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Mr. Chris Stratton humbly requests consideration in any "what are we gonna do about the back of the rotatation" themed freakouts.

Chris Stratton had had a pretty forgettable season thus far going into last night's start. But coming back home for a Sactown Orange Friday night, Stratton had what may well have been the best start of his pro career. If you're thinking about stepping up, Chris, now is definitely the time for it!

HIGHLIGHTS: Stratton threw 7 one-run innings with 9 Ks; DJ Snelten had 9 Ks, too.

Sacramento beat Las Vegas 51s (Mets), 5-3

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

2b

Ramiro Pena

3

0

2

0

0

1

0

1

1

.342

.405

.513

RF

Jarrett Parker

4

1

2

2

0

0

1

0

0

.234

.333

.574

SS

Hak-Ju Lee

4

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

.344

.408

.527

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Chris Stratton W 4-2

7.0

3

1

1

1

9

1

0

0

6.55

88

59

Stratton's 9 Ks didn't quite match a career high. He had an 11 K game in the Sally back in 2013 and a 10 K game with SJ. It was his best strikeout effort in the upper minors though, and he matched it up with his longest outing and lowest hit total since a similar 7 IP, 3H, 1R effort last July. The 1 run allowed was also near a career best. And actually very near. Here's a pretty amazing number to consider about Stratton: putting aside a couple of rain shortened outings, Stratton has made only one start since the beginning of 2014 (when he started in the Cal League) in which he didn't allow a run.

Stratton's dominance was backed up by a a 5-run 5th inning uprising that was enough for the victory. And that uprising was punctuated, of course, by yet another HR from "out of his gourd" Jarrett Parker, who now has 7 HRs this week in six games. There's been just one game since the calendar turned to May in which Parker has NOT hit a HR. When you're hot, you're hot, as the Jerry Reed sang, and Jarrett Parker is seriously hot.

Oh yeah, one other thing on Stratton, the game might not have been his best news of the weekend:

* * *

Richmond's game in Altoona was rained out. Again

Finally seeing some sunshine here in the mid-Atlantic region today so maybe they'll finally get to play.

* * *

San Jose beat the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres), 6-4

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

CF

Ronnie Jebavy

3

3

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

.202

.292

.266

SS

CJ Hinojosa

3

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

.380

.477

.511

1b

Chris Shaw

3

0

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

.351

.418

.649

DH

Steven Duggar

3

9

1

2

0

1

0

1

0

.281

.396

.517

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

DJ Snelten

6.2

8

3

3

0

9

0

0

0

3.58

103

71

Jose Morel BS 2, W 1-1

1.1

3

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

3.52

26

19

After Lake Elsinore had come back to tie the game in the top of the 8th, Steven Duggar put the Giants back on top for good in the bottom of the inning with a dramatic two-run triple that somehow found the inch of ground between the LF's glove and the LF line.

San Jose had jumped out to a 4-1 lead earlier in the game with a three run rally that was finished off by this beautiful piece of hitting by Chris Shaw

The Giants have the Muni all decked out with the latest data systems including exit velocities, and according to Joe Ritzo Shaw's been hitting some real rockets, with a high exit velocity this year of 117 MPH. And as we can see from the above, he's not just a pull-happy dinger monster. Shaw has a feel for hitting. Exciting!

The offense supported a terrific outing from DJ Snelten, who K'd 9 over 6.2 IP. That wasn't a career high for DJ, but it was the best he's done in his two tries at the Cal League. Snelten became the first Giants' prospect to go over the 100 pitch mark this year. The win gave SJ a five-game win streak.

Tomorrow, of course, Brute will be taking over with the weekly Prospect Rundown, and if I know Brute, he's going to want to discuss this:

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Augusta lost at Greenville Drive (Red Sox), 4-3
getting swept in their three game series, 0-3

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

2b

Jalen Miller

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

.226

.248

.290

1b

Dillon Dobson

3

1

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

.279

.342

.529

LF

Dylan Dvis

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.304

.398

.554

C

Matt Winn

4

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

.269

.321

.500

3b

Kelvin Beltre

3

0

1

2

0

1

0

0

2

.210

.261

.358

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Pitches

Strikes

Grant Watson L 2-1

3.2

8

3

3

3

2

0

0

0

1.93

83

47

The Greenjackets suffered another close loss as they were swept out of Greenville by the Drive. And once again there was last minute drama as Augusta came within feet of tying it up in the 9th. Dillon Davis opened the inning with a double, and with one out Greenville SS Jeremy Rivera made another terrific play to nail Matt Winn. That made Kelvin Beltre the last hope. Beltre has been struggling with contact issues, but the ball jumps when he hits it (somewhat like John Riley last year) tripled in Dillon Dobson to make it a one-run game.

But Miguel Gomez couldn't bring in the tying run, grounding out to end the game.

Grant Watson had had a pretty easy time of the Sally thus far, but he struggled with his command in this game, piling up 83 pitches without making it out of the 4th inning. Speaking of Greenjacket pitchers, we have an eye-witness report on Phil Bickford's most recent start.

* * *

Well, not quite everybody wins, still I think the night deserves one of these:

Brute will be back with you tomorrow. Hopefully with news from a AA game!

Pitching Matchups:
Sacramento: Austin Fleet vs. Gabriel Ynoa
Richmond: Chase Johnson vs Tyler Eppler, and TBD vs. Cody Dickson
San Jose: Jordan Johnson vs. Martires Arias
Augusta: Cory Taylor vs. Max Fried (matchup of the day!)

And, just for Jarrett Parker: