Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Edwin Escobar had 7.0 scoreless IP, and Adam Duvall and Mark Wagner each homered in a multi-hit performance.
AAA: Fresno lost to Sacramento 3-2
Fresno: 1B Jonny Monell: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
Fresno: SS Ydwin Villegas: 2 for 3
Fresno: SP Justin Fitzgerald: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 BK, 1 E
Fresno: RP Daryl Maday: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
With two singles, Villegas was the lone Grizzly to reach base twice. He maintained his .400+ AVG. Monell, with his 20th double and the Grizzlies' only walk, was the only other Grizzly to reach base twice.
Fitzgerald's fourth PCL start was his longest yet, but he still came up shy of a quality start. His walk rate has been up over his last two starts with 7 BB in 8.2 IP. Maday struck out three of his six batters.
AA: Richmond defeated Akron 15-7
Richmond: LF Javier Herrera: 3 for 5, 2B, SO
Richmond: DH Adam Duvall: 2 for 3, HR, 2 BB
Richmond: 3B Mark Minicozzi: 3 for 5, SO
Richmond: C Mark Wagner: 2 for 5, HR, 2 SO, GiDP
Richmond: SP Jack Snodgrass: 3.2 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Richmond: RP Drew Bowlin: 4.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Richmond: RP Cody Hall: 1.0 IP, 2 K
While all but one Flying Squirrel had at least two hits, Herrera and Minicozzi paced the Squirrels' nineteen-hit attack with three hits each, including Herrera's 24th double. Duvall hit his 8th HR while reaching base four times. Wagner's 1st HR punctuated the Squirrels' six-run outburst in the 1st inning.
After Snodgrass allowed new season highs with 7 R and 11 H, Bowlin and Hall responded with strong relief, facing just one batter over the minimum in 5.1 scoreless IP.
A+: San Jose defeated Lake Elsinore 2-0
San Jose: RF Mac Williamson: 3 for 4, SO
San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 2 for 4, 2 2B, E
Lake Elsinore: C Austin Hedges: 1 for 3, 2B, BB, SO
San Jose: SP Edwin Escobar: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Oropesa has 7 XBH in seven games since his demotion. Williamson's three singles raised his AVG to .270. Hedges, who has emerged as perhaps the Padres' top prospect this year, doubled and walked. He has hit .268/.354/.435 through 168 AB and has a very strong defensive reputation.
With 0 ER in three of his last four starts, Escobar has improved his ERA to 2.89. Over his last six starts, he has 41 K and 5 BB in 32.0 IP.
A-: Augusta leading Charleston 2-0 (suspended in 3rd inning due to rain)
(The game is scheduled to be resumed August 1.)
Augusta: SS Matt Duffy: 1 for 1, BB, SB
Augusta: SP Chris Stratton: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Duffy reached base in both plate appearances. Stratton had 3.0 scoreless IP while allowing three singles.
A-: Augusta hosting Charleston (in game 2) postponed
(This game has been postponed a second time to August 3.)
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 6-1
Salem-Keizer: 3B Ryan Tuntland: 1 for 3, BB, E
Salem-Keizer: SP Joe Kurrasch: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Jeff Soptic: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Making his NWL debut after seven AZL games, Tuntland was the lone Volcano to reach base twice.
In his fifth start, Kurrasch allowed new season highs with 5 R and 8 H. Soptic pitched a perfect 8th inning in his third rehab appearance.
R: Giants defeated Royals 9-0
Scottsdale: 3B Ryder Jones: 1 for 2, BB
Scottsdale: CF Johneshwy Fargas: 3 for 5, CS
Scottsdale: SP Luis Ysla: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HB, 1 E
Scottsdale: RP Christian Jones: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Playing in his fifth pro game, Fargas achieved his first multi-hit game. Jones, although not in the starting lineup, reached base twice. He was making his first appearance in a week.
Ysla has delivered 5.0 scoreless IP in two of his four starts. Jones pitched a perfect 7th inning in his pro debut.
DSL: Gigantes defeated Twins 5-4 (10 innings)
Dominican: C Kleiber Rivas: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Dominican: SP Olbis Parra: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Rivas (18.0 y.o.) reached base three times. Parra (18.9 y.o.) had a somewhat abbreviated outing in his sixth start.