SFDugout Minor League Notebook for 7/22

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 22nd, and who's hot and who's not.

FRESNO (AAA):

Fresno 9, Edmonton 0

GAME NOTES: Brad Hennessey shut out Edmonton for seven innings, getting his second win of the season. The Grizzlies helped him out by starting off the game with three runs. Brian Dallimore singled to right field to drive in David Doster from second. Damon Minor then hit a two-run homer to right. Dallimore and Minor each had 3 RBIs in the game. Adam Shabala and Doster, scored four runs combined.

TEAM NOTES: David Doster's streak just keeps going as it's extended to 28 games with a double in the first inning. Hennessey has allowed only one earned run in 14 2/3 innings in his last two games. Minor is now hitting over .300 (.301 avg) after his 1-3 game. His hit was his fourteenth homer of the season.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Brad Hennessey: W (2-0), 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 0.61 ERA
  • Adam Shabala: 3-6, 2 R, .321
  • Brian Dallimore: 2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB, .361
  • Tony Torcato: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, .365
  • Dave Doster: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, .333
  • Damon Minor: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .301

    NORWICH (AA):

    Norwich 10, Portland 4

    GAME NOTES: Patrick Misch pitched through seven innings in the game allowing only three runs on six hits, while striking out five. Eleven batters came up in the bottom of the 2nd for Norwich, as they went ahead and scored seven runs. Derin McMains, Justin Knoedler and Julian Benavidez each had three runs each.

    TEAM NOTES: Julian Benavidez, who was 3-5 in the game, was just a homerun away from hitting through the cycle. His triple in the second inning helped to boost the Navigators to a 8-0 lead as seven runs were scored just in the 2nd.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Patrick Misch: W (5-3), 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 2.56
  • Derin McMains: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .289
  • Carlos Valderrama: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, .305
  • Justin Knoedler: 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, .268
  • Michael Cervenak: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, .347
  • Julian Benavidez: 2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, .250

    SAN JOSE (HIGH-A):

    No Game Scheduled

    HAGERSTOWN (LOW-A):

    Lakewood 15, Hagerstown 6

    GAME NOTES: Omar Anez gave up nine runs on eleven hits in four innings to Lakewood, who spanked the Hagerstown Suns on Thursday night, 15-6. The Suns only manage to score six runs in the game. They did have the lead in the top of the third 5-3, but in the bottom of the fifth, Lakewood managed a six-run inning. They kept that lead and never looked back.

    TEAM NOTES: The Suns are now 18 games under .500 with a 36-56 record. Tim Hutting got two runs in the game, one he collected with a double and the other with a sacrifice fly to center field. He raises his average up to .209. Johany Abreu continues to struggle in the batter's box after a 1-5 game, with four strike-outs. His average comes down to .176.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Omar Anez: (L, 1-5), 4.2 IP, 11 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 3 SO, 1 HR, 5.03 ERA
  • Patrick Dobson: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 K, .262
  • Derek Barrows: 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, .238
  • Mike Wagner: 0-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K, .266
  • Travis Hutting: 2-2, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .209

    SALEM-KEIZER (SHORT-A):

    Salem-Keizer 8, Vancouver 4

    GAME NOTES: A six run ninth inning allowed the Volcanoes to come from behind to defeat Vancouver, 8-4. The Volcanoes were trailing 2-4, but in the top of the 9th, Jeff Palumbo hit a two-run single with runners on second and third, tying up the game. Simon Klink then drove home Plaumbo, who had stolen second. The hitting continued as Charlie Babineaux, Jose Yens, and John Acha, all collected RBIs, to give the Volcanoes the win.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Matt Raguse: GS ND, 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 2.50 ERA
  • Nathan Pendley: W (1-0), 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3.38 ERA
  • Charlie Babineaux: 1-4, 2 RBI, .278
  • Brian Horwitz: 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B, .355
  • Will Thompson: 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, .297
  • Maximo Felix: 3-3, .238
  • Simon Klink: 1-4, 2 R, 2 RBI .268
  • Clay Timpner: 2-5, .306
  • Jeff Palumbo: 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, .292



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