Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Hector Sanchez and Brett Krill homered in multi-hit performances.
AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake 4-3
Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 5, 3B, SO
Fresno: C Hector Sanchez: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Salt Lake: 3B Chris Nelson: 2 for 4, HR
Fresno: SP Adalberto Mejia: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Sanchez hit his 2nd HR, plus a single. Brown also had two hits, including his 6th triple. So far, July has been Brown's second best month this year, but his July OPS is still barely above .700. The Angels' Nelson homered for the second time in three games.
Making a spot start for his PCL debut, Mejia allowed a couple solo HR but otherwise held the Bees scoreless in 5.0 IP. He threw 81 pitches (50 strikes).
AA: Richmond defeated Erie 10-9
(allowing two runs in the 8th inning but rallying with two runs in the 9th inning)
Richmond: RF Brett Krill: 2 for 3, HR, BB, SF
Richmond: SP Jack Snodgrass: 5.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Josh Osich: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Krill, one of five Flying Squirrels with two hits, hit a three-run HR in the 1st inning. He reached base two other times and drove in a fourth run with a sac fly.
Snodgrass allowed 10+ H for the second time in four starts, but his BAA remains below .240. A 7.01 ERA in five July starts has raised his season ERA to 3.71. Osich pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 2nd save in eight Eastern League appearances.
A+: San Jose lost to Lancaster 8-7
(scoring two runs in the 9th inning to tie but allowing the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning)
San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 2 for 3, 2 BB, SO
San Jose: SP Nick Vander Tuig: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Stephen Harrold: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Oropesa reached base four times, raising his OBP above .450 (since his demotion).
Vander Tuig's second pro appearance came in a Cal League spot start. He allowed over half (6 of 11) his batters to reach base. Harrold, the second of four Giants relievers, provided the most long relief with 2.2 IP.
A-: Augusta had a scheduled off-day
(their third of five scheduled off-days in their second half)
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Hillsboro 4-1
Salem-Keizer: LF Brian Ragira: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Salem-Keizer: SP Pat Young: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 WP
Salem-Keizer: RP Raymundo Montero: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Ragira, the Giants' fourth round selection this year, doubled, singled and walked, raising his OBP above .400 in fourteen NWL games.
Young had 3.1 scoreless IP in his NWL debut, which came after one start and one relief appearance in the AZL. Montero pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 7th save.
R: Giants lost to Diamondbacks 6-3
Scottsdale: CF Cristian Paulino: 2 for 4, HR, SO, SB
Scottsdale: SP Luis Pino: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 WP
Paulino hit his 2nd HR and a single as the lone rookie Giant with two hits.
Pino's fifth start was his best since pitching 3.0 no-hit IP in his first start.
DSL: Gigantes defeated Orioles1 5-3
Dominican: CF Gustavo Cabrera: 3 for 4, 2B
Dominican: SS Marco Guzman: 3 for 4, 2B
Dominican: SP Jonathan Loaisiga: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HR
Cabrera (17.6 y.o.) and Guzman (18.11 y.o.) both doubled among three hits. They raised their AVGs to .202 and .265. Loaisiga's (18.8 y.o.) eighth pro start set a new career high with 7.0 IP. He allowed more than 2 ER for just the second time.