Monday, July 24, 2017

Down on the Farm: 7/23/2017

AAA  Tacoma Rainiers defeated the Sacramento River Cats 7-4:

Tim Federowicz C- 3 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .305.

-Giants should trade Nick Hundley, not because Fedex is better, but Hundley will be a FA, could contribute to a pennant run and Fedex is a more than adequate replacement.

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AA Richmond Flying Squirrels downed the Akron Rubber Ducks 4-2:

Slade Heathcott CF- 1 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .263.
CJ Hinojosa SS- 4 for 5.  BA= .305.
Jerry Sands DH- 1 for 4, HR(2), BB.  BA= .295.
Brandon Bednar 3B- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .272.
Cory Taylor RHP- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.53.

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High A  Rancho Cucamonga Quakes leveled the San Jose Giants 5-0:

Michael Connolly RHP- 7 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 4.47
Will LaMarche RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 1.98.

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Low A  Hagerstown Suns scorched the Augusta Greenjackets 9-1:

Jean Angomas CF/2B- 2 for 4.  BA= .232.
Michael Bernal SS- 2 for 2, 2B, HBP.  BA= .256.

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Short Season  Vancouver Canadians outscored the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 8-3:

Ryan Kirby 1B- 1 for 3, HR(4), HBP.  BA= .319.
Stetson Woods RHP- 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 11/1.  ERA= 1.97.

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AZL  Giants vs Royals PPD.

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DSL  Giants were idle.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Game Wrap 7/23/2017: Padres 5 Giants 2

Another game, another loss.  Ty Blach pitched a really good game....except for those 5 batters in the 4'th inning.  Giants offense was not up to pick him up.  Key Lines:

Eduardo Nunez 3B- 3 for 4.  BA= .305.  Hopefully that shiny BA will attract some deadline shoppers who won't notice the baserunning miscue.

Miguel Gomez 2B- 2 for 4.  BA= .250.  I only watched the first 3 innings but I saw Gomez make a couple of nice plays at 2B.

Brandon Crawford SS- 0 for 4.  BA= .228
Hunter Pence RF- 0 for 4.  BA= .247.  Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford should be batting 7'th and 8'th until they prove they are worthy of a higher spot.  2 black holes in the lineup right now.

Ty Blach LHP- 7 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 4.50.  4 of the 8 hits and the BB were given up to 5 consecutive batters in the 4'th inning.  With 1 out, Blach walked a batter, then double, double, double, single, all line drives.  I cannot blame that on BABIP luck because line drives.  Was Blach distracted by thinking about the walk?  Was he upset with the ump?  Did he temporarily lose his mechanics because of having to go to the stretch?  Many Sabers would say it's just a string of bad sequencing luck but we've seen it from multiple Giants pitchers over and over this year.  If 3 of the 4 hits were grounders or bloopers, I'd would say BABIP luck without hesitation, but 4 consecutive line drives is tough to reconcile.

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The Pirates come to town tomorrow with Matt Cain facing Gerrit Cole.

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Food for Thought:  League average R/G has risen from 4.07 in 2014 to 4.67 in 2017. If the Giants were to score exactly 4 runs every game, they would be a sub-.500 team by a pretty big margin.

Down on the Farm: 7/22/2017

AAA  Tacoma Rainiers defeated the Sacramento River Cats 4-1:

Ryder Jones 3B- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .301.
Andrew Suarez LHP- 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.69.

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AA  Akron Rubber Ducks downed the Richmond Flying Squirrels 5-4:

Slade Heathcott CF- 2 for 3, 2 BB, SB(7).  BA= .263.
Jerry Sands 1B- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .296.
Dylan Davis LF- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .233.

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High A  Rancho Cucamonga Quakes beat the San Jose Giants 5-4:

Steven Duggar RF- 2 for 3, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .276.
Bryan Reynolds LF- 4 for 5.  BA= .313.
Heath Slatton RHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 9.62.

-After hitting .253 in April, Reynolds has gone .340 in May, .322 on June and .339 in July.

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Low A  Augusta Greenjackets cooled off the Hagerstown Suns 8-3:

Cristian Paulino 3B- 3 for 5, 2B, SB(19).  BA= .293.
Jean Angomas RF- 3 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .223.
Kelvin Beltre 2B- 3 for 4.  BA= .264.
Jose Vizcaino Jr - 2 for 4, 2B, HR(1).  BA= .230.
Dominic Mazza LHP- 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.36.
Sandro Cabrera LHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 3.61.
Patrick Ruotolo RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 1.67.

