Minor League Notebook: May 2nd

San Jose must not have gotten the memo: YESTERDAY was supposed to be the day you got 2-hit, after both Connecticut and Augusta suffered that fate. Connecticut gets washed out, but Michael Mooney leads the Augusta effort into a shutout bid, and Fresno gets a bigtime start from a reliever. It's Just Another Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA) - Fresno 5, Tucson 2

CF Dan Ortmeier - 2-3, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, .273
LF Fred Lewis - 1-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, .339
3B Adam Shabala - 1-3, 1 BB, 1 SO, .413
1B Chad Santos - 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .215
SP Michael Tejera - 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 2.79 ERA
RP Erick Threets - 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 3.46 ERA
RP Jack Taschner - 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3.00 ERA

Fresno got a great start from Tejera, who got his 3rd win of the season while making his first start. Tejera made only 2 starts in 2005, and 22 starts between the minors and majors in 2004. Tejera also went 2 for 3 with a run scored at the plate. Taschner also picked up the save, his first in Fresno this year, pitching his 3rd straight scoreless appearance out of 6 total since his demotion. Santos hit his 6th home run of the season in the 3rd inning, a 2 run shot. Ortmeier was the only Fresno hitter aside from Tejera to get more than one hit, and one was his 1st triple of the year.

Connecticut Defenders (AA) - Postponed due to rain

No makeup date was announced.

San Jose Giants (High-A) - Visalia 5, San Jose 2

LF John Bowker - 1-4, 1 R, 3 SO, .253
3B Julio Cordido - 1-3, .302
SS Marcus Sanders - 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, .187
RF Brian Horwitz - 0-4, .349
SP Gregorio Martinez - 5.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 2.50 ERA
RP Darren Sack - 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO, 0.00 ERA
RP Thomas King - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1.88 ERA

San Jose's offense disappeared a day late compared to the rest of the farm system, getting held to one hit by Visalia's SP Christopher Mason through 8 innings and getting one more against reliever Richard De Los Santos in the 9th. Martinez suffered the loss, with his ERA shooting to 2.50 after it came into the day at 0.69. RF Brian Horwitz had his 15 game hitting streak ended, and his batting average fell to .349.

Augusta GreenJackets (Low-A) - Augusta 7, Columbus 0

RF Michael Mooney - 3-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB, .282
1B Pablo Sandoval - 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 SO, .238
DH Jose Yens - 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .247
3B Anthony Contreras - 1-4, 1 R, 1 SO, .389
SS Eugenio Velez - 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, .317
SP Ryan Shaver - 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO, 2.96 ERA
RP Wayne Foltin - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1.93 ERA

A day after the GreenJackets were limited to 2 hits against the Braves, they managed a big shutout against the Catfish. Mooney powered the team, and was the only player with more than 1 hit, netting both his first triple of the year and his second home run. Mooney also got his 6th stolen base of the year, stealing third in the 2nd inning. Ryan Shaver picked up the victory, throwing 7 shutout innings and lowering his ERA to 2.96 from 3.98.


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