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Everyday is Futures Game day in Minor Lines!

HIGHLIGHTS: Adam Duvall hits homers; he homers a LOT. Chase Johnson threw 7 one-hit, shutout innings with 8 Ks.

Sacramento lost to Fresno (Astros), 7-3

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

1b

Adam Duvall

4

3

3

3

0

0

3

0

1

0

0

.267

Rest of team

27

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

11

0

0

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Jack Snodgrass, L 1-2

5.2

7

6

6

4

3

2

0

0

4.84

90

49

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Long Ball Duvall Goes Three in a Row, Ties River Cats Record <a href="http://t.co/6NM5YGDb0C">http://t.co/6NM5YGDb0C</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/MiLB">@MiLB</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RiverCats?src=hash">#RiverCats</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ClawsUp?src=hash">#ClawsUp</a> <a href="http://t.co/UcMm10gIsT">pic.twitter.com/UcMm10gIsT</a></p>&mdash; River Cats (@RiverCats) <a href="https://twitter.com/RiverCats/status/620113499134410752">July 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Thirteen players appeared for the RiverCats yesterday. Twelve of them had days that could be described as some form of poor. One of them kept doing this over and over:

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When Adam Duvall stood in the batter's box yesterday the RiverCats were thrilling, awesome, entertaining. When anybody else did anything they were shoddy, woebegotten, bedraggled. Duvall's three HR day vaulted him into the PCL HR lead, now with 20.  I believe only the Twin's Adam Brett Walker and the Astros A.J. Reed have hit more minor league HRs than Duvall this year.

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Richmond beat Trenton (Yankees), 5-4

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

LF

Myles Schroder

5

1

3

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

.270

1b

Ricky Oropesa

3

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.273

2b

Austin Slater

4

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.286

C

Jackson Williams

4

0

3

4

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

.229

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Joan Gregorio

2.0

3

1

1

0

4

0

0

0

4.10

36

26

Stephen Johnson

3.0

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

3.60

34

23

Derek Law

0.2

2

3

3

1

2

1

0

1

4.32

24

13

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Myles Schroder's been a healthy part of the Squirrels offense lately, and he continued the trend here with three more hits, including his 3rd HR in the last 9 days and 5th overall.  The same hasn't generally been true of Jackson Williams, though he had a fine day here with three hits and two doubles, including a three run double that put the Squirrels in the lead for good.

Austin Slater, who's been on fire lately, had his fifth 2-hit game in the last six days. During that time he's lifted his BA from .154 to .286 and his OPS from .472 to .760.

Joan Gregorio made his first start of the year but it doesn't appear that the Giants are moving him back to that role. With the All Star break just two days away, and the pitching staff having been worked very hard in a brutal stretch of 33 games in 32 days. In addition, of course, the normal starter for today was instead in Cincinnati for the Future's Game:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wheels down in Cincinnati - blessed for this opportunity and very excited to represent the <a href="https://twitter.com/SFGiants">@SFGiants</a> and the USA in the futures game ▪️</p>&mdash; Tyler Beede (@tylerbeede) <a href="https://twitter.com/tylerbeede/status/619980899904561152">July 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Gregorio's start was termed a spot start by the team, so he likely will return to the relief work after the break.

Derek Law tried to lock down the save in the 9th inning but he ran into a bit of trouble in one of his most difficult appearances since returning from TJ. He gave up a double, WP, walk and 3 run HR in succession before being lifted for Phil McCormick who got the final out of the game.

