Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Brett Pill hit 2 HRs, and both Francisco Peguero and Justin Christian homered among three hits.AAA: Fresno defeated Tacoma 10-7
Fresno: LF Justin Christian: 3 for 4, HR, 3B, SO, 2 SB
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 3 for 5, 2 HR, 2B
Fresno: C Hector Sanchez: 3 for 4, BB
Fresno: SP Shane Loux: 5.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Pill and Christian each had three hits as they combined four 3 HRs. Pill now has 15 HRs. Sanchez was one of two other Grizzlies with three hits. Reaching base four times, he improved his PCL hitting line to .345/.422/.436 through 55 AB.
Loux had his second straight start allowing 6 R in 5.0+ IP, following a four-game stretch over which he allowed just 7 ER. The 11 H was the most allowed over his last ten starts. For the year he has a .293 BAA.
AA: Richmond lost to Reading 7-5
Richmond: RF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 5, HR, SO
Richmond: 2B Charlie Culberson: 3 for 5, 2B
Richmond: 1B Wes Hodges: 2 for 4, HR
Richmond: SP Clayton Tanner: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Richmond: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Peguero, Hodges and Culberson combined for all but one of the Flying Squirrels' nine hits, Peguero and Hodges both had their 1st HRs as Squirrels.
In his 15th start, Tanner was more hittable than normal with 8 H and just 1 K. For the year, he has 89 H and 63 K in 82.1 IP. Hembree pitched a scoreless 8th inning.
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 3-1
San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 3, HBP, SO
San Jose: LF Nick Liles: 3 for 4, SO, SB
San Jose: 3B Alex Burg: 1 for 4, HR, 3 SO
San Jose: SP Kevlin Marte: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
San Jose: RP Jake Dunning: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Burg's 1st inning solo HR, his 4th HR in seventeen games, scored the Giants' lone run. Liles' three singles raised his AVG to .240. Brown was the only other Giant to reach base twice.
Although he allowed just 1 ER, Marte appeared to have his second straight sub-par start following the all-star break. He did combine with two relievers for a 11/1 GO/FO line. Dunning had 2 K in a perfect 8th inning.
A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 3-2
Augusta: SS Robert Haney: 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, E
Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 4, BB, SO, SB
Augusta: SP Taylor Rogers: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HB, 2 WP, 1 E
Augusta: RP Austin Fleet: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Haney and Lollis both reached base three times as they combined for three of the GreenJackets' four hits.
Rogers bounced back from his previous start (5 ER in 5.1 IP) with a stat line much more befitting the GreenJackets' most effective starting pitcher this year. With just 1 ER, he lowered his ERA back to 2.60. He had a 12/2 GO/FO line. Pitching in his first Sally League game in over a month, Fleet had 2 K in a perfect 9th inning.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 4-1
Salem-Keizer: RF Kaohi Downing: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Salem-Keizer: C Joseph Staley: 1 for 4, HR, PB
Salem-Keizer: SP Lorenzo Mendoza: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Staley led off the 7th inning with his 3rd HR to score the Volcanoes' lone run. Downing had two of the Volcanoes' four hits, edging his AVG upwards a bit to .386.
Mendoza's stat line is not as impressive as his previous start (9 K and 1 R in 6.0 IP), but he pitched six full innings once again. Both runs allowed came in his final inning.
R: Giants lost to Mariners 8-6
Scottsdale: C Eric Sim: 3 for 4, HR
Scottsdale: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SB
Scottsdale: SP Joan Gregorio: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HB
Sim, who is playing in his second AZL season, had three hits to extend his hitting streak to six games, during which he has hit 9 for 22. Playing his third pro game, Tomlinson, the Giants' 12th rounder this year, also reached base three times.
Gregorio has allowed just 2 ER over his three starts for a 1.32 ERA.
DSL: Giants lost to Nationals 7-6
Dominican: DH Julio Pena: 1 for 3, HR, BB, CS
Dominican: RP Bertoni Garcia: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HB, 3 WP
Pena (18.6 y.o.) had his 4th HR in nineteen games. Garcia (19.11 y.o.), who is playing in his fourth DSL campaign, had 4.0 IP without an earned run in long relief.