Giants Minor League Performance - Aug 2 - 8

Stats on who in the Giants Farm System has done well or poorly in the week or so before August 8, 2004

Fresno Grizzlies

These stats cover games from August 2-8. Brad Hennessey and Noah Lowry were promoted to MLB roster, with Hennessey being added to the 40 man roster, Kevin Correia optioned back, Scott Munter was promoted to AAA, and Wayne Franklin is here on an injury rehab assignment.

Hot:

  • Jaime Athas hit .522/.522/.826/1.348 in 23 AB, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 7 runs (team best), 7 RBI (2nd best)
  • Lance Niekro hit .357/.400/.857/1.257 in 14 AB, 1 2B, 2 HR, 3 runs, 4 RBI
  • Dave Doster hit .345/.367/.552/.918 in 29 AB, 3 2B, 1 HR, 3 runs, 9 RBI (team best)
  • Trey Lunsford hit .429/.478/.571/1.050 in 21 AB, 3 2B, 4 runs, 2 RBI
  • Tony Torcato hit .450/.450/.600/1.050 in 20 AB, 3 2B, 3 runs, 4 RBI
  • James Garcia started 2 games, 5 IP, 3 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts, 1 HR (1 run, 1 earned)
  • Kevin Correia relieved 4 games, 6.1 IP, 2 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts (0 run)
  • Scott Munter relieved 1 game, 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts (0 runs)

    Not:

  • Damon Minor hit .071/.188/.286/.473 in 14 AB, 1 HR, 1 run, 1 RBI
  • Chad Zerbe started 2 games, 12.1 IP, 19 hits, 5 walks, 4 strikeouts, 1 HR (9 runs, 8 earned)
  • Jack Taschner started 1 game, relieved 1 game, 3 IP, 7 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, 1 HR (5 runs, 5 earned)
  • Jeff Urban relieved 3 games, 4 IP, 13 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, 3 HR (9 runs, 9 earned)
  • Kevin Walker relieved 2 games, 3.1 IP, 7 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, 1 HR (4 runs, 4 earned)
  • Leo Estrella relieved 2 games, 4.2 IP, 7 hits, 6 walks, 1 strikeout, 1 HR (5 runs, 4 earned)
  • Ryan Jensen relieved 2 games, 7 IP, 12 hits, 5 walks, 5 strikeouts, 3 HR (4 runs, 4 earned)

    Norwich Navigators

    These stats cover games from August 2-8. Angel Chavez was dropped off the 40 man and Brian Mazone, Joe Bateman, and Merkin Valdez were added to the roster while Scott Munter was promoted to AAA and Chris Begg is off to the Olympics. Jeff Clark is also not on the roster but I could not find the reason. Perhaps he was finally dropped after his injury earlier this year was deemed to be season ending.

    Hot:

  • Doug Clark hit .323/.344/.516/.860 in 31 AB, 2 HR (tied team best), 3 runs (tied 2nd best), 4 RBI (tied team best)
  • Julian Benevidez hit .269/.345/.500/.845 in 26 AB, 3 2B, 1 HR, 3 runs (tied 2nd best), 4 RBI (tied team best)
  • Justing Knoedler hit .407/.407/.481/.889 in 27 AB, 2 2B, 4 runs (team best), 1 RBI
  • Mike Cervenak hit .250/.323/.464/.787 in 28 AB, 2 HR (tied team best), 2 runs, 5 RBI (team best)
  • Alberto Montes relieved 3 games, 2 saves, 2.1 IP, 2 hits, 1 walk, 0 strikeout (1 run, 0 earned)
  • Brian Mazone started 1 game, 8 IP, 3 hits, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts (0 runs)
  • Billy Sadler relieved 2 games, 5.1 IP, 3 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts (3 runs, 2 earned)
  • Brion Treadway started 1 game, 7 IP, 4 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts (1 run, 1 earned)
  • Luke Anderson relieved 3 games, 3.2 IP, 1 hits, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts (0 runs)
  • Matt Cain started 1 game, 6.2 IP, 8 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts (3 runs, 2 earned)
  • Merkin Valdez relieved 2 games, 1 save, 3 IP, 3 hits, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts
  • Mitch Walk started 1 game, 6 IP, 4 hits, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts (0 runs)

