San Francisco Giants Minor League Recap 4/9 & 4/10 – Fresno Grizzlies Get Wins & Affeldt Rehabs


Jul 20, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt (41) pitches during the sixth inning in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A)

The Fresno Grizzlies have finally strung together a couple of wins after sitting at just one win so far this season. They took 2 of 4 from Salt Lake this week and managed to string together back-to-back wins on the road.

Wednesday’s game saw the Grizzlies put up 10 runs to get the 10-7 win. Adam Duvall (3B) hit a Grand Slam in the top of the 1st to put the Grizzlies on the board early. Mitch Lively got the win in that game, going 5 innings with 5 hits and 4 earned runs. George Kontos pitched middle relief and didn’t have his best outing, going 2.2 innings with 4 hits, 3 earned runs, and a home run. Heath Hembree got the 4 out save and giving up just 1 hit.

Last night, they won 11-4, Darren Ford sustains concussion after collision with wall” href=””>even after the injury to Darren Ford. Big innings in the 5th & 6th, where the Grizzlies put on 4 runs each frame, was more than enough to shut down Salt Lake.  Gary Brown (CF) and once again, Duvall, both hit the long ball. Edwin Escobar started the game, but was not able to earn the win. He pitched 4 innings with 5 hits and 3 earned runs, however he did strike out 7 in his four frames. Adam Reifer got the win after pitching 3 innings of middle relief, only allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. Erik Cordier pitched a perfect 8th, striking out all three batters he faced, and Brett Bochy closed out the game in the 9th also throwing a perfect inning.

Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A)

Richmond Flying Squirrels got a 5-1 victory on Wednesday against Bowie and winning that series, however they dropped Thursday’s game to Altoona by score of 1-6. Top prospect Derek Law pitched perfectly in the 9th in Wednesday’s win.

San Jose Giants (High-A)

The San Jose Giants also split the past two days with a 4-9 loss to Lancaster on Wednesday and a 5-2 win against Bakersfield on Wednesday. Mitch Delfino hit a 2 run home run in the 9th on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to get past a 6 run 6th inning for Lancaster. Starting pitcher Kendry Flores took the loss for the Giants in that game. Thursday saw Jeremy Affeldt‘s return in a rehab assignment. He pitched a perfect 6th inning. Prospect Mac Williamson went 2 for 3 in that game with an RBI and a walk.

Augusta GreenJackets (Low-A)

The Augusta GreenJackets won both Wednesday and Thursday’s games. They defeated Savannah on Wednesday, 8-3, and Charleston on Thursday, 5-1.