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I'lll bet Steph Curry would be an excellent baseball player. Not that I'm encouraging him to temporarily retire and report to AA Richmond.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS, WHO LAST NIGHT WON THE 10TH PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN ROGER HISTORY! (how's that for a milestone?). Seems like no time ago my brothers and cousin and I were at the Cow Palace cheering them on towards their first. And to do it in such a legitimately historically great season. Amazing. Sure that deserves a Buster Hug!

and a Brandon tweet

I'm also going to take the view that the Dubs have demolished the Odd Year Curse. Time to start the repeats! The 10s have been pretty danged good. Niners, you are now officially the Black Sheep of the family.

HIGHLIGHTS: Joe Biagini threw 8 masterful shutout innings.

Sacramento lost to Fresno (Astros), 3-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

Ehire Adrianza

4

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

.303

DH

Adam Duvall

3

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

.273

1b

Travis Ishikawa

3

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

.286

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Jake Peavy, L, 0-2

7.0

5

3

3

2

5

1

0

0

6.64

Steven Okert

1.0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

4.25

Clay Rapada

1.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

3.18

Jake Peavy went 7 strong innings in his 4th PCL rehab start.  He was hurt by two walks in the opening inning, both of which scored on a two out double, but that was the last of his walks on the night and nearly the last of his runs.  The only other run he surrendered over the next 6 innings came via this (which, not to speak ill of Brett Jackson's skills, ain't the way Willie would have done that):

This was Peavy's longest rehab start by both pitches and innings, and he was much more efficient and effective with his pitches in this one. Jake's first rehab start came on May 22, so he has I guess one more start he can make before his rehab assignment must end and be reinstated to the Active Roster from the DL. More roster decisions await.

Sacramento, which was rolling in first place for much of April, has fallen into disrepair as the season goes on.  Now seven games under .500, they are really struggling to get much going offensively. With Susac promoted, now Parker promoted, and Adam Duvall slumping, it's a nightly struggle for the RiverCat bats. They had only 5 hits in this game (the same as Fresno actually) including 3 doubles, and just two walks to help out. And what few opportunities they had they couldn't cash in, going just 1 for 7 with RISP.

RiverCat fans are disappoint! Still, you know what they say, the worst day at the ballyard...

Richmond won at Harrisburg (Nationals), 1-0
(MiLB's site is wonky today, so can't provide a link to box score)

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

1b

Angel Villalona

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.111

2b

Myles Schroeder

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.266

C

Eliezer Zambrano

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.194

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Joe Biagini, W, 6-3

8.0

2

0

0

1

7

0

0

0

1.56

Josh Osich, S, 17

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.45

So that was a good game, Joe!

After nearly six months of eagerly waiting, anticipating, and PTBNLing, Trea Turner finally was acquired by the Nats and made his debut for the org, no doubt wanting to make a great first impression.

Check swing K! Oh, man, those are the worst!

Biagini would have had a tough time being any better in this one, allowing only two hits and a walk over 8 innings.  For the season he's cruising with a 1.56 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 47 Ks vs. 13 BBs in 69.1 IP. He seems a lock for the EL All Star team.

And he needed to be great, because on a day when Richmond was resting Kelby Tomlinson, Mac Williamson, and Ricky Oropesa they failed to generate much of any offense with just 4 hits and 2 walks of their own. Heading into the 9th inning, it was still a 0-0 tie, when little used Angel Villalona reached base via a fielding error by who? None other than Trea Turner! One of Myles Schroder's two hits pushed Angel over to third. And then this happened:

Check out that 29 year old Catcher hauling it down the line to get his Pitcher a Win! Nice effort Eliezer. Zambrano, if I haven't mentioned it lately, has been a member of every Richmond Flying Squirrels team ever.  With that the amazing Squirrels are just a half a game out of 2nd place and climbing.

Not germane to yesterday's game, but enjoy John O'Connor's column on the Squirrels dynamic MI/top of the order duo:

San Jose lost at Modesto (Rockies), 4-3 in 10 innings

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Seth Harrison

4

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

.270

DH

Austin Slater

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

PO

.303

RF

Tyler Horan

4

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

.222

3b

Ryder Jones

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.291

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Keury Mella

6.0

6

3

3

1

4

0

0

3

2.95

Christian Jones

2.0

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

5.03

Jeff Soptic, L, 0-3

1.1

0

1

0

1

2

0

0

0

4.13

A truism: Little things lead to big things in baseball. Keury Mella, who gets some explosive movement on his stuff, threw 3 WP in the game last night. One of them moved a runner to 2b, who was then knocked in with a two out single to make the game 3-2. Another WP scored the tying run in the 6th inning.  In the 10th inning, Jeff Soptic failed to field a comebacker and the leadoff batter reached on his error. After a Sac Bunt, Soptic committed an even more egregious error, when he failed to pay attention to Wilson Soriano on second base, and allowed the winning run to steal 3b while Soptic was issuing an IBB. Soriano then scored on a ground ball to SS Christian Arroyo, who couldn't cut down the winning run at the plate.

