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Fearless Prediction: Every full season starting pitcher in the system tonight will pitch for the Giants at some point!

Hey everybody! Let's watch Matt Cain be awesome:

Didn't that feel good?

HIGHLIGHTS: Matt Cain!  Tommy Hanson threw 5 scoreless with 8 Ks. Sam Coonrod allowed 3 hits and 1 ER in 6.1 IP with 7 Ks.

Sacramento lost to Fresno (Astros), 6-3

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

RF

Ryan Lollis

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

.365

SS

Ehire Adrianza

4

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.297

DH

Travis Ishikawa

4

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

.284

C

Hector Sanchez

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.218

CF

Darren Ford

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

.243

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Matt Cain, L, 0-1

3.1

6

4

3

2

7

1

0

0

8.10

Clayton Blackburn

4.2

5

2

2

2

6

0

0

0

4.43

Jean Machi

1.0

0

0

0

1

3

0

0

0

0.00

Cain was hot to start out as he struck out the side in both the first and second innings. He did surrender a run in the 2nd in large part due to his defense. After LJ Hoes singled to lead off the inning, Kevin Frandsen committed an error attempting to force Hoes at second on a groundball. And then as Hoes went to steal 3b, C Hector Sanchez committed a PB which allowed Hoes to come on home for the run.  In the 3rd he surrendered a solo HR to the wrong Matt Duffy (which will no doubt be confusing for him when he gets back to SF) which was the first of four consecutive hits (the others all singles). He had a 75 pitch limit entering the game and after striking out Nolan Fontana to lead off the 4th his night was done (well, in point of fact, he threw a couple balls to the following hitter first). Unlike his game in Richmond, Cain was missing a lot of bats in this game, as all 7 Ks were swinging. Most importantly

Sounds good to me, Matt! Aw, let's watch that again.

Clayton Blackburn threw nearly 5 innings of quality he ball. He had 6 Ks to 2 BBs though one of those walks was set up for him by Cain going 2-0 on the first hitter Blackburn faced. Finally Jean Machi made his first rehab appearance, striking out the side in the 9th. Poor Jean is no doubt thinking, right about now, "You know I pitched in the minors for 11 years before making the majors, too!" How fickle we fans are.

The RiverCats offense on the night was, let's say, ineffectual, with only five hits and four walks to show for themselves. Ishikawa's double was the only XBH. Lollis and Ford, who each had a single and a walk led the "attack" though Frandsen, with a walk and a HBP also reached base twice. In all, a pretty dare we say "Giantsesque at home" effort. Let us never discuss it again.

Richmond had a scheduled off day

San Jose won at Modesto (Rockies), 2-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

Christian Arroyo

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.289

RF

Hunter Cole

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.333

2b

Austin Slater

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.300

LF

Tyler Horan

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.221

3b

Ryder Jones

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.288

C

Ty Ross

3

1

2

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

.247

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Tommy Hanson, W, 1-0

5.0

2

0

0

1

8

0

0

0

0.00

Luis Ysla

1.0

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

8.04

Jake Smith

1.0

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

3.05

Dan Slania, S, 12

1.0

2

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

2.03

Toto, I don't think we're in High Desert anymore! Apparently, rehabbing pitchers and weak offensive attacks is our theme for the night.

Tommy Hanson last pitched in a major league game on September 28, 2013. He threw two relief stints that September, after having spent most of August in AAA rehabbing from a forearm strain. In all he threw 73 innings in the majors that year with a 5.42 ERA. In 2014, he managed 49 innings in the minors trying to come back from an assortment of arm woes. He had a 6.16 ERA in the International League last year. His final game of the year came on June 8th, when he surrendered 9 ER in 4.2 IP.

So it had to feel pretty good to Hanson to be making his 2015 debut for SJ last night, his first appearance in a competitive game in over a year. And he looked pretty great.

