SFDugout Minor League Notebook: 4/24

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
Fresno 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 1 10 15 1
Tuscon 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 15 1

WP Ryan Jensen (2-1) 5.2IP 10H 3R 3ER 0BB 3SO 0HR 4.43 ERA
LP Jim Parque (0-1) 4.0IP 11H 8R 8ER 1BB 2SO 3HR 8.64 ERA

Game Notes:
The Grizzlies took the lead quickly in Saturday night's game against the Sidewinders. In the first inning, Jason Ellison and Todd Linden started off the game with singles. Brian Dallimore drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and later Deivi Cruz doubled to bring the Grizzlies up 2-0 early in the game. The Grizzlies hit four homers in the game to give the Grizzlies 10-4 lead. One off the bats of Ellison and Dallimore and two from Robert Stratton. Ellison and Stratton both hit two-run homers. Stratton's second homer was a two-run shot that cleared the entire stadium. Catcher Trey Lunsford drove in the last run of the game with an RBI double. Ryan Jensen got his second win of the season with Fresno going 5 2/3 innings, allowing ten hits and three runs.

Team Notes:
Dallimore hit his first home run of the season. He is now hitting .375, going 2-4 in today's game. Stratton, who was 0-16 prior to Thursday, hit two homers and 4 RBIs in the game, the most by a Grizzlie in the 2004 season. The Grizzlies had 15 hits, the most of the year so far.

NORWICH NAVIGATORS (AA)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Harrisburg 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 3
Norwich 2 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 x 10 14 0

WP: Jeff Clark (2-0) 5.0IP 8H 2R 2ER 2BB 5SO 0HR 1.93 ERA
LP: Justin Echols (1-1) 4.0IP 8H 6R 5ER 2BB 2SO 1HR 4.15 ERA

Game Notes:
Like the Grizzlies, the Norwich Navigators had a high scoring game. Tyler Von Schell and Chris Curry both hit a home run and scored twice. Derin McMains and Daniel Ortmeier also contributed with two runs each. The Navigators also had the help of some great pitching. Jeff Clark got his second win, pitching five inning, giving up two runs on eight hits while striking out five. He was relieved by Juilo Pavon and Jackson Markert, who shutout the Senators in four innings.

Team Notes:
Daniel Ortmeier continues to bring up his batting average going 2-4 in today's game, maintaining .339. Tyler Von Schell was 2-5 in the game with a .393 average.

SAN JOSE GIANTS (A)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Jose 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 8 0
Visalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 x 7 10 1

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:
The San Jose Giants seemed to have a chance at keeping the game close in Saturday's game, until the Visalia Oaks broke it open in the eighth driving in five runs. The Giants pitching staff had trouble holding them off. Starter, Brion Treadway, pitched 5.1 innings gave up three runs on five hits, one which was a homer. James Garcia and Jeremy Accardio both gave up home runs to the Oaks as well.

Team Notes:
Jacob Wald, who had the lowest average in the game, was 3-4 in the game, scoring two runs and 1 RBI. James Garcia got his first loss of the season. He pitched two innings,gave up three runs on three hits, walked two and struck out 1. He holds a 7.56 ERA.

HAGERSTOWN SUNS (A)

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

WP Juan Serrato (1-0) 2.2IP 3H 0R 0ER 3BB 1SO 0HR 2.89 ERA
LP Warmar Gomez (2-2) 2.0IP 2H 1R 1ER 0BB 1SO 0HR 4.15 ERA
S Jesse Floyd (1) 1.1IP 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 1SO 0HR 4.76 ERA

Game Notes:
Patrick Dobson has been hot at the plate lately. He was 3-3, hiking up his average to .353. he scored the first run for the Suns and doubled in the fifth, which was the run to break the tie. Third baseman Nate Schierholtz scored the second run of the game and Travis Ishikawa doubled and got an RBI. Jesse Floyd got his first save of the year. He pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief, in which he gave up no hits, no walks, and struck out one. Starter, Juan Serrato achieved his first win, pitching six inning, allowing two runs on four hits and walking three, with an ERA of 1.29.

Team Notes:
This is the first time Hagerstown has one the first game in a series. Dobson has had a 11 for 23 streak in his last six games. Schierholtz extended his on-base streak to 13 games.



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