SFDugout Minor League Notebook: 4/20

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.

FRESNO GRIZZLIES (AAA)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Edmonton 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 10 1
Fresno 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 x 8 15 0

WP Lee Gardner (1-1) 1.2IP 2H 0R 0ER 0BB 3SO 0HR 1.80 ERA
LP Roy Corcoran (0-1) 2.0IP 2H 2R 2ER 1BB 2SO 0HR 1.86 ERA
S Dave Veres (1) 1.0IP 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 1SO 0HR 13.50 ERA

Game Notes:
The Grizzlies snapped an eight game losing streak with this win over Edmonton. Kevin Correia couldn't last through five innings giving up three runs in 4 2/3 innings. The Grizzlies offense attack was led by Todd Linden who scored a franchise record high 5 runs. Linden ended up 4 for 4 with three doubles, and one RBI. Brian Dilmore continued his hot streak going 3 for 3 and raising his average to .333. Dave Veres pitched a perfect ninth inning recording one strikeout to earn his first save with the team.

Team Notes:
Deivi Cruz hit the Grizzlies first pinch hit homerun in the 8th inning. Lee Gardner struck out the side in the eighth and ended up getting the win. Gardner has now pitched ten innings giving up only two runs and striking out seven.

NORWICH NAVIGATORS (AA)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 7 1
New Hampshire 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 0

WP: Adam Peterson (1-0) 5.1IP 4H 1R 1ER 5BB 2SO 0HR 1.10 ERA
LP: Mitch Walk (1-1) 1.0IP 2H 1R 1ER 0BB 0SO 0HR 2.92 ERA

Game Notes:
The Navigators continue to have problems scoring runs. For the second straight game they scored just two runs. Norwich in the sixth inning with runners on 2nd and 3rd and no outs could only end up scoring one run as a runner was thrown out at the plate. Norwich scored their second run in the ninth on a Bryan Carter sacrifice fly which tied the game. Mitch Walk gave up two consecutive hits in the tenth giving New Hampshire the win.

Team Notes:
Tyler Von Schell ended up 4 for 4 with two doubles and raised his average to .404.

SAN JOSE GIANTS (A)

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

WP Matt Lynch (3-0) 5.0IP 4H 1R 1ER 1BB 2SO 0HR 2.30 ERA
LP Jeffrey Peterson (0-2) 6.0IP 3H 2R 2ER 3BB 1SO 0HR 4.38 ERA

Game Notes:
San Jose trailed the entire game, but kept it close until Modesto hit two homeruns in the eighth. San Jose scored their first run in the fourth on a bases loaded walk to Randy Walter and their second run came on a Brad Weicker sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Team Notes:
San Jose is 6-7, trailing Modesto by ½ game. Promising starting pitcher Matt Cain gets the start tomorrow in the last game of the series.

HAGERSTOWN SUNS (A)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Hagerstown 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 1
Charleston-SC 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 1

WP Scott Vandermeer (1-0) 1.0IP 2H 0R 0ER 0BB 1SO 0HR 0.00 ERA
LP Tim Alvarez (0-2) 1.0IP 2H 1R 1ER 1BB 1SO 0HR 6.00 ERA

Game Notes:
The Suns twice early on in the game had great opportunities to score runs, but ended up not taking advantage of them. Hagerstown had the bases loaded with one out, but Nate Schierholtz grounded in a double play. In the fifth inning Hagerstown had runners on 2nd and 3rd with two outs, but could not capitalize as Timothy Hutting flied out. Finally in the sixth innings Hagerstown broke through scoring their only run of the game on Jesse Schmidt RBI single. Bryan Millikan recorded seven strikeouts in his five innings of work. Charlestown won the game on Aneudo Cuervas fielder's choice. The winning run scored from third as Hagerstown couldn't turn the double play.

Team Notes:
Hagerstown has now lost seven games in a row. The Suns ended up leaving 10 men on base in the game. Joe Bateman pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings dropping his era to 0.79. Bateman didn't allow a runner and ended up with four strikeouts.



Carlos Quezada has followed the Giants ever since the 1989 World Series. He can be reached for questions or comments at los04@yahoo.com .

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