Minor League Notebook - May 25th-31st, 2005

Due to technical difficulties, we have unfortunately been unable to post our notebooks, and we apologize. So now, you get a whole week of minor league action to go over! Check out the last appearance of an SF fan favorite! A couple of future Aces going head to head! San Jose's run of scoring 66 runs in 5 games! And a game that got so bad, a position player came into pitch...and was one of the better pitchers! It's a whole lotta days in the Minors!

May 26th:
Fresno Grizzlies (AAA):
Fresno 8, Omaha 4
WP: Patrick Misch (1-4, 5.84)
LP: C. George (3-3, 5.68)
3 Homers helped Patrick Misch pick up his first victory of the year. Yamid Haad, Julio Ramierez and Jed Hansen all hit home runs, and Todd Linden went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Misch only went 5 innings, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits and a walk, but got his first win in 5 decisions. Jack Taschner and Steven Randolph continued dominant stints in the bullpen, each pitching scoreless innings, and Taschner struck out the side in the 9th.

Notable Performances:
Mickey Lopez: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 BB, .257
Todd Linden: 2-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, .305
Yamid Haad: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .264
Jed Hansen: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, .200
Patrick Misch: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR, 5.84
Steven Randolph: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0.98 ERA
Jack Taschner: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0.42 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): Norwich 7, Altoona 4
WP: B. Burres (2-1, 2.51)
LP: T. Gorzelanny (2-1, 2.25)
SV: A. Simon (3)
Strong starting and closing pitching helped prop up a weak middle relief effort in Norwich’s win. Starter Brian Burres went 6 innings, giving up a run on just 3 hits and 2 walks, and Alfredo Simon went 1.1 innings to get his third save, giving up just 2 walks. Julio Cordido picked up 4 RBI on a 3 for 5 day that included a solo shot home run in the 7th inning.

Notable Performances:
Julio Cordido: 3-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, .262
Tyler Von Schell: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB, .235
Brian Burres: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2.51 ERA
Alfredo Simon: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 SO, 5.18 ERA

San Jose Giants (High-A): San Jose 9, Bakersfield 3
WP: G. Broshuis (5-4, 6.02)
LP: E. Volquez (4-4, 4.45)
San Jose exploded for 4 runs in the ninth inning to turn what could’ve been a close game into a blowout. Up 5-2, Kevin Frandsen doubled and Eliezer Alfonzo walked, setting up Jake Wald’s one out double to score Frandsen. Clay Timpner scored Alfonzo and Wald on an error, and after a single by Todd Jennings advanced Timpner to third, Eddy Martinez-Esteve singled to score him. The runs insured a victory for Garrett Broshuis, his 5th despite posting a 6.02 ERA this season.

Notable Performances:
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .355
Kevin Frandsen: 1-3, 2 R, 1 2B, .292
Travis Ishikawa: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .283
Garrett Broshuis: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 6.02 ERA
Joe Bateman: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2.10 ERA
Justin Hedrick: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 4.12 ERA

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Greenville 11, Augusta 4
WP: S. Shoemaker (4-2, 3.38)
LP: J. Odom (1-1, 4.91)
Greenville exploded in the early innings, pegging 4 runs on starter John Odom, who only went 1.1 innings, and then hitting reliever Brian Stirm for 5 over 2.2 innings. Jonathan Armitage put up a 3 run home run for Augusta in the 4th, but it wasn’t nearly enough.

Notable Performances:
Brian Horwiz: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .368
Marcus Sanders: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SO, .300
Brian Armitage: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 SO, .239
John Odom: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 4.91 ERA

May 27th:
Fresno Grizzlies (AAA):
Tacoma 8, Fresno 2
WP: C. Baek (4-1, 3.31)
LP; B. Cooper (3-6, 4.71)
Two Fresno pitchers continued to struggle in today’s loss. Brian Cooper gave up 5 runs in 6 innings to take his 6th loss of the year, and Kevin Correia gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, through 2 innings. Mike Cervenak and Jed Hansen each hit solo home runs in the 9th inning to avoid the shutout, but it fell far short of a comeback.

