Monday, June 29, 2015

Down on the Farm: 6/28/2015

AAA  Las Vegas 51's edged out the Sacramento River Cats 4-3:

Kevin Frandsen(3B)- 2 for 5.  BA= .298.
Ryan Lollis(1B)- 3 for 4, HR(2), BB.  BA= .337.
Chris Stratton(RHP)- 8 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K's, GO/AO= 10/5.  ERA= 1.65.

Free Ryan Lollis!  Sup with Chris Stratton?  This may have been his best start as a professional.  Is it possible that he's been "working on stuff" all this time and just now doing whatever he needs to get hitters out?


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels vs New Britain Rock Cats postponed due to wet grounds.


High A  Modesto Nuts topped the San Jose Giants 9-4:

Seth Harrison(CF)- 2 for 5, 2B, SB(6).  BA= .285.
Brian Ragira(DH-LF)- 1 for 3, HR(5), BB.  BA= .210.
Brandon Bednar(2B-SS)- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .227.
Jose Reyes(RHP)- 3.2 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 11.65.
Martin Agosta(RHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 5.34.

Jose Reyes promotion to San Jose just hasn't gone well.  Agosta comes out of the bullpen, maybe due to disruption of rotation by all-star break or maybe they want to limit his innings this year?


Low A  Rome Braves defeated the Augusta Greenjackets 6-4:

Johneshwy Fargas(CF)- 1 for 2, BB, 2 HBP, 2 SB(33).  BA= .298.
Jeremy Sy(SS)- 2 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .242.
Matt Gage(LHP)- 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K's.   ERA= 5.03.
Carlos Diaz(LHP)- 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.30.
Touki Toussaint(RHP, Braves)- 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 5 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.08.

Fargas continues to fill up the boxscores for Augusta.  Those are some Crickian numbers for Touki.  It's going to be interesting to follow how his and Tyler Beede's pro careers play out.


Short Season  Spokane Indians blanked the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 8-0:

Jarret Leverett(RHP)- 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.42.
Ryan Halstead(RHP)- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Leverett looks like an undrafted FA sign.  Halstead was the Giants 21'st round selection this year.  He's a closer out of Indiana U with big K numbers.


Rookie AZL  Giants pounded the Cubs 11-6:

Jalen Miller(SS)- 2 for 5.  BA= .353.
Dillon Dobson(2B)- 2 for 5, 2B, 3B.  BA= .222.
Matt Winn(Catcher)- 1 for 4, HR(1), BB.  BA= .250.
Nathanael Javier(3B)- 1 for 5, HR(1).  BA= .200.
Stetson Woods(RHP)- 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.17.
Tyler Cyr(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Dobson is a 23'rd round selection out of Appalachian St.  Winn is a 14'th round draft pick out of  VMI. Tyler Cyr is the Giants 10'th round pick out of an NAIA school.


DSL  Giants were idle.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Game Wrap 6/28/2015: Giants 6 Rockies 3

Matt Duffy once again led the offense for the Giants which finally gave Madison Bumgarner some support to win the rubber game of the weekend series against the Rockies.  Key Lines:

Matt Duffy- 3 for 4, 2B, 3B, HR(8).  BA= .303.  Duffy probably should have had another double which would not have given him a cycle.  He hit a line drive down the 1B line that ticked off Wilin Rosario's glove and rolled down into the bullpen area.  The ump called it foul.  Replays seemed to clearly show the ball changing direction at the point where it passed Rosario's glove and the glove seemed to be clearly inside the foul line.  The replay officials upheld the call on the field.  The explanation was they could not tell for certain if the glove was inside the line or not.  Oh well!  Duffy still had a stupendously good day at the plate and is starting to get some national recognition and even some declarations of fantasy baseball relevance.

Buster Posey- 2 for 4.  BA= .300.  Buster was again the big Ribeye man driving in Duffy after his triple and later drove in Bumgarner and Duffy after Duffy's double.  When Duffy moved into the 3-hole, he admitted he was a big overwhelmed by the responsibility.  Buster told him to just be himself and not try to do too much.  Buster has backed up those words by stepping up his RBI game.

Brandon Crawford- 1 for 4, HR(10).  BA= .275.  Crawford seems to be a bit of an instigator when it comes to friendly rivalries within the team.  He told Duffy, that the Duffman was getting to close in the HR total.  Sure enough, Crawford hit one out to take a 2 dinger lead.

