Wednesday highlight from Giants' farm: Andrew Susac homered and doubled.
AAA: Fresno lost to Sacramento 4-1
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 4, 2B, E
Fresno: LF Cole Gillespie: 1 for 2, BB
Sacramento: CF Michael Choice: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Sacramento: SP Sonny Gray: 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Pill had his 9th double and a single, which were half of the Grizzlies' four hits. Gillespie also reached base twice. Choice, the Athletics' first round selection three years ago, connected for his 5th HR.
Heston allowed just one run through six innings but then two runs in the 7th inning. He threw 95 pitches (58 strikes). Gray, the Athletics' first round selection two years ago, had his best start of the year. He faced just five batters over the minimum in his complete-game performance. He had a 10/2 GO/FO line and threw just 94 pitches (60 strikes).
AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 11-6
(rallying with seven runs in the 6th inning)
Richmond: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 2 for 5, 2 2B, SO
Richmond: DH Javier Herrera: 3 for 5, 2 2B, SO, SB
Richmond: C Andrew Susac: 2 for 5, HR, 2B, SO, PB
Richmond: SP Jack Snodgrass: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K--1 WP, 1 PO
Richmond: RP Taylor Rogers: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
Three Flying Squirrels each had a couple XBHs. Susac had his 4th HR and 7th double. Oropesa had his 2nd and 3rd doubles; Herrera had his 6th and 7th doubles.
Snodgrass pitched just two innings in his fifth start after throwing 48 pitches (24 strikes). Rogers made his first relief appearance after three starts. He also struggled to throw strikes, with barely half his pitches (33 of 63) being strikes. Together Snodgrass and Taylor walked nearly one quarter (7 of 29) of their batters.
A+: San Jose lost to Bakersfield
(allowing four runs in the 8th inning)
San Jose: LF Devin Harris: 3 for 5, SO
San Jose: SP Edwin Escobar: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K--1 HR, 1 E
Harris had his streak of consecutive games with a home run snapped, but he still managed to leads the Giants' offense with three of their ten hits (all singles). His AVG is now .309.
Escobar made his longest start of the year. Although he allowed a season-high 6 H, his BAA is still just .215. Striking out one third of his batters while not issuing a walk, he raised his K/BB above 7.00.
A-: Augusta lost to Hagerstown 5-3
(allowing all five runs in the 1st inning)
Augusta: SS Matthew Duffy: 1 for 1, 2B, 3 BB, SB
Augusta: SP Justin Schumer: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
Augusta: RP Brandon Farley: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Augusta: RP Steven Okert: 3.0 IP, 1 BB, 4 K
Duffy's 4th double was one of just three hits for the GreenJackets, and he drew three of their seven walks. He also had his 8th SB. He is now hitting .312/.420/.430 through 93 AB.
Schumer, who was making his first start after four relief appearances, retired just two of eight batters. Farley and Okert were much more effective in long relief, facing just three batters over the minimum in 6.1 scoreless IP. This was Okert's seventh appearance and his first with multiple strikeouts.