Notable Performances:
Mike Cervenak: 3-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .275
Jed Hansen: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .203
Brian Cooper: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 2 HR, 4.71 ERA
Kevin Correia: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 6.08 ERA
Steven Randolph: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0.93 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): Norwich 4, Portland 1 (6 innings)
WP: M. Valdez (3-2, 2.79)
LP: K. Gabbard (4-3, 4.47)
Rain shortened the game in Norwich, but the way Merkin Valdez was pitching, it probably didn’t matter. Valdez went all 6 innings, giving up just 1 run on 5 hits and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts. Dan Ortmeier hit his 6th home run of the year, a 2 run shot in the 3rd, and Fred Lewis hit his 2nd, also a 2 run shot that came in the 2nd inning, in support of the Navigators.

Notable Performances:
Dan Ortmeier: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .257
Fred Lewis: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .220
Merkin Valdez: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 2.79 ERA

San Jose Giants (High-A): San Jose 10, Visalia 8
WP: J. Floyd (5-1, 3.10)
LP: J. Little (4-4, 6.45)
SV: J. Hedrick (8)
San Jose had another day of big offense, and needed every run of it in a 10-8 scorefest. The Giants pounded out 17 hits, with Eliezer Alfonzo and Todd Jennings each collecting 3 hits. Alfonzo hit 2 home runs and 4 RBI as part of his day. Meanwhile, Jess Floyd gave up 4 runs in 5 innings, but only 2 of them were earned. He gave up 4 hits and 3 walks and struck out 9.

Notable Performances:
Eliezer Alfonzo: 3-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, .346
Todd Jennings: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E, .295
Kevin Frandsen: 2-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, .295
Jesse Floyd: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 9 SO, 3.10 ERA
Justin Hedrick: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 4.35 ERA

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Augusta 11, Greenville 4
WP: Caleb Salankey (5-3, 3.03)
LP: A. Dobies (5-2, 3.25)
A day after being beaten 11-4, Augusta turned around and laid that score on the Bombers, mostly thanks to a 6 run 6th inning. Greenville had just tied the game at 3 and gotten two outs with Jason Columbus at first in the bottom half of the inning, but Dayton Buller doubled to score Columbus. Lisandro Disla and Alex Requena had back to back singles to lead to another run, and an error on Marcus Sander’s ground ball to short led to another run. Michael Wagner walked to load the bases, and Brian Horwitz got two of them home with a single. Sanders ended the day with 3 doubles on a 3 for 4 day, and a stolen base.

Notable Performances:
Marcus Sanders: 3-4, 3 R, 3 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, .310
Brian Horwitz: 2-5, 3 RBI, 1 SO, 1 E, .369
Alex Requena: 2-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 SO, 1 SB, .255
Dayton Buller: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .226
Osiris Matos: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 3.95 ERA
Caleb Salankey: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 3.03 ERA

May 28th
Fresno Grizzlies (AAA):
Fresno 9, Tacoma 2
WP: Jesse Foppert (3-1, 4.85)
LP: A. Lorraine (2-4, 6.18)
Jesse Foppert continued his recovery and road back to the majors, picking up a win with a solid 6 inning outing, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. Meanwhile, Todd Linden continued to look like he’s ready for the bigs with a 2 for 3 day, a double, homer and sacrifice fly, and 3 RBI. And, a couple of relievers who may find themselves in the bigs (one back in them) also had good outings, with Jeremy Accardo and Jack Taschner each pitching scoreless outings.

Notable Performances:
Todd Linden: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, .310
Jed Hansen: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .231
Mike Cervenak: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, .281
Mickey Lopez: 2-4, 3 R, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 SB, .262
Jesse Foppert: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 4.85 ERA
Jeremy Accardo: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0.00 ERA
Jack Taschner: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0.40 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): Portland 12, Norwich 3 (8 innings)
WP: J. Lester (2-1, 3.44)
LP: J. Garcia (3-5, 4.79)
Another rain shortened game for Norwich, although this one’s outcome also appeared to be in little doubt. Starter James Garcia gave up 4 home runs in 4.1 innings, leading to 5 runs. Reliever Alberto Montes didn’t help, going only an inning yet giving up 6 runs, all earned, on 4 hits and 3 walks. The lone bright spot for Norwich was Dan Ortmeier’s 2 for 2 day, and Carlos Valderrama’s 2 run homer in the 4th inning.

