Wednesday highlight from the Giants' farm: Jesus Guzman homered as part of a multi-hit line. Also notable, Bumgarner allowed 2 ER in 6.1 IP.AAA: Fresno defeated Las Vegas 6-4
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 1 for 3, BB, HBP
Fresno: 3B Jesus Guzman: 2 for 4, HR
Fresno: CF Ben Copeland: 2 for 3, BB, SO, PO
Fresno: SP Madison Bumgarner: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Fresno: RP Waldis Joaquin: 0.2 IP, 1 K
Fresno: RP Brandon Medders: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 K--1 HR
Leading the Grizzlies' offense, Guzman had his 5th HR, while both Pill and Copeland reached base three times.
Making his eleventh start this year, Bumgarner had his ninth straight start with no more than 2 ER. With the unearned run, it was the first time he had allowed 3 R since his second start of the season. He had an 11/5 GO/FO line. After a 0.82 GO/AO ratio last year, that ratio is 1.36 this year. All three runs scored in the 6th inning, and Joaquin retired both batters he faced to strand the two runners he inherited from Bumgarner. Medders yielded a solo HR in his second rehab appearance but retired the other three batters.
AA: Richmond lost to Harrisburg 5-1
Richmond: CF Darren Ford: 0 for 4, 3 SO
Richmond: SS Brandon Crawford: 2 for 4, SB
Richmond: C Tyler LaTorre: 2 for 4, SO
Harrisburg: 1B Chris Marrero: 4 for 5, 2B, SO
Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K--1 HR
After both having two of the Flying Squirrels' eight hits, both Crawford and LaTorre also have identical .242 AVGs. Crawford also had his 2nd SB. With the oh-fer and the hat trick, Ford now has as many strikeouts as hits (43 H and 43 SO in 184 AB, .234 AVG). Marrero, whom the Nationals selected fifteenth overall four years ago, had four hits; but in his first full year in the upper minors, his season line remains a relatively disappointing .263/.308/.429 through 198 AB.
Despite allowing just 1 ER and having a new season-high 6 K, Maday lost his second straight start. He now has a 1.69 ERA and 7-2 W-L record through eleven starts. With a 4/5 GO/FO line, it was his first start in a month in which he did not have more ground ball outs than fly ball outs.
A+: San Jose had a scheduled off-day
(This was their final scheduled off-day before their all-star break June 20-23.)
Giants on Cal League leaderboards in selected stats:
AVG: Belt 3rd, Perez 9th
OBP: Belt 1st
SLG: Belt 6th, Perez 7th
SB: Peguero 3rd, Adrianza 9th
ERA: Westcott 1st, Fitzgerald 3rd, Surkamp 5th
WHIP: Surkamp 1st, Fitzgerald 4th
K: Surkamp 5th
A-: Augsuta lost to Rome 4-2
(falling behind 4-0 through three innings)
Augusta: CF Daniel Cook: 2 for 3, BB, SO
Augusta: SP Jeremy Toole: 6.0 IP, 5, H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 WP
Rome: SP Arodys Vizcaino: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Cook had the GreenJackets' only multi-hit line, and the pair of singles raised his AVG to .253.
Toole allowed 4 ER in the first three innings after having previously allowed just 3 ER this year. His ERA approximately doubled but remains below 2.00. He finished with three scoreless inning for his third straight start with 6.0 IP. Vizcaino, the top 100 prospect the Braves acquired from the Yankees in the Javier Vazquez trade this off-season had a relatively short but effective start. In his previous three starts, he had pitched at least 7.2 IP. In his last four starts, he now has 15 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, and 24 K in 28.2 IP.
DSL: Giants lost to Yankees1 12-6
Dominican: C Luis Vasquez: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB, GiDP
Dominican: RP Bertoni Garcia: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 HR
Vasquez (19.2 y.o.), who played in 27 games last year and was playing in his first game this year, had his 1st pro HR. Garcia (18.10 y.o.) provided long relief after the Gigantes' starter had seven runs charged to his record. Last year Garcia had a 1.36 ERA primarily as a reliever.