Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: Ehire Adrianza had 3 XBH, Ricky Oropesa homered among three hits, and Justin Schumer had a nine-inning complete game.
AAA: Fresno defeated Salt Lake 6-4
Fresno: SS Nick Noonan: 3 for 5, 2 2B
Fresno: CF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 3, 3B, BB, CS
Fresno: SP Jason Stevenson: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Noonan had three hits, including his 21st and 22nd doubles, raising his AVG to .304. Lollis had the Grizzlies' other multi-hit line. Since being jumped from the Cal League a couple weeks ago, he has held his own with a .273 AVG.
Stevenson began the game with 4.0 scoreless IP before allowing 3 ER in the next couple innings. He has pitched six full innings just once in eleven PCL starts this year.
AA: Richmond lost to Akron 10-1
(after trailing 8-0 after four innings)
Richmond: SS Ehire Adrianza: 3 for 4, 3B, 2 2B, SO
Akron: LF Thomas Neal: 3 for 5, HR
Richmond: SP Daryl Maday: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--2 HR
With his 4th triple and 13th and 14th doubles, Adrianza had 3 XBH, improving his season line to .218/.299/.320 through 303 AB. Neal, the ex-Giants prospect now with the Indians, had a big game with his 8th HR among three hits. He has hit .305/.391/.466 in his third year in the upper minors.
Maday had previously not allowed more than 8 R in a month but yielded 8 R in yesterday's start, although most of those runs were unearned.
A+: San Jose defeated Inland Empire 11-2
San Jose: SS Joe Panik: 3 for 5, 2B, HBP
San Jose: 1B Ricky Oropesa: 3 for 6, HR, SO
Inland Empire: C.J. Cron: 2 for 4, HR
San Jose: SP Justin Schumer: 9.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 HB
With three hits each, Panik and Oropesa combined for nearly half of the Giants' thirteen hits, although both hitters still have AVGs below .270. Oropesa had his 11th HR, while Cron, the Angels' first rounder a year ago, had his 16th HR.
Schumer accomplished the first complete game of his pro carrer, allowing just a run in the 2nd inning and another run in the 8th inning.
A-: Augusta lost to Hagerstown 5-4 (10 innings)
Augusta: 3B Myles Schroder: 1 for 3, HR, HBP, SO
Augusta: SP Adalberto Mejia: 6.2 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Schroder, playing in just his seventh game this year, hit his 2nd pro HR.
Mejia bounced back from his last start (8 ER in 4.1 IP) with this solid effort. That said, with 9 H in each of his last two starts, his BAA is back above .300.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Tri-City 5-4 (10 innings)
(after both teams scored three runs in the 9th inning)
Salem-Keizer: 2B Stephen Branca: 3 for 4, E
Salem-Keizer: SP Joe Biagini: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Armando Paniagua: 1.0 IP, 3 K
Branca's three singles raised his AVG to .259.
Biagini's fifth NWL start was his best yet as he faced just three batters over the minimum in 5.0 scoreless IP. Paniagua had 3 K in a perfect 7th inning.
R: Giants defeated Athletics 8-4
Scottsdale: CF Randy Ortiz: 3 for 5, 3B, 2B, SO, E
Scottsdale: SP Justin Lux: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Scottsdale: RP Jose Reyes: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 WP
Phoenix: SP Michael Ynoa: 2.0+ IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Ortiz had his 3rd triple, 5th double and a single to raise his AVG to .284. But he also made his 4th error.
Lux had a perfect 1st inning in his pro debut. Reyes allowed just a couple unearned runs in what was effectively a start. The Athletics' Ynoa began the game with 2.0 perfect IP before not retiring any of his four batters in the 3rd inning.
DSL: Giants defeated Mets1 4-3
Dominican: 2B Richard Rodriguez 2 for 5, SB
Dominican: RP Diomedes Mateo: 6.2 IP, 11 K
Rodriguez (19.9 y.o.) had two of the Gigantes' six hits. Mateo (22.8 y.o.) had another very impressive relief appearance with 11 K in 6.2 perfect IP.