Thursday, September 1, 2016

Down on the Farm: 8/31/2016

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the Reno Aces 5-3:

Travis Ishikawa 1B- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .259.
Grant Green 2B-LF- 2 for 4, 2B, 3B.  BA= .308.
Ruben Tejada SS- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .291.
Joan Gregorio RHP- 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 5.45.
Tyler Rogers RHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 5.46.

Gregorio's peripherals in the PCL look a lot better than his ERA.  With possibly 1 more start to go on the season, he stands with 113 K's against 40 BB in 102.1 IP.  The PCL is a tough place to pitch and this was Gregorio's first time facing the league.  Hopefully this is a springboard to more consistency and dominance next year.  When Brian Sabean was asked about which pitching prospects made the Giants comfortable giving up Mejia and Bickford, the 3 he mentioned were Tyler Beede, Andrew Suarez and Gregorio.


AA  Hartford Yard Goats outlasted the Richmond Flying Squirrels 3-2 in 11 innings:

Hunter Cole RF- 3 for 6.  BA= .272.
Tyler Horan LF- 3 for 5, BB.  BA= .266.
CJ Hinojosa SS- 3 for 5.  BA= .255.
Matt Gage LHP- 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 3.38.

Last year, in his first full pro season, Matt Gage got an emergency callup from Augusta to Richmond,  He pitched so well, they kept him in Richmond the rest of the season.  He built on that this year with a strong full AA season in which he dominated at times.  Big lefty with a bright future!  Hunter Cole is headed to the AFL in October.  Horan is finishing strong.  Don't forget Hinojosa is playing in AA in his first full pro season.


High A  Bakersfield Blaze torched the San Jose Giants 15-7:

Ronnie Jebavy CF- 1 for 4, BB.  BA= .249.
Aramis Garcia C- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .265.
Daniel Carbonell LF- 1 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .284.

Garcia is also headed to the AFL to get more AB's after missing much of this season after getting HBP in the face.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets squeaked past the Lexington Legends 4-3(1'st game of DH, 7 innings):

Skyler Ewing 1B- 2 for 2, 2B, HR(10), BB.  BA= .241.
Jake McCasland RHP- 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 1.95.

McCasland broke out to dominate the SAL this year after kicking around the organization for 3 seasons.  He'll have to prove it's not just a case of an older prospect dominating at too low a level next year.


Low A  Lexington Legends turned the tables on the Augusta Greenjackets 4-3(2'nd game of DH, 7 innings):

Junior Arias RF- 1 for 3, HR(11).  BA= .274.
Kelvin Beltre 3B- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .249.
Cesar Yanez RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.38.

Beltre is back in Augusta.  I think Augusta is in the SAL playoffs which will get him a few more AB's. I'm still driving the Cesar Yanez bandwagon!


Short Season  Vancouver Canadians outscored the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 13-8:

Manuel Geraldo 3B- 2 for 5, SB(7).  BA= .298.
Ashford Fulmer CF- 1 for 3, 2 BB, SB(3).  BA= .299.
Heath Quinn RF- 3 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .337.
Ryan Howard SS- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .274.
Ryan Kirby 1B- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .250.
Kevin Rivera 2B- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .322.
Zack Bowers C- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(2).  BA= .220.
Matt Krook LHP- 0.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 6.35.

Nice game for padding the offensive stat lines.  Ooof!! Matt Krook seems to be regressing before out eyes.  Giants pitcher whisperers have their work cut out for them!


  1. After the call up today, does Blach start tomorrow? Starter is still TBD online.

    1. I was going to say I doubt it, and now we learn that the start tomorrow goes to Albert Suarez. Suarez is unlikely to go deep into the game and the bullpen got ridden pretty hard today, so we could definitely see Blach make his MLB debut in relief.