Minor League Notebook: June 30th

The All-Star breaks are over, and it's back to baseball! A couple of big time pitching performances, including one from that ace prospect whose name you know, happened Thursday. Also, a 12 inning exciting thriller, a controversial Giant makes a rehab appearance, and a game postponed due to fog! Just another day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Fresno 3, Tucson 1
WP: M. Cain (5-4, 3.95)
LP: B. Murphy (2-4, 4.40)
SV: M. Wylie (1)
Matt Cain may be trying to put his name back in the cap as the big league Giants shuffle their rotation. Cain dominated the Sidewinders, going 6 innings and giving up just 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Offensively, Brian Dallimore got the job done with a 2 run single in the 6th, which was all the Grizzlies would need. Mitch Wylie pitched for the save with former closer Jeremy Accardo called back up to the Giants. LaTroy Hawkins, on a rehab assignment, pitched the 8th scorelessly and gave up just a hit and struck out 1.

Notable Performances:
Brian Dallimore: 1-2, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .271
Jed Hansen: 1-1, 1 RBI, 1 SB, .280
Matt Cain: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 3.95 ERA
LaTroy Hawkins: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0.00 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): Bowie 4, Norwich 0 (Game 1)
WP: C. Morris (5-2, 2.55)
LP: S. Song (0-2, 3.44)
Game 2 Postponed
Seung Song gave up 3 runs in the 1st inning, and gave up 4 overall in 4.1 innings pitched. The Norwich offense did little to help him, getting only 3 hits and 3 walks on the afternoon. The two teams were scheduled to play a double header, but the 2nd game was postponed for a unique reason: Fog. No makeup date was scheduled.

Notable Performances;
Tyler Von Schell: 1-3, 2 SO, .232
Seung Song: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 3.44 ERA
Erick Threets: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 4.71 ERA

San Jose Giants (High-A): San Jose 2, Stockton 1
WP: J. Waddell (1-0, 0.00)
LP: J. Muessig (0-4, 4.71)
Garrett Broshuis put in a bigtime start, but the win escaped him as San Jose scored the winning run late. Groshuis went 7 innings, giving up just 1 run on a home run and 4 hits and 2 walks overall while striking out 9. The Giants got the winning run from Derin McMains on a home run in the 8th.

Notable Performances:
Brian Munhall: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .365
Derin McMains: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .328
Kevin Frandsen: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 SO, .342
Garrett Broshis: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO, 1 HR, 4.91 ERA
Justin Hedrick: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3.86 ERA

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Kannapolis 4, Augusta 3
WP: A. Russell (5-50, 3.90)
LP: C. Salankey (7-4, 3.19)
SV: M. Zaleski (15)
A late rally of 2 runs in the 9th weren’t quite enough for the GreenJackets to salvage a win. Alex Requena tripled in Lisandro Disla, and then came into score on Aarona Hornostaj’s groundout. But Carlos Sosa struck out and Brian Horwitz grounded out to end the game. That left Caleb Salenkey with the loss, having given up 3 runs in 4.2 innings.

Notable Performances:
Alex Requena: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, .256
Lisandro Disla: 2-4, 2 R, 1 E, .209
Caleb Salankey: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 3.19 ERA

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-A): S-K 5, Yakima 4 (12 Innings)
WP: B. Anderson (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
LP: E. Duran (0-1, 6.75 ERA)
It was all about late heroics for the Volcanoes. S-K tied the game with a bases loaded walk in the 8th to Will Thompson, which came after Pablo Sandoval had singled in a run earlier. The game went to extra innings, and S-K gave up a run in the 10th, but Michael Mooney homered in the bottom half of the inning to keep the game going. Finally, in the 12th, Joseph Dyche, Pablo Sandoval and Michael Mooney hit consecutive singles to win the game. Mooney was 4 for 5 on the day, and kept his hot batting average up at .465 since the short season games began.

Notable Performances:
Michael Mooney : 4-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, .465
Will Thompson: 2-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .361
Pablo Sandoval: 2-6, 1 RBI, .341
Jospeh Dyche: 2-5, 1 R, 1 SO, 1 SB, .179
Anthony Contreras: 1-6, 1 R, 1 SO, .357
Taylor Wilding: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1.29 ERA

AZL Giants (Rookie): Padres 3, Giants 2
WP: B. Kintzler (2-0, 2.25)
LP: M. Walk (0.00 ERA)
The Giants tied the game up in the top of the 9th, but gave the game away. John Acha knocked the tying run home in Rich Janeway in the top of the 9th with a groundout, but in the bottom half, Acha had a two base error that let the lead runner on and get to 2nd, and that runner was later singled in.

Notable Performances:
Christopher Stanton: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, .269
John Acha: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 2 SO, 1 E, .190
Manuel Cabez: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 0.00 ERA



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