Minor League Notebook for 7/14/2004

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 the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes- the games played on July 14th, and who's haot and who's not

FRESNO (AAA):

No Game – All-Star Break

NORWICH (AA):

Postponed

SAN JOSE (HIGH-A):

San Jose 2, Modesto 1 (14)

GAME NOTES: Nate Schierholtz took advantage of his Fred Lewis' fourth walk of the game in the 14th inning, and singled in the winning run with his only hit of the game. The pitcher's duel saw it's first two runs scored by the 3rd inning. Modesto scored in the 2nd after Jason Perry singled and stole second, then came home on John Suomi's double off of San Jose starter Brion Treadway. In the 3rd, Steve Holm doubled and then came in on Fred Lewis' single. From there, it was all pitching, with Treadway going 8 innings total, with Jason Waddell, James Garcia, and Jeremy Accardo combining for 6 innings of scoreless relief.

TEAM NOTES: This was San Jose 2nd extra inning game in a row, after going 15 innings against Modesto on Monday. Tuesday was an off day. Nate Schierholtz went 1-7 in each game, and has had his average drop from .326 to .299 over that time. Julio Cordido, recently demoted from Norwich with Michael Cervenak's return, went 2-6 with a double. He had played third base at San Jose before being promoted, but with Schierholtz now playing there, Cordido played SS tonight.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:
Brion Treadway: GS, 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 4.06 ERA
James Garcia 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 2.78 ERA
Jeremy Accardo: W (1-0), 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 3.90 ERA
Julio Cordido: 2-6, 1 2B, .300
Fred Lewis: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 1 K, .302
Nate Schierholtz: 1-7, 1 RBI, .299
Brad Vericker: 0-3, 3 BB, 1 K, .277

HAGERSTOWN (LOW-A):

Lexington 14, Hagerstown 8

GAME NOTES: Lexington's Ervin Alcantara hit a grand slam with 2 out in the 4th inning, all unearned after an error by Derek Barrows, and that led to 11 runs in the next two innings, leading Lexington to an easy win over Hagerstown. Juan Serrato took the loss, going 4.1 innings and giving up 8 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits and 3 walks with 1 strikeout, and Christopher George took the brunt of the runs in relief, giving up 5 runs, all earned, in 1.2 innings.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:
Juan Serrato: GS, L (5-5), 4.1 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 4.27 ERA
Christopher George: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 7.86 ERA
Travis Ishikawa: 2-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 K, .250
Jesse Schmidt: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, .295
Jason Columbus: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, .290
Mike Wagner: 0-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, .259

SALEM-KEIZER (SHORT-A):

Tri-City 7, Salem-Keizer 4

GAME NOTES: The Volcanoes got home runs from Brian Horwitz and Charlie Babineaux, but it was in a losing effort as S-K fell to Tri-City 7-4. Darren Sack picked up his first loss of the season after running into trouble in the fourth, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits in that one inning. Nathan Pendley also gave up three runs in the ninth to put the game out of reach. Horwitz's home run, his 2nd of the year, led off the seventh, and Babineaux's 2 run shot, his 3rd of the year, came in the 9th.

TEAM NOTES: Brian Horwitz has gone 4-24 over 6 games back to last Thursday. Horwitz, whose lack of pop was a concern, has hit 2 home runs during the span, but his average has dropped from .407 to .333 during the span. He's also had 5 strikeouts with one walk. Darren Sack has given up 7 runs in 8 innings in his last two starts, with only 3 strikeouts. Before that stretch, he'd only given up 8 earned runs over 17 innings, with 21 strikeouts over that period. His ERA has jumped from 4.24 to 5.40 during that span. The three runs Nathan Pendley gave up were the first 3 of the year. He was the last pitcher on the team who hadn't given up a run.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES: Jeff Palumbo: 2-3, 1 BB, .296
Charlie Babineaux: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, .274
Brian Horwitz: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 K, .333
Will Thompson: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, .314
Simon Klink: 0-4, 2 K, .265
Clay Timpner: 0-4, 1 K, .286
Darren Sack: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, 5.40 ERA
Nathan Pendley: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3.00 ERA



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