Olympics: USA 3, Dominican Republic 0
A unique start, as current Giants farmhand Scott Kazmir had a strong start against one of the world’s most talented teams, the Dominican Republic, to move the US on in the Olympics.
Team USA needs to win one more game to get a chance to advance to the gold medal game. If they lose their next game, they’ll face the Dominican Republic for the Bronze medal.
AAA: Sacramento 6, Reno 5
- Maricio Dubón’s hot Sacramento run continued, with his first triple of the season at any level. In 28 games since being sent to Sacramento, Dubón is batting .360/.433/.505.
- Also hitting well since his latest return to Sacramento is Jason Vosler. After his 2-for-2 day, Vosler is 4-for-9 (.444) in three games since his demotion with a double and a home run, and two walks to one strikeout.
- Brandon Belt’s continued with a 2-hit game. He’s now 3-for-12 over his five games in Sacramento, with today being his longest stint.
- Tyler Beede had another mixed start in Sacramento, behind limited to just two innings as he gave up four hits, three walks and a hit batter. He has a 6.07 ERA over 15 starts in Triple-A.
- Reyes Moronta continued his rehab with another scoreless appearance. He has a run allowed with one hit and four walks in 4.2 innings, and four strikeouts.
- Camilo Doval walked four in his last outing, but walked none in this start. He has 32 strikeouts to 22 walks in 24.1 innings at Sacramento.
- Joey Bart has a strong arm, and this play from Bart to Vosler to Jason Krizan to pick off a runner at second is fantastic arm strength from all sides.
AA: Richmond 4, Reading 2
- Sean Hjelle had his best start of the season, going a season-high 7.0 innings and allowing a season low one hit. He only struck four, however, and has been striking less than one per inning over his last four starts. He has 69 strikeouts to 65.2 innings.
- Simon Whiteman had another 2-hit game, and hit his 12th double in Richmond. He’s batting .269/.357/.381 in Double-A this season.
- Diego Rincones hit just his second double in Double-A, as he upped his batting average to .242 and his OBP to .354.
- Patrick Ruotolo had one of his rougher games, giving up two unearned runs in his first game in August, after allowing just two unearned runs in all of June and July combined.
- R.J. Dabovich had a short outing, striking out one and walked one. In Richmond, he has 25 strikeouts to seven walks in 14.2 innings.
High-A: Eugene 11, Tri-City 4
- It was Ryan Murphy’s first start in High-A, as the 5th round pick was promoted from San Jose, as he gave up no unearned runs with some error behind him. Murphy had 116 strikeouts and 18 walks in 76.0 innings, with a 2.96 ERA.
- Brett Auerbach hit his 6th double and 9th home run in Eugene. He has hit .273/.357/.606 over his 26 games in High-A.
- Heath Quinn took 25 games to hit his 6th home run in Eugene, and is closing in on matching the total of 9 that he had in 2019, which took 91 games.
- Sean Roby hit his 10th home run, a grand slam, but is still just 2-for-10 in August, and is batting only .189 on the season.
Low-A: Fresno 8, San Jose 7
San Jose Notes:
- Luis Matos’ hitting streak was extended to nine games with two hits and a home run. Over this span, he’s 20-for-39 (.513) with three doubles and two home runs. He’s also walked three times, and struck out only twice in the span. He has 41 strikeouts to 16 walks overall in 71 games.
- Marco Luciano hit his first home run of the month, after hitting just four in July. He hit 13 in his first two months. He still has a hold on the home run lead in the Low-A West, three ahead of the three players tied for second with 15.
- Luis Toribio hit his 14th double of the season. He’s batting .249/.360/.383 on the season.
- Wil Jensen had his longest start since mid-June, going 5.2 innings, and allowing just one earned run. Jensen has 86 strikeouts to 15 walks in 75.1 innings on the season. However, he has just 25 strikeouts in 29.0 innings.
ACL: ACL Giants Black 3, ACL Royals Gold 2
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Ronaldo Flores hit his second double of the summer to lead off his August. Flores is 12-for-58 (.207) with two doubles with the ACL.
- Alexander Suarez picked up another hit, and is batting .306/.366/.459 on the summer.
- Yorlis Rodriguez picked up two walks while going 1-for-2. On the summer, he’s 25-for-79 (.316), and has seven walks with 16 strikeouts.
- Lisander De La Cruz made his first start of the summer, and went a season-high three shutout innings. He’s struck out 13 and walked eight in 10.1 innings.
- Jose Cruz had two more shutout innings. On the summer, he has 23 strikeouts to four walks in 14.0 innings.
ACL: ACL Giants Orange 12, ACL Angels 0
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Grant McCray led a home run derby for the Orange team, with his first home run of the summer. He’s batting .310/.375/.552 on the year.
- Garrett Frechette hit his first home run with the ACL, and second of the season overall, after a 2-hit game. He’s 24-for-65 (.369) with 7 doubles and the home run in the ACL.
- Kwan Adkins hit his 5th home run of the summer, in 22 games in the ACL. That matches his home run total across his first two seasons (2018-2019) in the AZL and in Salem-Keizer.
- George Bell hit his 3rd home run of the summer, and first since July 6th.
- Nick Morreale led off a shutout effort for the Orange pitching staff, striking out three and allowing just one hit in two innings. Since heading to the ACL in an apparent rehab, Morreale has allowed just one run on four hits and two walks. He’s struck out eight in 6.0 innings.
- Nomar Media had his second straight relief appearance of at least three innings, this time striking out a season-high seven. He has 18 strikeouts to six walks in 12.1 innings.
DSL: DSL Giants Black Cancelled
- The last time the DSL Giants Black team played a game was July 29th. Every game scheduled since then has been cancelled. No official reason has been given, but the obvious fear of a COVID outbreak is there. The DSL Giants Orange team plays in a different complex, so if there was one with the Black team, it makes sense the Orange team was not affected.
DSL: DSL Giants Orange 3, DSL D-Backs2 2
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- Miguel Mora had his best start of the summer so far, not allowing an earned run, and just two hits with no walks. While he has a 5.25 ERA, he has 18 strikeouts to two walks in 12.0 innings this season.
- Brandy Rosario picked up a hit in his first game since July 30th. He’s 4-for-15 with two doubles on the young summer (7 games), with two walks to six strikeouts.
- Freddy Temaria has been playing sporadically, only playing three games since July 22nd, but this was his first hit and walk since that game.