Saturday highlight from the Giants' farm: Luis Ysla had 9 K in 6.0 scoreless IP in his playoff start. Also notable, Myles Schroder, Shawn Payne, and Travious Relaford homered in multi-hit performances.
AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Springs 7-1
Fresno: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 4, HR, SO, E
Fresno: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, 2 3B, E
Fresno: C Guillermo Quiroz: 2 for 2, 2 BB
Fresno: SP Daryl Maday: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--2 WP
Dominguez hit his 15th HR--a grand slam in the 1st inning--but also committed his 16th error. Adrianza tripled twice, giving him 6 triples in just 136 PCL AB. Quiroz reaached base in all four plate appearances? . Will he be a September call-up to give the Giants a third catcher? There is not currently a third catcher on the 40-man roster.
After 7.0 scoreless IP over his first two starts, Maday did yield a single run in his third start. For the year he has a 4.17 ERA.
AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 12-3
(allowing eight runs in the 5th inning)
Richmond: LF Javier Herrera: 2 for 3, BB
Richmond: RF Jarrett Parker: 1 for 3, HR, BB, E
Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 5 K--1 HB
Harrisburg: SP Nathan Karns: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 HR
Parker led off the 2nd inning with his 18th HR. Herrera reached base three times.
In his final start of the year, Westcott yielded 7 ER and 5 BB, both matching season highs. He finished his fifth pro season with a 4.19 ERA in 27 starts. For the second time in three starts, Karns, one of the Nationals' top ten prospects, allowed just 1 R in 7.0 IP against the Flying Squirrels.
A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 5-3
San Jose: 3B Myles Schroder: 2 for 4, HR, 3B, BB, E
San Jose: 2B Ryan Cavan: 2 for 3, BB
Inland Empire: LF Zach Borenstein: 4 for 4, HR
San Jose: SP Jason Forjet: 5.0+ IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Jose Casllia: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Schroder has finished the season strong with multiple hits in eight of his last ten games, including 9 XBH. For the season, he has hit .292/.356/.458 in 284 AB. Cavan also reached base three times. Defensively, Mac Williamson had three outfield assists. Borenstein began the year not considered one of the Angels' top thirty prospects, but he has a had a big year hitting .333/.400/.619 with 26 HR through 399 AB.
Forjet allowed just 1 R through 5.0 IP before allowing a two-run HR in the 6th inning. He finishes his season with a 4.52 ERA in 63.2 IP. Casilla has finished his season on a high note. Over his last seven appearances, his stats are 3 H, 0 BB, 0 ER and 7 K in 8.1 IP.
A-: Augusta lost to Asheville 6-5
(allowing three runs in the 8th inning)
Augusta: CF-LF Shawn Payne: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, BB, SO
Augusta: SS Travious Relaford: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Augusta: SP Justin Schumer: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Payne and Relaford hit their 5th and 1st HRs this year.
Schumer had a career-high 9 K, although his 15 K and 2 BB in his final two starts were not enough to finish the season with a 2.00+ K/BB ratio.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 7-1
Salem-Keizer: CF Randy Ortiz: 3 for 5, 2 3B, SB, E
Salem-Keizer: RF Brian Ragira: 1 for 5, HR, 4 SO
Salem-Keizer: SP Pat Young: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--1 HR
With his 2nd and 3rd triples plus a single, Ortiz had half the Volcanoes' six hits. Ragira connected for his 3rd HR but struck out four time thereafter. With 9 SO in his last three games, his SO/AB has risen to nearly 30%.
In eight NWL starts, Young has allowed just 4 ER, keeping his ERA below 1.00.
R: Giants defeated Padres 5-1
(in their AZL playoff semifinal matchup)
Scottsdale: CF Cristian Paulino: 1 for 3, HBP, 2 SB
Scottsdale: 2B Will Callaway: 1 for 3, 2B, HBP
Scottsdale: 3B Ryder Jones: 1 for 3, BB, SO, E
Scottsdale: SP Luis Ysla: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
Scottsdale: RP Dustin Knight: 2.0 IP, 3 K
Paulino, Callaway, and Jones each reached base twice for the rookie Giants and scored four of the team's five runs.
Ysla apparently saved his best start of the year for the post-season. Both 9 K and 6.0 IP represented new career highs. Knight pitched perfect 7th and 8th innings.
DSL: The Gigantes were eliminated in their playoffs earlier this week