It was an eventful week for the Giants’ farm teams, with Fresno and San Jose maintaining their grips on first place in their respective divisions. On Saturday, Eric Hacker had a tremendous start for Fresno as he went seven innings giving up only one run and striking out six in a 10-4 victory over Round Rock.
AAA Fresno: Sunday night, Nick Noonan drove in eight runs with two homers including a grand slam as the Grizzlies defeated Round Rock 11-5. Roger Kieschnick has a 14-game hitting streak. Fresno currently stands at 30-13, first place in their division. Fresno travels to Albuquerque May 21-24.
AA Richmond: Completed a disappointing series against the Akron Aeros on Sunday night, having been swept in three games. Craig Westcott picked up the loss despite recording a quality start in the 3-2 loss. Gary Brown is racking up the stolen bases, with his total of 11 standing as fourth-best in the Eastern League. Richmond travels to Bowie May 21-24.
A+ San Jose: Have won 14 of 19 and remain in first place after defeating Stockton on Sunday night. Joe Panik drove in three runs and recorded a triple. San Jose has drawn the most walks in the California League this season. They finish their three-game set with Stockton on Tuesday night.
A Augusta: They sit in fifth place in their division with a record of 12-22. They lost to Savannah on Saturday and Sunday night. Their team batting average of .217 ranks second to last in their league, but OF Shawn Payne leads the team with a .297 average. They have a double-header with Rome Tuesday night and will finish the series on Wednesday night.