Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Austin Fleet and Chris Gloor each allowed just 1 R in their starts.
AAA: Fresno lost to Tacoma 1-0
Fresno: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 3
Fresno: SP Austin Fleet: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Brett Bochy: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Fresno: RP Hembree: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Tacoma: SP Taijuan Walker: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Dominguez had one of the Grizzlies' three hits (all singles).
Fleet has allowed just 5 ER over four PCL starts but has a 0-2 W-L record nonetheless. Bochy and Hembree each had 2 K in 1.0 perfect IP, although both still have ERAs above 5.00. The Mariners' Walker, perhaps one of the top ten prospects in the minors, had 6.0 scoreless IP In his PCL debut. He had a 2.46 ERA in fourteen Southern League starts where opposing hitters found him quite tough to hit given his 58 H and 96 K in 84.0 IP.
AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 1-0 (7 innings) in game 1
Richmond: LF Brett Krill: 2 for 3
Richmond: SP Chris Gloor: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Richmond: RP Edwin Quirarte: 0.2 IP, 2 K
Krill had two of the Flying Squirrels' six hits, raising his AVG to .295.
Despite allowing ten baserunners, Gloor allowed just one run--the game's only run in the 4th inning. Tonight's performance brought his ERA below 3.50. Quirarte struck out both his batters, lowering his ERA to 2.33.
AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 7-6 (7 innings) in game 2
(making up the game postponed on May 7)
Richmond: CF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 3, 2B
Richmond: 3B Mark Minicozzi: 2 for 3, 2B
Richmond: SP Tom Vessella: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Lollis and Minicozzi each had two hits, including their 15th and 20th doubles. They raised their AVGs to .276 and .335.
Making the spot start after 23 relief appearances, Vessella allowed 4 ER in the 1st inning but followed with two scoreless frames thereafter.
A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 6-2
San Jose: C Jeff Arnold: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
San Jose: SP Edwin Escobar: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Cody Hall: 1.0 IP, 3 K
Arnold's 13th double was the Giants lone XBH. He was one one of three Giants to reach base twice.
Making his twelfth start, Escobar allowed a season-high 4 ER, raising his ERA to 3.50. Hall struck out all three of his batters in the 8th inning. He has dominated over his last five appearances with 9 K in 6.1 perfect IP.
A-: Augusta hosting Savannah postponed by rain
(A makeup doubleheader is scheduled for August 16.)
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 9-2
Salem-Keizer: SS Brandon Bednar: 2 for 5, 2B, SO
Salem-Keizer: LF Shilo McCall: 2 for 5, HR, CS
Salem-Keizer: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Chris Fern: 1.0 IP, 3 K
McCall connected for his 1st HR, plus a single. He had 3 HRs last summer in the AZL. Bednar also had two hits, raising his AVG to .300.
Leenhouts had his second straight start with 0 ER. Fern struck out all three of his batters in the 8th inning.
R: Giants defeated Cubs 14-4
Scottsdale: RF Leonardo Fuentes: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Scottsdale: C Fernando Pujadas: 2 for 5, HR
Scottsdale: SP Luis Ysla: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Fuentes homered for the second straight day, and Pujadas connected for his 1st HR.
Making his second pro start, Ysla faced just one batter over the minimum in 5.0 scoreless IP.
DSL: Gigantes defeated Padres 4-1
Dominican: 1B Royel Astacio: 4 for 4, 2 2B, BB, CS, E
Dominican: SP Eusebio Encarnacion: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HB
Astacio (19.8 y.o.) had four hits, including his 2nd and 3rd doubles, but his AVG remains below .200. Encarnacion (18.10 y.o.) made his first pro start after four relief appearances.