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Tyler Beede was just this side of perfect.

Tyler Beede had the Bowie Bay Sox swinging early and often yesterday, piling up quick outs. One pitch outs. Two pitch outs. It seemed like three pitch At Bats were epic. He went 5.2 IP before he gave up his first hit. And when it was all over, he left after 8 having allowed just a hit and a walk, and still hadn't hit 80 pitches yet. Had they not wanted to get some work in for Ray Black he easily could have gone back and tried for the CG shutout. A truly masterful performance. Seriously, it took longer for some of these guys to get in the batter's box than it did to get them out.

HIGHLIGHTS: Tyler Beede allowed one hit in 8 innings.

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

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

CF

Gorkys Hernandez

3

2

2

0

1

1

0

1

0

.272

.349

.383

LF

Austin slater

5

0

2

1

1

0

0

0

3

.400

.400

.600

C

Miguel Olivo

4

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

.301

.320

.472

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Matt Lujan

5.2

5

2

2

1

4

0

1

0

4.74

Jake Dunning

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5.32

Duke Welker

0.1

4

2

2

0

0

1

0

0

4.67

A four-run bottom of the 7th against relievers Alex Torres and Duke Welker powered El Paso to a third straight victory over Sacramento. Hunter Renfroe, who's had a huge series against the RiverCats staff, continued to do damage yesterday, pounding three doubles in the game.

There were actually a whole bunch of transactions yesterday, but this was the one that had everybody buzzing. Austin Slater was promoted to take Mac Williamson's spot on the Sacramento. A very well-deserved promotion. Slater took his hitting shoes with him and got right to work, singling in the top of the 1st and then in the 3rd doubling in Sacramento's first run.

Things got harder for Austin after that, as he K'd in his final three PA. But if the OF situation continues to stay in flux in SF, it's not crazy to think we could get a view of Slater in a Giants uni this summer.

Gorkys Hernandez has been heating up lately. He was on base three times in this one with a double, triple, and a walk and he stole his 11th base.  He has XBH in each of his last 4 games, with three doubles, a triple and a HR. Seven of the 15 XBH he's had on the season have come over the last nine games.

There was also a lot of talk yesterday that Hak-Ju Lee had opted out of his contract with the Giants and become a FA.  But he was in the lineup last night, so it's unclear where or how this report got started. Thinking things through a little further, while the opt-out clause is required under the current CBA for major league vets on minor league contracts, Lee has never made the major leagues, so it's unclear why an opt-out would have been necessary in his case. I guess we will see in the coming days what happens.

* * *

Richmond defeated Bowie Bay Sox (Orioles), 3-0
splitting their four game series, 2-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

SS

Christian Arroyo

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

.286

.315

.401

3b

Ryder Jones

4

0

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

.242

.269

.387

1b

Ricky Oropesa

4

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

2

.216

.302

.383

LF

Tyler Horan

3

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

.278

.328

.435

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Tyler Beede W 3-3

8.0

1

0

0

1

2

0

0

1

3.05

Ray Black S 5

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

7.45

Coincidentally, all three of Tyler Beede's Wins this year have come against this Bowie team, though the previous two were more LOLPitcherWins types as compared to this total shutdown. Beede faced just 26 batters in his 8 innings and threw just 73 pitches. Interestingly, it wasn't a typical Beede game in that it was mostly devoid of groundballs.  Instead (as we saw at the top) he was getting lots of pop ups, particularly off the high fastball. Perhaps Tyler was channeling his inner Matt Cain! (which is always a good thing).  Whatever he was doing, the Bowie Bay Sox couldn't handle it. As you'll hear below, he cruised into the 5th inning having thrown a miniscule 33 pitches.

Of course, credit where it's due. With that much contact, a pitcher needs a little help from his friends. Check out this tremendous play from Tyler Horan, giving it all to record the out. This might be the best defensive play we've seen in the system so far this year.

And here's Myles Schroder putting the cap on Beede's night with the ol' 8-6 double play to end the 8th.

With Austin Slater off to AAA, the Squirrels need a new #3 hitter and first candidate up was Ryder Jones. Moved up from his normal 6 spot, Jones knocked in two of the Squirrels three runs with a groundout and a double.

