Friday highlights from Giants' farm: Edwin Escobar had 7.0 scoreless IP, and Kyle Crick had 10 K and 1 R in 6.0 IP. Also notable, both Gary Brown and Javier Herrera homered and singled.
AAA: Fresno leading Reno 5-2 entering the 9th inning
(game still in progress at "press time")
Fresno: CF Gary Brown: CF Gary Brown: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Fresno: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 2, BB, SH, SB
Fresno: RF Juan Perez: 3 for 4, SB
Fresno: SP Mike Kickham: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K--1 E
Perez's three singles were one third of the Grizzlies' nine hits through eight innings. Adrianza also reached base three times. Brown hit his 13th HR, plus a single.
Kickham matched a season-high with 8 K. He has allowed just 5 ER over his last five starts, improving his ERA to 4.31.
AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 6-5 (11 innings) in game 1
(completing game suspended in 10th inning on July 21)
Richmond: RF Jarrett Parker: 3 for 5, HBP, SB
Richmond: RP Edwin Quirarte: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K
Parker's third single of the game was the second of three singles by the Flying Squirrels in the bottom of the 11th inning. After 2.0 scoreless IP in July, Quirarte pitched a scoreless 11th inning for the win, despite issuing a couple walks.
AA: Richmond defeated Bowie 3-0 in game 2
Richmond: LF Javier Herrera: 2 for 5, HR, SB
Richmond: C Jesus Navarro: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, PB
Richmond: SP Edwin Escobar: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Richmond: RP Cody Hall: 1.2 IP, 3 K
Herrera's 16th HR and Navarro's 3rd double were the Flying Squirrels' two XBHs (among nine hits).
For the third time in his last four starts, Escobar had 7.0+ scoreless IP. He threw 95 pitches (61 strikes). He has a 2.57 ERA through seven Eastern League starts. Hall struck out three of his six batters for his 9th save this year.
A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 3-2 (10 innigns)
San Jose: C Jeff Arnold: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SB
San Jose: SP Kyle Crick: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K--1 WP
San Jose: RP Derek Law: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Arnold provided much of the Giants' offense with their lone XBH, one of their four singles, one of their two walks, and their lone steal. No one else reached base twice. After hitting for nearly a .900 OPS in the first half, he entered tonight with a sub-.650 OPS in the second half.
Making his twelfth start this year, Crick had 10+ K for the fourth time. His component stats are now 41 H, 35 BB, 1 HR and 79 K in 56.2 IP. Law struck out three of his six batters. He now has 84 K in 57.1 IP this year.
A-: Augusta hosting Savannah in a doubleheader postponed due to rain
(Makeup doubleheaders are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday.)
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Vancouver 7-2
Salem-Keizer: 1B Brian Ragira: 3 for 4, BB
Salem-Keizer: RF Tyler Horan: 3 for 4, SO
Salem-Keizer: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K--2 WP
Salem-Keizer: RP Michael Connolly: 1.0 IP, 2 K
With three singles each, Ragira and Horan accounted for half of the Volcanoes' dozen hits. They raised their AVGs to .276 and .295.
Leenhouts had a season-high 8 K while improving his W-L record to 8-1 after twelve starts. Connolly pitched a perfect 9th inning in his NWL debut after eight AZL relief appearances.
R: Giants defeated Indians 7-3
Scottsdale: C Fernando Pujadas: 4 for 4, 2 2B
Goodyear: CF Clint Frazier: 3 for 5, 3 2B, 2 SO
Scottsdale: SP Keury Mella: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 WP
Scottsdale: RP Nicholas Gonzalez: 3.0 IP, 1 H 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Pujadas had four hits, including his 3rd and 4th doubles, raising his AVG to .346. Frazier, whom the Indians drafted fifth overall this year, doubled three times. He has hit .303/.352/.507 through his first 142 pro AB.
Making his second start in the last three weeks, Mella allowed nearly two thirds (7 of 11) his batters to reach base. Gonzalez provided long relief.
DSL: Gigantes defeated Diamondbacks 2-0
Dominican: LF Jean Angomas: 2 for 3, 3B, 2B, BB, SB
Dominican: SP Jonathan Loaisiga: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
With his 5th triple and 5th double, Angomas (18.2 y.o.) was the lone Gigante with two hits. He raised his SLG above .350. Loaisiga (18.9 y.o.) had his third straight start allowing 1 R or less. His ERA is now 2.83 after twelve starts.