Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Down on the Farm: 5/29/2017

AAA  Sacramento River Cats pounded the Reno Aces 11-3:

Kelby Tomlinson 2B- 2 for 6, 2B.  BA= .290.
Austin Slater CF- 3 for 6.  BA= .324.
Chris Shaw LF- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(1).  BA= .286.
Tim Fedorowicz C- 3 for 5.  BA= .326.
Juniel Querecuto SS- 3 for 5.  BA= .238.
Joan Gregorio RHP- 6 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K.  BA= 3.18.
Matt Reynolds LHP- 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.29.
Kyle Crick RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.00.

The Kelby/Slater show rolls on and now Chris Shaw is joining the party.  Seems like Fedex would be just fine as a backup catcher in case some team out there wants to acquire Nick Hundley for a lottery ticket type prospect.


AA  Harrisburg Senators blanked the Richmond Flying Squirrels 1-0:

Jose Flores RHP- 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 1.01.
Rodolfo Martinez RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 5.63.

Flores has been kicking around the minors for a long time, so unless he's found a new pitch, don't expect this to continue.  Martinez seems to have found whatever left him at mid-season last year.


High A  Modesto Nuts topped the San Jose Giants 6-4:

Bryan Reynolds CF- 2 for 5.  BA= .295.
Aramis Garcia C - 3 for 5.  BA= .270.
Dillon Dobson 1B- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .258.
Carlos Diaz LHP- 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.03.

Garcia is back behind the plate.


Low A  Columbia Fireflies crushed the Augusta Greenjackets 14-2:

Game was shortened to 7 innings due to weather.  Nothing to see here.


  1. At this point, who would you rather watch flail though losing games alongside the Giant all star infield and catcher:
    Christian Arroyo, Mac Williamson, Austin Slater, Kelby Tomlinson, Chris Shaw, Tim Fedorowicz, Orlando Calixte, Jae-Gyun Hwang, Miguel Gomez, Myles Schroder, and Slade Heathcott
    or Aaron Hill, Justin Ruggiano, Nick Hundley, Gorkys Hernandez, Mike Morse, and Drew Stubbs?
    Put Eduardo Núñez, Hunter Pence, and Denard Span in either group.

    1. There is a fine line between letting a young player gain experience and crushing their confidence. If a young player is overmatched it can be beneficial to go down to AAA, work on the holes in their game and get some confidence back.

    2. Thanks, wouldn't most of those guys be likely to get a September call-up if they were on the 40-man?