Notable Performances:
Dan Ortmeier: 2-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .272
Carlos Valderrama: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 SO, .318
Jame Garcia: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 4 HR, 4.79 ERA
Alberto Montes: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 10.22 ERA

San Jose Giants (High-A): San Jose 11, Visalia 1
WP: S. Song (3-1, 1.80)
LP: M. Prochaska (2-5, 6.33 ERA)
Another big day for San Jose’s offense, but this time it wasn’t all needed. Seung Song gave up his first run in his first 3 starts since coming to San Jose, but was still very effective, giving up 5 hits and a walk while striking out 7 in 5 innings. Kevin Frandsen hit 2 doubles and was 3 for 4 overall, and Nate Schierholtz hit his 4th home run of the season.

Notable Performances:
Nate Schierholtz: 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .291
Kevin Frandsen: 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 CS, 1 PO, .305
Eliezer Alfonzo: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO, .350
Guillermo Rodriguez: 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, .205
Jake Wald: 2-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .294
Travis Ishikawa: 2-4, 2 R, .289
Seung Song: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR, 1.80 ERA

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Greenville 6, Augusta 5 (11)
WP: J. Delgado (3-2, 3.86)
LP: B. Stirm (3-1, 2.84)
SV: H. Garcia (4)
Brian Stirm took the loss, giving up a run on 2 doubles in the top of the 11th inning today. Brian Horwitz had a 2 RBI single in the 7th inning to tie the game, and they took a 1 run lead in the 8th on Alex Requena’s RBI single, but Greenville tied it in the 9th to go to extra frames on Brian Wilson, who blew his 5th save despite having only a 0.83 ERA.

Notable Performances:
Michael Wagner: 2-5, 2 2B, 1 SO, .297
Simon Klink: 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, .275
Brian Horwitz: 1-6, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .361
Darren Sack: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 5.36 ERA
Brian Wilson: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, BS, 0.83 ERA

May 29th
Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Fresno 5, Tacoma 2
WP: B. Villafuerte (2-0, 3.86)
LP: M. Kida (0-2, 4.42)
It was a matchup of two of the most highly touted pitching prospects in baseball in Fresno today, with Matt Cain going against Feliz Hernandez. Though neither factored in the decision, they lived up to expectations. Cain went 5 shutout innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 walks while striking out 4. Hernandez gave up 2 runs in 5 innings, on 4 hits and 5 walks with 4 strikeouts. Though Tacoma tied it late, a Mickey Lopez 3 run homer in the bottom of the ninth sealed the victory for the Grizzlies.

Notable Performances:
Mickey Lopez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, .263
Adam Shabala: 2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB, .276
Mike Cervenak: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .287
Matt Cain: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 SO, 2.98 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): Norwich 9, Portland 6 (7 Innings)
WP: O. Montero (1-1, 2.63)
LP: D. Pahucki (3-1, 7.31)
SV: W. Sadler (3)
Catcher Chris Curry had a breakout, going 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI to raise his average to just .176 and help lead the Navigators to a win. Dan Ortmeier also got 2 doubles on a 2 for 3 day, scoring 3 runs. Anthony Pannone only went 2 innings in the rain shortened game, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits.

Notable Performances:
Chris Curry: 3-3, 1 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, .176
Dan Ortmeier: 2-3, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 BB, .278
Brian Buscher: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, .262
Anthony Pannonne: 2.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3.43 ERA

San Jose Giants (High-A): San Jose 18, Visalia 7
WP: J. Serrato (1-0, 3.45)
LP: J. Kranawetter (1-4, 5.90)
San Jose continued it’s ridiculous run of offense, now having score 48 runs over the last 4 games. Eliezer Alfonzo continued to rip California League pitching, going 3 for 6 with 2 doubles and his 11th home run, while Eddy Martinez-Esteve went 2 for 5 with his 9th home run of the season. Jake Wald added a homer as well. The offense benefited Juan Serrato, who got the win despite giving up 5 runs on 6 hits and 6 walks in 5 innings.