And a final note, for Hunter Cole fans, we have some hit velocity detail!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hunter Cole pinch hits for Joan Gregorio and rifles a 106 mph single between short and third. He hits the baseball HARD. Bot 8, one out.</p>&mdash; Josh Mathews (@SquirrelsRVA) <a href="https://twitter.com/SquirrelsRVA/status/619316603923136512">July 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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San Jose beat Modesto (Rockies), 2-0

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

Christian Arroyo

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.326

3b

Ryder Jones

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.280

1b

Angel Villalona

3

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

.286

CF

Juan Perez

4

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.250

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Chase Johnson, W, 5-3

7.0

1

0

0

2

8

0

0

0

3.01

Christian Jones

1.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

3.28

Jake Smith, S 3

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

2.47

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Spectacular start for Chase Johnson tonight. 7 scoreless innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 8 K&#39;s. Only hit allowed was to leadoff batter in 1st inn.</p>&mdash; Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeRitzo/status/620085732061777920">July 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Johnson lowers his season ERA to 3.01 - fifth in the Cal League. Sat 94-96 with his fastball tonight in Modesto.</p>&mdash; Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeRitzo/status/620085975759220736">July 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Chase Johnson lit it up in his best start of the year, combining with two relievers on a 1-hit shutout. The strong-armed but little used Cal Poly reliever is turning into a great scouting/development story in his second full season. Over his last three starts Johnson has 21 Ks, 5 BBs, 12 Hits, 2 Runs in 17.1 IP. And unlike Martin Agosta, it appears he's doing it with his velocity staying up in the mid-90s.

SJ didn't exactly explode offensively themselves, with only 5 hits and 6 baserunners in the game, but the shutdown pitching of Johnson, Jones, and Jake Smith, who continues to have a breakout year, the two runs SJ managed were plenty.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SJGiants?src=hash">#SJGiants</a> pitching during five-game winning streak: 0.68 ERA (4 ER/53 IP). Shutout tonight was their eighth of the season - second in Cal Lg</p>&mdash; Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeRitzo/status/620101165640908802">July 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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This is perhaps a great time to listen to what pitching coach Mike Couchee has to say about the staff. And luckily we can do just that by listening to yesterday's pregame interview with Joe Ritzo.

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Augusta lost to Rome (Braves), 5-3 in 10 innings

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Johneshwy Fargas

5

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

0

.291

3b-1b

Jonah Arenado

5

1

2

1

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

.260

RF

Will Callaway

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.259

2b

Ryan Jones

4

0

3

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.219

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Mark Reyes

6.0

5

2

2

2

6

0

1

0

1.66

Raymundo Montero

3.0

2

1

0

0

4

0

1

0

1.72

Reyes Moronta, L, 1-6

0.2

1

2

2

1

2

0

0

0

5.11

Carlos Diaz

0.1

0

0

0

2

1

0

1

0

1.95

"Operation Turn Arenado Around" proceeding as planned! Not only did Arenado pick up two doubles in this game, he brought the drama while he was at it:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Arenado hits the game tying RBI double to send the game into extras. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AGJ?src=hash">#AGJ</a> falls in 10 tonight&#10;<a href="http://t.co/iL1GUttsS7">http://t.co/iL1GUttsS7</a> <a href="http://t.co/xhc3RLzK9n">pic.twitter.com/xhc3RLzK9n</a></p>&mdash; Augusta GreenJackets (@GreenJackets) <a href="https://twitter.com/GreenJackets/status/620084803380084736">July 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Sadly, it didn't help as Reyes Moronta and Carlos Diaz combined on a two-run 10th inning that lost the game.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wheels came off for Carlos Diaz in the 10th. Hit a batter and walked another for two Rome runs. 5-3 Braves going to home half.</p>&mdash; David Lee (@David11Lee) <a href="https://twitter.com/David11Lee/status/620062037658464256">July 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Mark Reyes had another fine starting effort as he keeps his Sally league ERA under 2.00

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Augusta LHP Mark Reyes: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 11 ground balls, 3 fly balls, 3 line drives, 10 swinging strikes. ERA is now 1.66.</p>&mdash; David Lee (@David11Lee) <a href="https://twitter.com/David11Lee/status/620036790691303424">July 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Johneshwy Fargas three SB in this game gave him 43 for the season. He's starting to look like he's going to put up a SB season like we haven't seen in the Giants system from a prospect in a long while. I remember Tyler Graham had 60 SB with Fresno a few years ago, although he was a 27 year old not-so-prospecty player at the time. Can Fargas make it to 60? 70? Does anybody know when the last time a Giants' prospect had 70 SB was? In addition to his two hits, Fargas reached via HBP in this game.

