SFDugout Minor League Notebook: 4/18

Here's a brief look into how each team into how the San Francisco Giants' minor league affiliates: Fresno Grizzlies (AAA), Norwich Navigators (AA), San Jose Giants (A), and the Hagerstown Suns (A) in yesterday's game, as well as other news concerning the team.


TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Salt Lake 0 2 1 2 5 0 0 0 1 11 16 0
Fresno 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 9 2

WP Steve Green (3-0) 6.0IP 7H 3R 3ER 3BB 3SO 1HR 4.76 ERA
LP Adam Pettyjohn (0-3) 3.2IP 9H 5R 4ER 0BB 4SO 0HR 7.90 ERA

Game Notes:
The Grizzlies couldn't manage to snap their losing streak. Adam Pettyjohn lasted only 3 2/3 innings giving up 5 runs before leaving the game. In the fifth, Mike Crudale came into the game and didn't help the Grizzlies cause with a throwing error and giving up five runs. The Grizzlies managed a few runs. Adam Shabala hit his first Triple-A home run, a two run shot in the fifth. Brian Dallimore continues to shine in AAA, going 2-for-4 in the game, maintaining a .352 AVG.

Team Notes:
The team now has a seven game losing streak as well as the worst record in baseball. San Francisco Giants reliever, Scott Eyre made an appearance as he continues his rehab. He pitche 1.2 innings giving up one hit, one hit and striking out one.


TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New Britain 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 2
Norwich 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 x 8 14 2

WP: Jeff Clark (1-0) 5.0IP 7H 1R 1ER 0BB 4SO 0HR 1.00 ERA
LP: Henry Bonilla (1-1) 5.0IP 8H 6R 4ER 2BB 5SO 0HR 3.27 ERA

Game Notes:
Jeff Clark made his first start with Norwich, giving up only one run on seven hits, no walks, and four strike outs. The Navigators got their first run when Doug Clark hit a two-run double to left center. Deric McMains, who went 3-4 in the game, hit the first of his two doubles to drive in Clark. Tyler Von Schell finished the game going 4-4 with an RBI and a run scored.


TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Visalia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 1
San Jose 2 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 x 9 15 0

WP Jason Waddell (2-0) 2.1IP 1H 0R 0ER 1BB 1SO 0HR 2.89 ERA
LP Ben Crockett (0-2) 3.2IP 9H 7R 7ER 3BB 2SO 0HR 5.17 ERA

Game Notes:
The San Jose Giants beat the Visalia Oaks 9-3 on Sunday at Municipal Stadium. Julian Benavidez continues his great season going 2-for-4 in teh game with hist fourth double and fourth RBI. Brad Vericker also contributed to the win by reaching base in all of his plate appearaces. Vericker hit two singles and one double, scoring three of the runs for the Giants. Starter Brooks McNiven struggled in the early innings of the game when he allowed seven hits and walked two. However, the bullpen, Jason Waddell, Josh Cram, and Jeremy Accardo, helped the Giants by shutting out the Visalia for the rest of the game.


TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Charleston 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 6 13 3
Hagerstown 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 2

WP Joaquin Canizal (2-0) 2.0IP 1H 0R 0ER 0BB 0SO 0HR 1.13 ERA
LP Jesse Floyd (0-1) 2.0IP 7H 5R 4ER 1BB 0SO 0HR 6.00 ERA
S Brad Esaray (1) 3.0IP 1H 1R 1ER 4BB 1SO 0HR 3.00 ERA

Game Notes:
The Hagerstown Suns were swept in their first homestand on Sunday afternoon. The Suns lacked the hits to bring them over the Charleston Alley Cats. They managed three hits, all coming off the bat of Brian Munhall. Munhall went 3-for-3 with a homer, two doubles and a walk. After starter Juan Serrato was taken out of the game after four innings, Jesse Floyd came into the game. He gave up seven hits and five runs in two innings. Christopher George came in for the rest of the game and pitched three scoreless innings. The Suns defense did excel in the game as they turned five double plays in an attempt to keep the game close.

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