Highlight from the Giants farm: Joe Borchard homered and singled in three plate appearances as the Grizzlies were the only full-season affiliate in action. Also notable, Jake Dunning struck out four batters in one inning for Salem-Keizer.
AAA: Fresno lost to Reno 13-5
(yielding eleven runs in the 7th inning)
Fresno: CF Eugenio Velez: 2 for 4, 3B, PO
Fresno: 3B Matt Downs: 1 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Fresno: RF Joe Borchard: 2 for 3, HR
Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 K--1 HB
Fresno: RP Osiris Matos: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB--1 WP, 1 PO
Fresno: RP Alex Hinshaw: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB--1 HB
Borchard had his 8th HR, a three-run, two-out shot in the 6th inning to give the Grizzlies the temporary lead. It was his first HR this month. Borchard and Velez both had two hits, including Velez's third triple. Downs added his 3rd HR to lead off the 9th inning to complete the scoring.
Yourkin had a season-high 8 K in his longest start of the year, not only pitching into the 6th inning for the first time, but pitching into the 7th inning. It was a nice bounceback from the season highs with 10 H and 5 ER in his previous start. But then the bullpen imploded in the 7th inning after Yourkin retired one of the two batters he faced to start the inning. The implosion included Matos and Hinshaw not retiring any of the eight batters they faced, although Matos did pick off one baserunner. Hinshaw's ERA inflated by nearly two runs from 3.55 to 5.33.
AA: Richmond had a scheduled off-day
(Their next off-day is for their two-day all-star break July 13-14.)
Flying Squirrels on Eastern League leaderboards:
SB: Ford 2nd
ERA: Maday 2nd, Mixon 8th
WHIP: MIxon 4th, Maday 7th
K: Mixon 6th
IP: Mixon 1st, Maday 6th
W: Maday 2nd, Mixon 3rd
Sv: Cova 3rd
A+: San Jose had the second day of its four-day all-star break
A-: Augusta had the first day of its three-day all-star break
GreenJackets on South Atlantic League leaderboards:
AVG: Liles 7th, Anders 12th
SLG: Anders 12th
HR: Dominguez 6th
RBI: Dominguez 8th
ERA: Bucardo 3rd
WHIP: Bucardo 7th, Salsbury 12th
K: Bucardo 7th
IP: Bucardo 5th
W: Bucardo 4th
Sv: Jarvis 8th
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Boise 5-2
(for the Volcanoes first win)
Salem-Keizer: RF Jose Medina: 1 for 4, HR, SO
Salem-Keizer: DH Jesse Shriner: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, GiDP
Salem-Keizer: SP Shane Kaufman: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Jake Dunning: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 5 K--1 WP
Medina and Shriner both homered, Shriner for the second time in the three NWL games in which he has played and Medina for the third time this year after he homered twice with San Jose previously this year.
Kaufman, a late round draftee two years ago, made his first pro start. He had 44 relief appearances a year ago in full-season ball. Dunning, a late round draftee last year, rebounded from his opening day appearance (4 ER in 1.0 IP) by striking out five of the eight batters he faced. He struck out all four batters he faced in the 8th inning.
R: Scottsdale had an off-day on the first day of the AZL season
(Once again, they will have an off-day every fifth day.)
DSL: Giants lost to Phillies 4-3 (5 innings)
Dominican: C Gabriel Cornier: 2 for 2, SB
Dominican: SP Juan Nova: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 WP, 1 BK
Cornier (18.0 y.o.) had both of the Gigantes' hits. After hitting just .191 a year ago, he is hitting well over .400 to begin this year (15 for 34). In his fourth start this year, Nova (18.8 y.o.) had the unusual 4.1 IP complete game start. His ERA is now 3.57.