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SF Giants Minor Lines, 9/2

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The most anticipated games remaining in the minor league season...were delayed. But there's still good news! Dan Slania's back in Triple-A, and that is a very good thing.

Sacramento defeated Fresno (Astros), 5-1

Player

Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Ali Castillo

3B

4

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

.307

Miguel Olivo

DH

4

1

2

1

0

0

2

0

1

.250

Travis Ishikawa

1B

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

.256

Grant Green

LF

4

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

.314

Ruben Tejada

SS

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

.293

Tony Sanchez

C

3

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

1

.209

Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Dan Slania (W, 2-0)

6.0

6

1

1

3

9

0

1.38

Alex Torres (H, 3)

1.1

1

0

0

2

2

0

4.26

Tyler Rogers

1.2

1

0

0

0

1

0

5.16

Dan Slania returned to Triple-A, and he returned to form.

Slania struggled during his brief move to San Jose, with a 5.25 ERA in five appearances in the California League, and had given up 12 runs in his last two starts, both taking place in Bakersfield.  But back in Triple-A, Slania returned to the spectacular starter he’d been in Richmond and Sacramento before.  He put up a career-high nine strikeouts in his return.

Sacramento’s offense supported the effort wonderfully, including free agent signee Tony Sanchez.  The catcher hit his second home run in 14 games with Sacramento to lead off the third, followed later by a Miguel Olivo two-run double to give Sacramento a 4-0 lead, more than enough with Slania on the mound.

Richmond defeated Altoona (Pirates), 4-2

Player

Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Steven Duggar

CF

4

1

3

1

0

0

0

0

1

.319

Ryder Jones

3B

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.245

Steven Lerud

C

2

0

1

0

0

0

2

2

1

.235

Angel Villalona

PH

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.148

Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Nestor Molina

7.0

6

2

2

1

3

0

2.95

Carlos Alvarado (W, 1-0)

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.95

Preston Claiborne (S, 3)

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.44

The Flying Squirrels needed a late rally of walks to pick up this victory.

Richmond and Altoona had been tied at 2 since the third inning in this pitcher’s duel.  In the bottom of the 8th, a series of walks fueled the rally, with Hunter Cole and Chris Shaw leading off the inning with walks.  After a wild pitch let the runners advance, Tyler Horan was given a one-out intentional walks to load the bases.  After a groundout caught a runner at home, Steven Lerud walked to bring in the lead run.  The inning ended with Angel Villalona getting a pinch-hit single, the only hit of the rally, to bring in an insurance run.

Nestor Molina led the way for the Squirrels on the mound.  In three starts for the Squirrels, the 27-year old has allowed two runs in each of his starts, although this was his longest start of the year.  He has held opponents to just a .232 batting average with Richmond.  At the plate, Steven Duggar had three of the team’s six hits at the plate, and has a .319/.378/.417 line.  And a rare thing happened, Angel Villalona got a hit!

San Jose defeated Visalia (Diamondbacks), 6-1

Player

Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Ronnie Jebavy

CF

5

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

.250

Rando Moreno

SS

4

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

.252

Heath Quinn

RF

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

.250

Miguel Gomez

3B

4

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

.270

Aramis Garcia

C

4

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

.265

T.J. Bennett

2B

4

0

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

.293

Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Conner Menez (W, 2-0)

6.2

6

1

0

1

5

0

4.94

Dusten Knight (S, 2)

2.1

1

0

0

0

3

0

4.97

San Jose got off to the right start for their streak to continue.

Conor Menez put together his best start since joining San Jose, going a season-high 6.2 innings, and only allowing one unearned run thanks to a passed ball and, eventually, a wild pitch.  For the 14th round pick, it dropped his ERA in the California League from 6.53 to 4.94.

That was enough for an offense which finally woke up now that it was no longer facing Bakersfield.  Of their 11 hits, the Giants collected five doubles.  Their biggest inning, the 4th, led off with a pair of singles by Heath Quinn and Miguel Gomez, followed by an Aramis Garcia double to knock in a run, and a T.J. Bennet to score another run.  The Giants ended up with three runs in on the inning, and had a 4-1 lead at that point.

Despite the recent troubles, Miguel Gomez has begin to turn on his hitting.  Gomez is in the midst of an 8-game hitting streak.  In that span, he’s 14-for-34 (.412) with 5 doubles and a home run.  With the run, he’s increased his San Jose batting average to a high point of .270.  His on-base percentage has suffered at time, with a 25:7 K:BB ratio in San Jose in 40 games, and it sits at .298.

Augusta and Rome were Postponed Due To Rain

The playoff-determining series between Augusta and Rome is not nearly as important as the damage being caused by Hurricane Hermine, which raged through Florida and Georgia yesterday, and among other things, caused the game between Augusta and Rome to be postponed.

Hermine has moved up the coast enough, and Augusta is confident a double-header will go through today.  Richmond could be affected today, though.

Once we get back to baseball, the GreenJackets will need to win 3 of 4 games to make it to the playoffs.

Salem-Keizer and Vancouver were cancelled due to weather

Canadian rain foiled the Volcanoes attempt to play a double-header on Friday.  Heading into the final days of the season, and since the games hold no playoff implications, they were outright cancelled.  The Volcanoes head home for three games against Boise to end the season.

To wrap up, after Gaylord Perry got his statue outside AT&T Park, even Sacramento got a replica.  Sactown definitely loves their Giants.

BREAKING NEWS: The Giants have purchased the contract of RP Joe Nathan, promoting him from Richmond.  To make room, Ray Black was placed on the 60-Day DL, and the Giants reported his elbow problem as a bone spur.  That clears up his injury a little, but certainly ends his season.