Minor League Notebook: May 16th

Connecticut got rained out again...geeze. Thank goodness there's a couple of teams in sunny California. Too bad something is always wrong with the Grizzlies. Another blown save, another loss. But San Jose just keeps on winning. Just another day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA) - Oklahoma 4, Fresno 3 (11 Innings)

CF Clay Timpner - 2-4, .278
SS Tomas De La Rosa - 2-5, 1 R, 1 SO, 1 CS (4), 1 PO, .264
DH Adam Shabala - 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B (14), 1 RBI, 1 BB, .355
SP Brian Cooper - 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 4.80
RP Brian Wilson - 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 3.48
RP Merkin Valdez - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 4.67; BS, 3
RP Jack Taschner - 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 4.66
RP Jeff Miller - 0.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR, 3.77; L, 1-2

Fresno fell late to the Redhawks in extra innings, as an unearned run without benefit of a hit blew a lead. Merkin Valdez came in for the save attempt, but gave up a walk to lead off the inning to Adam Hydzu. Hydzu stole second and then went to third on an error with one out, and a sacrifice fly brought him in to tie the game at 3. Rehabbing major leaguer Brian Wilson went two scoreless innings allowing just a walk, while Taschner went 1.1 innings striking out 2. Miller came in with 1 out in the 11th, and gave up a home run to Hyzdu, the first batter he faced, to take the loss.

Connecticut Defenders (AA) - Game Postponed due to rain

No makeup game was scheduled.

San Jose Giants (High-A) - San Jose 7, Rancho Cucamonga 3

DH Carlos Sosa - 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, .500
CF Joey Dyche - 1-4, 2 R, 1 HR (1), 2 RBI, 1 SO, .261
RF Brian Horwitz - 1-4, 2 R, 1 3B (2), 1 BB, .326
LF Mike Wagner - 1-4, 1 BB, .266
1B Julio Cordido - 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, .255
SP Alexander Hinshaw - 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO, 1HR, 2.42; W, 3-0
RP Darren Sack - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0.00
RP Ben Cox - 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2.86
RP Justin Hedrick - 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 WP, 1.40

The Giants just put together more solid hitting throughout the game against the Quakes to win their 6th straight. The Giants scored 2 runs in 3 different innings in a row to take a commanding lead. Dyche's first home run of the year started it off in the third, with Horwitz tripling and scoring later in that inning. 2 runs came in on a 2 out error in the 4th.

Notes: Carlos Sosa made his first appearance on the season. Starting first baseman Pat Dobson was taken out in the 3rd after striking out in his first at bat.

Augusta GreenJackets (Low-A) - West Virgina 4, Augusta 3 (10 Innings)

SS Eugenio Velez - 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B (10), 1 3B (4), 1 RBI, 3 SO, .297
LF Antoan Richardson - 2-3, 1 R, 1 SO, .224
CF Ben Copeland 1-5, .269
RF Michael Mooney - 2-5, 1 SO, 1 E (4), .307
3B Anthony Contreras - 1-4, .373
SP Joseph Martinez - 6.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 3.89
RP Ricky Bauer - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3.48
RP Osiris Matos - 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 3.80; L, 1-2

The GreenJackets weren't able to hold on in the 10th, as Matos started his third inning of pitching. He gave up a single and a double without getting an out in the 10th, after striking out 5 of the previous 7 hitters he'd faced. The GreenJackets had scored 3 solo runs in 3 different innings to tie the game in the 8th, on Velez's one out double.



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