Thursday highlights from the Giants' farm: Johnny Monell had four hits, including a walk-off HR; Chris Dominguez and Tommy Joseph also homered while reaching base twice.
AAA: Fresno lost to Nashville 5-2
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 5, 2B
Fresno: LF Brandon Belt: 1 for 4, BB, SO
Fresno: C Jackson Williams: 2 for 2
Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Fresno: RP Henry Sosa: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Pill and Williams, the latter who was not in the starting lineup but entered the game in a double switch, both had two of the Grizzlies' dozen hits. Belt had an unremarkable line.
Kown matched his shortest start of the year with just 4.0 IP. In those two starts, he has allowed 10 ER, while he has allowed just 8 ER in his other five starts. Sosa threw 13 of 19 pitches for strikes, although he did walk one of his five opposing batters.
AA: RIchmond defeated Harrisburg 6-3 (11 innings)
Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 5, 2B, BB, SO
Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 3 for 6, SO, SB
Richmond: C Johnny Monell: 4 for 5, HR, 2B, BB, SO, 2 PB, E
Richmond: SP Eric Surkamp: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 HBP
Monell, Perez and Culberson had multi-hit lines for the Flying Squirrels. Their offense was led by Monell, who had his 4th HR and 6th double. His big fly was a three-run, two-out, walk-off HR in the 11th inning. His slash stats improved to .228/.313/.406, but defensively he now has 10 passed balls and 3 errors.
Surkamp was not as dominant in this start. After having 30 K and just 1 R over his last three starts, tonight he allowed a season-high 7 H. Still, his BAA is just .223.
A+: San Jose defeated Lancaster 5-4
San Jose: DH Tommy Joseph: 1 for 2, HR, HBP
San Jose: 3B Chris Dominguez: 2 for 3, HR, SO
San Jose: SP Jake Dunning: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--2 HR, 1 HB
San Jose: RP Hector Correa: 1.0 IP, 2 K
San Jose: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 K
Dominguez and Joseph had their 8th and 4th HRs, respectively.
Coming off his least effective start of the year (4 ER in 3.0 IP), Dunning had his longest start of the season. His ERA remains above 5.50, though. Correa and Hembree both struck out two of their three batters.
A-: Augusta lost to Rome 13-6
(allowing five runs in both the 3rd and 5th innings)
Augusta: SS Ydwin Villegas: 3 for 4, E
Augusta: 3B Adam Duvall: 2 for 4, SO, 2 E
Augusta: SP Taylor Rogers: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 HB
Augusta: RP Ryan Bradley: 1.1 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 1 BB
Villegas and Duvall combined for five of the GreenJackets' eight hits. Duvall now has 10 errors in 33 games, while Villegas has 5 errors in 24 games.
Rogers had his shortest start of the year. He had allowed just 6 R over his previous four starts combined, but tonight allowed 5 R. Bradley had his least effective appearance of the season, although just half of the six runs charged to his record were earned. Together Rogers and Bradley retired less than half the batters they faced, although they were not exactly helped by the GreenJackets' defense which committed five errors during the game.