Minor League Notebook: May 12th

San Jose's ace went today, but Pereira's scoreless streak ended. Still San Jose can win with him on the mound. Fresno gets a star back, but it's not enough. And Augusta puts together some good hitting and pitching. Plus, a rehabbing major leaguer makes his first rehab appearance. Just Another Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA) - New Orleans 3, Fresno 2

SS Kevin Frandsen - 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B (12), 1 SO, 1 HBP, .333
RF Abraham Nunez - 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR (5), 1 RBI, 1 BB, .240
LF Fred Lewis - 0-2, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB (5), 1 CS (1), .298
SP Alfredo Simon - 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP, 5.26; L, 0-4

Simon had a solid start, but the offense failed him. Fresno managed only 3 hits on the day, one of which was a 9th inning home run by Nunez. Frandsen doubled in his first at bat back in Triple-A, and scored later on a sacrifice fly by 1B Jed Hansen.

Notes: Fresno is 14-21, and sunk to 8 games behind Las Vegas in the Pacific South division. Frandsen played in his first Triple-A game since being called up a little over two weeks ago to play for San Francisco.

Connecticut Defenders (AA) - Postponed due to rain

The game will be made up in a double header on Saturday, May 13th.

Notes: Connecticut remained at 20-12, but picked up a half game on 2nd place Portland, who lost and fell to 1.5 games back.

San Jose Giants (High-A) - San Jose 6, Lake Elsinore 3

C Todd Jennings - 2-4, 2 R, 1 SO, 1 SB (1), .283
DH Guillermo Rodriguez - 1-2, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO, .411
CF Pat Dobson - 2-4, 1 SO, 1 SB (8), .259
LF Mike Wagner - 1-2, 1 2B (2), 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, .281
RF Brian Horwitz - 0-4, 2 SO, .342
SS Marcus Sanders - 0-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB (11), .180
SP Nick Pereira - 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 1.07; W, 5-0
RP Brian Wilson - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 9.00; H, 1
RP Brian Anderson - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1.06; S, 8

Pereira had his weakest outing in a while, but that's a pretty low bar. He had a scoreless streak of 19 innings broken by allowing 2 runs on 3 one out singles, a walk and a sacrifice fly. Wilson, rehabbing from San Francisco, came in in the 8th, and gave up a single and a walk to the first two batters he faced. He then gave up a baserunner on an error by 2B Tim Hutting, and surrendered an RBI groundout to allow his run. He got a pop up to left and a strikeout looking to finish his stint.

Notes: San Jose is 22-11, and extended its first place lead over Modesto to 4.5 games in the Northern division. Lake Elsinore fell into a 3 way tie for first in the South, all at 19-15. Wilson's appearance was his first ever in San Jose. He skipped High-A while rising from Augusta to Fresno during 2005.

Augusta GreenJackets (Low-A) - Augusta 4, Greensboro 1

DH Michael Mooney - 3-4, 1 R, .294
LF Ben Copeland - 3-4, 1 3B (3), .240
3B Anthony Contreras - 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B (6), 2 SB, (5), 1 CS (2), .398
CF Antoan Richardson - 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 SF, .228
1B Pablo Sandoval - 0-4, 2 SO, .274
SP Ryan Shaver - 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, 2.68; W, 2-2
RP Sergio Romo - 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1.73; S, 3

Shaver's spectacular start was matched by a few strong offensive performances. The GreenJackets scored 3 runs in the 4th, started by back to back singles by Mooney and Contreras, and two productive outs, an RBI groundout by Velez and a sacrifice fly by Richardson. Augusta got one more run in th 4th, as SS Eugenio Velez and Contreras pulled off a double steal, with Contreras stealing home.

Notes: Augusta is 18-14, and is tied for 3rd in the Southern division iwth Asheville. They are a half game behind 2nd place Charleston and 5 games behind first place Rome.



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