Thursday highlights from the Giants' farm: Michael Kickham has 12 K in 8.1 shutout IP, and Eric Hacker had 7.0 scoreless IP. Also notable, Ryan Lollis had 3 XBH.
AAA: Fresno defeated Nashville 4-3 (11 innings)
Fresno: CF Ryan Lollis: 3 for 5, 3 2B, BB
Fresno: 2B Brock Bond: 3 for 4, BB
Fresno: SP Eric Hacker: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Nashville: SP Tyler Thorburg: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Lollis and Bond each had three hits, plus a walk, raising their respective AVGs to .321 and .343. All three of Lollis's hits were doubles. He now has 8 XBH in 78 AB since being promoted to the PCL.
Hacker had perhaps his best start of the year with 7.0 scoreless IP. He was matched for the first five innings by Thornburg, who has emerged this year as likely the Brewers' top prospect and was making his second PCL start.
AA: Richmond defeated Reading 2-0
Richmond: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 4, 2B
Richmond: 3B Daniel Mayora: 1 for 4, HR
Reading: C Tommy Joseph: 1 for 2, 2B, BB, SO, CS
Richmond: SP Michael Kickham: 8.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K--1 WP
Reading: SP Trevor May: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HR
Brown was the game's only player with two hits. After no hits in his previous three games, his AVG has slipped back below .290. Mayora had his 4th HR. The Phillies' Joseph got just three plate appearances, despite batting cleanup. He was their lone hitter to reach base twice.
Kickham had the best start of his pro career, facing just two batters over the minimum in 8.1 scoreless IP. The 12 K easily surpassed his previous career high of 9 K. May delivered a quality start. After entering the year ranked as the Phillies' top prospect, he has struggled to a 5.00 ERA after 22 starts.
A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield 9-8
(despite scoring five runs in the 1st inning)
San Jose: CF Jarrett Parker: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
San Jose: RF Jarrod Page: 2 for 4, 2B, E
San Jose: SP Justin Schumer: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR
Homering for the second straight night, Parker now has 10 HRs. Page, who had had just three hits in his previous seven games, had a couple hits, including his 2nd double.
Schumer had his second straight allowing 5 R. His ERA is now 4.68.
A-: Augusta lost to Rome 10-2
(allowing four runs in both the 3rd and 6th innings)
Augusta: RF Devin Harris: 2 for 3, BB
Augusta: SP Bryce Bandilla: 4.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 WP
With his third straight multi-hit game, Harris reached base three times. After a .277 OBP in the Cal League, he has a .368 OBP since his demotion to the Sally League.
Bandilla had surrendered just 11 ER (in 50.1 IP) before yielding a season-high 6 ER in this start.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 11-4
Salem-Keizer: LF Kentrell Hill: 3 for 4, BB, SB
Salem-Keizer: SP Joe Biagini: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Ian Gardeck: 3.0 IP, 4 R, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Hill continues to swing a hot bat. His three singles boosted his AVG to .311.
Biagini retired just three of seven batters in the 1st inning and did not return for the 2nd inning. Gardeck, the first of three Volcanoes' relievers, allowed nearly half (7 of 15) of his batters to reach base.
R: Giants lost to Dodgers 4-0
Scottsdale: CF Tyler Hollick: 1 for 3, BB, SB
Scottsdale: SP Andy Reichard: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K--1 HB
Scottsdale: RP Zach Edgington: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Hollick was the lone rookie Giant to reach base twice.
Reichard allowed a couple runs in his rehab start. Edgington effectively had a solid start. His ERA remains below 2.00 through his first seven pro appearances.
DSL: Giants defeated Phillies 4-3 (10 innings)
Dominican: 2B Richard Rodriguez: 3 for 5, SO, GiDP, SB, CS
Dominican: RP Carlos Alvarado: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 K
Rodriguez's (19.9 y.o.) three singles raised his AVG above .250. Alvarado (22.9 y.o.) had 5.1 scoreless IP in his longest appearance of the year.