Friday highlight from the Giants' farm: Travis Ishikawa homered among three hits.
AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake 9-7
Fresno: 1B Travis Ishikawa: 3 for 5, HR, SO
Fresno: RF Brett Krill: 2 for 3, BB
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Ishikawa hit his 6th HR among three hits. He finished with 4 RBIs. Krill also reached base three times.
Heston's strreak of four straight starts with just 1 R was snapped. His ERA rose to 3.70.
AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 5-1 (7 innings) in game 1
(allowing three runs in the 2nd inning)
Richmond: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 1 for 2, 2B, BB, SO
Richmond: SP Adalberto Mejia: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Richmond: RP Andrew Carignan: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
With his 9th double and a walk, Oropesa was the lone Flying Squirrel to reach base twice.
Mejia matched his shortest start of the year. He threw 49 pitches (32 strikes) in 1.2 IP. Carignan provided 1.2 scoreless IP in long relief.
AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 6-5 (7 innings) in game 2
(allowing five runs in the 2nd inning)
Richmond: RF Devin Harris: 2 for 3, 2B, SO
Richmond: SP Edwin Quirarte: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Richmond: RP Steven Okert: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Harris hit his 11th double and a single, raising his AVG to .275.
Making a spot start--his first pro start after 284 relief appearances--Quirarte gave up 5 ER in the 2nd inning but at least came back with a scoreless 3rd inning. Okert struck out three of his four batters.
A+: San Jose defeated Visalia 8-3
(scoring seven runs over the 3rd and 4th innings)
San Jose: RF Chuckie Jones: 1 for 5, HR, 2 SO
San Jose: DH Brandon Belt: 2 for 3, HR
San Jose: 2B Blake Miller: 3 for 4, SB, E
San Jose: SP Chris Stratton: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 10 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Visalia: SP Braden Shipley: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 0 K--2 HR, 2 HB
Belt homered and singled in his second rehab game. Jones hit his 7th HR. Miller's three singles raised his AVG to .317.
Stratton had a season-high 10 K, although he came up shy of a quality start. He threw 93 pitches (56 strikes). His component stats are now 77 H, 30 BB, 12 HR and 80 K in 77.0 IP. The Diamondbacks' Shipley five days ago had 7.0 scoreless IP against the Giants but tonight surrendered a career-high 8 ER. In fact, he had surrendered 5 ER only once previously in his 24 pro career starts.
A-: Augusta lost to Lexington 5-4
(allowing three runs in the 1st inning)
Augusta: LF Rafael Rodriguez: 3 for 4
Augusta: 1B Gabriel Cornier: 2 for 3, BB, SO
Augusta: SP Joan Gregorio: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Rodriguez and Cornier both reached base three times.
Gregorio made his just fourth appearance since the end of April. So far this year his component stats are 34 H, 13 BB, 2 HR and 37 K in 32.2 IP.
ssA: Salem-Keizer tied with Eugene 4-4 (entering 14th inning)
(game still in progress at "press time")
Salem-Keizer: LF Craig Massoni: 1 for 5, HR, BB, 2 SO
Salem-Keizer: SP Jason Forjet: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K--1 HR
Salem-Keizer: RP Eury Sanchez: 2.0 IP, 3 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Dusten Knight: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 5 K--1 HB
Massoni's 2nd HR was a three-run shot in the 1st inning.
Making his third start, Forjet struck out over a third of his batters (8 of 21) but still allowed 4 ER. Sanchez had 3 K during perfect 9th and 10th innings. Knight struck out five of his eight batters during the 12th and 13th innings.
R: Giants defeated Cubs 6-5
Scottsdale: C John Riley: 2 for 4, 3B, BB, 2 SO, PB
Scottsdale: SP Nick Vander Tuig: 2.0+ IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Among four rookie Giants with two hits, Riley reached base three times.
Despite retiring just half his ten batters, Vander Tuig had 2.0 scoreless IP. He did not retire any of his three batters in the 3rd inning, but all three bequeathed runners were stranded.
R: Gigantes lost to Nationals 5-4
Dominican: LF Juan Rodriguez: 2 for 4, BB, SB
Dominican: SP Olbis Parra: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP
Rodriguez, a 19-year-old in his first DSL season, reached base three times. Parra made his second start in four appearances. He has a 1.80 ERA in 15.0 IP.