Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Mac Williamson and Jeff Arnold homered in multi-hit performances.
AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 12-2
Fresno: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 4
Fresno: RF Roger Kieschnick: 2 for 3, BB
Las Vegas: 2B Wilmer Flores: 5 for 6, 2 2B
Fresno: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 WP
With two of the Grizzlies' ten hits (all singles) and one of their two walks, Kieschnick reached base three times. After hitting over .300 in both April and May, he hit just .181 in June. His season line is now .265/.328/.490 thorugh 302 AB. Monell was one of two other Grizzlies with two hits. Flores, one of the Mets' top ten prospects, had five hits, including his 26th and 27th doubles.
Fitzgerald allowed a season-high 7 R while matching a season low (over ten starts) with 3.1 IP.
AA: Richmond lost to Reading 7-5
(after allowing five runs in the 6th inning)
Richmond: RF Javier Herrera: 1 for 3, 2B, BB, SO
Richmond: 1B Angel Villalona: 1 for 4, HR, 2 SO
Richmond: RP Jack Snodgrass: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 WP
Playing his second game in the upper minors, Villalona homered--a three-run shot in the 4th inning. With his 20th double and a walk, Herrera was the lone Flying Squirrel to reach base twice.
After allowing just 16 R through his first eleven starts, Snodgrass has allowed 16 R over his last four starts. His ERA has risen to 2.92.
A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 11-3
San Jose: SS Kelby Tomlinson: 3 for 5, 2B, SO
San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 2 for 5, HR
San Jose: C Jeff Arnold: 3 for 5, HR, 2B
San Jose: SP Santiago Casilla: 2.0 IP, 1 H
San Jose: RP Austin Fleet: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Modesto: RP Kraig Sitton: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 4 K--1 WP
On an evening on which seven Giants had multiple hits, Arnold led the charge, connecting for his 10th HR, 15th double and a single. Tomlinson, playing his fourth Cal League game since coming off the DL, also had three hits. Williamson hit his 13th HR.
Casilla, making his second rehab appearance, retired six of seven batters. Fleet, fared not so well, allowing nearly half (8 of 17) his batters to reach base, although he kept the damage to just a couple runs. The Rockies' Sitton, whose second cousin played basketball at Oregon State and later in the NBA, struck out four of his seven batters. (He's not a top prospect, but I'm seizing upon the excuse to mention the former Beaver.)
A-: Augusta defeated Kannapolis 3-1
Augusta: 3B Shayne Houck: 2 for 4, 3B, BB, SO
Augusta: SP Justin Schumer: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 3 K--2 WP
Houck, one of four GreenJackets with two hits, hit his 1st triple while reaching base three times. His .356 OBP is second best on the team.
Despite a season-high 5 BB, Schumer had 5.1 scoreless IP, bringing his ERA below 5.00.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Boise 10-5
Salem-Keizer: SS Brandon Bednar: 2 for 5
Salem-Keizer: SP Joe Kurrasch: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 0 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Arturo Maltos-Garcia: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Bednar was the lone Volcano with two hits, raising his AVG to .294.
After Kurrasch retired just one of his eight batters, Maltos-Garcia provided effective long relief, facing the the minimum eleven batters in 3.2 scoreless IP. Previously this summer, Kurrasch had allowed just 2 ER in three previous starts, whiel Maltos-Garcia had allowed at least 1 ER in each of his previous six appearances.
R: Giants defeated Reds 10-1
Scottsdale: 2B-SS Brett Kay: 3 for 5
Scottsdale: DH Ryan Tuntland: 4 for 5
Scottsdale: SP Carlos Diaz: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Scottsdale: RP Donald Snelton: 2.0 IP, 2 K
Kay and Tuntland combined for nearly half of the rookie Giants' sixteen hits. Tuntland has started his pro career with 8 H in 17 AB over five games.
In his second start in three appearances, Diaz had a season-high 6 K. Snelton pitched a perfect 7th and 8th innings in his second pro appearance.
DSL: Gigantes lost to Twins 2-1 (6.5 innings)
(shortened due to rain)
Dominican: LF Nicol Parra: 1 for 2, BB, SB
Dominican: SP Jonathan Loaisiga: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--3 WP
Parra (18.11 y.o.) had the Gigantes' only hit and one of their two walks. In his third pro season, he has a .404 OBP. Loaisiga (18.8 y.o.) suffered the first loss of his pro career (five starts).