Minor League Notebook: August 9th

12 strikeouts in 8.1 innings? Nope, it wasn't Matt Cain, but it was another Fresno pitcher. The first place showdown in S-K continues, and the San Jose Giants keep putting the power on. Just another day in the minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Fresno 4, Albuquerque 1 WP: M. Kinney (5-7, 5.63) LP: A. Prieto (6-5, 4.61) SV: J. Fikac (1) Matt Kinney had his best start since moving to AAA, going 8.1 innings and giving up just 1 run on 5 hits and a walk with 12 strikeouts. Todd Linden continued his chase of the Fresno home run record and the PCL MVP award with his league leading 30th home run. Pedro Feliz holds the Fresno club record with 33 hit in 2000. Notable Performances: Todd Linden: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO, .321 Mike Cervenak: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 E, .322 Matt Kinney: 8.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 12 SO, 1 HR, 5.63 ERA Jeremy Fikac: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 5.24 ERA Norwich Navigators (AA): Norwich 8, Binghamton 5 WP: B. Mazone (7-8, 3.80) LP: R. Lopez (2-7, 5.68) SV: A. Simon (13) Starter Brian Mazone gave up 4 runs through 5 innings, but got the win in Norwich's game Tuesday after helping his own cause with a home run and 2 RBI. Fred Lewis and Carlos Valderrama each had their own home runs on the day. Embattled reliever Alfredo Simon picked up the save with 2 innings of work. Notable Performances: Fred Lewis: 1-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB, .271 Carlos Valderrama: 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .302 Kevin Frandsen: 1-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SO, .300 Tyler Von Schell: 3-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, .230 Brian Mazone: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 HR, .200; 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 3.80 ERA Alfredo Simon: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 5.47 ERA San Jose Giants (High-A): Bakersfield 10, San Jose 8 WP: C. Cordeiro (4-3, 3.05) LP: J. Waddell (4-1, 3.04) San Jose got 3 home runs, but could not hold off the Blaze. John Bowker's 1st inning 2 run homer gave the Giants an early lead, but it would not hold. Brian Buscher added a 2 run shot in the 5th, and Todd Jennings had a solo shot in the 7th. But Jesus Reina gave up 6 runs, 4 earned, in just 1.1 innings of work, and Mitch Walk, who relieved him, gave up 2 more in 3.2 innings. Jason Waddell gave up 2 runs in the 9th to give the Blaze the tiebreakers and take the loss. Notable Performances: Clay Timpner: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .294 Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 SO, .328 John Bowker: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO, .269 Brian Buscher: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO, .263 Todd Jennings: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, .289 Jesus Reina: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 1 SO, 5.16 ERA Joe Bateman: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1.71 ERA Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Augusta 6, Columbus 5 WP: B. Stirm (7-5, 3.64) LP: B. Weeden (2-9, 5.48) Brian Stirm gave up a run in the 9th on 1 hit, an error and a sacrifice fly to blow the lead, but Julian Benavidez singled with runners on 2nd and third to win the game for him. Osiris Matos gave up 4 runs in 4 innings in the start. Notable Performances: Julian Benavidez: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .264 Marcus Sanders: 1-2, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 E, .296 Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-A): Vancouver 6, Salem-Keizer 1 WP: T. Shields (3-1, 2.57) LP: D. Griffin (1-1, 3.07) The Volcanoes offensive attack was limited to only 6 hits by the Vancouver pitching on Tuesday. Daniel Griffin had a solid start, giving up 2 runs in 5 innings, but it was enough to get the loss. William Thompson went 1 for 1 with the only RBI in the first before leaving the game early. Notable Performances: Joey Dyche: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB, .293 Michael Mooney: 2-4, 1 BB, .359 William Thompson: 1-1, 1 RBI, .384 Benjamin Copeland: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 SO, .450 Daniel Griffin: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 3.07 ERA AZL Giants (Rookie): No Results Posted



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