Monday highlights from the Giants' farm: Ryan Rohlinger, Jose Flores, and Luke Anders each homered as part of multi-hit performances.
AAA: Fresno defeated Tacoma 7-6
(despite allowing four runs in the 9th inning)
Fresno: 2B Emmanuel Burriss: 1 for 4, BB, SO, 3 SB
Fresno: DH Brett Pill: 3 for 4, 2 2B
Fresno: SS Ryan Rohlinger: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, HBP, SO
Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 E
Fresno: RP Henry Sosa: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB
Rohlinger led off the 3rd inning with his 1st HR of the year, one of two XBHs while reaching base three times. Every Grizzly in the lineup had a hit, and they were paced by Pill's three hits, two of which were doubles.
Kown had an effective start, although he was not particularly efficient with his pitch count, throwing 89 pitches (50 strikes) in five innings. Sosa did not retire any of the four batters he faced to start the 9th inning with a five-run lead. His ERA is now well over 20.00 after three appearances. Burriss now has 10 SB in five games.
AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 4-2
Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 2 for 4, 2B
Richmond: 3B Jose Flores: 2 for 3, HR
Richmond: SP Ryan Verdugo: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP
Richmond: RP David Quinowski: 1.1 IP
Flores, who had 6 HRs a year ago, had his 1st HR this year. Both he and Perez had multi-hit lines that included an XBH.
Verdugo, who had made just one start in his previous 76 pro appearances, made debut in the upper minors as a starter. He pitched well enough, throwing 55 of 84 pitches for strikes. Quinowski and two other relievers combined to face the minimum number of batters in 4.0 IP of relief.
A+: San Jose defeated Lancaster 14-8
(scoring one run in six of the first seven innings and then eight runs over the final two innings)
San Jose: DH Tommy Joseph: 3 for 5, SF
San Jose: 1B Luke Anders: 3 for 5, HR, 2B, BB
San Jose: SS Nick Liles: 3 for 4, 3B, 2B, BB, SF
San Jose: Jake Dunning: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Joseph, Anders, and Liles each had three hits. Anders had his 1st HR after connecting for 14 HRs last year. With multiple hits in four of his five games, Joseph has an AVG of .455.
After 20 relief appearances to begin his pro career, Dunning made his first pro start. It was not his best performance, considering nearly half of his 23 batters reached base. That said, it can be tough to judge individual performances in Lancaster. Tonight at game time, the wind was blowing out at 15 mph to right field.
A-: Augusta lost to Rome 7-1
(after allowing six runs in the first two innings)
Augusta: DH Josh Mazzola: 1 for 4, HR, 2 SO
Augusta: LF Ryan Scoma: 3 for 4, 2 2B
Augusta: SP Taylor Rogers: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K--1 HR
Scoma, who had a .779 OPS last summer in the AZL, had his first multi-hit game of the year. He has hit safely in all four games this year in which he has played, and five of his six hits have been doubles, giving him an OPS just under 1.100 through 16 AB. Mazzola connected for his 2nd HR.
Rogers, who had pitched in the NWL in his first two pro seasons, was roughed up in his full-season debut. On the positive side, he did bounce back with two scoreless frames after yielding six runs in the first two innings.