Minor League Notebook | May 26

The Grizzlies and GreenJackets do some offensive explosions, but for San Jose, the team wraps up a season long series and a season long road trip with the second place team. How did it turn out? Just Another Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies: Fresno 10, Salt Lake 2 (Click to see Box Score)

Lines of the day:

CF Clay Timpner - 2-6, 1 RBI, 1 SO
1B Lance Niekro - 2-4, 3 R, 1 2B (5), 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
C Justin Knoedler - 3-4, 1 R, 2 2B (10), 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
3B Tomas De La Rosa - 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B (11), 1 HR (2), 2 RBI
RF Justin Leone - 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B (7), 1 HR (8), 2 RBI, 1 SO
SP Chris Begg - 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, W (2-1)
RP Erick Threets - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO
RP Billy Sadler - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 WP

Fresno's offense opened up for a big day. De La Rosa's second home run of the year, a two-run home run in the 6th inning, powered a four run inning that broke the game open. Meanwhile, Begg gave up just a 3rd inning run in scattering seven baserunners over six innings.

Begg has alternated between good starts and poor ones, and it was his turn for a good one. His two walks were his first in four outings, though. Threets had his first back-to-back hitless outings on the year. Timpner had gone cold, going hitless in three straight games but has now had back-to-back games with two hits. Knoedler had a season-high in RBI with four.

Connecticut Defenders: Trenton 2, Connecticut 0 (Click to see Box Score)

Lines of the day:

LF Carlos Sosa - 4-4, 1 2B (11)
1B Travis Ishikawa - 2-4, 1 E (4)
2B Eugenio Velez - 1-4, 1 SO, 1 CS (1)
SP Garrett Broshuis - 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HBP, L (1-6)

The Defenders were shut out for the second straight game by Trenton, but shockingly outhit the Thunder eleven hits to four. Unfortunately, in the fifth, Broshuis gave up a lead-off double and hit a batter, and a sacrifice bunt was followed by an intentional walk to load the bases. The next batter, Gabe Lopez, singled to score both runs.

Broshuis has been hard luck, taking losses in five games where he's allowed two earned runs or less. Sosa has been red hot recently, have had three or more hits in three of his last four games, including a double in each of those three. Velez has not been the hottest hitter, but has only had one hitless game since his return.

San Jose Giants: Modesto 4, San Jose 3; 12 Innings (Click to see Box Score)

Lines of the day:

SS Brian Bocock - 1-5, 1 2B (2), 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 SO
LF Anthony Contreras - 2-5, 1 SO
C Adam Witter - 2-4, 1 2B (9), 1 3B (1), 1 SO, 1 E (3)
SP Ronnie Ray - 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 1 WP
RP David Quinowski - 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
RP Yosandy Ibanez - 2 1-3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO, 1 HBP, L (1-3)

In a hotly contested rubber match to conclude a five game series, the Giants fell to the Nuts in extra innings. San Jose fell behind 3-0 after five innings, but began scratching back with runs in the 6th and 8th. Witter tripled with one out in the 9th, and later scored on a William Thompson single to tie the game. But the game changed in the 12th. Ibanez gave up two singles to open the 12th, and intentionally walked a batter with one out. Unfortunately, he gave up an unintentional walk to score the game-ending run.

Witter, one of the system's best home run hitters last season, has shown a disappointing amount of power this year. This game was his second in a row with two extra-base hits, however. Ray has been having some problems this month. After opening the month with giving up just one run in six innings, he's given up at least three runs in each of his last four outings, including a five run mark in 2 1/3 innings three starts ago. Quinowski has been unscored upon in two of his last three outings after giving up a single run in four straight outings. San Jose has a three game lead over Modesto in the Northern Division.

Augusta GreenJackets: Augusta 11, Lexington 1 (Click to see Box Score)

Lines of the day:

SS Emmanuel Burriss - 2-5, 1 R, 1 3B (1), 2 RBI, 1 BB, 3 SO
DH Brett Pill - 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR (2), 3 RBI, 1 BB
RF Bobby Felmy - 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO
1B Matt Weston - 2-4, 2 R, 1 BB
2B Marcus Sanders - 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
SP Clayton Tanner - 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 1 HBP
RP Robert Grace - 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO

Augusta's offense woke up a day after the team gave up 10 runs against the same team. The game was close until the 7th inning, when Pill had a two-run home run to break the game open. The team scored three in the 7th, two in the 8th, and three in the 9th. The team had 13 hits, but only Pill's home run and Burriss' triple were for extra-bases. Tanner, meanwhile, held the Legends to just a home run as the only mark against him.

Pill's 3 RBI gives him the team lead back over Weston at 32 (they were tied at 29). Felmy broke his two game hitless streak, his longest of the year. Burriss' triple was his first extra base hit in Augusta, and only his third of the entire season. Sanders remains very effective, and now has two hits in each of his last three games.

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