Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: Brett Pill, Tyler Graham, and Jose Flores homered as part of multi-hit efforts; and Brian Irving had 7.0 scoreless IP. Also notable, Brock Bond, Ben Copeland, and Chris Dominguez had four hits each.AAA: Fresno defeated Albuquerque 15-3
(after leading 10-1 through three innings)
Fresno: 2B Brock Bond: 4 for 5, 3B, 2 2B, BB
Fresno: CF Tyler Graham: 3 for 4, HR, 2B, HBP, SB
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 6, HR, 2B
Fresno: RF-CF Ben Copeland: 4 for 5, SB
Fresno: SP Eric Hacker: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Albuquerque: RP Justin Miller: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Back in the leadoff spot, Bond reached base five times and even had three XBHs, although his SLG remains just .385. Graham and Pill both homered and doubled, with the blasts being Pill's 16th HR and Graham's 2nd HR. Copeland added four hits, raising his AVG to .282.
Hacker made his third straight quality start. Miller, who appeared in 44 games for the Giants last year but is in the Dodgers' organization this year, had 2.0 scoreless IP after the previous three Isotopes pitchers had each yielded at least 3 ER.
AA: Richmond lost to New Hampshire 11-6
Richmond: 1B Brandon Belt: 2 for 4, SO
Richmond: C Tyler LaTorre: 2 for 3, 3B, BB, GiDP
New Hampshire: 1B David Cooper: 2 for 4, HR, BB, SO, E
Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 K--3 HR
LaTorre reached base three times, but his OPS remains below .650. Belt was the other GreenJacket with two hits. Cooper, whom the Blue Jays drafted seventheenth overall out of Cal two years ago, had his 16th HR while reaching base three times. Still, his .241/.309/.425 line through 407 AB is a disappointment for a first baseman drafted in the first round.
Making his first start in the Eastern League after a month in the PCL, Maday scuffled. He allowed 3 HRs after allowing just 3 HRs in his previous sixteen EL starts this year (although he gave up 10 HRs while in the PCL).
A+: San Jose defeated Lancaster 5-4 (10 innings)
San Jose: CF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 6, 2 2B, SO, CS
San Jose: 2B Jose Flores: 4 for 5, HR, SO, PO
San Jose: LF James Simmons: 1 for 4, HR, BB, IBB, 3 SO
San Jose: SP Jorge Bucardo: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K--1 HR, 2 WP
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K
Flores had four hits, including a solo HR in the 10th inning. It was his 5th HR. Simmons had his 10th HR. Peguero remains hot with the bat. His three hits included his 13th and 14th doubles.
Bucardo had his second straight start with 3 R in less than 6.0 IP. He did get more ground ball outs in this start with a 9/4 GO/FO line. Stoffel struck out three of four batters for his 22nd save.
A-: Augusta lost to Asheville 2-1 (14 innings)
Augusta: 3B Chris Dominguez: 4 for 5, BB, IBB
Augusta: SP Brian Irving: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
With four of the GreenJackets' ten hits, Dominguez raised his AVG to .267.
Irving's ninth start was his most effective start of the year. He did not allow a run after allowing at least 2 ER in each of his past six starts.
ssA: Salem-Keizer had a scheduled off-day
(Their next scheduled off-day is August 19.)
R: Scottsdale had their regular off-day (every fifth day)
DSL: Giants lost to Phillies 6-2
Dominican: 1B Victor Feliz: 2 for 3, HBP, CS
Dominican: SP Juan Nova: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HB, 3 WP
Feliz (19.8 y.o.) reached base three times, pushing his OPS above .700. After making one of his longer starts of the year, Nova (18.10 y.o.) has a 3.09 ERA through twelve starts.