Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Ehire Adrianza homered and singled, Nick Noonan had five hits, and both Andy Reichard and Clayton Blackburn allowed just 1 ER in 6.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno defeated Sacramento 8-7 (13 innings)
Fresno: CF Justin Christian: 3 for 6, 2B, BB, SO, SB
Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 5 for 7, 2 2B, SO, 2 E
Fresno: C Jackson Williams: 4 for 5, 2 2B, PB
Fresno: SP Jason Stevenson: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Brad Penny: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Sacramento: SP Brad Peacock: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Sacramento: RP Erick Threets: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 K
Noonan had five hits, including a walk-off RBI single in the 13th inning. He raised his AVG to .312 but also committed his 13th and 14th errors. Williams added four hits, raising his AVG above .250. Christian also reached base four times.
Stevenson had a solid start despite issuing 4 BB. In four PCL starts, he has 11 BB and 4 K in 16.0 IP. Penny retired just one of five batters in his return to the Giants organization. Peacock, whom the Athletics acquired from the Nationals as part of the Gio Gonzalez trade, had another short start. He has completed four innings just once in his last five starts, and his ERA is now above 5.00. Threets, the ex-Giants and fourth of five relievers for the RiverCats, had the longest outing among RiverCats pitchers with 3.0 scoreless IP.
AA: Richmond defeated New Hampshire 3-2
Richmond: C Tommy Joseph: 2 for 4, CS, E
Richmond: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Richmond: SP Andy Reichard: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 E
Richmond: RP Daryl Maday: 2.0 IP, 2 K
In the 2nd inning, Adrianza connected for his 1st HR this year. He also singled, but his AVG remains below the Mendoza line. Joseph also had two hits.
Making his fifth start among nine appearances, Reichard made his first quality start this year and was credited with his first win. Maday had 2.0 perfect IP for his 1st hold, accompanying 6 saves in 21 relief appearances.
A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 14-2
(scoring all fourteen runs in the first four innings)
San Jose: RF Ryan Lollis: 4 for 6, 2B
San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 3 for 6, 2B, 2 E
San Jose: LF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 2, 2B, BB, HBP
San Jose: SP Taylor Rogers: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Lollis's four hits paced the Giants' nineteen-hit attack. Duvall added three hits of his own, although he also committed his 11th and 12th errors. Parker reached base in all four plate appearances.
Rogers, the Giants' opening day starter, had his first quality start in nearly four weeks. He secured just his third win in thirteen starts.
A-: Augusta defeated Rome 5-1 (7 innings) in game 1
Augusta: SS Kelby Tomnlinson: 1 for 2, BB, SB
Augusta: C Jeff Arnold: 2 for 3, SO
Augusta: SP Clayton Blackburn: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Arnold had two of the GreenJackets' seven hits. Tomlinson was one of two other GreenJackets to reach base twice. He also had his 19th SB.
Coming off the longest start of his career (8.2 IP), Blackburn delivered his fifth straight quality start. He continues to roll as over his last four starts he has 13 H, 4 BB, 2 R and 26 K in 28.1 IP.
A-: Augusta lost to Rome 4-3 (7 innings) in game 2
Augusta: 2B Jose Cuevas: 2 for 3, 3 SB
Augusta: C Joseph Staley: 2 for 2, BB, SB, 2 PB
Augusta: SP Chris Marlowe: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Staley reached base in all three plate appearances, raising his OBP to .381, which is second best on the team. Cuevas also had two hits. He stole second and third base in the 3rd inning, and then in the 4th inning he also stole home as part of a double steal.
Marlowse was hurt by three unearned runs, dropping his W-L record to 1-3 after eleven starts.
DSL: Giants defeated Phillies 3-1
Dominican: DH Royel Astacio: 3 for 4, 2B, SO
Dominican: SP Alejandro Flores: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HB
Astacio (18.8 y.o.) had his third multi-hit line through eight games this year, raising his AVG above .400. Flores (18.8 y.o.), making his second start his year and his ninth pro start, faced just two batters over the minimum in 6.0 scoreless IP.