Saturday, April 25, 2015

Down on the Farm: 4/24/2015

AAA  El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Sacramento River Cats 6-1:

Curtis Partch(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Partch has 13 K's against 2 BB's in 10 IP so far this season.


AA  New Britain Rock Cats edged the Richmond Flying Squirrels 3-2:

Kelby Tomlinson(SS-2B)- 3 for 4, 2B, 2 SB(3).  BA= .352.
Ricky Oropesa(1B)- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .162.
Kyle Crick(RHP)- 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 1.42.
Joan Gregorio(RHP)- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.74.

Crick threw 92 pitches in 4 IP.


High A  Bakersfleld Blaze blanked the San Jose Giants 5-0:

DJ Snelton(LHP)- 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K's, GO/AO= 8/3.  ERA= 3.00.
Mason McVay(LHP)- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.52.

The Little Giants managed just 1 hit the whole game against 3 Bakersfield pitchers.


Low A Game 1  Augusta Greenjackets topped the Rome Braves 6-1:

John Riley(DH)- 1 for 3, HR(1).  BA= .308.
Andrew Cain(LF)- 2 for 3, 2B.  BA= .231.
Randy Ortiz(RF)- 1 for 3, SB(6).  BA= .227.
Mark Reyes(LHP)- 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, GO/AO= 11/3.  ERA= 2.76.

Low A  Game 2:  Rome Braves outscored the Augusta Greenjackets 9-6:

Jonah Arenado(3B)- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .273.
Andrew Cain(LF)- 1 for 4, 3B.  BA= .233.
Cristian Paulino(RF)- 2 for 3, 2B, 3B.  BA= .353.
Conner Kaden(RHP)- 4.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K, GO/AO= 11/0.  ERA= 3.09.


  1. Somehow we've got to get our Squirrels off the skids. They set a new club record last night for consecutive losses. Our 3 (Delfino), 4 (Williamson), and 5 (Harris) hitters left 7 men on base. That would be 10 if you count Carbonell. You have to think these guys are going to start producing at some point. Let's hope!

  2. excellent point, think Jose Alguacil needs to shake things up by moving the entire order around, seem to recall in San Jose they switched midseason to Harris (4) and Williamson (5) and then they tried to one-up each other with long balls; Mac out-homering, Devin more triples, and Mac more doubles

    batting order needs to be staggered better; high, low, high, low

    weak bats but most of the games including last night were lost on the field

    1. Pretty tough to think shuffling the batting order will make any difference when that many hitters are struggling. It's just that same old EL thing the Giants have not seemed to figure out.

  3. 92 pitches for 4 innings? Ugh.

    Also, Gary Brown (for those who might be interested) was picked up by the Angels a few days ago. If someone posted it and I missed it, well, I spent T/W/T in the hospital and missed pretty much everything Giants related..

    1. Yeah, the Gary Brown thing was duly noted.

    2. Looks like nothing much has changed from last season regarding Crick throwing too many pitches for whatever reason maybe not trusting his stuff, but I'm still hopeful that he'll develop into a good young MLB starting pitcher.. He's still a good young, only 22 years old, hard throwing pitching prospect.. Some pitchers take longer to develop then others..

      For those interested in the draft, it was a treat to watch as a fan someone as talented as Dillon Tate pitch last night for UCSB. He pitched a 7 inning no hitter against Hawaii sadly.. His fastball was 92-96 MPH with good movement, his slider was impressive ++, and I think his changeup is a work in progress which might the reason why he threw it a lot in front of reportedly 25 MLB scouts.. The odd thing was I expected him to be more overpowering last night considering he gave up no hits for 7 innings, he stuck out only 6 batters, and threw 92 pitches in 7 innings. He also has kind-off a violent delivery which is best to check out on U tube if interested, so I wonder if he has issues with command. If I was a fan of a team with a top 5 pick, not sure if I would happy if my team took him.. If he were to fall to the Giants, great!


    3. Crick's walk rate is the same so far, but his K rate is up and his BAA is way down, so there are signs of improvement. The dillemma is do you want him to dial back his stuff for better command, which may or may not happen, and risk having him become more hittable?

      So far, it looks like Crick is going in the opposite direction as Tyler Beede, Keury Mella and Chase Johnson toward more K's and more flyball outs. That is interesting.

  4. No, don't want him to dial back his stuff. Maybe he just needs to pitch more innings to be more consistent with his delivery and gain better feel for his pitches. Who knows. Hopefully he'll come around.

    I found it interesting checking mock drafts having Dillon Tate as high as #1 and as low as #24. I'm wondering if the question with him is whether he projects as a starting pitcher or reliever.