Minor League Notebook | May 14

Minor League Notebook | May 14

Outstanding pitching leads the way in a shutout for San Jose. Augusta gets another quality start, but the bullpen collapses late, as they fall from the top spot for the first time all year. Connecticut rallies late, and Fresno gets off to a great start before getting suspended. Just another Wild and Wet Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies: Fresno 4, Omaha 1, suspended (rain)

Fresno was leading 4-1 in the bottom of the third inning when the game was suspended due to rain. The game will be resumed today at 11:35 a.m. ET before the regularly scheduled game.

Connecticut Defenders: Connecticut 7, Binghamton 4 (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day:

1B Travis Ishikawa – 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI (11), 1 BB
LF Carlos Sosa – 2-3, 2 R, 2 2B (4), 2 RBI (9), 1 HBP
RF Brian Horwitz – 2-3, 2 R, 1 2B (4), 2 BB
2B Jake Wald – 3-4, 1 R, 2 2B (7), 2 RBI (13) 1 SO
SP Garrett Broshuis – 5.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP, W (1-4)
RP Alexander Hinshaw – 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 H (4)
RP Osiris Matos – 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, SV

With the bases loaded in the fifth, Carlos Sosa was hit by a pitch, and Steven Klink drove in another run on a fielder's choice, as Connecticut scored a pair of runs to break a 3-3 tie. Sosa and Jake Wald roped back-to-back run scoring doubles in the third inning to give the Defenders an early 3-1 advantage. Connecticut wouldn't hold the lead for long, as Binghamton answered right back with a pair of runs against Garrett Broshuis (1-4) in the fourth.

Broshuis was shaky at best, allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings, but he battled and was able to keep the game close. Alexander Hinshaw was dominant in relief, giving up one hit and striking out four in 2 1/3 innings. Osiris Matos pitched the final 1 1/3 inning to pick up his first save. Jake Wald led Connecticut offensively with three hits, including a pair of doubles and two RBI. Travis Ishikawa, Brian Horwitz, and Sosa, had two hits apiece.

San Jose Giants: San Jose 1 , Modesto 0 (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day:

2B Anthony Contreras – 1-3, 1 2B (7), 1 SO
CF Antoan Richardson – 1-3, 1 CS (6), 1 PO
DH Bradley Boyer – 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B (4), 1 SO
SP Paul Oseguera – 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 BLK, 1 HBP, W (3-1)
RP Sergio Romo – 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, H
RP Taylor Wilding – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, SV (7)

Paul Oseguera tossed six shutout innings, and a throwing error in the sixth inning allowed Bradley Boyer to score as San Jose blanked Modesto 1-0. Oseguera (3-1) was absolutely brilliant, allowing just two singles, while fanning five. Modesto was unable to muster any kind of offense against San Jose's bullpen. Sergio Romo made his first appearance for San Jose and struck out three batters in two scoreless frames. Taylor Wilding fired a scoreless ninth to notch his seventh save.

San Jose had only three hits on the night. Anthony Contreras and Boyer each hit a double for the Giants. Antoan Richardson had a rough night on the base paths. He was picked off first base in the first inning, and was caught stealing for the sixth time this season.

Augusta GreenJackets: Greenville 5, Augusta 4, 10 innings (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day:

LF James Simmons – 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB (4), 1 BB, 2 SO
C Henry Gutierrez- Portalatin – 1-5, 1 RBI (13)
CF Michael McBryde – 1-5, 1 RBI (15), 1 E (5)
RF Matthew Weston – 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B (8), 1 RBI (21), 1 BB
1B Brett Pill – 2-3, 1 2B (11), 1 SB (3), 2 BB
SP Ben Snyder – 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
RP Dan Griffin – 2.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, BS
RP Paul Lussier – 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2BB, 0 K, 1 WP, L (2-1)

Zak Frarkes hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning off of Paul Lussier (2-1) to defeat Augusta 5-4. The GreenJackets took the early 2-0 lead in the third thanks to a pair of RBI singles by Matthew Weston and Michael McBryde. For a while, it looked as though that was going to be enough run support to secure a victory because starter Ben Snyder was in cruise control on the mound. Snyder kept Greenville's bats off balance, allowing just one run in five innings. Unfortunately the game unraveled in the eighth inning for the GreenJackets. Leading 4-1, Greenville's bats awoke with a flourish, as they roughed up Dan Griffin for three runs to tie the game at 4-4.

James Simmons drilled his first homer of the season in the eighth inning. Matthew Weston and Brett Pill combined to go 5-for-8 with a pair of doubles, three walks, and one RBI. Griffin picked up his first blown save. Simmons, Pill, and Ryan Rohlinger each had a stolen base. With the loss, Augusta fell out of first place for the first time this season. At (27-11), the GreenJackets are now a half game behind Asheville in the race for the top spot in the SAL.

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