Highlights from the Giants' farm: while six Giant farmhands homered, Ehire Adrianza and Tyler LaTorre did so as part of multi-hit efforts; and David Mixon had 2 ER in 7.0 IP.
AAA: Fresno defeated Portland 6-3
Fresno: SS Edgar Renteria: 1 for 2, 2B, BB
Fresno: LF John Bowker: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: SP Henry Sosa: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Fresno: RP Alex Hinshaw: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K
Bowker homered for the second straight day. He has 3 HRs in eight games since his demotion. Renteria reached base twice in his first rehab game.
In his second start, Sosa pitched just four innings, thorwing 54 pitches (34 strikes). After striking out two of the four batters he faced, Hinshaw now has peripheral stats of 19 B, 15 BB, and 24 K in 23.1 IP.
AA: Richmond defeated Reading 7-2
Richmond: CF Skyler Stromsmoe: 1 for 5, HR, SO
Richmond: C Tyler LaTorre: 2 for 4, HR
Richmond: P David Mixon: 1 for 3, HR, SO
Reading: RF Domonic Brown: 2 for 3, 2B, HBP
Richmond: SP David Mixon: 7.0+ IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 HB
The Flying Squirrels got three HRs from a trio of unlikely candidates. Stromsmoe led off the game with his 2nd HR, matching his total from the last two years combined. Mixon led off the 3rd inning with his 1st pro HR. LaTorre added his 1st HR in the 9th inning. Brown, the Phillies' top prospect, had his 14th double while reaching base three times. He is hitting an impressive .313/.388/.562 through 201 AB this year.
Mixon allowed just 1 ER though 7.0 IP before allowing another run in the 8th inning. He struck out just one after having at least 4 K in each of his previous nine starts. With the 1 K and 8 H, his K/H ratio has slipped below 1.00.
A+: San Jose defeated High Desert 10-3
(after leading 10-1 through four innings)
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO
San Jose: 1B Brandon Belt: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO
San Jose: 3B Drew Biery: 2 for 3, BB, HBP
High Desert: DH Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 1 for 4, BB
San Jose: SP Oliver Odle: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Adrianza had a grand slam HR in the 2nd inning, his 1st HR this year. He had 2 HRs last year. Biery reached base four times. Belt had another solid game reaching base three times, including his 25th double. EME, whom the Giants released a couple weeks ago, played his third game in the Mariners' organization.
Odle made his fifth start among sixteen appearances. The control artist had two walks in a game for the first time this year. His ERA remains above 4.50.
A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 7-4
(after leading 7-1 through seven innings)
Augusta: CF Evan Crawford: 1 for 4, HR, BB, 3 SO, SB
Augusta: RF Ryan Lollis: 3 for 5, 3B, 2B
Augusta: SP Brian Irving: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HB
Augusta: RP Ryan Verdugo: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K
Crawford led off the game with his 2nd HR this year. Lollis's three hits, including his 6th triple and 6th double, raised his AVG to .290.
Irving made his second start of the year among eighteen appearances. In both starts, he has allowed just one run while pitching at least five innings. His 5 K matched a season high. Verdugo struck out five of the eight batters he faced, the third time he has had 5 K in his last ten appearances. He now has 40 K in 24.2 IP.
DSL: Giants lost to Orioles2 4-2
Dominican: 2B Alberto Robles: 1 for 3, BB
Dominican: SP Luis Angeles: 6.0 IP, 0 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Robles (19.9 y.o.) was the only Gigantes' hitter to reach base twice. In his third pro start, Angeles (20.6 y.o.) allowed four runs despite not yielding a hit.