Thursday, April 10, 2014

Down on the Farm: 4/9/2014

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies outslugged the Salt Lake City Bees 10-7:

Gary Brown(CF)- 3 for 5, 2B, 3B.  BA= .324.
Adam Duvall(3B)- 2 for 5, HR(2).  BA= .267.
Tony Abreu(2B)- 3 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .385
Darren Ford(LF)- 2 for 4, 2B, SB(2).  BA= .375.
Heath Hembree(RHP)- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, Save(2).  ERA= 0.00.

Second double-triple game in 3 for Gary Brown.  Good stuff!  Duvall showing power early.  How soon before Abreu gets another crack at the MLB 2B job?  Hembree seems to be the official closer for Fresno.

AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels defeated the Bowie Baysox 5-1:

Tyler Graham(CF)- 1 for 4, BB, 2 SB(4).  BA= .348.
Ricky Oropesa(DH)- 1 for 2, 2B, BB.  BA= .357.
Kelby Tomlinson(SS)- 2 for 4, 2B, SB(1).  BA= .174.
Ty Blach(LHP)- 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, GO/AO= 10/5.  ERA= 2.45.
Derek Law(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K.  ERA= 0.00.

Ricky replaced Jarret Parker at DH after 1 AB for Parker.  Kind of a different line for Blach, but effective for this game.  Law looks like he's picking up where he left off last year.

High A  Lancaster Jethhawks bombed the San Jose Giants 9-4:

Mac Williamson(DH)- 2 for 4.  BA= .130.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 3 for 4, 2B, 2 HR(3).  BA= .345.
Kendry Flores(RHP)- 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.50
Stephen Johnson(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Huge game for Mitch Delfino!  Unimpressive start for Flores, but 2 of the runs came in the 6'th after he allowed the first two runners to reach base and Mason McVay gave them up on a grand slam HR.  Johnson was characteristically wild but got out of the inning.

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 8-3:

Christian Arroyo(SS)- 3 for 4, BB.  BA= .185.
Leonardo Rojas(3B)- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .364.
Cristian Paulino(CF)- 2 for 4, SB(2).  BA= .176.
Chase Johnson(RHP)- 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.38.

Nice to see Arroyo back at SS and hitting.  So-so start for Johnson.


  1. Where will the Giants play Gary Brown? Not sure if he has any sort of trade value, or at least high trade value (due to his age and playing in the PCL).

    I prefer Tony Abreu than Hicks, reminds me a bit of Sandoval both can light up the ball.

    1. Abreu was given a pretty great chance to make the team this spring, and fell flat on his face. We definitely could still see him on the roster at some point, but I'd say Hicks has earned the right to get a month's look.

  2. Doc have you not gotten a scouting report on Jameis Winston?

    1. Why would I get a scouting report on Jameis Winston?

  3. I don't know if Brown was tormented by some demons inside last season, but he seems to have exorcised them, so far.

    His first test, perhaps, if he maintains the current pace, will come when someone is promoted instead of him.

  4. Nice to see Arroyo pick up some knocks. He started the 8-run inning last night with a 2-RBI single. I'm not sure if there's any connection, but that was also his first start at SS, with Ryder getting a night off.

    San Jose's big dogs haven't been as impressive their second time through the rotation. Maybe Joan Gregorio will change that.

  5. More of a nostalgic comment, but nice to see Ford back. Didn't realize he came back to the Giants system.