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Derek Law is back! Not quite as "all asses and elbows" as I remember him but still funky!

HIGHLIGHTS: Adam Duvall leads the PCL in HRs. Mac Williamson reached base five times with two doubles in a double header.

Sacramento lost to Reno (Diamondbacks), 3-2
getting swept in the four game series, 0-4

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

3b

Adam Duvall

4

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

.264

C

Hector Sanchez

4

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

.240

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Jake Peavy

6.0

5

1

1

2

3

1

0

0

5.47

Steven Okert, BS,3

1.0

1

2

1

1

0

1

0

0

4.40

Jean Machi

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.00

Erik Cordier

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

2.08

The wheels have really come off the cart for the RiverCats, who completed a 1-6 homestand. Four HRs were hit in this game, which is a lot for a game with five total runs scored. But the winning run wasn't knocked in at all.  The Aces 3rd and final run came in on a throwing error from Hector Sanchez, trying to catch a SB attempt at 3b. Prior to that Hector had had a nice game with two hits, including a HR that started the scoring. Adam Duvall later hit his PCL leading 15th HR. Of those four HRs:

And of the throwing error

Peavy made his final rehab start (by rule his rehab ends tomorrow) with a solid effort. He threw 61 of 93 pitches for strikes, and even got himself a base hit! Steven Okert's struggles continue. Here he gave up the game tying HR to PH Trayvon Robinson and then walked the batter who ultimately came around to score the winning run. Kristin called the HR wind aided, but we also have this note from groug:

Jean Machi, on the other hand, is pitching like a guy who very much wants to stay in the majors after pitching for 11 years in the minors.

Oh and one other thing about this game, just in case you were wondering what happened to him:

Richmond beat New Britain (Rockies) 9-1, in game 1 of a DH (7 inn)

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS-2b

Kelby Tomlinson

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

.331

CF

Engel Beltre

3

3

2

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

.364

RF

Mac Williamson

3

1

2

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

.291

1b

Angel Villalona

3

1

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.143

LF

Daniel Carbonell

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

.149

PH-SS

Rando Moreno

2

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.298

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Edwin Quirarte

3.0

3

1

1

1

3

0

0

0

4.63

Derek Law

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0.00

Richmond beat New Britain (Rockies), 3-1 in game 2 of DH (7 inn)
They finish up the five game series Monday afternoon

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

2b

Kelby Tomlinson

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.326

SS

Rando Moreno

3

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

.299

RF

Mac Williamson

2

1

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

.293

LF

Devin Harris

2

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

.262

1b

Ricky Oropesa

3

0

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.288

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pedro Rodriguez, W, 3-3

5.0

2

0

0

1

5

0

0

0

2.65

Stephen Johnson

1.0

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

4.02

Josh Osich, S, 19

1.0

3

1

1

0

3

0

0

0

1.64

Just as soon as I noted Williamson's mild June, he has a nice day on both halves of the double header, going a collective 3 for 5 with two doubles, two walks, two Runs scored and three RBI. And just for kicks he threw a runner out at 3b as well. Kelby Tomlinson went hitless in the DH, though he did reach twice in the first game on a BB and HBP.  In the nightcap he broke a streak of having reached base in 17 consecutive games. In 61 games played this year, Tomlinson has failed to reach base in only 9 of them and 6 of those came on or before May 2.

The Squirrels also got excellent production out of the 1b spot, as Angel Villalona (gm 1) and Ricky Oropesa (gm 2) combined to pick up 5 hits and 5 RBIs.

The big news of the day of course was the return of Derek Law:

The (not particularly reliable) stadium gun had Law at 96, but regardless of velocity, he punched out two of the three batters he faced in a perfect inning.

The Squirrels went with a full bullpen day as relievers Edwin Quirarte and Pedro Rodriguez started the two games. With a DH in the middle of a long stretch of games, the Squirrels have been making roster moves fast and furiously to get fresh arms onto the roster. Gregorio, Derek Law, and Carlos Diaz (up from Augusta) have been brought on, Jose Casilla, Quirarte (after game 1) went on the DL.  And there was one more DL transaction I should have noted this weekend:

Crick's normal start would have been Friday night, when Kelvin Marte went instead. He's been having notable troubles ever since skipping a start with wrist tenderness, so I wouldn't be surprised if this stint wasn't more to give him a blow and maybe let him work in bullpen sessions for a bit.