    Not:

  • Chris Curry hit .167/.231/.167/.397 in 24 AB, 1 run, 0 RBI, 8 strikeouts
  • Carlos Valderrama hit .156/.206/.219/.425 in 32 AB, 2 2B, 3 runs (tied 2nd best), 1 RBI
  • Jake Wald hit .176/.222/.235/.458 in 17 AB, 1 2B, 1 run, 0 RBI, 7 strikeouts
  • Joe Bateman started 1 game, relieved 1 game, 4.1 IP, 6 hits, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts, 1 HR (4 runs, 4 earned)
  • Pat Misch started 2 games, 11.1 IP, 15 hits, 6 walks, 7 strikeouts (10 runs, 7 earned)

    San Jose Giants

    These stats cover games from August 2-8. Alfredo Simon, obtained in the F-Rod trade, was added to the roster. James Garcia was promoted to AAA.

    Hot:

  • Keith Anderson hit .500/.647/.833/1.480 in 12 AB, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 runs, 5 RBI (2nd best)
  • Randy Walter hit .391/.440/.609/1.049 in 23 AB, 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 runs (team best), 2 RBI
  • Anthony LaBarbera hit .370/.393/.481/.874 in 27 AB, 3 2B, 3 runs, 6 RBI (team best)
  • Julio Cordido hit .300/.364/.500/.864 in 30 AB, 2 HR (tied team best), 6 runs (2nd best), 4 RBI
  • Anthony Pannone relieved 4 games, 8 IP, 6 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, 2 HR (2 runs, 2 earned)
  • Alfredo Simon started 1 game, 6 IP, 6 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout (2 runs, 2 earned)
  • Brian Burres started 1 game, 6 IP, 5 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts (1 run, 0 earned)
  • Jesse Foppert started 2 games, 6.1 IP, 1 hit, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, 1 HR (2 runs, 2 earned)
  • Julio Pavon relieved 1 game, 4.2 IP, 0 hits, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts (0 runs)

    Not:

  • Aaron Hornostaj hit .214/.267/.286/.552 in 14 AB, 1 2B, 0 runs, 1 RBI
  • Steve Holm hit .091/.167/.182/.348 in 11 AB, 1 2B, 0 runs, 0 RBI
  • Brooks McNiven started 2 games, 10.2 IP, 14 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts, 2 HR (6 runs, 6 earned)
  • Garrett Broshuis started 1 game, 4 IP, 5 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts (6 runs, 5 earned)

    Hagerstown Suns

    These stats cover games from August 2-8. Ed Martinez-Esteve, D. Portorreal, and R. Callahan were added to the roster and Joe Bateman was promoted to AA Norwich.

    Hot:

  • Eddy Martinez-Esteve hit .429/.556/.643/1.198 in 14 AB, 1 HR, 1 run, 5 RBI
  • Jonathan Armitage hit .318/.423/.500/.923 in 22 AB, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI
  • Jason Columbus hit .389/.421/.833/1.254 in 18 AB, 2 2B, 2 HR (2nd best), 4 runs, 9 RBI (2nd best), 5 strikeouts
  • Jay Knowlton hit .423/.516/.538/1.055 in 26 AB, 3 2B, 14 runs (team best!), 4 RBI, 6 strikeouts
  • Pat Dobson hit .360/.385/.520/.905 in 25 AB, 2 2B, 1 3B, 4 runs, 4 RBI
  • Timothy Hutting hit .364/.382/.485/.867 in 33 AB, 2 2B, 1 3B, 8 runs (2nd best), 7 RBI
  • Travis Ishikawa hit .281/.324/.625/.949 in 32 AB, 2 2B, 3 HR (team best), 7 runs, 10 RBI (team best), 7 strikeouts (team worst)
  • Jesse Floyd relieved 1 game, 3 IP, 1 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts (0 runs)
  • Mike Musgrave started 1 game, 6 IP, 2 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts (1 run, 1 earned)
  • Ryan Callahan relieved 1 game, 1.2 IP, 1 hit, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts, 1 HR (1 run, 0 earned)
  • Ryan Sadowski started 1 game, 6 IP, 4 hits, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts! (1 run, 1 earned)
  • Sean Martin relieved 3 games, 1 save, 4.1 IP, 2 hits, 0 walks, 7 strikeouts (1 run, 0 earned)
  • Omar Anez started 2 games, 13 IP, 9 hits, 2 walks, 13 strikeouts (6 runs, 6 earned)

