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SF Giants Minor Lines, 7/31/15

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Everybody hits. Sometimes.

Huge night for the system, as every team won (in the minor leagues, at least, smdh SF) and there were big lines everywhere you looked. 18 batters had multi-hit games last night (in just six games) and 19 pitchers had scoreless appearances. It's an all highlight edition of minor lines, so let's get to the fireworks!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">They are going off right over my car lol <a href="http://t.co/siU1vxx7ZM">pic.twitter.com/siU1vxx7ZM</a></p>&mdash; Julie (@phibear35) <a href="https://twitter.com/phibear35/status/627337421940658177">August 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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HIGHLIGHTS: Let's go with Steven Duggar. Four hit night and a SB.

Sacramento beat Las Vegas (Mets), 5-1
winning their four game series, 3-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

SS

Kelby Tomlinson

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

.323

.360

.394

1b

Ryan Lollis

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

.352

.409

.474

RF

Mac Williamson

4

1

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

.279

.380

.443

LF

Jarrett Parker

4

1

2

3

1

0

1

0

0

.266

.372

.481

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Curtis Partch

4.0

2

1

1

1

7

0

0

0

3.54

52

35

Steven Okert

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

4.50

16

8

Erik Cordier

0.0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

1

1.04

22

10

Josh Osich

2.0

1

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

0.00

25

19

With Adam Duvall gone, Jarrett Parker takes over the team lead in HRs and RBIs and he added to both in this game. After hitting a two-run double off the 403' sign in dead CF in his first AB, he came up in the 4th and topped off his night with this:

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In addition to Parker's big night, the top of the order did the damage as the 1-2-4 hitters, Tomlinson, Lollis, and Williamson added 6 more hits, including two doubles, and three runs scored. Williamson knocked in the rest of the team's runs.

Curtis Partch made the spot start, necessitated by last week's rain out and subsequent double header, and gave the team four excelent innings. He was followed by five relievers (Okert, Bochy, Rapada, Cordier, Osich) who allowed only three hits in five innings of work. Four of the relievers were near perfect on the night, but Erik Cordier definitely did not have one of his better outings. Cordier walked all three batters he faced and found time to mix in a WP as well.  But coming into a bases loaded, no-out situation, Josh Osich strode to the rescue, striking out three consecutive batters on just 11 pitches in a masterful effort, preserving the lead. Let's watch!

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* * *

Richmond beat the Binghamton Mets, 6-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

LF

Myles Schroder

5

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

.254

.294

.345

SS

Rando Moreno

4

2

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

.285

.331

.361

2b

Austin Slater

4

1

3

1

0

0

0

1

0

.313

.374

.384

RF

Hunter Cole

3

1

1

1

0

0

1

2

0

.303

.345

.468

3b

Mitch Delfino

4

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

.260

.313

.325

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Joe Biagini

1.0

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

2.22

21

12

Jose Casilla

3.0

3

0

0

1

4

0

0

0

1.51

58

41

Kyle Crick

1.0

1

0

0

1

3

0

0

1

2.87

27

13

Derek Law

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3.86

12

8

This formula is working well! Face a Mets affiliate. Allow just one run. Score much. Profit! And, as with the Sacramento game, this was a group effort, as the Richmond bullpen had to absorb 8 innings after starter Joe Biagini left with back tightness after just one inning pitched. Five relievers covered the gap, including Jose Casilla's yeoman work with three scoreless innings. Kyle Crick didn't pump the strikes like he had in his last appearance, but he did end up striking out the side. As Kyle adjusts to relief work, I start to wonder whether the Giants will make use of one of their empty 40 man spots for him in September, as he's one of several players who need to be, and are like to be, added in December anyway. Others, including Williamson, Blach, and Blackburn are in similar situations, of course, and there aren't enough empty spaces for all of them, but I can see the Giants wanting to reward Crick for his adjustment. Plus, big league arm is big league arm.

Richmond hitters knocked out 12 hits, and added five walks in their six run attack. Most of the damage was done in the bottom of the 1st when they combined four singles and two walks to score four runs and jump out to a lead they'd never surrender.

