Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Down on the Farm: 4/15/2013

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies out hit the Tucson Padres 12-11:

Gary Brown(CF)- 3 for 6, 2B, 3B, Assist(home).  BA= .240.
Brett Pill(1B)- 3 for 5, 2B, HR(2).  BA= .313.
Juan Perez(3B)- 4 for 4, 2B, 3B, HBP.  BA= .333.
Chris Heston(RHP)- 3 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 7.80.
Jake Dunning(RHP)- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 1.13.
Brett Bochy(RHP)- 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 27.00.
Sandy Rosario(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 5.87.

Gotta feel sorry for pitchers trying to make an impression in the PCL.  Places like Tucson, Albuquerque, Colorado Springs are almost unfair to try to pitch in, which makes Dunning's performance all the more impressive here.

AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels shut down the Altoona Curve 2-0:

Ehire Adrianza(SS)- 1 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .275.
Javier Herrera(LF)- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .293.
Skyler Stromsmoe(3B)-2 for 3, BB.  BA= .231.
Jack Snodgrass(LHP)- 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 12/2.  ERA= 2.20.
Tom Vessella(LHP)- 1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.96.

Adrianza continues to hit.  This was the 3'rd start for Snodgrass. He has a terrific GO/AO= 2.33, but pedestrial K and BB ratios.

High A  San Jose Giants pounded the Stockton Ports 12-6:

Shawn Payne(DH)- 1 for 4, BB, SB(5).  BA= .302.
Mac Williamson(RF)- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .286.
Ryan Cavan(3B)- 3 for 5.  BA= .365.
Angel Villalona(1B)- 2 for 4, 2 HR(3), BB.  BA= .125.
Chris Lofton(LF)- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .281.
Adalberto Mejia(LHP)- 3.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 7.04.
Austin Fleet(RHP)- 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.86.
Luis Rojas(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.93.
Hunter Strickland(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.

3 dingers in 2 games for Angel V!  Disappointing start for Mejia.

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets pounded the Lexington Legends 7-3:

Jesus Galindo(CF)- 1 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .261.
Travious Relaford(3B)- 2 for 5.  BA= .244.
Matt Duffy(SS)- 2 for 4. BA= .304.
Andrew Cain(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .333.

Cain is a big guy with some tools.  His line at S-K last summer:  .243/.338/.343 with 2 HR, 5 SB.


  1. Awesome comeback for Fresno. I was monitoring for a bit last night, saw that Brown had a 2 run 2B. Pill popped up with the bases juiced though.

    Carter Jurica is swinging a hot, hot bat so far. 6 Grizzlies above .300. Frankie Peggs is all singles but leading the way with a .395. Perez and Kieschnick are doing the most damage. I like having some talent at AAA, this is a pretty sweet club.

    Dunning only needed 29 pitches to go 3. Nice work.

  2. Is Dunning the next Nathan?

    I don't know much about him. Does he pitch like Nathan?

    1. Dunning is indeed a lot like Joe Nathan. He has a FB that I've seen go between 93 and 96, but I'd say he sits closer to 93. Nice, sharp breaking ball. Very loose arm. I like Dunning a lot and think he will make a fine setup man in MLB with an outside shot at becoming a closer.

  3. FYI, really nice article in the Chronicle today, about Nick Noonan's and Gary Brown's link via a traveling team when they were much younger. Unlike most of their content nowadays, the article is being "made available by a Chronicle subscriber" whatever that means, plus it looks like they might have posted some of it on their Splash blog, haven't had a chance to check it out.

    Not a lot of info, but just funny how life works sometimes, like that great article on Crawford earlier this year, showing him when he was under 10, a Giants fan, his photo in the Chronicle for some article. I really dig stories like that.

    1. I love that picture of Crawford as a 10 year old Giants fan. Man, that must be quite a dream he is living these days!

  4. Looks like AnVil is getting back into the swing of things, he's been horrible up to these two games. He even worked a walk in the game too, and he rarely walked in his career up to this season.

    Good to see Brown heat up too, I'm still hoping he forces the issue for 2014 and make the decision hard for the Giants and Bochy.

    Wow, Little Bochy probably should have pitched in instructional league first before playing in real games (or maybe he did....)