Saturday, June 29, 2013

Down on the Farm: 6/28/2013

It was a better day on the Farm than it was for the MLB Giants.

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies stole the Salt Lake City Bees honey 9-6:

Gary Brown(CF)- 1 for 4, HR(11), HBP.  BA= .245.
Nick Noonan(SS)- 3 for 5.  BA= .571.
Johnny Monell(C)- 2 for 4, 2B, SF.  BA= .314.
Roger Kieschnick(RF)- 2 for 4, BB, SB(4).   BA= .267.
Cole Gillespie(2B)- 4 for 5, SB(7).  BA= .286.
Chris Dominguez(3B)- 4 for 5.  BA= .283.
Kensuke Tanaka(LF)- 3 for 4.  BA= .332.

Brownie hits his 8'th dinger in June.  It looks like Chris Dominguez has successfully sacrificed some power to maintain a higher BA.  Of course, he wasn't hitting many HR's before anyway because he was never making contact.  The Giants are seeing if Tanaka can do better defensively in the OF with Gillespie seeing if he can handle 2B well enough for his bat to play there.

AA Erie Seawolves out hit the Richmond Flying Squirrels 10-9:

Javier Herrera(LF)- 3 for 5, HR(10).  BA= .308.
Joe Panik(2B)- 1 for 5, HR(3).  BA= .258.
Adam Duvall(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .277.
Ricky Oropesa(1B)- 1 for 5, HR(6).  BA= .214.
Andrew Susac(C)- 1 for 3, HR(10), 2 BB.  BA= .264.
Jarrett Parker(RF)- 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB, SB(7).  BA= .236.
Ryan Lollis(CF)- 2 for 3, 3B, BB.  BA= .276.

Lots of guy got to pad their stat lines in this one.

High A  Stockton Ports put up an 8-spot in the 6'th inning and held on for an 8-6 win over the San Jose Giants:

Brock Bond(DH)- 2 for 5, 2B. BA= .236.
Mac Williamson(RF)- 2 for 4.  BA= .256.
Devin Harris(LF)- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .254.
Myles Schroder(3B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .243.
Adalberto Mejia(LHP)- 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.01.
Luis Rojas(RHP)- 0.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 4.21.
Jason Forjet(RHP)- 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.10.

Mejia was sailing along with a shutout through 5 IP, then ran into trouble and Luis Rojas poured gasoline on the fire.

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets swarmed the Asheville Tourists 10-5:

Rafael Rodriguez(PH-LF)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .228.
Andrew Cain(LF-CF)- 1 for 4, 3B, BB.  BA= .228.
Chuckie Jones(RF)- 1 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .205.
Joey Rapp(1B)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .218.
Shayne Houck(3B)- 2 for 5, HR(2).  BA= .251.
Stephen Branca(DH)- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(1).  BA= .220.
Joan Gregorio(RHP)- 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.73.
Jorge Bucardo(RHP)- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.69.

Jesus Galindo started the game in CF, but did not take an AB.

Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes buried the Hillsboro Hops 10-4:

Tyler Hollick(CF)- 2 for 6, 2B.  BA= .379.
Brandon Bednar(SS)- 1 for 3, 2 2B, SB(1).  BA= .313.
Ryan Honeycutt(DH)- 3 for 5, 2B, SB(1).  BA= .294.
Ryan Jones(2B)- 4 for 4, 2B.  BA= .563.
Randy Ortiz(RF)- 2 for 4, 3B, BB, 2 SB(5). BA= .229.
Lorenzo Mendoza(RHP)- 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.09.

Ryan Jones was a guy who I thought might be a sleeper in last year's draft but hit just .227 for S-K last year.  He's off to a much better start this year.  Like what we've seen from Bednar so far. John Polonius gets sent down to S-K and starts at 3B.

Rookie AZL  Giants defeated the D'Backs 5-1:

Christian Arroyo(SS)- 1 for 3.  BA= .333.
Ryder Jones(3B)- 2 for 3, 2B.  BA= .667.
Hector Mercedes(RF)- 2 for 4, SB(1).   BA= .308.
Rando Moreno(2B)- 2 for 3, BB, SB(3). BA= .333.
Luis Pino(RHP)- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.80.
Donald Snelton, Chase Johnson, Jacob McCasland- 1 scoreless IP each.

Several new draftees make their pro debuts here.  Arroyo and Ryder Jones both found success as well as the 3 pitchers mentioned above.

DSL  Giants were idle.


  1. There has been a shift in the time-space continuum. I watched a couple of Chris Dominguez's at-bats last night and instead of flaying away at off speed stuff he hung in there and put the ball in play. In one at bat he flicked the ball toward short and with his speed was able to beat the throw. Very impressive - I realize it is a SSS but this is the first time I have seen him handle off speed stuff thrown low and away. Perhaps there is hope after all. Tanaka handed left and Cole handled second well in the innings I watched. APGiantsfan

  2. So glad to see D.J. Snelten off to a good start! That man has some serious potential. How many 6'7'' lefties are there in the bigs who throw 95? Not many! Throw in the fact that he has good command and an above average changeup, and it's hard to understand why he ever lasted until the 9th round.