Sunday highlights from the Giants' farm: Juan Ciriaco homered among three hits, Kelvin Marte allowed just 1 R in 6.0 IP, and Chase Johnson had 5.0 scoreless IP.
AAA: Fresno lost to Las Vegas 5-4
(after allowing four runs in the 1st inning)
Fresno: RF Juan Ciriaco: 3 for 4, HR, 3B, BB, SO
Las Vegas: CF Cory Vaughn: 3 for 4, HR
Fresno: SP Edwin Escobar: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Erik Cordier: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Ciricia's hot streak continues. Today he had his third straight multi-hit game and his 3rd HR in his last four games. He also had his 1st triple this year. The 30-year-old is now hitting .299/.338/.478 through 134 AB. Vaughn, the Mets' fourth rounder four years ago playing in his fourth PCL game, hit his 1st PCL HR.
After a rough 1st inning, Escobar settled down with four scoreless frames thereafter. He has yielded 4+ ER in four of his last six starts. Cordier pitched a perfect 8th inning.
AA: Richmond defeated Reading 3-1
(scoring all three runs in the 7th inning)
Richmond: CF Tyler Graham: 2 for 5, HR, SB
Richmond: 3B Mario Lisson: 3 for 4, 2B
Richmond: C Eliezer Zambrano: 3 for 4, E
Richmond: LF-3B Myles Schroder: 2 for 4, HR, 2B
Richmond: SP Kelvin Marte: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HR
Schroder's 1st HR this year was a two-run shot in the 7th inning to give the Flying Squirrels the lead. Later in the inning, Graham added his 3rd HR for an insurance run. He also had his 28th SB. Lisson and Zambrano each had three hits, raising their AVGs to .289 and .316.
After a couple relief appearances, Marte made his first start in over a walk. He pitched efflectively allowing just 1 R in 6.0 IP.
A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 11-5
San Jose: 2B Blake Miller: 3 for 4, 2B
San Jose: 1B Brian Ragira: 3 for 4, 2B
San Jose: SP Joe Biagini: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Miller and Ragira each had three hits, including their 18th and 16th doubles. Their AVGs are now .320 and .225.
For just the second time in his last nine starts, Biagini allowed more than 3 ER. The 6 ER today matched a season-high, but his ERA remains below 4.00.
A-: Augusta defeated Lexington 1-0
(scoring the game's only run in the 6th inning)
Augusta: C Ty Ross: 1 for 2, 2B, BB
Augusta: SP Chase Johnson: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 HB
Ross's double was one of just three hits for the GreenJackets, and he also drew one of their two walks. He has a sub-.600 OPS through 154 AB in his first full pro season.
Johnson's tenth start this year was one of his two best starts this year. He had allowed 2+ ER in each of his last six appearances (including five starts).
DSL: The Gigantes had their usual Sunday off-day