Just one real highlight from the Giants farm on Monday: Madison Bumgarner pitched a seven-inning shutout. Also notable, Kevin Pucetas nearly had a seven-inning shutout too, and three GreenJackets pitchers combined for a shutout.
AAA: Fresno defeated Oklahoma City 3-2 (7 innings) in game 1
Fresno: SP Kevin Pucetas: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Fresno: RP Waldis Joaquin: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB
Pucetas come within one out of the complete game shutout. Both runs charged to his record scored after he left the game. Joaquin retired just one of three batters faced as he threw just 4 of 11 pitches for strikes, but he was still credited with his 1st save. Pucetas had 10 BB and 10 K in his first four starts but has had 4 BB and 16 K in his four starts since.
AAA: Fresno defeated Oklahoma City 1-0 (7 innings) in game 2
Fresno: SP Madison Bumgarner: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Oklahoma City: RP Tanner Scheppers: 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 K
Bond was the only Grizzly to reach base twice. Borchard struck out in all three plate appearances.
Bumgarner had perhaps his best start of the year with the complete game shutout. It was at least his longest start of the year as it was his first time to even pitch into the 7th inning. His 8 K easily surpassed the 5 K in his previous start, which had been his season high. With just 6 ER allowed over his last six starts, he has lowered his ERA to 3.64 after allowing 11 ER in his first two starts. Scheppers, whom the Rangers drafted 44th overall a year ago, has proven to be one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. In ten appearances this year (four in the PCL), he has 8 H, 6 BB, 2 R, and 30 K in 19.0 IP.
AA: Richmond had a scheduled off-day
(Their next scheduled off-day is June 7, three weeks from today.)
A+: San Jose defeated Bakersfield 5-3
San Jose: SP Craig Westcott: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Peguero and Monell were two of four Giants with two hits each, raising their respective AVGs to .293 and .237.
Westcott completed 6.0 IP for the first time this year. Through seven starts his ERA is just 1.30. Stoffell allowed a couple baserunners but otherwise pitched a scoreless 9th inning for his 6th save.
A-: Augusta defeated Savannah 3-0
Augusta: 2B Ryan Cavan: 2 for 3, 2 2B, BB, 2 E
Augusta: 3B Chris Dominguez: 2 for 3, BB, SB
Savannah: 3B Jefrey Marte: 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB
Augusta: SP Jeremy Toole: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 0 K
Augusta: RP Chris Gloor: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K--1 WP
Dominguez and Cavan each reached base three times. Cavan had his 12th and 13th doubles but also his 7th and 8th errors. The Mets' 18-year-old Marte also reached base three times, but his OPS remains below .700 in his second Sally League season.
Toole pitched a four scoreless innings in his start in four weeks, although he did issue four walks. Gloor faced the minimum six batters in the 8th and 9th innings for his 2nd save.