Tuesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Chris Heston allowed just 1 R in 6.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno defeated New Orleans 4-3
(scoring all four runs in the 3rd inning)
Fresno: 2B Joe Panik: 1 for 3, BB, SB
Fresno: 3B Adam Duvall: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Fresno: 1B Travis Ishikawa: 1 for 4, HR
New Orleans: 2B Derek Dietrich: 2 for 4, HR, SO
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K--1 HB
Ishikawa led off the 3rd inning with his 4th HR, and later in in the inning Duvall added his 22nd HR. Panik was the lone Grizzly to reach base twice. Dietrich, who spent the first two months with the Marlins, has homered in six of ten games since being optioned to the Zephyrs.
Heston delivered his third straight start allowing just 1 R. He has improved his ERA to 3.69 through fourteen starts. He also did not issue a walk after issuing 15 BB over his previous five starts.
AA: Richmond lost to Binghamton 5-1
(allowing four runs in the 6th inning)
Richmond: SS Matt Duffy: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO, E
Richmond: SP Ty Blach: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
Richmond: RP Phil McCormick: 1.0 IP, 2 K
With his 12th double, a single, and a walk, Duffy improved his season line to .344/.400/.434 through 244 AB.
Despite issuing a season-high 4 BB, Blach allowed just 1 R. He has a 2.79 ERA through thirteen starts. McCormick pitched a perfect 9th inning.
A+: San Jose had the third day of its four-day all-star break
(The Cal League all-stars defeated the Caroline League all-stars 3-2.)
California: LF Kyle Waldrop: 2 for 3, HR, CS, E
California: SP Ben Lively: 2.0 IP, 2 K
California: RP Steven Ekert: 1.0 IP, 2 K
The Reds' Waldrop was one of just two hitters in the game with two hits. He hit a two-run HR in the 4th inning.
The Reds' Lively was the lone pitcher to pitch more than an inning. He pitched a perfect 1st and 2nd inning. Okert, the Giants' lone representative to appear in the game, pitched a perfect 9th inning for the save.
A-: Augusta had the second day of its three-day all-stark break
(The South and North all-stars tied 4-4 in 10 innings.)
South: RF Tyler Horan: 0 for 2
South: SP Matthew Lujan: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K
South: RP Jake Smith: 1.0 IP
Horan, the lone hitter from the GreenJackets to appear in the game, entered as a reserve and was hitless in two at bats. No one homered in the game.
The GreenJackets had two pitchers. Lujan pitched a scoreless 1st inning, and Smith pitched a perfect 6th inning. They combined to throw just 17 pitches (13 strikes). No one pitched more than an inning for either side, and both pitchers in the 10th inning allowed 2 ER.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Vancouver 4-3
(allowing three runs in the 1st inning but rallying for three runs in the 8th inning)
Salem-Keizer: 1B Craig Massoni: 2 for 4, HR
Salem-Keizer: LF Johneshwy Fargas: 1 for 2, 2 BB, SO, SB
Salem-Keizer: SP Jason Forjet: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 WP, 1 BK
Salem-Keizer: RP E.J. Encinosa: 2.0 IP, 2 K
Batting cleanup, Massoni connected for his 1st HR. Batting ninth, Fargas reached base three times.
Forjet, who made ten starts among nineteen appearances in the Cal League last year, made his 2014 season debut. Encinosa, who had a 3.12 ERA in fourteen appearances last summer for the Volcanoes, had 2.0 perfect IP in his second appearance this year.
DSL: Gigantes defeated Mariners 4-2
Dominican: DH Carlos Valdez: 2 for 4, 2B
Dominican: SP Victor Concepcion: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR
Playing just his second game this year, the nearly 20-year-old Valdez doubled and singled. The 17-year-old Concepcion allowed only a couple unearned runs in his fourth start.