Minor League Notebook for 8/25/2004

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 25th, and who's hot and who's not.

FRESNO:
Fresno 9, Las Vegas 8

GAME NOTES: Fresno struck early and late to pull out a win in a see-saw 9-8 game against the Las Vegas 51's. Fresno came into the 7th tied at 7, and after Tony Torcato singled to lead off the inning, it appeared that the Griz would leave him on after two strikeouts, but Torcato got to second on a passed ball, and Francisco Santos singled him home. Then in the 8th, Damon Minor singled in Brian Dallimore for what would be the winning run. Julio Pavon picked up the win, despite pitching for just the last out of the 6th inning.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • James Garcia: GS,,5.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO, 3 HR, 6.08 ERA
  • Julio Pavon: W(1-0), 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2.45 ERA
  • Leo Gardner: S(1), 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 4.60 ERA
  • Dave Doster: 3-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, .324
  • Brian Dallimore: 1-6, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, .330
  • Adam Shabala: 1-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, .314
  • Damon Minor: 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 K, .308
  • Todd Linden: 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, .252

    NORWICH:
    Binghamton 6, Noriwch 5

    GAME NOTES: Norwich jumped out to a big lead early, scoring 4 runs in the first inning, but couldn't hold onto it and eventually losing 6-5 to Binghamton. Norwich scored first with a Michael Cervenak RBI single followed by a 3 run homer by Julian Benavidez. But the Navigators could not hold on. Starter Patrick Misch gave up 3 runs in 4 innings, and Billy Sadler gave up 2 more. The final blow came in the 9th, when Joe Bateman walked 4 men (one intentionally) and allowed the winning run without allowing a hit.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Patrick Misch: GS, 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR, 3.00 ERA
  • Billy Sadler: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 3.86 ERA
  • Brian Mazone: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2.08 ERA
  • Joe Bateman: L(0-2), 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 0 SO, 3.21 ERA
  • Alberto Montes: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 3.66 ERA
  • Julian Benavidez: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, .266
  • Michael Cervenak: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, .338
  • Justin Knoedler: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 K, .283

    SAN JOSE:
    Lancaster 8, San Jose 0

    GAME NOTES: San Jose was dominated by Jesus Silva, and suffered a shutout loss to Lancaster 8-0. Silva struck out 10 in 7 innings, giving up only 4 hits and 2 walks. San Jose's hitters only managed 2 more hits while striking out 3 more times in the last two innings against the Lancaster bullpen. Both Fred Lewis and Eddy Martinez-Esteve managed 2 hits in 4 at bats, while Nate Schierholtz and Brian Buscher picked up the other 2.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Garrett Broshuis: GS L(2-3), 6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR, 7.30 ERA
  • Josh Cram: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 5.68 ERA
  • Fred Lewis: 2-4, 2 K, .296
  • Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 2-4, .406
  • Nate Schierholtz: 1-4, 1 .287
  • Brian Buscher: 1-4, 1 K, .294
  • Anthony LaBarbera: 0-4, 3 K, .308
  • Travis Ishikawa: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K, .238

    HAGERSTOWN:
    Hagerstown 3, Lake County 2 (12)

    GAME NOTES: Timothy Hutting came through late, knocking in Aaron Hornostaj in the 12th inning to propel the Suns to a rare win. Honostaj led off the 12th with a walk, and after Kyle Bone was unable to bunt him over, Jesse Schmidt got Hornostaj to 2nd by being hit by a pitch before Hutting's game winning single. Omar Anez had a great start for the Suns, going 6 innings and giving up only 2 unearned runs. Aaron Sobieraj, Sean Martin and Tim Alvarez put up 6 innings of hitless and scoreless relief, allowing 6 walks combined while striking out 5.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Omar Anez: GS, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 4.76 ERA
  • Aaron Sobieraj: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 0 SO, 5.21 ERA
  • Sean Martin: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3.83 ERA
  • Tim Alvarez: W(4-8) 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R 2 BB, 2 SO, 3.95 ERA
  • Timothy Hutting: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .245 J
  • ason Columbus: 2-5, .283
  • Aaron Hornostaj: 2-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, .250
  • Kyle Bone: 1-3, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K, .250
  • Jesse Schmidt: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB, .267

    SALEM-KEIZER:
    Spokane 14, Salem-Keizer 5

    GAME NOTES: Salem-Keizer's pitchers were unable to hold back a deluge of runs by Spokane and lost big, 14-5. Jesus Reina started the game, and gave up 4 runs in 4.1 innings, but the big splash was made by Michael Kunes, who gave up 7 runs in 2.2 innings.

    NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Jesus Reina: GS, 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR, 4.59 ERA
  • Chase Smith: L (5-4), 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 2.37 ERA
  • Michael Kunes: 2.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR, 5.14 ERA
  • Matt Minor: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0.71 ERA
  • Jeff Palumbo: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 BB, .286
  • Todd Jennings: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .269
  • Clay Timpner: 2-5, 1 R, .295
  • Maximo Felix: 2-4, 1 R, .231
  • Will Thompson: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, .298
  • John Bowker: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, .321
  • Brian Horwitz: 0-5, 1 RBI, .338



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