Friday highlight from the Giants' farm: Ydwin Villegas reached base in all four plate appearances.
AAA: Fresno defeated Sacramento 8-7
Fresno: DH Kensuke Tanaka: 2 for 4, BB, SO
Fresno: SS Ydwin Villegas: 3 for 3, 2B
Sacramento: 2B Grant Green; 4 for 6, 2 2B
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 2 K--2 WP
Fresno: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Villegas reached base in all four plate appearances. Tanaka also reached base three times. Green, the Athletics' first round draft pick four years ago, doubled twice among four hits.
Heston retired less than half (10 of 24) his batters. He threw 100 pitches (58 strikes) in less than 4.0 IP. Matching a season high with 7 ER, he saw his ERA rise to 5.73. Hembree, who had allowed 12 H in 7.1 IP over his last seven appearances, pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 17th save.
AA: Richmond lost to Akron 6-2
Richmond: 2B Skyler Stromsmoe: 2 for 4, SO
Richmond: SP Chris Gloor: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HR
Stromsmoe had two of the Flying Squirrels' six hits.
Gloor allowed 3 ER in the 3rd inning. Not particularly efficient with his pitch count--98 pitches (64 strikes) in 5.0 IP--he came up shy of a quality start.
A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 6-3
San Jose: DH Brock Bond: 2 for 3, 2 BB
San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 2 for 4, 2B, 2 BB (1 IBB)
San Jose: CF Chris Lofton: 3 for 4, SO, SB
San Jose: SP Clayton Blackburn: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Williamson and Bond each drew two of the Giants' four walks as both reached base four times. With two hits in six of his last eight games, Williamson has raised his AVG to .266. Lofton's three singles raised his AVG to .250.
Blackburn allowed less than 2 ER for just the second time in his last twelve starts. He lowered his ERA to 4.55.
A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 2-0
Augusta: 2B Alberto Robles: 1 for 2, 2 BB
Augusta: SP Martin Agosta: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Augusta: RP Jorge Bucardo: 1.2 IP, 4 K--1 HB
Robles had the GreenJackets' only hit (a leadoff single in the 6th inning) and two of their five walks. He has hit .258/.343/.323 through 62 AB.
Making his first start in two weeks, Agosto allowed over a third (7 of 18) his batters to reach base but kept the damage to a single run. Bucardo struck out four of his six batters. In eight Sally League relief appearances, he has 7 H, 5 BB and 17 K in 16.2 IP.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Everett 4-1
Salem-Keizer: CF Randy Ortiz: 2 for 4, BB, SO, SB
Salem-Keizer: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HR
Salem-Keizer: RP Eduardo Encinosa: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Batting leadoff, Ortiz reached base three times.
Leenhouts delivered his fourth straight start with 1 R or less. He has a 1.59 ERA after five starts. Encinosa pitched a perfect 9th inning for his 1st save.
R: Giants defeated Mariners 5-4
Scottsdale: 1B Brian Ragira: 2 for 4, 3B, SO
Scottsdale: SP Luis Pino: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K--1 HB
Scottsdale: RP Eury Sanchez: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Ragira tripled and singled as the lone rookie Giant with two hits. He has a seven-game hitting streak to begin his pro career.
Pino's third start had new season highs across the board as 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB and 7 K were all new season highs. Sanchez threw a perfect 9th inning for his 3rd save.
DSL: Gigantes had a scheduled off-day