SFDugout Minor League Notebook: 4/26

An in-depth look into the San Francisco Giants minor league affiliates - Fresno Grizzlies (AAA), Norwich Navigators (AA), San Jose Giants (A), and the Hagerstown Suns (A)- the games played on April 26th, and who's hot and who's not.

FRESNO GRIZZLIES (AAA)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Fresno 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 2
Tuscon 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 x 5 12 0

WP Edgar Gonzalez (1-2) 6.0IP 5H 3R 3ER 3BB 2SO 0HR 5.48 ERA
LP Noah Lowry (0-2) 5.0IP 9H 4R 2ER 2BB 3SO 0HR 4.05 ERA

Game Notes:
The Grizzlies scored two runs in the first inning after the first three hitters reached base. Tony Torcato and Damon Minor both grounded out to second base, but in the process knocked in a run. Starting pitcher Noah Lowry could not keep the lead, as he committed a throwing error and gave up three hits in the third inning which led to Tucson scoring three runs in the inning. The Grizzlies tied the game in the fifth inning when Linden hit a sac fly that brought in Jamie Athas. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies it was the last run they would score in this game, Tucson scored a run in the sixth and seventh innings giving them a 5-3 victory.

Team Notes:
Fresno dropped to 4-15, the worst record in the Pacific Coast League. Brian Dilmore extended his hitting streak to five, he is currently batting .382. Jamie Athas took over the starting shortstop position as Deivi Cruz was called up to the Giants. Tyler Walker pitched two innings giving up one run and striking out five. Walker's 1.74 era is currently sixth in the league.

NORWICH NAVIGATORS (AA) Double Header rained out. The Navigators will play doubleheaders both on Tuesday and Wednesday.

SAN JOSE GIANTS (A)

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

WP Billy Sadler (1-2) 3.0IP 1H 1R 0ER 1BB 3SO 0HR 3.29 ERA
LP Joe Saunders (2-2) 5.0IP 7H 5R 5ER 2BB 6SO 1HR 2.86 ERA
S Jeremy Accardo (4) 1.0IP 2H 0R 0ER 0BB 2SO 0HR 4.15 ERA

Game Notes:
The Giants scored two runs in the first and second inning and never looked back. Fred Lewis and Julio Cordido scored the Giants runs in the first and Randy Walter provided the fireworks in the second going deep for a two-run homerun. Matt Cain pitched four innings giving up one run on four hits and two walks. He ended up with six strikeouts, but was pulled in the fifth in favor of winning pitcher Billy Sadler who pitched three scoreless innings. James Garcia pitched a perfect eighth inning and Jeremy Accardo nailed down the save after giving up two hits in the ninth.

Team Notes:
Matt Cain lowered his era to 2.29 good for 11th in the league. Randy Walter's homerun in the second inning was his first of the season, he is currently batting .256. Julio Cordido is tied with Julian Benavidez for the team lead in rbi with eleven. Jeremy Accardo has four saves and a 4.15 era after appearing in eight games for San Jose.

HAGERSTOWN SUNS (A)

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

WP Jason Bergmann (1-2) 5.2IP 2H 1R 1ER 6BB 4SO 0HR 6.06 ERA
LP Kelyn Acosta (0-2) 7.0IP 5H 4R 4ER 2BB 3SO 0HR 3.60 ERA
S Gerald Plexico (1) 2.0IP 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 1SO 0HR 0.63 ERA

Game Notes:
The Suns are having major problems scoring runs. The Suns could only muster one run off only two hits. Derrick Barrows hit a double in the fifth for the Suns first hit and in the sixth Anthony LaBarbera double knocked in the Suns only run. What makes this game frustrating for the Suns is that Savannah pitchers walked eight batters. Suns starting pitcher Kevin Acosta gave up four runs on five hits and two walks in seven innings of work. Savannah pitcher Gerald Plexico pitched two perfect innings for his first save of the season. He lowered his era to 0.63.

Team Notes:
The Suns currently have only two players batting over .300, on the flip side they have six players with a batting average of .200 or less. Timothy Hutting went 0 for 3 dropping his average to .118, he is 6 for 51. The Suns are currently 2-5 on this road trip through the South which ends tomorrow.



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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