Highlights from the Giants' farm: Felix Romero allowed just 1 ER in 6.0 IP, and Tyler LaTorre homered.
AAA: Fresno lost to Salt Lake 8-7 (10 innings)
(their sixth straight loss, effecting turning a 2.5 game division lead into a 3.5 game deficit)
Fresno: 2B Manny Burriss: 2 for 5, BB, GiDP
Fresno: 3B Jesus Guzman: 3 for 5, BB, SO
Fresno: 1B Brandon Belt: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, 2 SO
Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Salt Lake: 1B Mark Trumbo: 2 for 4, HR, BB
Fresno: SP Waldis Joaquin: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K--1 HR
Seven Grizzlies' had multi-hit games, led by Guzman's three hits. Belt, Burriss, and Pill reached base three times. The Angels' Trumbo homered once again, his fifth HR in four days, giving him the minor league lead with 35 HRs. Why is he not in the majors already?
Joaquin made his fourth start. His ER total has grown with each start, from 0 ER to 1 ER to 3 ER and now 6 ER. He figures to have one more start this year. Can he reverse the trend?
AA: Richmond lost to Erie 4-1
Richmond: C Tyler LaTorre: 1 for 3, HR, E
Richmond: CF Ryan Lormand: 1 for 2, BB, SO
Richmond: SP Felix Romero: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Richmond: RP Daryl Maday: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB--1 HB
LaTorre led off the 6th inning with his 2nd HR this year. Lormand was one of two Flying Squirrels to reach base twice, but the late round pick two years ago still has an OPS below .600 this year.
Romero allowed 1 ER or less for the sixth time in his last nine starts. He has a 2.96 ERA in thirteen starts this year. Maday retired just four of ten batters to take the loss.
A+: San Jose lost to Inland Empire 10-5
San Jose: RF Francisco Peguero: 3 for 5, CS
San Jose: CF Juan Perez: 2 for 5, HR, SO
San Jose: SP Chris Ray: 1.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K--1 E
San Jose: RP Jorge Bucardo: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K--1 HB, 1 WP
San Jose: RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Inland Empire: SP Aaron Miller: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 HB
Perez had his 12th HR. Peguero had three more hits. Despite his speed, he has not been the most efficient baserunner with a 38/22 SB/CS line.
Ray's first rehab appearance was not very auspicious as he allowed hits to seven of the ten batters he faced. Bucardo is scuffling down the stretch with 3+ ER in four of his last five starts (counting this as a start). Stoffel allowed an insurance run in the 9th inning. Miller, whom Baseball America rated among the Dodgers' top five prospect to begin the year, had one of his least effective starts of the year. He had allowed more than 1 ER just once once in his previous seven Cal League starts (a stint interrupted by six starts in the upper minors).
A-: Augusta lost to Lakewood 14-2
(falling behind 12-0 after three innings)
Augusta: 3B Chris Dominguez: 1 for 3, 2B, BB, 2 E
Augusta: C Tommy Joseph: 1 for 2, 3 PB
Augusta: SP Brian Irving: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HB
Augusta: RP Jeremy Toole: 0.0 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 1 BB--1 WP
Augusta: RP Hector Correa: 2.0 IP, 1 K
Dominguez was the only GreenJacket to reach base twice, and his 30th double was their only XBH. He also committed his 31st and 32nd errors. Joseph played just four innings, being replaced in the 5th inning after three passed balls. He has 19 PB this year.
Irving, who had his shortest start of the year, and Toole, who did not retire any of his seven batters, both allowed six runs. Correa pitched perfect 6th and 7th innings.
ssA: Salem-Keizer tied with Eugene 4-4 (entering the 11th inning)
(game still in progress)
Salem-Keizer: DH Gary Brown: 1 for 5, 3B, SO
Salem-Keizr: LF Ryan Scoma: 1 for 3, 2 BB, SO
Salem-Keizer: SP Edward Concepcion: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Stephen Harrold: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Scoma, the Volcanoes' top hitter this year, reached base three times. Brown, the Giants' first rounder this year playing in his second NWL game, had the Volcanoes' only XBH.
Continuing to struggle with his control, Concepcion issued a season-high 5 BB. Harrold struck out four of his eight batters.
R: The rookie Giants' season ended August 30
DSL: Giants defeated Reds 8-5
(taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series)
Dominican: CF Jesus Galindo: 2 for 2, 2 BB, CS
Dominican: SP Keurin Feliz: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K--1 HB
Galindo (20.0 y.o.), who had a .385 OBP during the regular season with almost as many walks as hits, reached base in all four plate appearances. After 3 ER in the first couple innings and then 2 ER in the 7th inning, Feliz allowed a season-high 5 ER in his second longest start of the year.