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2010 & 2012 & 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants Discussion
Giants prospect stats for 6/25/09 (keep in mind that if you don't see a particular prospect listed, that's because he either did nothing that day, or didn't play)
Highlights from the Giants' farm: It was a good night for starting pitchers with each of the four full-season affiliates: (a) Madison Bumgarner allowed 1 ER in 8.0 IP; (b) Kevin Pucetas allowed 1 ER in 7.0+ IP; (c) Craig Clark allowed 1 ER in 6.0 IP; and (d) Kyle Nicholson allowed 2 ER in 7.1 IP. There were several highlight-worthy hitting performances too: (e) Eugenio Velez had 3 XBH; (f) Roger Kieschnich had his 13th HR while reaching base three times; and (g) Josh Mazzola homered twice.
AAA: Fresno defeated Salt Lake 5-2
Fresno: 2B Emmanuel Burriss: 2 for 4, SF, SB
Fresno: LF John Bowker: 0 for 2, 3 BB, SO
Fresno: DH Joe Borchard: 2 for 5, 2B, SO
Fresno: CF Eugenio Velez: 3 for 4, 3B, 2 2B
Fresno: RHP Kevin Pucetas: 7.0+ IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Frenso: LHP Alex Hinshaw: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB
Velez had three XBH, improving upon the .364 SLG with which he entered the game. Burriss and Borchard also had multi-hit lines, while Bowker walked three times. Bowker is now hitting .354/.453/.613 through 240 AB.
Pucetas had seven shutout inning before allowing a run in the 8th inning. He now has a 3.41 ERA after fifteen starts. He threw 65 of 97 pitches for strikes, while Hinshaw threw just 6 of 13 pitches for strikes.
AA: Connecticut defeated Portland 7-2
Connecticut: LF Bobby Felmy: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
Connecticut: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 4, 2 2B, BB
Connecticut: SS Brandon Crawford: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Connecticut: LHP Madison Bumgarner: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 PO
Felmy, Pill, and Crawford each had two hits, and they combined for four of the Defenders' seven doubles in this game. Pill now has 23 doubles this season.
Bumgarner's thirteenth start of the year was his longest start so far. In eight innings, he faced just three batters over the minimum. He allowed a run in the 1st inning, but then never more than one baserunner in an inning after that. For the season, his peripheral stats are now 55 H, 16 BB, and 61 K in 70.1 IP.
A+: San Jose defeated Stockton 3-2
San Jose: DH Roger Kieshnick: 2 for 3, HR, BB, IBB, SB
San Jose: 1B Angel Villalona: 0 for 4, 3 SO
San Jose: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 4, 2 2B, SO
Stockton: 2B Jemile Weeks: 1 for 4, HR, 2 SO
Stoctkon: CF Grant Desme: 1 for 3, HR, SO
San Jose: RHP Joe Martinez: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR
San Jose: LHP Craig Clark: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K--1 HR
Stoctkon: RHP Tyson Ross: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HR
Kieschnick and and Gillaspie each had two of the Giants' five hits, including Kieschnick's 13th HR and Gillaspie's 12th and 13th doubles. Gillaspie entered the night hitting .295/.436/.377 this month in 61 AB. Villalona has been overly prone to striking out recently. In his last ten games, he has struck out in nearly half his plate appearances with 10 H, 0 BB, and 18 SO in 41 AB. For the A's' affiliate, Weeks, the 12th overall pick a year ago, had his 7th HR; and Desme, the A's' second round pick two years ago, homered in his Cal League debut.
Facing just one batter over the minimum in three innings, Martinez struck out five of the ten batters he faced in his second rehab appearance. Clark picked up with the "start" in the 4th inning. With 8 K in 6.0 IP, he kept his K/IP ratio comfortably above 1.00. Ross entered the season considered the top prospect on the Stockton roster, but he has an ERA over 4.50 after thirteen starts.
A-: Augusta defeated Rome 7-6 (11 innings)
Augusta: 3B Charlie Culberson: 3 for 5, HBP, SO, CS, E
Augusta: 1B Josh Mazzola: 2 for 5, 2 HR, SO
Augusta: C Johnny Monell: 2 for 4, HR
Culberson paced the GreenJackets with three of their dozen hits, but his AVG remains just below .250. He also committed his 23rd error. Mazzola had his 6th and 7 HRs, while Monell had his 2nd HR--all three of them two-run homers.
Nicholson allowed just two runs through seven innings, before he and Quirarte combined to allowed four runs in the 8th inning. An innings-eater, Nicholson has pitched at least seven innings in nine of his last ten starts. Quirarte retired just two of the seven batters he faced. After striking out two batters in a perfect 11th inning, Kaufman, the Giants' 28th round pick a year ago, has pitched very well this month with 7 H, 2 BB, 2 R, and 12 K in 11.0 IP. His season ERA is now below 5.00.
ssA: Salem-Keizer lost to Boise 5-4
(allowing two runs in both the 8th and 9th innings)
Salem-Keizer: SS John Eshelman: 2 for 3, 2B, BB
Salem-Keizer: RHP Orlando Yntema: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Eshelman, the 20-year-old whom the Giants selected in the 11th round this year out of a junior college, reached base three times in his second pro game.
Yntema, who started the season-opener for the Volcanoes five days ago, made his second start of the season, pitching six solid innings.
R: Giants lost to Angels 5-3
Scottsdale: C Jesus Navarro: 2 for 3, SO
Scottsdale: RHP Andrew Romo: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Scottsdale: LHP Steven Calicutt: 1.2 IP, 2 K
Navarro, who hit .303 in 76 AB a year ago in the AZL, had two of the rookie Giants' five hits.