Madison Bumgarner- 2 for 3, HR(2).  BA= .235.  Bumgarner is growing as a hitter.  When he first started hitting HR's, he just went up there and swung as hard as he could at 3 pitches.  If he connected, it was a HR.  If he didn't, he walked back to the dugout and sat down.  Now, you can really see him being selective with the pitches and and taking much more controlled swings, albeit with just as much power and just as much enthusiasm, but if you watch his AB's, you can see and feel the difference.

Madison Bumgarner- 7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 2.99.  Nolan Arenado touched him up for a 2 run dinger in the first inning, but he settled down after that and the Giants offense picked him up.

The Win left the Giants still 1 game behind the NL West leading Dodgers who topped the Marlins 2-0 behind Zack Greinke.  The Giants now lead the race for the second Wild Card playoff spot by 1.5 games.

The Giants have a travel day tomorrow before starting a series in Miami on Tuesday, June 30.  Ryan Vogelsong gets the call in game 1 facing the hated Mat Latos.

Down on the Farm: 6/27/2015

AAA  Las Vegas 51's defeated the Sacramento River Cats 7-1:

Hector Sanchez(Catcher)- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .261.
Darren Ford(CF)- 2 for 3, 3B, HR(7), BB.  BA= .262.
Ty Blach(LHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K's, GO/AO= 4.27.
Josh Osich(LHP)- 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.

Blach's peripheral numbers look good.  Josh Osich has a successful AAA debut.  Has he moved ahead of Steven Okert on the lefty reliever depth chart?  Osich was drafted in the 6'th round of the 2011 draft. That is turning out to be a pretty good draft.  Panik and Susac were taken in rounds 1 and 2 with Kyle Crick sandwiched in between in the supplemental first round.  In addition to Osich, Kelby Tomlinson, Clayton Blackburn and Joe Biagini are progressing toward a future MLB gig.  Other 2011 draftees still in the organization include Ray Black, Jack Snodgrass, Phil McCormick, Ricky Oropesa and several others.


AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels vs New Britain Rock Cats suspended after 3 innings with score 0-0.

Matt Lujan(LHP)- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.

Neither team had a hit up to when the game was suspended.  Lujan had 3 perfect innings.


High A  San Jose Giants cracked the Modesto Nuts 6-5:

Ryder Jones(3B)- 2 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .290.
Daniel Carbonell(LF)- 2 for 4, HR(1), SB(1).  BA= .364.
Chase Johnson(RHP)- 6.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K's, GO/AO= 8/1.  ERA= 3.36.

So far, Ryder Jones has avoided the mid-season fatigue.  Carbonell seems to have benefitted from a change of scenery.  Chase Johnson seems to have found some consistency this season.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets pounded the Rome Braves 10-2:

Aramis Garcia(Catcher)- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .239.
Skyler Ewing(1B)- 2 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .235.
Dylan Davis(DH)- 2 for 5, HR(1).  BA= .238.
Will Callaway(2B)- 3 for 4, 2 2B, HR(2), BB.  BA= .266.
Brennan Metzger(LF)- 1 for 1, 3 BB, HBP.  BA= .500.
Pat Young(RHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.68.
Rodolfo Martinez(RHP)- 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 3.42.
Reyes Maronta(RHP)- 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 4.86.

Thanks to Covechatter for posting a couple of tweets that had Martinez and Maronta both hitting the upper 90's with their FB's.


Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes buried the Spokane Indians 12-3:

Ronnie Jebavy(CF)- 1 for 5, HR(2).  BA= .250.
Chris Shaw(1B)- 2 for 5.  BA= .400.
Miguel Gomez(3B)- 2 for 5, HR(1).  BA= .351.
CJ Hinojosa(SS)- 2 for 5.  BA= .250.
Jose Vizcaino, Jr(DH)- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .333.
Michael Connolly(RHP)- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.38.

Chris Shaw has a successful pro debut.  Keep an eye out for Miguel Gomez.  Looks like he can hit!


AZL  Cubs cuffed the Giants 11-4:

Jalen Miller(SS)- 1 for 3, BB, Sac., SB(2).  BA= .333.
Byron Murray(LF)- 2 for 4, 2 2B, SB(1).  BA= .345.
Evan Potter(3B)- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .389.
Julio Benitez(RHP)- 3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.00.
Jose Morel(RHP)- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

Byron Murray looks like he can hit a little.


