SFDugout Minor League Notebook: 4/23

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 0 2 0 3 3 3 0 2 0 13 20 2
Fresno 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 9 1

WP Seung Song(2-0) 4.0IP 9H 4R 3ER 1BB 5SO 1HR 4.50 ERA
LP Adam Pettyjohn (0-4) 4.0IP 9H 6R 3ER 1BB 1SO 1HR 7.64 ERA

Game Notes:
Fresno has some good hitters, but they need some better pitchers. Adam Pettyjohn got his fourth loss of the season after giving up 6 runs (3 earned) over 4 innings, and then Leo Estrella followed it up by giving up 5 runs on 6 hits in 1.2 innings. Fresno's hitters couldn't keep up, despite doubles from Jason Dallimore, Damon Minor and Deivi Cruz, and a home run by Jamie Athas.

Team Notes:
Todd Linden continues to play strong ball, going 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored, and is now batting .340. Dallimore went 2 for 4 with a double, RBI and runs scored, and is at .367. Torcato had an 0 for 4 day, dropping him to .276. Minor picked up the slack, going 2 for 4 with a double, raising his average to .333.

NORWICH NAVIGATORS (AA)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Harrisburg 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 7 1
Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1

WP: Melvin Dorta (2-1) 6.0IP 4H 0R 0ER 3BB 3SO 0HR 0.00 ERA
LP: Patrick Misch (0-1) 5.0IP 3H 1R 0ER 2BB 5SO 0HR 2.35 ERA

Game Notes:
Nowich was dominated by Melvin Dorta, who allowed only 4 hits and 3 walks over 6 innings. Norwich only got to 2nd base three times in the game: Once on a stolen base by Daniel Ortmeier following a single; Once through cactcher's interference after a single, and once on a balk. Otherwise, Norwich never posed a serious threat in the game.

Team Notes:
Three of the teams five hits came from the team's hot hitters in the middle of the order: Ortmeier (batting .327), Cervenak (.321) and Von Schell (.393). Ortmeier also walked and stole a base. Patrick Misch took the loss despite giving up only 1 unearned run on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 5 and has a 2.35 ERA

SAN JOSE GIANTS (A)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Jose 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 7 7 4
Visalia 1 0 5 1 2 1 0 3 x 13 12 0

WP Taft Cable (1-0) 2.1IP 0H 0R 0ER 1BB 0SO 0HR 5.06 ERA
LP Brooks McNiven (0-1) 3.0IP 7H 7R 6ER 0BB 1SO 1HR 6.48 ERA
S Mike Cosgrove (3) 1.2IP 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 0SO 1HR 1.08 ERA

Game Notes:
Brooks McNiven got hammered, giving up 7 runs (6 earned) on 7 hits over 3.0+ innings of work. McNiven got plastered mostly in the third, giving up three straight hits to allow one run to score, and then hitting a batter to load the bases, and then giving up a grand slam to Visalia first baseman Chris Fallon. Though Steve Holm followed it up in the 4th with a grand slam on his own, there was little San Jose could do as Visalia battered the bullpen for 5 more runs over the final five innings.

Team Notes:
The bright spot in the San Jose offense was left fielder Dan Trumble, who was 2 for 2 with 2 walks, 2 HR, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored, raising his average to .319. Brad Vericker dropped down to .200 after going 0 for 4.

HAGERSTOWN SUNS (A)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hagerstown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 9 0
Charleston-SC 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 x 8 12 0

WP Manuel Basillio (1-0) 2.2IP 3H 0R 0ER 3BB 1SO 0HR 2.89 ERA
LP Ryan Sadowski (0-2) 4.2IP 6H 3R 3ER 3BB 7SO 0HR 15.43 ERA
S Bob Cramer (2) 1.2IP 0H 0R 0ER 1BB 2SO 0HR 2.00 ERA

Game Notes:
Hagerstown's bats woke up a little too late, as they fell to the Charleston Riverdogs. Charleston scored a run in the first on a leadoff triple and a sac fly against Ryan Sadowski, and then added two more in the fifth before Sadowski was pulled, but the bullpen couldn't stop the bleeding, allowing five more runs over three innings. Hagerstown woke up in the 8th, when Jon Coutlangus, Patrick Dobson and Nate Schierholtz strung together back to back to back singles, followed by doubles by Jonathan Armitage and Jason Columbus to get 4 runs in, but that's all they would get.

Team Notes:
Nate Schierholtz's 1 for 5 day dropped his average back to .260. Mike Wagner raised his average to .277 on 2 for 3 hitting, while Travis Ishikawa slumped all the way down to .200 with an 0 for 4. Ryan Sadowski's ERA is now 15.43 with a record of 0-2. .



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