Friday, June 8, 2018

Down on the Farm: 6/7/2018

AAA  Oklahoma City Dodgers outscored the Sacramento River Cats 10-6:

Steven Duggar CF- 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB, SB(9).  BA= .277.
Austin Slater 1B- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .359.
Chris Shaw LF- 2 for 5, HR(11).  BA= .269.
Myles Schroder RF- 3 for 5, HR(4).  BA= .274.
Ray Black RHP- 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 5.91.
Pierce Johnson RHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Steven Duggar is hitting .316 since May 13 when his BA reached a nadir of .240.  He is hitting .390 over his last 10 games.  Duggar also had a couple of highlight reel defensive plays in this game with a a rocket throw for an assist and home plate and a diving catch in CF(thanks to Covechatter's Twitter feed for the videos).  Chris Shaw homered in his second game back after missing 18 games with a muscle strain.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels defeated the Trenton Thunder 6-3:

Chase Johnson RHP- 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's, GO/AO= 7/2.  ERA= 2.16.
Frank Rubio RHP- 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.50.
Caleb Simpson RHP- 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 1.27.

Frank Rubio comes up from Augusta to make his AA debut with mixed results.


A+  Stockton Ports scored 3 runs in the 9'th to tie and 2 more in the 10'th then hung on for the Win 11-10:

Bryce Johnson CF- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .260.
Jalen Miller 2B- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .307.
CJ Hinojosa SS- 3 for 5.  BA= .364.
Dylan Rheault RHP- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.30.


Low A  Greenville Drive topped the Augusta Greenjackets 5-4:

Heliot Ramos CF- 1 for 3, HR(5), 2 BB.  BA= .236.
Logan Baldwin RF- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .269.
Ryan Kirby 1B- 3 for 4, 2B, 3B, HR(9).  BA= .233.
Garrett Cave RHP- 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K's GO/AO- 8/2.  ERA= 3.17.
Camilo Doval RHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 5.14.

Ryan Kirby just needed a single to complete a cycle.


DSL  Giants tamed the Tigers2 9-5:

Ghordy Santos SS- 1 for 3, 2 BB, SB(2).  BA- .143.
Luis Toribio 3B- 2 for 4, HR(3), BB.  BA= .400.
Samuel Jorge 1B- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .391.
Richgelon Juliana CF- 2 for 5, 2B,  3B.  BA= .176.
Yohan Polanco RF- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .500.
Rodolfo Bone C- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .500.

Toribio, Juliana, Polanco and Bone are all in their first pro seasons.  Toribio and Polanco are 17 yo.  Juliana and Bone are 18.


  1. Maybe time for Duggar to come up and Jackson or Gorkys to go bye bye?

    1. JAX is not playing - writing is on the wall.

  2. Ray Black threw 14 pitches, gave up a 1B and a BB, got a ground out, and was removed.
    In came the guy the Giants kept instead of Snelten with 1 out and 2 runners on: Osich gave up a 2B and a BB, got 2 ground outs, and allowed both of Black's runners to score.
    Austin Slater, playing his 6th (career) game @ 1B got an unassisted DP. He's played every position on the field except P & C, has hit at every level, .359 this year @ Sacramento, and slashed .281/.357/.391 in 40 games for SF, but, with the Giants collective OF hitting about .250, he's paying dues for Sacramento.

    1. #FreeAustinSlater!!

      Why is Austin Jackson still playing? I think it's time for him to do a little "rehab" for a "strained thumb ligament" down in AAA until someone else falters. It's Slater Time. We need hitters!

    2. #FreeAustinSlater!

      I don't understand why Snelten was pushed out. Both Okert & Osich have been relief failures the past two years.

    3. I'm with RainBall. If I was Bochy, I'd "notice AJax has had a strained wrist or tweaked hamstring" - something that spells out "take a week long rest then head to Sacramento for the longest rehab assignment allowed under the CBA." We've seen enough of the guy and, frankly, if Hunter Pence is in the Giants plans, then at least spare us AJax.

      Andy in OC

    4. I'm with you all on Slater. Trying to figure out what the braintrust is up to.

      He was a SS in college. Didn't do much until his Jr. Year. Never hit for power. He hit 18 HRs for San Jose. But that's about the only power he's shown.

      I don't know. Are they trying to develop some power in him because the project him a corner OFer?

      Slater has done everything asked of him. It's a bit unreasonable to think his call hinges on his ability to produce the slugging expected from a corner position. But what else is it?

  3. Austin Jackson is hitting .308 with a .386 OBP over the last 30 days. That's exactly the type of production when we signed him to be our 4th OF -> He had a terrible start to the year starting everyday -> Fans don't see that he has really turned it around at the plate lately.

  4. Just a heads up for you Doc -

    If you watching this game or not: WOW, Hunter Pence is taking AWFUL, I mean absolutely atrocious angles on the balls being hit to him out there. It's rare that I get to watch a game - is this how he looks all the time now? The HR hit off of Sanchez, admittedly it went over the fence, but Hunter broke like 3 different directions before he almost fell over while trying to jump up to catch the ball at the top of the wall. If he had ran directly back towards the wall and timed the jump even REASONABLY well, he would have surely taken it back, and that is really disappointing. From the crack of the bat I thought it was a routine pop-up to the OF anyways, was totally shocked that it went out.

    Anyways, I was blown away how poor Pence looks out there tonight. Sad State of affairs, from where he used to be.

    1. It worries me that he has started two games over Mac this week. One is okay, but two or more shouldn't happen. Just let make get all his ABs for a solid month even if he has ups and downs