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So much exciting action it's like a sweeps week edition of Minor Lines!

Before getting into all the action from Friday night, which was plentiful and momentous, I really should have included this in yesterday's ML. I included Joe Ritzo's tweet from Thursday night noting that SJ's three walk-offs this year had come on a WP, a balk, and a pop-up to the 2b, but I really should have included this in all its glory. So herewith, Ryder Jones' walk-off Sac Fly from Thursday night:

HIGHLIGHTS: Tyler Beede threw 7 shutout innings in AA debut. Chris Stratton allowed 1 run in 6.1 IP in AAA debut. Rando Moreno had a 5-hit day. Adam Duvall and Mac Williamson both had 3 hits with a HR. Cristian Paulino had his 5th consecutive multi-hit night.

Sacramento won at Oklahoma City (Dodgers), 7-2 in 12 innings
sweeping their four game series

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

2b

Kevin Frandsen

6

0

3

3

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.330

3b

Adam Duvall

6

1

3

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

.298

SS

Ronny Cedeno

5

2

3

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.270

RF

Ryan Lollis

2

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.370*

* Sacramento only

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Chris stratton

6.1

3

1

1

4

1

1

1

1

1.42

Steven Okert, BS,2

1.1

2

1

1

0

2

1

0

0

3.46

Mike Broadway

1.1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1.05

Cory Gearrin, W, 2-0

2.0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0.79

Cody Hall

1.0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

3.49

Debut #1:

Chris Stratton's AAA debut had that familiar feel of good results and underwhelming process about it that Stratton seems to have made his own.  He went more than 6 strong innings, allowing only a solo HR against him and at one point in the middle innings retiring 12 of 14 batters. However, his command was shaky from the start as he only threw 44 of 90 pitches for strikes. He walked four against his one K, hit a batter and threw a WP. For all that, he left with a lead and a chance at his first AAA victory thanks to this guy:

Duvall's 13th HR and second XBH of the game made it 2-1 heading into the late innings (though they would get later). Duvall also stole his second SB of the year for a great all around game.

Stratton's victory was lost when Steven Okert surrendered a solo HR to Corey Seager to tie the game at 2 and there it remained for awhile. The RiverCats loaded the bases in both the 11th and 12th and though they failed to turn the threat into runs in the 11th, they broke it out big in the 12th. The big hit was Ronny Cedeno's second 2b of the game which turned it into a late inning rout. You can find the full game story here:

Richmond won at New Hampshire (Blue Jays), 12-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

2b

Kelby Tomlinson

3

2

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

.330

PH-CF

Engel Beltre

2

1

1

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

.143

SS

Rando Moreno

6

2

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.333

RF

Mac Williamson

6

2

3

4

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

.300

1b

Ricky Oropesa

5

1

3

1

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

.267

3b

4

1

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.254

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Tyler Beede, W, 1-0

7.0

2

0

0

3

4

0

0

0

0.00

Debut #2!

Tyler Beede's much anticipated AA debut got off to a scary beginning. As in the Cal League he used his sinker to get batters to pound it into the ground, but the leadoff batter pounded a high hopper over 3b Mitch Delfino's head. The next batter hit a squibber that Beede made an acrobatic play on to record the out. Then another ground ball with eyes found a hole and a fairly noncompetitive walk loaded the bases with just one out. As recounted in this fine game story, Beede stepped off the mound, took a breath, stuck with the game plan and got the DP he needed.

Now parenthetically, I said beforehand that Beede's debut would be on MiLBTv! This was true. What I didn't know was that the Fisher Cats have apparently cut costs by employing a team of monkeys untrained in the TV business to run their video setup, so here was the view we got of that dramatic DP:

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Le Sigh! Anyway, following that first inning scare, Beede was dominant, using the sinker/cutter combination to induce grounder after grounder, with 10 groundouts in all. He did occasionally lose his command for a batter and start bouncign sinkers (leading to the three walks) but mostly he kept pounding the zone the way he has all year with sinker after sinker, attacking the zone aggressively even after the game had gotten far out of hand. Very impressive AA debut for the 1st rounder:

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And he was the recipient of a tremendous amount of support. Rando Moreno collected 5 hits in this game, lashing line drive after line drive and continuing what has been a tremendous breakout season for the SS.  Ricky Oropesa, who was named the EL Player of the Month earlier in the day collected another 3 hits. And Mac Williamson had three hits including this 2 run shot:

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Now do believe me, that was actually big strapping, right-handed hitting Mac Williamson hitting that mammoth HR, not Rando Moreno. However, NH's announcer was apparently no more competent than the rest of the video crew. He had spent the entire long previous AB referring to LHH latino Rando Moreno as RHH very white Kelby Tomlinson, and continued his errors into Williamson's AB, paying little if any attention to the game that was taking place in front of him.

In all it was a tremendous night for the Squirrels, who finally got themselves back to .500 after a long hard climb from the depths of April. How about getting over .500 tonight guys?! Kyle Crick... you're up!

San Jose lost to High Desert (Rangers), 5-1

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

.304

RF

Hunter Cole

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.331

2b

Austin Slater

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

.296

3b

Ryder Jones

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

.281

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Jose Reyes, L, 0-1

4.0

5

5

5

1

2

3

0

0

11.25

Jeff Soptic

3.0

1

0

0

3

2

0

0

0

3.63

Tyler Rogers

2.0

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

2.77

Debut #3!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jose Reyes makes his California League debut tonight for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SJGiants?src=hash">#SJGiants</a>. Reyes posted a 1.36 ERA in eight starts w/Augusta this season.</p>&mdash; Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeRitzo/status/606993718416130048">June 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Ok. This one didn't go quite so well. Reyes' Cal League debut was done in by a power display, as the Mavericks teed off for three HRs vs Reyes, all in the 5th inning. It would have been back to back to back but the barrage was briefly interrupted by Lewis Brinson's (29th overall pick in 2012 and Rangers #14 prospect) double. In just a few pitches, Reyes' night was over with 4 runs having scored in the 5th before he could record an out. Jose could be forgiven for thinking that the balls didn't fly this way in the Sally.

