Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Juan Perez homered while reaching base four times, and Brett Pill homered and singled. Also notable, Chris Lofton and Raynor Campbell both homered for Salem-Keizer while reaching base three times each.
AAA: Fresno lost to Round Rock 7-6 (10 innings)
(after rallying for five runs in the 8th inning)
Fresno: CF Tyler Graham: 3 for 5
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 5, HR, SO
Fresno: LF Joe Borchard: 1 for 4, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: SP Kevin Pucetas: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 1 K--1 HB
In the 8th inning, Pill and Borchard went deep back-to-back. Pills' 13th HR scored three runs, and Borchard's 12th HR pulled the Grizzlies' within the one run, which they scratched out later in the inning. Graham's three hits paced the Grizzlies' twelve-hit attack and rasied his AVG back to .350.
Pucetas allowed just two runs through five innings before being roughed up for four runs int he 6th inning. His ERA is now above 6.00.
AA: Richmond lost to New Hampshire 9-0
Richmond: DH Brandon Belt: 0 for 2, 2 BB
New Hampshire: SS Adeiny Hechavarria: 3 for 5, 2B
Richmond: SP Felix Romero: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Richmond: RP Andy Sisco: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB--1 WP
New Hampshire: SP Shawn Hill: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Belt was the lone Flying Squirrel to reach base safely twice as their offense was limited to four singles and Belt's two walks. Hechavarria, the Cuban signed by the Blue Jays this past off-season, had three hits. After hitting just .193 in 161 AB in the Florida State League, he has hit .306 in 134 AB since being promoted to the Eastern League.
Romero had his shortest start of the year, retiring just four of the ten batters he faced. Sisco had the longest outing of the five Squirrels' pitchers to appear in the game, although he allowed 5 ER in that time. The 29-year-old Hill, who has spent parts of the last four seasons in the majors but has generally been beset with injuries in his career, shut out the Giants' affiliate as he made just his sixth start of the year and first in the upper minors.
A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 5-4
San Jose: CF Juan Perez: 3 for 3, HR, 2B, BB
San Jose: C Johnny Monell: 0 for 4, 3 SO
San Jose: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Danny Otero: 1.0 IP
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Perez had three of the Giants' seven hits, including his 9th HR and organization-leading 31st double. For the year, he is hitting .298/.340/.478, although much of the damage represented there was done the first two months of the season. The red-hot Monell cooled off with an oh-fer that included a hat trick. His SO/AB ratio is nearly 25%.
Fitzgerald allowed 3 ER despite facing just four batters over the minimum in 6.0 IP. He had perhaps his best strikeout performance of the year, striking out better than a third of his 22 batters. Otero made his first full-season appearance in over a year with a perfect 8th inning. Stoffel got his 20th save.
A-: Augusta lost Charleston 8-2
Augusta: CF Nick Liles: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, HBP, SB
Augusta: SP Jeremy Toole: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
Liles had the GreenJackets' only XBH as he reached base four times. Last year's seventh rounder is now hitting .317/.365/.387 through 385 AB.
Toole had an ineffective start. With 5+ ER allowed in four of his last seven starts, his ERA has risen to 4.48.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Spokane 7-1
Salem-Keizer: CF Chris Lofton: 2 for 4, HR, BB, 2 SB
Salem-Keizer: 1B Daniel Brock: 2 for 5, HR, SO
Salem-Keizer: 2B Raynor Campbell: 2 for 3, HR, BB
Salem-Keizer: SP Taylor Rogers: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Stephen Harrold: 1.1 IP, 2 K
The Volcanoes went deep three times, although all were solo shots--Brock for his 3rd HR, Campbell for his 2nd HR, and Lofton for his 1st HR.
Rogers matched a season-high with 6 K in one of his better starts of the year, improving his ERA to 3.71 through ten starts. Harrold stranded three baserunners and finished with 2 K in 1.1 perfect IP for his 3rd save.
R: Giants lost to Rangers 9-3
Scottsdale: 2B Carlos Willoughby: 4 for 5, 2B, SO, 2 SB
Scottsdale: SP Armando Paniagua: 3.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Scottsdale: RP Dontrelle Willis: 0.0 IP, 1 BB
Scottsdale: RP Devan Kline: 1.0 IP, 3 K--1 HB
Willoughby had four hits, including the rookie Giants' only XBH, to raise his AVG to .299. He also had his 18th and 19th SB (against just 1 CS).
Paniagua allowed a season-high 5 ER, raising his ERA to 4.76. In his second appearance, Willis walked the only batter he faced. Kline had 3 K in his first rehab appearance. He had a 2.59 ERA in eighteen appearances for Augusta previously this year.
DSL: Giants defeated Cubs2 5-1 (7 innings)
Dominican: SS Alberto Robles: 1 for 3, BB
Dominican: SP Luis Angeles: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 12 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP
Robles (19.10 y.o.) reached base twice. He has a .375 OBP but an OPS still below .700 with a .324 SLG. Making his tenth start, Angeles (20.7 y.o.) had a career-high 12 K, striking out over half of his 22 batters.