Saturday, August 17, 2013

Down on the Farm: 8/16/2013

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies defeated the Reno Aces 5-2:

Gary Brown(CF)- 2 for 5, HR(13).  BA= .233.
Ehire Adrianza(SS)- 2 for 3, BB, Sac, SB(3).  BA= .312.
Juan Perez(RF)- 3 for 4.  BA= .303.
Mike Kickham(LHP)- 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 4.31.
Jake Dunning(RHP)- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.49.
Heath Hembree(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(28).  ERA= 3.99.

Brown extends his hit streak to 4 games in which he is 7 for 20.

AA Game 1  Richmond Flying Squirrels outlasted the Bowie Baysox 6-5 in 11 innings:

Javier Herrera(DH)- 2 for 5, 2B, BB.  BA= .304.
Angel Villalona(1B)- 2 for 6.  BA= .280.
Jarrett Parker(RF)- 3 for 5, SB(12).  BA= .245.
Brett Krill(LF)- 2 for 5, BB.  BA= .290.
Ryan Lollis(CF)- 1 for 5, HR(5).  BA= .270.
Edwin Quirarte(RHP)- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.76.

AA  Game 2  Richmond Flying Squirrels blanked the Bowie Baysox 3-0:

Javier Herrera(LF)- 2 for 5, HR(16), SB(23).  BA= .296.
Jesus Navarro(C)- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .214.
Edwin Escobar(LHP)- 7 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.57.
Cody Hall(RHP)- 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's, Save(7).  ERA= 1.27.

Outstanding efforts from Escobar and Hall!

High A  San Jose Giants edged the Inland Empire 66'ers in 10 innings:

Jeff Arnold(C)- 2 for 3, 2B, BB, SB(4).  BA= .251.
Kyle Crick(RHP)- 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 10 K's.  ERA= 1.75.
Derek Law(RHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's. ERA= 2.16.

More dominance from Cricky!

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets vs Savannah Sand Gnats doubleheader rained out.

Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped the Vancouver Canadians 7-2:

Brian Ragira(1B)- 3 for 4, BB.  BA= .276.
Leonardo Rojas(DH)- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .423.
Tyler Horan(RF)- 3 for 4.  BA= .295.
Shilo McCall(LF)- 1 for 4, 3B.  BA= .240.
Andrew Leenhouts(LHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 2.38.
Jake Shadle(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.82.
Michael Connolly(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Rookie AZL  Giants beat the Indians 7-3:

Jonathan Jones(1B)- 1 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .213.
Fernando Pujadas(C)- 4 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .346.
Dusten Knight(RHP)- 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.35.
Nick Jones(LHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.35.

DSL  Giants shutout the D'Backs 2-0:

Jean Angomas(LF)- 2 for 3, 2B, 3B, BB.  BA= .258.
Gustavo Cabrera(CF)- 1 for 2, BB, SF,  2 SB(19), Assist(home).  BA= .228.
Jonathan Loaisiga(RHP)- 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.83.

Gustavo hit a dinger in his previous game, so in the last 2 games, we've seen all 5 of his tools on display.  Well, I guess we haven't seen him catch, but we assume he's doing that too!


  1. I would assume that Cody Hall has passed Hembree as a prospect?? Is he another Sep. call up?

    Can Edwin Escobar be a Sep. call up?? I read that Bochy might rest some of the starters in September, but most likely Kickham and Surkamp will be ahead of Escobar.

    Nice game for Crick (typicall start) walks, Ks and barely hits allowed.

    1. Hembree after some midseason meandering (experimenting?) has been pitching really well and in pressure situations (again last night)..I really don't think he has fallen at all but Hall has definitely joined him...We should see both...and DUNNING in Sept....I am liking LAW in SJ also..pretty dominant....

      I hope they wait on ESCOBAR and indeed give the September starts to SURKAMP (and even Kickham) to really see if they are ready..

      Gotta be impressed by Loaisiga's lines in the well. the closer Castillo who is like 19 of 20 in saves...with a 0.33 ERA


  2. Wow. Angel V hitting .280 in a tough league? I'm almost wondering if he should get a call up. How about we try Belt in LF!

    Love our pitching. Dunning was very good with the team and Hembree has been very solid and reduced his ERA a ton (I have to believe since he started his improvement, it is crazy). He should be the right hand set up guy next year IMHO.

    Any news on Runzler? We're gonna need at least one LF reliever. Wonder else we have in the minors to help on that side.

    Not a lot of FAs we will want, so we gotta spend our money on signing up our key guys and bring guys up from the minors.


    1. Angel Vis hitting .234; I am sure thee is a typo above.

    2. Richmond had two games last night..The first was the completion of a July game when Villalona was hitting over .280...Then there was the regularly scheduled game that ESCOBAR pitched and Villalona's average is down to .230...He has really struggled since coming back from his injury..


    3. Oh thanks. I was going off the above and it reflected .280. Thanks. PiLamBear

    4. Angel V hitting .200 in the last ten. Better cancel that callup. :)


  3. Another great night from of pitching. Kickham, Escobar, Crick, Leenhouts, Loaisiga... the only reason Augusta didn't have good pitching is because the games were rained out. It seriously feels like the Giants have had at least one dominant MiLB pitching performance every night since June. I watched a couple innings of Crick's start. That fastball was unreal. Hit 99 a couple times, and just blew it by hitters.

    The college kids are still holding their own in S-K as well. Good times on the farm.