The SJ hitters actually had more hits in this game than High Desert, but alas none of their 7 hits went for extra bases, and they added just one walk to the attack. The singles attack couldn't compete to the HR barrage in this one. Austin Slater and Ryder Jones were the only Giants to reach base twice. Christian Arroyo had one of his poorer games of the year, taking an 0fer and adding in two Errors.

Tyler Rogers finished up the game with two perfect innings including 4 Ks. There was also some good news prior to the game:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ray Black throwing off the mound to live hitters right now. Has been on the DL since 5/22. Could return before the end of the homestand.</p>&mdash; Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeRitzo/status/606953376597708800">June 5, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Augusta beat Lexington (Royals), 12-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Johneshwy Fargas

5

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

.287

2b

Travious Relaford

4

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.276

RF

Cristian Paulino

5

2

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.325

C

Aramis Garcia

5

1

3

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.226

1b

Skyler Ewing

5

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.210

SS

Jeremy Sy

5

3

2

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

.210

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pat Young, W, 2-0

6.0

6

1

1

1

5

0

0

0

4.91

Rodolfo Martinez

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3.78

Raymundo Montero

2.0

1

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

1.51

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cristain Paulino &amp; the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AGJ?src=hash">#AGJ</a> put up 12 runs in Friday night&#39;s victory. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CatchTheBuzz?src=hash">#CatchTheBuzz</a>&#10;<a href="http://t.co/iL1GUttsS7">http://t.co/iL1GUttsS7</a>… <a href="http://t.co/kjP1pATmkp">pic.twitter.com/kjP1pATmkp</a></p>&mdash; Augusta GreenJackets (@GreenJackets) <a href="https://twitter.com/GreenJackets/status/607032592496476160">June 6, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The second 12-1 beat down of the night! Cristian Paulino is just out of his gourd lately.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cristian Paulino singles in the 8th for his fifth straight two-hit game. So much contact right now. At least one barreled line drive a day.</p>&mdash; David Lee (@David11Lee) <a href="https://twitter.com/David11Lee/status/606998253452828672">June 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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David Lee said before the game he was going to be paying special attention to Paulino on this homestand, so I expect we'll be seeing a full scouting report on the 23 year old in the next couple of days.  Aramis Garcia and Skyler Ewing collectively had six hits in this game, as both of their heretofore dormant bats begin to loosen up.

The beneficiary of all of THIS largesse was  the big tall RHP Pat Young, who had a very nice bounceback outing in this one:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Going to the 8th with Augusta leading Lexington 9-1. Pat Young allowed 1 R in 6 IP, 5 K, 14 swinging strikes. FB touched 95.</p>&mdash; David Lee (@David11Lee) <a href="https://twitter.com/David11Lee/status/606994931513761793">June 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Something like Joan Gregorio, Young is able to use his height to get tremndous downward plane and extension on his fastball when his mechanics are right.  Another guy who's likely a bullpen option in the long run, but definitely an arm worth keeping an eye on.

So a big night at Lake Olmstead. And, oh yes, there were Cowboy Monkeys, too. Apparently my comment on the NH TV crew was an insult to the efforts of talented monkeys everywhere:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Monkey&#39;s riding K9s, SAY WHAAT?! Come out for Cowboy Monkey Rodeo at Lake Omlstead Stadium! Tomorrow night at 7:05pm&#10;<a href="https://t.co/TUr4W28tHF">https://t.co/TUr4W28tHF</a></p>&mdash; Augusta GreenJackets (@GreenJackets) <a href="https://twitter.com/GreenJackets/status/606881911718445057">June 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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DSL Giants lost to the DSL Rojos 18-4

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

Manuel Geraldo

4

1

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

.333

RF

Sandro Fabian

4

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.286

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Sandro Cabrera, L, 0-1

3.1

6

6

5

1

4

0

2

0

4.82

Jose Luna

0.2

4

5

2

1

1

1

1

1

6,75

Wilme Almanzar

2.2

5

6

6

2

2

1

1

2

18.69

Well sometimes you eat the baar and sometimes the baar eats you. The beat down went the other way in the DSL complex today. Sandro Cabrera, the 19 year old who signed for $125k had a ragged second outing and the relievers who followed him were even worse.  In all they surrendered 18 runs on 17 hits, including 2 HRs, with 4 HB and 4 WP. The defense pitched in as well with 3 errors (two from SS Geraldo) and 3 PB. On offense, the Giants managed 8 hits, with just one XBH and they struck out 9 times (the 9:5 K:BB in this one was their worst peripherals of the early season).

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So, a really good day on the farm. A day worth celebrating:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fans enjoying another great <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SJGiants?src=hash">#SJGiants</a> Postgame <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Fireworks?src=hash">#Fireworks</a> show at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Muni?src=hash">#Muni</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GiantTogether?src=hash">#GiantTogether</a> <a href="http://t.co/KAgTUBx7be">pic.twitter.com/KAgTUBx7be</a></p>&mdash; San Jose Giants (@SJGiants) <a href="https://twitter.com/SJGiants/status/607052414282301441">June 6, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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Tonight we get more high draft choices taking the mound as Kyle Crick and Martin Agosta are scheduled starters for Richmond and SJ. While in Tacoma, Jake Peavy makes his 2nd rehab start for the RiverCats. Matt Gage is the scheduled starter in Augusta.