    Not:

  • Dayton Buller hit .158/.200/.263/.463 in 19 AB, 2 2B, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 6 strikeouts
  • Johany Abreu hit .167/.167/.222/.389 in 18 AB, 1 2B, 2 runs, 0 RBI
  • Jesse Schmidt hit .125/.222/.125/.347 in 16 AB, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 5 strikeouts
  • Mike Wagner hit .118/.211/.118/.328 in 17 AB, 3 runs, 1 RBI
  • Aaron Sobieraj relieved 2 games, 4 IP, 5 hits, 2 walks, 1 HR (5 runs, 5 earned)
  • Ben Thurmond started 1 game, 5 IP, 8 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts (4 runs, 1 earned)
  • Daniel Portorreal started 1 game, 4 IP, 7 hits, 5 walks, 1 strikeout (5 runs, 3 earned)
  • Brian Wilson relieved 2 games, 8.2 IP, 12 hits, 1 walk, 11 strikeouts, 2 HR (8 runs, 5 earned)
  • Juan Serrato started 1 game, 0.2 IP, 3 hits, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts (6 runs, 3 earned)
  • Tim Alvarez relieved 2 games, 2.2 IP, 3 hits, 4 walks, 1 strikeout (3 runs, 3 earned)

    Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

    These stats cover league leaders and team leaders as of August 7th, unfortunately the player stats were not updated to August 8th as of this time.

    Hot:

  • Brian Horwitz leads Northwest League with .366 batting average, is tied for second in on-base percentage with .432, and is ninth in slugging percentage with .528. He also is tied for second in hits with 59. He leads in doubles with 18. He is second on the team with 29 runs scored and second on the team with 30 RBI. He only has 20 strikeouts in 161 AB.
  • Clay Timpner is tied for fifth in the league in hits with 55 and tied for third in stolen bases with 12.
  • Will Thompson is tied for seventh in the league in runs scored with 32. His .288 batting average is good for 4th on the team and his .392 OBP is 2nd on the team.
  • Simon Klink is tied for sixth in the league in RBI with 33. He is second on the team with 7 homers and tied for 3rd in runs with 27.
  • Charlie Babineaux leads the team with 8 homers and is third on the team with 28 RBI.
  • Michael Kunes is tied for sixth in the league in saves with 4. He has a 1-1 record with a 2.53 ERA in 13 appearances. In 21.1 IP, 15 hits, 6 walks, 20 strikeouts, 0 HR, .190 batting average against.
  • Craig Whitaker is second in the league in strikeouts with 56. Unfortunately he also has the third most walks with 27. He is second on the team in innings pitched with 45.2 innings, with only 36 hits given up. Batters are hitting only .211 against him but he has a 4.14 ERA.
  • Adam Gardner is tenth in strikeouts with 41 but is also tied for 9th most walks with 21. He is 2-0 in 12 relief appearances, 29.2 IP, 20 hits, 1 HR, 2.12 ERA leads team for pitchers with at least 10 appearances and only one other pitcher has a lower ERA. Batters are hitting .187 against him.
  • Matt Minor is 2nd on the team in saves with 3 in 6 relief appearances. In 6.0 IP, 2 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, 0.00 ERA and .105 batting average against.



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