Thursday highlights from the Giants' farm: Luke Anders homered and doubled, and Roger Kieschnick doubled twice.AAA: Fresno lost to Iowa 5-2
Fresno: 2B Emmanuel Burriss: 2 for 5, SO
Fresno: LF Edgar Gonzalez: 3 for 5, 2B
Iowa: CF Brett Jackson: 3 for 4, HR
Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--2 HR
With five of the Grizzlies' ten hits, Burriss and Gonzalez were the only two Grizzlies to reach base twice. Jackson, the Cubs' top prospect, had his 5th PCL HR, plus a couple singles.
Yourkin had his seventh straight start with 6.0+ IP, but he also has allowed at least 2 ER in each of those starts. He has a 5.10 ERA over those seven starts.
AA: Richmond lost to New Hampshire 4-2
Richmond: RF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 4, 2 2B
Richmond: 1B Wes Hodges: 1 for 4, HR
Richmond: SP Eric Surkamp: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
New Hampshire: SP Chad Jenkins: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Kieschnick's 21st and 22nd doubles were two of the Flying Squirrels' five hits. He has hit .296/.363/.593 in 81 AB since the all-star break. Hodges had his 7th HR for the Squirrels.
Surkamp had a quality start, although it seems like a non-descript start by his standards. It was just the third time in his last ten starts he has pitched into the 7th inning. He was outpitched by Jenkins, whom the Blue Jays drafted 20th overall two years ago. Jenkins has a 4.17 ERA in eleven Eastern League starts.
A+: San Jose defeated High Desert 6-3
San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 5, 3B, SB
San Jose: 3B Nick Noonan: 2 for 4, BB, SB
San Jose: 1B Luke Anders: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, SO
San Jose: SP Chris Heston: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--2 WP
San Jose: RP Jake Dunning: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Anders had his 10th HR and 21st double. Also with two hits were Brown, who had his 8th triple, and Noonan, who was playing his second game with San Jose after a stint with Fresno.
Heston had his third straight quality start as he improved his W-L record to 10-4. Dunning had 3 K in 2.0 scoreless IP. After a 5.79 ERA in the Cal League's first half, he has a 1.96 ERA so far in the second half.
A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 5-3
Augusta: LF Rafael Rodriguez: 1 for 3, BB
Augusta: SS Robert Haney: 2 for 4, E
Augusta: SP Taylor Rogers: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Haney had the GreenJackets' only multi-hit line. Rodriguez also reached base twice.
Rogers bounced back from his previous start (5 ER in 1.0 IP) with a quality start, but after 9 H today, he has a .309 BAA in the second half (over eight starts) after a .209 BAA in the first half (over thirteen starts).
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost Boise 9-5
Salem-Keizer: LF Leo Ochoa: 3 for 5
Salem-Keizer: C Dan Burkhart: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Salem-Keizer: SP Cameron Lamb: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Ochoa's three singles raised his AVG to .286. Burkhart also reached base three times.
Lamb had a non-descript start which was definitely improvement over his previous two starts (10 ER in 5.2 IP).
R: Giants defeated Angels 18-5
Scottsdale: CF Darren Ford: 2 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Scottsdale: SS Carter Jurica: 2 for 4, SB
Scottsdale: 3B Jose Cuevas: 3 for 5, 2B, SF
Scottsdale: RF Elliott Blair: 3 for 4, 2B, HBP
Scottsdale: SP Kyle Vazquez: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K--1 WP
Scottsdale: RP Miguel Ferrer: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Continuing their rehabs, Ford and Jurica each had two hits, including a HR for Ford. Cuevas and Blair both had three hits, raising their AVGs to .308 and .357.
Vazquez continues to be unimpressive in his rehab with a 12.46 ERA. Ferrer, the first of four rookie Giants relievers, allowed his first earned run in a month.
DSL: Giants at Nationals postponed by rain