Tuesday highlights from the Giants' farm: both Chris Dominguez and Hector Sanchez homered while reaching base three times.AAA: Fresno lost to Colorado Springs 6-1
Fresno: SS Manny Burriss: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
Fresno: SP Daryl Maday: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 HR
Burriss was one of two Grizzlies to safely reach base twice. He has hit .303/.347/.358 in 165 AB.
Back in a starting role after a couple relief appearances, Maday lasted just four innings, with 6 ER raising his ERA above 9.00.
AA: Richmond defeated New Hampshire 4-2 (10 innings)
Richmond: CF Darren Ford: 3 for 5, 3B, SO, SB, E
Richmond: 3B Brad Boyer: 1 for 3, 2B, BB, SO
Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 E
New Hampshire: SP Zach Stewart: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
Ford was the lone Flying Squirrel with multiple hits. His three hits, including his 8th triple, raised his AVG above .250. He also had his 30th SB. Boyer was one of two other Squirrels to reach base twice.
Westcott bounced back from his previous start (5 ER in 4.1 IP), but this was still his second shortest start among his six starts since being promoted to the upper minors. Since his promotion, his peripheral stats are 37 H, 9 BB, 5 HR, and 27 K in 33.0 IP. He was outmatched in this start by Stewart, one of the Blue Jays top prospects and whom they received as part of last summer's Scott Rolen trade. Stewart has a 3.67 ERA in 21 starts this year.
A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 5-4
(after trailing 4-2 entering the 7th inning)
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 3, HBP, SB
San Jose: SP Kyle Nicholson: 6.0 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 E
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 3 K
Adrianza was the lone Giant with two hits. Reaching base three times, he improved his season line to .251/.328/.320 in 362 AB with 25/13 SB/CS.
Nicholson remains too hittable with yesterday's 11 H raising his BAA to .311, but he kept the damage to just 3 ER. Stoffel struck out all three of his batters for his 19th save. Despite his struggles in terms of ERA (currently 5.26), his K/IP is impressively above 1.25.
A-: Augusta defeated Charleston 5-4 (15 innings)
(with no runs scored or allowed in the 4th through 14th innings)
Augusta: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 5, HR, 2 BB, 2 SO
Augusta: C Hector Sanchez: 3 for 6, HR, SO
Augusta: SP Andrew Reichard: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Augusta: RP Zach Wheeler: 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 K
Augusta: RP Jose Casilla: 2.0 IP, 1 H
Sanchez had three hits, including his 5th HR, to improve his season line to .284/.349/.422 through 232 AB. Dominguez had just one hit while also reaching base three times, but that hit was his 16th HR--a walk-off HR as the first batter in the bottom of the 15th inning.
Despite allowing 4 ER over the first two innings, Reichard finished with his longest start of the year. Wheeler had his longest relief appearance since returning from the DL. Since the Futures Game, his peripheral stats over seven appearances are 5 H, 4 BB, and 6 K in 7.2 IP. Casilla's 2.0 scoreless IP further lowered his ERA to 0.82. He has not allowed an earned run in his twenty appearances since the start of June. Recently his strikeout rate has been down but his groundball rate up. He got all six outs in this appearance via ground balls.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Spokane 5-0
Salem-Keizer: DH Jesse Shriner: 2 for 4, 2B, SO, CS
Salem-Keizer: SP Kevin Couture: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 WP
Salem-Keizer: RP Jake Dunning: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 WP
Shriner, who had his 10th double, was the lone Volcano to reach base twice. After having two of the Volcanoes' six hits, his AVG still remains below .250, through.
Couture's sixth start was perhaps his best so far. Dunning has generally racked up the strikeout total, but he has also had a couple appearances with crooked numbers that have otherwise inflated his ERA.
R: Giants defeated Angels 5-1
Scottsdale: 1B Sundrendy Windster: 2 for 3, 2B, BB, HBP, SO
Scottsdale: CF Chuckie Jones: 2 for 4
Scottsdale: SP Justin Schumer: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Scottsdale: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Windster reached base four times, with his 7th double accounting for the rookie Giants' lone XBH. Jones had a couple singles and snapped his strikeout streak.
Schumer had 3.0 scoreless IP in his third pro appearance and first start. He also had a 6/1 GO/FO line. Hembree pitched a perfect 9th inning in his third pro appearance.
DSL: Giants defeated Orioles2 9-7
Dominican: 3B Cesar Soto: 3 for 4, BB
Dominican: SP Joan Gregorio: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
Soto (19.3 y.o.) had three singles while reaching base four times. Hits have been all too rare for him given his AVG below the Mendoza line for the second straight year, although he is apparently willing to try walking off the island as he also has more walks than hits for the second straight year Making his eleventh start, Gregorio (18.6 y.o.) allowed a season-high 6 ER, but his ERA remains below 3.00 in his first pro season.