SFDugout Minor League Notebook for 6/26

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 June 26th, and who's haot and who's not.

FRESNO (AAA):

Las Vegas 5, Fresno 3 (10)

GAME NOTES The Grizzlies couldn't hold on to their one run lead and lost to the 51's in the 10th inning. The Grizzlies got on the board after the 51's scored twice in the bottom of the second. David Doster hit his second homer of the season to left field. The Grizzlies tied the game in the bottom of the third. Jason Ellison singled to center and advanced when outfielder, Todd Linden drew a walk. They both moved up after Brian Dallimore's sacrifice fly. Damon Minor hit a sacrifice fly to left field driving in Ellison. The Grizzlies took the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Trey Lunsford singled to drive in Doster from second. However, shortstop Jamie Athas committed an error, allowing the tying run for the 51's to come in. Las Vegas took the lead in the tenth to win 5-3.

TEAM NOTES: David Doster was 2-5, driving in two runs and hitting one homer. He's now hitting .304. Damon Minor returned to Fresno after being with the San Francisco Giants for one month. Minor was 2-4, with 1 RBI and a .348 average. Chad Zerbe was given his third loss of the season, after allowing a run to score in the tenth. He pitched one inning, giving up two runs on three hits with a 4.35 ERA.

NORWICH (AA):

New Britain 3, Norwich 1

GAME NOTES: The Norwich Navigators were shut out by New Britain for eight innings. They only scored one run in the game. Dan Ortmeier drew a walk and advanced to second on a passed ball by New Britain pitcher, Bobby Korecky. Ortmeier was able to advance to third and eventually scored on Justin Knoedler's ground out to short.

TEAM NOTES: Brad Hennessey got his fourth loss of the season. He pitched seven innings giving up three runs on nine hits. He maintains a 3.72 ERA. Norwich has loss five out of six games.

SAN JOSE (A):

Rancho Cucamonga 4, San Jose 2

GAME NOTES: The Quakes and Giants both had great pitching in the start of the game, as both teams were held scoreless until the seventh inning. In the bottom of the inning, the San Jose Giants scored first when Fred Lewis singled to left to score Aaron Hornostaj from second. Yet, the Quakes took the lead in the top of the eighth with Ryan Budde's two run single to left field. Giants second baseman Adam LaBarbera tied it in the bottom of the inning singling to score Dan Trumble, who advanced to third on a wild pitch. The game went into extra innings and the Quakes immediately took back their lost lead. Greg Porter tripled to right field to drive in Willits from first. Michael Napoli also flied out to center to tack on another run. The Giants couldn't take back their lead despite threatening in the ninth.

TEAM NOTES Fred Lewis ups his average to .309 going 3-5 in the game. Nate Schierholtz steadily raises his batting average to .250 with a 2-4 day. Brian Stirm did a great pitching job, throwing 6.1 innings giving up five hits and no runs, while striking out 4. He is now pitching with a 3.88 ERA.

HAGERSTOWN (A):

Lake County 7, Hagerstown 2

GAME NOTES The Suns lost another game to the Lake County Captains. Their only runs of the game came in the top of the sixth. Travis Ishikawa reached base on a fielder's choice allowing Jason Columbus to score from third. Brian Munhall grounded into a double play, which also allowed Mike Wagner to add another run to the Suns score. Despite their many chances, they couldn't produce any more runs.

TEAM NOTES The Suns left 11 men on base and were unable to turn five double play balls. The Suns have lost 11 games in their last 13 and are now 4-20 agains the Lake County Captains. Jess Flloyd was given his sixth loss of the season after pitching four innings and giving up three runs on six hits. He's now throwing with a 5.67 ERA.

SALEM-KEIZER (A):

Salem-Keizer 6, Yakima 2

GAME NOTES:The Volcanoes managed to tie the game in the fourth and later taking the lead while shutting out Yakima for the remainder of the game. In the fourth, Simon Klink hit a two-run home to right to tie the game. Kevin Frandsen hit his first homer of the season to give the Volcanoes the lead, and they'd never look back. The bullpen did a great job shutting out Yakima for the rest of the game. Aaron Sobieraj pitched 2.1 innings and Michael Kunes with 1.2, both keeping Yakima scoreless.

TEAM NOTES The Volcanoes tied a franchise record Saturday with four double plays. Charlie Babineaux got his first base hit of the season, which also extended the Volcanoes lead. Sobieraj gets his second win of the season as he pitches with a 2.08 ERA and Kunes (4.05 ERA) got his first save of the season.



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