Notable Performances:
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, .350
Eliezer Alfonzo: 3-6, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .356
Nate Schierholtz: 3-5, .300
Clay Timpner: 3-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, .282
Jake Wald: 1-2, 3 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, .299
Juan Serrato: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR, 3.45
Joe Bateman: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, H, 1.98 ERA
Justin Hedrick: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 4.15 ERA

Augusta GreenJackets: Augusta 14, Greenville 2
WP: M. Musgrave (2-2, 3.92)
LP: M. Goodson (2-4, 4.20)
Perhaps getting jealous of all the offense that San Jose was putting up, Augusta put up 14 runs of it’s own. Michael Wagner went 3 for 5 and scored 3 runs, and Brad Vericker hit his 4th home run of the year, a 3 run shot. Marcus Sanders went 2 for 5 with a stolen base. Mike Musgrave went 7 innings in the start, and gave up 2 runs on 7 hits and a walk.

Notable Performances:
Marcus Sanders: 2-5, 2 R, 1 SO, 1 SB, .306
Simon Klink: 2-2, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .283
Michael Wagner: 3-5, 2 R, .316
Brad Vericker: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SO, .256
Mike Musgrave: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3.92 ERA

May 30th:
Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Tacoma 10, Fresno 6
WP: J. Campillo (3-1, 2.68)
LP: M. Kinney (0-1, 6.75)
The Grizzlies waited just a little too long to start a comeback, but they at least pushed what was a 10-0 blowout into a save situation against the Rainers. However, the Rainers got the save. Matt Kinney, who had posted a 2.10 ERA and a 3-0 record in 5 starts at San Jose after extended Spring Training didn’t do so well in AAA, giving up 3 runs in 4 innings. Kevin Correia also suffered another terrible outing, giving up 1 hit and 3 walks without recording an out, and all of them scored leading to Tacoma’s 5 run 7th inning. Tony Torcato had a 3 run homer in the 8th, his first of the year, as part of Fresno’s comeback.

Notable Performances:
Mickey Lopez: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .272
Doug Clark: 3-5, 1 SO, .267
Tony Torcato: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .182
Todd Linden: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 SO, .300
Matt Kinney: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 6.75 ERA
Stephen Randolph: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 1.69 ERA
Kevin Correia: 0.0 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR, 7.61
Jeremy Accardo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0.00 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): Portland 14, Norwich 2
WP: D. Pauley (2-1, 3.08)
LP: B. Mazone (1-3, 4.95)
Norwich pitching got blasted once again, so badly a position player came in to pitch…and was one of the better pitchers! Starter Brian Mazone giving up 6 runs in 2.2 inning. Luke Anderson was able to put up 3.1 IP without allowing any runs, but things got bad. Anthony Labarbera, who hit a home run, hurt the team with 2 errors in the 8th inning, leading to 5 unearned runs scored off of Anthony Moreno. After going through 5 pitchers, the Navigators put in third baseman Julio Cordido to pitch the ninth, and though he allowed a hit and 2 walks, he got through the inning without allowing any runs, the only pitcher other than Anderson to do it.

Notable Performances:
Anthony Labarbera: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 E, .247
Julio Cordido: 0-3, 1 E, .260; 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO, 0.00 ERA
Brian Mazone: 2.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 4.95 ERA
Erick Threets: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 4.94 ERA

