Sacramento fell thanks to a big, four-run inning by Reno in the 3rd. That went on the record of Nik Turley, who had seemed to turn his season around with two scoreless starts. The three innings he went in this game was his shortest since allowing seven runs in two innings on June 7th. Turkey did, however, get his first professional RBI, with a sacrifice to tie the game at 1 in the third. The bullpen kept Reno scoreless after, starting with Cody Hall, who was bouncing back himself from giving up five earned runs in his last appearance on Friday.
Carlos Triunfel kept up his recent run of good games. Going back to June 29th, he's hit 12-for-26, and today, he got his third home run of the season. He had five home runs between Albuquerque and Los Angeles in 2014. Adam Duvall has quietly been in a seven-game hitting streak, going 12-for-30 with a home run during that stretch.
|Adalberto Mejia, W, 4-0||6.0||2||0||0||5||3||0||0||0||1.21|
|Jose Casilla, S, 2||1.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1.67|
Adalberto Mejia had a great game, again. The last three games, Mejia has gone six innings in each but allowed only one earned run total between them. He's still not collecting the strikeouts, however, with just 15 in 29.2 innings this season. The walks in this game were a problem though, taking him to 9 total this season. Jose Casilla moved to a closer role, just like his big brother, picking up his second this season.
Mitch Delfino had gone 2-for-18 in seven games, but has gone 5-for-12 over his last three games since. Myles Schroder has turned it on since July began, hitting his second home run in five games this month. Overall in July, Schroder has hit 7-for-20 with those two home runs.
Enjoy yourself some Engle Beltre making game-ending catches.
|Tyler Rogers, W, 3-1||2.0||0||0||0||1||3||0||0||0||1.91|
|Jake Smith, S, 2||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||2.65|
The Giants peppered the Rawhide with small hits to win this one, nine hits in all. Seth Harrison had his first multi-hit game in a week in the leadoff spot, and collected his 14th stolen base of the season with it. However, Harrison has been having some contact issues, with seven strikeouts in 17 at-bats over the last four games. Meanwhile, Daniel Carbonell is still simply hitting in San Jose. He's had only one game in the ten since he came back to San Jose without a hit.
Chase Johnson had a short outing after climbing his pitch count to 85 after four innings, but he still managed six strikeouts in the four innings. It wasn't enough to get the win, however, even though he lowered his ERA to the 5th-best in the California League. Tyler Rogers got the win out of the bullpen, throwing two innings. Rogers has been solid since the All-Star Break, with just a 0.90 ERA in five appearances since. Jake Smith got his second save in three games, notching his 70th strikeout of the season with 54.1 innings of work.
One note: Ryder Jones left the game in the top of the fifth, with no reason apparent. SJ announcer Joe Ritzo also did not know. I'll let you know if he tells me anymore tomorrow.
@sflunaticfringe did not see anything, but will find out tomorrow.— Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) July 6, 2015
|CF||Johneshwy Fargas||4||2||1||2||1||0||0||0||2||0||0||.288||1 HBP|
|LF||Brennan Metzger||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||.200||1 HBP|
|Mark Reyes, W, 4-3||6.0||8||3||2||2||6||0||0||0||1.57|
How do you score seven runs but only get six hits, and only one extra-base hit? You walk six times and get two hit-batters. The GreenJackets played the OBP game to win. The only extra-base hit was a double by Johneshwy Fargas, knocking in two runs. (He was also the only player with more than one RBI.) Jared Deacon was the walk leader, getting on base three times on free passes. He now has 15 walks against 12 strikeouts in 30 games this season. Brennan Metzler had a good day in what has been a rough season. In his ninth game at Augusta, he got on base three times, raising his average to .200. He's got a .398 OBP for the season across three levels, even with only a .222 batting average.
For more on Fargas...
