Monday highlights from the Giants' farm: Matthew Lujan and Luis Pino both 6 K and 1 ER in their starts in the very low minors.
AAA: Fresno at Colorado Springs suspended in the middle of the 2nd inning due to rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for tomorrow.)
Fresno: C Hector Sanchez: 0 for 1
Fresno: SP Eric Hacker: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Among the first six Grizzly batters--all of whom made an out--was Sanchez, who was playing his fourth rehab game. In his first three games, he was 0 for 10.
Hacker allowed a couple baserunners in a scoreless 1st inning.
AA: Richmond had a scheduled off-day
(their first off-day since their all-star break)
A+: San Jose had a scheduled off-day
(their third of three scheduled off-days in July)
A-: Augusta lost to Rome 6-0
Augusta: CF Jesus Galindo: 0 for 2, 2 BB, SO
Augusta: SP Edwin Escobar: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 3 WP
Augusta: RP Steven Neff: 1.0 IP, 2 K
With both of the GreenJackets' two walks, Galindo was the lone GreenJacket to reach base twice. After just 8 BB through his first 177 AB this year, he has 5 BB in his last three games.
For the seventh time in his last eight starts, Escobar had at least 6.0 IP. While that seems reasonably impressive, he also has an ERA of 3.44 over those eight starts, which is within a quarter run of the team season-long average of 3.68. After 2 K in a perfect 7th inning, Neff has a K/IP close to 1.20.
ssA: Salem-Keizer had an off-day
(their second of three scheduled off-days)
R: Giants lost to Diamondbacks 5-4
Scottsdale: 1B Jonathan Jones: 1 for 3, HR, HBP, GiDP
Scottsdale: DH Shilo McCall: 2 for 4, SO, CS
Scottsdale: SP Matthew Lujan: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Scottsdale: RP Enmanuel DeJesus: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Jones had his 4th HR. McCall was one two rookie Giants with two hits.
Making his fourth start, Lujan had a career-high 6 K. DeJesus had 2 K in a perfect 6th inning. Through his first seven appearances in the U.S., he has 6 K and 1 H but 6 BB in 7.0 IP.
DSL: Giants lost to Pirates2 3-0
Dominican: 2B Ricardo Rodriguez: 1 for 2, 2B, BB, E
Dominican: SP Luis Pino: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 WP
Rodriguez (19.9 y.o.) reached base twice. Pino's (17.8 y.o.) second pro start was a strong performance, at least according to the box score, but he suffered the tough-luck loss.