Wednesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Adalberto Mejia allowed just 1 R in 6.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno defeated Round Rock 5-3
Fresno: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, 3B, SB
Fresno: 1B Johnny Monell: 2 for 4, 2B
Fresno: SP Mike Kickham: 6.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K
Adrianza and Monell each had twohits , including Adrianza's 2nd triple and Monell's 23rd double. They raised their AVGs to .333 and .298.
Kickham allowed just 1 H but issued 5 BB for the second time in three starts. He now has a 0.50 BB/IP ratio (45 BB in 90.0 IP in his seventeen PCL starts).
AA: Richmond defeated Portland 3-2
Richmond: DH Mark Minicozzi: 1 for 2, BB, HBP, SO
Richmond: 3B Adam Duvall: 1 for 3, HR, BB
Richmond: SP Jack Snodgrass: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Richmond: RP Edwin Quirarte: 2.2 IP, 3 K
Portland: SP Matt Barnes: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Duvall hit his 11th HR. He homered for the second straight day but has a sub-.270 OBP since the start of June. Minicozzi reached base three times. His .413 OBP ranks second in the ten-team Eastern League.
Snodgrass finished July with a 6.39 ERA over six starts--easily his least effective month this year. His season ERA remains just 3.70, though. Quirarte had 2.2 perfect IP, bringing his ERA below 2.75. Barnes, the Red Sox' first round selection two years ago, has allowed more than 1 ER in just one of his last eight starts.
A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 5-2
San Jose: C Jeff Arnold: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB
San Jose: 2B Bobby Haney: 2 for 3, BB
San Jose: SP Adalberto Mejia: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HR, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Derek Law: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Two Giants had two hits each--Arnold with his 18th and 19th doubles and Haney reaching base three times.
Returning from a PCL spot start, Mejia had 7+ K for the fourth time in his last six Cal League starts. For the year, his component stats are now 51 H, 18 BB and 59 K in 62.1 IP. Law pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 9th save this year.
A-: Augusta defeated Rome 3-2
Augusta: CF Andrew Cain: 2 for 3, SH, SO
Augusta: RF-LF Shawn Payne: 2 for 4, SB
Augusta: SP Edward Concepcion: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K--1 WP
Augusta: RP Jacob Dunnington: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 K
Augusta: RP Stephen Johnson: 2.1 IP, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HB, 1 BK
Cain and Payne each had two of the GreenJackets' eight hits.
Making his first start in just his fourth appearance this year, Concepcion allowed just one baserunner in the first two innings but then three baserunners in the 3rd inning. Dunnington provided 3.0 scoreless IP in long relief, and Johnson followed with another 2.1 scoreless IP, including a career-high 6 K.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Spokane 6-4 (11 innings)
Salem-Keizer: SS John Polonius: 2 for 4, SO, E
Salem-Keizer: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Salem-Keizer: RP Juan Nova: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Polonius's two singles raised his AVG to .266 through 79 AB in the NWL.
In his tenth start, Leenhouts matched a season-high with 4 R. His ERA rose to 2.56. Nova, making his fifth appearance in the U.S., pitched a perfect 7th inning.
R: Giants lost to Cubs 2-1
Scottsdale: CF Cristian Paulino: 2 for 4, 2B
Scottsdale: SP Donald Snelton: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Paulino's 7th double and single were two of just four hits for the rookie Giants. He entered the day hitting .310/.310/.552 in 58 AB in his third AZL campaign.
Through nine pro appearances, including two starts, Snelton has 9 H, 9 BB and 19 K in 16.0 IP.
DSL: Gigantes defeated Twins 12-2
Dominican: C Miguel Gomez: 2 for 4, 3B, BB
Dominican: SP Eusebio Encarnacion: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Gomez (20.7 y.o.) reached base three times. He has a .413 OBP in his second pro season. Encarnacion (18.11 y.o.) allowed 1 ER or less in 6.0+ IP for the third time in his last four starts. He now has 2.18 ERA in six starts.