Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Mac Williamson and Devin Harris both homered in multi-hit performances, and Kendry Flores had 7.0 scoreless IP. Also notable, Sam Eberle homered twice, and Keury Mella had 5.0 near-perfect IP.
AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 2-0
Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 4, 2B, CS
Fresno: 2B Nick Noonan: 2 for 3, BB, SO, CS
Fresno: 3B Chris Dominguez: 2 for 4, 2B
Las Vegas: 1B Ike Davis: 3 for 4, HR, 2B
Fresno: SP Yusmeiro Petit: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--2 HR
Hitting in the first two spots in the lineup, Brown and Noonan set the table well, reaching base five times in their eight plate appearances. Unfortunately , the rest of the lineup reached base just five times. Brown, Noonan and Dominguez raised their AVGs to .246, .406 and .296. The Mets' Davis, who was sent to the minors after a .500 OPS in 186 AB, led off the 2nd inning with a solo HR and later doubled and singled, while his teammates combined for just two hits and a walk. He has hit .293/.424/.667 in 21 PCL games.
Petit yielded a couple solo HRs. He has yielded more than his share with 12 HR in 47.2 IP.
AA: Richmond defeated Reading 7-4
Richmond: LF Javier Herrera: 2 for 5, 2 2B, SO
Richmond: RF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB, SO
Richmond: SP Carlos Teller: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--2 HR
Reading: SP Seth Rosin: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 IBB, 1 HB
The Flying Squirrels' two corner outfielders both doubled twice. Parker also drew a walk and threw out a runner at the plate.
Teller has scuffled through his last three starts, allowing 15 ER in 11.1 IP. Rosin, the ex-Giant traded to the Phillies for Hunter Pence, also allowed 4 ER. He allowed nearly half (10 of 22) his batters to reach base.
A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 7-6
San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 2 for 5, HR, SO
San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO
San Jose: LF Devin Harris: 2 for 4, HR, 2B
San Jose: SP Kyle Crick: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K--1 HR
After Harris hit his 18th HR in the 4th inning, Williamson followed in the 6th inning with his 14th HR. Oropesa, the other Giant with two hits, reached base three times.
Crick made his longest start of the year, completing 6.0 IP. He matched his season-high 10 K. He had previously allowed just 1 ER (but five unearned runs), so 3 ER was also a new season-high. But perhaps most importantly, this was his second straight start with just 1 BB. His K/BB ratio is nearly 3.00.
A-: Augusta defeated Kannapolis 6-1
Augusta: SS Matt Duffy: 1 for 3, 2 BB, SO, SB, E
Augusta: C Trevor Brown: 2 for 4, BB, SO
Augusta: SP Kendry Flores: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K--1 HB
Augusta: RP Ian Gardeck: 1.0 IP, 3 K
Duffy and Brown each reached base three times. Duffy improved his team-leading OBP to .415. He also had his 16th SB but his 11th error.
Flores had one of his best starts this year, including a season-high 11 K. This start dropped his WHIP below 1.00. He is one of just three (qualified) Sally League pitchers with a sub-1.00 WHIP. Gardeck struck out all three of his batters. He has been hard to hit but needs to improve his walk rate (25 H, 22 BB and 38 K in 32.0 IP).
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Boise 11-3
Salem-Keizer: CF Tyler Hollick: 4 for 5, 2B
Salem-Keizer: DH Sam Eberle: 2 for 4, 2 HR, BB
Salem-Keizer: SP Reyes Moronta: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Eberle, who had just one previous pro HR, hit a pair of solo HRs. Batting leadoff, Hollick had four hits, raising his AVG to .380.
Moronta had a solid start, lowering his ERA to 3.07.
R: Giants defeated Brewers 8-1
Scottsdale: RF Julio Pena: 3 for 4, 2 2B
Scottsdale: SP Keury Mella: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K--1 HB
Pena hit his 10th and 11th doubles, plus a single. His seven-game hitting streak with 8 doubles has improved his season line to .370/.396/.717 through 46 AB.
In 5.0 dominant IP, Mella faced just one batter over the minimum and struck out half his sixteen batters.
DSL: Gigantes defeated White Sox 11-8
Dominican: CF Gustavo Cabrera: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 HB, SO, SB
Dominican: SP Eusebio Encarnacion: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Cabrera (17.5 y.o.) had one of his best pro games, reaching base four times and collecting his 16th SB. He has hit .207/.365/.261 through his first 92 pro AB. Encarnacion (17.10 y.o.), making his second start in six appearances, had new season highs with 7 H and 6 K.