Minor League Notebook: July 16th

Mistakes were made, and hurt the Giants farm system on Sunday. 9 errors paved the way for more than 1 loss throughout the day. But one team comes through, with the bats making up for what the gloves could not do. Just Another (Error-Filled) Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA) - Colorado Springs 8, Fresno 4

LF Fred Lewis - 3-4, 2 R, 1 HR (9), 2 RBI, 1 SO, 1 E (5), .277
RF Jason Ellison - 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B (1), 1 SO, .667
2B Kevin Frandsen - 3-4, 1 RBI, .320
CF Clay Timpner - 2-4, 1 SO, 1 E (2), .283
SP Brian Cooper - 6.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR, 5.55
RP Merkin Valdez - 0.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 6.69
RP Erick Threets - 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP, 3.22

4 Fresno errors helped doom the team on Sunday. 5 earned runs came off of errors by Lewis, Timpner, Mike Cervenak and Jed Hansen, leading Fresno to a loss by 4 runs. Only four hitters on the team shared amongst the 10 hits the Grizzlies had, and they took no walks.

Notes: Fresno is 37-57, and remains mired in last place, 23.5 games behind Tucson for first and 7.5 games behind Las Vegas for third in the 4 team division.

Connecticut Defenders (AA) - Portland 10, Connecticut 1

CF Quincy Foster - 3-5, 1 R, 1 SO, 2 SB (2), .333
2B Derin McMains - 2-4, .235
3B Brian Buscher - 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .283
DH Travis Ishikawa - 0-3, 1 BB, .236
LF Dan Ortmeier - 0-4, 1 SO, .222
SP Geno Espineli - 4.0 IP, 11 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 3.86; L, 5-3
RP Joe Bateman - 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HBP, 4.56
RP Scott Munter - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3.92

Espineli had done very well in his previous 3 starts, so he was given another, but it ended poorly. Espineli gave up 11 hits in 4+ innings, resulting in 9 runs, all earned. That put Fresno down far further than they could come back from, as only 4 players in the lineup collected hits on the day.

Notes: Connecticut is 46-49, and remain in 4th place, 9 games back of Portland. They are only a half game behind Binghamton for third in the 6 team division. The Defenders took 3 of 5 games against first place Portland in this series.

San Jose Giants (High-A) - San Jose 12, Stockton 2

LF Mike Wagner - 4-5, 2 R, 2 HR (7), 5 RBI, .280
1B William Thompson - 2-4, .154
DH Carlos Sosa - 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO, .335
CF Alex Requena - 2-5, 1 R, 1 3B (1), 1 SO, .333
SS Julio Cordido - 1-5, 1 2B (15), 2 RBI, .290
3B Simon Klink - 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B (2), 1 BB, .238
SP Darren Sack - 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 WP, 0.63
RP Thomas King - 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2.75; W, 2-4
RP Justin Hedrick - 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 1.48; H, 12
RP Anthony Pannone - 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0.00

San Jose scored in spurts, but enough spurts to easily take the game against their NorCal rivals. Wagner powered the victory with 2 home runs, a solo shot in the 4th inning and a 3 run home run in the 7th. The team scored 7 runs total in the 7th and 8th to seal the victory late.

Notes: San Jose is 16-8, and pushed their lead over 2nd place Visalia back to 2.5 games.

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

1B Pablo Sandoval - 2-3, 1 2B (14), 1 RBI, 1 CS (4), 1 E (16), .259
3B David Maroul - 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR (10), 1 RBI, .274
RF Michael Mooney - 2-5, 1 E (8), .294
LF-CF Ben Copeland - 0-4, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 E (4), .296
SP Sergio Romo - 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 3.15
RP Kelvim Pichardo - 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0.00
RP David Quinowski - 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1.28; L, 2-2

A mistake filled afternoon in Augusta brought the GreenJackets to another loss. Augusta tied the game in the 8th on a Julian Benavidez single, scoring Maroul, but in extra innings Quinowski gave up a double and a walk to lead off the 10th. A groundout got the runner at 2nd but left them on the corners with 1 out, and that set the stage for an error by Sandoval, the third of the day by the GreenJackets, to allow the winning run to score.

Notes: Augusta is 18-6, and remains in first place ahead of second place Greenville, who sit 2 games back in the Southern Division.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-A) - Tri-City 5, Salem-Keizer 4

CF Michael McBryde - 2-4, 2 2B (5), 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB (7), .301
3B Ryan Rohlinger - 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B (8), .292
SS Emmanuel Burriss - 2-4, 1 SB (14), .260
C Adam Witter - 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B (6), 1 RBI, .301
SP Gib Hobson - 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 3.33
RP Paul Oseguera - 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 E (1), 9.72; BS, 1
RP Eric Stolp - 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HBP, 1.04; L, 0-1
RP Juan Trinidad - 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0.00

The Volcanoes took an early lead of 3-1 after scoring 3 in the 2nd inning, powered by doubles by Rohlinger, Witter and McBryde, but could not hold on. Oseguera gave up 2 runs in the 6th, including an unearned one thanks to an error by Oseguera. That gave Tri-City a 4-3 lead. Bobby Felmy hit a sacrifice fly in the 7th to tie the game up again, but in the 9th, Stolp hit a batter to lead off the inning, and a double would score him to give Tri-City the win.

Notes: Salem-Keizer is 18-9, and remain 2 games ahead of Vancouver for first place in the West division.

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