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Well, when you get only six hits, and are outhit, there's a way to win, and a way to lose. You get both examples today.

Sacramento defeated Iowa (Cubs), 7-1

Player

Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Gorkys Hernandez

CF

4

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

.302

Kelby Tomlinson

3B

4

1

3

0

1

0

1

0

0

.300

Mac Williamson

RF

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.267

Austin Slater

LF

4

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

.268

Miguel Olivo

C

2

2

1

1

0

0

0

2

0

.246

Grant Green

2B

4

0

2

1

0

0

4

0

0

.311

Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Chris Stratton (W, 11-5)

5.0

6

1

1

5

3

0

0

0

4.42

Matt Reynolds

1.2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

Vin Mazzaro

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.92

Josh Osich

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

3.00

Jake Dunning

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4.19

Chris Stratton kept his winning streak alive, despite his shortest start in over a month, thanks to his bullpen and a strong offense.

Stratton went five solid innings, and pitched through his first real control problems of the season, giving up a season-high five walks in five innings.  Despite allowing 11 baserunners, he held Iowa to one run, and for the fourth time in a row, held his opponents to under two runs.  It was also his fourth straight win, probably just a coincidence.

On the offensive side, Gorkys Hernandez picked up his eighth home run of the season on the year.  Grant Green had the biggest hit in terms of runs, with his 16th double of the year with the bases loaded knocking in three runs in the fourth.  Austin Slater picked up three more hits to continue his hot hitting, as he’s now hit .348/.419/.500 for the month of August.  Kelby Tomlinson also had a three hit game.  Over his last five games, he’s 9-for-20 with a walk, and raised his average in Sacramento to .300.

Richmond defeated Harrisburg (Nationals), 3-2

Player

Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Steven Duggar

CF

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

.317

Christian Arroyo

SS

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.276

Chris Shaw

1B

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

.237

Ryder Jones

3B

3

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

.250

Darren Ford

LF

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.234

Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Matt Gage (W, 8-7)

8.0

8

2

2

1

4

1

0

0

3.75

Joe Nathan (S, 1)

1.0

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0.00

Matt Gage put together a nice start, but the highlight was an old friend at the end.

Gage went eight innings for the second straight game, reaching that mark for the third time this season, in picking up his eighth win of the season.  However, it was Joe Nathan’s appearance in the ninth, his first in the Giants’ organization since 2003, that will highlight this game.  The former All-Star closer got the first two outs quick, the second on a strikeout, before giving up a single and then a walk before getting a groundout to finish the game, and earn the save.

That helped an opportunistic offense by Richmond stand up.  Richmond was outhit by Harrisburg, 9-6.  In the first, a leadoff single was helped by two productive outs, and then got another in the third on a pair of singles and a timely error.  The game was tied 2-2 going into the 8th, when Steven Duggar walks, Duggar was bunted to second, and Hunter Cole singled him home.  The Squirrels did not collect a single extra-base hit, and Duggar’s walk was the only one given up.

Then again, if you listen to Tim Flannery, it wasn’t the presence of Joe Nathan that led to this win…it was the presence of the spirit of Jerry Garcia.

San Jose lost to Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers), 6-0

Player

Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Ronnie Jebavy

CF

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.255

Jonah Arenado

1B

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.270

Miguel Gomez

DH

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.223

T.J. Bennett

2B

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.312

Robbie Garvey

LF

3

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

.265

Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Mark Reyes (L, 8-8)

3.0

5

4

4

4

4

1

1

1

5.03

Dusten Knight

4.0

2

0

0

0

6

0

0

0

5.35

Carlos Diaz

2.0

4

2

2

0

1

0

1

0

10.54

San Jose’s offense was completely shut down by the Quakes

The Giants got just six hits, none for extra-bases, but unlike the Squirrels they could not string them together with productive outs the right way to get runners across the plate.  Robbie Garvey led the way for San Jose, picking up his fourth two-hit game in his last five played, but it wasn’t enough.  Garvey has raised his batting average from .250 to .265 thanks to his recent hot hitting.  Miguel Gomez isn’t quite hitting like he did in Augusta, but he’s gotten hits in eight of his last ten games.  Unfortunately, that’s an 8-for-40 stretch.