First round draft pick, Phil Bickford, has signed on the dotted line.  He'll get the tour of AT&T Park today then report initially to camp in Arizona.  I expect we'll see him in the Salem-Keizer Boxscores before the summer is done.  Looks like a terrific draft for the Giants!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Game Wrap 6/27/2015: Giants 7 Rockies 5

The Rockies have a scare middle of the lineup, but today the Giants 3, 4 and 5 hitters, Matt Duffy, Buster Posey and Andrew Susac drove in all 7 of the Giants runs in a come-from-behind win at AT&T Park.  Key Lines:

Matt Duffy- 3 for 4, 2B, HR(7).  BA= .294.  Wow!  We here at When the Giants Come To Town knew Duffy was good awhile back when he was still in the minors, but he just keeps growing right in front of our eyes!  The power is for real with a wiry strength that gives him tremendous leverage on the ball.  He also has an incredible mental approach.  Case in point:  After hitting the HR to left-center earlier in the game agains the soft-tossing lefty, he came up against Rafael Betancourt who is well known to wear out the outside corner of the plate.  So, what does Matt Duffy do?  He shoots one down the RF line into the corner for a double!  Matt Duffy!!

Buster Posey- 2 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .297.  Buster drilled a double off the CF wall that a fan interfered with.  The hit drove in 2 runs to tie the game at 3.  The Rockies appealed.  On replay, it was ruled that the fan indeed interfered, but both runs would have scored anyway.  Buster now has 9 big Ribeyes in his last 4 games.

Andrew Susac- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .288.  Susac came up with the bases loaded and the Giants trailing by a run.  Rafael Betancourt had intentionally walked Buster Posey with an open base.  Susac got a rare Betancourt pitch in the inner half and hammered it down the 3B line clearing the bases.  Susac also made several fine athletic defensive plays and nursed Santiago Casilla through a very tough and rocky 9'th inning.  Between Susac's growth and the injuries, Susac has forced the issue, proving to the Giants that having him catch, with Buster moving to 1B and Belt to LF is the best option, at least until Aoki and Pence come back.

Casey McGehee- 0 for 1, GIDP(15).  BA= .213.  McGehee was sent up to PH for with 1 out and runners at first and second.  You just knew the outcome of that AB!  McGehee now has 15 GIDP's in 138 PA's.  AJ Pierzynzki holds the record with 27, but those 27 came in 510 PA's.  Just for a point of reference, McGehee is on a pace for 61 in 600 PA's, which of course he will not get this season.  I know Casey is a good guy.  I know the Giants have $4 M invested in him.  I believe he is giving it 100% out there.  It just isn't happening for him.  He can only play 1 position that has been totally taken over by Matt Duffy.  He is a liability as a PH anytime there is a runner at first base.  I have to believe that either Kelby Tomlinson or Ehire Adrianza would be more valuable if nothing else for their speed and ability to play more than 1 position.  Time to call it a sunk cost and move on.  The kids have delivered for the Giants time and again.  Let's give another one a shot.

Tim Lincecum- 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.13.  Hate to say it, but the liner Timmy took off his right forearm might be what won this game for the Giants.   There is no telling how many runs the Rockies might have scored had he stayed in the game!  After the game, Bochy pretty much said Timmy didn't have it and all but said he was going to be put on the DL, as much to clear his head as to heal the forearm.  That solves at least one dilemma the Giants have with Matt Cain and Jake Peavy coming back.  Since pitching 7 shutout innings against the Dodgers on May 20, Timmy has a 7.53 ERA over the next 7 games with 0 QS's and just one game in which he completed 6 IP.  We'll see if some time off followed by a probable move to the bullpen helps but this looks like it might be about it for Timmy's career as a San Francisco Giant, great as it has been.

Yusmeiro Petit- 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 4.11.  Petit has been the forgotten man in the Giants bullpen, but this is why they keep him around.  Yes, he gave up 2 runs later in his appearance that put the Giants behind again, but he stopped the early bleeding, limited the damage and burned up a bunch if innings.

George Kontos- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 1.66.  Kontos continues to be a workhorse in middle relief and get the job done.  Where would the Giants be without his contributions this year?

Sergio Romo- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.01.  Romo looked much healthier today, so his trick knee must have settled down quickly as it has in the past.

Santiago Casilla- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, Save(20)- ERA= 2.17.  Casilla was wild early in the 9'th inning and issued a leadoff walk to Charlie Blackmon.  The key AB of the inning was Tulo's in which Casilla threw 6 consecutive curveballs around about 3 mound conferences with Andrew Susac.  High drama!  He gutted through the inning and thanks to some great positioning by Crawford to rob CarGo on a shot up the middle, got the Save and the Giants got the Win.

