SFDugout Minor League Notebook for 5/10

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 May 10th, and who's hot and who's not.

FRESNO GRIZZLIES (AAA)

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tuscon 5 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 1 13 18 1
Fresno 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 7 1

WP Phil Stockman (2-1) 6.0IP 2H 0R 0ER 2BB 5SO 0HR 4.11 ERA
LP Chris Begg (0-2) 5.0IP 8H 6R 6ER 0BB 2SO 2HR 6.91 ERA

Game Notes:
Fresno should have never taken the field, as they lost 13-3 to the Tucson Sidewinders. Starting Pitcher Chris Begg gave up five runs in the first inning; he ended u pitching five innings giving up six runs on eight hits. Each pitcher who followed Begg, also gave up at least a run, Chad Zerbe pitched two innings giving two runs on four hits. He was followed by Adam Pettyjohn who didn't help the cause by giving up four runs (3 earned) in only 2/3 innings, finally Leo Estrella came in to pitch the final 1 1/3 innings, but he also gave up a run. Damon minor hit a meaningless solo homerun in the bottom of the eighth. Jamie Athas scored the other two Fresno runs.

Team Notes:
Robert Stratton had an awful game, going 0 for 4 striking out each time. Stratton's average is now a hideous .189. After winning six straight games, Fresno has now lost six of the past seven games. Fresno will start a six game road trip tomorrow at Iowa.

NORWICH NAVIGATORS (AA)

Off Day, start a six game road trip at Birmingham.

SAN JOSE GIANTS (A)

Off Day, play at Modesto tomorrow.

HAGERSTOWN SUNS (A)

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

WP Jacob Stevens (2-1) 6.0IP 4H 0R 0ER 0BB 3SO 0HR 3.25 ERA
LP Juan Serrato (2-1) 5.0IP 4H 4R 2ER 2BB 6SO 0HR 2.86 ERA
S Josh Ascanio (1) 0.2IP 0H 0R 0ER 1BB 0SO 0HR 1.04 ERA

Game Notes:
The Suns were behind the entire game, as the Braves scored a run in the first and then scored 4 more runs during the middle innings. The Suns finally scored in the eighth when Nate Schierholtz hit a two run double. Jon Coutlangus in the ninth hit a one run double, but it wasn't enough as the Suns lost 5-3. Starting pitcher Juan Serrato pitched five innings giving up two runs and striking out six. Serrato's era inched up to 2.86. Joe Bateman pitched the final two innings giving up no runs and striking out one, he lowered his era to 1.61.

Team Notes:
The Suns have now lost four straight. Nate Schierholtz now has 24 RBI, which leads the team. Juan Serrato now has 31 K's in 28.1 innings of work. Bateman also is averaging one strikeout per inning; he has 22 K's in 22.1 innings of work. Hagerstown continues their four game series against Rome 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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