Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Devin Harris homered twice, and Gary Brown homered while reaching base three times.
AAA: Fresno defeated Las Vegas 5-4
(rallying with two runs in the 8th inning)
Fresno: CF Gary Brown: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB, CS
Fresno: 2B Joe Panik: 1 for 4, HR
Fresno: 3B Adam Duvall: 3 for 4, SO
Fresno: 1B Travis Ishikawa: 1 for 3, HR, BB, 2 SO
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--2 HR
Fresno: RP Brett Bochy: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Las Vegas: SP Noah Syndergaard: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--2 HR
Brown and Panik each hit their 3rd HR, going back-to-back in the 3rd inning. Ishikawa's 2-run HR in the 8th inning turned a one-run deficit into a one-run lead. Duvall was the lone Grizzly with multiple hits, and his three singles raised his AVG to .293.
Through nine starts, Heston has kept his hit rate fairly low but has given up a high number of HRs. He now has 45 H but 8 HR in 52.2 IP. Bochy pitched a perfect 7th inning. The Mets' Syndergaard, one of the top prospects in the minors, gave up more than 2 R for just the second time in his last five starts.
AA: Richmond defeated New Britain 7-5
(scoring four runs in the 2nd inning)
Richmond: CF Tyler Graham: 3 for 4, BB, SB
Richmond: 1B Angel Villalona: 3 for 5, 2B
Richmond: RF Devin Harris: 2 for 4, 2 HR, BB
Richmond: C Eliezer Zambrano: 3 for 5, GiDP
Richmond: SP Kelvin Marte: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Cody Hall: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 5 K
Harris hit his first two big flies in the upper minors. With three hits each, Graham, Villalona, and Zambrano combined for nine of the Flying Squirrels' sixteen hits.
Marte pitched five full innings for just the second time this year in six starts. His ERA remains above 6.00. Hall struck out five of his six batters. His component stats are now 14 H, 6 BB, 1 HR, and 21 K in 17.1 IP.
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 2-1
San Jose: DH Shawn Payne: 2 for 5, HR
San Jose: 3B Blake Miller: 2 for 4, 2B, E
San Jose: SP Joe Biagini: 6.1 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Payne hit his 4th HR, and Miller his 13th double, while each had two hits.
Despite yielding 10 H, Biagini delivered his fourth quality start in eight starts this year.
A-: Augusta had an off-day
(their final of four scheduled off-days prior to their mid-June all-star break)