In today’s Quick-Notes, we have an extra game, as we talk about the Giants’ lone participant in today’s MLB Futures Game at All-Star Weekend. Meanwhile, Heliot Ramos hits another home run as hit red hot run continues, and Victor Bericoto goes deep for the first time at his new level.
Futures Game: NL Futures 5, AL Futures 0 (7 Innings)
- Carson Whisenhunt had a good inning as part of the NL team, throwing the 3rd inning as part of an NL shutout. Whisenhunt gave up a single and struck out two. Whisenhunt’s changeup was a weapon, as he threw three of them and got two strikeouts, including against Jackson Holliday of the Orioles, one of baseball’s top prospects. His fastball hit 96 MPH.
• Kyle Harrison missed the Futures Game with an injury that came earlier this week, as he had a “moderate hamstring strain” between Triple-A starts. During a media scrum, Farhan Zaidi indicated that this could be weeks for rehab, but that it doesn’t have a specific timeline.
AAA: Salt Lake 14, Sacramento 6
- Right fielder Heliot Ramos continued his run, going 2-for-5 with another home run, his 7th in Sacramento and fourth in his last three games. Since Ramos has returned to Triple-A, he’s gone 14-for-26 (.538) with four home runs, four doubles, and a triple. Through 23 Triple-A games, he has a .341/.392/.626 batting line.
- Third baseman David Villar went 1-for-5 with his own home run, his seventh in Sacramento and third in three games. Villar’s been in just 24 games at the Triple-A level this season, and has a batting line of .287/.370/.564 with seven home runs and five doubles.
- Catcher Joey Bart went 1-for-3 with a double and two walks to two strikeouts, and gave up a passed ball. That gives Bart a 10-game hitting streak, and four straight games with a double (at the least). He hasn’t hit a single since July 2nd. Bart’s Triple-A line continues to climb, up to .247/.320/.416, with six doubles and three home runs. He has seven walks to 27 strikeouts.
- Second baseman Tyler Fitzgerald went 1-for-5 with a triple, and struck out twice. That’s Fitzgerald’s second triple in Sacramento, and fifth overall on the year. He’s got a line of .281/.345/.472 with the two triples and seven doubles and nine home runs in Sacramento.
- It was an awful game for Sean Hjelle, who gave up eight runs in 1.1 innings, with six hits and four walks with just one strikeout. His Sacramento exploded, going from 4.09 to 5.56 with this one game.
- Reliever Randy Rodriguez went 2.0 scoreless innings, giving up just two hits and one walk, with two strikeouts. That’s two straight scoreless games for Rodriguez, after giving up a bunch of runs over his four previous games at the level. He still has a 8.64 ERA at Triple-A, after having a 2.97 ERA in Richmond after 16 games.
AA: Bowie 6, Richmond 1
- It was a quiet day for the Richmond offense, as the team had as many hits (3) as they had errors. The only big hit for Richmond was a Victor Bericoto home run, but that single run came after Bowie was already up 6-0.
- It was Victor Bericoto’s first home run at Double-A, in three games since his promotion. He’s 2-for-9 (.222) since the promotion. Before that, he hit .296/.353/.533 with 16 home runs in Eugene.
- Shortstop Simon Whiteman was 1-for-2 with a strikeout. Whiteman is 4-for-19 (.211) so far in the month of July with just a double.
- Starting pitcher Ryan Murphy gave up four runs in 2.0 innings, on four hits and three walks, with four strikeouts. It’s the most runs he’s allowing in a game since May 30th, raising his ERA from 4.66 to 5.12 in just the 2.0 innings.
- Ben Madison allowed two runs, both unearned, in 2.1 innings, with three walks to three strikeouts. Madison’s ERA at Richmond remains at 0.00, and still hasn’t allowed a hit, but has allowed four walks to five strikeouts.
High-A: Eugene 5, Tri-City 4
- The Emeralds and Dust Devils traded runs back and forth in this one before a late rally made the difference. Down 1-0 after two innings, Eugene took the lead on back-to-back home runs by Brett Auerbach and Grant McCray. Tri-City tied it in the 4th, but Eugene took the lead back in the bottom half with a Max Wright RBI single. The Dust Devils scored runs in the 5th and 6th to take the lead back, 4-3, but an Aeverson Arteaga 2-run home run in the 8th put Eugene up for good.
- Center fielder Grant McCray led the team in hitting by going 2-for-4 with a double and a home run. That’s six straight games with hits for McCray, who’s gone 10-for-25 (.400) with three doubles, a triple, and one home run. Overall, McCray has 13 doubles, six triples, and nine home runs.
- Shortstop Aeverson Arteaga went 1-for-4 with a home run of his own, his ninth of the season. Arteaga has a batting line of .216/.297/.381 with nine home runs, three triples, and 15 doubles.