Romo, the 20-year-old younger brother of Sergio, got the start in his pro debut. The Giants signed him earlier this month after he was playing in the independent Golden Baseball League. Calicutt, who missed a year following injury (Tommy John?) made his second appearance, striking out two in 1.2 perfect IP.
Giants prospect stats for 6/30/09 (keep in mind that if you don't see a particular prospect listed, that's because he either did nothing that day, or didn't play)
The daily highlight: (a) John Bowker homered while reaching base four times for the second straight day. Now to other highlights from the Giants' farm: (b) Pucetas did not allow an earned run in 7.0 IP; (c) Brett Pill had a triple, double and single; (d) Henry Sosa did not allow a run in his start; (e) Thomas Neal has three XBHs; and (f) Andrew Biery reached base in all five plate appearances.
AAA: Fresno defeated Salt Lake 4-1
Fresno: LF John Bowker: 2 for 4, HR, 2 BB, CS
Fresno: DH Joe Borchard: 2 for 4, 3B
Salt Lake: 1B Brandon Wood: 1 for 2, 2B, BB
Fresno: RHP Kevin Pucetas: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Fresno: RHP Ronnie Ray: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Another big game for Bowker. For the second night in a row, he homered while reaching base in all four plate appearances. He finished June hitting .392/.479/.843 in 102 AB this month. Borchard, the other other Grizzly to reach base twice, had two hits to raise his AVG back above .250. For the Angels' affiliate, Wood's double and walk accounted for two of their five baserunners.
Pucetas had another fine start, improving his ERA to 3.17. Tonight he had a 12/6 GO/FO line, but his GO/AO ratio for the season is not much above 1.00. He's enjoyed a lot of success considering how many fly ball outs he gets (as opposed to strikeouts or groundball outs). Ray had his third straight game with multiple strikeouts.
AA: Connecticut lost to Harrisburg 4-3
Connecticut: 2B Brock Bond: 2 for 4, 2B
Connecticut: 1B Brett Pill: 3 for 4, 3B, 2B
Connecticut: RHP Henry Sosa: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K--1 HB
Connecticut: RHP Dan Griffin: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB--1 HR, 1 HB
With multi-hit lines in seven of his last eight games, Pill finished June on a tear. Tonight's line included his 1st triple and 25th double, raising his SLG to .498. A year ago in the more hitter-friendly Cal League, his SLG was just .395. Bond was the other Defender to reach base twice. Both Bond and Pill hit close to .370 in June.
Sosa pitched at least five full innings once again, something he accomplished in all ten of his starts in May and June, although he has yet to pitch into the 7th inning this year. In May and June, he combined for 46 H, 20 BB, and 31 K in 55.1 IP with a 2.11 ERA. After a 5/8 GO/FO line tonight, his GO/AO ratio for the year is just 0.59. Like Pucetas, he has a very good ERA despite getting a high proportion of his outs as fly balls. Griffin retired just one of the five batters he faced before being ejected in the 6th inning. His peripheral stats are generally pretty good, but his ERA is 5.80.
A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 13-1
San Jose: SS Brian Bocock: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SO
San Jose: LF Thomas Neal: 3 for 5, 3B, 2 2B, SO
San Jose: 1B Angel Villalona: 3 for 5
San Jose: CF Darren Ford: 3 for 4, 3B
San Jose: RHP Joe Martinez: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Neal had a huge game with his 3rd triple and 21st and 22nd doubles, raising his SLG to .612. Villalona and Ford also had three hits each, improving their AVGs to .275 and .217. Bocock was a fourth Giant to reach base three times.
Pitching on four days rest, Martinez made his third and longest rehab appearance. In his three rehab starts, he has 7 H, 2 BB, 5 R and 8 K in 10.0 IP.
A-: Augusta defeated Lexington 7-2
Augusta: CF Dom Duggan: 2 for 4, 2B, HBP, SB
Augusta: LF Wendell Fairley: 2 for 3, BB, SO
Augusta: RHP Eric Stolp: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Augusta: RHP Edwin Quirarte: 1.0 IP
Lexington: RHP Ross Seaton: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K--1 HB, 2 WP
Duggan and Fairley both reached base three times, although both still have AVGs appreciably below .250.
Stolp made his first start in twelve days, the result of being the last starter in the GreenJackets' rotation scheduled around the all-star break. Quirarte pitched a perfect 9th inning. On the first day of June, the Astros' Season pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout against the GreenJackets. This time he did not fare quite as well.
ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Vancouver 8-4
Salem-Keizer: 3B Andrew Biery: 3 for 3, BB, HBP
Salem-Keizer: DH Ryan Mantle: 0 for 5, SO
Salem-Keizer: RHP Orlando Yntema: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R,1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Salem-Keizer: RHP Jose Casilla: 1.0 IP, 2 K
Biery (22nd rounder) reached base in all five of his plate appearances. After going hitless in his first three pro games, he now has a six-game hitting streak to raise his AVG to .367 through 30 AB. After tonight's oh-fer, Mantle, a late round draftee a year ago, is now just 1 for 17 to start this season.
Yntema made his second straight start allowing just 1 ER. The 20-year-old Casilla, who was limited to just eight appearances (five starts) last year has yet to allow a baserunner in his five appearances this year.
R: Giants at Angels suspended after three innings due to a power problem
You say that like it's a bad thing. Sandoval would be the best hitter on a number of teams.
Please name them.
I love Kung Fu Panda, and I think he has a Tony Gwynn-type ceiling but he is still a rookie. He needs some protection in the lineup as he has quickly made a name for himself and teams are starting to pitch around him more. The Giants need another big bat (or two) to help drive in runs. The pitching is keeping them in every game.
#thestruggleisreal with Tomsula in as HC after the "Harbacle"
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