On the pitching side, Mark Reyes had another rough start for San Jose.  He’s allowed at least four runs in his last four starts, and his three inning is his shortest start since the end of June.  If that sounds familiar, it’s because it was exactly what could have been said after his last start, which just went 3.1 innings.  Meanwhile, Carlos Diaz continues to struggle, giving up two runs.  Believe it or not, two runs in two innings lowered his ERA from 10.80 to 10.54.

Augusta and Columbus Suspended After 1 Inning (Weather), 0-0

Player

Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Johneshwy Fargas

CF

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.283

Seth Harrison

LF

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.262

Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Heath Slatton

1.0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

3.18

The game will be picked up on Saturday.  Heath Slatton’s second start ends up shorter than many of his relief appearances, through no fault of his own.

No word on if we’ll see Bryan Reynolds make his debut during Saturday’s double-header.

Salem-Keizer lost to Hillsboro (Diamondbacks), 7-1

Player

Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Manuel Geraldo

3B

3

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0.296

Heath Quinn

RF

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.331

Ryan Howard

SS

4

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.260

Ryan Kirby

DH

4

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0.256

Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Matt Krook (L, 1-2)

4.1

9

3

3

2

5

1

0

1

5.52

Kendry Melo

2.2

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

4.50

John Timmins

2.0

5

4

4

1

1

2

0

1

10.00

The Volcanoes got hit into submission on Friday.

The Hops teed off on Volcanoes starter Matt Krook on Friday, and led Hillsboro over Salem-Keizer.  Krook gave up a home run to the first batter he faced, which set the tone to him giving up a season-high nine hits.  The usually wild Krook did manage to keep his wildness to a minimum, with just two walks given up, but his WHIP still jumped to a season-high 1.81.  John Timmins did not fair any better in the bullpen, and has now given up ten runs in 9 innings of work with Salem-Keizer, on 18 hits and three walks.

The Volcanoes got three doubles out of their five hits, but even their only run came on a Hillsboro error.  Ryan Howard got his ninth double of the year, while Ryan Kirby moved into a tie for third on the team with his 11th.

In other news, the Volcanoes are getting a couple of roster additions, after losing Reynolds and Sabo.

The AZL Giants Had A Scheduled Day Off

The AZL Season will pick up and head into its last 9 games of the season with back-to-back games against the division leading Angels.  The Giants are only a half game back of the Angels, in a tight division that has four teams with 1.5 games of each other.

The DSL Giants lost to the Orioles2, 4-3

Player

Pos

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

AVG

Jose Patino

CF

5

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.283

Franklin Labour

LF

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

.236

Angeddy Almanzar

1B

4

1

3

2

0

0

1

0

0

.306

Andres Angulo

C

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

.221

Player

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Jerson Severin

6.0

4

1

1

1

3

0

1

0

3.15

Kervin Castro (H, 1)

1.1

3

1

1

0

3

0

0

0

4.91

Jesus Reyes (BS, 1)(L, 4-1)

1.1

1

2

1

3

1

0

1

2

1.35

The Giants lost a bit of a wild game in the final innings.

With the Giants up 2-1 in the 8th inning, the Orioles put together a rally to tie the game.  The Giants took the lead back in the ninth with a run on an Orioles error.  However, in the 9th, Jesus Reyes’ wildness took over, with a hit batsman, an error, and two wild pitches that tied the game.  The Giants had Reyes intentionally walk the bases loaded with one out since there was a runner on third and nobody out, but he gave up a sacrifice fly to walkoff the game for the Orioles.

The big hitter for the DSL was Angeddy Almanzar, who picked up his fourth three-hit game of the season.  He raised his season average over .300 after it dipped under .300 with Thursday’s 0-for-4 game.  The game wasted a possible for Jerson Severin to gain his first win of the season.  Severin went a season-high six innings, and allowed just one earned run or less for the sixth time in seven starts, but still the win eluded him (he’s only made the minimum 5 IP required three times).

One final thing, it was Superhero Night in Sacramento.  They posted this to their Twitter feed.

I had to read it and bang my head on my desk, and thus, so must you.