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Hey, San Jose and Augusta went 7-0 against Rockies affiliates this week. So there!

There was some great synergy on this day for the SJ Giants. On a day when they could meet the Matt Duffy news (which means all 5 members of the SF Giants infield were once SJ Giants) like this:

they were also holding a Buster Posey bank promotion. The day started like this:

And ended like this:

Good day at the ballyard! And great start to the holiday:

HIGHLIGHTS: Chase Johnson 2 hits, 9 Ks in 5.2 IP. Hunter Cole hit a game tying HR in the 8th inning. Raymundo Montero K'd all 3 batters he faced.

Sacramento lost to Memphis (Cardinals), 5-4
getting swept in the four game series, 0-4

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

Other

RF

Brett Jackson

4

1

1

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

LF

Jarrett Parker

3

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

E, Assist

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Ty Blach, L, 4-4

6.0

8

5

4

3

5

0

1

0

4.07

Cody Gearrin

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.80

Sacramento has now lost 5 straight games, though none by more than 2 runs.  Half of the baserunners they managed in this game (8) came in the 8th inning, and unfortunately two of those came after Brett Jackson's three run HR, rather than before it.  Through the first six innings, they managed only two above the minimum PA as a lonely two-out single in the third and a leadoff walk in the fifth were the only non-outs they managed prior to the 7th inning stretch. Here you go, Brett, have a highlight:

And by that time they were in a considerable hole, thanks to one of Ty Blach's worst starts of the year. Not only did Blach give up 5 Runs in this one, but in six innings he walked three batters and hit another. Consider that in 49.1 IP prior to this start, Blach had walked three batters and hit none. So it would seem his command was just a teeny bit off in this game. Blach's ERA is now up to 4.07, inching closer to about league average (4.42 currently).  Still rocking the socks though, Ty!

Richmond beat Bowie (Orioles), 5-2
they conclude the 4 game series tomorrow afternoon

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

Other

SS

Kelby Tomlinson

3

2

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

E

DH

Mac Williamson

4

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

3b

Mitch Delfino

3

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

E

2b

Blake Miller

3

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

GIDP

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Jack Snodgrass, W, 4-3

6.0

5

2

2

2

2

0

0

0

4.30

Pedro Rodriguez

2.0

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2.14

Josh Osich, S, 8

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1.86

Richmond strung together four hits, including two doubles, in their four run third inning and rode that outburst to the win. For the game they managed 11 baserunners on 8 hits, including three doubles. Blake Miller, in his first game back off the DL, was the only Squirrel with two hits in the game, and only three starters reached base twice (Tomlinson and Delfino being the other two). OTOH, seven starters had a hit and eight reached base at least once.  The four run third overcame an early 2-0 deficit, and after that, the pitching/ run prevention took over.

(That video is embedding weird, but if you click on the link in the tweet, you'll see more of Jack than just his glove and hat). Jack Snodgrass allowed singles to the first three batters of the game, and before there was an out in the 2nd, he'd allowed four hits, a walk and two runs. But from there through the end of the game, Bowie only had four more baserunners, including a stretch where 17 out of 19 BaySox hitters were retired, and one of the ones who reached did so on a fielding error.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch story on the game can be found here:

For those who like Minor League wRC+ numbers, by Fangraphs' estimation Mac Williamson (133) is now #11 in the EL and Kelby Tomlinson (131) #14.

San Jose beat Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers), 6-4
they complete their four game series Monday

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

Other

1b

Ryan Lollis

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

HBP

LF

Hunter Cole

4

1

1

2

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

GIDP

2b

Austin Slater

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

3b

Ryder Jones

3

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

PO

DH

Dylan Davis

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

C

Ben Turner

2

0

1

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

GIDP

SS

Brandon Bednar

4

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

GIDP

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Chase Johnson

5.2

2

1

1

2

9

0

1

0

2.68

Jake Smith, BS

0.0

3

3

3

1

0

1

0

0

3.38

Tyler Rogers

2.1

2

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

3.38

Daniel Slania, S, 9

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

2.29

The Giants won their sixth straight game, giving them the chance to go for a perfect 7-0 homestand in tomorrow afternoon's Memorial Day game. And in what's become a running theme on this homestand, they scored in a late burst to take this one.  Though they produced 16 baserunners in this game on 8 hits, 7 BBs and a HBP, four double plays (and a PO) prevented them from taking advantage of all that traffic for much of the game. Trailing 4-2 entering the bottom of the 8th, they quickly tied the game up when Ryan Lollis' single was followed by Hunter Cole's 2nd HR of the year and of the last two games (their only XBH of the game).

EDIT: New video

And with two outs they took the lead on three singles sandwiched around a fielding error that would have ended the inning in a 4-4 tie.  They did end that winning rally with another of the baserunning errors that have plagued this SJ team, when Ben Turner was thrown out trying to go 1st to 3rd on a single to CF.

The star of the game was Chase Johnson, whose 9 Ks matched his career high (managed once before in a 7 inning effort his final start of the year for Augusta), while allowing only two hits. He did allow three other baserunners on two walks and a HB, and he wasn't overly efficient with his pitch count as he ran up 95 pitches in 5.2 IP. With 9 Ks today, his K rate is up to 23% on the year and his K9 is up to just about 9.  He has 39 Ks, 16 BB in 40.1 IP.

Johnson walked the final batter he faced, which led to the one run charged against him when Jake Smith came in and had a blow up outing. Smith failed to retire any of the four batters he faced and he surrendered a HR for the second consecutive appearance (a 3 run job in this case). Tyler Rogers came in and surrendered a single to the first batter he faced, at which point six consecutive RC batters had reached safely (two walks, two singles, a double and a HR) and RC had scored all four of its runs for the game. After that, however, Rogers settled down, striking out the side in order in the 7th and getting a 3 up/3 down 8th with the help of a DP.  Rogers effort set the stage for offense's late rally and Daniel Slania threw a perfect 9th (with two Ks) for the Save (and like Beede before him, it came on his birthday).

This was prior to the game, but by and large most of these numbers got even better by the time the game was over:

Augusta beat Asheville (Rockies), 2-1
sweeping the four game series, 4-0

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

Other

3b

Jonah Arenado

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1b

Skyler Ewing

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

LF

Cristian Paulino

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

1

0

Assist

C

Jared Deacon

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

PB

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pat Young, W, 1-0

5.0

5

1

1

2

1

0

0

0

1.80

Jake McCasland

2.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

0

0.00

Raymundo Montero

1.0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

1.65

Reyes Moronta

1.0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

2.37

Augusta now has a four game win streak following a seven game losing streak following a six game win streak following a three game losing streak.

They didn't exactly tear the cover off the ball in this one, but they applied pressure with 12 baserunners in the game on six singles and six walks. The winning run came thanks to a 2 out throwing error followed by a bases loaded walk. The 2-1 final took Fargas off the hook for an incredible mental blunder that took a run off the board for Augusta earlier:

On the pitching side, two season debuts today as 2013 13th rounder Pat Young got the start and Jake McCasland pitched a clean two innings in his first appearance. A few notes from David.

And DLee's scouting reports on the game, with a lot more info on today's starter Pat Young:

Clayton Blackburn and Kyle Crick headline the starters for Memorial Day, which will feature morning ball (Richmond), afternoon ball (SJ), and evening ball (Augusta and Sacramento).

Have a great holiday everyone, and courtesy of the Greenjackets, have some fireworks