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Last short schedule day before the A ball teams come back. Jean Angomas, Robinson Medrano and Ricardo Genoves lead the low level attacks.

Big news from the top of the draft last night

Reynolds singed for $0.26mm above slot value. That leaves just Garrett Williams of the top 10 rounds picks yet to sign. They've signed 22 of their top 28 picks, with two of those left unsigned still playing in the College World series.

PS. I chose the Cape Cod League twitter pic over all the Vanderbilt ones because it's goofier, and because it's the Cape Cod League (drink!)

HIGHLIGHTS: Jean Angomas singled three times to drive his average over .500. Robinson Medrano doubled twice. Ricardo Genoves went 3 for 4 with two RBI.

Sacramento lost to Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners), 5-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

LF

Austin Slater

4

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

.222

.291

.306

1b

Travis Ishikawa

3

0

2

0

2

0

0

1

0

.200

.308

.244

C

Andrew Susac

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

.212

.320

.288

2b

Juan Ciriaco

4

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

.250

.301

.316

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Ty Blach L 6-5

5.0

9

5

5

2

1

1

0

0

4.67

Sergio Romo

1.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2.25

The RiverCats managed just five hits in this game, including Juan Ciriaco's solo HR. They supplemented with five walks, but it wasn't enough to push across any runs. A Rando Moreno double and two-out RBI single from Austin Slater was the only other offense they could generate. With both Jarrett Parker and Mac Williamson out of the Sacramento lineup, it's a pretty toothless offense, particularly with Austin Slater still working on the level adjustments and Andrew Susac's continued struggles. Susac is now SLG .288 in the PCL in over 100 ABs this year. There's just no possible way he's healthy. The health-challenged Catcher looks to be working on his second consecutive lost year.

The best sight of the game was Sergio Romo coming in to pitch another perfect inning. Twelve pitches, seven strikes, one strikeout. Hopefully he'll be healthy enough this time to join the Giants when they return home. It's been a long time since we've seen his slider in a real game.

Worth noting, Sergio is currently on the 60 day DL, which means when he's ready to return, somebody has to get lopped off the 40 man.

Ty Blach's propensity for getting hit continues unabated, and, perhaps trying to avoid so much contact, his walk rate has gone up this year as well. For a pitcher with just a 14% K rate, you'd certainly like to see better than just a 2 to 1 K:BB ratio. Ty's probably living on the far edge of his 40 man existence at this point (this is connected to the point about Romo above).

Anyway, you can see from Augie's face what the experience of sitting through this game was like:

Final note: the RiverCats released Braulio Lara from his contract to allow him to take an offer to play in Korea.

* * *

Richmond lost at Hartford Yard Goats (Rockies), 7-6

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

3b

Christian Arroyo

5

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

.292

.335

.403

1b

Ryder Jones

5

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

.250

.275

.406

RF

Hunter Cole

5

2

2

3

1

0

1

0

1

.260

.322

.411

C

Steven Lerud

4

1

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

.136

.283

.227

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Matt Gage

6.0

5

2

2

2

6

0

1

0

3.69

Tyler Mizenko BS 2, L 0-3

1.0

2

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

3.38

Richmond jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, and used 14 hits to extend their lead out to 6-2 by the end of the fifth.  Five different members of the lineup had mult-hit games, including three hit efforts from both Christian Arroyo and C Steven Lerud. Hunter Cole doubled and homered. The HR was his 7th of the season and second in two days in this series.

Christian Arroyo, in this game, was getting his fourth consecutive start at 3b. It's only the second time this year he's played more than two straight games away from SS. The other was a five game stretch in late May, also predominantly spent at 3b.

DISCUSSION TOPIC:

The series has been played in somewhat bizarre fashion, as the venue change to New Hampshire (home of the Fisher Cats) was announced late and, of course, neither team has fans in the area, so the stadium was almost entirely empty in game 1. For game 2, the crowd was almost entirely made up of local boy Matt Gage's friends and family, and he gave them a good show.

Unfortunately, after Matt left the bullpen gave away the game. Former Yankee Preston Claiborne surrendered a three-run HR in the 7th to Rosell Herrera to make it a one-run game, and in the bottom of the 8th Tyler Mizenko gave up two more to lose it. It's note-worthy to me that if the Giants really wanted Ray Black to get used to major league work load this was a great opportunity to get him a back to back day AND dirty inning opportunity. For that matter, closer Tyler Rogers was well rested, not having worked in four days. But the Squirrels were content to let Mizenko lose it on a single, double, WP, and Sac Fly. The inning only ended on a CS.

* * *

Salem-Keizer won at Boise Hawks (Rockies), 3-2
winning their three game series, 2-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

Other

SS

Manuel Geraldo

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

.296

2 E (3)

DH

Jean Angomas

4

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

.529

RF

Ashford Fulmer

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

.400

PO

2b

Kevin Rivera

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.391

E (2)

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Victor Concepcion W 1-1

6.0

6

1

0

0

3

0

0

0

3.75

Jeff Burke

1.2

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.00

Carlos Alvarado S 1

1.1

1

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

0.00

Victor Concepcion bounced back well from his first start going 6 innings and allowing just one unearned run. Concepcion had the ground balls going, as he had an 8-2 GO/FO ratio. And he helped his own cause extraordinarily, by picking off three of the six baserunners he allowed.