Augusta CF Johneshwy Fargas said after the game that his wrist is fine. Was hit in that area but stayed in the game and feels fine.— David Lee (@David11Lee) July 6, 2015
Also, Fargas' 11th HBP this season leads the South Atlantic League. He crowds the plate and uses a quick bat to turn on velo.— David Lee (@David11Lee) July 6, 2015
Mark Reyes had a solid start, which was his first one giving up runs over the last four starts. Reyes has just a 1.57 ERA in 14 starts this season in Augusta, and has walked just 15 in 86 innings this season. Dustin Knight has now collected 45 strikeouts in 35.2 innings. Reyes Moronta struck out the side in his inning of work in the ninth, giving him 43 on the season in 34.1 innings.
|C||Miguel Gomez||4||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333||1 PB|
|E.J. Encinosa, W, 1-0||2.0||1||0||0||1||4||0||0||0||2.25|
Shilo McCall has gotten only sporadic playing time recently, playing only four times since June 28th, but he got his second home run of the season on Sunday. McCall is batting .270 this season, after batting just .200 with Salem-Keizer in 2014. Ronnie Jebavy picked up his first triple of the year, and now has a double, triple and two home runs in ten games this season. He's slugging .488 on the young season. Miguel Gomez has hits in five straight games, going 8-for-22. He also suffered his first passed ball behind the plate in 16 games. Chase Compton hadn't played since the first of the month, and has played sporadically recently. But in six games scatter around since the 22nd of June, he has a six-game hitting streak.
Nolan Riggs made his fourth start of the year, and left early, after just two innings. He appeared to get a little rattled after an error behind him in the second, throwing two wild pitches, and two unearned runs came across before he got out of the inning. However, he still has not allowed an earned run in 16.2 innings this year. E.J. Encinosa had another good stint in relief, striking out four in two innings of work. He has a 2.25 ERA in Salem-Keizer after suffering through a 7.54 ERA in Augusta over 13 appearances.
|SS||Jalen Miller||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||.394||1 E|
|Luis Pino, L, 2-1||4.0||7||4||3||1||5||0||1||0||2.89|
A couple of pitching debuts were the highlights of this loss. Luis Pino was not making his debut, but he was making his first start of the season after three solid relief appearances. Ironically, he didn't go as many innings in his start as he did in any of his three relief appearances (the shortest of which was 4.2 innings). He'd been the second man in on games before. However, the seven hits given up were more than his other three games combined. In relief, second round pick Andrew Suarez made his professional debut with a quiet inning. No baserunners, just one strikeout to show in the box scores. Behind him, more quietly, 16th round pick Grant Watson out of UCLA made his debut, also with one strikeout in a shutout inning, but also a walk.
Dillon Dobson extended his hitting streak to eight games with his first inning, solo home run. Dobson has just one hit in six of those eight games. Byron Murray picked up his first triple of the season. In 12 games, however, he already has nine doubles, so his slugging percentage is now an even .500. Jalen Miller has a hit in every one of the eight games he has played, even though he's only gotten a single hit in each of his last two games. He did also pick up his fifth error of the season, the only real dark mark on his season so far.
The DSL Giants Were Off Sunday; July 4th Game: The DSL Giants defeated the Yankees, 11-4
|Jose Luna, W, 2-0||3.0||2||0||0||0||5||0||1||1||4.00|
If you're an attentive reader, you may have noticed that July 4th DSL game wasn't available by press time. So here it is! The DSL Giants don't have a twitter account I can find, so no patriotic jerseys to show. Becker Mendoza followed up his two-hit game on Friday with a three-hit game. He's batting .282 over his last ten games. Robinson Medrano has collected four walks over his last three games, giving him 17 walks against 14 strikeouts in 31 games. He has a .428 OBP over his .342 batting average. Mecky Coronado won the day in walks, however, with three. That more than doubled his walk total of the season, now with five walks in 14 games.
North Gundino had allowed just three runs in 13.1 innings of relief this season before his first start of the season, but starting did not agree with him. It also doubled his walk total on the season to four. Jose Luna picked up his second win in as many games in relief. His five strikeouts nearly doubled his total, giving him 11 in 9 innings. Weilly Yan didn't notch a single strikeout in his previous three innings of work, but got five in 2.1 innings of work on Saturday. Hengerber Medina has been having a good season, keeping opposing batters to a .208 average, and 18 strikeouts and five walks in 14 innings.