Sunday, April 14, 2013

Down on the Farm: 4/13/2013

AAA  Tucson Padres beat the Fresno Grizzlies 5-3:

Gary Brown(CF)- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .225.
Chris Dominguez(3B)- 1 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .235.

AA  Trenton Thunder shut out the Richmond Flying Squirrels 3-0:

Joe Panik(2B)- 2 for 4, SB(1).  BA= .244.
Andrew Susac(C)- 0 for 1, 3 BB.  BA= .346.

High A  San Jose Giants won a pitching duel over the Visalia Rawhide 1-0:

Shawn Payne(DH)- 1 for 2, 2 BB, 2 SB(4).  BA= .278.
Myles Schroder(2B)- 2 for 3, HR(1).  BA= .500.
Ty Blach(LHP)- 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.64
Bryce Bandilla(LHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Hunter Strickland(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.
Andrew Barbosa(LHP, Rawhide)- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 0.82.

A leadoff hitter putting up lines like Payne's is going to score runs.  Blach was a single digit draft pick who did not play in the pros last season.  Bandilla now has a ridiculous 17 K's in 7 IP.  Barbosa was drafted 3 times by the Giants before finally signing with the D'Backs.  The White Whale that got away.

Augusta Greenjackets defeated the Charleston River Dogs 4-1:

Jesus Galindo(CF)- 1 for 5, 3 SB(6).  BA= .194.
Matt Duffy(SS)- 3 for 5, SB(2).  BA= .270.
Chuckie Jones(RF)- 1 for 4, 3B.  BA= .167.
Kendry Flores(RHP)- 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 2.45.
Stephen Johnson(RHP)- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Tyler Mizenko(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.


  1. I was going to point out Barbosa before I noticed you already did. Why didn't the giants try to get him one last time? The dbacks got him in the 36th round. Was there animosity between the two sides for some reason?

    1. I'm guessing that after he refused to sign with the Giants after they used draft choices in 3 different years, yes, there was probably some fatigue on both sides. Also, I think the player has to give permission to be redrafted the next season and I think I read somewhere that Barbosa may have refused that the 4'th time around, but don't know for sure. The Giants did sign Alex Hinshaw on the third try, so they can be persistent if they really like a player.

  2. That Augusta pen, 4 shutout IP. 3 baserunners. 6 Ks. That is the goods. Mizenko holds up for the save but Johnson might be the headliner. Good outing by Flores for sure.

    Nice for Brown to get a big hit. He needs to get that rampage going.