Sunday, June 1, 2014

Down on the Farm: 6/1/2014

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies outslugged the Sacramento River Cats 10-9 in 11 innings:

Joe Panik(2B)- 2 for 4, 2 BB.  BA= .326.
Travis Ishikawa(1B)- 3 for 6.  BA= .304.
Chris Dominguez(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(8), BB, HBP.  BA= .287.
Jorge Bucardo(RHP)- 2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Heath Hembree(RHP)- 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's  ERA= 3.86.

I believe this was Bucardo's AAA debut.  Who says Heath Hembree can't go more than 1 inning?

AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels defeated the Bowie Baysox 6-2:

Kelby Tomlinson(SS)- 2 for 5, SB(21).  BA= .245.
Jarrett Parker(RF)- 1 for 5, HR(6).  BA= .254.
Angel Villalona(1B)- 2 for 4, HR(6).  BA= .259
Kyle Crick(RHP)- 5.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.71.

Reasonable start for Kyle Crick.

High A  San Jose Giants beat the Inland Empire 66'ers 8-3:

Chuckie Jones(RF)- 3 for 4, 2B, 3B, HR(4).  BA= .234.
Ben Turner(1B)- 3 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .241.
Pat Young(RHP)- 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 5.70.
Mason McVay(LHP)- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.90.

Chuckie Jones missed the cycle by a single.  Dang, I even thought about going out to this game.  That would have been nice to see!  Jones is hitting .289/.333/.541 over his last 10 games.  Of course a lot of that was in this one game!

Low A  Augusta Greenjackets edged the Lexington Legends 6-5:

Ryder Jones(3B)- 2 for 5.  BA= .266.
Rafael Rodriguez(LF)- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .289.
Ray Black(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's. ERA= 2.89.

Stop the presses! Rafrod makes the highlights 2 days in a row!  Another dominant inning for Black.  Maybe he gets promoted in the near future?

DSL  Giants idle as usual on Sundays.


  1. doc, i was supposed to go to the sj vs ie game with my bro and nephew, but this was the first day of his wood bat league, so they couldnt go...was gonna go on my own, but work deadline got in the way. too bad....second sunday in a row where ie lost 9-8...the ball is really flying out of that yard..rare for this time of year

    have a feeling that the org sent down word to attempt to stretch hembree out....dont think that huff is long for the bigs


  2. A pretty good day for many of our farmhands.

    Angel, after missing all those years, is putting up some similar numbers to Jarrett Parker.

    Tomlinson, 21 SB already?

    Crick, finally adjusting to AA?

    Chuckie and Rafael - all we ask for, for our toolsy young kids, is for the light to turn on, to figure it out... Then we can pretty much throw away past numbers.

    Panik - is he plan B at 2B or plan C (after Scutaro)?

  3. Reasonable start for Crick? The guy have up 2 hits over 5 innings and struck out 6. I think that is an impressive start and one of his best this season.

    1. Definitely a step in the right direction. Crick isn't one to ever allow a lot of hits though. He did throw 99 pitches over those 5.2 IP, so that leads me to believe he still wasn't completely crisp. If he wants to come out next time and put up the exact same line, you'll hear no complaints from me... But we do know he has the potential for so much more.

    2. I was just going to say 99 pitches in 5.2 IP still indicates some command issues that we all know Cricky is working on. It's progress from some of his starts, but I think we are all hoping for more. He's still very young and it's a learning experience. Hopefully these struggles will make him stronger in the long run.

  4. Look at Joe Panik's BA. I seriously think people made too much of his AA line last year. Is he going to hit .325 in the bigs? Not likely. But he still looks to me like a guy who can play every day at 2B and not embarrass himself at the plate. If he can put the ball in play and work a walk now and then, he'll be fine as a 7 or 8-hitter. I really like how he's bounced back this year, and think he's right on schedule for an MLB look next spring.

    The San Jose relievers are starting to return to form (Okert, McVay, Mizenko)... McVay has been very impressive this month. Other than Biagini and Kurrasch, it's still been pretty rough for that starting staff though.

    Crick is making progress, but what a rollercoaster it's been the first couple months.