SFDugout Minor League Notebook for 5/17

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 17th, and who's haot and who's not.

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)

Fresno 1, Omaha 2

Game Notes: It was a low scoring game for the Fresno Grizzlies and the Omaha Royals. All of the runs in the game were scored in the first inning of the game. In the top of the first, with Jason Ellison on second and two outs already on the board, Tony Torcato singled to center field, allowing Ellison to score. This was the only run of the game for Fresno. Omaha scored two runs later on in the inning. Fresno starter Kevin Correia was given the loss. He pitched six innings, giving up two runs on five hits, walking four and striking out 2, raising his ERA to 4.20.

Team Notes: Brian Dallimore was 0-for-4 in the game lowering his batting average down to .358. Kevin Corriea is still looking for his first win. After tonight's loss his record falls to 0-3. Tony Torcato, who drove in the only run for the Grizzlies, was 2-for-4 bring up his average to .296 from .288. Jamie Athas's average is rising to .232, as he provided two hits in the game as well.

Norwich Navigators (AA)

Erie 1, Norwich 0

Game Notes: Despite pitching a great game, Jack Traschner failed to get his first win of the season. He retired the first 12 batters he faced. In the fifth inning, he gave up a ground ball to Brandon Harper. The ball looked like it was going to be a double play ball, unfortunately for Norwich, it went over the head over Mike Cervenak allowing Sea Wolves' designated hitter Kurt Airoso to score. Matt Roney of the Sea Wolves pitched a shut out, the second of the season for the Naviagtors.

Team Notes: Taschner pitched six innings, giving up one run on four hits and striking out six. He currently has a 3.20 ERA. Carlos Valderrama was four-for-four in the game raising his batting average to an impressive .362. Francisco Santos also had a good game, going two-for-four, bring up his average to .356. Despite their good hits, the rest of the team failed to produce. Daniel Ortmeier struck out three times in the game and is now hitting .282.

San Jose Giants (A)

No Game Scheduled

Hagerstown Suns (A)

Columbus-A 5,Hagerstown 1

Game Notes: The Columbus Catchfish hit the Hagerstown Suns hard on Monday, winning 5-1. Hagerstown starter, Jesse Floyd threw three pitches up in the strike zone and the Catfish hit each three of those pitches out of the park. These three homers in the first three innings were all the Columbus Catfish needed to win the game. The only run of the game came in the eighth inning. Suns' right fielder Mike Wagner led it off with a double. With one out, Wagner scored on Tim Hutting's single. This is the only run of the game. They did threaten to come back when Pat Dobson drew a two-out walk, but Catfish reliever Carlos Alvarez got Nate Schierholtz to fly out to center.

Team Notes: With the three homers Floyd gave up, his ERA has risen to 6.44. Christopher George pitched three innings after Floyd was out of the game. He struck out four and gave up no hits. Nate Schierholtz is 1-for-4, dropping his average down a bit to .326.



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