Thursday, August 7, 2014

Down on the Farm: 8/6/2014

AAA  Fresno Grizzlies were idle.

AA  Binghampton Mets defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 5-1:

Blake Miller(2B)-  1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .214.
Chris Stratton(RHP)- 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 6 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.50.
Steven Okert(LHP)- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.38.
Hunter Strickland(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.60.

Wow!  What an ugly line from Stratton!

High A Game 1  San Jose Giants controlled the Bakersfield Blaze 5-4:

Ben Turner(1B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .288.
Tyler Horan(RF- 1 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .429.
Jared Deacon(Catcher)- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .200.
Martin Agosta(RHP)- 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 9.68.
Bryce Bandilla(LHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's, Save(7).  ERA= 1.01.

Deacon makes the highest pro debut of all the 2014 draftees.  He actually made his first appearance on 8/1, then none until this game.  Agosta gave up 3 of his 4 runs in the first inning then settled down, but the 0 K's have to be concerning.

High A Game 2  San Jose Giants extinguished the Bakersfield Blaze 8-6:

Chuckie Jones(RF)- 3 for 4, HR(11).  BA= .258.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .288.
Ben Turner(C-1B)- 2 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .291.
Kendry Flores(RHP)- 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.09.

Turner is quietly having a strong season.  No obvious reason for Flores to come out after 3 IP.  Injury?

Low A  Greenville Drive beat the Augusta Greenjackets 5-3:

Luis Ysla(LHP)- 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 2.21.
Carlos Diaz(LHP)- 3 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.14.

Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes were idle.

Rookie AZL  Giants were idle.

DSL  Giants edged the Mets1 3-2 in 10 innings:

Mikey Edie(CF, 17 yo)- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .301.


  1. What do we have in Stratton?

    New league, needing to adjust? Management must have thought enough to promote him.

  2. From the Giants via Twitter: #SFGiants have activated Angel Pagan from the DL and optioned Matt Duffy to the minors. Not sure where Duffy went. I'm guessing to Fresno. They could sure use him back in the RVA to help the Squirrels in the playoffs. They're the only minor league team that's going to see any post-season play.

  3. Joe Panik's surge of competence left no viable role for Giants infielder Matt Duffy, who was optioned back to the Minors before Thursday's series finale against the Brewers.

    Duffy's departure cleared roster room for center fielder Angel Pagan, who was reinstated from the disabled list and immediately reclaimed his customary spot atop the Giants' batting order. Manager Bruce Bochy said he was "99 percent" certain that Duffy is bound for Triple-A Fresno, but wasn't entirely sure.

    Shortly after the Giants purchased Duffy's contract from Double-A Richmond last Friday, Bochy said that the 23-year-old would play at least semi-regularly for the Giants, mostly at second base. Then Panik went 8-for-14 in a three-game stretch, contrasting with Duffy's 1-for-10.

    "Joe's been playing so well, it's hard to find time for [Duffy]," Bochy said.

    Meanwhile, Panik has impressed the Giants with his poise as well as his production.

    "He's a solid player," Bochy said. "He does a good job defensively; he doesn't miss signs; he's not a speedster, but he's a good baserunner. He knows how to play the game." (

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