Minor League Notebook | April 29


Posted Apr 30, 2007


While some teams shared the wealth of scoring runs and pitching well, one man did it all to set a team record. Even in that game, he needed his teammates to pick him up. It’s a good day when you can share it with your friends and it’s Just Another Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies: Fresno 3, Colorado Springs 0 (click to see box score)

Lines of the day

2B Kevin Frandsen - 0-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HBP

SS Luis Figueroa - 1-2, 1 2B (5), 1 RBI (8), 1 SB (1)

1B Scott McClain - 1-4, 1 RBI (10), 1 SO

CF Fred Lewis - 1-3, 1 R, 1 3B (2), 1 RBI (2), 2 SO

C Guillermo Rodriguez - 2-2, 1 R

SP Tim Lincecum - 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 14 K, W (4-0)

RP Pat Misch - 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, H (4)

RP Scott Atchison - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, SV (1)

Fresno did everything right Sunday afternoon. Fred Lewis had an RBI triple to give Tim Lincecum the lead in the third inning and would score on a sacrifice fly. Kevin Frandsen scored again in the eighth inning. Pat Misch and Scott Atchison pitched brilliantly out of the bullpen, combining for three shutout innings.

However, the day belonged to the future of the franchise. Three runs were more than enough for Lincecum. The right-hander broke the Fresno single-game record for strikeouts with 14 over six innings, previously held by Aaron Fultz. He ended five of his six innings pitched on the strikeout. He did not allow a walk, but did give up three hits. Meanwhile, Omar Quintanilla was not impressed with Lincecum as he had two hits off the Grizzlies' starter.

Connecticut Defenders: New Britain 3, Connecticut 1 (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day

C Todd Jennings - 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B (2), 1 SO

SS Jake Wald - 1-4, 1 2B (3)

RF Brian Horwitz - 1-4

CF/2B Pat Dobson - 1-3, 1 RBI (3), 1 SO

SP Garrett Broshuis - 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, E (2), L (0-3)

RP Justin Hedrick - 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Connecticut dropped the finale of the series against the Rock Cats in a tough loss. One bad inning put New Britain ahead by three runs, a deficit Connecticut could not recover from. Starter Garrett Broshuis allowed three hits to lead off the second inning. Former Defender Brian Buscher hurt his old team with a double in that inning and scored on Felix Molina's home run.

The Defenders scored one run in the third inning on Pat Dobson's base hit, but had nothing going for the rest of the game. Broshuis pitched well aside from the second inning that sunk his team, and then reliever Justin Hedrick allowed one run over the final three innings.

San Jose Giants: San Jose 7, High Desert 2 (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day

CF Antoan Richardson - 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB (15)

SS Emmanuel Burriss - 3-5, 2 R, 2 SB (14)

3B Anthony Contreras - 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B (2), 3 RBI (15), 1 SO

RF Mike Mooney - 2-3, 1 R, 1 3B (2), 2 RBI (12)

2B Brad Boyer - 2-4, 1 SB (2)

SP Ronnie Ray - 6.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 PO, 1 WP, W (3-0)

RP Taylor Wilding - 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, H (1)

RP Wayne Foltin - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

How can a team allow only one hit and let the opposing team score twice? In a first inning to make your scorebook look like a complete mess, High Desert scored twice on two walks, an error, a wild pitch, a sacrifice fly, and the one hit allowed by San Jose pitchers, which made up a mini-rally to put the Mavericks ahead briefly.

San Jose struck back with three runs in the bottom of the first and later rallied to score four more runs. Emmanuel Burriss and Antoan Richardson keep sparking the offense at the top of the batting order, stealing three bases and scoring three runs between them. Anthony Contreras' lucky number was three as well with three RBI. Starter Ronnie Ray was nearly perfect after the sloppy first inning, allowing one walk the rest of the way. Relief pitcher Taylor Wilding struck out four of the six hitters he faced and Wayne Foltin retired the side on ground balls to end the game.

Augusta Greenjackets: Augusta 9, Greenville 1 (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day

LF Tyler Graham - 1-4, 1 RBI (6), 1 SO, CS (2), 1 HBP

SS Brian Bocock - 2-5, 1 R, 1 3B (1), 1 RBI (12), 1 SO, 1 CS (5)

RF Bobby Felmy - 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI (9), 1 SB (5)

1B Brett Pill - 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B (8), 1 RBI (21)

DH Matt Weston - 2-4, 1 RBI (12)

3B Ryan Rohlinger - 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B (6), 1 RBI (11), 1 HBP

2B Sharlon Schoop - 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B (2), 1 RBI (7), 1 E (2), 1 HBP

SP Carlos Sosa - 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

RP Clayton Tanner - 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, W (4-0)

Scoring in bunches suited the Greenjackets well on Sunday. A five run fifth broke a 1-1 tie. Augusta RBI leader Brett Pill picked up his 21st run batted in. Seven other Greenjackets had an RBI on the day.

Sharing seems to be a theme in Augusta. Clayton Tanner pitched in relief to get his fourth win of the year. In all five appearances this season, he has teamed with Carlos Sosa, starting two games and relieving Sosa in the other three games. Augusta has won all five games.



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