Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Justin Fitzgerald and Daryl Maday each allowed just 1 ER in 6.0 IP starting both games of a doubleheader, and Justin Christian homered and singled.AAA: Fresno lost to Colorado Springs 6-3
(after leading 3-2 through seven innings)
Fresno: RF Justin Christian: 2 for 5, HR, SO
Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 2 for 4, SO
Colorado Springs: RF Joe Mather: 2 for 3, HR, BB
Fresno: SP Jonathan Sanchez: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Fresno: RP Felix Romero: 2.0 IP, 1 K
Christian had his 4th HR in 20 PCL games. Noonan was one of two other Grizzlies with two hits. Mather, who had 75 AB with the Braves this year before the Rockies claimed him off waivers, had his 4th HR in 14 games with his new organization.
Sanchez's second rehab start went much better than his first one (6 ER in 2.2 IP). He struck out eight of his nineteen batters while throwing 53 of 83 pitches for strikes. Romero, who was bumped from his turn in the rotation, had 2.0 perfect IP.
AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 3-1 (7 innings) in game 1
(scoring all three runs in the 1st inning)
Richmond: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 3, HR
Richmond: 1B Wes Hodges: 2 for 3, 2B
Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 1 PO
Richmond: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Harrisburg: SP Oliver Perez: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Dominguez had his 4th HR in the upper minors. Hodges was the lone Flying Squirrel to reach base twice. Fitzgerald faced just two batters over the minimum in 6.0 IP as he had perhaps hist best start of the year, lowering his ERA to 3.34. He threw just 68 pitches (45 strikes). Hembree threw 11 of 16 pitches for strikes while recording his 9th save. The nearly 30-year-old Perez, now with the Nationals, made his eighth start of the year. He has a 3.75 ERA in 36.0 IP.
AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 1-0 (7 innings) in game 2
Richmond: LF Roger Kieschnick: 0 for 1, 2 BB, SO
Harrisburg: LF Bryce Harper: 2 for 3, PO
Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 3 K--1 IBB, 1 WP, 1 PO
Kieschnick was the lone Flying Squirrel to reach base twice, raising his OBP to .317. The Nationals' Harper, the top prospect in the minors, had two of the Senators' four hits.
Making his seventeenth start, Maday issued 5 BB but allowed just a single run. With the tough luck loss, his W-L record dropped to 2-9. This was his best start in over a month as he had yielded 3+ ER in each each of his previous six starts.
A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 7-1
San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 3, HBP
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, SO
San Jose: SP Zack Wheeler: 5.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HB
Reaching base twice each, Brown and Adrianza accounted for four of the Giants' seven baserunners.
Wheeler had his second straight start with just 1 BB but proved too hittable with 10 H and 3 K (facing 26 batters). He had an 8/0 GO/FO line, but his ERA rose to 3.99.
A-: Augusta at Hagerstown cancelled due to storm damage
(A light tower was blown over onto the field before the game, which will not be made since the two teams do not play each other again this year.)
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Everett 5-3
Salem-Keizer: CF Jesus Galindo: 4 for 5, 2B, SB, CS
Salem-Keizer: FR Brett Krill: 3 for 5, CS
Salem-Keizer: C Joseph Staley: 1 for 4, HR
Salem-Keizer: SP Lorenzo Mendoza: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
Galindo and Krill accounted for half of the Volcanoes' fourteen hits, raising their respective AVGs to .267 and .364. Galindo now has a 16/5 SB/CS line. Staley had his 5th HR.
Mendoza bounced back from his previous three starts (16 ER in 13.0 IP) with his second start of the year (at least statistically). The 19-year-old's peripheral stats are now 39 H, 5 BB, and 34 K in 35.0 IP over seven starts.
R: Giants lost to Diamondbacks 15-14
(after trailling 11-2 through two innings)
Scottsdale: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 3 for 6, 2B, SO, E
Scottsdale: DH Stephen Yarrow: 3 for 5
Scottsdale: SP Kyle Vazquez: 1.0+ IP, 8 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
Tomlinson, the Giants 12th rounder this year, and Yarrow, who was making his pro debut, were two of three rookie Giants with three hits each.
Vazquez's second AZL start obviously did not go well as he retired just three of thirteen batters.
DSL: Giants lost to Phillies 5-4
Dominican: LF Julio Pena: 1 for 2, 2B, BB
Dominican: SP Alejandro Flores: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Pena (18.7 y.o.) has an AVG below .200 but nearly half his hits have been for extra bases (9/19 XBH/H). Making his third pro start, Flores (17.9 y.o.) had a quality start after combining for just 5.1 IP in his first two starts.