Before we get started on the farm teams, we have to acknowledge the most well-earned MLB debut of the season, as David Villar has powered his way through the last 1.5 seasons to get to the big leagues.  Villar set the franchise record for home runs in Double-A Richmond with 20 in 2021, and then broke his new season high in just three months, with 21 in Sacramento this season.  With a lineup struggling, the Giants have given Villar his chance.

Congrats, David!  You have earned this chance, truly!

AAA: Salt Lake 7, Sacramento 4

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Sacramento Notes:

  • Jason Krizan went 2-for-3 with a walk with two singles.  Krizan is on a 6-game hitting streak, with three multi-hit games as a part of it.  He’s gone 11-for-23 (.478) with six doubles over that span, and has raised his batting average from .231 to .271 over that span.
  • Bryce Johnson also had a pair of singles, going 2-for-5.  Johnson has a batting line of .292/.351/.406 through 60 games on the season.
  • Starting pitcher Raynel Espinal gave up four runs in 4.0 innings, on five hits, two walks, and a HBP, with just three strikeouts.  Through 66.0 innings, Espinal has struck out 84 with 29 walks.
  • Zack Littell faced four batters, walking one and striking out the other three.  Littell has pitched three games in Sacramento, allowing just one hit (a home run) and two walks to four strikeouts in 3.0 innings.

AA: Richmond 15, Reading 7

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Richmond Notes:

  • Sean Roby set a new franchise season record for home runs with his 21st home run today, on the same day the previous record holder (Villar) made his major league debut.  Roby was 2-for-5.  Roby has two home runs in his last three games to tie and set the new record.
  • Ricardo Genovés picked up his second home run in Richmond and fifth overall in a 1-for-5 day.  Genovés has a .279/.311/.488 batting line through 12 games at Double-A, with the two home runs, a triple, and a double.
  • Jacob Heyward had a perfect on-base day, going 1-for-1 with his third home run and three walks.  Heyward is batting .197/.290/.289 on the year.
  • Matt Frisbee took the start for Richmond, giving up four runs, three earned, in 5.0 innings off of seven hits and three walks, with just two strikeouts.  It was a solid bounceback after he gave up ten runs in his last start.  He has a 5.15 ERA through 14 games this season.
  • Taylor Rashi went 1.1 innings, with three strikeouts and a walk.  In 28.2 innings this season, he now has 42 strikeouts to 13 walks.

High-A: Hillsboro 5, Eugene 3

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Eugene Notes:

  • Hunter Bishop’s power surge continues, as he hit his 12th home run on a 1-for-5 day.  Bishop had six home runs in the month of June, and has two now in the first four games of July.
  • Jairo Pomares picked up his 11th double in High-A, going 1-for-3.  Pomares is batting .222 (43-for-194) with 11 doubles and nine home runs for Eugene this season.
  • Carter Alderete picked up his 14th double going 1-for-3 with a walk, but also picked up a pair of errors.  Aldrete has 14 doubles and 13 home runs in 63 games, and now has three errors in 28 games at third base.
  • Jake Wong took the start, giving up five runs in 5.0 innings, with eight hits, a walk, and a HBP though with just two strikeouts.  Through eight starts, Wong has a 3.93 ERA while he had a 5.48 ERA in six relief appearances.

Low-A: San Jose 4, Fresno 1

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San Jose Notes:

  • Riley Mahan led the day for San Jose, going 2-for-4 with his sixth double of the year.  Over the last three games, Mahan has gone 5-for-13 with a double, raising his batting average from .250 to .263.
  • Garrett Frechette had San Jose’s only other extra-base hit, picking up his tenth double while going 1-for-4.  Frechette had five doubles in June, and this was his first in July, in his fourth game.
  • Aeverson Arteaga went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles.  Arteaga has five multi-hit games over his last 11, with five doubles over that span.
  • Starter Nick Sinacola had a strong game, allowing just one run in 5.0 innings, on four hits, with five strikeouts.  Sinacola has only allowed one run or less twice in his last seven games.  He has a 3.58 ERA this season, with 68 strikeouts to 20 walks in 55.1 innings.
  • Hunter Dula worked a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts.  He has 34 strikeouts to seven walks in 26.1 innings.

ACL: ACL Rangers 9, ACL Giants Black 1

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ACL Giants Black Notes:

  • Right fielder Jared Dupere went 1-for-3 with a walk and his third home run of the season.  Dupere now has two home run in his last four games.
  • Shortstop Anthony Rodriguez led the Giants in hits by going 2-for-4.  It’s his first multi-hit game since June 20th, when his batting average was .275.  It’s now dropped to .239 nine games later.
  • Starter Roberto Monegro allowed just one run in 4.2 innings, with seven strikeouts to four hits and a walk.  Monegro had struck out seven in his first 10.1 innings (3 games).  Since then, he has 17 strikeouts in 9.2 innings (2 games).
  • Reliever Kanoa Pagan struck out four in 2.1 scoreless innings, with just one hit and one walk allowed.  Pagan now has 20 strikeouts to two walks in 10.0 innings, with a 0.90 ERA.

ACL: ACL Giants Orange 11, ACL Brewers Gold 8

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ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Center fielder went 1-for-3 with a walk, hitting his fourth double of the season.  Adkins now has four doubles, two triples, and two home runs through 20 games, batting .257/.329/.457.
  • Second baseman Gustavo Cardozo also had a double, his second of the season, while going 1-for-4.  His other double came back on June 17th.  Cardozo is batting .228/.242/.263 on the season.
  • Starting pitcher Freddery Paulino had a tough game, giving up seven runs, six earned, on ten hits and two HBP over 4.0 innings.  Paulino is giving up a lot of hits, with a .369 batting average allowed through six starts.

DSL: DSL NYY Yankees 7, DSL Giants Black 3

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DSL Giants Black Notes:

  • Left fielder Eliam Sandoval picked up his third home run while going 2-for-4.  Sandoval’s first two home runs came in the first two games of the season, back on June 6th and 7th.
  • Right fielder Moises De La Rosa went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.  On the summer, De La Rosa is batting .310/.412/.414 with one double and one triple in ten games.
  • Starting pitcher Mauricio Estrella gave up six runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings, with two strikeouts. Estrella has 24 strikeouts to eight walks in 20.2 innings this season over five starts.

DSL: DSL Colorado 5, DSL Giants Orange 0

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DSL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Second baseman Jose Ramos picked up the Giants’ only extra-base hit, going 1-for-2 with his fifth double of the season and his 10th steal.  Ramos has a .309/.406/.436 batting line on the season, with five doubles and one triple, with nine walks to 11 strikeouts and 10 steals on 10 attempts.
  • Starter Melvin Pineda went 4.0 shutout innings, striking out six while allowing just two hits and a walks.  Though 14.0 innings, Pineda has 19 strikeouts to seven walks.