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... fond farewell edition

Keury Mella
Signed, September 2011, Aged 18, for $275K
In 272.2 IP for the Giants over 5 levels he had a career 3.01 ERA, 9.3 K9, 2.8 BB9
Explosive sinking fastball with a somewhat high effort delivery
Keury had just represented the Giants in the Cal League All Star game and Futures Game, and MLB Pipeline just this week named him the #1 prospect in the system. "He's what they look like" as John Hart likes to say.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Always interesting to watch a trade happen right in front of you. Keury Mella was charting in the stands tonight when the phone call came.</p>&mdash; Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeRitzo/status/626990895376801792">July 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Adam Duvall
11th round draft pick of the 2010 draft out of University of Lousivlle
In 2,586 minor league PA for Giants over 5 levels, hit .271/.341/.509 with 126 HRs
also hit 3 MLB HRs in 77 PA
As Quincy likes to point out, during his time with the Giants he hit more HRs than any other player in the org, and in most individual years he was also the org HR leader.
Go hit dingers in Cincinnati, Adam!

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In an odd way, Adam Duvall -- who plays first and third -- is even more blocked than he was before. Now is behind Frazier and Votto.</p>&mdash; Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexPavlovic/status/626989074352615424">July 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Ok, Mike Leake, now would be an excellent time to have the 3 months of your life. Because the champs have a title to defend!

HIGHLIGHTS: Adam Cain had 3 hits included game winning HR. Ronnie Jebavy had 3 hits including HR. Sandro Cabrera K'd 9 in 6.1 shutout innings.

Sacramento beat Las Vegas 51s (Mets), 4-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

3b-1b

Kevin Frandsen

4

0

1

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.297

1b

Adam Duvall

4

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.281

RF

Mac Williamson

4

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

.263

C

Trevor Brown

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.278

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Nik Turley, W, 5-5

7.0

3

1

1

1

8

1

0

1

4.90

Steven Okert

0.2

3

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

4.60

Erik Cordier, S 9

1.1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

1.04

The RiverCats took their second straight 4-2 victory over the 51s, with all the scoring coming early, and most of it coming on a swing of the bat from Kevin Frandsen (who I just feel compelled to insert, despite what you may have heard from twitter, is decidedly not a "poor man's Ben Zobrist"):

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Adam Duvall singled in a run in the 1st for his 80th RBI of the year and final one as a member of the Giant's org.  Mac Williamson, apparently recovered from his thumb injury has been back in the starting lineup the last couple of days and here got two hits including a double. After nearly a month of sporadic play hopefully Mac can get back in the groove in August and maybe even make an appearance at AT&T in September.

Steven Okert allowed 3 of the 5 batters he faced to reach base and now has a WHIP above 1.5, as his struggles continue. But Erik Cordier has, DFA and all, had a really nice year. Cordier has 50 Ks, 23 BBs, and a 1.14 WHIP in 37.2 IP this year.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/RiverCats">@RiverCats</a> Beat Las Vegas 4-2; <a href="https://twitter.com/SFGiants">@SFGiants</a> trade Adam Duvall to <a href="https://twitter.com/Reds">@Reds</a> for Mike Leake READ -&gt; <a href="https://t.co/V1zwEK7Ipa">https://t.co/V1zwEK7Ipa</a> <a href="http://t.co/DuddDJzjQG">pic.twitter.com/DuddDJzjQG</a></p>&mdash; Shawn Jonas (@SJonasNFLPhotos) <a href="https://twitter.com/SJonasNFLPhotos/status/627018955836690432">July 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Richmond lost to Binghamton (Mets), 11-3

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

RF

Hunter Cole

4

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

2

0

0

.302

3b

Mitch Delfino

4

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

.257

2b

Austin Slater

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.296

C

Jackson Williams

2

0

2

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

.237

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Edwin Quirarte

4.0

5

1

1

1

8

1

0

0

3.68

74

46

Phil McCormick

0.1

5

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

2.70

21

14

Braulio Lara

1.0

4

4

4

1

1

0

0

0

6.59

27

15

The struggle continues for the Flying Squirrels offense, which isn't doing much flying these days. Hunter Cole and Jax were the only two Richmond hitters to reach base twice. The team managed just five hits, though two of those were for XB and they did draw six walks and have two HB. That was enough to allow them to come from behind twice in the early going and send it to the 7th in a 3-3 tie. But from there a rare off night for lefty Phil McCormick began a bullpen meltdown that resulted in the BMets scoring 8 runs in the final three innings.