Slater's move wasn't the only personnel change for Richmond today. A couple other small moves were made as well.

Best of luck to Ben, 21st round draft choice in the 2012 draft. With Steven Lerud also coming back off the DL I suspect Turner was going to be deactivated or returned to SJ.

* * *

San Jose beat Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks), 3-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

CF

Ronnie Jebavy

4

2

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

.240

.301

.367

SS

CJ Hinojosa

3

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

.339

.423

.497

3b

Jonah Areando

4

0

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

.258

.292

.412

DH

Jose Vizcaino, Jr.

3

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

.240

.314

.322

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Mark Reyes W 4-1

7.0

3

1

1

3

2

0

0

0

3.83

Reyes Moronta

1.0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

2.25

Rodolfo Martinez S 16

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.77

Mark Reyes came up with his second straight terrific start, limiting the Rawhide to one run over 7 innings, and the usual backend of the bullpen closed things down. Reyes Moronta announced his presence with authority. Though he retired the side in order, it took him 23 pitches to do it. Here he is, locking down the final out of the inning in an epic At Bat.

And since we don't want to play favors with people who disagreed with my assertion that Moronta was having a better year than Martinez, here's a little of the stylish Rodolfo as well.

I do have to say, I sort of wish he'd move over off the 1b side of the rubber. I like RHP on the 3b side to really press their advantage on RHH. But Rodolfo's making it work!

On offense, Ronnie Jebavy continues his upward climb with three more hits including a double. Jebavy scored two of the Giants' three runs. The third was both scored and driven in by Jose Vizcaino, Jr., who's had a little trouble getting his power stroke revved up in the Cal League so far. But not on this night:

Tonight's going to be a big night for San Jose. This is their final game against Visalia in the first half and there will be just 16 games remaining when the Rawhide leave town. They'll either be tied for first or 2 games back.

And, of course, more roster moves!

Garvey is a speedy, small CF who's spent his career in the Dodgers system.  Last year he was promoted to the TL with instructions to PR in every game but be replaced for defense. Garvey is 27 years old.

* * *

Augusta lost to West Virginia Power (Pirates), 4-1

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

RF

Dylan Davis

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.280

.377

.478

3b

Kelvin Beltre

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

.229

.300

.333

LF

Jean Angomas

3

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

.200

.253

.271

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Michael Connolly L 2-2

8.0

7

4

4

1

7

0

1

1

3.21

Ryan Koziol

1.0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

2.61

The transfer of Arias to Augusta is somewhat odd for a team that was already juggling several OF in the lineup and which further got Dylan Davis back off the DL today.  That gives them six OF on the roster at this point. Have to figure that that will change in the next few days.

Not much to say about this flat effort. The Greenjackets had just four hits in the game, all singles, and two walks while piling up 11 Ks, extending their league lead in that category. Kelvin Beltre, who scored the team's only run also stole his 6th base of the year (though he also had his 4th CS). Johneshwy Fargas, who's only been in the league for 6 games stole his 7th base with Augusta.

Old friend David Lee was at the game, but even he couldn't get inspired to tweet out much information about it. He did, however, file this scouting report with BP on Phil Bickford, who he's seen now three times this year.

* * *

Today's Pitching Matchups
Sacramento: Joan Gregorio vs. Fabio(!) Castillo
Richmond: Kyle Crick vs. Reynaldo Lopez (#5 Prospect in Nats' system and the #92 on BA's Top 100)
San Jose: Jason Forjet vs. Josh Taylor
Augusta: Michael Santos vs. Gage Hinsz (#21 prospect in Pirates' system)

One final, tragic note. I'm sure most people have seen this by now, but it's just an awful story out of Vanderbilt where Freshman RHP Donnie Everett died in a drowning accident while out fishing with friends on the eve of the College World Series regionals. Everett was a very highly regarded prospect going into the 2015 draft, but his strong commitment to Vandy pushed him down to the 29th round. Vanderbilt was due to host the upcoming NCAA Super Regionals. Our thoughts go out to all his friends and family, and the Vanderbilt and Clarksburg communities.