Minor League Notebook - April 29th, 2005

Jerome Williams made his first start for Fresno against the Dodgers' farm team, Las Vegas, and things didn't go quite as planned. That's how it goes sometimes in the Minors.

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Las Vegas 6, Fresno 1
WP: E. Jackson (2-1)
LP: J. Williams (0-1)
Game Recap:
Jerome Williams made his first start for the Fresno Grizzlies this year, and it didn’t go very well. Williams went 4.1 innings, and gave up 6 runs, 5 earned, on 9 hits and 4 walks, and was able to strike out only two. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies could only manage 3 hits and an unearned run against Edwin Jackson of the ‘51’s.

Notable Performances:
Donaldo Mendez: 1-4, 1 2B, 3 SO, .275
Todd Linden: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 SO, .273
Jerome Williams: 4.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 10.38 ERA
Stephen Randolph: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 SO, 1.86 ERA
Jack Taschner: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0.00 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): Norwich 8, Portland 0
WP: J. Garcia (2-3)
LP: K. Gabbard (3-1)
SV: A. Pannone (1)
Game Recap:
How does one collect a save in an 8 to nothing shutout? You start early, and have your team score a lot of runs late. That’s how Anthony Pannone did it, coming in in the 7th inning with a 4-0 lead, and pitched 3 innings and allowed only 2 hits while Norwich scored 4 late runs to seal the deal. James Garcia started the game, going 5 innings and spread 7 hits and 2 walks to keep Portland, the Eastern League’s top offense, scoreless. Dan Ortmeier powered the offense with a 3-4 day, scoring 2 runs himself and knocking in 2 others.

Notable Performances:
Dan Ortmeier: 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, .256
Tyler Von Schell: 2-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .211
James Garcia: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 5.40 ERA
Brian Burres: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3.60 ERA
Anthony Pannone: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1.32 ERA

San Jose Giants (High-A): San Jose 5, Bakersfield 3
WP: G. Broshuis (3-2)
LP: E. Volquez (2-2)
SV: J. Hedrick (5)
Game Recap:
The Giants peppered Bakersfield to death, never scoring more than a run in an inning, but doing it 5 times to keep the Blaze down. Clay Timpner picked up his 2nd home run of the season, a sixth inning shot to cap off the scoring. Meanwhile, the Giants collected solid pitching from starter Garret Broshuis, who went 5.1 innings for the win, and relievers Joe Bateman and Justin Hedrick.

Notable Performances:
Angel Chavez: 3-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 E, .319
Travis Ishikawa: 2-5, 2 3B, 2 SO, 1 CS, .290
Clay Timpner: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, .224
Kevin Frandsen: 1-3, 2 R, 1 SO, .307
Nate Schierholtz: 1-4, 1 RBI, 2 SO, 1 SB, .300
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, .325

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Augusta 6, Charleston 2
WP: C. Salankey (3-2)
LP: S. Parker (1-1)
Game Recap:
Jonathan Sanchez again put together a solid start, but was unable to pick up a win. Sanchez went 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and a walk while striking out 5 and allowing 2 runs. But it was a couple of late rallies that got Augusta the win. Marcus Sanders led off the 8th with a walk, which a Carlos Sosa single turned into a run. Sosa later scored on a Jonathan Armitage single, and Sosa also had a first inning home run. Augusta then scored another 2 runs in the 9th to seal the game.

Notable Performances:
Marcus Sanders: 2-3, 2 R, 2 BB, .356
Carlos Sosa: 2-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, .301
Simon Klink: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .250
Jonathan Sanchez: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 3.16 ERA
Caleb Salankey: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 4.15 ERA


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