Edwin Quirarte was the emergency fill-in for Adalberto Mejia who was the day's scheduled starter but was instead put on the DL with shoulder soreness. Quirarte gave Richmond an excellent 4 innings of work, with just a solo HR surrendered, and 8 Ks against 1 BB.

Ok, pop quiz, how many of these guys can you recognize?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This Squirrels are back in town! Come out to the 7:05 game. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoSquirrels?src=hash">#GoSquirrels</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoNuts?src=hash">#GoNuts</a> <a href="http://t.co/GHg86keobg">pic.twitter.com/GHg86keobg</a></p>&mdash; Squirrels Baseball (@GoSquirrels) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoSquirrels/status/626864376813912064">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Oh, and Richmond, too, said farewell to Duvall:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Goodluck to former Squirrel <a href="https://twitter.com/aduvall123">@aduvall123</a> with his new organization in Cincy.- RVA 2013 - <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TradeDeadline?src=hash">#TradeDeadline</a> <a href="http://t.co/A2q37GzWn6">pic.twitter.com/A2q37GzWn6</a></p>&mdash; Squirrels Baseball (@GoSquirrels) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoSquirrels/status/627101951159848960">July 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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San Jose beat Stockton Ports (A's), 4-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

Christian Arroyo

3

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.322

LF

Daniel Carbonell

4

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

.302

DH

Angel Villalona

4

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

.261

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Jason Forjet, W, 4-3

7.0

5

0

0

1

7

0

0

0

3.18

103

76

Ian Gardeck

1.0

1

1

1

2

1

0

0

0

4.06

25

12

Jake Smith, S 7

1.0

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

2.54

23

19

Boy, get Angel Villalona some A ball pitchers to whack at and he is in dinger heaven! That's now 8 HRs in 119 ABs back in the Cal league. The Giants had just 6 hits and 1 walk (vs. 10 more Ks for the suddenly whiff-crazy SJ squad), but three of their hits went for XB and with a very strong performance from vet Jason Forjet and the bullpen (against a lineup that included Coco Crisp, no less!), it was enough to do the trick. Arroyo and Carbonell accounted for half the team's hits, runs, and RBIs at the top of the order. Fortunately, it looks like we'll still be able to watch this for awhile to come:

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Christian, that is one good looking swing! Next Buster clone coming right up!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Losing Mella will be tough in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SJGiants?src=hash">#SJGiants</a> clubhouse, fun in the dugout, great teammate! #34 always rooting his boys on <a href="http://t.co/pexb9XeBZw">pic.twitter.com/pexb9XeBZw</a></p>&mdash; Julie (@phibear35) <a href="https://twitter.com/phibear35/status/626975036767744000">July 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Augusta won at Rome (Braves), 5-3

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

RF

Dylan Davis

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

.237

DH

Andrew Cain

4

2

3

2

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

.216

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Chris Johnson

5.2

10

3

3

1

2

0

0

1

5.19

77

51

Eury Sanchez

1.1

1

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

9.00

26

14

Carlos Diaz, W, 3-2

2.0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

1.99

29

18

Andrew Cain has spent much of the year with an average south of the Mendoza line, but it's been climbing a bit lately as he strings together good games. Over the last 10 days Cain has hit .476/.522/1.095 which is a pretty healthy clip! Last night he was in the middle of everything, almost literally. Had he not gotten caught stealing in the 5th prior to Aramis Garcia's RBI single he would have scored in every rally Augusta had on the night. He doubled and scored their first run in the 3rd and singled in the 5th. But he saved the best for last as he came to the plate in the 9th inning of a 3-3 tie

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Boy did those OF look sad!