- Brett Auerbach, playing catcher, was 1-for-3 with a home run, his second at High-A (23 games). It was his 3rd home run overall in 68 games between High-A and Double-A. Auerbach has a line of .220/.316/.354 at High-A.
- Starting pitcher Seth Lonsway gave up two runs in 4.0 innings, on five hits and two walks, with two strikeouts. Through 19 games, 11 stars, Lonsway has a 6.41 ERA at Eugene.
- Reliever Hunter Dula went 2.0 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. He has a 1.95 ERA on the season in 27 games, with 39 strikeouts to 11 walks.
Low-A: Fresno 8, San Jose 0
San Jose Notes:
- It was another game with very limited offense, as San Jose collected just five hits. With Fresno juming all over starter Seth Corry for four runs in the 1st inning, this game was never in question.
- Center fielder Turner Hill went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles to lead the team in hitting. Hill has three straight games with multiple hits, going 8-for-11 (.727) with one walk and no strikeouts. His batting average has jumped from .217 to .265 over that streak.
- Shortstop Diego Velasquez went 1-for-3. He’s started off July going just 4-for-21 (.190) with a double, and six walks to six strikeouts. He’s got a .293/.388/.406 batting line of the season.
- The starter was Seth Corry, who had his worst start since his rehab began, giving up five runs in 1.2 innings, off of seven hits and just one strikeout. Corry’s High-A ERA is 8.00 after three games, with nine strikeouts to four walks in 9.0 innings, and 16 hits allowed. He’s allowing hits at a batting average of .421.
ACL: ACL Giants Black 3, ACL Angels 2
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Third baseman Sean Roby was 1-for-3 with a home run. That’s Roby’s second home run in 19 games in Arizona while he rehabs. He has a .271/.358/.542 batting line, with seven walks to 24 strikeouts.
- Second baseman Elian Rayo was 2-for-3 with two doubles. Over 25 games, that gives him five doubles with three home runs. He’s batting .254/.368/.451 with 11 walks to 31 strikeouts.
- Starting pitcher Eric Silva made his ACL return after a rough season in San jose so far. He gave up two runs in 2.1 innings, on four hits and no walks, but got every out by strikeout, with seven. In San Jose, he had a 5.66 ERA through 15 games, with 49 strikeouts to 30 walks in 49.1 innings.
- Reliever Ubert Mejias had 3.2 scoreless innings, allowing just a hit and a walk while striking out four. Mejias has a 3.56 ERA over seven games in the ACL, with 27 strikeouts to 14 walks.
ACL: ACL Giants Orange 2, ACL Rockies 1 (7 Innings)
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- The biggest hit was Garrett Frechette, who went 1-for-3 with a home run, his first since returning to the ACL in 19 games. It’s his second home run when you include his 24 games in San Jose. In the ACL, he’s hitting .245/.394/.358.
- Center fielder Estanlin Cassiani was 1-for-2 with a double. He has a batting line of .237/.330/.329 in 23 games, with five doubles and a triple, but no home runs.
- Starting pitcher Mauricio Estrella allowed just one run in 6.2 innings, on three hits and a walk, with six strikeouts. Estrella has 31 strikeouts to six walks in 32.2 innings.
DSL: DSL Giants Black 2, DSL Colorado 1 (7 Innings)
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- It was a perfect day at the plate for left fielder Carlos Gutierrez, going 3-for-3. It’s Gutierrez’s second pro game, and he’s now 3-for-5 (.600) with a walk.
- Shortstop Keiberg Camacaro was 1-for-3 with a home run, his second of the season. Through 20 games, he’s batting just .197, with two doubles, two triples, and two home runs.
- Catcher Anyelo Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. Gonzalez has a batting line of .351/.457/.561, with two doubles, two triples, and two home runs.
- Starting pitcher Marlon Franco gave up a run in 4.0 innings, off of six hits and no walks, with two strikeouts. Franco has 11 strikeouts to two walks in 15.1 innings, with a 2.93 ERA.
DSL: DSL Giants Orange 1, DSL Mariners 0 (7 Innings)
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- DH Angel Guzman went 1-for-3 with a double. That bumps his batting average up to .300, with a .411 on-base percentage and a .556 slugging percentage, with seven doubles, two triples, and four home runs.
- Left fielder Oswaldo Ladera was 1-for-3 with a double of his own, his second of the summer. Ladera has a .278/.459/.315 with two doubles in 19 games, with 10 walks to 13 strikeouts.
- Starting pitcher Jose Rengel went 3.0 shutout innings, giving up a hit with four walks to three strikeouts. Through five games, he has a 6.89 ERA with 18 strikeouts to eight walks in 15.2 innings.