San Jose Giants (High-A): San Jose 16, Bakersfield 2 (Game 1)
WP: G. Martinez (1-0, 3.60)
LP: R. Wing (1-3, 6.37)
San Jose 3, Bakersfield 1 (Game 2)
WP: B. McNiven (4-0, 3.03)
LP: C. Smith (1-1, 3.90)
SV: J. Hedrick (9)
San Jose’s incredible streak of scoring in double digits came to an end, but they managed to get one more game into the streak, making it 4, before a 3-1 pitcher’s duel ended the offense. Game 1 was led off by the Giants sending 13 batters to the plate in the first inning, including Jake Wald’s 3 run homer. The offense was also led by Travis Ishikawa, who went 3 for 3 with a triple, homer, and 5 RBI. Eliezer Alfonzo also had a home run and scored 3 runs total, and Nate Schierholtz was 2-4, all in support of Gregorio Martinez’s first appearance of the year. Jesus Reina returned from the DL and allowed just a hit in the final 2 innings. Game 2’s less offensive affair was highlighted by Eddy Martinez-Esteve going 2 for 2 with 2 doubles and knocking in all 3 San Jose runs. Brooks McNiven got the win, with Joe Bateman getting a hold and Justin Hedrick picking up a save.

Notable Performances – Game 1:
Travis Ishikawa: 3-3, 3 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, .296
Eliezer Alfonzo: 2-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, .360
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .353
Nate Schierholtz: 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .305
Jake Wald: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SO, .297
Gregorio Martinez: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3.60 ERA
Jesus Reina: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3.25 ERA
Game 2:
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 2-2, 2 2B, 3 RBI, .360
John Bowker: 1-1, 2 R, 2 BB, .219
Nate Schierholtz: 1-3, 1 SO, .305
Brooks McNiven: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3.03 ERA
Joe Batman: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, H, 1.96 ERA
Justin Hedrick: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP, 3.97 ERA

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Postponed

May 31st:
Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Fresno 9, Tucson 5
WP: P. Misch (2-4, 5.95)
LP: M. Freed (4-3, 4.75)
After taking nearly the better part of 2 months to get his first win at AAA, Patrick Misch is on a roll. Misch threw his longest outing of the year, 6.2 innings, and was tagged for 5 runs on 8 hits, but he still got the win. Angel Shavez had a 3 run homer for the Grizzlies, and Todd Linden hit his 14th homer of the year in the 5th. And lefty Jack Taschner continued his dominance of the PCL in relief, pitching a scoreless 9th inning and now having given up only 1 run over 23.1 innings in 21 games, with an ERA of 0.39.

Notable Performances:
Todd Linden: 3-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .308
Tony Torcato: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 SB, .204
Justin Knoedler: 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 E, .270
Angel Chavez: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SO, .333
Patrick Misch: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR, 1 HBP, 5.95 ERA
Jack Taschner: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0.39 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): New Britain 4, Norwich 2
WP: F. Liriano (2-5, 3.43 ERA)
LP: B. Burres (2-2, 2.34 ERA)
SV: P. Neshek
Former Giant prospect Francisco Liriano, traded away in the A.J. Pierzynski deal, got his first win since the first week of April against the Navigators. Liriano only allowed 1 run in 6.2 innings, striking out 9. Brian Burres didn’t do so badly either, only allowing 1 earned run, but Tim Hutting’s error allowed 3 unearned runs to give Burres the loss. Carlos Valderrama went 2-3 and got both Norwich RBI.

Notable Performances:
Carlos Valderrama: 2-3, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .311
Anthony Labarbera: 3-4, .259
Dan Ortmeier: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 SO, .279
Brian Burres: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR, 2.34

San Jose Giants (High-A): Bakersfield 7, San Jose 2
WP: E. Volquez (5-4, 4.19)
LP: G. Broshuis (5-5, 6.07)
Perhaps tired out by the offense of late, San Jose was unable to capitalize on their 10 hits and only scored 2 runs. Derin McMains went 3 for 4 picking up 1 RBI, and Nate Schierholtz went 2-4 to get the other one. The Giants had no extra base hits. Meanwhile, Garret Broshuis gave up 5 runs on 12 hits through 7 innings, and struck out 8 while walking none.

Notable Performances:
Derin McMains: 3-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, .625
Nate Schierholtz: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .309
Kevin Frandsen (Playing SS): 1-4, 1 SO, .304
Garrett Broshuis: 7.0 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, 2 HR, 6.07 ERA

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Postponed


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