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Fresno Grizzlies pitcher Mike Kickham knows he could be in line for a big league promotion. Not that he wants to think about it and create unnecessary pressure on himself. But the injury to San Francisco Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong does create a potential opening on the major league roster.
Prospect shines: Fresno left-hander Mike Kickham -- a highly regarded prospect who extended his recent strong audition for a big-league call-up -- scattered four hits and three walks while allowing a run in 61/3 innings, and Gary Brown hit a solo homer in
Jake Elmore broke a tie with his two-out solo homer in the fifth and before the inning was over Fernando Martinez added a three-run shot as Oklahoma City went on to a 7-3 Pacific Coast League victory Wednesday night at Chukchansi Park.
Round and round: Oklahoma City batted around twice, scoring five in the first off Grizzlies starter Chris Heston and 10 in the eighth, to batter Fresno 15-2 on Tuesday afternoon before 6,490 at Chukchansi Park. Fresno saw its five-game winning streak, six
All it took was one swing of the bat to turn Mike Kickham, Shane Loux and Chris Heston from Fresno Grizzlies starters to objects of major league speculation.
Gary Brown's best swings these days rarely occur during games.
A day after Ryan Vogelsong broke a finger on his pitching hand, the Giants made a couple of moves to get through the days ahead.
Johnny Monell, Roger Kieschnick, Tony Abreu and Gary Brown all clubbed home runs to power the Fresno Grizzlies to a 10-3 victory over the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at Chukchansi Park.
The Fresno Grizzlies'strange-looking lineups are working just fine as the Grizzlies grounded the New Orleans Zephyrs 4-2 on Sunday afternoon before 8,387 to complete their first series sweep of the season.
Broom brigade: Juan Perez drove in two runs with his fifth straight multi-hit game and RH Boof Bonser lasted seven innings as the Fresno Grizzlies topped the New Orleans Zephyrs 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at Chukchansi Park before 8,387 fans. The Grizzlies
Bashing: Johnny Monell hit a two-run homer in the second and Cole Gillespie's three-run shot in the sixth pushed the lead to five as Fresno beat visiting New Orleans 6-3 in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday night at Chukchansi Park.
Grizzlies pull away: Juan Perez smacked a two-run home run over the left-field wall in the sixth inning that made it 5-1 and Fresno went on to defeat New Orleans 6-1 at Chukchansi Park on Friday night. It was the Grizzlies' fourth straight win at hom
Chukchansi Park hasn't been all that kind to the Fresno Grizzlies this season. But Thursday night, the home team got to kick back in the easy chair and prop its feet on the furniture.
Four score: Chris Dominguez and Juan Perez hit first-inning homers to back RH Chris Heston's seven shutout innings as the Fresno Grizzlies blanked the New Orleans Zephyrs 4-0 on Thursday night at Chukchansi Park in the first game of an eight-game hom
The Fresno Grizzlies open an eight-game homestand Thursday night with the first of a four-game series against the New Orleans Zephyrs (Miami Marlins affiliate) followed by four against the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Houston Astros).
Three straight singles got Fresno within a run in the ninth, but Memphis closer Victor Marte shut the door from there as the Redbirds hung on for a 4-3 Pacific Coast League victory Tuesday afternoon at AutoZone Park.
The San Francisco Giants recalled first baseman Brett Pill from Triple-A Fresno on Monday morning and optioned outfielder Francisco Peguero back to the Grizzlies.
Another closeout: Fresno closer Heath Hembree notched his second save in as many nights, throwing a perfect ninth as the Grizzlies held on for a 4-3 win against the host Memphis Redbirds on Monday. Hembree recorded his 12th save, which leads the Pacific Coast League, and his fifth save in the past eight days. The 24-year-old Hembree, a 2010 fifth-round draft pick who is trying to make his way onto the parent club San Francisco Giants' 40-man roster, threw his sixth perfect outing in 18 appearances and lowered his ERA to 1.89.
The Fresno Grizzlies triggered a three-run 11th inning with consecutive singles from Cole Gillespie, Johnny Monell and Juan Ciriaco off reliever Barret Browning en route to a 7-4 win against the Memphis Redbirds on Sunday.
Overcoming large deficit: The Fresno Grizzlies rallied out of a five-run hole -- in large part on the strength of Chris Dominguez's three-run homer as part of a six-run sixth inning -- en route to a 6-5 Pacific Coast League win Saturday against host
Extra drama: After loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the 12th, Fresno's Heath Hembree struck out two and induced a game-ending groundout as the Grizzlies prevailed 5-4 over Nashville in a Pacific Coast League game Friday. Hector Sanchez
Two-out troubles: Fresno reliever Brett Bochy loaded the bases in the seventh inning but only needed one more out to get out of the jam and keep the score tied. Instead, the right-hander gave up a walk, a double and a single before he was pulled from the
The Nashville Sounds scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh off Fresno LH Mike Kickham and went on to a 5-2 victory Wednesday afternoon at Greer Stadium.
After starting the year on the disabled list, Fresno right-hander Shane Loux won his third straight start, allowing a run on three hits and three walks over six innings to lead the Grizzlies past host Nashville 5-3 on Tuesday in the Pacific Coast League.
When the ball left Charlie Culberson's bat and soared out to left field, the Fresno Grizzlies held their collective breath.