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SF Giants Minor Lines, July 19

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Adam Duvall needs a nick-name.

Most of us binge-watch television shows. Adam Duvall binge-hits HRs:

HIGHLIGHTS: Adam Duvall hit two more HRs. Engel Beltre and Shilo McCall both doubled and tripled. Chase Johnson struck out 8 in 7 IP.

Sacramento won at Tacoma (Mariners), 7-6
winning their four game series, 3-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

1b-RF

Ryan Lollis

4

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.352

2b

Kelvy Tomlinson

3

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

.319

3b-1b

Adam Duvall

5

2

2

3

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

.275

CF

Darren Ford

2

1

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

0

.267

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Clayton Blackburn, W, 4-3

6.0

11

5

4

0

2

0

0

0

4.25

90

55

Mike Broadway, S, 8

1.1

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

1.03

19

11

Sacramento, rather amazingly, won a game in which they committed 5 errors. And in which their starting pitcher gave up 11 hits in 6 innings. You'd think that would be a combustible combination that would spell certain doom, but somehow, what the Tacoma radio announcer referred to as "a bushelfull of miscues and mistakes" didn't come back to haunt the RiverCats. Duvall knocked in 3 runs with his league leading 22nd and 23rd HRs, and Kelby Tomlinson pitched in with his 2nd:

This was Tomlinson's 2nd HR in 20 games in the PCL after hitting just 1 in 64 games in Richmond and 1 in 126 games in Richmond last year.

Between the hits and the errors Clayton Blackburn had to dance through 12 base runners in the 2nd - 4th innings alone and he did so mostly successfully. Blackburn now has surrendered 29 runs in 65.2 IP with with 54 Ks and 17 BBs.

* * *

Richmond beat Altoona (Pirates), 6-3
winning their five game series, 3-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Engel Beltre

5

2

2

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

.306

RF

Hunter Cole

4

1

2

1

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

.265

1b

Ricky Oropesa

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

.270

2b

Austin Slater

3

1

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

.299

LF

Devin Harris

3

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.233

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Joe Biagini, W, 8-5

5.0

5

1

1

2

2

0

0

1

1.91

91

57

Kyle Crick

0.1

2

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

3.17

20

11

The Squirrels pounded out 12 hits in this game, with 4 starters having mulit-hit games. Beltre, whose double and triple paced the attack, now has a a 10 game hitting streak. Hunter Cole broke out of his mini-slump with two doubles. And Devin Harris not only had two hits, he contributed with the glove as well:

Kyle Crick had another unsuccessful relief appearance. It started with bad luck, as the leadoff hitter hit a nubber that Rando Moreno was unable to turn into an out. But then Crick hit Stetson Allie and surrendered a hard line drive single to load the bases before being relieved. Jose Casilla limited the damage and Crick's line with a Sac Fly and groundout.

* * *

San Jose beat Lancaster (Astros), 3-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

Other

SS

Christian Arroyo

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.335

HBP

1b

Angel Villalona

3

1

1

2

0

0

1

0

0

.288

SF

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Chase Johnson

7.0

4

1

1

1

8

1

0

1

2.87

92

68

Ian Gardeck

1.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

4.30

11

9

Dan Slania, S 14

1.0

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

2.87

24

15

Chase Johnson continued the Giants recent streak of dominant pitching (9 ER in their last 12 games) with 7 innings of 1 run ball including 8 Ks.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Chase Johnson has hit 95 in every frame (10x). Good feel for FB, flash AS and sink; avg to above cmd. + pitch. After that, stuff gets hazy</p>&mdash; Chris Kusiolek (@CaliKusiolek) <a href="https://twitter.com/CaliKusiolek/status/622946499840897024">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Johnson with very raw arm speed as he progresses, not able to sufficiently replicate secondaries w/o slowing. CH feel down, SL 81-84 sweep</p>&mdash; Chris Kusiolek (@CaliKusiolek) <a href="https://twitter.com/CaliKusiolek/status/622928827673489408">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Of the 8 Ks, four were looking and I believe only the final one was not on a fastball. Here is his final pitch of the night.

