Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Down on the Farm: 8/1/2017

AAA  Sacramento River Cats shut out the New Orleans Baby Cakes 6-0:

Pablo Sandoval 3B- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .250.
Chris Shaw LF- 2 for 4, HR(11).  BA= .284.
Tim Federowicz C- 1 for 4, HR(6).  BA= .286.
Andrew Suarez LHP- 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.64.

-Baby Cakes?
-This was Suarez' 3'rd QS in a row.  He has allowed 3 R with 19 K's and 7 BB's in 20 IP over that span.


AA  Portlands Sea Dogs edged out the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-3:

CJ Hinojosa SS- 2 for 4.  BA= .242.
Tyler Herb RHP- 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.64.
Sam Coonrod RHP- 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.85.
Seth Rosin RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's. ERA= 3.86.

-Coonrod comes out of the bullpen and it does not go well.


High A  San Jose Giants blanked the Visalia Rawhide 2-0:

Steven Duggar RF- 0 for 2, 2 BB, SB(2).  BA= .245.
Grant Watson LHP- 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 3.02.
Caleb Simpson RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.60.
Carlos Diaz LHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, Save(1).  ERA= 2.53.

-This was Watson's 5'th QS in a row.  He has allowed just 5 R in 31 IP in that span.


Low A  Rome Braves defeated the Augusta Greenjackets 5-1:



Short Season  The NWL had their All-Star game.  The Volcanoes had several participants.  Nothing outstanding to report.


AZL  Padres squeaked past the Giants 1-0:

Sidney Duprey LHP- 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.10.
Greg Jacknewitz LHP- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.48.
John Gavin LHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's. ERA= 0.00.


DSL  Giants pounded the Padres 10-4:

Alexander Canario RF- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .302.
Franklin Labour 1B/LF- 3 for 5, 2B, HR(4).  BA= .305.
Samuel Jorge 3B- 3 for 4, 3B, BB.  BA= .227.
Gregory Santos RHP- 4 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.06.

-Santos makes his Giants organizational debut after being acquired from the Red Sox in the Nunez trade.


  1. Its beginning to look more and more likely that Coonrod has hit his "Sound Barrier" in Richmond this season and he stock as a prospect is on the decline. I had high hopes for him at the end of last season. Same goes for Tyler Beede, who is starting to make me think that he is just a higher velocity Chris Stratton. Is Suarez passing the inconsistent Beede as the top pitching prospect? Its going to be interesting to see who the Giants drop off their 40 man roster if they want to see Shaw or Suarez this September. That's even if they are thinking of doing that. I would guess Trevor Brown and Conor Giliaspie. Has anyone heard if Slater might be back for September or not?

  2. Looks like the Zephyrs changed their name to the New Orleans Baby Cakes in 2017 in honor of the king cake tradition for Mardi Gras:
    "Some sports teams around the area have also infused the tradition of the king cake baby into their teams. The Miami Marlins AAA minor league baseball affiliate, formerly known as the New Orleans Zephyrs, changed their name to the New Orleans Baby Cakes, starting in the 2017 season. The New Orleans Pelicans introduced the King Cake Baby as a second mascot during games around Mardi Gras, to accompany their main mascot, Pelican Pierre."