All twelve of the team hits were singles, as the Slater/Cole tandem (collectively they reached base seven times) seem to have brought San Jose's singles-loving ways to Richmond with them (and, in fact, SJ has turned into much  more of a HR based offense since the sweet-swinging due was promoted). Adding in the 1-2 hitters Schroder and Moreno, and the top four batters in the order were on based 13 times in this game.

* * *

San Jose beat Stockton Ports (A's), 1-0

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

SS

Christian Arroyo

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.322

.370

.486

DH

Brian Ragira

2

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

.253

.339

.419

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Jake Dunning

6.0

4

0

0

0

6

0

0

0

0.00

68

49

Ray Black

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

3.60

13

7

Ian Gardeck

1.0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3.99

14

8

Dan Slania, S, 15

1.0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

2.87

15

10

Say, have you been thinking to yourself: "I'm not really sure if San Jose has enough former big leaguers on their roster at this point." Well, if so, the Giants have you covered, bringing Jake Dunning up from the AZL complex to join the SJ rotation! Actually, Dunning suffered a fairly serious groin tear earlier in the year with, apparently, a lot of associated pain that kept him on the shelf for quite awhile. But he seems to be healthy and throwing well again, and maybe we'll get to see Jake back at AT&T at some point.

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And, of course, Jake made himself very popular with the home crowd by striking out the beer batter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After Jake Dunning struck out the beer batter! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/k?src=hash">#k</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/standsareempty?src=hash">#standsareempty</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sjgiants?src=hash">#sjgiants</a> <a href="http://t.co/E1BzPkWsin">pic.twitter.com/E1BzPkWsin</a></p>&mdash; Julie (@phibear35) <a href="https://twitter.com/phibear35/status/627309888562028544">August 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Ray Black, having returned to the bullpen also returned to throwing strikes as he had an easy 1-2-3 outing with two Ks in just 13 pitches. For whatever reason, when he was starting games he really struggled to command his fastball. Either the prep routine threw him off or something about starting got him a little overhyped. But whatever the reason, in his five starts he walked 15 batters in 9.2 IP, and in his five relief appearances he's walked 3 in 5.1 IP. Those 3 walks all came in the same outing and it was a relief appearance set in the middle of his starts. So maybe just a mechanical fix after he was removed from the rotation? Anyway, let's watch him throw:

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Worth remembering, perhaps, that Black is currently on the 40 man.

Dan Slania had by far his best outing since the All Star break, striking out all three batters he faced. Good to see him having success again.

As for the bats? Well, in an ocean of hitting yesterday, the SJ offense was an island, managing just two hits and a walk. But thanks to the great pitching, just one of those hits was enough:

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Last note from this game, parting is such sweet sorrow:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oh!! Look who&#39;s still here! Keury Mella <a href="http://t.co/cG3giVJcd6">pic.twitter.com/cG3giVJcd6</a></p>&mdash; Julie (@phibear35) <a href="https://twitter.com/phibear35/status/627301110793920512">August 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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* * *

Augusta beat Rome Braves, 5-3

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

CF

Johneswy Fargas

5

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.284

.351

.355

2b

Will Callaway

4

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

.272

.319

.375

C

Aramis Garcia

3

1

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

.272

.349

.467

LF

Andrew Cain

4

0

2

1

0

0

0

1

1

.221

.309

.416

RF

Dylan Davis

4

1

2

2

1

0

1

1

0

.245

.289

.417

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Mark Reyes

7.0

3

1

0

5

5

0

0

0

2.26

Tyler Cyr

1.0

1

2

1

3

1

0

0

0

1.74

Raymundo Montero, S 8

1.0

1

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

2.08

Going into the bottom of the 9th, Augusta had a 5-1 lead, which would have followed perfectly on the night's "excellent pitching / lots of hitting trend" but an inning opening error from Relaford and then three walks from Cyr and Montero made the 9th a little hair raising before it was over. In fact, with Mark Reyes, too battling control problems, the Augusta staff had to pitch through 9 walks in this game. Adding in two errors and two Aramis Garcia PB, the Greenjackets were probably lucky to come away with the win.

But the Augusta batters put 18 on base themselves, and put together a big 3 run rally in the top of the 9th to give themselves a cushion. Dylan Davis, who's been hitting well lately, had a double and a HR in the game.

