Saturday, May 19, 2018

Down on the Farm: 5/18/2018

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the Salt Lake City Bees 7-3:

Steven Duggar CF- 1 for 5, 2B.  BA= .243.
Mac Williamson DH- 1 for 4, HR(7), BB.  BA= .465.
Austin Slater RF- 1 for 4, HR(3), BB.  BA= .385.
Hunter Pence LF- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .314.
Kyle Jensen 1B- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .201.
Chase d'Arnaud 2B- 3 for 5, HR(6), SB(9).  BA= .295.
Dereck Rodriguez RHP- 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.25.
Manny Parra LHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.87.

Big Mac starts his rehab assignment, but will Hunter Pence beat him back to AT&T Park?  After last night, it is apparent the Giants could use Mac's toonder in the lineup.  Is it time to try Chase d'Arnaud at 2B in SF? This was Dereck Rodriguez' 5'th consecutive QS.  He got it in a very difficult environment for pitchers.  He has a 35/5 K/BB in 31.2 IP in that span.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels vs Harrsburg Senators postponed due to inclement weather.


A+  Stockton Ports outlasted the San Jose Giants 3-2 in 10 innings:

Jalen Miller 2B- 2 for 5, SB(4).  BA= .298.
Sandro Fabian RF- 1 for 4, HR(3).  BA= .231.
Frandy De La Rosa 1B- 2 for 4.  BA= .262.
Matt Winn C- 2 for 4.  BA= .287.
Logan Webb RHP- 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.08.
DJ Myers RHP- 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.36.

Jalen Miller is a nice template for Sandro Fabian's development.  Love how Fabian is in the lineup day in and day out piling up those AB's.  He can repeat SJ next season at age 21 and hopefully break out like Miller is doing this year.....if he doesn't do it in the second half this year.  Logan Webb still seems to be on the 3 inning plan.  He tried to stretch it out earlier in the season. It did not go well.  DJ Myers left this game after facing 4 batters with an arm injury.


Low A Augusta Greenjackets edged out the Greenville Drive 2-1:

Orlando Garcia 2B- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .257.
Ryan Kirby 1B- 1 for 3, HR(5).  BA= .228.
Jason Bahr RHP- 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 11 K's.  ERA= 1.73.
Franklin Van Gurp RHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.43.

Not sure what Jason Bahr has left to prove in Augusta.  He needs stronger competition!


  1. Chase d'Arnaud and Dereck Rodriguez have the Giants' kiss-of-death-no-spot-on-the-40-man-roster position otherwise d'Arnaud could replace Miguel Gomez who is woefully overmatched (he had next-to-no time above AA -- needs some of the Doc's salt with the 'Cats) and/or Rodriguez could replace whom? -- is there a problem there other than consistency?
    With McCutchen's sudden adversion to getting a hit, Williamson-Slater-Pence look like an outfield, just not one a pitcher would want!

    1. Premature on Gomez? Sure had a good day yesterday -- hope he keeps it up! I love crow...

  2. The enduring inclement weather in the East may be the only thing that can cool off Luigi.
    Yesterday was the 3rd day in a row, and it's only slightly better today.