Minor League Notebook for 8/20/2004

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 August 20th, and who's hot and who's not

FRESNO:

Tacoma 11, Fresno 7.

GAME NOTES: Tacoma staged a dramatic comeback against Dave Aardsma, hitting a walkoff grand slam in the bottom of the 9th to break a tie game. Aardsma came in in the bottom of the 9th, and immediately gave up a single and a walk, sitting up Mickey Lopez for an RBI single to tie the game. An intentional walk and strikeout later, AJ Zapp hit the walkoff homer to win it. The blown save took away from James Garcia's solid start, giving up 4 runs in 5 innings. Offensively, the Grizzlies were led by Trey Lunsford, who had a 3 run homer, and Lance Niekro, who was 2-4 with a 2 RBI double in the 4th.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • James Garcia: GS, ND, 5.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 4.71 ERA
  • Dave Aardsma: L(5-4), 0.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 3.47 ERA
  • Lance Niekro: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI, .314
  • Damon Minor: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 R, .301
  • Trey Lunsford: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 K, .259
  • Jason Ellison: 2-5, 2 R, 1 3B, .321
  • Brian Dallimore; 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, .332
  • Todd Linden: 0-4, 2 K, .261

    NORWICH: Postponed

    SAN JOSE:

    Visalia 7, San Jose 6
    No Info Posted.

    HAGERSTOWN:

    Charleston 6, Hagerstown 3 (6)

    GAME NOTES: Hagerstown just couldn't keep up with Charleston's consistent scoring in a rain shortened game. Omar Anez allowed 6 runs, 4 earned, over 5 innings, giving way to Brian Wilson who pitched a scoreless inning in relief. Meanwhile, Hagerstown was only able to manage 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk against Daniel Core. They managed it all in the third, starting with a Mike Wagner single. Patrick Dobson then got on base by getting hit by a pitch, and then Brian Munhall singled to load the bases. Jay Knowlton picked up an RBI with a walk, Tim Hutting had an RBI single, and after a Jesse Schmidt strikeout, Jason Columbus drove in another run with a fielder's choice. But it was all the Suns would get.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Omar Anez: L(2-7), 5.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 2 HR, 5.19 ERA
  • Mike Wagner: 1-2, 1 R, .252
  • Jason Columbus: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 K, .282

    SALEM-KEIZER:

    Everett 6, Salem-Keizer 1

    GAME NOTES: Salem-Keizer and Everett waited to get going offensively, managing only a hit a team through 5, but Everett broke it open at the end to beat S-K going away. Everett finally broke through in the 6th inning, getting 3 runs against starter Jesus Reina. They also managed 3 more runs against two S-K relievers, while the Volcano offense managed only 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 13 times, 12 times in 8 innings against Everett starter Shawn Nottingham.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Jesus Reina: GS, L(2-4), 5.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 4.23 ERA
  • Michael Kunes: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3.24 ERA
  • Jeff Palumbo: 2-4, 1 RBI, .289
  • Jose Yens: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 K, .292
  • John Bowker: 1-4, .349
  • Brian Horwitz: 1-4, .340
  • Todd Jennings: 0-4, 3 K, .143
  • Kyle Haines: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K, .282

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