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Draft Night! So let's celebrate by watching a bunch of recent high draft picks do really good things!

Welcome Bryan Reynolds, soon to be newest member of the San Francisco Giants organization. Do a lot of these kinds of things soon!

HIGHLIGHTS: Tyler Beede stuck out 7 over 6 innings; Carlos Moncrief hit his first two HRs of the year; Chris Shaw had a HR and 5 RBIs; Dylan Davis hit two HRs.

Sacramento won at El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres), 6-3

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

CF

Gorkys Hernandez

5

1

3

1

0

0

0

0

1

.281

.360

.382

LF

Austin Slater

5

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.250

.323

.286

2b-RF

Grant Green

4

1

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

.302

.333

.459

SS

Rando Moreno

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.125

.125

.125

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Joan Gregorio W 1-2

5.0

8

3

3

3

2

0

1

0

4.85

Austin Fleet

2.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

4.80

Braulio Lara

1.2

3

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

4.07

Sacramento had 9 of their 12 hits in the first three innings, including four in a big four run 3 rd inning, and five pitchers made it stand up against the league's most prolific offense (in one the league's smallest stadiums). The big blow of the inning came from Mitch Delfino, who came just inches away from the RiverCats first Grand Slam of the inning, and challenged the Chihuahuas announcer to say "Peter Piper's Pizza Porch" several times fast.

Grant Green has faced El Paso starter Fabio Castillo twice in the last week and probably would like to hit off him eveyr day. Green's gone 6 for 6 off Castillo in those two starts, with two RBIs and 4 runs scored.  The Sacramento lineup was showing off several new additions with Rando Moreno up from Richmond (along with old friend Austin Slater) and Travis Ishikawa joining the lineup for the first time (Travis was the one making the nifty slide at the end in the above video). Chris Denorfia should be joining soon.

Joan Gregorio's last two outings have come in El Paso, allowing 7 runs over the two games in 11 innings. That's not actually that bad against a team that's currently batting .347 collectively, playing in a high elevation bandbox. But Gregorio did scuffle through this one a bit, running up 99 pitches in just 5 innings of work. He also had his lowest K total of the year with just 2 against 3 walks (the first time he's had a backwards ratio in those categories). Austin Fleet, Braulio Lara, Alex Torres, and Duke Welker picked him up, throwing four scoreless innings and allowing just three hits to complete the victory.

* * *

Richmond won at New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays), 6-5
sweeping their three game series, 3-0

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

CF

Darren Ford

5

2

2

0

2

0

0

0

1

.400

.400

.800

SS

Christian Arroyo

3

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

.288

.314

.400

RF

Hunter Cole

4

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

.249

.308

.366

LF

Carlos Moncrief

4

2

2

2

0

0

2

0

0

.250

.363

.397

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Tyler Beede W 4-3

6.0

9

2

2

1

7

1

1

0

3.05

2014 1st rounder Tyler Beede had an outstanding night, posting his season high in Ks while allowing just two runs over 6 IP. Beede surrendered nine hits one start after nearly throwing a no-hitter, but stayed out of trouble for the most part. Beede has often seemed a bit hittable this year, but his BABIP is just .330, and he's been excellent at bearing down with men on bases, stranding nearly 75% of the runners he's allowed, and he did the same here. His only real trouble came in handling the Fisher Cats' Jason Leblebijian who doubled off the top of the wall in his first at bat against Beede (and came around to score) and hit a solo HR in next AB. Otherwise, Beede was in control throughout. (Leblebijian completed his torrid night by blasting a 3-run HR in the 9th to make the game a sudden nail-biter.) Beede's K:BB ratios continue to be excellent, as he now has 50 Ks vs. 15 BBs in his 65 IP. Let's watch Tyler engage in a tough battle with the Blue Jays' power hitting #7 prospect Rowdy Tellez.

Beede got plenty of support on offense as the Richmond bats pounded out 12 hits included 3 HRs of their own. Hunter Cole hit his 4th of the year, and the recently activated minor league vet Carlos Moncrief blasted out his first 2 HRs of the season. Ironically, the two players in this game with multi-HR efforts (Moncrief and Leblebijian) had only 1 HR between them on the season entering the game.

Darren Ford, who was just sent down from Sacramento to help cover the loss of Tyler Horan (and Slater) set the tone at the top of the order with two doubles.

While we're highlighting former 1st rounders, let's check in on 2013 1st round pick Christian Arroyo. Mostly, we just talk about Arroyo's offense, but we shouldn't overlook his abilities on the defensive side of the ball. Arroyo's a terrific athlete with excellent instincts and soft hands, and he can show off a strong arm. Watch him going deep into the hole here to steal a hit from former big leaguer Ryan Lavarnway.

