Friday, June 13, 2014

Down on the Farm: 6/12/2014

AAA Fresno Grizzlies defeated the Iowa Cubs 5-2:

Joe Panik(2B)- 1 for 3, HR(5), BB.  BA= .322.
Mitch Lively(RHP)- 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 5.75.
Heath Hembree(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(12).  ERA= 3.80.

Panik's dinger was a grand slam in the 5'th inning.

AA  Trenton Thunder edged the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-3:

Ricky Oropesa(DH)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .246.

Ricky is hitting .294 over his last 10 games.

High A  San Jose Giants blanked the Stockton Ports 3-0:

Jesus Galindo(CF)- 1 for 3, BB, SB(20).  BA= .284.
Chuckie Jones(RF)- 2 for 4, SB(6).  BA= .254.
Brian Ragira and Ben Turner- 2 hits each.
Santiago Casilla(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's  ERA= 0.00.
Joe Kurrasch(LHP)- 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.74.

I would think that if Casilla does not have any physical setbacks from this game, he will be ready to rejoin the MLB club after his next rehab appearance.

Low A(Game 1)   Savannah Sand Gnats topped the Augusta Greenjackets 3-2:

Tyler Horan(RF)- 1 for 3, HR(6).  BA= .258
Matt Lujan(LHP)- 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 2.19.

After starting the season out hot, Horan has cooled off considerably.

Low A(Game 2)  Savannah Sand Gnats buried the Augusta Greenjackets 6-0:


DSL  Giants pounded the Rojos(Reds) 10-4:

Mikey Edie(CF, 16 yo)- 1 for 5, BB, SB(2).  BA= .255.
Jean Angomas(DH, 19 yo)- 3 for 5, 2B, 3B.  BA= .429.
Kelvin Beltre(3B, 17 yo)- 0 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .200.
Robinson Medrano(RF, 18 yo)- 2 for 5.  BA= .298.
Anthony Gomez(1B, 19 yo)- 3 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .333.
Alejandro Flores(RHP, 20 yo)- 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 1.80.


  1. Good outing from Hembree..With things not looking good for Law (now it's the elbow)....Hembree and Runzler (who has pitched real well) are the guys that will probably be in SF for injury or depth..Hope they keep up the solid performances.....

    I think the law of averages caught up with Giant prospect this year...had been pretty much smooth sailing injury wise but this year you have top pitching prospects like Law, Blackburn, Agosta, Gregorio and others being shelved.. as well as top 10 hitting prospects Williamson, Arroyo, Susac (in and out)..Hope we see these guys in th 2nd half...


    1. Yeah, it's been a tough year for the prospects. Susac and Williamson were the big hitters I was looking forward to following this year, and a year absence due to injury always seems to cool the jets of a prospect. I have still very high hopes for Susac, and Williamson...jeez, what was his injury anyways? Tommy John, right? Looks like they could both use another year before knowing what we have, but I still believe the ceiling for both is strong.

    2. I'll add that it's very easy to forget how physically strenuous a 150+ game schedule of nightly baseball is on these athletes. These injuries are a likely sign that the increase in the number of games being played each year, in addition to the higher physical level - foot speed, power, velocity, overall strength - is finally rearing its head in the degree and frequency of serious non-contact injuries.

      I donno, I wasn't around in the 80's and 70's (when the game was already speeding up) but perhaps there's a chart somewhere depicting the rate of serious injuries over the decades. That would be a FASCINATING report, whether it showed positive, negative or neutral trending.

  2. Looking forward to Short Season starting today and the Arizona Rookie starting next Friday!! Hopefully Arroyo, Beede and maybe a surprise or two will be must-track guys for the remainder of the summer.

  3. Clint in RedlandsJune 13, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    What happened to Blackburn? I didn't realize he hasn't pitched since mid May. Can someone fill me in?