Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Tyler Graham reached base in all five plate appearances, Ehire Adrianza homered and doubled, and David Mixon combined with two relievers for a shutout.AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Springs 8-7
Fresno: CF Tyler Graham: 3 for 3, 2B, BB, HBP, SB
Fresno: LF Thomas Neal: 3 for 4, 2B, BB
Colorado Springs: C Eliezer Alfonzo: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, SO, E
Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 6.0 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--2 HR
Fresno: RP Marc Kroon: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 K
Batting leadoff, Graham reached base in all five plate appearances and had his 24th SB. Joining Graham with three hits, Neal reached base four times. Neal's performance raised his OPS above 1.000 after 64 AB. Alfonzo, the ex-Giant now in the Rockies organization, had his 5th HR and 5th double.
Making his eleventh start, Yourkin matched a season high with 6 ER and set a new season high with 11 H. His ERA is above 5.00. Kroon walked a batter but picked up his 12th save.
AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 4-2
Richmond: RF Roger Kieschnick: 1 for 3, HR, SO
Bowie: CF Xavier Avery: 3 for 4, HR, 2B, SH
Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 6.1 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 E
Bowie: SP Steven Johnson: 8.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HR
Kieschnick had the Flying Squirrels' lone hit, connecting for a two-run, two-out HR in the 5th inning. Those were the Squirrels' only two baserunners in the game. Avery, one of the Orioles' top five prospects, had a big game. His three hits included his 1st HR, but his OPS remains just below .650.
Making his ninth start, Maday had new season highs with 6.1 IP and 9 H and also matched a season high with 7 K. He also had a 11/1 GO/FO line. Johnson, whom the Giants selected in the Rule 5 draft a year and a half ago before returning him to the Orioles, pitched his best game of the year. He has a 2.02 ERA in eight Eastern League starts this year.
A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 2-0
San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 0 for 3, BB, 2 SO
San Jose: 2B Ryan Cavan: 2 for 4, 2B
San Jose: DH Hector Sanchez: 0 for 3, 3 SO
San Jose: SP David Mixon: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K--1 WP
San Jose: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Cavan had two of the Giants' six hits, including his 15th double. Brown had his hit streak snapped after eight games. Sanchez had the oh-fer with the hat trick, raising his SO/AB ratio close to 25%.
Mixon made his third start. Each start has been a bit more effective, and this time he combined with two relievers for a shutout. He faced just three batters over the minimum. Hembree got his 18th save.
A-: Augusta defeated Rome 5-3
Augusta: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 5, HR, 2B
Augusta: 1B Josh Mazzola: 1 for 4, HR, BB
Rome: 3B Edward Salcedo: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Augusta: SP Shawn Sanford: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HB
Augusta: RP Brett Bochy: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Adrianza had his 2nd HR and 3rd double, but his AVG remains just .175. Playing his first game in nearly three weeks, Mazzola had his 4th HR. Salcedo, whom the Braves signed for a $1.6 million bonus last year, had his 5th HR.
Making his eighth start, Sanford matched his longest start with 7.0 IP. His 4 H matched his season low as a starter. Bochy had 2 K in a perfect 8th inning in his sixth appearance. So far his peripheral stats are 3 H, 3 BB, and 10 K in 8.2 IP.
DSL: Giants defeated MarlinXXXXs 3-0
Dominican: C Luis Vasquez: 1 for 1, 3 BB, CS
Dominican: SP Carlos Diaz: 4.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Vasquez (20.2 y.o.), who is in his third DSL season, reached base in all four plate appearances. Making his pro debut, Diaz (17.6 y.o.) had 4.2 no-hit IP, facing just three batters over the minimum.