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Mistakes were made.

HIGHLIGHTS: Jarrett Parker had three hits including a double. D.J. Snelten threw 7 shutout innings. Logan Webb had 6 Ks, 0 BBs, 1 Run allowed in 6 IP.

Sacramento lost to Fresno (Astros), 12-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

RF

Juan Perez

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.266

LF

Mac Williamson

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

.222

DH

Jarrett Parker

4

0

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.278

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Tommy Hanson L 0-5

2.1

8

9

7

2

1

2

0

0

8.90

Cody Hall

0.2

2

2

1

2

2

0

0

0

4.07

Steven Okert

1.0

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

4.15

Mike Broadway

1.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1.10

One senses the Tommy Hanson experiment might be nearing its conclusion.

Juan Perez and Jarrett Parker continue to be two of the hottest hitters in the system. In this game they combined for 5 of Sacramento's 8 hits in the game, and Parker had one just two XBH. Since returning to Sacramento from the DL after suffering a muscle strain in his leg, Perez has hit .349/.357/.590 and he's hit half his season HR total (6) in the past week. Parker, over the last 10 days, is hitting .385/.442/.692. Remarkably, he's also had a 35% K rate over that time, leaving him with a whopping .591 BABIP. The trend continues, if a little less dramatically, if you go back a full month as well. Over the last 30 days, Jarrett has posted an .877 OPS with a 38% K rate and a BABIP of .460.

One Sacramento hitter who hasn't been hot lately is Mac Williamson. Since returning from the Pan Am games and injuring his thumb/hand, he's been struggling with his swing a bit, posting just a .216/.286/.333 line since returning from Canada. He's also been struggling with contact, particularly lately, with 9 Ks in his last four games. Hands are important for swinging!

Final note, I suspect this isn't the last we'll be seeing of these kinds of signs:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brown grass outside Raley Field, Sacramento, CA...where the Rivercats, Giants AAA baseball team plays... <a href="http://t.co/xOdqRbK8S9">pic.twitter.com/xOdqRbK8S9</a></p>&mdash; Gary Reiner (@ELPfan) <a href="https://twitter.com/ELPfan/status/629067298830024704">August 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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* * *

Richmond lost at Altoona (Pirates), 2-0

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

LF

Jesus Galindo

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.211

RF

Hunter Cole

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.319

3b

Mitch Delfino

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.262

SS

Rando Moreno

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.283

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Joan Gregorio L, 1-2

6.0

4

1

1

2

5

1

0

1

3.02

79

51

Derek Law

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

3.18

34

23

Joan Gregorio threw a season high 6 innings in this, his 5th start of the year, and a terrific six innings they were. He attacked the zone, throwing two thirds of his pitches for strikes and avoided hard contact with his heavy downward plane on his 92-93 mph fastball. Its a mark of Gregorio's efficiency that though he went 1.1 IP longer than his previous innings high in this game, he did not reach his pitch count high for the year (he had thrown 81 pitches in previous game).

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One pitch hurt him here, as he allowed a solo HR in his final inning, and with no offensive support that was enough to hang him with the loss.

Richmond's offensive struggles continue to sink their playoff hopes. No Richmond batter reached base twice in this game, as they managed just five singles and walk. Only three Squirrels ever made it as far as 2b in the game. From the 6th - 9th innings they had just one baserunner though Austin Slater was robbed of a hit in the 9th on this fine play by Max Moroff, who also HR'd in the game off Gregorio:

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This was their fourth shutout in the past 11 games. In their last 13 games, they've scored 2 runs or less 8 times; they've scored 3 runs or less in 11 of those games.

