Minor League Notebook | June 11

The Grizzlies have been outstanding at home so far this season, but on Tuesday, home wasn't so sweet. San Jose gets back in the win column for the first time in nearly a week, as a top prospect makes his return from injury to close it out. Augusta gets washed out, and Connecticut gets a day off! Just Another half and half Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies: Sacramento 12, Fresno 5 (click here to see box score)

Lines of the day:
RF Brian Horwitz – 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B (7), 1 SO
1B Scott McClain – 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR (9), 2 RBI (41), 1 BB
3B Tomas De La Rosa – 2-5, 1 RBI (21), 1 SO

DH Lance Niekro – 2-4, 1 SO
2B William Bergolla – 3-5, 1 R, 2 2B (11), 1 SO

CF Justin Leone – 1-4, 1 BB, 1 E (4)
SP Sun Woo Kim – 3.2 IP, 11 H, 9 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, L (2-1)
RP Carlos Hines – 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP
RP Scott Munter – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Any momentum that Fresno had coming into its showdown with first place Sacramento quickly faded, as Sun Woo Kim was roughed up for nine runs in 3 2/3 innings of an 12-5 rout.

The Grizzlies have been playing well lately, and had to feel pretty good about their chances because they have been one of the best home teams in the PCL this season. It was apparent early on however, that Kim (2-1) was going to be in for a long night.

Sacramento scored all 11 runs in the first five innings. Scott McClain provided one of the few highlights offensively for Fresno, belting a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Tomas De La Rosa hit an RBI single in the ninth. Brain Horwitz had three hits, including his seventh double of the season. Fresno (35-30) is now 1.5 games behind Sacramento in the race for the top spot in the PCL's South Division.

Connecticut Defenders: No Game Scheduled

Winners of seven of their last ten games, the Defenders will travel to Trenton and kick off a four game series with a doubleheader tonight. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. ET.

San Jose Giants: San Jose 5, Visalia 2 (Click here to see box score)

Lines of the day:
SS Brian Bocock – 2-2, 1 R, 1 RBI (12), 2 BB, 1 CS (3)
1B Pablo Sandoval – 1-4, 1 2B (11), 1 RBI (20)
C Adam Witter – 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B (12), 1 SO
DH Tyler Von Schell – 0-3, 2 RBI  (34), 1 SO
LF Ben Copeland – 1-2, 1 R, 1 3B (2), 1 RBI (20), 2 BB
SP Ronnie Ray – 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, W (5-3)
RP Jason Waddell – 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, H
RP Sergio Romo – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, H
RP Brian Wilson – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, SV

San Jose scored five runs in the first two innings, providing more than enough support for Ronnie Ray, as the Giants won 5-2 to snap a five game losing streak.

The Giants offense got off to a fast start in the first inning. After Brian Bocock drew a one-out walk, Ben Copeland lined an RBI triple to center. Copeland came in to score on a fielder's choice by Tyler Von Schell. Pablo Sandoval ripped an RBI double to left to put San Jose on top 3-0.

Bocock was in the middle of another rally in the second. With runners at second and third, Bocock stroked an RBI single to right. Tyler Von Schell added a sacrifice fly to extend San Jose's lead to 5-0.

Ronnie Ray (5-3) gave up two runs in five solid innings of work to get the win. The bullpen was outstanding, shutting down Visalia over the final three frames. Jason Waddell made his first appearance of the year and struck out three. Brian Wilson, who is coming back from an appendectomy, made his first appearance of the year for San Jose, and retired the side in order, striking out one and picking up his first save.

Adam Witter hit his 12th double of the year in the second inning. Bocock had a perfect day at the plate, going 2-for-2, with a run scored, and a pair of walks. San Jose (34-29) remains atop the CAL League standings with a slim half game lead over Stockton.

Augusta GreenJackets: PPD (rain)

Augusta's game against Asheville was postponed due to be rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader today. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. ET

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