The Volcanoes offense wasn't much more powerful than the Hawks. They strung together two singles and a Sac Fly in the 3rd inning to take a 1-0 lead. And then in the 5th they picked up two unearned runs thanks to two more singles sandwiched around a two-base error by the 1b who couldn't handle the throw from third on a slow roller. Jean Angomas was involved in both of those rallies, and continues to sting the ball early on.

SK is back at home tonight, which means a nice fulfilling sleep on the bus last night for their 8 hour or so ride back home after the game. It's a glamorous life!

* * *

AZL Giants beat the AZL Athletics, 5-3

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

Other

CF

Nick Hill

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

.429

SB (1)

1b

Robinson Medrano

3

1

2

1

2

0

0

1

0

.333

RF

Sandro Fabian

4

1

2

1

0

1

0

0

1

.333

3b

Nathaniel Javier

4

1

2

1

1

0

0

0

2

.500

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Stetson Woods

2.0

1

1

1

3

2

0

0

0

4.50

Stephen Woods

1.0

1

1

1

3

1

0

0

0

9.00

Conner Menez W 1-0

3.0

1

0

0

1

3

0

0

0

0.00

Stetson Woods is now in his 3rd AZL season. The HS draftee from 2014 was a HS basketball star and is still growing into his body from a baseball perspective, but he probably needs to start showing some development strides this year. 14th round pick Conner Menez (also from the Master's College!) grew up a Giants fan and his favorite player was Madison Bumgarner, as you can read here:

Last night we get Conner's first hand reports from the desert, so let's see what his impressions of the night were.

Ah, the confusing Stetson/Stephen Woods duo!  No problem distinguishing them, as you can see here they look totally different!






Medrano, the 20 year old RHH 1b is coming off of three DSL seasons. He hit .294/.372/.434 last year to anchor the middle of the DSL champs lineup.

Sandro Fabian, 18 year old OF was also a star on last year's DSL team, hitting .269/.348/..364 and adding three crucial post-season HRs to their run. The Giants originally signed Fabian for $500,000 based on his feel for hitting and ability to generate hard contact. Here he is, trying out for a totally different team:


* * *

Age

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

Other

LF

17.6

Ismael Munguia

4

2

1

0

1

0

0

1

2

.424

SB (3)

1b

17.11

Angeddy Almanzar

5

0

2

3

0

0

0

0

2

.352

E (4)

RF

18.1

Franklin Labour

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.241

Age

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

20.7

North Gudino

1.2

7

4

4

1

1

0

0

0

5.23

20.2

Aneudy Acosta

2.0

3

3

0

0

4

0

0

1

3.52

18.5

Jose Maita

2.1

1

2

0

1

5

0

0

1

2.57


Age

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

Other

DH

17.11

Angeddy Almanzar

4

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.362

1b

17.0

Ricardo Genoves

4

1

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

.327

RF

18.1

Franklin Labour

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.246

OF A

Age

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

17.6

Johan Herrera

5.0

3

0

0

2

4

0

0

0

2.25

19.9

Oliver Pinto W 1-0

3.0

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

0.77


Ricardo Genoves continues to have one of the most successful DSL debuts in recent memory. The youngster, who just turned 17 last month has been particular notable for his contact skills and ability to control the strike zone.  With 8 Ks and 6 BBs he's much closer to a 1:1 K:BB ratio than any 17 year old I can remember playing for the DSL Giants in quite some time.  Not quite Pablo Sandoval region (who had 13 BBs and 13 Ks as a 16 year old int he DSL) but impressive nonetheless.


Johan Herrera has been the most consistent of the Giants starters this year. The 17 year old isn't missing a ton of bats (just 12 Ks in 20 IP) but he's generating a lot of ground balls.  A 9-0 GO/AO ratio in yesterday's game. Of course, the DSL is  a league that is often pretty ground ball heavy thanks to the age and strength (and experience) of the hitters.

* * *
A ball teams return from their break today, which means for the first time in 2016 we'll have all seven levels in action tonight. That's a lot of minor lines!

Scheduled Starters:
Sacramento: Adalberto Mejia vs. Jarrett Grube (Listed as TBD but it's Mejia's turn)
Richmond: Tyler Beede vs. German Marquez
San Jose: DJ Snelten vs. TBD
Augusta: Michael Connolly vs. Joe Shaw
SK: Hengerber Medina vs. Angel Mejia
AZL: TBD (Greg Brody perhaps, or maybe a 1 inning Matt Krook sighting)
DSL: Jose Marte

I know I shouldn't, but somehow I just can't resist posting this: