LP: Ryan Jensen (L, 1-1) 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 4.30 ERA
Fresno was unable to break their streak, despite knocking out Salt Lake's starting pitcher in the 2nd inning by scoring 4 early runs. As many Giants fans are familiar with, Jensen couldn't hold the lead, and gave up 5 runs before getting through 5 innings. The bullpen was mostly solid, including scoreless outings by former Giants Chad Zerbe and Scott Eyre. But the damage was done, and Fresno didn't score again.
Fresno's offense isn't entirely to blame. Todd Linden has cooled off, but went 1 for 4 with 2 RBI and 2 K, though lowering his average to .268. Brain Dallimore has pulled out of a short slump after moving to third in the lineup, going 2 for 5 to get to .292. Damon Minor is batting .317 after a 1 for 3 day, and Tony Torcato is making a big case to return to the big squad, going 2 for 5 with a double, keeping his Fresno average at .353.
NORWICH NAVIGATORS (AA)
LP: Chris Berg (L, 1-1) 54.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR 3.60 ERA
Norwich is really struggling right now. Daniel Ortmeier is the main offensive threat, knocking in Norwich's only two runs with a single in the first and a triple in the third. It capped his 2 for 4 day, with him batting .326. But pitchers Chris Berg and Julio Pavon allowed eight runs to trickle in over 6 innings, sealing the Gators' fate
29 year old 3B Michael Cervenak went 0 for 3, dropping his average to .375. He leads the team in homers with 4
SAN JOSE GIANTS (A)
LP Brion Treadway (L, 0-2) 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR 4.40 ERA
Brion Treadway's 2 run first inning was his only blemish on an otherwise good day, but it was enough for Modesto to dominate San Jose behin Marc Sauer's 3 hit pitching. San Jose's only run off Sauer came thanks to a passed ball by Modesto Catcher Jed Morris, but otherwise, they couldn't get their hitting until Chris Shank gave up a home run to Dan Trumble in the 8th, and by then, it was too late.
Promising slugger Brad Vericker had another 0 for 4 day, dropping his average to .258. Catcher Todd Jennings, one of the top prospects from the Northwest League last year, went 1 for 3 with a double and RBI, but his average is floundering at .205.
HAGERSTOWN SUNS (A)
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