Saturday, August 1, 2015

Down on the Farm: 7/31/2015

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the Las Vegas 51's 5-1:

Kelby Tomlinson(SS)- 2 for 4.  BA= .323.
Mac Williamson(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .279.
Jarrett Parker(LF)- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(16).  BA= .266.
Curtis Partch(RHP)- 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 3.54.
Steven Okert(LHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.50.
Josh Osich(LHP)- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Not sure if this was a bullpen game or if Partch is being tried as a starter, but that is an impressive 4 innings.  Okert has sort of disappeared from the radar but has a nice inning here. Osich continues to impress.  Mac is 8 for 22 since returning from Team USA.  Kelby continues to prep for a utility role, playing SS tonight.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels beat the Binghampton Mets 6-1:

Myles Schroder(LF)- 3 for 5.  BA= .254.
Rando Moreno(SS)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .285.
Austin Slater(2B)- 3 for 4, BB.  BA= .313.
Hunter Cole(RF)- 1 for 3, 2 BB. BA= .303.
Mitch Delfino(3B)- 2 for 4.  BA= .260.
Joe Biagini(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.22.
Jose Casilla(RHP)- 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 1.51.
Kyle Crick(RHP)- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.87.

Aren't Slater and Cole both in their first full seasons?  Impressive!  Biagini pitched to 1 batter in the 2'nd inning.  Gotta wonder if there's an injury involved.  Remember when Casilla was an exciting young prospect coming out of the DSL?  His career kind of stalled out and he is now 26 years old.  He's having a fine season.  Is he a prospect again?  Not a clean inning, but a pretty good one from Crick.


High A  San Jose Giants blanked the Stockton Ports 1-0:

Brian Ragira(DH)- 1 for 2, HR(9), BB.  BA= .253.
Jake Dunning(RHP)- 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Ray Black(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.60.
Dan Slania(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's, Save(15).  ERA= 2.87.

Dunning looks all the way back from whatever injury he had.  Probably should move back up to AAA.  Slania has quietly had a very good season as the SJ closer.  He looked really good the 1 inning I saw him pitch.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets downed the Rome Braves 5-3:

Johneshwy Fargas(CF)- 2 for 5.  BA= .284.
Aramis Garcia(Catcher)- 1 for 3, 2B, BB, SF.  BA= .272.
Skyler Ewing(1B)- 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .233.
Dylan Davis(RF)- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(5), BB.  BA= .245.
Andrew Cain(LF)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .221.
Mark Reyes(LHP)- 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.26.

Davis is hitting .333, 13 for 39, over his last 10 games with 4 doubles and 2 HR's.  Cain is hitting .387 over his last 10.


Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes topped the Everett Aquasox 8-7:

Steven Duggar(RF)- 4 for 5, SB(4).  BA= .295.
Ronnie Jebavy(CF)- 2 for 4, HR(5).  BA= .270.
Jose Vizcaino, Jr(DH)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .340.
Mac Marshall(LHP)- 2.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 6.59.

Ronnie Jebavy is hitting .350 over his last 10 games.  Duggar is hitting .333 over his last 10.


Rookie AZL  Giants vs Padres postponed.


DSL  Giants edged out the Red Sox1 3-2:

Robert Antunez(2B, 19 yo)- 1 for 2, 2 BB, SB(19).  BA= .300.
Francisco Medina(3B, 17 yo)- 2 for 4, 3B.  BA= .273.
Melvin Adon(RHP, 21 yo)- 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.50.

Not sure what to make of several first year pitchers who are 20+ yo for the DSL Giants.  They are pitching well, but are they prospects?


  1. Even though it makes for a VERY long night when you watch a game on the east coast that is being played on the west coast, I'm glad I watched. Osich was in BEAST MODE! After Cordier walked the bases loaded in the 8th, Osich came in and struck out the side. It was a thing of beauty to watch. As you can imagine, it had the sell out crowd in Sacto on their feet.

    It was good to see Mac put together a good night last night. He should be ready to go for a September call up.

    It's good to see the Giants moving Tomlinson around. He's going to make a good hand at some point.

  2. Kelby continues to get better, he has more range then any other SS we have in Sac, he plays 2nd and 3rd which is a bonus. He needs to utilize his speed more by trying to be aggressive on the base path but hopefully for him it is a Sept call up.

    1. Funny you would say that about Kelby's range. On another blog someone said that they were "trying" Kelby at SS but it "wasn't working very well." I thought, are you kidding me? Since when would Kelby at SS not ever work well? He was stellar in RVA. In the games I've watched Triunfel play SS I thought he seriously lacked range. Either that, or he's just lazy. I've seen KT make those plays many times.

      I wonder what it is with his base running? Is he being given the "green light" to run at will?

      I'm not sure what that was last night. It almost looked like a delayed steal, but he's not really done that before, at least not in RVA. Whatever it was, it didn't look good and he was thrown out by quite a bit.

      How's his bat doing? Is he driving the ball much? That was the most notable difference for us her in Richmond over last year. He was really hitting the ball hard into the gaps.

    2. He has played SS most of his career, I think your right on him not having the green light. He can play.

  3. Your DOTF entries this time of year take an enormous amount of work. Thanks again ~ we appreciate it.

    You know, the system is so riddled with real prospects that it becomes bittersweet watching them grow up, when there's only so much room on the big-league roster. I still tend to root for these guys when they disappear off to Toronto or Atlanta or some such, so long as they're not playing the Giants.

    1. Thanks. This was a particularly long one. Lots of good lines put up last night. I was thinking the same thing about all these prospects. Where are they going to play? There are only so many MLB jobs available.