Sunday highlight from the Giants' farm: Chris Stratton allowed just 1 R in 6.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno lost to Tacoma 5-4
(allowing two runs in the 8th inning)
Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 5, HR, 2 SO
Fresno: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 5, 2 2B, 2 SO
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR--2 WP
With his 16th and 17th doubles, Monell was the lone Grizzly with two hits. He has enjoyed the best season of his pro career, hitting .318/.382/.598 through 214 AB. Brown homered for the fourth time in his last eight games. He has 10 HRs this year, including 7 HRs in June.
Heston delivered a quality start for the third time in his last four starts. He has a sub-4.00 ERA in four June starts after ERAs above 5.50 in both April and May.
AA: Richmond lost to Reading 14-6
Richmond: RF Brett Krill: 2 for 4, HBP, SB
Richmond: 3B Adam Duvall: 1 for 4, HR, BB
Richmond: SP Carlos Teller: 2.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 0 K--3 HR
Reading: SP Seth Rosin: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Duvall hit his 7th HR. Batting leadoff, Krill reached base three times.
Pitching on three days rest after just 2.0 IP in his previous start, Teller went just 2.2 IP in this start, allowing 2 ER in the 1st inning and 4 ER in the 3rd inning. Rosin, whom the Giants traded to the Phillies as part of the Hunter Pence deal, had a statistically mediocre start but got the win. For the year, his component stats are 75 H, 24 BB and 61 K in 84. IP over fifteen starts.
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 10-1
(after trailing 8-1 entering the 5th inning)
San Jose: CF Chris Lofton: 2 for 4, BB
Stockton: SS Addison Russell: 2 for 3, HR, HBP, SB
San Jose: SP Clayton Blackburn: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Jason Forjet: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 3 K--1 WP
Lofton had two of the Giants eight hits (all singles) and one of their three walks. He has hit .247/.331/.333 through 231 AB. Russell, the Athletics' top prospect, hit his 8th HR while reaching base three times.
Making his 13th start, Blackburn allowed new season highs with 8 R, 6 ER and 8 H in a season-low 3.2 IP. His ERA rose to 4.80. Forjet provided 3.1 scoreless IP in long relief.
A-: Augusta lost to Kannapolis 5-3
(after leading 1-0 entering the 6th inning)
Augusta: RF Chuckie Jones: 3 for 4, SO, SB
Augusta: SP Chris Stratton: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--1 WP
Jones had three of the GreenJackets' nine hits (all singles), raising his AVG above the Mendoza line.
Pitching on eights days rest following the SAL all-star break, Stratton made his second straight start with 1 R in 6.0 IP. He has a 3.39 ERA after twelve starts.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Vancouver 2-1 (5 innings)
(completed early due to rain)
Salem-Keizer: CF Tyler Hollick: 1 for 1, HR, BB
Salem-Keizer: SP Reyes Moronta: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Hollick's 1st HR was one of three hits (all XBH) for the Volcanoes.
Moronta, who had a 3.06 ERA in 17 AZL relief appearances last summer, has allowed just 1 R through 7.0 IP so far this summer.
R: Giants leading Angels 3-0 (through 3 innings)
(posting this while the game is still in progress)
Scottsdale: RF Leonardo Fuentes: 2 for 2, 3B
Scottsdale: C Fernando Pujadas: 2 for 2, 2B
Scottsdale: SP Yusmeiro Petit: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Fuentes and Pujadas both hit safely in their first two plate appearances, raising their AVGs to .533 and .400.
Making his first start in over a month and a half, Petit was perfect in 3.0 IP aside from one batter reaching via error.
DSL: The Gigantes had a scheduled off-day