Friday, April 5, 2013

Down on the Farm 4/5/2013

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies mauled the Tacoma Rainiers 8-3:

Gary Brown(CF)- 2 for 4, 3B, Sac. BA= .250.
Francisco Peguero(RF)- 3 for 4.  BA= .375.
Juan Perez(3B)- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .429.
Chris Heston(RHP)- 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 4.50.

The hitters came to life.  Impressive start by Heston with the great K/BB.

AA  New Britain Rock Cats edged the Richmond Flying Squirrels 1-0(suspended game from yesterday):

Adam Duvall(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .500.
Craig Westcott(RHP)- 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Fabio Castillo(RHP)- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Jose Valdez(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.

Not much offense here and every organizational pitcher looks like Cy Young in the EL.

Richmond Flying Squirrels downed the New Britain Rock Cats 1-0(regularly scheduled game, 7 innings):

Mark Minicozzi(DH)- 3 for 3, 2B.  BA= .500.
Javier Herrara(LF)- 1 for 1, HR(1), BB.  BA= .250.
Jack Snodrass(LHP)- 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Daryl Maday(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Combined 7 inning no-hitter.  Like I said......

High A  Visalia Rawhide blanked the San Jose Giants 1-0:

Shawn Payne(LF)- 3 for 4.  BA= .375.
Chris Lofton(CF)- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .143.
Edwin Escobar(LHP)- 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Giants had 4 HBP's in this one.

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets stifled the Lexington Legends 4-0:

Jesus Galindo(CF)- 2 for 4.  BA= .500.
Martin Agosta(RHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Derek Law(RHP)- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Tyler Mizenko(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.

Greenjackets pitchers combined for 15 K's against 0 BB.  6 other Augusta hitters had 1 single each with Matthew Duffy adding a BB.


  1. Doc, with all the buzz surrounding Mac this year, it might make sense to include him every day, even if t is an 0-fer...

  2. Mac was 1 for 3 HBP with a fastball of the top of his hand.

  3. That's a very nice start for my boy Agosta. Its not really a fair fight, I'll take 9K/0BB all day long.

    Jack Snodgrass started out this way in SJ - HOT! He's going to be a Chris Heston type where he doesn't have much margin for error. I like these scrapper low-profile pitchers we have, Snodgrass, Biagini, Fitzgerald. Sure, the most likely best case might be a Big Sedowski type month in the show... but you never know. I think that's where the Giants are going with all those lefties they drafted last year.

    Also a very good start for Edwin Escobar. You have to figure he might be a big chip being young. Teams have to be asking about him already.

  4. Oh, and check out BA's top 10 youngest in each league. Read it and weep: 3 of the 5 youngest players in the CA league are Giants: Mejia, Blackburn, Crick. (And Addison Russell, if only...) That might keep the age/level guys at bay for a bit!

  5. Oh, and check out some footage of a Mejia bullpen session, done by sfgiantsgirl (Lauren Chinn):

    Big frame, loose arm, awesome. That clip got me even more excited about Mejia. He is a big time prospect.

  6. I'm killing the comments today! Agent Ned admits defeat, pays the Rockies to take Harang off his hands for Ramon Hernandez. Rockies going to flip Harang. 2 more surplus pitchers to go Ned!

  7. Think there is any chance Giants promote Agosta sometime this season? They usually do not, but that is a very dominant start and he is a college draftee, unlike the others who did well in Augusta, so maybe they will be more aggressive? I am still surprised both Stratton and Agosta got put in Augusta, except that SJ is so full and over loaded in their rotation.