Sunday, May 7, 2017

Down on the Farm: 5/7/2017

AAA  Reno Aces edged out the Sacramento River Cats 6-5:

Orlando Calixte SS- 1 for 4, 2B, SB(8).  BA= .257.
Ryder Jones LF- 2 for 3, HR(2), BB.  BA= .301.
Tim Fedorowicz C- 2 for 3, HR(1), BB.  BA= .341.
Joan Gregorio RHP- 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 3 K.  ERA= 1.87.

Note that Ryder Jones started in LF.  Mac played RF and gunned down a runner at home plate.  Gregorio has a dominant ERA but needs to hone his control and command to succeed at the next level.


AA  Bowie Baysox defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 8-4:

Miguel Gomez 2B- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .323.
Dylan Davis LF- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .162.


High A San Jose Giants sank the Stockton Ports 5-0:

Daniel Carbonell LF- 3 for 5, 2 HR(3), SB(2).  BA= .262.
Mark Reyes LHP- 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 5.70.
Caleb Simpson RHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 7.30.
Ryan Halstead RHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K's, Save(5).  ERA= 0.56.

Carbonell showing significant improvement as a player, but is it too little, too late?  Simpson has 26 K's in 12.1 IP, but has also walked 16.  11 of those walks have come in 3 of his 10 appearances covering 2.2 IP.  Halstead entered the game in the 8'th with a 1 run lead which nets him the 2-inning Save even though the final margin was 5 runs.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets outslugged the Greenville Drive 7-6:

Ashford Fulmer CF- 2 for 4, HR(1), BB, SB(4).  BA= .281.
Sandro Fabian RF- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .280.
Kelvin Beltre 2B- 2 for 5, HR(4).  BA= .283.
Frandy De La Rosa DH- 1 for 5, HR(3).  BA= .237.
Ryan Kirby 1B- 1 for 3, HR(1), BB.  BA= .170.
Manuel Geraldo SS- 1 for 4, HR(3).  BA= .155.
Stephen Woods RHP- 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 2.77.

Greenjackets hit a total of 5 dingers which must be some sort of record for them.


  1. Was the call up of Ruggiano a courtesy? He probably isn't going to help the Giants unless he gets a chance to bat against Bumgarner.
    Days may be numbered for him and Morse (and even Gillaspie) as Crawford and Williamson (12 games, 48 ABs for Sacramento) become ready to help right the sinking ship.
    Gillaspie hasn't had much opportunity but he hasn't grasped the ring in the chances he's had. When is payback for 2016 late heroics fulfilled?
    Federowicz is hitting a ton for the R-Cats but has never done anything at the next level in more than 100 games. As you've said, Doc, Hundley isn't the problem, but he's not the solution either. At the very best, he's about average.
    Mac is playing but not hitting yet. Although the next level may not the best place to regain his swing can he be worse than anybody, including Hunter, that the Giants have been trotting to the OF?
    Slater, Jones, or Moncrief would require a promotion to the 40-man roster, but there are more than one there that are not helping.
    Orlando Calixte hasn't done much but he would be a young fresh face and he's already on the 40-man.
    The way things are going, doesn't Jae-Gyun Hwang deserve a shot, too?
    Two months until the AS break. If the G-men don't turn the ship around ere that ominous date, it will mark a "full" year of frustration.

    1. I don't see the point in starting over-the-hill Vets, even those who may have some game left. Ruggiano is a proven hitter - surely an upgrade on over-the-hill Stubbs. Trying to mount a playoff drive does not seem realistic. Too many weaknesses on a star-crossed aging team. Why not throw in the towel on this season and audition the best Minor League pitching and OF prospects. In that sense, it is a Gift to be out of the pennant so early - if Bobby Evans thinks he as any chance of reaching the playoffs he is a fool.

  2. The Dylan Davis at 3rd base experiment appears to have been off to a messy start. 4 errors in 2 games, and now he's back in LF.