* * *

Salem-Keizer beat Vancouver (Blue Jays), 4-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Ronnie Jebavy

5

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.258

RF

Steven Duggar

3

0

1

0

1

0

0

2

2

0

0

.244

3b

Jose Vizcaino

4

1

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

.364

2b

Richard Amion

4

2

2

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

.247

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Andrew Leenhouts, W, 4-1

5.0

3

2

0

0

1

0

1

2

1.57

Cory Taylor

3.0

0

0

0

2

4

0

0

0

2.53

The Volcanoes continue to batter Canadiens pitching with another 11 hits (plus 4 BBs).  Jose Vizcaino once again led the hit parade with three more hits, including a triple, though he did also commit two errors (to give him 4 for the year). Vizcaino has hits in each of his last five games, including 3 three-hit games in that stretch and 4 XBH.

Cory Taylor has 15 Ks (5 BBs) in 10.2 IP in the NWL.

* * *

AZL Giants beat the AZL Rangers, 7-6

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

Jalen Miller

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.333

2b

Kelvin Beltre

4

2

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

.267

3b

Mark Weist

3

2

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.308

DH

Scott Price

3

2

2

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.667

LF

Byron Murray

5

1

2

2

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

.284

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Jordan Johnson

4.0

4

3

1

0

4

0

0

0

1.93

Kendry Melo

1.0

1

1

1

0

2

0

0

0

4.50

Eury Sancez

1.0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

1.93

Heath Slatton, S, 2

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

Miller and Beltre got in full games with each other sharing the MI for the first time together. It went well for Beltre, who hit his first HR of the season in two hits (he also was HBP and CS). Less well for Miller, whose 0 for 5 with 2 Ks was his worst game of the year offensively by a substantial margin.

Scott Price was an UDFA the Giants signed in 2014 out of the University of Tennessee who played briefly in Augusta and SJ last year.

* * *

DSL Giants beat DSL Twins, 14-6

Age

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

RF

17.5

Beicker Mendoza

4

4

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.299

SS

18.9

Manuel Geraldo

4

0

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

.340

DH

18.7

Mecky Coronado

4

2

2

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

.394

3b

17.3

Francisco Medina

5

2

1

3

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

.235

SS

17.2

Jose Rivero

4

1

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.191

CF

17.7

Jose Patino

2

2

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

.252

Age

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

20.1

Sandro Cabrera

2.2

1

2

1

3

5

0

0

1

2.56

16.10

Luis Amaya

2.1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0.84

Francisco Medina's 7th HR has him tied for 1st in the league. His overall slash line isn't impressive, nor is his 28 K/5 BB ratio, but he's showing a potential carrying tool in his game power. Jose Patino's 15th SB has him tied for 4th in the league in SB (though less than half the league leader's 33). Beicker Mendoza has 15 hits in his last 7 games started, which has brought his BA up to .299 and his OPS to .754. The 6'2" OF has just 7 XBH on the year, but should grow into more power.

Sandro Cabrera now has 41 Ks, 15 BB in 38.2 IP.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good luck to 2015 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SJGiants?src=hash">#SJGiants</a> Keury Mella &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/tylerbeede">@tylerbeede</a>, representing the <a href="https://twitter.com/SFGiants">@SFGiants</a>, in today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/MLB">@MLB</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/futuresgame">@FuturesGame</a>! <a href="http://t.co/jDZltZRjjz">pic.twitter.com/jDZltZRjjz</a></p>&mdash; San Jose Giants (@SJGiants) <a href="https://twitter.com/SJGiants/status/620313039540097024">July 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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