Friday highlights from the Giants' farm: Xavier Nady and Alex Burg both homered while reaching base three times, and Kelvin Marte had 6.0 scoreless IP. Also notable, Juan Perez had 3 XBH.
AAA: Fresno lost to Oklahoma City 3-2 (12 innings)
Fresno: 2B Emmanuel Burriss: 3 for 6, 2B, SO
Fresno: LF Xavier Nady: 3 for 6, HR, 2B
Oklahoma City: 2B-3B-LF Matt Downs: 2 for 4, BB, HBP, SB
Fresno: SP Boof Bonser: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Fresno: RP Shane Loux: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Oklahoma City: SP Ross Seaton: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 1 IBB, 1 HB
Nady had his 3rd HR and 2nd double, as well as a single, in eleven games since joining the Grizzlies. Burriss also had three hits, raising his AVG to .375. The Astros' Downs reached base four times against his former team.
Bonser had his best start of the year, although he was outpitched by Astros' prospect Seaton. Three years ago I attended a Seaton start in which he completely shut down the Augusta GreenJackets' lineup.
AA: Richmond defeated Binghamton 10-3
(after scoring four runs in the both the 8th and 9th innings)
Richmond: RF Juan Perez: 3 for 5, 3 2B, SO
Richmond PH-LF Nick Liles: 2 for 2
Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Perez had his 20th, 21st and 22nd doubles. In his second year in the Eastern League, he has hit .305/.345/.449. Liles singled in both of his plate appearances.
Westcott had his first quality start in his last four starts. Before that he had had five straight quality starts.
A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 7-2
San Jose: 3B Adam Duvall: 1 for 4, HR
San Jose: RF Alex Burg: 2 for 3, HR, HBP, SB
San Jose: C Andrew Susac: 1 for 4, HR
San Jose: SP Kelvin Marte: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
San Jose: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 2 K
The Giants got three big flies with Duvall's 27th HR, Burg's 10th HR and Susac's 8th HR.
Marte's fourth Cal League start this year was his best. He faced just three batters over the minimum in 6.0 scoreless IP. Hembree pitched a perfect 8th inning to keep the Ports scoreless through eight innings.
A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 6-3
Augusta: RF Brett Krill: 3 for 5
Augusta: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Augusta: SP Adalberto Mejia: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 BK
Krill's three singles paced the GreenJackets' thirteen-hit attack and raised his AVG to .282. Tomlinson was one of three other GreenJackets with two hits, but his AVG remains below .230.
Given an early 4-0 lead, Mejia pitched just well enough to qualify for a quality start. He improved his W-L record to 9-7, although his ERA rose slightly to 4.42.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Eugene 5-2
Salem-Keizer: 1B Joseph Rapp: 2 for 4, SO
Salem-Keizer: 2B Ryan Jones: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Salem-Keizer: SP Joe Biagini: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Playing his 50th games, Jones had his 1st pro HR. He and Rapp both had two of the Volcanoes' eight hits.
Making his tenth start for the Volcanoes, Biagini allowed season highs with 8 H and 4 BB as half his batters reached base. Somehow he kept the damage to just 3 R.
R: Giants defeated Brewers 11-4
Scottsdale: CF Tyler Hollick: 2 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, 3 SB
Scottsdale: 1B Jonathan Jones: 3 for 5, 2B, SO
Scottsdale: SP Zach Edgington: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Scottsdale: RP Brandon Allen: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Drawing both of the rookie Giants' two walks, Hollick reached base four times. The 19-year-old has hit .295/.426/.386 through his first 88 pro AB. He also has a 17/0 SB/CS line in 24 games. Jones had three hits, including his 11th double, to raise his AVG to .309.
Edgington faced just one batter over the minimum in 3.0 IP in his third start. He has excellent peripheral stats with 15 H, 2 BB and 25 K in 23.1 IP. Allen pitched a perfect 6th inning in his fifth straight relief appearance.
DSL: Giants defeated Phillies 4-2 (10 innings)
Dominican: DH Angel Villalona: 1 for 4, HR, BB (IBB), 2 SO
Dominican: SP Carlos Diaz: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 BK
Villalona had his 7th HR. Diaz (18.8 y.o.) for the fourth time in his last seven starts allowed 1 ER or less in 7.0 IP or more. His season ERA is 3.19.