San Jose lost to Inland Empire (Angels), 8-4
splitting their four game series 2-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

Christian Arroyo

5

1

3

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.300

RF

Hunter Cole

5

0

2

2

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

.319

3b

Ryder Jones

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.288

LF

Tyler Horan

3

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

.214

C

Jeff Arnold

4

1

2

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

.357

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Chase Johnson, L, 3-3

2.0

4

3

3

2

2

0

1

1

3.55

Luis Ysla

3.0

2

1

1

2

3

1

0

0

8.15

Ray Black

1.1

1

2

1

3

2

0

0

1

3.60

Ian Gardeck

1.2

2

2

2

2

2

0

0

1

4.91

Jake Smith

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

2.85

SJ finished up the first half 30-40, in 4th place in the Northern division and with the next to worst record in the Cal League. In this game they went up against Sean Newcomb, who the Angels selected one pick after the Giants took Tyler Beede in the 2014 draft. And for 5 innings, Newcomb dominated the Giants, striking out 8 and allowing only 3 hits, one of which was Arroyo's bloop just over the 2b head. SJ did much better against Newcomb's relief, getting 5 hits and 4 runs off the appropriately named Ronald Muck in just 1.2 innings of work.

But it was already an 8-0 game by that point. Chase Johnson was, I assume, working with a pitch limit prior to flying to Carolina for the Carolina-Cal League All Star game on Tuesday.  But regardless, he had one of his rougher outings of the year, giving up 3 runs in the top of the 1st. Ysla gave up a HR to the 2nd batter he faced, and a double to the third (Roberto Baldoquin, a Cuban FA doing even worse than Daniel Carbonell at higher cost!), but then he settled down. His final inning was his best, striking out the side around a walk and a couple of SB.

I wouldn't read too much into Black's relief appearance following his one, very short start. With the three game break coming up I suspect they were just trying to spread the work around.

Augusta lost to Savannah (Mets), 8-5
getting swept in the series 0-3

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

Jeremy Sy

4

2

2

2

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

.231

1b

Skyler Ewing

5

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.228

RF

Dylan Davis

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

.229

2b

Will Callaway

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.264

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Samuel Coonrod, L, 4-2

1.1

2

3

3

5

0

0

0

0

2.89

Dusten Knight

3.2

2

0

0

0

5

0

0

0

1.21

Rodolfo Martinez

2.0

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

3.57

This was a 3-2 game going into the night before Augusta's bullpen blew up for 5 extra runs. So Augusta's high hopes for a sweep in this series got turned around with the Greenjackets losing all three tight games. Augusta spread 11 hits through the lineup, with four batters reaching base multiple times. Johneshwy Fargas got his 30th SB in this last game of the half.

After having such a great first half with his command, Coonrod had easily his worst appearance as a pro. From David Lee's view, the hot muggy Georgia weather really defeated him.

With the sweep Augusta fell to 33-36 for the first half, falling into 4th place overall. Like SJ, they now get a three day All Star break.

Salem Keizer beat Vancouver (Blue Jays) 2-1
they finish their five game series tonight

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

C

Miguel Gomez

4

1

2

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.313

LF

Shilo McCall

3

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

.273

SS

Richard Rodriguez

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

.167

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Andrew Leenhouts, W, 1-0

7.0

5

1

1

0

9

1

0

0

1.29

Jarret Leverett

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.00

Eric Sim, S, 1

1.0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.00

Miguel Gomez and Shilo McCall both recorded their first XBH of the season and both were crucial. Gomez' double set up the first run and McCall's first HR provided the winning margin.  22 yr old Gomez has spent the last three seasons in the DSL. Just turned 21 year old McCall, was the 9th round draft choice in 2012 and is in his third consecutive season in the NWL.

Andrew Leenhouts, after two very unsuccessful starts in SJ, was assigned back down to SK. The 25 yr old was the 23rd round pick in 2012, and like McCall is in his third NWL season.

AZL Giants beat the AZL Diamondbacks, 6-5

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Mikey Edie

4

0

1

2

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

.250

RF

Gustavo Cabrera

3

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

2

0

0

.286

3b

Nathanael Javier

5

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.444

DH

Byron Murray

3

3

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

.429

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Dylan Brooks

4.0

4

2

2

1

2

0

1

2

4.50

Jose Morel

2.0

1

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

0.00

Ryan Bradley

1.0

2

3

2

0

1

0

0

0

18.00

Michael Heller

1.0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0.00

Caleb Smith

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0.00

19 year old Javier and 19 year old (soon to turn 20) Byron Murray, 25th round pick in the 2014 draft are both starting out ahead of the group in the first couple of days. Both played in the AZL last year as well. Gustavo had an eventful day. He tripled for his first XBH since 2013! He also made both a fielding and throwing error and was later removed for a PR. Great to see him out on the field shaking off the rust though.

The Giants scored four times in the 7th and 8th to make the comeback. Mikey Edie's bases loaded walk tied the game and 26 yr old Indy League UDFA signee Jeff Kobernus drove in the winner with a single.

Dylan Brooks came off his 50 game suspension (which once again raises the question of what's happened to Chuckie Jones) for the start. The 19 year old Canadian who was the 30th round pick in 2013 had a very successful stint in the AZL in 2014, with 45 Ks in 34 IP.

* * *

Very short day today with Richmond's morning game the only full season ball club going. Joe Biagini gets the start for the Squirrels. Michael Connolly is the scheduled starter for the Volcanoes.