Friday, July 25, 2014

Down on the Farm: 7/24/2014

AAA  Albuquerque Isotopes outslugged the Fresno Grizzlies 8-7:

Gary Brown(CF)- 0 for 3, 2 BB, 2 SB(21).  BA= .271.
Dan Uggla(2B)- 1 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .286.
Chris Dominguez(3B)- 2 for 4, HR(13).  BA= .272.
Mike Kickham(LHP)- 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 3.61.

Given the Giants other 2B options, I expect to see Uggla in the lineup tonight.  Hopefully they can swing a trade for something better by the deadline.

AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels edged the Erie Seawolves 4-3:

Kelby Tomlinson(2B)- 2 for 4, 3B, BB.  BA= .275.
Matt Duffy(SS)- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .339.
Ricky Oropesa(DH)- 2 for 3, 2 2B, BB.  BA= .246.
Kelvin Marte(LHP)- 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.83.
Steven Okert(LHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.30.
Hunter Strickland(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(6).  ERA= 2.38.

Ricky is hitting .371 over his last 10 games.

High A  Visalia Rawhide outscored the San Jose Giants 10-9:

Jesus Galindo(CF)- 3 for 5, SB(30).  BA= .278.
Chuckie Jones(RF)- 1 for 3, HR(9), BB, Sac.  BA= .266.
Brandon Bednar(SS)- 4 for 4, BB.  BA= .329.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .280.
Brian Ragira(1B)- 2 for 4, HR(12).  BA= .241.
Chris Stratton(RHP)- 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 5.13.

Delfino is hitting .372 over his last 10 games and .321 for the month of July after hitting .220 in June.  Brian Ragira is hitting .270 for the month of July with 6 of his 12 HR's.

Low A  Savannah Sand Gnats smothered the Augusta Greenjackets 2-1:

Tyler Horan(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(14).  BA= .273.
Luis Ysla(LHP)- 6 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.28
Ray Black(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.88.

Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped the Spokane Indians 8-2:

Shilo McCall(RF)- 1 for 4, HR(3).  BA= .214.
Andrew Leenhouts(LHP)- 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 4.23.

McCall's dinger was a GSHR to punctuate an 8 run explosion in the 3'rd inning.

AZL Giants pounded the Padres 14-5:

Kevin Rivera(2B)- 3 for 5, 2B, HBP.  BA= .220.
Chase Compton(1B-3B)- 3 for 4, 2B, HBP.  BA= .346.
Hector Mercedes(SS)- 4 for 5, 2B, 3B.  BA= .333.
Martin Agosta(RHP)- 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 4.50.

DSL  Orioles2 beat the Giants 4-3:

Jean Angomas(CF, 19 yo)- 2 for 3, 3B, BB.  BA= .322.
Victor Concepcion(RHP, 18 yo)- 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 2.96.


  1. It was a nice night at Recreation Park in Visalia last night, Thirsty Thursday, which brings out a larger crowd. It was a good ball game until the 9th inning, when Tyler Mizenko brought a gas can to close out the game and gave up 4 runs. Chris Stratton looked only okay. He had a good first inning with 2 strikeouts but then gave up 3 runs in the 2nd before settling down again. One of my friends commented that he didn't have any zip on his fastball. Chuckie Jones had a nice 3-run homerun, but also looked bad striking out on an off speed pitch way off the plate. Brian Ragira's homerun was a no doubter to left center. One wonders why Shawn Payne is still on this team, he just turned 25 years old and is in his second stint in this league. The one giant pitcher that appeared to have zip on his fastball was Bryce Bandilla. APGiantsfan

  2. Adrianza and Scutaro DL'd. Noonan and Jose DePaula DFA'd. Uggla and Abreu called up.

    1. Wishing the best for Uggla and Abreu. If it works out, we can concentrate on getting help elsewhere...a starter? a reliever? a leadoff hitter?

  3. Though they are tributing the Richmond Braves this weekend, the Richmond Flying Squirrels are pure Giants of the WS days...Great pitching, both Starters and Relief, and some pure baseball players in the likes of DUFFY and THOMLINSOM offsetting weak offense from the OF/corners from players like Oropressa, Villalona (though PARKER surprises sometimes)and others..... STRICKLAND and OKERT are pure nasty (much better than Hall) but gotta think other teams will want them in trades...

    Man is that 2B position in SF a Mongolian clusterfudge...But I only make a real deal there if CF isn't being upgraded (latest news seems quasi optimistic on Pagan but I don't trust it)


    1. oops, that was last weekend..but still


  4. I think Uggla is done. I hope I'm wrong. I do wish he wasn't wearing 22.