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Short Season  Vancouver Canadians topped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 7-6:

Malique Ziegler CF- 1 for 4, 2B, BB, SB(15).  BA= .321.
Shane Matheny 3B- 1 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .346.
Bryce Johnson LF- 2 for 5.  BA= .339.
Michael Sexton DH- 2 for 4.  BA= .241.
Dalton Combs RF- 2 for 3, HBP.  BA= .217.

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AZL  Giants outscored the Royals 11-7:

Heliot Ramos DH- 4 for 6, 2B, 3B. BA= .397.
Jose Layer CF- 3 for 5, BB.  BA= .538.
Beicker Mendoza 1B- 2 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .371.
Kevin Rivera 2B- 2 for 5.  BA= .286.

-Heliot Ramos continues to impress.
-Jose Layer had hit very well in very limited opportunities.

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DSL  Giants vs D'Backs PPD.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Game Wrap 7/22/2017: Giants 5. Padres 4

The Giants overcame one bad inning by Matt Moore to survive long enough for Nick Hundley's walkoff hit in the 12'th inning.  Key Lines:

Gorkys Hernandez CF/LF- 1 for 4, 2 BB.  BA= .246.  Gorkys gets on base 3 times from the leadoff position in the batting order.

Eduardo Nunez SS/3B- 3 for 5, 2B, BB.  BA= .299.  Whatever Nunez' maximum trade value is, the Giants should be able to get it with the way he is playing since coming off the DL.

Nick Hundley C- 2 for 5, Sac.  BA= .261.  Hundley is a FA after the season, so the Giants should be trying to trade him too.  Seems like he could be a starting C for more than 1 team.

Matt Moore LHP- 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 5.82.  One bad inning.  Otherwise a very strong start.  He may have been thinking about Wil Myers' leadoff HR in the 4'th inning when he allowed the other 3 runs to score.

Albert Suarez RHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.  Suarez went 2 strong innings to give an exhausted bullpen a break.

Hunter Strickland RHP- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.   ERA= 2.45.  Not sure if the Giants are looking to trade Strick but he should have recouped some of his trade value in this appearance after getting roughed up yesterday.

Josh Osich LHP- 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 3.77.  Osich has pitched 7 scoreless innings over 7 appearances with 7 K's and 1 BB, in July.

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Ty Blach tries to gain a split in the 4 game series tomorrow facing Dinelson Lamet.

Down on the Farm: 7/21/2017

AAA  Tacoma Rainiers outlasted the Sacramento River Cats 4-3 in 10 innings:

Ryder Jones 3B- 2 for 4, SB(6).  BA= .300.
Tim Federowicz C- 2 for 3, HR(5), BB.  BA= .296.
Jose Flores RHP- 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.68.

-Welcome back Ryder Jones from the hand injury.

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AA Akron Rubber Ducks defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-2:

Jeff Arnold C- 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .185.
Dando Moreno SS- 1 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .194.
Sam Conrad RHP- 6.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 4.39.
Tyler Cyr RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K. ERA= 2.41.

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High A  Rancho Cucamonga Quakes shook the San Jose Giants 6-1:

Ryan Howard SS- 2 for 4.  BA= .329.
Bryan Reynolds RF- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .305.
Jake McCasland RHP- 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 10 K's.  ERA= 5.04.

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Low A  Delmarva Shorebirds edged out the Augusta Greenjackets 4-3:

Ashford Fulmer CF- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .239.
Kelvin Beltre 2B- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .258.
Caleb Baragar LHP- 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 4.75.

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Short Season  Salem-Keizer Volcanoes outscored the Vancouver Canadians 12-6:

Malique Ziegler CF- 1 for 4, 3B, BB.  BA= .323.
Bryce Johnson LF- 1 for 2, 2 BB, SB(9).  BA= .333.
Ryan Kirby 1B- 3 for 4, 2B, SB(6).  BA= .326.
Orlando Garcia 2B- 1 for 2, 2 BB, SF.  BA= .344.
Alejandro De La Rosa RHP- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 5.28.

-The 8 K's tell me there is some upside to De La Rosa.