* * *

San Jose won at the Modesto Nuts (Rockies), 7-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

RF

Steen Duggar

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

.285

.403

.505

SS

CJ Hinojosa

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

3

.328

.413

.473

1b

Chris Shaw

5

2

2

5

0

0

1

0

0

.294

.363

.564

3b

Jonah Arenado

5

0

2

2

1

0

0

0

1

.250

.280

.392

C

Ty Ross

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.247

.321

.351

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Mark Reyes W 5-1

8.2

7

2

2

3

6

1

0

0

3.58

Dusten Kngiht

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5.46

Did Chris Shaw join in our day's theme of former 1st rounders doing well? He sure did! Shaw broke up a scoreless tie in the 7th inning with a two out, two-run single, and then in the 9th he pounded a 3-run HR to put things out of reach. The 5 RBIs were a career high for Shaw, who is gaining a lot of buzz as the Cal League's career prospect this year.

You can read a terrific new scouting report on Shaw over on John Sickels Minor League Ball site here. That includes both video and some very encouraging quotes from Modesto's development director. And you can listen to Chris talk about his season on the pre-game show with Joe Rizzo, in which Shaw looks forward to some Splash Hits, and reminisces on the experience of going through draft day waiting to hear his name called:

The Giants struck out 14 times in this game, included 7 Ks from Steven Duggar and CJ Hinojosa who both had tough games at the top of the order. But Shaw's efforts and a big two-run double from Jonah Arenado were enough offense to secure the win.

Mark Reyes started the year with a couple of ugly outings, but he got it turned around pretty quick and now is looking much more like the steady presence he was in Augusta's rotation last year.  He's allowed just 4 ERs over 22.1 IP in his last three starts, all wins, good for a 1.64 ERA over that time. And as, Joe Ritzo notes above, he came ever so close to a CG last night, a real rarity in minor league play.

* * *

Augusta won at Greenville Drive (Red Sox), 8-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

SS

Kelvin Beltre

5

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

3

.244

.311

.378

DH

Miguel Gomez

5

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

3

.343

.386

.503

LF

Dylan Davis

5

2

3

3

0

0

2

0

0

.275

.364

.484

RF

Junior Arias

4

1

2

2

2

0

0

0

1

.429

.500

.714

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Michael Connolly W 3-2

7.0

8

2

2

0

5

0

0

1

3.13

Tyler Cyr

1.0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

2.41

Caleb Smith

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

3.00

Did I say Dylan Davis was going through a cold spell yesterday? Consider it ended! Davis, the 2014 3rd round pick, was the difference maker in this one. Going into the 7th inning they had a 2-2 tie before Dylan homered in consecutive innings to turn it into a laugher for the suddenly red-hot Greenjackets.

Augusta's lineup has gone through all sorts of changes lately, with the league's youngest roster transforming into one of the older ones as they've been shored up with guys like minor league vet Junior Arias, Richard Amion, and UDFA T.J. Bennett, as well as Indy Leaguer Matt Solter who recently was signed to help out the injury ravaged rotation. And now it appears they've got more veteran help on the way.

I'm glad to see the Greenjackets suddenly doing so well, but I could wish that the kids were playing a slightly bigger role in things.

Michael Connolly continued doing a fine job stabilizing the rotation with his 7 inning, two run effort, but the real sizzle on the mound last night came from relievers Tyler Cyr and Caleb Smith who combined to strike out 5 of the final 6 Drive hitters. Here's Caleb Smith ending the game.

* * *

DSL Giants lost to DSL Dbacks2, 11-5

Age

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

CF

18.6

Jose Patino

5

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

.429

DH

17.0

Ricardo Genoves

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

.313

3b

18.2

Francisco Medina

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

.286

RF

16.11

Diego Rincones

4

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

.182

2b

18.6

Wascar de Leon

2

1

1

1

0

0

0

2

0

.400

Age

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

20.6

North Gugino L 0-1

3.2

4

4

1

1

2

0

0

0

2.45

18.11

Camilo Doval

2.0

1

0

0

1

3

0

0

0

0.00

Jose Patino had his third multi-hit effort in five games as he continues to light a fire at the top of the lineup.  Unfortunately, the rest of the lineup only combined for four more hits in the game. They did have six walks! :) But they also had 6 errors. :( In other words, it was a very DSL sort of game. Sixteen-year old Diego Rincones collected the team's only XBH. Rincones, who turns 17 next week, may be, like Luis Amaya before him, the youngest player in pro ball this year. Have to look into that.

* * *

Pretty great day! The full-season clubs picked up four road wins, and all the experts loved the Giants 2nd round draft pick. I'll take it! Let's bring in some more great talent today and tomorrow and get them out to Salem-Keizer, stat!

Today's Pitching Matchups:
Sacramento: Clayton Blackburn vs. Carlos Pimentel
Richmond: Kyle Crick vs. Keith Couch
San Jose: Jason Forjet vs. TBD
Augusta: Matt Solter vs. Logan Boyd