Before you get into this report, you should note that the Giants shuffled a lot of players around their system.  You can read about the moves here, as well as things you should know about the players moving around.

Meanwhile, one farm team was looking for any kind of excitement…or maybe just a mascot, while the team has been struggling lately.  Did it work?

AAA: Tacoma 10, Sacramento 9 (10 Innings)

Top Lines

C Chadwick Tromp: 3-6, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B (4), 1 HR (3), 1 SO, 1 E (1)
3B Jason Krizan: 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B (9), 1 HR (3), 1 SO, 1 SF
LF Braden Bishop: 5-6, 1 R, 1 RBI
2B Thairo Estrada: 3-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 2B (10), 1 CS (2), 1 HBP
DH Joey Bart: 2-6, 1 R, 3 SO

SP Tyler Beede: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 1 WP, 1 HBP
RP John Brebbia: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
RP Anthony Banda: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HBP
RP Sam Selman: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO

Other Notes:

  • Tyler Beede had his 9th rehab start, and it went about as well as his others.  His ERA bumped up slightly from 7.65 to 7.77.  He’s got 29 strikeouts to 22 walks in 24.1 innings during his rehab.
  • Chadwick Tromp had his third straight multi-hit game, and second straight game with a home run…even though it’d been nearly a week since his last game (June 9th).  He’s 7-for-14 with a double and two home runs over those three games.
  • Thairo Estrada hadn’t made a minor league start since June 5th until Monday, thanks to a callup, and in the two games since returning, he’s 5-for-9 with two doubles and a triple.
  • Braden Bishop had a 4-hit game in his first game with Sacramento against his old team, Tacoma.  He then went hitless, going 0-for-11 over his next three games.  To end the series on Tuesday, he went 5-for-6.  His brother was amused.
  • John Brebbia was back, a day after being abruptly removed from a start, without allowing a baserunner in 0.2 innings.  This certainly allays any fears of an injury.
  • Joey Bart had another multi-hit game, even if they were both singles, but his average dropped just a tad from .353 to .352.  

AA: Somerset 10, Richmond 1

Top Lines

CF Andy Sugilio: 2-3, 1 2B (2), 1 SO
LF Vince Fernandez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (6), 1 BB, 1 SO
SS Simon Whiteman: 0-4, 3 SO

SP Michael Plassmeyer: 4.2 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR
RP R.J. Dabovich: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR

Two debuts as the Flying Squirrels made their own debut against a new opponent: the newly affiliated Somerset Patriots, a Yankees affiliate, but none of it was positive.  Michael Plassmeyer, a trade acquisition in exchange for Matt Wisler, made his organizational debut, giving up seven runs on ten hits in 4.2 innings.  That was enough to sink the Squirrels.  R.J. Dabovich, meanwhile, debuted and struck out the side.  But not before allowed two hits, one of them a home run, in his first Double-A appearance.

Other Notes:

  • Vince Fernandez has made only four starts since June 6th.  He’s hit a home run in three of them, giving him six on the season.
  • Andy Sugilio got his first hits in his last five games.  His double was his first extra-base hit since May 23rd, and just his second on the entire season in 27 games played.
  • In Simon Whiteman’s first game at Double-A, he struck out three times.  Whiteman drew a lot of walks in Eugene, he’ll need to do that a lot in Richmond as well.

High-A: Eugene 5, Hillsboro 1

Top Lines

3B Sean Roby: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B (2), 1 SO
1B Logan Wyatt: 2-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
SS Will Wilson: 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB
LF Armani Smith: 0-3, 1 BB

SP Conner Nurse: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 1 Balk
RP Jasier Herrera: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
RP Chris Wright: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO

Conner Nurse had his best start of the season, holding the Hops to just one run to get his first win of the season.  His only run came when he gave up a home run, his sixth allowed this season.  That ties him with four other pitchers for the most home runs allowed in the High-A West this season.

Other Notes:

  • Sean Roby’s double was the team’s only extra-base hit, and it was the first multi-hit game of the month.  That pushed Roby back over the Mendoza line, as he got multiple hits for the first time since May 18th.
  • Logan Wyatt picked up multiple hits for just the second time since he had three multi-hit games out of the first four games of the season.  He’s also collected at least one walk in eight straight games.
  • Will Wilson had multiple hits for the first time since June 5th.  He was 3-for-24 (.125) in the span between those two games.
  • Chris Wright is having a quietly nice season, after striking out the side.  He’s now got 18 strikeouts in 7.1 innings at Eugene, and 35 in 15.1 innings overall this season.
  • The Emeralds had a bit of an offensive breakout.  I’m going to give Sluggo, the Emeralds mascot, credit for helping Eugene get out of their funk.  Or at least the fans that encouraged him to do it.

Low-A: San Jose 6, Modesto 5

Top Lines

SS Marco Luciano: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (8), 1 BB
C Ricardo Genovés: 1-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (6), 1 BB, 1 SO
2B Brett Auerbach: 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 2B (8), 1 SO, 1 SF
CF Luis Matos: 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB (11), 2 E (5)

SP Carson Ragsdale: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 7 SO
RP Randy Rodriguez: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 4 WP
RP Wilkelma Castillo: 0.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB

San Jose just barely held on thanks to a couple of big innings.  Ricardo Genovés hit a 2-run home run in the first inning to put the Giants up early, but Modesto tied it back up by the 5th.  In the sixth, Marco Luciano hit a 2-run home run to take the lead, and later, Brett Auerbach knocked in two runs on a sacrifice fly, for which I really want to find some video to know what happened.

Other Notes:

  • Carson Ragsdale bounced back to keeping runs off the board and striking out a lot of batters.  He now has 61 strikeouts in 33.0 innings, and has a 3.27 ERA on the season.
  • Marco Luciano’s 8th home run puts him into a 4-way tie for the league lead in home runs, alongside teammate Casey Schmitt.
  • Ricardo Genovés hit a home run for the second game in a row, and for the third time in four games.  His slugging percentage jumped from .467 to .523 over that span.
  • Randy Rodriguez had a wild game.  He got a strike out for all but out he got in the game, but also gave up a hit, two walks, and an incredible four wild pitches, including one that allowed a strikeout to get on base.