SFDugout Minor League Notebook for 6/27

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 27th, and who's hot and who's not.

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)

Fresno lost to the Las Vegas 51's 7-2.

Jack Taschner: 5.0 innings, 4 runs on 5 hits and 4 BB, 3 SO, got loss (1-2), ERA 7.02
Leo Estrella: 1.1 IP, 3 runs on 6 hits
Jason Jacome: 1.1 IP, 0 runs on 1 hit
Kevin Walker: 1.0 IP, 0 runs on 2 hits, 1 SO
Craig Kuzmic: 2-4, 5th homer.
Jason Ellison: 2-5, double, .302 BA
Brian Dallimore: 2-4, double, .329 BA
Lance Niekro: 1-2, double, .379 BA

Norwich Navigators (AA)

Norwich wins over New Britain, 4-0

Pat Misch: 9 IP, 0 runs on 3 hits with 3 SO, got win for 3-3.
Julio Cordido: 2 run homer; second since promotion to Norwich in 45 AB, .244 BA
Dan Ortmeier: 2-4, run scored, double, .251 BA
Boof Bonser: pitched for New Britain, 7.0 IP, 4 runs on 8 hits, took loss, now 4-7

San Jose Giants (A)

San Jose crushed Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 11-1, last game before All-Star break.

Brian Burres: 7.0 IP, 1 runs (0 earned) on 4 hits and 2 BB with 6 SO, got win, now 2-0, 2.81 ERA, only 3rd start of season, 20 relief appearances thus far.
Josh Cram: 1.0 IP, 0 runs
Jason Waddell: 1.0 IP, 0 runs
Fred Lewis: 2-3, 2 runs
Brian Buscher: 3-5, triple, run, 2 RBI
Nate Schierholtz: .275 BA, .475 SLG since promotion

Hagerstown Suns (A)

Suns beat Lake County Captains 9-5, now 2-4 in 2nd half of season.

Ben Thurmond: 7.0 IP, 5 runs (1 earned).
Travis Ishikawa: 2-3, 2 walks, game winning homer (8th of season), 3 runs scored.
Jason Columbus: 3-5, .294 BA
Jesse Schmidt: 2 hits, .279 BA
Jonathan Armitage: 2 RBIs on 2 sacrifice flies, 32 RBI for season

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short Season A)

Volanoes won 3-1 over the Yakima Bears.

J. Reina: 4.2 IP, 1 run (0 earned) on 3 hits and 1 BB, with 7 SO, 2.57 ERA
G. Broshuis: 4.0 IP, scoreless perfect outing with 5 SO, 0.00 ERA, got win (1-0)
Clay Timpner: 0-3, RBI, .333 BA
B. Horwitz: 2-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, .444 BA
J. Yens: 3-3, first SB of season, .333 BA

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