Seth Harrison opened the game with a leadoff inside-the-park HR. Tyler Horan later blasted his 6th in the more traditional manner. Other than that they had trouble getting much going. Ryder Jones and Austin Slater were the only players to reach twice in this game, which featured 9 hits (8 singles) and 0 BBs. Jones' double was also the clubs only XBH.  The top two picks of the 2013 draft have been trending in opposite directions lately as Christian Arroyo is just 2 for his last 19 PA (with 0 BBs), while Jones has a modest 6 game hitting streak and is 10 for his last 24, with 3 doubles (and 1 BB!).

Before the game the club made a couple of roster moves that suggest Hanson will be in SJ for awhile, I think.

You may be wondering about things like Hanson's stuff, Ray Black's experiment with starting, and Tyler Beede's sinker (and slider!). If so, you're in luck as pitching coach Mike Couchee is Joe Ritzo's pre-game guest:

Augusta lost to Lexington (Royals), 4-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Cristian Paulino

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

.297

SS

Jeremy Sy

3

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.226

1b

Skyler Ewing

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.216

RF

Dylan Davis

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.212

PH

Aramis Garcia

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.219

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

D.J. Snelten, L, 0-2

5.0

8

4

3

1

7

1

0

1

5.40

Dusten Knight

2.0

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

1

1.57

Raymundo Montero

2.0

2

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

1.41

Man, not many Ws last night to celebrate the W's championship! It looks like Fargas might have an owie as he's missed a couple of games in a row now. Paulino, taking his place in CF and atop the order, reached base 3x last night, which accounted for a third of the Greenjackets baserunners. Jeremy Sy was the only other Augusta hitter to reach base twice. Dylan Davis' demotion hasn't seemed to help get his bat going as he's struggling so far vs. his Sally competition. I wonder if MiLB.com has put some kind of voodoo curse on Davis, as they continue to insist on his player page that he has yet to appear in a game this year.

D.J. Snelten had his best start for Augusta, using his changeup to generate Ks. David Lee had Snelten's fastball at 87-90, touching 91. Lee also noted some of the max effort issues with Snelten's delivery that impressed me last year as boding problems with Snelten's command. Still there were definite positives in his start last night.  You can read Lee's full scouting report on Snelten here:

DSL Giants defeated DSL Mets1, 2-0

Age

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

3b

17.2

Francisco Medina

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

.277

1b

19.2

Robinson Madrano

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

.345

RF

17.3

Sandro Fabiran

4

0

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.260

2b

19.3

Robert Antunez

3

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

.371

CF

17.6

Jose Patino

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.167

Age

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

19.8

Prebito Reyes, W, 1-0

5.0

2

0

0

3

4

0

0

1

3.46

16.9

Luis Amaya

3.0

3

0

0

2

3

0

0

0

0.79

20.8

Hengerber Medina, S, 1

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.00

The Gigantes offensive prowess wasn't so much in evidence in this one, but they got the job done. Fabian and Antunez had the Giants only hits in this game, but one of Fabian's was a two run double scoring Madrano and Marco Guzman who had both walked. Antunez, who also reached base via a HBP, stole his team leading 7th base of the year without a CS.

16 year old Luis Amaya, still the youngest player in the Giants org, now has 13 Ks and 7 bbs in 11.1 IP. He's gone 3 innings in each of his last two performances.

* * *

Had the  Warriors not just won the NBA championship, this item would have been the lede today. Everybody should read this wonderful piece by undrafted, organizational catcher Adam Sonabend. It's a pretty sensational "walk a mile in another man's shoes" piece of work.

* * *

There's a giant of a pitching matchup in this morning's Richmond game (which is bizarrely a 12:00 start time even though it's not the concluding game of the series) as Adalberto Mejia faces off against Stephen Strasburg. It's on MiLBTV which you can still subscribe to for a totally worth it monthly fee.

Otherwise the scheduled starters are a little snooze worthy, as Sacramento has a TBD, while Jason Forjet and Chris Johnson handle the A ball teams.  Salem-Keizer will have their traditional tune up vs. a team of local colelge players tonight, prior to Thursday's opener.