Saturday, July 27, 2013

Down on the Farm: 7/26/2013

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies pounded the Colorado Springs Skysox 10-6:

Nick Noonan(2B)- 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .297.
Brett Pill(1B)- 4 for 5.  BA= .339.
Roger Kieschnick(LF)- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(13).  BA= .271.
Francisco Peguero(PH)- 1 for 1.  BA= .313.
Justin Fitzgerald(RHP)- 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 5.94.

Roger K is hitting .324/.405/.676 over his last 10 games.

AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels beat the Akron Aeros 9-4:

Ryan Lollis(CF)- 3 for 5, BB.  BA= .275.
Andrew Susac(C)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .267.
Chris Gloor(LHP)- 8 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 3.53.
Cody Hall(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.31.

High A  Stockton Ports defeated the San Jose Giants 4-2:

Mac Williamson(RF)- 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SB(8).  BA= .280.
Ryan Vogelsong(RHP)- 2.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 6.75.
Ty Blach(LHP)- 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.64.

Vogie continues his rehab.  He will accompany the team to Washington DC then make his next rehab start for AA Richmond.

Low A  Savannnah Sand Gnats swarmed the Augusta Greenjackets 9-4:

Shawn Payne(DH)- 2 for 4.  BA= .500.
Trevor Brown(2B)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .263.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 2 for 3, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .248.
Joey Rapp(1B)- 3 for 5.  BA= .241.
Rafael Rodriguez(LF)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .209.
Joan Gregorio(RHP)- 2 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.16.
Ian Gardeck(RHP)- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 3.76.

Giants pitchers tend to not do so well after they throw a no-hitter, huh?  Delfino is hitting .326 over his last 10 games.  Rapp has 4 multi-hit games in a row and is hitting .333 over his last 10.

Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes buried the Tri-City Dust Devils 10-4:

Brandon Bednar(SS)- 4 for 5, 2B.  BA= .301.
Brian Ragira(LF)- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .293.
Tyler Horan(RF)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .273.
Ty Ross(C)- 1 for 5, 2B.  BA= .314.
Andrew Leenhouts(LHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 2.16.

Ragira in LF seeems to be more than a 1 game trial.

Rookie AZL  Giants topped the Athletics 5-3:

Rando Moreno(2B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .324.
Christian Arroyo(SS)- 2 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .310.
Julio Pena(LF)- 1 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .257.
Ethan Miller(RHP)- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.27.
Dusten Knight(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.08.
Eury Sanchez(RHP)- 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K's, Save(7).  ERA= 0.00.

Great to see Arroyo tearing it up after a slow start.

DSL  Reds topped the Giants 5-3:

Gustavo Cabrera(CF, 17 yo)- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .213.
Cesar Yanez(RHP, 18 yo)- 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.83.


  1. Bring up Pill and Brown. Its about time. Season is over going nowhere. Just play out the rest of the games with these guys and see what they have so you can/cant count on them for next season.

    Pill at 1B and play Belt at LF, we know that Blanco and Torres wont be in LF starting next year so whats the point of playing them??

    Heard of a rumour trade that Detroit might want Scutaro. I say do it, his value is at its highest and hes not getting younger. Another plus is that Detroit might overpay due to them being serious WS contenders and the owner is all in for winning it.

    1. If Detroit wants Scutaro, yup, I'd jump at it. let Abreu play out the season at 2B and see what he can do and if he can stay healthy or else bring up Noonan and give him a couple hundred AB's as a look-see.

      I would not be against a 2 month tryout of Belt in LF. I'd give the majority of 1B games to Buster so as to not unnecessarily beat him up behind the plate, but Pill could play 1B on the days Buster either catches or sits.

      Not sure about Brown, although I do think part of Brown's problem might be that he's getting frustrated with being kept in the minors. Sure, see what happens if he comes up. At worset, he's a good defensive CF.

      So, I guess I agree with all 3 of your points here!

    2. It is definitely time to bring up Gary Brown and see what he can do for the rest of the season. Everyone seems to think he's been a complete bust, and yet he has over 40 extra base hits on the year and it sounds like he can play some quality defense. I personally would rather see him out there than Torres or Francouer, who are mostly just roster filler at the moment. One of my favorite seasons in years past was 1996, when the Giants were a 90 plus loss team but they played a lot of young guys because of injuries. Sure they were awful, and some of them were nothing more than footnotes, but they came out of the year knowing that Mueller, Aurelia and Benard could be counted on as major leaguers going forward. Since this season is officially going nowhere, it's time to see if there's anyone who can be counted on going into next year. I'd love to see Brown and Noonan and Pegs get some regular at bats the rest of the year since they can't be any worse than the flotsam they're trotting out there at the moment.

    3. It is certainly not a no-brainer to bring up Brown. The guy has simply done nothing to warrant it. In a way it seems like you would be rewarding a guy for bad play just because of his pedigree which can send a terrible message to the rest of the organization. I don't disagree with the premise of seeing what the kids can do, but I would give Pegs, Roger K and Juan Perez a chance before I gave it to Brown.

    4. The Giants rarely reward a prospect with a call-up unless he earns it in some way, and only if they are desperate. They are not desperate right now, they, unfortunately, are beyond that now.

      The Giants have shown how much they think of Brown by saying that they don't want to bring him up until he's ready to stay up for good. Plus, he hasn't hit well for about a month now, .235/.283/.367/.650, you do not want to reward a prospect for doing that. He needs to get his hitting mechanics down right first.

      I think that Pegs will get the chance first, then maybe K, then the season is probably over by then.