After my comment yesterday, Daniel Slania did indeed come out to close this game out, so I guess the game ending roles are fuzzy at this point. Jake Smith had worked in three of the previous four days though.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SJGiants?src=hash">#SJGiants</a> continue surge with a 3-2 victory over Lancaster tonight. SJ has won four in a row and 11 out of their last 12.</p>&mdash; Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeRitzo/status/622961226549739520">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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* * *

Augusta won at Hickory (Rangers), 4-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

Other

C

Aramis Garcia

3

0

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

.269

HBP, SF

RF

Dylan DAvis

4

1

1

2

0

0

1

0

1

.210

2b

Richard Rodriguez

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

.364

CF

Johneshwy Fargas

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.278

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Michael Santos

4.0

2

0

0

1

2

0

0

1

1.35

Tyler Cyr, W, 1-0

2.0

2

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

1.50

After many months of waiting, Michael Santos finally made his second start of the season for Augusta.  He only threw 3 innings in the AZL so they had him on a strict pitch count, making 4 scoreless innings. Tyler Cyr, still the highest assigned player from the 2015 draft, got the win.

The two highest position player picks from the 2014 draft provided most of the offensive support, with Aramis Garcia picking up another two hits and a double, and Dylan Davis smacking his 3rd HR for Augusta a two-run shot.

* * *

Salem-Keizer lost to the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 5-4

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

Other

1b

Christopher Shaw

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

.265

3b

Miguel Gomez

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

.368

2 E (8)

LF

Shilo McCall

3

1

2

1

1

1

0

0

0

.263

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Andrew Suarez

2.2

3

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

2.58

Luis Pino

3.1

2

1

0

3

2

0

0

0

0.00

Caleb Smith, L, 0-1

1.1

1

3

0

2

0

0

0

0

2.89

The Volcanoes were gift wrapped 4 runs in this game, but it still wasn't enough for a victory.  Their first two run inning came via a throwing error, WP, K-WP, and a fielding error. And their second two-run inning came on a bases loaded walk and a bases loaded WP. Shilo McCall, who had the best night for any of the SK hitters, was in the middle of both rallies, but oddly neither involved his two XBH. In the first, he reached via the second error of the inning (which scored the first run and moved the second to 3b) and then walked in the middle of the second scoring rally.

In return, all five of the runs the Volcanoes allowed were unearned, thanks to 3 errors. Their pitchers also pitched in with 6 walks. The climax of all this messiness came in a 3 run bottom of the 9th, which started with a two base throwing error from Gomez, and then a single, a balk and a walk. EJ Encinosa finally came in to relieve Caleb Smith and immediately surrendered a walk off two run double.

The game marked the NWL debut of 3rd round pick  Andrew Suarez who went 2.2 IP before being removed with a hard pitch count.

* * *

AZL Giants beat the AZL Mariners, 3-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

DH

Jalen Miller

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

.282

SS

Everth Cabrera

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

.000

LF

Byron Murray

4

0

2

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.271

CF

Ashford Fulmer

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

.196

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Nicholas Gonzalez, W, 1-0

5.0

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0.00

Dylan Brooks

1.0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

3.46

Grant Watson

1.1

2

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

1.17

Eury Sanchez, S, 2

1.0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

1.17

In a statistical oddity, Byron Murray has had more two hit games (8) this year, than he has one-hit games (7), and indeed more two hit games than no hit games (6).  Murray accounted for all the scoring for the Giants in this game, twice getting run scoring doubles with two outs. Both times, one of the runners he knocked in was Everth Cabrera, running from 1b. The speedy former Padres SS was making his debut in the Giants system. The stocky 19 year old Murray now has 12 doubles, which leads the AZL. 14 of his 23 hits on the year have gone for XB.

Nicholas Gonazlez' season has not gone very well.  The 23 year old, who was the Giants 24th round pick in the 2013 draft, began the year in Augusta's rotation. After 8 starts and a 6+ ERA, he was re-assigned to XST and ultimately sent back to Salem-Keizer (where he had spent 2014) when the NWL opened play. Now after 6 starts and an 8+ ERA in Low A ball, he has been demoted again. This time to the AZL where he's substantially old and experienced for his level.  It's really been a tough struggle for the University of South Florida alum, but at least he threw 5 shutout innings here.

* * *

DSL All Star Game finished in a 2-2 tie
Bud Selig did no approve.

Robinson Madrano and Manuel Geraldo both started the game, with Madrano going 1 for 1, and Geraldo striking out in his only PA. Victor Concepcion was chosen to the team but did not appear.

* * *

Tyler Beede is scheduled to start today. The Giants have quite deftly utilized the Future's Game and the AA All Star break to give Beede an in-season blow before the dog days begin in his first full season. When he takes the mound tonight he'll have had two full weeks off since his last start July 6, with just the one inning Future's Game performance in that time.  They lined Beede up in the final spot in the Richmond rotation coming out of the break to give him the longest rest possible. Smart use of the break IMO.

Jose Reyes, Michael Coonrod, and Logan Webb are also scheduled to start today.