Monday highlight from the Giants' farm: Ty Blach allowed just 1 R in 6.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno lost to Round Rock 5-4
(despite scoring four runs in the 1st inning)
Fresno: RF Travis Ishikawa: 2 for 4, GiDP
Fresno: SP Mitch Lively: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Ishikaw was one of two Grizzlies with two hits.
After a BB/IP of nearly 0.75 in April and May, Lively had issued just 1 BB in 18.0 IP over his last four appearances (three starts) but tonight issued 4 BB, raising his BB/IP back above 0.50.
AA: Richmond defeated Harrisburg 7-2
(after scoring six runs in the 1st inning)
Richmond: CF Tyler Graham: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Richmond: RF Jarrett Parker: 2 for 3, 2 BB
Richmond: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 2 for 4, BB
Richmond: SP Ty Blach: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
Among five Flying Squirrels with two hits each, Parker reached base four times. Graham and Oropesa reached base three times.
Making his fourteenth start, Blach had a season-high 9 K and his third straight start allowing just 1 R.
A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 2-0
San Jose: C Ben Turner: 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB
San Jose: SP Joe Kurrash: 8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Stephen Johnson: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Turner's 10th double was one of just three hits for the Giants, and he also two of their four walks. In his second pro season, he is hitting .283/.341/.377 through 191 AB.
Kurrasch's eighth start was his longest this year, but he still suffered the loss. Both the 8.0 IP and 6 K were new season highs. Johnson had 4 K in the 9th inning--a performance which raised his K/IP just above 1.00.
A-: Augusta defeated Rome 7-5
(despite trailing 5-0 entering the bottom of the 5th inning)
Augusta: DH Eric Sim: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SO
Augusta: SP Chase Johnson: 4.0+ IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--2 HB, 3 WP
Augusta: RP Carlos Alvarado: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 4 K
Sim had his 2nd double, a single, and a walk as one of four GreenJackets with two hits.
After Johnson allowed 5 R, Alvarado followed up with very effective long relief, facing just one batter over the minimum in 4.0 scoreless IP. With just 1 ER allowed in 26.2 IP since the start of May, his ERA has fallen to 2.25.
A-: Salem-Keizer defeated Everett 7-1
Salem-Keizer: 3B Will Callaway: 4 for 4, 2 2B
Salem-Keizer: SP Andrew Leenhouts: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Callaway, who hit .271 in the 96 AB last summer in the AZL, had four hits, including his 2nd and 3rd doubles.
After 3 ER in each of his first two starts, Leenhouts delivered 6.0 scoreless IP in his third start, facing just two batters over the minimum.
R: Giants lost to Athletics 6-4
Scottsdale: CF Randy Ortiz: 2 for 5, 2 SO, SB
Scottsdale: LF Richard Amion: 2 for 4, 2B, CS
Scottsdale: SP Luis Pino: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 3 K
Batting in the top two spots in the lineup, Ortiz and Amion each had two hits.
Pino, the third of five rookie Giants pitchers today, had 2.2 scoreless IP in his season debut.
DSL: Gigantes defeated Yankees1 8-7
Dominican: 3B-SS Hengerber Medina: 1 for 2, 2 BB
Dominican: SP Victor Concepcion: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 WP
Medina, who is in his third DSL campaign, reached base three times. In his fifth start, Concepcion allowed a season-high 8 H.