Center fielder Bryce Johnson is one of the best ballhawks in the Giants system, and has been working hard for more than a season and a half at Triple-A in Sacramento. Yesterday, the Giants finally gave him a chance at the bigs. Johnson isn’t the biggest hitter, but he’ll bring defense to the outfield like the Giants haven’t seen in a while.
AAA: Sacramento 1, Tacoma 0
- Isan Díaz had a perfect on-base day by going 3-for-3, all singles, and scoring the game’s only run. Díaz raised his Sacramento batting average to .282 through 69 games, and now has a batting line of .282/.379/.603 on the season.
- Jason Krizan was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Krizan had an excellent July, hitting .330 with a .939 OPS, and now has gone 3-for-7 with a double and a walk in his first two games of August.
- Heliot Ramos missed over a week before returning on Tuesday for an at-bat. This was his first full game since July 23rd, as he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Brandon Crawford played the first six innings in his second rehab game of the year. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Wei-Chieh Huang made his return to Sacramento in emphatic fashion, going four shutout innings with a hit and walk allowed, while striking out five. Huang last pitched in Sacramento on June 12th. Huang didn’t give up any runs in four rehab appearances in Arizona (7.1 innings).
- Reliever Michael Stryffeler made his Giants organization debut, and got a promotion to Triple-A. He gave up a hit and a strikeout. He had a 2.27 ERA with 57 strikeouts to 19 walks in 35.2 innings at Double-A Arkansas before being traded to the Giants.
AA: Richmond 3, New Hampshire 2
- After a big day yesterday, Brett Auerbach kept up with a big hit, as he went 1-for-3 with a walk and his 13th home run of the season, and has home runs in each of his last three games. Auerbach has hits in each of his last four games, and is 7-for-14 (.500) with three walks and three strikeouts, and of course three home runs in that span.
- Tyler Fitzgerald went 2-for-4 on the night with a pair of singles, a steal, but also an error which made both of the opponents’ runs unearned. Fitzgerald now has hits in six straight games, though just having gone 7-for-21 (.333) with two home runs with a walk to six strikeouts, and three steals.
- Wil Jensen had a fantastic start, giving up just one hit and no walks or runs in 6.0 innings, with five strikeouts. Jensen now has two shutout starts out of three in Double-A, though he gave up six runs in 3.2 innings in his third. He has a 3.68 ERA in Double-A, after posting a 2.84 ERA in High-A through 15 appearances.
- Cole Waites had a strong game, striking out the side while allowing just one hit with an inning. Waites has gone eight straight games without allowing an earned run, over which he dropped his Double-A ERA from 5.14 to 2.25.
High-A: Spokane 8, Eugene 5
- Vaun Brown led the team in hitting, going 3-for-4 with a walk and his ninth double of the year. Through 29 games in Eugene, he now has a .345/.422/.611 batting line, nearly matching his .346/.427/.636 batting line he had in San Jose over 59 games.
- Casey Schmitt went 2-for-4 with his 14th double of the season. The game extends his hitting streak to ten games, and he’s batting 13-for-38 (.342) in that span with three doubles and two home runs.
- Jairo Pomares also had a double going 2-for-5, hitting his 16th double in Eugene. Pomares now has 16 doubles and 11 home runs in 75 games at High-A.
- Starter Jake Wong only went three innings, picking up three runs, two earned, on five hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Wong has gone exactly 3.0 innings in his last three starts, and four of his last five. He had a 9.00 ERA over five appearances in July.
Low-A: San Jose 5, Fresno 2
San Jose Notes:
- Jared Dupere hit a home run for the second straight day, giving him five in 14 games at Low-A. Dupere has a batting line of .308/.400/.615, with the five home runs plus a double. He had a batting line of .254/.329/.556 in 17 games at Arizona before his promotion.
- Carter Williams was 1-for-4 with his 13th double of the season. In 39 games at San Jose, he’s batting .395/.484/.639 with 13 doubles, a triple, and seven home runs.
- Starter Trevor McDonald allowed two runs on four hits and two walks, going 5.2 innings with five strikeouts. McDonald has a 2.66 ERA with 83 walks to 25 walks in 71.0 innings this season.
ACL: No Games Scheduled
DSL GIANTS BLACK: No Game Scheduled
DSL: DSL D-backs Black 7, DSL Giants Orange 0
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- This game is the completion of the suspended one on July 21st.
- Right fielder Estanlin Cassiani had two of the team’s three hits, going 2-for-3 with two singles. Cassiani now has a batting line of .385/.434/.415 with a pair of triples.
- Reliever Melvin Javier had the best game among the pitchers, going 3.1 scoreless innings without a baserunner, with three strikeouts. Javier has had a tough year, as this is just the second game he’s not allowed any runs, though it’s also his longest outing of the year. He has a 12.54 ERA through nine games this season.