SFDugout Minor League Notebook for 7/5

An in-depth look into the San Francisco Giants minor league affiliates - Fresno Grizzlies (AAA), Norwich Navigators (AA), San Jose Giants (A), Hagerstown Suns (A), and Salem Keizer Volcanoes (A)- the games played on July 1st, and who's haot and who's not.


Sacramento 7, Fresno 2

GAME NOTES: The Fresno Grizzlies loss 7-2 to the Sacramento Rivercats. The Rivercats got on the board first after scoring two runs in the top f the second inning. The Rivercat bats were alive for the rest of the game as the Grizzlies' pitchers, Kevin Correia and Leo Estrella, had trouble silencing them. The Grizzlies were only able to get two runs in the game. The first was in the bottom of the fourth, when Brian Dallimore tripled to begin the inning, eventually scoring on Damon Minor's ground out to short. Dallimore also drove in a run in the bottom of the eighth to drive in Todd Linden, who doubled earlier in the game.

TEAM NOTES: Brian Dallimore is hitting .350 after a 2-4 day, with one triple and a double. He has now hit two triples in as many games. He continues to lead the team in batting average. Damon Minor is second with a .310, which lowered after tonight's game as he was 0-4. Kevin Correia (3-6) was given his sixth loss of the season. He pitched five innings and gave up five runs on five hits, while walking six and striking out three. He maintains a 5.04 ERA.


Game Postponed


San Jose 5, Modesto 4

GAME NOTES: The San Jose Giants defeated the Modesto A's in extra innings. The Modesto A's took the lead in the fourth as their pitching slowed down the San Jose bats. Modesto pitcher, Bradley Sullivan pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on four hits. Though San Jose was finally able to get on the board and take the lead in the sixth inning. Brian Buscher doubled down to left field to drive in Brad Vericker and Angel Chavez. The game was eventually tied in the ninth inning, but in the tenth, Fred Lewis started the game off with a triple. Nate Schierholtz doubled to drive Lewis in and win the game for San Jose.

TEAM NOTES: Steve Holm and Angel Chavez were the only two players to have a multi hilt game, each with two. Steve Holm hit his sixth two-run home run in the top of the ninth to tie the game. Fred Lewis is teetering on a .300 batting average after a 1-5 game. The Giants, Fred Lewis, Nate Schierholtz, and Aaron Hornostaj, made three errors in the game.


Kannapolis 11, Hagerstown 8

GAME NOTES: The Hagerstown Suns took another hard loss on Sunday after losing to the Kannapolis Intimidators. The Intimidators broke the tie in the top of the ninth by scoring three runs to give them an 11-8 lead. With the game at 3-2 in favor of the Intimidators, the Suns took back the lead by scoring five runs in the bottom of the fourth. Unfortunately for the Suns, the Intimidators continued to score more runs, and eventually won the game.

TEAM NOTES: Travis Ishikawa hit a three run homer in the to raise his average up to .249. Ishikawa leads the team in home runs with his ninth of the season. Brett Swanson was 3-4 and Tim Hutting hit a two-run RBI double. The Suns allowed 19 hits in the game, the most of the season. Tim Alvarez (4.58 ERA) pitched 1.1 innings and gave up five runs on five hits, one that was a home run, giving him the loss.


Salem-Keizer 10, Eugene 3

GAME NOTES: Craig Whitaker pitched a great game getting his first win of the season. He kept the Eugene bats quiet for six innings, only allowing one hit, but no runs. The game was different for Salem-Keizer as they scored ten runs on ten hits in the game. They took an early lead in the bottom of the first by scoring four runs off Eugene pitcher, William Ponce. Eugene was finally able to get on the board in the top of the eighth, however it was already too late as the Volcanoes had a nine run lead, later adding another to give them a 10-3 win.

TEAM NOTES: Craig Whitaker had an impressive start, shutting down Eugene for six innings, striking out five and walking two. He records a 2.37 ERA. Relief pitcher, Matt Raguse gave up the three runs to Eugene after throwing two innings of work. He still has an under 1.00 ERA with 0.96. Simon Klink had a big game after going 2-4, with four RBIs. He hit two homers in the game, giving him four of the season. He is now creeping up on a .300 average with .297.

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