Saturday highlight from the Giants' farm: Kelvin Marte had 7.1 scoreless IP.
AAA: Fresno lost to Omaha 3-2 (7 innings) in game 1
Fresno: C Andrew Susac: 2 for 3, 2B
Omaha: 1B Brian Bocock: 2 for 3, 2B
Fresno: SP Jason Berken: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Susac had his 6th double and a single, raising his AVG to .287. Bocock, the ex-Giant now with the Royals, was the only other player in the game with two hits.
After seven straight starts allowing 4+ R, Berken had his first quality start since early May. Nontheless, he suffered the complete game loss. This was his fifth straight start being credited as the losing pitcher.
AAA: Fresno lost to Omaha 5-0 (7 innings) in game 2
Fresno: 3B Juan Ciriaco: 2 for 2, 2B
Fresno: SP Brett Bochy: 2.0 IP, R, 2 ER, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Omaha: SP Ryan Verdugo: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 ER, 9 K
Ciriaco's double and single provided the Grizzlies' only two baserunners until the Grizzlies got a couple more hits when down to their final out.
With the second game of the doubleheader essentially being a bullpen game for the Grizzlies, Bochy made his first pro start. The 2 ER pushed his ERA above 3.00. Verdugo, whom the Giants traded to the Royals a couple years ago, made his fourth start this year. He dominated his former organization, facing just one batter over the minimum until he allowed a couple singles when he was one out away from the complete-game shutout.
AA: Richmond defeated New Hampshire 1-0
(scoring the game's only run in the 1st inning)
Richmond: 2B-3B Skyler Stromsmoe: 2 for 2, 3B, 2 BB
Richmond: RF Jarrett Parker: 1 for 2, BB, HBP, SO
Richmond: SP Kelvin Marte: 7.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Stromsmoe, now in his eighth year in the Giants' farm system, reached base in all four plate appearances. Parker also reached base three times.
Marte had his best start this year, including a season-high 7.1 IP. In five appearances with three starts since Memorial Day, he has allowed just 3 R in 20.1 IP.
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 3-0
San Jose: C Ben Turner: 3 for 4, 2 2B
San Jose: SP Santiago Casilla: 2.0 IP, 1 BB
San Jose: RP Pat Young: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--2 WP
Making his second rehab appearance, Casilla retired six of seven batters. He threw 27 pitches (16 strikes). Young effectively had his third straight start allowing 3 ER.
A-: Augusta at Savannah rained out
(Both games of their doubleheader were cancelled with tomorrow the final day of their first half.)
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Vancouver 3-1
Salem-Keizer: LF Craig Massoni: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Salem-Keizer: SP Jose Reyes: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K--2 HB, 1 WP, 1 E
Salem-Keizer: Raymundo Montero: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Massoni, who had a .401 OBP last summer in the AZL, reached base three times.
Reyes, who had a 5.23 ERA in 41.1 IP last year at three different levels, had 7 K in his 2014 season debut. Montero, who had a dozen appearances for Augusta earlier this year, had 2 K in a perfect 9th inning.
DSL: Gigantes defeated Red Sox 6-5
Dominican: C Miguel Gomez: 2 for 4, 2B
Dominican: SP Prebito Reyes: 4.0+ IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K--2 E
Gomez has a .310 AVG so far, with nearly half his hits going for extra bases (.500 SLG). Reyes allowed half of his batters (9 of 18) to reach base but kept the damage to just a couple runs.