Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Down on the Farm: 6/3/2015

AAA  Sacramento defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers 7-3:

Juan Perez(CF-LF)- 2 for 3, HR(3), 2 BB.  BA= .239.
Parker(.277), Cedeno(.260), Trevor Brown(.278)- 2 hits each.
Ty Blach(LHP)- 8 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 3.63.

Blach had a shutout through 8.  He allowed 2 hits to open the 8'th.  A run scored on the second hit and the second hit eventually came around to score as an inherited runner.


AA  Portland Sea Dogs edged the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-3:

Kelby Tomlinson(2B)- 3 for 4, SB(13), Sac.  BA= .328.
Rando Moreno(SS)- 1 for 3, 2 Sac.  BA= .304.
Jackson Williams(Catcher)- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .214.
Kelvin Marte(LHP)- 5.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 11/3.  ERA= 3.18.

Playing little ball at the top of the order, Tomlinson and Moreno had 3 Sacs between them.  Interesting but not sure that's the best way to score runs.  Williams has a BA of .265 over his last 10 games.


High A  San Jose Giants were idle traveling home from SoCal.


Low A  Charleston River Dogs beat the Augusta Greenjackets 6-3:

Jonah Arenado(3B)- 3 for 4.  BA= .277.
Will Callaway(LF)- 1 for 2, 2B, BB.  BA= .266.
Johneshwy Fargas(CF)- 0 for 4, 2 Assists(home, home).  BA= .291.
DJ Snelton(LHP)- 2.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 15.43.
Rodolfo Martinez(RHP)- 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.02.

Nice to see Arenado show some resiliency bouncing back from a bit of a slump.  Fargas shows off his arm on an off day at the plate.  Snelton gets demoted from SJ and might need some time to process that.  Martinez has now gone 7 appearances and 7 IP without issuing a walk.


DSL  Dodgers outscored the Giants 8-7:

Juan Rodriguez(CF, 20 yo)- 3 for 4, 2B, BB, SB(2).  BA= .462.
Robert Antunez(2B, 19 yo)- 4 for 4, 3B, BB.  BA= 1.000.
Sandro Fabian(RF, 17 yo)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .313.
Arturo Angulo(Catcher, 17 yo)- 2 for 5, SB(1).  BA= .333.
Luis Amaya(LHP, 16 yo)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.


  1. Gary Brown out righted today by the Angels, earlier in the spring the Cards and of course the Giants.
    Does it get any more low and down for the kid. I feel sorry for him. Maybe more listening to your coaches may have some value.

    Richard in Winnipeg

    1. I've said it before and I'll say it again. I don't think it's fair to put that rap on Gary Brown. While there was clearly tension between him and the Giants as an organization, we really have no idea whether he listened to the coaches or not. For all we know, he did listen, gave it a go and ultimately decided their approach did not work for him. Again, if Andres Torres hadn't stopped listening to coaches, he never would have had the 2010 season and gotten a WS ring.

      Maybe Gary Brown is just one of many very good baseball players who isn't quite good enough to be a major leaguer. That he made it as far as he did and did as well as he did says he is still better than the vast majority college and minor league players out there which is an accomplishment we often fail to recognize.

      As for where he goes now, he probably needs to take a time out and take a long look in the mirror and ask himself if he really deep down wants to play baseball. If he does he needs to analyze what he needs to do differently to get to the next level. Once he has settled those questions, he might need to consider indy ball or look to asia.

    2. I said "maybe" Doc!

      Richard in Winnipeg

    3. I thought that a news report said that after his methods stopped working, he started trying out the Giants recommendations at some point. Anyone else recall this? Or is age catching up with me?