* * *

San Jose won at Lake Elsinore (Padres), 5-3

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

Christian Arroyo

4

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

.318

1b

Angel Villalona

5

1

2

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.253

RF

Tyler Horan

5

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.222

DH

Brian Ragira

5

1

2

1

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

.242

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Jose Reyes, W 3-4

6.0

2

2

2

4

4

0

0

0

7.19

90

52

Ian Gardeck

2.0

2

1

1

0

3

0

0

0

3.80

30

20

Jake Smith S 9

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.33

13

9

San Jose finally won a game vs. the last place Lake Elsinore. Huzzah!  The Giants accumulated 10 hits, a walk, and 3 HB in scoring their 5 runs. They strung together four two-out hits, including an Angel Villalona double, in the top of the first in jumping out to a 2-0 lead. After that they had three innings in which they scored a single run to extend their lead. One of those came on Christian Arroyo's 7th HR of the year. Speaking of Arroyo:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">SS Christian Arroyo with enough at-bats to qualify for league leaders after last night - currently sits fifth in Cal League with a .319 AVG.</p>&mdash; Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeRitzo/status/630170003636031488">August 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Jose Reyes went 6 innings allowing just 2 runs for the second consecutive start, which is definitely progress for Reyes. He did, however, match a season high with 4 walks. The quality start, along with 3 innings of quality relief from Gardeck and Smith, was enough to break the mini-losing streak and boost San Jose back into a  three-way tie for 1st place.

In the series finale, SJ will welcome back an old friend to try to help them split the four game series.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Martin Agosta (hamstring) set to come off the DL - will start tomorrow&#39;s game in Lake Elsinore. Agosta in last five starts: 1.78 ERA.</p>&mdash; Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeRitzo/status/630151421887823872">August 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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* * *

Augusta beat Rome Braves, 4-0 in Gm 1 (7 inn)

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Johneshwy Fargas

3

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

.289

RF

Dylan Davis

3

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.272

3b

Jonah Arenado

3

1

1

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

.273

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

D.J. Snelten, W 4-3

7.0

6

0

0

2

6

0

0

0

2.28

Augusta lost to Rome Braves, 5-3 in Gm 2 in 8 inn

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

RF

Dylan Davis

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

.263

DH

Andrew Cain

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

.228

C

Matt Winn

3

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.667

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Michael Santos

4.0

4

3

1

2

1

0

1

1

2.18

Eury Sanchez

2.0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

3.00

Tyler Cyr, L 1-1

1.1

0

2

0

3

3

0

0

2

3.65

Carlos Diaz

0.2

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

2.08

Augusta split the DH, losing the nightcap in extra innings.  In the first game they got a big 3-run HR from Jonah Arenado in the 1st inning and cruised to the victory thanks to another excellent outing from D.J. Snelten.

The second game was a struggle for both the Augusta bags and their gloves, ultimately dropping an extra inning affair in excruciating manner. Michael Santos was solid, though in a prospect on prospect match in the first he came out on the losing end:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Braxton Davidson hit the mess out of a Michael Santos FB for a double off the left-center wall. Davidson is going to hit and hit for power.</p>&mdash; David Lee (@David11Lee) <a href="https://twitter.com/David11Lee/status/630182114659553280">August 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Davidson was the Braves 1st round pick last year, and he later saved the game for Rome robbing Travious Relaford of a potential game winning hit:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Augusta loads the bases with 2 outs in the 6th but Braxton Davidson lays out for a diving catch to preserve the tie. Quite the play.</p>&mdash; David Lee (@David11Lee) <a href="https://twitter.com/David11Lee/status/630206262853140480">August 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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It was the Augusta defense that ultimately made the difference in the game.  Travious Relaford threw a potential double play ball into CF, where Johneshwy Fargas retrieved it and threw it away trying to get an out at home. Two runs scored on the play giving Rome a 3-0 lead. Augusta came back and sent it to extra innings, but in the 8th another defensive lapse cost them. With two outs and the bases loaded (thanks to three Tyler Cyr walks, one intentional, as well as a WP), Carlos Diaz got a comebacker that could have ended the inning and threw it away, allowing the winning runs to score).

Dylan Davis, moved up to the #3 spot in the order with Aramis Garcia gone, reached based four times during the two games.

