Minor League Notebook: August 26th

It's always fun to thump your rivals, holding them to a shutout while you score double digits. Well, Fresno did that, even as two more of their best players were on their way to San Francisco. Meanwhile, San Jose continues it's hot run. Just another day in the minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Fresno 10, Sacramento 0
WP: M. Wylie (3-3, 3.56)
LP: M. Ziegler (5-6, 5.23)
Fresno’s 7 run 2nd inning paced a blowout victory over the rival Rivercats. The rally was powered by back to back homers by Mike Cervenak and Doug DeVore. DeVore went 3 for 5 with a triple and single as well. Mitch Wylie went 7 shutout innings in the start, giving up just 3 hits and striking out 6. Jeremy Fikac went the final 2 inning to seal the shutout.

Notable Performances:
Doug DeVore: 3-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .296
Angel Chavez: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, .283
Mike Cervenak: 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .311
Kevin Frandsen: 1-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 HBP, .353
Jason Ellison: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, .300
Mitch Wylie: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 SO, 3.56 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): New Britain 6, Norwich 3
WP: G. Perkins (4-4, 5.25)
LP: P. Misch (3-2, 3.98)
SV: P. Neshek (23)
Pat Misch gave up AA season highs in runs (6) and hits (12) in Norwich’s loss to New Britain. Misch gave up a walk and 3 home runs as well, while striking out 3 over 7 innings. Tyler Von Schell went 3 for 5 with a double, RBI and run scored.

Notable Performances:
Tyler Von Schell: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .241
Eliezer Alfonzo: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .307
Patrick Misch: 7.0 IP, 12 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3 HR, 3.98 ERA

San Jose Giants (High-A): San Jose 7, Modesto 5
WP: E. Espineli (4-0, 3.02)
LP: T. Santiago (3-7, 5.06)
SV: J. Bateman (20)
Modesto scored all their runs in one batch, but the Giants chipped away for their win. Jesse Floyd gave up 5 runs all in the 3rd inning before being lifted, but the Giant offense would bail him out. Jake Wald went 2 for 3 and scored 3 runs, while Clay Timpner also went 2 for 3 and scored 2 more.

Notable Performances:
Jake Wald: 2-3, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB, .297
Guillermo Rodriguez: 2-4, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 SO, .270
Clay Timpner: 2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, .298
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 1-3, 2 RBI, .319
Jesse Floyd: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 5.35 ERA
Eugene Espineli: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 SO, 3.02 ERA
Joe Bateman: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1.94 ERA

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Rome 11, Augusta 3
WP: M. Harrison (12-6, 3.31)
LP: B. Thurmond (6-7, 4.90)
Rome knocked around Ben Thurmond and Mike Musgrave with the help of 3 Augusta errors to blow out the GreenJackets. Thurmond gave up 6 runs (3 earned) in 2.1 innings, and Musgrave gave up 5 more (4 earned) in 2.2 innings of relief. The good news was that embattled prospect Craig Whitaker went the last three innings without allowing a run.

Notable Performances:
Alex Requena: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO, .260
Marcus Sanders: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 SB, 1 CS, 1 PO, .297
Ben Thurmond: 2.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 4.90 ERA
Craig Whitaker: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 5.02 ERA

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-A): Salem-Keizer 10, Everett 4
WP: S. Romo (6-1, 2.64)
LP: N. Allen (6-4, 4.87)
The Volcanoes slugged their way to a victory, led by a 5 run first inning. Benjamin Copeland, Michael Mooney and Mark Minicozzi led off the game with consecutive singles to load the bases, for Jose Yens to double home 2 runs. Copeland also had a 2 run home run in the 9th. Yens went 4 for 5 with 3 doubles and 3 RBI.

Notable Performances:
Jose Yens: 4-5, 2 R, 3 2B, 3 RBI, 1 CS, .279
Benjamin Copeland: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO, .301
Michael Mooney: 2-6, 1 R, 1 SO, 1 SB, 1 CS, .335
Mark Minicozzi: 2-5, 2 R, 1 SO, .340
Sergio Romo: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 2.64 ERA

AZL Giants (Rookie): No Results Available



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