent all of this year in the minors. Tonight he retired just two of the seven batters he faced as his ERA rose above 6.25.
AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 4-3
Richmond: SS Brandon Crawford: 2 for 3, BB, SO
Harrisburg: 1B Chris Marrero: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO
Richmond: SP David Mixon: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Richmond: RP Andy Sisco: 2.0 IP, 2 K
With two of the Flying Squirrels' six hits (all singles), Crawford had their only multi-hit line, but his AVG still remains just shy of .250. The Nationals' Marrero is now 7 for 12 in the past three games in Richmond.
Mixon allowed more than two runs for just the second time in his last ten starts. Tonight's line included a season-high 7 H, but his H/IP for the season is just 0.75. After allowing at least one hit in each of his previous six appearances, Sisco had 2.0 perfect IP.
A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 7-6
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO, E
San Jose: DH Jose Flores: 3 for 5, 2 2B
San Jose: 1B Brandon Belt: 3 for 3, 2 2B, 2 BB, IBB
Bakersfield: CF Engel Beltre: 2 for 4, 2B, SO, E
San Jose: SP Eric Stolp: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Scott Nestor: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Belt, who reached base in all five plate appearances, and Flores each had three hits, including two doubles each. Belt now has 20 doubles. He also has a .376 AVG through 178 AB, which is a bit lower than Flores' .383 AVG through 81 AB. Adrianza also reached base three time, while he also committed his 10th error. The Rangers' 20-year-old Beltre had his fourth multi-hit line in his last five games, raising his AVG to .308.
Stolp's 7/8 GO/FO line would suggest he did not have his normal sinker working. He had a quality start through six innings but was ultimately tagged for six runs as his ERA rose to 3.38. The 25-year-old Nestor had his first appearance in four weeks without allowing a baserunner.
A-: Augusta defeated Rome 4-3
Augusta: 3B Chris Dominguez: 2 for 3, BB
Rome: SS Mycal Jones: 2 for 4, E
Augusta: SP Brian Irving: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Augusta: RP Devan Kline: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 WP
Rome: SP Brett DeVall: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 BK
Reaching base three times, Dominguez improved his season line to .273/.311/.458 through 227 AB. The Braves' Jones had his fifth multi-hit line in his last six games against the GreenJackets, but he also made his 20th error of the season.
Irving, a seventeenth round pick two years ago, made just his second pro start in 56 pro appearances. Retiring just one of four batters faced, Kline allowed his first runs in nearly a month, but his ERA remains well below 2.00. DeVall, whom the Braves selected 40th overall two years ago, had his longest start of the season. After spending all of April on the DL, he allowed 10 ER in his first three starts but has allowed just 3 ER in his last three starts.
DSL: The Gigantes hosting Mets1 was postponed
(as every DSL game was postponed today)