Minor League Notebook: August 11th

Extra inning drama in Fresno...how would they handle going deep into a game without the potential PCL MVP in their lineup? And a prospect gets a grand slam, but I'm not telling you who...yet! Go read about just another day in the minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Albuquerque 5, Fresno 2 (12 Innings)
WP: J. Riedling (2-0, 4.30)
LP: J. Fikac (4-8, 5.18)
The Grizzlies fought the Isotopes to a standstill, but back to back errors to open the 12th by Jeremy Fikac and Brian Munhall led to 3 unearned runs coming in and a Fresno loss. Mike Cervenak and Angel Chavez each hit home runs to get Fresno’s offense going. Todd Linden was taken out in the third after being hit by a pitch in anticipation of a callup to San Francisco.

Notable Performances:
Angel Chavez: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, .278
Mike Cervenak: 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, .320
Mitch Wylie: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 4.10 ERA
Jack Taschner: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1.71 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): Portland 3, Norwich 2
WP: J. Lester (9-5, 2.47)
LP: A. Moreno (0-2, 3.62)
SV: C. Hansen (1)
Norwich was limited to only 4 hits by Portland, one of them a home run by Randy Walter, in Thursday’s loss. Anthony Moreno went 5 innings, giving up 3 runs, 2 earned, on 5 hits and 2 walks.

Notable Performances:
Randy Walter: 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 SO, 1 SB, .296
Anthony Moreno: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 3.62 ERA
Alfredo Simon: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 5.33 ERA

San Jose Giants (High-A): Bakersfield 13, San Jose 10
WP: C. Smith (5-2, 4.27)
LP: J. Serrato (4-6, 6.43)
Bakersfield won Thursday’s slugfest, but a 6 run 9th inning by San Jose made it interesting. Fueled by Travis Ishikawa’s grand slam, San Jose tried to close the gap, but it wouldn’t be enough. Juan Serrato gave up 8 runs, 5 earned, in 3 innings in the start.

Notable Performances:
John Bowker: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .274
Travis Ishikawa: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SO, .285
Brian Buscher: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, .276
Juan Serrato: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 6.43 ERA

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Augusta 4, Columbus 3
WP: S. Martin (5-1, 3.58)
LP: W. Wright (1-5, 1.93)
SV: K. Acosta (1)
Jonathan Sanchez had another solid start, going 4 innings and allowing just 1 run while striking out 7 to help Augusta to a 4-3 win. Kyle Haines went 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Marcus Sanders went 1 for 2 with a walk, run scored, RBI, and a stolen base.

Notable Performances:
Marcus Sanders: 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, .295
Kyle Haines: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .272
Jonathan Sanchez: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 SO, 4.11 ERA
Kelyn Acosta: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1.42 ERA

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-A): Vancouver 3, Salem-Keizer 1 (10 Innings)
WP: D. Acevedo (4-1, 6.59)
LP: B. Millikan (0-3, 4.85)
SV: S. Bryant (3)
Taylor Wilding and Dave McKae combined for allowing only 1 run over 9 innings, but the Volcanoes could not muster any offense of their own, only managing one run on a Mark Minicozzi single after a Michael Mooney triple. In the 10th, Bryan Millikan gave up 2 hits and 2 walks to allow 2 runs for the loss.

Notable Performances:
Michael Mooney: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B, .356
Taylor Wilding: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 5.57 ERA
Dave McKae: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1.85 ERA

AZL Giants (Rookie): Royals 4, Giants 1
WP: P. Raglione (2-2, 5.86)
LP: C. Nieto (2-2, 1.26)
SV: B. Fisher (1)
The rookie offense was limited to just 1 run on the day, while 3 errors led to 3 unearned runs for the Royals. The lone run came in on an error as well, with Sharlon Schoop scoring on an error by the Royals second baseman. Christopher Nieto took the loss, giving up just 2 unearned runs in 4 innings.

Notable Performances:
John Acha: 2-4, .287
Scharlon Schoop: 1-3, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 E, .254
Christopher Nieto: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1.26 ERA
Richard Bauer: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0.00 ERA



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