Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: both Angel Villalona and Mark Minicozzi homered in multi-hit efforts, Justin Schumer allowed just 1 R in 7.0 IP,and Jesus Galindo had four hits.
AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 2-1
Fresno: SS Carter Jurica: 2 for 3, SO, PO
Las Vegas: CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: SP Fabio Castillo: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Fresno: RP Brett Bochy: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Las Vegas: SP Zack Wheeler: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Las Vegas: RP David Aardsma: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Jurica's two singles were half of the Grizzlies' four hits. The Mets' Nieuwenhuis's 8th HR drove in both of the 51s' runs.
After a couple starts among fourteen appearances for Richmond, Castillo delivered a quality start in his PCL debut. Bochy pitched a perfect 7th inning. Wheeler, the Giants' former top prospect, faced just three batters over the minimum in 6.0 IP. His component stats are now 52 H, 24 BB and 59 K in 58.1 IP. Aardsma, the Giants' first rounder ten years ago, pitched a perfect 9th inning with 2 K in his sixth appearance for the Mets.
AA: Richmond defeated Erie 5-2
Richmond: DH Mark Minicozzi: 2 for 3, HR, BB
Richmond: LF Javier Herrera: 2 for 3, 2B, SO
Richmond: SP Taylor Rogers: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 HB
Minicozzi hit his 6th HR while reaching base three times. Herrera, one of two other Flying Squirrels with two hits, hit his 14th double.
Returning to the rotation after making his last four appearances in relief, Rogers was quite effective, facing just two batters over the minimum in 5.0 IP. Efficient with his pitch count, he threw just 59 pitches (38 strikes).
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 9-4
San Jose: 1B Angel Villalona: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Stockton: CF Bobby Crocker: 2 for 5, 2 HR, SO
Stockton: SS Addison Russell: 2 for 5, 2 2B
San Jose: SP Danny Sandbrink: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 0 K--3 HR
San Jose: RP Cody Hall: 1.0 IP, 3 K
The lone Giant with two hits, Villalona got his second hit when he went deep in the 9th inning for his 14th HR. Swinging a hot bat, he has hit 6 HRs over his last seven games and had multiple hits in five of those games. His season line is now .241/.281/.523 through 195 AB. Crocker, the Athletics' fourth round selection two years ago, led off the game with his 5th HR and went deep again in the 9th inning with his 6th HR. Russell, the Athletics' first round selection last year, hit his 10th and 11th doubles.
Making just his second appearance this year, Sandbrink allowed the Ports to score in three of his four innings. Hall struck out all three of his batters in the 8th inning. He has been dominant over his last ten appearances with 7 H, 2 BB, 0 R and 22 K in 14.2 IP.
A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 8-1
Augusta: CF Jesus Galindo: 4 for 5, 3B
Augusta: C Ben Turner: 2 for 4, 2B
Augusta: SP Justin Schumer: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K--1 HB
Augusta: RP Ian Gardeck: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Galindo's bat had cooled off over the last couple weeks but today reawoke with four hits, including his 2nd triple, raising his AVG back to .298. Turner was one of three other GreenJackets with two hits. He hit his 10th double.
Schumer had his longest start of the year. His low strikeout rate continues, but he has allowed just 1 R over his last two starts, getting his ERA below 6.50. Gardeck had 2 K in a perfect 9th inning.
DSL: Gigantes lost to White Sox
Dominican: DH Carlos Cartagena: 1 for 3, HR, BB, 2 K
Dominican: RP Eusebio Encarnacion: 4.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 E
Cartagena (19.5 y.o.) homered in the season opener. He had hit just 2 HRs over his previous two DSL campaigns. Encarnacion (18.9 y.o.) provided 4.1 IP of effective long relief in his pro debut.