Minor League Notebook: May 17th

The rain's done in Connecticut, which means it's time to play! And play they did...for 14 innings! Might take some bats some time to wake up, though. Meanwhile, San Jose takes a while, but they win again, and Augusta gets a big inning of their own. Just Another Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA) - No Game Scheduled

Connecticut Defenders (AA) - Binghamton 2, Connecticut 1 (14 Innings)

RF Nate Schierholtz - 1-5, 1 2B (9), 1 BB, 1 SO, .268
C Eliezer Alfonzo - 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B (2), 1 BB, .400
3B Brian Buscher - 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 SF, .231
1B Travis Ishikawa - 0-5, 1 BB, 1 SO, .235
SP Chris Begg - 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP, 2.96
RP Billy Sadler - 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 2.20
RP Jonathan Sanchez - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1.24
RP Joe Bateman - 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 5.87; L, 3-2

Connecticut played its first game in 4 days, and they went extras in it, finally falling after a few good pitching performances. Buscher hit a sacrifice fly in the 4th to score Connecticut's only run, but Begg gave up a home run in the 5th to tie it up. In the 4th, Bateman gave up a one out double, a walk and a single in succession to give up the winning run.

San Jose Giants (High-A) - San Jose 6, Rancho Cucamonga 4

SS Marcus Sanders - 2-5, 2 SB (14), .207
3B Simon Klink - 2-4, 1 R, 2 2B (4), 1 BB, .252
1B Julio Cordido - 2-4, 1 2B (4), 1 RBI,2 CS (2), 1 HBP, .265
RF Brian Horwitz - 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO, .326
CF Joey Dyche - 1-5, 1 RBI, 2 SO, 2 SB (10), .258
LF John Bowker - 1-5, .250
SP Nick Pereira - 6.0 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1.50
RP Brooks McNiven - 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2.01; W, 2-1
RP Brian Anderson - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 1.42; S, 10

A 3 run rally in the 9th broke a tie to give San Jose their 7th win. The Giants got 2 walks and a single to load the bases, and Wagner singled home one run to break the tie, but a second runner was out at the plate. However, an error provided two more runs that were much needed. The win overshadowed Pereira's weakest start of the season. However, most starters would love to have a bad outing that skyrocket's the ERA to all of 1.50.

Augusta GreenJackets (Low-A) - Augusta 5, West Virginia 3

LF Ben Copeland - 4-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 CS (6), .289
RF Michael Mooney - 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR (4), 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO, .305
SS Eugenio Velez - 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B (11), 2 BB, 1 SB (14), .298
2B Kyle Haines - 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, .244
1B Pablo Sandoval - 1-5, 1 2B (8), 1 RBI, .263
3B Anthony Contreras - 1-5, 1 SO, .365
SP Ryan Shaver - 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO, 2.78; W, 3-2
RP David Quinowski - 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 2.25; H, 4
RP Wayne Foltin - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2.20; S, 4

A 3 run 6th inning keyed Augusta's win on Wednesday. Velez collected a leadoff walk and stole 2nd, going to third on a throwing error, and Haines singled him in. Richardson bunt singled and Copeland had one of his 4 hits to score Haines. Richardson evenutally came in on a Sandoval groundout.



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