It's probably for the best that no video highlights exist from this DH, as our eyes might never recover from the experience:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Augusta&#39;s jerseys tonight to benefit the Savannah Riverkeeper. <a href="http://t.co/QvkraAbAb7">pic.twitter.com/QvkraAbAb7</a></p>&mdash; David Lee (@David11Lee) <a href="https://twitter.com/David11Lee/status/630120981785391104">August 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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* * *

Salem-Keizer lost at Eugene (Cubs), 1-0
winning their three game series, 2-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

SS

C.J. Hinojosa

4

0

3

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.262

3b

Miguel Gomez

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.369

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Logan Webb, L 3-4

6.0

6

1

1

0

6

0

0

1

4.85

Coming off of the worst start of his career, Logan Webb responded with one of his best. He matched his career high with his 6 innings pitched and set a career high with his 6 Ks. It was also just his second start without a walk (not counting his last start when he got knocked out in the 1st inning). Outstanding effort from the young RHP. Webb is, by the way, the youngest pitcher in the NWL and the third youngest player over all.

The Volcanoes managed just six hits (and 0 walks) in the game, five of them from #2 hitter C.J. Hinojosa and #4 hitter Miguel Gomez, but unfortunately they never managed to match up one of Hinojosa's two doubles with one of Gomez' two singles in the same inning.

The series recap is definitely worth watching, if for no other reason than to see the crazy double play that ended game 1 of the series. They also have a really good shot of Vizcaino's HR in game two.  Manager Kyle Haines is interviewed.

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* * *

AZL Giants lost to AZL Dodgers 9-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

CF

Roger Edwards

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

2 (PO)

.212

DH

Byron Murray

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.293

3b

Cody Brickhouse

2

0

1

1

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

.224

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Nichola Gonzalez, L 2-2

5.0

8

5

2

0

5

0

0

0

1.44

Matthew Pope

1.2

4

4

4

1

2

0

1

1

3.95

Oof, Nicholas Gonzalez' 2015 gets rougher and rougher, though once again defensive lapses played a big part in his troulbes here. Cody Brickhouse had a nice game at the plate, but his two errors contributed to the 3 unearned runs Gonzalez allowed, as did young SS Hector Santiago's 4th error (in just 3 games played). Brickhouse was drafted as a catcher, but he's played nothing but 3b defensively so far in the AZL.

The offense managed just 5 singles and four walks in this game, with several normal regulars getting rested and Dillon Dobson suffering his first hitless game in 12 games. Over his previous eight games, Dobson had gone 18 for 35 with 1 HR, 3 triples and 2 doubles.

Prior to this game Matthew Pope had allowed just two runs in 12 IP, but the ERA took a pounding with this one. Pope has 13 Ks, but 7 walks in his 13.2 IP.

* * *

DSL Giants beat the DSL Rojos, 3-1

Age

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

BA

2b

19.4

Robert Antunez

4

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

.304

SS

18.10

Manuel Geraldo

4

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.311

RF

17.5

Sandro Fabian

3

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

.247

Age

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

19.9

Prebito Reyes, W 3-3

7.0

4

0

0

2

5

0

0

0

3.56

16.11

Luis Amaya

2.0

1

1

1

0

2

0

0

0

1.72

Not exactly an offensive explosion in this game. The Giants had just 9 hits. Their big rally consisted of back to back singles "to the pitcher" on the second of which the Pitcher threw the ball away down into the RF corner. Their third run scored when on Robert Antunez' 22nd SB, the Catcher threw the ball in CF and the CF threw the ball into the stands. Victory!

With a five game winning streak the DSL Giants now have a 3 game lead in their division with 12 games to play. The league also sends one wild card team to the playoffs and the Giants are getting close to clinching a post-season berth as they have a five game lead on the nearest team that could knock them out of the playoffs.

* * *

Clayton Blackburn and Martin Agosta headline today's scheduled starters. Richmond and Augusta both have TBDs at this point. In Salem-Keizer, Luis Pino has his first start with SK, and only his third in the last two years.  The RHP out of Mexico was in the DSL rotation when he was 17, but has mostly worked in relief since then.