SFDugout Minor League Notebook for 7/1

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 July 1st, and who's haot and who's not.

FRESNO (AAA):

Las Vegas 8, Fresno 4

GAME NOTES The Fresno Grizzlies lost to the Las Vegas 51s 8-4 on Thursday evening. Todd Linden got the Grizzlies on the board first in the top of the first inning with his fifth homer of the season. Yet the 51s came back at the bottom of the inning by scoring five runs off of starting pitcher Ryan Jensen. 51s right fielder, John Barnes hit a three-run homer to give his team a big lead. The Grizzlies tried to come back by scoring three more runs in the inning back, but were unable to catch the 51s.

TEAM NOTES: Todd Linden was 3-5 in the night with one homer and two RBI with a .272 batting average. Brian Dallimore also had a good night going 2-4, raising his average up to .339. Ryan Jensen got his fifth loss of the season after throwing 5.1 innings, giving up eight runs on eight hits, with five walks and five strikeouts. Three of those hits were home runs.

NORWICH (AA):

No Game Played.

SAN JOSE (A):

San Jose 13, High Desert 4

GAME NOTES: The San Jose Giants defeated the High Desert Mavericks on Thursday. The Giants took a huge 10-run lead in the first inning of the game. Mavericks starting pitcher, Manny Parra threw only 0.2 innings after giving up ten runs in five hits, as well as five walks. The Mavericks did threaten to catch up to the Giants in the top of the ninth by scoring four runs off of Giants reliever Josh Cram, but he managed to get out of the inning and help bring a win to the San Jose Giants.

TEAM NOTES Schierholtz has been showing the Giants why he deserves to be there. He was 4-5 in the game, and is currently hitting .333. Julio Pavon pitched six innings, giving up three runs on seven hits. He struck out five and is now throwing 3.71.

HAGERSTOWN (A):

Hickory 5, Hagerstown 1

GAME NOTES The Suns offense was quiet in their first game back from the All-star break. Hickory starting pitcher, Leo Nunez threw nine innings, giving up only one run to the Suns while striking out seven. The Suns only run came in the bottom of the ninth inning. Travis Ishikawa doubled to start off the inning. Mike Wagner then singled to drive Ishikawa in. A throwing error by Tim Hutting with the bases loaded cost the Suns, as Hickory was able to score two runs.

TEAM NOTES Hagerstown has lost to Hickory for the sixth time in eight games. Omar Anez was given his first loss of the season after pitching 6.2 innings and giving up three runs on five hits. He still records a great 2.08 ERA. Travis Ishikawa was the only player to have a multi-hit game. He was 2-3 , both of which were doubles.

SALEM-KEIZER (A):

Eugene 11 , Salem-Keizer 3

GAME NOTES: Eugene tied it's season high of 13 hits by defeating the Volcanoes 11-3. The Volcanoes scored all of the runs in the second inning. The Eugene bullpen managed to keep the Volcanoes in check and shut them out after the second.

TEAM NOTES John Odom got his first loss of the season. He threw 4.2 innings giving up five runs on seven (three earned). John Acha got his first homer of the season, one of the two hits he had in the game, he is now hitting .241



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