Six of Hanson's eight Ks were swinging.  For all his injuries and declining performance, it's worth remembering that Hanson is only 28, though that wicked sldier he used to throw really takes a toll on the arm. A quartet of relievers followed Hanson, including Luis Ysla. Ysla's line looks clean, but the eye witness report from Kristin indicates this was an optical illusion:

Jake Smith struck out the side in his inning. Smith has generally been excellent this year when not giving up HRs. He has a 30.5% K rate on the year.

Dan Slania had a hairy save, loading up the bases with 1 out on two singles and a walk, but he kept the tying run on base, getting two groundouts to end the game.

As for the offense, it was pretty much all Ty Ross this game. He hit a solo HR to put SJ on the board and later singled in Ryder Jones with what proved to be the winning run. Ross, who had a miserable spring, has shown signs of life lately. He's hitting .343/.378/.514 in June. Besides Ty, the offense in this one was a lot of 0fer.

Augusta won at West Virginia (Pirates), 5-2
winning their four game series 3-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Johneshwy Fargas

4

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.302

RF

Cristian Paulino

5

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

.295

3b

Jonah Arenado

5

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.269

DH

Dylan Davis

5

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.207

2b

Will Callaway

5

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.261

LF

Andrew Cain

3

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.197

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Sam Coonrod, W, 4-1

6.1

3

2

1

1

7

0

1

0

2.51

Sam Coonrod! He's good! That's my scouting report.

See. This stranger on the internet knows! Coonrod is now 2nd in the Sally with 67 Ks, and 9th in ERA among qualified pitchers.  And for a guy who walked 47 hitters in 84 IP last year for Southern Illinois, his 16 walks this year in 61 IP is extremely good news. Turns out Tyler Beede might not be the only 2014 draftee the Giants are Pitcher Whispering to. His BB9 has dropped by more than half between his college season in 2014 and his first full pro season.

Coonrod and a quartet of relievers were supported by a 14 hit attack (2 BB and 3 Ks) that included six different multi-hit efforts from starters. Add in Skyler Ewing's hit and a walk and seven starters reached base multiple times. Aramis Garcia's double was the only XBH of the night, but it added up to constant pressure. They scored all 5 runs in the first three innings and the pitching cruised to the victory.

Following the game the Greenjackets hopped to the bus for a 7 hour ride back to Georgia where they'll begin a homestand tonight. Sleep deprived, no doubt.

DSL Giants beat the DSL Yankees1 13-7

Age

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

LF

20.9

Juan Rodriguez

5

1

3

3

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

.412

3b

17.2

Francisco Medina

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.302

1b

19.2

Robinson Madrano

3

2

2

2

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

.358

DH

17.3

Sandro Fabiran

3

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.239

2b

19.3

Robert Antunez

4

1

3

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.344

CF

17.6

Jose Patino

3

1

2

2

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

.179

Age

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

21.0

Melvin Adon, W, 1-0

5.0

5

0

0

0

6

0

0

1

3.00

19.7

Norwith Gudino

3.0

3

1

0

0

4

0

0

0

3.24

Jose Patino is beginning to recover from his extremely poor start as he's now had back to back two hit games and reached base four times in this game. But most of the damage in this one was done by the DSL vets, as Juan Rodriguez, who's been scorching hot gathered three more hits including a HR and 19 year old Robinson Madrano hit two solo HRs.

* * *

More major leaguer on the mound tonight as Jake Peavy follows Cain in the Sacramento rotation. Elsewhere, Joe Biagini, Keury Mella, and DJ Snelten are the scheduled starters in a full 5 game slate.

Starting Thursday we'll have six teams going, and in case you missed the comments yesterday, Salem-keizer announced an opening roster yesterday.

Its a curious roster with only 22 players (below the roster limit), with only 10 position players including four Catchers. Miguel Gomez makes the leap up from the DSL (personally I was hoping to see Edie and Beltre make that leap) and 2014 3rd round Pitcher Logan Webb is on the initial roster as a pitcher to definitely keep an eye on.