Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Down on the Farm: 5/8/2017

AAA  Reno Aces outscored the Sacramento River Cats 7-6:

Jae-Gyun Hwang 3B- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .306.
Ryder Jones LF- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .312.
Mac Williamson RF/LF- 2 for 4, HR(2), BB.  BA= .231.
Tim Fedorowicz C- 3 for 4, BB.  BA= .378.
Michael Roth LHP- 5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 4.88.
Dusten Knight RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.57.

Hopefully Mac can build off this game and gain some traction toward a return to the majors.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels topped the Altoona Curve 3-1:

Slade Heathcott CF- 2 for 4, 2 SB(3).  BA= .274.
Brandon Crawford SS- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .333.
Chris Shaw 1B- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .315.
Jordan Johnson RHP- 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.93.
Reyes Maronta RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K, Save(5).  ERA= 3.18.

I think the plan is for Crawford to play in just this one rehab game and be activated for tonight's MLB game in New York.


High A  San Jose Giants were idle.


Low A Greenville Drive defeated the Augusta Greenjackets 4-3:

Ashford Fulmer CF- 0 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .273.
Frandy De La Rosa 1B- 2 for 4.  BA= .254.
Dominic Mazza LHP- 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 K.  ERA= 5.73.
Cesar Yanez RHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 8.00.


  1. Sac led 6-1 going into the 9th inning, at home, when the wheels came off.
    Ryan Webb and Roberto Gomez gave up 6 runs, all earned, including a 2-out grand slam!
    Regarding Mac, he played most of Spring Training through late March and was hitting very well. He was off 3-4 weeks before playing, now, 15 games & 58 ABs for the River Cats.
    How many does it take?
    The SF OF is broken -- it needs a fire, at least a spark, maybe just a candle.
    Of course the FO knows what they're doing, and "the season is long," but -- news flash -- the hole is getting deeper and the mentality must be deteriorating.
    This has a way of growing on the psysche, the human spirit can only take so much.
    The season is getting out of hand!

  2. Looks like the Giants better get ready to sell. Might be a good thing to see what Mac, Ryder, Slater, Beede and others can do. Remember one year they did this and found Bill Mueller can play. Maybe they can get a couple of good young players for Cueto and Nunez to help replenish farm system. Don't think they have to completely blow it up, but it might help to get a little younger in certain areas. I'd be a little concerned though as to whether an inexperienced GM like Bobby Evans can handle even a 1 year rebuild.