Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Chris Heston allowed just 1 R in 7.0 IP, and Jarrett Parker had four hits.
AAA: Fresno lost to Round Rock 2-1
Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 2 for 4, 2 2B
Fresno: PH-CF Gary Brown: 1 for 1, HR
Round Rock: 1B Carlos Pena: 2 for 3, HR, BB
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K--1 HR, 1 IBB, 2 WP
Round Rock: SP Robbie Ross Jr.: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Noonan hit his 7th and 8th doubles as the lone Grizzly to reach base twice. Brown's pinch-hit, solo HR in the 8th inning tied the game. Pena, playing just his sixth game this year since being signed by the Rangers a week ago, led off the 2nd inning with a solo HR and reached base two other times.
Heston had a season-high 9 K. His fourth straight start allowing just 1 R improved his ERA to 3.49, which ranks among the top ten in the PCL. He threw 111 pitches (72 strikes). Making his first minor league appearance since 2011 after being optioned to the minors earlier this week, Ross faced just two batters over the minimum in 4.0 scoreless IP. He threw 61 pitches (34 strikes).
AA: Richmond defeated Erie 7-3
(scoring five runs in the 5th inning)
Richmond: CF Jarrett Parker: 4 for 5, 2 2B, SB
Richmond: SP Kelvin Marte: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Parker had his fourth straight multi-hit game, which have include 6 XBH among his 10 H. His SLG is nearly .450.
Marte met the minimum requirements for his third straight quality start.
A+: San Jose lost to Visalia 2-1
San Jose: DH Brian Ragira: 1 for 3, HR, BB, 2 SO
San Jose: 2B Blake Miller: 3 for 4, SO
San Jose: SP Kendry Flores: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 13 K--2 HR, 1 WP
Visalia: SP Braden Shipley: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K
Ragira connected for his 6th HR. Miller had his first multi-hit game in over a week, raising his AVG back above .300.
Flores yielded a pair of solo HRs but otherwise had a dominant start as he struck out more than half his batters (13 of 25) while facing just four batters over the minimum in 7.0 IP. This was just the second start of his career with more than 11 K. (He had 15 K in a start last August.) Shipley, whom the Diamondbacks drafted fifteenth overall a year ago, also faced just four batters over the minimum and reached double digits in strikeouts. He did not allow a run for the first time in four Cal League starts (after eight Midwestern League starts to begin the year).
A-: Augusta lost to Asheville 1-0
Augusta: RF Tyler Horan: 2 for 4
Augusta: SP Luis Ysla: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 9 K--3 HB, 1 IBB, 1 WP, 1 BK, 1 E
Horan, who has cooled off to hit just .233 since the start of May, had a couple hits.
Despite issuing nine free passes and allowing nearly two baserunners per inning, Ysla was only an error away from 7.0 scoreless IP.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Everett 6-2
(allowing all six runs in the 7th inning)
Salem-Keizer: C Fernando Pujadas: 3 for 4, 2B
Salem-Keizer: SP Jason Forjet: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K--1 HB
With multiple hits in three of his last four games, Pujadas has raised his AVG to .286.
Forjet delivered 5.0 scoreless IP in his second start.
R: Giants leading Athletics 9-2 (in 8th inning)
(game still in progress at "press time")
Scottsdale: CF Randy Ortiz: 3 for 5, SO, 2 SB
Scottsdale: LF Richard Amion: 2 for 4, 3B, 2B, HBP, SO
Scottsdale: SP Nick Vander Tuig: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Hitting in the top two spots in the lineup, Ortiz and Amion both reached base three times.
Vander Tuig, who had four appearances earlier this year for Augusta, had 2.0 scoreless IP in his rehab appearance.
DSL: The Gigantes had their usual Sunday off-day