Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Juan Perez had five hits, and Travis Blackley and Jack Snodgrass combined for 13.0 scoreless IP. Also notable, Tommy Joseph homered and singled.
AAA: Fresno defeated Reno 5-2
Fresno: CF Justin Christian: 2 for 4, 2 2B, SO
Fresno: 2B Charlie Culberson: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Fresno: 1B Todd Linden: 2 for 3, 3B, BB
Fresno: SP Travis Blackley: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB 3 K
Christian just keeps on hitting, tonight with his 8th and 9th doubles. Culberson had his 1st HR. Linden had his 3rd triple while reaching base three times.
Blackley had 7.0 scoreless IP. He threw 88 pitches (54 strikes) and had a 12/3 GO/FO line. He has allowed just 1 ER in 16.1 IP.
AA: Richmond defeated Altoona 15-7
(after trailing 7-6 entering the 8th inning)
Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 5, 3B, HBP, SF
Richmond: 1B Tommy Joseph: 2 for 5, HR
Richmond: RF Juan Perez: 5 for 5, 2B, BB, 2 SB
Richmond: C Eliezer Zambrano: 3 for 5, BB
Richmond: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Perez had five hits, raising his AVG to .317, plus a walk. Zambrano had three more hits, as he and Perez combined for 8 of the Flying Squirrels' 22 hits. Top prospects Joseph had his 1st HR, and Brown his 1st triple.
After allowing 6 ER over his first three starts, Fitzgerald allowed 5 ER in his fourth start, raising his ERA above 5.00.
A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 1-0
(allowing the game's only run in the bottom of the 9th inning)
San Jose: CF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 4, 3B, CS
San Jose: SP Jack Snodgrass: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Lollis had two of the Giants' five hits, raising his AVG to .345.
With perhaps his best start as a pro, Snodgrass lowered his season ERA to 2.20 through three starts this year. His peripheral stats are now 14 H, 1 BB, and 13 K in 16.1 IP.
A-: Augusta defeated Greenville 3-2
Augusta: DH Brett Krill: 2 for 4, 3B
Augusta: SP Bryce Bandilla: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 PO
Krill was one of three GreenJackets with two hits each, including his 1st triple. Last year's 25th round selection had an OPS close to .850 last summer in the NWL but has an OPS barely above .550 so far this year.
Bandilla made his first pro start after a couple relief appearances. So far his peripheral stats are 3 H, 4 BB and 8 K in 7.0 IP.