Highlights from the farm: Someone not named Tommy Joseph got the two-HR game for San Jose, and it was someone who got his first home runs in San Jose this season: Ehire Adrianza. Alex Burg, Jarrett Parker, Devin Harris, and Ryan Scoma all added home runs in multi-hit efforts, as did Hector Sanchez (in a non-start). Also, Cameron Lamb allowed just one baserunner in his best start of the season.
AAA: Albuquerque defeated Fresno 9-8
(Despite Fresno scoring seven runs in the final three innings)
Fresno: C Hector Sanchez: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Fresno: 3B-SS Bill Hall: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB
Fresno: 2B Emmanuel Burriss: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 SO, 1 SB, 1 E
Fresno: SP Dan Runzler: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO, L (2-3)
Hector Sanchez wasn't even supposed to have this big a game. Max Ramirez started the game at catcher, but was replaced after a first inning rundown by Sanchez. For Sanchez, these were his first extra-base hits since hitting a double on August 5th, his only other extra-base hit of the month. Hall now has four home runs in 14 games in Fresno. Emmanuel Burriss has hit 5-for-12 over his last three games, with three walks, one strikeout and three stolen bases.
Dan Runzler had his shortest start in his most recent string of starts (the last five games). Despite the runs, he still has a 4.02 ERA as a starter, while just a 4.82 ERA as a reliever.
AA: Binghamton defeated Richmond 7-3
Richmond: CF Juan Perez: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B
Richmond: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1-for-4, 1 3B
Richmond: RF Francisco Peguero: 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 SO, 1 SB
Richmond: SP Chuck Lofgren: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 3 HR, L (2-1)
Richmond: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
Perez had one of his biggest days of the summer, collecting three hits and his 23rd double. He is second on the team in doubles, behind Charlie Culberson's 27. Dominguez keeps up his extra-base stroke with his second triple in Richmond. In the last nine games, 8 of his 12 hits have gone for extra bases (5 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs). Francisco Peguero collected his sixth steal in Richmond. In 64 games between Richmond and San Jose after knee surgery, Peguero has collected ten steal without being caught once.
Lofgren got in his fifth start at Richmond, and it was by far his worst. The Redwood City kid had give up just six runs (five earned) in his previous four starts. Hembree got in an easy inning of work. He has gotten at least one strikeout in each of his last ten appearances.
A+: San Jose defeated Lancaster 7-5 in ten innings
(By a tenth inning home run, natch)
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB
San Jose: RF Jarrett Parker: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SO
San Jose: 1B Alex Burg: 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB
San Jose: CF Gary Brown: 2-for-6, 1 R
San Jose: SP Tom Vessella: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO
San Jose: RP Jake Dunning: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, W (6-2)
Well, Tommy Joseph stopped hogging all the two-home run games, and gave Ehire Adrianza a shot. The home runs are the only two Adrianza has hit with San Jose in 38 games. With 38 games in Augusta, he had three down there. Parker's home run, his 11th overall and second in August, was the game winner. The just-turned 24-year old Alex Burg's perfect on-base day raises his OBP to .378, and puts his slugging percentage at .503. Gary Brown now has an nine-game hit streak, going 17-for-41 (.415). He has just one double on the streak, but it's made up for by three triples and two home runs.
Tom Vessella made just his second start in San Jose, but it hasn't gone well (7.71 ERA as a starter, compared to 3.13 as a reliever in SJ). Jake Dunning didn't allow a runner en route to a win in relief. He has 65 strikeouts in 69 innings.
A-: Greensboro defeated Augusta 9-6
Augusta: LF Devin Harris: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
Augusta: 1B Ryan Scoma: 3-for-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 E
Augusta: SS Robert Haney, 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 SO, 1 E
Augusta: SP Shawn Sanford: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 3 HR, L (9-8)
Devin Harris has home runs in two consecutive games, giving him 12 on the season. Scoma had a perfect day at the plate, with his first home run since May. Scoma now has five on the season. Bobby Haney got his second home run in 47 games with Augusta, his first coming back in May.
Shawn Sanford had his toughest start of the season, giving up nine earned runs on the backs of three home runs. His ERA went to 2.40 to 2.89 in the game.
ShA: Salem-Keizer defeated Spokane 1-0
S-K: SS Joe Panik: 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 SO
S-K: DH Chuckie Jones: 2-for-3, 1 SO, 1 CS, 1 PO
S-K: SP Cameron Lamb: 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 SO, W (3-5)
With all the run scoring going on, this pitching duel was a nice break. Joe Panik has now collected an extra-base hit in each of his last four games. On the season, 19% of his hits have been for extra-bases (14 out of 73). Chuckie Jones picked up his second straight multi-hit game, and extended his hit-streak to 12 games.
Camon Lamb had one of the best starts of his career, allowing just one base runner one start after allowing nine runs in four innings.
R: The Giants defeated the DiamondBacks 8-3
GIants: C Eric Sim: 2-for-4, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
Giants: LF Elliot Blair: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Giants: 3B Jose Cuevas: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO
Giants: 2B Jean Delgado: 1-for-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SF
Giants: SP Paul Davis: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
Giants: RP Demondre Arnold: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
Sim picked up his sixth home run, a 3-run shot, of the year as part of a six-run ninth inning to give the rookies a win. Elliot Blair had his third-straight multi-hit game. He has two doubles, two triples and a home run in the last three games. Jean Delgado only got two at-bats, but got on base three times, and added a productive out with the sacrifice fly.
Paul Davis has managed four innings in five of his eight starts. He has 27 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings with eight walks. Demondre Arnold has worked well as a long reliever for the rookies. He has 20 strikeouts in 19 innings of work with five walks.
DSL: The DSL Giants game was cancelled.