Wednesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Eric Hacker had 8 K in 6.0 scoreless IP, Francisco Peguero had three XBH among his four hits, Drew Biery homered twice, and Carter Jurica had his first four-hit game.AAA: Fresno defeated Salt Lake 4-0
Fresno: SS Ryan Rohlinger: 2 for 4, 2B
Fresno: RF Ben Copeland: 1 for 2, BB, SB
Fresno: SP Eric Hacker: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K
Salt Lake: RP Matt Palmer: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB
Rohlinger had the Grizzlies' only multi-hit line as he drove in two runs. Copeland also reached base twice and stole his 15th bag.
Hacker had his best start since at least early June, and his 8 K was his most in his ten starts since Labor Day. He now has an 11-5 W-L record with a 4.51 ERA in twenty starts. Palmer, the ex-Giant now in the Angels' organization, made his second PCL rehab appearance with 3.0 scoreless IP.
AA: Richmond defeated Trenton 4-2
Richmond: CF Darren Ford: 3 for 4, 3B, HBP, SO
Richmond: 1B Brandon Belt: 2 for 3, 3B, SB
Richmond: SS Ryan Lormand: 2 for 4, 3B
Richmond: SP David Mixon: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K--1 HR
Richmond: RP Rafael Cova: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Trenton: SP Andrew Brackman: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K--1 HB
Three different Flying Squirrels--Ford, Belt, and Lormand--had multiple hit lines that included a triple. Belt's AVG stands at .371, while Ford and Lormand still have AVGs below .250.
Mixon had his seventh quality start in his last nine starts. The 3 BB were his most since before Labor Day, but his K/BB remains well above 3.00 and his BB/IP below 0.25. Cova got his 17th save with a perfect 9th inning. Brackman, the Yankees' first round pick three years ago, made his 6th start since being promoted the upper minors.
A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 17-1
(after leading 4-0 through four innings)
San Jose: RF Francisco Peguero: 4 for 6, 3B, 2 2B, SB
San Jose: C-1B Johnny Monell: 4 for 4, HR, BB
San Jose: 1B Drew Biery: 2 for 4, 2 HR, HBP, 2 SO
San Jose: SP Kyle Woodruff: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
San Jose: RP Eric Stolp: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Stockton: SP Brett Tomko: 4.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--2 HR, 2 HB, 2 WP
Biery had his 10th and 11th HRs, but the corner infielder's SLG remains just .424. Peguero has been the Giants' hottest hitter recently. He had his sixth multi-hit line in his last eight games, raising his July AVG to .403 through 77 AB. Monell had his 9th HR. His six-game hitting streak has raised his SLG above .400.
Woodruff made his first pro start after 55 career relief appearances. Stolp returned to the bullpen for his seventh relief appearance after a dozen starts. The ex-Giant Tomko made just his fifth start of the year. His ERA is close to 9.00 in three Cal League starts.
A-: Augusta defeated Greensboro 6-5
Augusta: DH Nick Liles: 2 for 3, 2 BB
Augusta: CF Evan Crawford: 3 for 4, BB, SO, SB, E
Greensboro: C Kyle Skipworth: 2 for 3, 2 BB, SO
Augusta: SP Andrew Reichard: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Liles and Crawford, the Giants' seventh and ninth round selections a year ago, both reached base four times, raising their respective OBPs to .359 and .325. The Marlins' Skipworth also reached base four times after his Olympic rings performance the previous day.
Reichard had his longest start of the year. He has a 4.01 ERA over eight appearances (42.2 IP) in the Sally League this year.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Everett 11-6
Salem-Keizer: SS Carter Jurica: 4 for 5, 2 3B, SB
Salem-Keizer: SP Edwin Escobar: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
Jurica, the Giants' third rounder this year, had four hits, including his 2nd and 3rd triples. Statistically, he has had an unimpressive pro debut with a .210/.288/.314 line through his first 105 AB.
Escobar's seventh start was his shortest of the year. After his season-low 1 BB in his previous start, the 4 BB in this start raised his BB/IP back above 0.60.
R: The Giants had their regular off day (every fifth day)
DSL: The Giants defeated the Marlins 7-5
Dominican: C Luis Vasquez: 2 for 4, HR, 2B, SO
Dominican: SP Luis Angeles: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 7 K--1 HR, 1 WP
Vasquez (19.4 y.o.), playing in his second DSL campaign, had his 2nd pro HR. Making his eight start, Angeles (20.7 y.o.) allowed a season-high 4 ER, raising his ERA to 2.36.