Minor League Notebook: July 11th

Well, San Jose won. And....everyone else didn't play. I guess even minor leaguers like to watch the MLB All-Star game. But hey, there was action in SJ. How about a pitcher going 6 shutout innings and striking out 11 in only his 3rd start of the year? Or the benches clearing over a play involving Kevin Frandsen, the Giant getting some extra playing time in SJ? Just Another Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA) - All-Star Break

Connecticut Defenders (AA) - All Star Break

San Jose Giants (High-A) - San Jose 6, Bakersfield 0

3B Julio Cordido - 3-4, 1 2B (13), 1 RBI, 1 CS (1), .292
LF Michael Wagner - 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR (5), 1 RBI, 2 SO, 1 CS (1), .268
SS Kevin Frandsen - 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 HBP, .429
C Steve Holm - 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B (6), 1 BB, .246
1B Pat Dobson - 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HBP, .243
SP Darren Sack - 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 SO, 0.45; W, 4-0
RP Nathan Pendley - 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1.95; S, 1

The story of the day was Sack, who was dominant in his 3rd start (14th appearance) of the year. Sack didn't allow a hit until there were 2 outs in the third, kept his walks down (he had walked batters at a rate of 1 every 2 innings until this start), and struck out 11 in just 6 innings as he mastered the Blaze. Pendley wasn't bad either in relief. There was a scrum at the end of the game, after Blaze LF Ben Harrison slid out of the basepath at Frandsen to try and break up a double play. The benches cleared, but nothing happened outside of some shoving. Frandsen and Dobson were both hit by pitches (apparently unintentionally), but Dobson had some words with Bakersfield players after his plunking, and went in hard (but legally) to break up a double play on the next play. There are two more games in this series on Wednesday and Thursday nights, and they could be contentious.

Notes: San Jose is 13-6, and have put some distance between them and 2nd place Visalia in the North division. Visalia now sits 1.5 games back after being tied just a couple of days ago.

Augusta GreenJackets (Low-A) - No Game Scheduled

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-A) - No Game Scheduled

AZL Giants (Rookie) - No Game Scheduled

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