The Win drew the Giants to 1 game behind the Dodgers in the NL West as Clayton Kershaw was, once again, a hard luck loser, this time against Miami.  Kershaw struck out 9 and allowed 1 ER but 2 more unearned runs cost him a 3-2 loss.  The Giants are tied with the Cubs for the final Wild Card playoff spot with the Cubs trailing the Cardinals 6-1 in their game.

Madison Bumgarner goes for the series win tomorrow afternoon facing Kyle Kendrick.

Down on the Farm: 5/26/2015

AAA  Las Vegas 51's doubled the score on the Sacramento River Cats 6-3:

Jarrett Parker(LF)- 2 for 4.  BA= .275.
Kevin Frandsen(3B)- 3 for 4.  BA= .300.
Mac Williamson(RF)- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .333.
Jake Peavy(RHP)- 6 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 1 BB, 5 K's, GO/AO= 7/1.  ERA= 6.12.

It was 110 degrees at game time with a 10 MPH wind blowing out to CF and the 51's jumped on Peavy for 5 runs in the first frame.  He settled down after that and Pitched shutout ball in innings 3-6.  Gotta wonder if Peavy is an upgrade on what the Giants currently have in the rotation, though.


AA  Trenton Thunder blanked the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-0:

Austin Slater(2B)- 1 for 3, BB.  BA= .333.

Slater has a successful AA debut.


High A  Modesto Nuts topped the San Jose Giants 4-3 in 10 innings:

Seth Harrison(CF)- 3 for 4, 3B, HBP.  BA= .283.
Tyler Horan(RF)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .221.
Christian Jones(LHP)- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.67.
Jake Smith(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 2.74.


Low A  Rome Braves outlasted the Augusta Greenjackets 3-2 in 10 innings:

Johneshwy Fargas(CF)- 2 for 5, SB(31).  BA= .298.
Jonah Arenado(3B)- 2 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .274.
Skyler Ewing(1B)- 2 for 5.  BA= .230.
Dylan Davis(RF)- 2 for 5.  BA= .224.
Chris Johnson(RHP)- 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 5.40.
Jake McCasland(RHP)- 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.19.


Short Season  Spokane Indians defeated the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4-1:

Ronnie Jebavy(CF)- 1 for 3, BB, SB(1).  BA= .286.
Mark Nelson(RF)- 1 for 3, HR(1).  BA= .143.
Andrew Leenhouts(LHP)- 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 0.69.

Jebavy is already showing off his 5 tools in his first 2 pro games with a HR in game 1 and a SB in this one.  I think Nelson much be an undrafted FA out of Florida Atlantic.  This is Leenhouts' 3'rd rodeo in Salem-Keizer.


Rookie AZL  Indians outscored the Giants 8-5:

Ashford Fulmer(DH)- 1 for 2, BB, HBP, 2 SB(2).  BA= .200.
Roger Edwards(RF)- 1 for 1, 3 BB, SB(1).  BA= .
Dylan Brooks(RHP)- 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 7/0.  ERA= 2.25.

Mikey Edie drew a walk and stole his 4'th base in this one.  Edwards was the Giants 40'th round pick in this year's draft.


DSL  Giants pounded the Rojos 12-4:

Sandro Fabian(RF, 17 yo)- 2 for 5, 2B, HBP.  BA= .250.
Robinson Medrano(1B, 19 yo)- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(3).  BA= .356.
Beicker Mendoza(LF, 17 yo)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .250.
Manuel Geraldo(2B, 18 yo)- 3 for 6, 2B, SB(10).  BA= .330.
Jesus Tona(Catcher, 19 yo)- 1 for 3, 3B, 2 BB, SB(1).  BA= .364.
Raffi Vizcaino(RHP)- 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.46.

Game Wrap 6/26/2015: Rockies 8 Giants 6

This was a tight game for 5 innings, then it became a hitting contest.  Those usually don't go well for the Giants and do go well for the Rockies.   Key Lines:

Joe Panik- 3 for 4, BB.  BA= .316.  Panik has reached base 8 of 10 PA's in the last 2 games.  He is hitting .335 over his last 30 games.  First Giant to reach an fWAR of 3.0 this season.

