Monday highlights from the Giants' farm: Jarrett Parker, Chris Lofton, Chuckie Jones and Andrew Cain each homered in multi-hit performances.
AAA: Fresno had the first day of their three-day all-star break
AA: Richmond lost to Binghamton 7-3
Richmond: SS Joe Panik: 2 for 4, 2B
Richmond: RF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 3, HR, E
Richmond: SP Taylor Rogers: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Parker and Panik combined for all but one of the Flying Squirrels' five hits, including Parker's 12th HR and Panik's 20th and 21st doubles. With a sub-.200 AVG since the start of June, Panik's AVG has slipped below .250.
In his twelfth start, Rogers allowed a season-high 7 R, pushing his ERA above 6.00.
A+: San Jose lost to Lake Elsinore 10-7
San Jose: CF Chris Lofton: 3 for 5, HR
San Jose: SP Jason Forjet: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
San Jose: RP Stephen Harrold: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 HR
Lofton had three hits and 5 RBI. His 2nd HR was a three-run shot in the 7th inning. He has slugged just .307 at home but .424 on the road as all eight of his triples have come in road games.
Forjet, who did not make it out of the 1st inning after throwing 37 pitches (20 strikes), allowed 4 R in the 1st inning, followed by Harrold, who allowed 4 R in the 2nd inning.
A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 8-5
Augusta: RF Chuckie Jones: 2 for 3, HR, 2B, BB, HBP, CS
Augusta: LF Andrew Cain: 2 for 4, HR, 3B, BB, 2 SO
Augusta: SP Joe Biagini: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 WP
Cain and Jones hit their 6th and 5th HRs.
Biagini had his shortest in over two months. With 3 BB in each of his last three starts, his K/BB ratio has declined to nearly 2.00.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 8-4
Salem-Keizer: LF Shilo McCall: 2 for 3, 2 BB, SO
Salem-Keizer: SP Chris Johnson: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 WP
McCall reached base four times, raising his OBP to .382 after 30 games.
Johnson allowed 2 R or less for the fourth time in seven starts.
R: Giants defeated Angels 8-3
Scottsdale: SS Christian Arroyo: 1 for 3, 2 BB, SB
Scottsdale: 3B Ryder Jones: 2 for 3, 2 BB
Scottsdale: SP Carlos Diaz: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Arroyo and Jones, the Giants' top two draft picks this year batting in the top two spots in the lineup, combined to reach base seven times.
Diaz had new season highs with 7 K and 5.0 IP. After giving up 5 ER in his U.S. debut, today's start got his ERA below 5.00.
DSL: Gigantes lost to White Sox 5-4
Dominican: 3B Nathanael Javier: 3 for 5
Dominican: RF Robinson Medrano: 3 for 5, SB
Dominican: SP Olbis Parra: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--2 WP
Javier (17.9 y.o.) and Medrano (17.2 y.o.) both had three hits, raising their AVGs to .210 and .259. Parra (18.9 y.o.) has allowed 2 ER or less in five of seven starts.