It was quite a day for the farm system with call-ups, as Ryan Lollis (I LOLed) and Josh Osich getting up to the big roster...
Lollis' .358 AVG between SJ, Richmond and Sac is tops in #SFGiants farm system this season. One of very few to go from SJ to SF in same year— Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) July 3, 2015
...but we're here to talk about those left behind. Which is a lot of people.
|RF||Mac Williamson||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.281||1 E|
|Cody Hall, L, 1-2||0.1||4||5||5||1||0||0||0||0||4.08|
It was a crushing loss for the RiverCats. Tied at 1 going into the ninth, the bullpen let this game go. Chris Stratton, paradoxically, suffered to a 4.14 ERA in pitcher-friendly Richmond, but now has a 1.53 ERA in six games at hitter-friendly Sacramento. It's his second-straight eight-inning game, though this time he gave up walks and a run. Cody Hall, however, gave up five runs while getting only one out. Over the last three games, he's gone 5.1 innings, but given up seven earned runs.
Xavier Avery, having spent all year with the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate Toledo, in the International League, made his debut with Fresno, picking up a pair of hits, including a double, and a walk. He hit .305/.371/.393/.764, with one home run, and 14 stolen bases in 73 games. Darren Ford picked up his 19th stolen base, while also picking up his fourth multi-hit game in the last eight. Mac Williamson, coming off one of the biggest games of his career, followed up with an o-fer.
|SS||Rando Moreno||5||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.312||1 SB|
Myles Schroder powered a four-run inning with a three-run home run, but the runs weren't enough for Richmond to get a second win in a row. Engel Beltre collected three hits, his first three-hit game since June 23rd. He's batting .316 over his last ten games. Random Moreno had his third straight multi-hit game, batting 7-for-13 over those games.
Matt Lujan pitched the longest start of his season, and was effective overall. He's held teams to two runs or less in six of the last seven games. Santiago Casilla's little brother gave up a run, and has given up three runs over his last nine innings of work. He's struck out only 18 in 31 innings this season.
|Martin Agosta, L, 2-6||6.0||7||5||5||0||9||2||0||0||5.55|
Well, talk about a mixed day. On one hand, anytime you throw nine strikeouts without a walk, especially in six innings of work, that's an impressive ratio. On the other hand, there were the seven hits and the five earned runs given up weren't great, leading to a loss. That was Martin Agosta's day, just a couple of starts off of a seven inning, no run start. Christian Jones worked the mop-up duty, getting out of it without any more damage. Jones bounced back from giving up two runs in his last outing.
The other Christian, Arroyo, continues his great streak, collecting his fourth multi-hit game, which started with the five-hit game he had on June 30th. His batting average has risen from .296 to .336 over the past four games. Meanwhile, now that Villalona has gotten the kick of hitting home runs again, he isn't stopping, now with his third home run of the season (and the past two games). And Daniel Carbonell, still hot since coming back to San Jose, got on base three times. In eight games, he has matched his walk total (4) that he had in 56 games in Richmond.
|Chris Johnson, W, 1-1||5.0||4||1||1||0||7||0||0||0||4.68|
|Pat Young, L, 4-1||4.0||5||3||3||2||7||0||1||1||4.05|
Hey, this was a pretty crappy minor lines, but at least Augusta pulled out a win. Well, one out of two. First of all, that's not a typo there. Johneshwy Fargas stole a ridiculous 4 bases in a game...and it was a 7-inning game. That gives Fargas 38 steals in 52 attempts. Jeremy Sy picked up a single hit in both games of the double-header, and has hits in nine of his last ten times. However, even with the streak, he's still batting just .246 on the season. Chris Johnson mad just his fifth start of the season, and in the last two games he's allowed only one run in each start. The seven strikeouts, however, were by far a season-high, over the four he'd done previously.
Game 2 was a tough one that, by the box score, looked like a tired offensive effort. Jared Deacon picked up half of the team's four hits, which is his second straight two-hit game (his last start was June 29th). Deacon has made appearances in only 29 games this season. Pat Young also collected seven strikeouts in his start, but he was significantly less effective. He has 25 strikeouts against 14 walks in 33.1 innings this season. Jake McCasland had his fourth straight appearance without allowing a run.
|3B||Miguel Gomez||4||0||2||3||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||.327||1 E|
|DH||Jose Vizcaino||4||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.250||1 HBP|
|Rayan Hernandez, W, 1-0||2.0||1||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||2.25|
|Ryan Halstead, S, 1||1.0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0.00|
Miguel Gomez has been one of the season's leaders with the Volcanoes, with his third two-hit game in the last five. His three-RBI led the winning effort for the team. Jose Vizcaino picked up two RBI of his own on his only hit.
Nicholas Gonzalez has had a rough go of it this season, having given up three runs or more in eight of his last nine games. He had a 6.14 ERA in Augusta before coming down to Salem-Kezier, where he has a 7.80 ERA. Hernandez picked up the win in relief, coming back from allowing a pair of earned runs in his last outing. He's given up only two earned runs all season, though he's allowed four total. Ryan Halstead remains unscored upon in four outings, as the 21st round pick picked up his first save. He has five strikeouts and a walk in 4.1 innings.
It was a tough game for the Arizona rookies. The White Sox went running wild on catcher Bryan Case, who gave up 8 stolen bases and caught just one runner. Byron Murray picked up a pair of hits, now with an .812 OPS in 11 games with the rookies. Dobson extended his hit streak to nine games, mostly just single hits in each game.
The Giants tossed out eight pitchers in this game, but there were no standout performances. Stetson Woods couldn't get out of the first in his third start of the year, getting pounded for four funs, and his ERA jumped from 1.17 to 5.40. Other notable pitchers, Jose Morel gave up his first run in a season-high 2.1 innings of work. He's allowed just three hits in 7.1 innings. Connor Kaden picked up a quiet 1.1 innings at the end, giving up just a hit while striking out two.
|RF||Sandro Fabian||2||4||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||.273||1 HBP|
|Prebito Reyes, W, 2-0||6.0||1||0||0||1||6||0||0||0||2.12|
|Rey Ciriaco, S, 1||3.0||4||2||2||1||2||0||0||0||8.00|
The Dominican team had a big win, which was no small part due to the pitching of Prebito Reyes. Reyes went a season-high and had his second scoreless game, and first one with allowing just two baserunners. He has held batters to a .192 batting average so far this season. Rey Ciriaco got the save due to going three innings, but he allowed multiple runs in relief for the third straight time.
Sandro Fabian got on base four times and ended up being the table-setter, even if he was batting third in the order. He scored each time he came to the plate. Despite two walks today, he has only 8 walks to 21 strikeouts in 29 games. Becker Mendoza, meanwhile, got the lion's share of the RBI with four on two hits, raising his batting average to .250 on the young season. Jose Rivero has had a tough go of it this season, but he does have five walks against seven strikeouts in 13 games this season. Mecky Coronado has been the best hitter for average on the team, though he has just five doubles, and no bigger hits so far this season.