AAA: Round Rock 9, Sacramento 6
- Braden Bishop got his 9th double and 5th home run with the River Cats. Bishop’s career high for home runs in a season is eight, which he hit in both 2018 and 2019.
- Joey Bart picked up two more singles after taking a goose egg in his first game back from San Francisco. Bart’s Triple-A batting line is .333/.392/.563.
- Mauricio Dubón is looking like a different player in Sacramento, now 13 games into his stint. He’s batting .414/.470/.466, with three doubles as his only extra-base hits. He also has six walks to 12 strikeouts, after walking just eight times to 38 strikeouts in 66 games with SF.
- Gerson Garabito had his toughest game since joining the Giants organization, giving up a season-high six runs in 4.1 innings.
AA: Richmond 6, Somerset 4
- Vince Fernandez hit his second home run in three games, and fifth of July. He’s 15-for-35 (.429) in July with a .914 slugging percentage.
- David Villar hit his third double in as many days. He’s got 12 doubles and 11 home runs on the season.
- Simon Whiteman was hitless, but had two walks and got two stolen bases. Whiteman got back on stolen base hike, now with 10 in as many attempts in the Eastern League. Whiteman is now tied for 5th in the Eastern League in stolen bases, with the lead shared between two players at 17.
- Sean Hjelle gave up a season-high 10 hits on Friday. HIs batting average allowed jumped from .232 to .257.
High-A: Spokane 11, Eugene 4
- Ricardo Genovés hit his first home run in 16 games at Eugene. After the 2-hit game, the catcher is batting .224/.339/.327.
- Armani Smith got his first double since July 6th. In 26 games at Eugene, Smith is batting .255/.333/.447 with six doubles and four home runs.
- Nick Avila made his first start since June 9th, but is having a rough July. In 15.0 innings, he’s allowed 15 earned runs , with five home runs allowed, after he’d allowed just three in his first ten appearances (37.1 innings).
- Chris Wright had his 6th consecutive scoreless outing, with 10 strikeouts and four walks in those 8.1 innings.
Low-A: San Jose 14, Modesto 3
San Jose Notes:
- Rodolfo Bone has had a relatively quiet first ten games in San Jose, but he picked up more hits on Friday than he had in those first ten games combined, as well as his first home run of the year. He had only one home run combined in his first two pro seasons, in the Dominican and in Arizona.
- Abdiel Layer had a 4-hit game, and is now 9-for-15 with two doubles and a triple in his last three games. He raised his batting average from .209 to .248 over that span.
- Starter Wil Jensen leads the California League in ERA, and threw five shutout innings to lower it even further, from 2.77 to 2.54
- Marco Luciano has picked up multi-hit games in each of his last three. Luciano also drew two more walks, and has seven over the last five games, and just as many strikeouts.
- Jairo Pomares picked up his first game with multiple hits in seven games, as he’s cooled off slightly from his hot start. He’s still batting .320 with a .660 slugging percentage on the season.
- Luis Matos had his third straight game with two hits. Matos has a batting line of .292/.332/.432 on the year.
- After a night of no hits, Jimmy Glowenke came back with a 2-hit game, and continues to raise his batting average, up to .246. He started the month batting .179.
- Randy Rodriguez picked up four more strikeouts with his two innings. He has struck out 44 in 30 innings this season with 16 walks.
ACL: ACL Reds 7, ACL Giants Black 4
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Alexander Suarez had his second straight game who had three hits, and third of the season in 13 games. Suarez has a .320/.358/.540 line on the season.
- Yorlis Rodriguez hit his first double of the season in 13 games. So far, he only has two extra base hits, with that double and one home run.
- Esmerlin Vinicio had his roughest game of the season, allowing three runs, with five walks and five strikeouts. He has 13 strikeouts and 13 walks in 13.1 innings on the season.
ACL: ACL Dodgers 8, ACL Giants Orange 5
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Aeverson Arteaga picked up a hit and a walk. In 55 plate appearances, he has eight walks and 13 strikeouts.
- Garrett Frechette has gotten hits in six straight games, but just single hits in the last five. He picked up his first walk in seven games in the ACL.
- Manuel Mercedes had a very difficult game, notching just one out while allowing eight runs on five hits and three walks.
DSL: DSL Giants Black 10, DSL Tigers 5
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- 17-year old Venezuelans Diego Gonzalez and Jose Astudiollo made their season debuts with a good hitting displays. Both were 2-for-3 with a double.
- Jose Ramos picked up his first hit in his first game, and also picked up two steals.
- Jorge Martinez didn’t allow any earned runs, as none of the Giants pitchers did. But allow three unearned runs on three hits, a walk, and a hit batter.
DSL: DSL Giants Orange 3, DSL Pirates Gold 1
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- Brian Guzman had a perfect day at the plate, going 2-for-2 with his first stolen base of the season.
- Rolfi Jimenez had a strong start in his DSL season, which so far has been a bit sloppy by many. He allowed three hits, a walk, and a hit batter, with one run coming in.