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San Francisco Giants Minor League Affiliates Weekly Review: Craig Westcott Flirts With No-No for San Jose

With another week on Minor League Baseball action in the books, the San Francisco Giants affiliates were pretty successful on the whole. The Fresno Grizzles, Richmond Flying Squirrels, San Jose Giants, and Augusta Greenjackets all had some good wins and a few standout performances by some hopeful Giants of the future. Let's take a closer look to see how they all fared:

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): The Grizz went 3-4 over their games last week, including an unfortunate 7-3 loss on Monday to the Oklahoma City Redhawks. Fresno is 21-24 on the year so far and currently sit in third place in the Pacific Coast League South, seven games behind the Sacramento River Cats. Pitcher Andrew Kown went 2-0 during his starts last week with a combined ERA of 0.75 in 13 innings pitched with six walks and six strikeouts. And just because I'm sure you are curious, Brandon Belt is still batting a whoping .351 with four homers and 21 RBI in only 98 at bats so far in AAA. The Grizz will have three more games with Oklahoma City before hosting the Colorado Springs Sky Sox for four games later this week. 

Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA): Richmond also had a 3-4 record last week, including a 6-3 loss to the Erie Seawolves on Monday. The Squirrels are currently 20-23 on their season so far sitting two games behind the Altoona Curve in the crowded Eastern League West. Left fielder Justin Christian went 2-4 with a home run in their game on Saturday and has moved his batting average up to .289 on the year with 18 RBI. The Squirrels will have three more against the Erie Seawolves before hosting the Akron Aeros for a four game homestand later this week. 

San Jose Giants (A): San Jose has had the most success of all the Giants affiliates thus far, sporting a 6-3 record last week including a 12-9 win on Monday over the Bakersfield Blaze. At 30-15 on the season the Giants sit comfortably atop the California Western Division for now, and if they keep up their recent hot streak, they may extend that lead even further. Pitcher Craig Westcott threw seven innings of no-hit ball on Saturday, peppering in three walks and five strikeouts along the way. He's got a 5-0 record and a 3.13 ERA so far this season. Up and comer Gary Brown is crushing the ball still, sporting a .378 average with five dingers and 35 RBI so far. 

Augusta Greenjackets (A): Augusta went 5-3 last week including a 11-6 victory over the Charleston Riverdogs on Monday. They currently sit three and a half games behind the Savannah Sand Gnats at 19-26 on the season in the Southern Atlantic League South. Second baseman Carlos Willoughby went 2-4 on Sunday with 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, anda walk. His average has bumped up to .291. The Greenjackets with have a four game set against Savannah starting Tuesday, then will host the Rome Braves for a three game series later this week.