Saturday highlight from the Giants' farm: Jack Snodgrass allowed just 1 R in 7.0 IP. Also notable, Mark Minicozzi and Alberto Robles homered in multi-hit performances.
AAA: Fresno lost to Tacoma 7-2
(allowing three runs in the 1st inning and four runs in the 5th inning)
Fresno: DH Mark Minicozzi: 2 for 3, HR, 2B, BB
Tacoma: DH Jesus Montero: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB, GiDP
Fresno: SP Chris Heston: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 6 K--1 HR
Fresno: RP Dan Runzler: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Fresno: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Tacoma: SP Taijuan Walker: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Minicozzi connected for his 5th HR while reaching base three times. The 31-year-old has hit .279/.364/.407 through 172 AB in his first year in the PCL. The Mariners' Montero connected for his 11th HR. He has hit .293/.361/.489 for the Rainiers.
Heston had his shortest since the end of May with just 4.1 IP. His 5 BB were a new season-high. He threw 92 pitches (52 strikes). Runzler and Hembree each had 2 K in 1.0 perfect IP. After making his last two starts in the majors, Walker returned the PCL, allowing just a single run.
AA: Richmond lost to Bowie 2-0
Richmond: 3B Mario Lisson: 1 for 3, BB, SB
Richmond: SP Jack Snodgrass: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Lisson was the lone Flying Squirrel to reach base twice.
Snodgrass began the game with six scoreless frames before allowing a single run in the 7th inning. Today's performance included a 14/1 GO/FO line.
A+: San Jose lost to Stockton 10-6
(after trailing 10-5 entering the 6th inning)
San Jose: SS Alberto Robles: 2 for 4, HR, 2B
San Jose: SP Joe Kurrasch: 3.2 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Robles hit just his 3rd pro HR in five pro seasons. With 12 H, including 6 XBH, over his last seven games, his SLG is now above .300.
Kurrasch endured one of his least effective starts this year. It was not his shortest start, but both the 7 ER and 11 H were easily new season highs. His ERA rose to 2.94.
A-: Augusta lost to Greenville 4-0
Augusta: C Ty Ross: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Augusta: SP Robert Ramer: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Ross had his 13th double, a single, and a walk. With eight hits in his last four games, he has improved his season line to .242/.316/.317 through 252 AB.
Ramer made his second appearance and first start in the Giants organization. He delivered a quality start but took the loss.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Hillsboro 6-5
Salem-Keizer: 2B-3B Travious Relaford: 2 for 3, 2 BB
Salem-Keizer: 1B Skyler Ewing: 2 for 5, HR
Salem-Keizer: SP Ethan Miller: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HB, 2 WP
Relaford reached base four times. Ewing, one of two other Volcanoes with two hits, connected for his 2nd NWL HR.
Miller matched a career high with 6 K but also yielded 4+ ER for the third time in six starts.
R: Giants lot to Reds 11-2
Scottsdale: 3B Jonah Arenado: 1 for 3, BB, SO
Scottsdale: SP Michael Santos: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K--1 WP
Arenado was the lone rookie Giant to reach base twice.
Santos has had exactly 5.0 IP in all five starts and has had at least 6 K in three of those starts. His component stats are 18 H, 4 BB, 0 HR, and 25 K in 25.0 IP.
DSL: Gigantes defeated Yankees1 5-4
Dominican: LF Jean Angomas: 4 for 4, 3B, CS
Dominican: SP Eber Guzman: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Batting leadoff today, Angomas had four hits, including his 3rd triple, raising his AVG to .279. Guzman had just his second quality start in eight starts this year.