Monday highlights from the Giants' farm: Todd Wellemeyer allowed just one hit in 5.0 scoreless IP, Drew Biery and James Simmons each homered as part of multi-hit evenings, and Chuckie Jones homered while reaching base three times.
Fresno: LF John Bowker: 2 for 4, BB, SO
Fresno: 3B Jesus Guzman: 2 for 4, BB
Salt Lake: DH Mark Trumbo: 1 for 4, HR, BB, 3 SO
Fresno: SP Todd Wellemeyer: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Fresno: RP Henry Sosa: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Bowker and Guzman each reached base three times. They accounted for half of the Grizzlies' eight hits. Both have AVGs within a point of .310. The Angels' Trumbo had his 21st HR for the game's only run. He has hit .279/.341/.537 in 348 AB this year but remains in the minors even with the opening in the Angels' lineup created by Kendry Morales's injury.
Wellemeyer, making his second rehab appearance and first with a full-season affiliate, and Sosa, making his longest appearance (in terms of IP) in nearly a month, combined for what could have been a three-hit shutout, except for a lack of run support. Wellemeyer threw 70 pitches (43 strikes), and Sosa threw 58 pitches (33 strikes).
AA: Richmond lost to Trenton 6-0
Richmond: 2B Nick Noonan: 1 for 3, BB
Richmond: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 1 for 3, BB
Richmond: SP Michael Main: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Richmond: RP Michael MacDonald: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 IBB
Noonan and Gillaspie each had a hit and a walk. The Flying Squirrels' offense was limited to four singles and six walks.
Main's performance was still well short of a quality start, but this was his best of his three starts since the Giants acquired him in the Bengie Molina trade. MacDonald provided long relief in his fourth appearance since being moved out of the rotation.
A+: San Jose defeated Lancaster 6-5
(scoring at least one run in the 3rd through 7th innings)
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 3, 2 BB, 2 SB
San Jose: 1B Drew Biery: 2 for 5, HR, 2B, SO
San Jose: RF-LF James Simmons: 2 for 4, HR, CS
San Jose: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K--2 WP
San Jose: SP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
Two of five Giants with two hits each, Biery and Simmons both homered in the 4th inning. Biery had his 9th HR, and Simmons his 7th HR. Adrianza reached base four times, improving his season line to .259/.333/.339 through 316 AB with a 23/11 SB/CS line.
Fitzgerald had less than a quality start but improved his W-L record to 7-2. The 4 BB pushed his BB/IP back above 33% after he had issued just five walks over his previous four starts. Stoffel got his 16th save.
A-: August had a scheduled off-day
(Their next scheduled off-day is July 28.)
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Vacouver 6-1
Salem-Keizer: RF Jose Medina: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB, SO
Salem-Keizer: C Andrew Burg: 2 for 3, HR, 2B, BB, SO
Salem-Keizer: SP Taylor Rogers: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Burg and Medina each had a couple XBH as they reach base three times each. Burg had his 3rd HR and 3rd double. Medina had his 5th and 6th doubles.
Rogers' seventh start was his second best start of the season. It was his third straight quality start, which has improved his ERA to 4.08.
R: Giants lost to Rangers 11-10
(allowing a run in the bottom of the 9th inning after scoring three runs to tie in the top of the 9th inning)
Scottsdale: CF Chuckie Jones: 1 for 3, HR, 2 BB, 2 SO
Scottsdale: RF Rafael Rodriguez: 1 for 4, HR, SF, SO
Scottsdale: SP Armando Paniagua: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K--1 WP
Scottsdale: RP Ryan Bean: 1.2 IP, 2 K
Raf-Rod, who turned 18 years old last week, had his 1st pro HR. The bonus baby has hit just .175 through his first 57 AB this year. Jones, the Giants' seventh rounder this year, had his 5th HR while reaching base three times, although he also had a couple more strikeouts. His SO/AB ratio is just shy of 33% as he has more strikeouts than hits despite an AVG above .300.
Paniagua has not reached the 4th inning in either of his last two starts, with 7 ER raising his ERA above 4.00. Bean had 2 K in 1.2 perfect IP, maintianing his spotless ERA through his first seven pro appearances.
DSL: Giants defeated Cubs2 5-4
Dominican: LF Leonardo Fuentes: 1 for 4, 2B, 2 SO
Dominican: SP Joan Gregorio: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HB
Fuentes (17.7 y.o.) had his 10th double but he also struck out two more times on a day when his teammates combined for just one strikeout. His SO/AB ratio is nearly 33%. For the sixth time in nine starts, Gregorio (18.6 y.o.) allowed 1 ER or less. He's not much of a strikeout pitcher, though, with a K/IP just below 0.50.