Friday highlight from the Giants' farm: Francisco Peguero was a homer short of the cycle.
AAA: Fresno lost to Reno 11-3
Fresno: 3B Brock Bond: 3 for 5, 2B
Fresno: CF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 5, 3B, 2B
Reno: RF Cole Gillespie: 3 for 3, 3 HR, BB
Fresno: SP Andrew Kown: 1.2 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--2 HR, 1 HB
Fresno: RP Dan Runzler: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Peguero had his 9th triple, 10th double and a single, raising his AVG to .268. He also threw out a runner at the plate. Bond also had three hits, raising his AVG to .323. The Diamondbacks' Gillespie, clubbed 3 HRs.
Kown had his worst start of the year, with 9 ER ballooning his ERA to 4.74. Runzler pitched a perfect 8th inning.
AA: Richmond lost to Reading 4-3
Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
Richmond: C Tommy Joseph: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Tom Vessella: 1.1 IP
Joseph had his 4th HR. Brown's 14th double was the Flying Squirrels' only other XBH.
Westcott began the game with 6.0 scoreless IP but then allowed 4 ER in the 7th inning. I think his 7 K was a season high. He had not had more than 4 K in any of his previous nine starts. Vessella finished the game with 1.1 perfect IP.
A+: San Jose lost to Lake Elsinore 12-3
San Jose: RF Alex Burg: 3 for 4, 2 2B
San Jose: SP Ryan Bradley: 2.2 IP, 8 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--2 HB
Burg had his 8th and 9th doubles, plus a single, raising his AVG to .256.
Bradley allowed 9 ER, ballooning his ERA to 4.86.
A-: Augusta lost to Savannah 6-2
Augusta: CF Elliott Blair: 2 for 4
Augusta: SP Kyle Crick: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 1 K--1 WP
Augusta: RP Andrew Berger: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 7 K
Batting last in the GreenJackets' lineup, Blair had two of their six hits, but his AVG remains on the interstate at .199.
Crick had one of his shortest starts of the year. Was he removed just for his control issues after walking four of his twelve batters? Berger, the second of two GreenJackets' relievers, struck out seven of his eleven batters. He previously had just 14 K in thirteen appearances this year before his career-high 7 K performance.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 7-5
Salem-Keizer: RF Andrew Cain: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Salem-Keizer: C Dashenko Ricardo: 2 for 3, 3B, SF
Salem-Keizer: SP Mario Rodriguez: 4.0 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Salem-Keizer: RP Keith Bilodeau: 2.2 IP, 2 K
With two hits each, Cain and Ricardo accounted for half of the Volcanoes' eight hits.
Rodriguez had a rough start allowing 4 ER in the 1st inning and then 3 ER more over his next three innings. Bilodeau finished the game with 2.2 perfect IP.
R: Giants defeated Padres 8-7
Scottsdale: 1B Jonathan Jones: 1 for 3, HR, 2 HBP, SO, E
Scottsdale: C Gabriel Cornier: 3 for 4, 2B, CS
Scottsdale: SP Bryce Bandilla: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR
Cornier led the rookie Giants' lineup with three hits, including his first XBH this year. This is his second year in the AZL. Jones had his 1st HR, matching his season total from last year.
Bandilla made his longest start so far, progressing from 2.0 IP to 3.0 IP and now 4.0 IP.
DSL: Giants lost to Phillies 10-4
Dominican: DH Angel Villalona: 1 for 2, 3 BB
Dominican: SP Alejandro Flores: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Villalona reached base four times. Flores had an interesting start with 8 H, 5 R and 8 K all representing new season highs. This was his fifth start.