Thursday, April 12, 2018

Down on the Farm: 4/11/2018

AAA  the Sacramento River Cat bludgeoned the Reno Aces 18-4:

Alen Hanson 2B- 2 for 4, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .375.
Chase d'Arnaud 3B- 3 for 6, 2B, 2 HR(2).  BA= .286.
Chris Shaw LF- 5 for 6, HR(2).  BA= .333.
Mac Williamson RF- 1 for 5, HR(3), BB.  BA= .500.
Austin Slater CF- 2 for 4, 3B, 2 BB.  BA= .389.
Ryder Jones 1B- 2 for 5, 2B. BA= .263.
Hector Sanchez C- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .313.
Casey Kelly RHP- 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 1.00.

Nice game for padding the old stat line. Boxscore says there was a 13 MPH wind out to CF.  Kelly makes a strong start. He's got 13 K's in 9 IP in 2 starts so far.


AA  Hartford Yard Goats defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 3-1:

Jonah Arenado 3B- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .200.
Shaun Anderson RHP- 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.27.

QS by Anderson with strong peripherals.


A+  San Jose Giants destroyed the Lancaster Jethawks 18-6:

Bryce Johnson CF- 3 for 7, SB(2).  BA= .276.
Jalen Miller 2B- 5 for 7, 2B, 3B, HR(1), SB(1).  BA= .400.
Wander Franco SS- 3 for 7, 2B.  BA= .185.
Gio Brusa 1B- 4 for 6, 2B, 3B, HR(2).  BA= .348.
Frandy De La Rosa 3B- 4 for 6.  BA= .280.
Sandro Fabian RF- 4 for 6.  BA= .280.
Logan Webb RHP- 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's, GO/AO= 7/0.  ERA= 2.25.
DJ Myers RHP- 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 5.63.

As I was driving home from work last night, it was very breezy and I noticed a lot of palm fronds      in the streets.  The thought crossed my mind, "I wonder how many runs they're going to score in Lancaster tonight?"  Well, the boxscore says the wind was blowing out to CF at 25 MPH and you can see the result.  Great night to pad the stat line.

Jalen Miller and Gio Brusa both hit for the cycle.  The last time 1 San Jose player hit for the cycle was 9 years ago, Thomas Neal in Lancaster.  In the entire history of MLB, there have been only 2 instances of players on different teams hitting for the cycle in 1 day.  Teammates have never done it.

All that makes Logan Webb's 3 innings of work all the more impressive.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets topped the Greensboro Grasshoppers 5-2:

Malique Ziegler LF- 1 for 4, 3B.  BA= .385.
Heliot Ramos CF- 1 for 4, SB(1).  BA= .185.
Ryan Kirby 1B- 1 for 3, HR(2), BB.  BA= .160.
Jacob Gonzalez 3B- 1 for 3, HR(1), BB, SB(1).  BA= .241.
Manuel Geraldo SS- 1 for 3, 2B, SB(2).  BA= .250.
Logan Baldwin RF- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .174.
Garrett Cave RHP- 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 6 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.25.
Olbis Parra RHP- 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.38.
Frank Rubio RHP- 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.84.

Contributions from multiple batters.  Cave was, I guess, effectively wild.  This was Rubio's third appearance.  He's struck out 8 batters in 6.1 IP with 2 BB's.


  1. A Thomas Neal mention!!! I had high hopes that he would be the next great LF bopper for the Giants. Alas, it was not to be.

    It's a good set of offenses around the Giants MiL system right now, this is encouraging for a few of these guys. Shaw needs to keep it up, he's already had a few O-fers already if I'm not mistaken, but Jalen Miller and Mac Williamson are looking very strong right now and those are two guys that could take a huge leap in the eyes of the org this year. Let's pray!!

    Some good pitching lines too, mostly guys I'm not familiar with particularly. Garret Williams always just makes me think of Garret Broshius, who's a rocking attorney now (Fair wages for MiL players!!!) but was a journeyman then. I gotta read up a bit... Shaun Anderson? Casey Kelly??? Man, where'd these guys come from..?

    1. Garrett Wiliams has always had a way higher ceiling than Garrett Broshuis. Casey Kelly was once a highly ranked pitching prospect for the Red Sox and Padres. Shaun Anderson came over from the Red Sox in the Eduardo Nunez trade. He's a horse and a definite prospect.

    2. Ahh, that's where Shaun Anderson came from, thank you for the reminder on him and the brief update on all those guys. Some solid prospect's for each actually. Very good, thanks DocB.

    3. I remember Casey Kelly as a two-way player when he was drafted; I picked him up in my legacy fantasy league long ago, to be part of my farm system. So I've always had high hopes for him (even if my league ended long ago...), and get to geek out on him now that he's with the Giants. But he's really old now, I think 29 YO, so my best hopes right now is that he can be a long reliever who can also bring a bat off the bench (but his hitting days ended pretty fast, after one season; I'm hoping that the skills are still latent there, waiting to be tapped).