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AZL  Brewers beat the Giants 8-2:

Heliot Ramos CF- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .368.
Jose Layer DH- 1 for 3, 2B, SB(1). BA= .500.
Francisco Medina SS- 1 for 3, 2B.  BA= .222.
Camilo Doval RHP- 3.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 4.35.
John Gavin LHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.

-There is a nice scouting report on Camilo Doval on Giant Potential.  Look it up.
-John Gavin has a successful pro debut.

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DSL  Giants vs D'Backs suspended after the D'Backs took a 2-1 lead in the top of the 6'th inning.

Game Wrap 7/21/2017: Padres 12 Giants 9

The Giants rode a roller coaster in this game blowing a 6-2 lead built in the first 4 innings, scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 9'th inning to tie it only to lose it by giving up a 3-spot in the 11'th.  Key Lines:

Brandon Crawford SS- 2 for 5.  BA= .229.  Crawford is hitting .217 in July.

Hunter Pence RF= 3 for 5, 2B, SB(1).  BA= .252.  Pence also had an assist from the OF in this game.  He is hitting just .190 in July.

Conor Gillespie PH- 1 for 1, HR(1).  BA= .190.  Gillespie is 5 for 12 in July with 2 2B, and a dinger.

Jeff Samardzija RHP- 4.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 5.05.  Samardzija seemed to be in good shape with a 6-2 lead going to the 5'th inning, then the roof caved in.  He could not get out off the inning and a parade of Giants relievers kept pouring gasoline on the fire over the next 3 innings until the Padres had scored 7 unanswered runs.

Hector Sanchez C(Padres)- 3 for 6, 2B, HR(7).  BA= .242.  Hector is 7 for 18 against the Giants this year.  He has 15 total hits on the season.   He is 8 for 44 agains the rest of the league.  4 of his 7 dingers have come against the Giants.  SSS randomness or "ownage"?

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Matt Moore tries to break the Padres spell today against Luis Perdomo.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Down on the Farm: 7/20/2017

AAA  El Paso Chihuahuas defeated the Sacramento River Cats 5-3:

Jarrett Parker RF/LF- 2 for 3, BB.  BA= .257.
Chris Stratton RHP- 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K, GO/AO= 9/3.  ERA= 5.11.

-Parker is 9 for 22 over his last 5 games.
-Stratton has 4 QS out of his last 5 with an ERA of 3.60 and 36 K against just 7 BB's in 33 IP over that span.

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AA  Akron Rubber Ducks downed the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-3:

Jerry Sands 1B- 2 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .287.
Brandon Bednar 3B- 2 for 4, 3B.  BA= .275.
Tyler Herb RHP- 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K's, GO/AO= 11/4.  BA= 5.29.

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High A  San Jose Giants outscored the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 12-7:

Steven Duggar RF- 1 for 4, HR(1), BB, SB(1).  BA= .273.
Bryan Reynolds LF- 2 for 5.  BA= .300.
Aramis Garcia 1B- 2 for 5, HR(16). BA= .283.
Heath Quinn DH- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .261.
Jonah Arenado 3B- 3 for 5, 3B.  BA= .238.
Jalen Miller 2B- 2 for 4, 3B.  BA= .220
Will LaMarche RHP- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 2.05.
Heath Slatton RHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 10.54.

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Low A  Delmarva Shorebirds beat the Augusta Greenjackets 7-3:

Sandro Fabian RF- 2 for 4, SB(5).  BA= .247.
Will Albertson C- 2 for 4.  BA= .228.
Melvin Adon RHP- 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K's, GO/AO= 3.53.

-Will Albertson is hitting .313 over his last 10 games.
-Adon has allowed just 3 ER in 22.2 IP over his last 4 Starts.

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Short Season  Vancouver Canadians topped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 8-3:

Bryce Johnson LF- 2 for 4.  BA= .327.
Robinson Medrano 1B- 2 for 4.  BA= .326.
Gustavo Cabrera DH- 2 for 4.  BA= .304.

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AZL Reds pounded the Giants 9-5:

Heliot Ramos CF- 1 for 5, HR(3).  BA= .377.
Angeddy Almanzar 1B- 1 for 4, HR(1).  BA= .229.
Francisco Medina SS- 2 for 2.  BA= .212.
Reyes Maronta RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.
Reagan Bazar RHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 9.45.

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DSL Giants edged out the Mariners 2-1 in 10 innings:

Francis Pena RHP- 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 2.97.
Yoel Veras RHP- 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.08.