Thursday highlight from the Giants' farm: Joseph Rapp homered among four hits. Also notable, Ricky Oropesa and Alex Burg both homered and singled, and Charlie Culberson homered in his lone plate appearance.AAA: Fresno defeated Reno 11-8
Fresno: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 4, BB
Fresno: CF Francisco Peguero: 2 for 4, HBP
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 3 for 5, 2 2B
Fresno: PH Charlie Culberson: 1 for 1, HR
Fresno: SP Jason Stevenson: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 BK
Fresno: RP Jean Machi: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Fresno: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 K
Batting in the heart of the order, Gillaspie, Peguero and Pill combined for seven hits while each reached base three times. The biggest hit, though, may have come from Culberson, whose 7th HR was a pinch-hit, grand-slam HR in the 6th inning to take the lead.
After two straight starts with 1 ER, Stevenson allowed 4 ER in his seventh PCL start, bringing his ERA just above 5.00. Hembree allowed a run on three straight singles with two outs in the 9th inning.
AA: Richmond defeated Reading 9-2
Richmond: 1B Mark Minicozzi: 1 for 4, HR, SF, SO
Richmond: RF Russell Mitchell: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Richmond: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, 2B, GiDP
Richmond: SP Chris Gloor: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Richmond: RP Daryl Maday: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 K--1 E
Mitchell led the Flying Squirrels' offense by reaching base three times. After a .487 OPS that led to his release from the Dodgers organization, he has had a .787 OPS with the Giants. Adrianza also had two hits, although his AVG remains on the interstate. Minicozzi homered for the second straight day.
Making his first pro start in three starts, Gloor offered 4.0 scoreless IP. He threw 68 pitches (46 strikes), while Maday threw just 35 pitches (28 strikes) in his four innings in relief.
A+: San Jose defeated Lake Elsinore 9-6
San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 2 for 5, HR
San Jose: LF Alex Burg: 2 for 4, HR
San Jose: DH Luke Anders: 3 for 4, 2 2B
San Jose: SP Seth Rosin: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
San Jose: RP Phil McCormick: 1.1 IP, 2 K
With six HRs in June, Oropesa now has 10 HR this year. With four HRs in June, Burg now has 7 HR. Anders' three hits raised his AVG to .291.
After 29 relief appearances, Rosin made his first start of the year. He struck out nearly half (7 of 16) of his batters. McCormick had 2 K in 1.1 perfect IP.
A-: Augusta defeated Asheville 6-5 (12 innings)
Augusta: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 2 for 6, 2 SO, SB, E
Augusta: LF Shawn Payne: 2 for 5, SB
Augusta: SP Chris Marlowe: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 8 BB, 4 K--1 WP, 1 BK
Augusta: RP Kyle Vazquez: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 5 K
With two hits each, Tomlinson and Payne had half of the GreenJackets' eight hits. They also had their 24th and 27th SBs, respectively.
Marlowe had a season-high 8 BB. His walk rate has been generally trending upwards. With 23 BB over his last five starts, his BB/IP is above 0.70. Despite the walks, his ERA remains below 3.50.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 6-4
Salem-Keizer: CF Charles Jones: 1 for 1, 2 BB, HBP, SF, E
Salem-Keizer: 1B Joseph Rapp: 4 for 5, HR, 2B
Salem-Keizer: SP Kendry Flores: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Salem-Keizer: RP Gaspar Santiago: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Rapp had the best game of his young pro career, with his 1st HR and 3rd double among four hits. Jones also reached base four times.
Flores has allowed just 3 ER in 16.0 IP over his first three starts. Santiago had 2 K in a perfect 9th inning.
R: Scottsdale had their regular off-day
(every fifth day)
DSL: Giants hosting Phillies--no box score yet reported