Dylan Davis, with a hit and a walk, was the only other Greenjacket to reach base twice. Cain's two XBH were the only ones Augusta had. And yes, more well-wishes

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Former <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AGJ?src=hash">#AGJ</a> players IF Adam Duvall, RHP Keury Mella have been traded to the <a href="https://twitter.com/Reds">@Reds</a> organization. We&#39;d like to wish them the best of luck!</p>&mdash; Augusta GreenJackets (@GreenJackets) <a href="https://twitter.com/GreenJackets/status/627101382340907008">July 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Salem-Keizer beat Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 8-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

2b

Richard Amion

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.225

SS

C.J. Hinojosa

3

2

2

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

.262

CF

Ronnie Jebavy

5

1

3

2

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

.263

3b

Miguel Gomez

4

1

2

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

.370

1b

Scott Price

5

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.300

RF

Julio Pena

4

1

2

2

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

.275

DH

John Riley

4

2

1

1

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

.196

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Andrew Suarez

4.0

5

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

1.74

Armando Paniagua

1.0

2

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

9.00

Nathanael Santiago

2.0

3

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

3.70

The Volcanoes put a pounding on Luiz Gohara, who was BA's #8 prospect in the Mariners system pre-season (and #3 in their midseason rnakings). The big lefty from Brazil features mid-90s velocity from the left, but that didn't bother the SK bats any at all as they took him deep three times in the first four innings. Ronnie Jebavy hit his 4th, Julio Pena (who twice led the Giants DSL club in HRs) hit his 4th, and John Riley had his second in as many nights.  Miguel Gomez had two more hits in what may have been his most unusual night of the year. Not only did Gomez work a walk (only his 3rd o the year), but he walked and K'd (14 on the year) in the same game!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VolcanoesPOG?src=hash">#VolcanoesPOG</a> is Ronnie Jebavy (<a href="https://twitter.com/RonbonJebavy">@RonbonJebavy</a>) who had three hits and a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LavaLaunch?src=hash">#LavaLaunch</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoSKV?src=hash">#GoSKV</a> <a href="http://t.co/chXs9Vk18n">pic.twitter.com/chXs9Vk18n</a></p>&mdash; Volcanoes Baseball (@SKVolcanoes) <a href="https://twitter.com/SKVolcanoes/status/626969779836964864">July 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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The game also featured the home debut of 2nd round pick Andrew Suarez, who stopped by to talk with the TV wrap up crew:

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AZL Giants had their regular off day

But if you'd like an AZL Giants box score to enjoy today, how about this one, from September 1, 2013, the day Keury Mella started and won the AZL championship game, with help from big hits from Christian Arroyo, Ryder Jones, and Cristian Paulino who supposedly avoided a major injury back in June, but has never been heard from since anyway.

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DSL Giants beat the DSL Mets1, 4-1

Age

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

1b

20.11

Marco Guzman

5

1

2

1

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

.294

LF

18.7

Mecky Coronado

3

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.385

SS

17.3

Jose Rivero

3

0

1

1

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

.215

RF-LF

17.5

Beicker Mendoza

5

1

2

0

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

.311

CF

17.7

Jose Patino

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.246

3b

17.4

Francisco Medina

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.267

DH

17.8

Brayan De Pena

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

.130

Age

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

20.1

Sandro Cabrera, W, 4-2

6.1

2

0

0

0

9

0

0

1

2.65

16.11

Luis Amaya

1.0

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

1.57

20.9

Hengerber Medina, S 3

1.2

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

1.35

Sandro Cabrera is now 2nd in the DSL in strikeouts with 62 in 54.1 IP. With just 19 walks he's maintained a 3:1 K:BB rate. Signed for $125K last October, the 20 year old RHP will be an interesting assignment decision next year.

Beicker Mendoza continues his hot stretch, as the 17 year old had a quarter of his season's total of doubles in this game. Over the last ten days, Mendoza is hitting .357/.379/.429, as his year is really trending in the right direction. Francisco Medina is also doing well lately, with a .317/.404/.366 over his last ten days. More importantly, his K:BB in that time is 7:4, an improvement from the season totals of 36:10. Though his power hasn't been as evident lately, the overall hitting line is improving.

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So, there it is. Assets get moved to try to help the big league club win. We wish them luck, and focus on the pennant drive at hand. Do well

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mike Leake already changed his Twitter photo ... <a href="http://t.co/zDDbz3JSww">pic.twitter.com/zDDbz3JSww</a></p>&mdash; Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexPavlovic/status/627009041152086016">July 31, 2015</a></blockquote>

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