Sunday, June 19, 2016

Down on the Farm: 6/18/2016

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

Gorkys Hernandez CF- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .278.
Austin Slater RF- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .217.
Mac Williamson LF- 1 for 4, HR(8).  BA= .278.
Grant Green 2B- 3 for 4.  BA= .298.
Adalberto Mejia LHP- 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

The big news of the day in the entire minor league system is obviously Mejia and his dominating AAA debut.   He may have suddenly jumped to the head of the line for a big league callup if an need should arise in the rotation.


AA  Portland Sea Dogs smashed the Richmond Flying Squirrels 10-3:

Sam Coonrod RHP- 6.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 6.75.


High A  Rancho Cucamonga Quakes pounded the San Jose Giants 8-2:

Chris Shaw 1B- 2 for 2, 2B, HR(14), 2 BB.  BA= .278.
Jordan Johnson RHP- 6 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 4.13.
Jose Morel RHP= 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.03.


Low A  Lexington Legends edged out the Augusta Greenjackets 6-5:

Miguel Gomez 3B- 2 for 4.  BA= .346.
Matt Pare DH- 1 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .205.
Shawon Dunston Jr. LF- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .286.
Luis Pino RHP- 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 5.73.


Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes buried the Hillsboro Hops 14-3:

Manuel Geraldo SS- 3 for 6, 2B, SB(1).  BA= .455.
Juan Rodriguez CF- 2 for 5.  BA= .337.
John Riley C- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .250.
Kevin Rivera 2B- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .500.
Hengerber Medina RHP- 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.86.
Kendry Melo RHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Rayan Hernandez RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 B, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.


DSL  Mariners1 outscored the Giants 10-6:

Ismael Munguia LF(17 yo)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .440.


  1. Whenever things are going as well as I'd like Gregorio struggling in AAA, or Crick looking like he'll never make it, I can't help but take some solace in the fact we don't have too many of these kinds of mistakes:

    Report: Red Sox place $72.5M outfielder on waivers

    Less than three years in, the Red Sox already regret giving Rusney Castillo that $72.5M contract. (AP)According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, the Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Rusney Castillo on outright waivers Saturday.

    Even worse, for Boston, he's 29. So while the horse my learn to sing, I don't think there's a whole lot of time for him to get better and 'earn' that contract.

    So, you got to hand to the Giants front office. While not every contract Post-Zito has been perfect, we've mostly gotten our money's worth.

  2. Although it might be irrational exuberance, the Giants AAA manager predicts that Mejia will pitch well enough to force management's hand.

    I'm wondering if Blackburn is trade bait and not in their plans. He continues to pitch well in AAA
    but the Giants haven't given him a shot with the big club yet.