Minor League Notebook - April 30th, 2005

Only rain kept it from being a system-wide sweep for the Giants farm system. One team took 11 innings to win, another team had 12 hits, and a third team features a player with 13 stolen bases (+ 2)...sorry, it was the only 13 I could find! Just another day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Fresno 3, Las Vegas 2 (11)
WP: J. Taschner (1-0)
LP: A. Lopez (0-2)
Game Recap:
Doug Clark not only bookended the game with singles, but also effectively wrote the book with a home run in the middle of the game to highlight an extra innings Grizzlies win. Clark’s RBI single in the 11th to score Donaldo Mendez won the game, and Clark also got a single in the first at bat of the game for the Grizzlies. But his big hit was a 3rd inning solo home run to tie the game at 2. Jeremy Fikac put up a solid start, going 6 innings and giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Jack Taschner got the win in relief, Tony Torcato also made his return to the Grizzlies after clearing waivers from his send-down by the Giants.

Notable Performances:
Doug Clark: 3-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .283
Todd Linden: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, .272
Tony Torcato: 0-4, .000
Jeremy Fikac: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR, 3.18 Era
Kevin Correia: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 3.97 ERA
Jack Taschner: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0.00 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): Postponed due to Rain

San Jose Giants (High-A): San Jose 9, Bakersfield 5
WP: B. McNiven (2-0)
LP: B. Matton (0-1)
Game Recap:
The Giant offense was once again in top gear as San Jose collected 12 hits and 9 runs to beat the blaze. Eddy Martinez-Esteve led the offense with 3 hits in 4 at bats, including a double and a 3 run homer in the 6th inning. Angel Chavez had 2 home runs, and Kevin Frandsen got 2 hits in 4 at bats, and scored 3 of San Jose’s runs, as well as stealing a base. Jesse Floyd had a rough start for San Jose, giving up all the Blaze’s runs, 4 of them earned, on 7 hits. He didn’t walk anyone, though.

Notable Performances:
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, .346
Kevin Frandsen: 2-4, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 SB, .316
Clay Timpner: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 CS, .238
Eliezer Alfonzo: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 SO ,.333
Angel Chavez: 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, .324

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Augusta 8, Greenville 4
WP: S. Martin (1-0)
LP: M. Rozier (0-2)
Game Recap:
A second inning outburst for 4 runs got Augusta started, and put them up for good. After a one out Jonathan Armitage walk, Jake Wald and Simon Klink hit back to back doubles to score 2 runs, and Stephen Holm homered to add two more runs. That gave the offense more than enough to start the game with, but Simon Klink added a 3 run homer in the 3rd to make sure the game was out of reach. Starter Roger Whitaker didn’t last long enough to get the win, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits in 3.1 innings, but Sean Martin got it in relief, giving up 1 run in 3.2 innings. Marcus Sanders had 3 stolen bases to give him 15 on the year, taking the team lead away from Alex Requena, who stole a base to get to 14.

Notable Performances:
Jason Columbus: 3-6, 1 R, 1 SO, .315
Stephen Holm: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .250
Simon Klink: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO, .263
Marcus Sanders: 2-5, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3 SB, .359
Roger Whitaker: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 7.32 ERA
Sean Martin: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 4.30 ERA



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