Andrew Susac- 1 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .276.  Susac put the first run on the board when he got a hanging pitch on the inner half of the plate and hammered it.  He's got an amazingly short, powerful stroke up there.  If Belt proves he can play an adequate LF for extended period, the Susac at catcher, Posey at first with Belt in LF could be the Giants best lineup, at least  until Aoki and Pence get back.

TIm Hudson- 6.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K's, GO/AO= 9/1.  ERA= 4.68.  First off, Huddy was really good for 5 innings as the peripherals, along with just 5 hits up to that point, show.  2 of the 5 runs were inherited runners allowed in by Javier Lopez who uncharacteristically allowed hits to two LH batters, but Huddy stayed in this game too long, plain and simple.  It's probably past time to institute the first baserunner after the 5'th inning rule for when to take Huddy out of games.  On the other hand, the bullpen did not do its job in this game either.

Javier Lopez- 0.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 1.69.  Lopez has been terrific this season, but has failed to retire a batter in his last two appearances.  He is generally Kryptonite for LH batters, but he made a mistake pitch that CarGo pulled into the RF corner.  After an intentional walk to the red hot Arenado, he gave up a single to Ben Paulsen, who is wearing the Giants out, and this time was all but over.

The Loss dropped the Giants to 2 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West.  They stayed 0.5 games behind the Cubs, who lost to the Cardinals 3-2, in the race for the 2'nd Wild Card playoff spot.

Tim Lincecum tries to even the series this afternoon against lefty Chris Rusin.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Down on the Farm: 6/25/2015

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the Fresno Grizzlies 7-5:

Ryan Lollis(LF)- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .323.
Ehire Adrianza(SS)- 3 for 5, SB(6).  BA= .321.
Hector Sanchez(Catcher)- 2 for 5, HR(3).  BA= .239.
Jarrett Parker(DH)- 3 for 5.  BA= .270.
Matt Cain(RHP)- 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.02.

Matt Cain's next start will be in the majors barring any physical setbacks.


AA  Trenton Thunder blanked the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-0 in a rain shortened game:

Kelby Tomlinson(2B)- 1 for 2, 2B.  BA= .324.
Kyle Crick(RHP)- 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.00.
Joan Gregorio(RHP)- 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.30.

Tomlinson reportedly tweeted that he and Mac Willamson are headed to Sacramento.  The wheels seem to have come off for Kyle Crick.


High A  Modesto Nuts topped the San Jose Giants 5-2:

Christian Arroyo(SS)- 2 for 4.  BA= .306.
Tommy Hanson(RHP)- 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 2.25.

No word on the reason for Hanson's early exit.  Hunter Cole is reportedly headed to Richmond along with Austin Slater.


Low A  Augusta Greenjackets outlasted the Rome Braves 3-2 in 12 innings:

Johneswhy Fargas(CF)- 2 for 4, 2 BB.  BA= .296.
Aramis Garcia(Catcher)- 4 for 6.  BA= .235.
DJ Snelton(LHP)- 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K's.  ERA= 3.72.
Carlos Diaz(LHP)- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 2.55.

Garcia is hitting .303 over his last 10 games.


Short Season  Hillsboro Hops outscored the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4-1:

Ronnie Jebavy(CF)- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .250.
Nolan Riggs(RHP)- 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 2.55.

Jebavy makes his pro debut a successful one with the dinger.  CJ Hinojosa and Jose Vizcaino, Jr. also started for the Volcanoes in this game.  I'm thinking we may see some releases pretty soon with the 2015 draftees moving onto the roster.  Chris Shaw is on his way.


Rookie AZL  Giants downed the Indians 4-2:

Jalen Miller(SS)- 2 for 4, BB, SB(1).  BA= .500.
Mikey Edie(CF)- 3 for 4, HBP, 3 SB(3).  BA= .294.
Byron Murray(LF)- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .350.
Kevin Rivera(2B)- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .571.
Jordan Johnson(RHP)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.00.
Luis Pino(RHP)- 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 2.79.

Lots of good things going on here as the teenagers lead the way on offense.  Jalen Miller has a successful pro debut at the plate, but makes 2 errors in the field.  This is Pino's 3'rd AZL season, but he is just 20 years old.


DSL  Giants pounded the Rojos 9-5:

Robinson Medrano(RF, 19 yo)- 2 for 2.  BA= .353.
Francisco Medina(3B, 17 yo)- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .280.
Manuel Geraldo(SS, 18 yo)- 1 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .318.
Luis Amaya(LHP, 16 yo)- 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 1.32.