Minor League Notebook for 7/31/2004

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 31st, and who's hot and who's not

FRESNO:

Oklahoma 13 , Fresno 1

GAME NOTES Oklahoma overwhelmed Fresno starter Jack Taschner early, scoring an insurmountable 10 runs in the first three innings on the way to an easy win. Taschner was unable to get an out after allowing 4 baserunners in the third before being removed. Fresno's offense didn't help much either, by only getting 6 hits against Oklahoma in the game.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Jack Taschner: GS, L (4-4), 2.0 IP, 9 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 8.21 ERA
  • Dave Aardsma: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1.85 ERA
  • Brian Dallimore: 1-4, .346
  • Todd Linden: 1-4, 2 K, .267
  • Tony Torcato: 2-4, .277
  • Lance Niekro: 0-4, 1 K, .336
  • Jason Ellison: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 K, .322

    NORWICH:

    Trenton 2 , Norwich 0

    GAME NOTES: Both teams allowed only 1 hit to the other in the game, but Trenton's Justin Pope was clearly more dominating than Norwich's 3 pitcher effort. Pope went the complete 9 innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 10. Meanwhile, Norwich starter Josh Habel went only 2 hitless innings, Mitch Walk went 4.1, and Billy Sadler went 1.2 innings and combined for 4 walks and just 2 strikeouts. However, Walk allowed three bases on balls, and one preceded Trenton's only hit, a double. That runner was advanced to third and then scored on a wild pitch. Norwich's only hit came off the bat of Michael Cervenak, who also drew Norwich's only walk.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Josh Habel: GS, ND, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 4.46 ERA
  • Mitch Walk: L (4-7), 4.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 4.88 ERA
  • Billy Sadler: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 7.45 ERA
  • Michael Cervenak: 1-2, 1 BB, .345
  • Daniel Ortmeier: 0-3, 1 K, .235
  • Carlos Valderrama: 0-4, 2 K, .298

    SAN JOSE:

    San Jose 6, Visalia 2

    GAME NOTES: James Garcia made his first start of the year and performed very well, going 6 innings and allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and 1 walk with 4 strikeouts. The offense was led by Nate Scheirholtz, who was 2 for 5 with a run scored, Brad Vericker who was 2 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored, and Brian Buscher, who was 3 for 4 with a triple, a run scored, and 4 RBI.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • James Garcia: GS, W (5-5), 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 2.94 ERA
  • Brian Buscher: 3-4, 1 3B, 1 R, 4 RBI, 1 K, .293
  • Nate Schierholtz: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K, .269
  • Brad Vericker: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 BB, .280
  • Anthony LaBarbera: 1-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, .311
  • Fred Lewis: 1-4, 1 R, .291

    HAGERSTOWN:

    Charleston 6, Hagerstown 3

    GAME NOTES: Ryan Sadowski suffered another rough start, going only 3 innings and allowing 5 runs on 8 hits in losing his 7th game of the year. His ERA is a team high 8.74. Charleston was up 5-0 by the end of the third, and the lead proved insurmountable. Hagerstown did attempt a comeback in the sixth, with Travis Ishikawa leading off the inning with a double, Tim Hutting getting an RBI by being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and then Jesse Schmidt plating two more runs with a double, but that would be all the offense the Suns would muster.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Ryan Sadowski: GS, L(1-7), 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 8.74 ERA
  • Aaron Sobieraj: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0.00 ERA
  • Jesse Schmidt: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, .269
  • Travis Ishikawa: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 R, .252
  • Johany Abreu: 3-4, 1 R, 1 K, .218
  • Jason Columbus: 1-4, .281

    SALEM-KEIZER:

    Tri-City 6, Salem-Keizer 0

    GAME NOTES: The Volcanoes were 3 hit by Tri-City's starter Juan Morillo, who went 7 innings, and got 2 perfect innings from the bullpen to seal the win. Morillo also allowed only 1 walk while striking out 7 Volcanoes. Douglas Mackay for the Volcanoes allowed 4 runs in 5.1 innings, and John Odom allowed 2 more in 2 innings of relief.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Douglas Mackay: GS, L(2-4), 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 6.14 ERA
  • Kyle Haines: 1-4, 1 K, .348
  • Will Thompson: 1-3, 1 K, .292
  • Jose Yens: 1-3, .297
  • Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 K, .333
  • Clay Timpner: 0-4, 1 K, .286
  • Brian Horwitz: 0-3, 1 K, .338



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