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Excellent deadpan from the Rome announcer there! Davis also walked in the middle of the 9th inning rally which is nice to see, as his .289 OBP is obviously something he'll need to work on. At Augusta this year, Davis has an atrocious 41:9 K:BB ratio, though interestingly enough in SJ it was a much more palatable 28:14 in a fairly similar number of PA. Perhaps we can find some way of melding Davis and Skyler Ewing into one walking, homering, strong-armed OF!

* * *

Salem-Keizer beat Everett (Mariners) 8-7

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

RF

Steven Duggar

5

0

4

2

0

0

0

0

1

.295

.385

.366

CF

Ronnie Jebavy

4

2

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

.270

.329

.445

3b

Miguel Gomez

4

1

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

.367

.374

.487

DH

Jose Vizcaino

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

.340

.398

.546

C

Fernando Pujadas

4

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

.316

.710

.463

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Mac Marshall

2.1

8

7

4

0

3

0

0

2

6.59

Luis Pino

2.2

1

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

0.00

David Owen

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3.86

Caleb Smith, S 4

1.0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

1.98

In a wild game, the Volcanoes scored 7 runs in the bottom of the first, but by the top of the 3rd the AquaSox had come nearly all the way back and the game stood 8-7. But there the scoring stopped and for the final 6 and a half innings of the game the score remained the same.

The Volcanoes had 13 hits, including four from leadoff hitter Steven Duggar, who also stole a base (though he was PO and CS as well).  Ron Jebavy had two hits including his team leading 5th HR. Very good to see All Star Jose Vizcaino back in the lineup after a week's absence and he went right back to hitting with two hits including a double.

4th round pick Mac Marshalll had a very tough outing, surrendering eight hits and seven runs in just 2.1 innings, though he got little support from his defense, which made three errors behind him including two from 3b Miguel Gomez (both throwing). Gomez now has 14 errors in just 37 games played.

Steven Duggar stopped by to chat in the post-game wrap.

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AZL Giants were postponed by rain

* * *

DSL Giants beat the DSL Red Sox1, 3-2

Age

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

1b

20.11

Marco Guzman

4

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

.301

.380

.439

3b

17.4

Francisco Medina

4

1

2

1

0

1

0

0

0

.273

.333

.438

SS

17.3

Jose Rivero

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.218

.304

.264

RF-LF

17.5

Beicker Mendoza

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

.301

.358

.397

Age

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

20.0

Melvin Adon, W, 4-0

6.0

6

1

1

0

5

0

0

1

2.50

20.9

Reymi Rodriguez, S, 3

2.0

2

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

2.43

The DSL Giants pitching staff leads the league in strikeouts and is tied for second in team ERA. The 20 year old Adon is one of four Giants starters with ERAs of 2.65 or better.

They're also 2nd in runs scored, which is generally a good combination, though they've lately suffered a power outage and fallen to fourth in the league in HRs. Francisco Medina hit only 1 HR in July, but his overall line has been steadily improving as have his peripherals, which is good to see. SS Jose Rivero's numbers have been ever so gradually climbing. He also stole his 7 base in this game (Giants are also 5th in the league in SB). Beicker Mendoza's hot hitting streak came to a crashing halt. Get 'em another day, Beicker. In general his contact rates havent been too bad this year with 27 Ks in 151 PA (18%).

* * *

So there you have it! Seven victories in seven games. Ten batters reached base at least three times. Five pitchers struck out a side. It was an exciting day of minor lines.

And there's tons more excitement on tap today as Ty Blach, Tyler Beede, Chase Johnson, D.J. Snelten, and Logan Webb are all scheduled to start.

That's a Friday night worth one of these:

<blockquote class="twitter-video" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fans enjoying another great <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SJGiants?src=hash">#SJGiants</a> Postgame <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Fireworks?src=hash">#Fireworks</a> show at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Muni?src=hash">#Muni</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GiantTogether?src=hash">#GiantTogether</a> <a href="http://t.co/KAgTUBx7be">pic.twitter.com/KAgTUBx7be</a></p>&mdash; San Jose Giants (@SJGiants) <a href="https://twitter.com/SJGiants/status/607052414282301441">June 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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