Very cool moment at Muni tonight as #SJGiants manager Lipso Nava informed Webb of his promotion to Double-A on the pitcher's mound as he took him out of the game. Webb received hugs from all the infielders before heading to the dugout.— Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) July 30, 2018
Congratulations, Logan! What a year! And now you’re heading to a place that holds a lot of great memories from a lot of great players...
HIGHLIGHTS: Myles Schroder homered from both sides of the plate; Chase Johnson was perfect through 3 IP; Logan Webb struck out 6 then caught a flight; Joey Bart doubled twice.
There are only two Giants still in the organization from the big 2007 draft (when the team had six picks in the first round). You might know one of them — big lefthanded dude. But the other is a bit more obscure. The personification of a good organizational solider, Myles Schroder has plugged along year after year, doing whatever was asked of him and doing it well. Playing every position; visiting every level.
Yesterday, Myles had himself a day! Not only did he have the first multi-HR game of his career, but to make it extra special the switch-hitter went deep once from each side of the plate!
Here we go left side! Here we go right side!
*will smith voice* SWITCH pic.twitter.com/kyLT0RZiIc— Sacramento River Cats (@RiverCats) July 29, 2018
And there was even more entertainment to be had at Raley Field yesterday. How about an...uncontested steal of home? (not even sure if uncontested does it justice)
Here's a play that just happened in Sacramento. Orlando Calixte was running from third, Gregor Blanco missed a suicide squeeze bunt, but the catcher didn't see Calixte and threw to second trying to get that runner out and Calixte jogged home.— Doug (@moonwalkmcfly) July 29, 2018
Not something you see every day!
Yep. It’s a weird game we love alright.
Richmond lost to Reading Fightin’ Phils, 3-1
winning their series, 3-1
Chase Johnson has spent far too much of this season on the DL. First going through the end of his off field rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery. Just a month after he returned to the field he was hit in the head by a line drive while sitting in the dugout. Once he returned from that stint he had two fairly rough outings in three tries before landing on the DL once again with a thumb injury.
It’s been tough for Chase to get much momentum going. So we’ll take encouragement where we can find it with the strong armed 40 man member. Back on the Active Roster for Sunday’s series finale Johnson had possibly his best outing of the year — a perfect 9 up/9 down effort completed in a brisk 34 pitches (23 for strikes).
It’s a start! Now if he can just stay healthy and take his turns without further incident maybe we can get this rehab going in a positive direction. And maybe some AFL action will be appropriate for Chase as well.
Garrett Williams is another Squirrels pitcher who’s had some issues getting his season pointed in the right direction. Williams tried to rescue Richmond from a tough place yesterday — coming into a two-on, no-out situation in the 6th. A single and a double to the first two batters he faced led to a 3-run inning which was all Reading would need to secure the win. Another tough day in a season full of them for the left-hander.
San Jose lost to Inland Empire 66ers (Angels), 4-3
losing their series, 1-2
Logan Webb got precious little support during his time in the game from his teammates. His defense made three errors behind him while his offense contributed just one hit while he was in the game. But he got plenty of support when it came time to leave the game as we saw at the top, and that’s what he’ll be taking with him as he heads up to Richmond.
Here’s his final Cal League strikeout, and it’s a good one — getting the Angels incredibly talented OF prospect Jo Adell for the second time on the afternoon.
Webb caught my eye in Spring Training with the quality of his stuff and he’s just taken that spring momentum and never let it go for a second. In 14 of his 21 outings this year he’s allowed 0 earned runs while maintaining a strikeout per inning.
#SJGiants RHP Logan Webb has been promoted to AA-Richmond. A breakout season for the former fourth round draft pick: 1.82 ERA in 74 innings, 36 BB/74 SO, .207 opp AVG. Had a 1.16 ERA in seven starts after the All-Star break.— Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) July 30, 2018
Heath Quinn might not be too far behind Webb, as he continues to put the memories of his first season in San Jose far behind him. Quinn was pushed up to the leadoff spot for the first time this year in an attempt to jumpstart the Giants offense. It didn’t quite have that effect but Quinn had another fine game, reaching base four times and scoring a run while hitting his 18th double. It was Quinn’s third two-hit effort in his last four games.
#SJGiants lineup today has Heath Quinn batting leadoff for the first time in his pro career. Quinn leads team in AVG (.301), OBP (.370) & OPS (.861).— Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) July 29, 2018
Augusta’s game against Columbia was suspended
with the Fireflies leading 2-0 in the 5th
Prior to the monsoons coming, Garrett Cave had his power stuff moving all over the place. Within the span of the game’s first four batters he had thrown three wild pitches and given up a couple of doubles. He settled down at that point and gave up precious little the rest of the way, striking out 6 batters and walking none over his 5 innings of work.
Augusta had just three hits in their first four at bats. One of those came from Jacob Gonzalez who entered the game on a 1 for 27 skid. Unfortunately for Jacob, that hit won’t show up in his stat line for another month.
Joey Bart has become so bored with home runs... oh the ennui of the home run trot! So he’s decided to hit doubles for awhile to break up the monotony. Six of Bart’s last 10 hits have been two baggers, along with two HRs and a couple of singles — how did those get in there? In all 16 of Bart’s 26 hits with the Volcanoes have gone for extra bases.
As usual, it was a game of the offense trying to build up a lead that the pitching staff couldn’t give away. It was a tight effort — with Norwith Gudino’s 4-run 4th and Miguel Figeroa’s 3-run 9th innings injecting drama into the situation — but they just managed to do it. Aaron Bond’s two-run homer (his 3rd) and Robinson Medrano’s two-run triple helped the Volcanoes outpace the Sox.
21 year old Mikey Edie is really putting together a nice season for Salem-Keizer. Edie’s gotten particularly hot of late, with 12 hits in his last 22 ABs. He’s still not showing much power at all, but his current slash line of .350/.416/.430 would mark his finest season as a pro.
All of the Rookie League teams (AZL and DSL) had Sunday off
Short slate today as both Richmond and San Jose have off days to hit the road. And literally every team in the system is posting a TBD today so there’s no sense in even pretending to go over the scheduled starters. I do expect Jake Wong to toe the rubber for Salem-Keizer.
Back at it on a Monday morning with another week of baseball to look forward to! Or who knows, maybe a lifetime of it.