Sunday, April 24, 2016

Down on the Farm: 4/23/2016

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the Tacoma Rainiers 8-4:

Ryan Lollis 1B- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .320.
Andrew Susac DH- 3 for 5, 2B, HR(1).  BA= .278.
Mac Williamson RF- 2 for 3, 2B, 2 BB, Assist(2B).  BA= .333.
Jarrett Parker LF- 1 for 4, HR(2), BB.  BA= .158.
Hak-Ju Lee SS- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .315.
Ty Blach LHP- 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 5.95.
Chris Heston RHP- 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K's, GO/AO= 7/0.  ERA= 4.50.

Susac has been out again with a scap muscle strain, whatever that is.  He's back at DH for the time being and is expected to start catching again soon.  Gotta think that sometime, somehow we are going to see Mac back in SF and starting games in LF before the season is over.


AA  Altoona Curve 5  Richmond Flying Squirrels 4

Ryder Jones 3B- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .283.
Matt Winn C- 2 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .277.
Matt Gage LHP- 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 7.24.
Dan Slania RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 1.00.
Jake Smith RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 9.82.

Ryder Jones is quietly keeping his head above water in the big, bad EL.  Still not walking much, but maintaining a respectable BA with a SLG of .417 to go with it.  Winn hits his second dinger in as many games.


High A  Modesto Nuts outslugged the San Jose Giants 12-9:

Chris Shaw 1B- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(1).  BA= .294.
Aramis Garcia C- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .263.
Jonah Arenado 1B- 3 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .273.
Jose Vizcaino Jr 3B- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .204.

Another guy who is quietly keeping his head above water is Jonah Arenado in the Cal League.  He's got it tough there, competing with Shaw, Viz Jr and others for PT at 1B, 3B and DH.


Low A  Charleston River Dogs beat the Augusta Greenjackets 5-2(completion of suspended game from 4/22):

Dylan Davis RF- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .273.
Manuel Geraldo 3B- 2 for 3.  BA= .163.
Grant Watson LHP- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's. ERA= 1.32.

Watson's innings were from 4/22.


Low A  Charleston River Dogs edged out the Augusta Greenjackets 5-4:

Seth Harrison CF- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .250.
Dylan Davis RF- 2 for 3, HR(4).  BA= .293.
Kelvin Beltre 3B- 1 for 3, HR(2). BA= .235.
Cory Taylor RHP- 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 3.60.

The challenge for Dylan Davis will be to maintain the BA along with the power over a full season.  Cory Taylor is the jumbo sized RHP out of Dallas Baptist.  He now has 17 K's against 3 BB's in 10 IP on the season with a 1.60 GO/AO.


  1. I'd just like to mention that Adam Duvall knocked one out for Cincinnati last night in a win over the "All-Powerful" Cubs, and is now hitting .273 with 2HR and an .879 OPS on the season, playing mostly LF for the Reds (started 13/18 games this season).

    I'm very happy for Adam, he always seemed like a gamer - in the true Giants development mould - but it was abundantly clear that he wasn't going to make his career in SF. Hope the kid makes a 10 year career of it. As you said Doc, Cincinnati was probably the perfect place for the guy.

    Side note: LOL that the Giants developed a major league outfield hitter, but he's playing for another team. HA! The Beisbol Gods love screw'n around like this..

    1. Agreed, good for Duvall, wish him well in Cin. Giants definitely knew Duvall had pop, and were trying to develop him at 3B, bit they REALLY hated his glove.

    2. You know it seems so obvious now, but why didn't the Giants move Duvall to the outfield? They hated his defense at 3rd and all. I guess it could have been the logjam in the organization but he was among my favorite prospects when he was here. (Really, who else has shown power at AA for us?)

    3. The Giants did play Duvall in the OF some. It's just a completely different situation in Cincy: Rebuilding team that can afford to be more patient with a player. Ballpark that plays up his power which makes his defensive deficiencies less of a negative. Like I said before, Cincinnati was a great situation for him and I hope he makes the most of it.