Minor League Notebook: June 14th

A rough day for a few hurlers and bad defense to boot prove to be the downfall for Fresno and San Jose. Connecticut can't buy a win these days, and Augusta pitchers continue their hot streak as they split a doubleheader. Just Another Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA) – Salt Lake City 15, Fresno 4

RF Todd Linden – 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B (3), 2 BB, .245
SS Jose Flores – 0-5, 1 RBI (5), 1 E .281
CF Dan Ortmeier- 1-4, 1 SB (5), 1 E (3), .260
2B Kevin Frandsen- 2-5, 1 RBI (8), 1 CS (3), 1 E (6), .328
RF Adam Shabala- 0-3, .298
C Justin Knoedler- 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B (3), 1 E (2), .216
LF Fred Lewis- 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B (11), 1 3B (5), 1 RBI (25), 1 SO, .277
SP Jeff Petersen– 2.2IP, 9 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 WP, 8.36; L, 2-4
RP Brandon Villafuerte – 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 4.36
RP Carlos Hines - 1.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3.71
RP Guillermo Rodriguez 1 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0.00

Starter Jeff Peterson was rocked for 10 runs on nine hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched as Salt Lake City blasted Fresno 15-4. Fred Lewis had two hits including his fifth triple of the year to lead off the game, and a RBI double in the second. Kevin Frandsen also had two hits and an RBI. The Fresno's defense committed five errors on the night.

Notes: Fresno (27-39), has lost two in a row and with the latest loss are now 14 games behind first place Tucson. The Grizzles are now (13-22) on the road this season. Fresno will take on Salt Lake City at 7pm tonight in the final game of the series.

Connecticut Defenders (AA) - Akron 6, Connecticut 4

LF Alex Requena- 2-4, 1 RBI (2), CS (2), PO, .212
CF Clay Timpner - 2-4, 1 R, .244
1B Brian Horwitz- 1-4, 2 RBI (2), .250
2B Aaron Sisk- 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR (7), 1 RBI (19), 1 SO, .206
C Brian Munhall- 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B (5), 2 PB (3), .235
SP Garrett Broshuis – 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO, 5.16; L, 2-4
RP RD Spiehs - 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3.63
RP Scott Munter - 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1R, 1ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 2.70
RP Jason Waddell- 1.0 IP 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 3.43

Connecticut starter Garrett Broshius was roughed up surrendering five runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 as the Defenders lost to Akron 6-4. Second baseman Aaron Sisk smacked his seventh homerun of the year, a solo shot in the fourth inning. Brian Horwitz hit a two-run single in the third and Alex Requena added an RBI groundout as well. Reliever Scott Munter allowed a run on two hits in his two innings of work.

Notes: Connecticut (28-34), has lost six consecutive games and 11 of their last 12. They are now 10 games behind the first place Portland Sea Dogs. The Defenders will wrap up their series with Akron today @ 3:35pm.

San Jose Giants (High-A) – Inland Empire 10, San Jose 1

SS Marcus Sanders – 1-4, 1 SB (23), 1 E (19), .217
2B Mark Minicozzi- 2-4, 1 CS (2), 1 E (5), .266
RF John Bowker – 1-4, 2 SO, .255
3B Tim Hutting – 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI (9) .295
1B Julio Cordido - 1-4, 1 R, 2 SO, .269
SP Gregorio Martinez - 5.0 IP, 5H, 6 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 E (2), 1 WP, 1 HR, 4.30; L, 2-4
RP Adam Gardner - 2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP, 5.67
RP Darren Sack - 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR, 1.60

Inland Empire tagged San Jose starter Gregorio Martinez for four runs in the first and never looked back, cruised to a 10-1 victory. Adam Gardner replaced Martinez in the sixth, but didn't provide much relief as her was knocked around for three runs in 2 2/3 innings pitch. San Jose's defense committed three errors in the game.

Notes: Despite the loss, San Jose (39-27), still leads second place Modesto by 4.5 games. San Jose will wrap up its series against Inland Empire today @ 12:45pm.

Augusta GreenJackets (Low-A) - Rome 2, Augusta 0 (Game 1)

3B Anthony Contreras – 0-3, 1 BB, 1 E (9), .326
DH Eugenio Velez - 3-3, .288
RF Michael Mooney – 1-4, 1 SO, 1 SB (16), .300
C Barry Gunther- 1-3, 1 SO, 1 CS, 1 E (2), 1 PO, .248
SP Ronnie Ray - 6 IP,6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO, 2 HR, 4.59; L, 4-5
RP David Quinowski – 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1.63

In the first game of a doubleheader, Rome starting pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes (8-1) threw a complete game shutout limiting Augusta to just six hits while striking out six. Designated Hitter Eugeno Velez went 3-3 for the GreenJackets. Starting pitcher Ronnie Ray tossed six solid innings despite being saddled with the loss. He scattered six hits, allowing one earned run and registering nine punch outs.

Notes: Augusta (36-29) remains in second place five games behind the first place Rome Braves, but their lead for second place is slim as the third place Columbus Catfish are just a half game behind. The GreenJackets are (5-5) in their last 10 games.

Augusta GreenJackets (Low-A) - Augusta 3, Rome 1 (Game 2)

3B Anthony Contreras – 0-3, 1 BB, 1 E (9), .326
DH Eugenio Velez - 2-3, 1 R, 1 3B (9), 1 RBI (30), .294
RF Michael Mooney – 2-3, 1 RBI (33), 1 SO, 1 SB (17), .305
LF Ben Copeland- 1-3, 1 2B (14), 1 RBI (23), .272
1B Pablo Sandoval- 1-3, 1 2B (12), 1 E (13), .256
CF Antoan Richardson- 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 SB (29), .231
SP Dave McKae - 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, , 0.60, W, 2-1
RP Osiris Matos – 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 2.41, SV (4)

Dave McKae (2-1) and Osiris Matos combined to throw a four hitter as Augusta earned a split in the second game of the doubleheader, with a 3-1 victory over Rome. Eugenio Velez, Ben Copeland, and Michael Mooney, each had run-scoring hits in a three-run fifth for the GreenJackets. Matos struck out three batters in his 1.1 innings of work and picked up his fourth save of the season.

Notes: With their victory, Augusta (37-29) moved to within four games of the league leading Braves. The GreenJackets will close out the series with the Braves @ 7:05 EDT on Thursday.



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