September 17, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Eric Surkamp warms up before the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

#SFGiants Minors Rundown: 8/15

Player of the Day:  Giants #13 prospect LHP Eric Surkamp pitched 7 innings tonight for Fresno, giving up only 1ER for the fourth start in a row.  In 8 starts with Fresno since returning from an absense of over a year due to Tommy John surgery, Surkamp has recorded a 2.77 ERA in 64IP, with a 54/17 K/BB ratio.  We can forget that Surkamp got hammered in his one start with San Francisco in 2013 – for one night.  As he finds his way back, perhaps Surkamp can be a contributor to the big club in the future.

AAA Fresno Grizzlies

Highlights/News: (W 6-1) Fresno controlled the game early, scoring 4 in the 1st inning, and cruised to a 6-1 victory over Omaha. Eric Surkamp went 7 innings and gave up just 1ER, marking the 4th consecutive start for him with those numbers.  In 8 AAA starts since returning from Tommy John surgery, Surkamp has a 2.77 ERA in 48.2IP.

At the Plate:

CF Gary Brown 2-5, R, SB

1B Chris Dominguez 2-5, R, 2B

LF Francisco Peguero 2-5, R, RBI

On the Mound:

LHP Eric Surkamp 7IP, 6H, 1ER, 5SO, BB

 

 

Pacific Coast League – South

 -

Sacramento

Las Vegas

Tucson

Fresno

W-L

69-56

67-56

66-59

59-66

GB

-

0.5

2.5

9.5

AA Richmond Flying Squirrels

Highlights/News: Deja-vu!  The Squirrels came back again in the bottom of the 8th, this time scoring 6 runs to overcome Akron and complete the sweep.  In a story mirroring yesterday’s comeback, Richmond trailed the entire way until the 6 run rally put them up 9-6.  With the victory Richmond now sits only 2.5 games back of a playoff spot.

At the Plate:

C Jesus Navarro 2-3, R, 2B, 2RBI, BB

2B Skyler Stromsmoe 2-3, 2R, 3RBI

On the Mound:

RHP Taylor Rogers 4IP, 8H, 2ER, 2K, 2BB

LHP Josh Osich W, 1.1IP, 0H, 0ER

 

 

Eastern League – West

-

Harrisburg

Erie

Richmond

Bowie

Altoona

Akron

W-L

66-58

64-58

63-60

62-60

57-65

56-67

GB

-

1.0

2.5

3.0

8.0

9.5

High A San Jose Giants

Highlights/News: (L 4-3) San Jose scored 3 in the 6th inning on a Ricky Oropesa HR to take the lead 3-2, but Modesto rallied for 2 in the bottom of the 8th to take the victory and seal the 3 game sweep of the Giants.  It was announced officially today that Giants #1 prospect Kyle Crick will pitch on Friday, 3 days after being scratched with back stiffness.  He will take the place of scheduled starter, #12 prospect LHP Ty BlachINF Matt Duffy was placed on the DL prior to the game, and INF Trevor Brown was added from Augusta.  Duffy was hitting .305 with 4HR in 20 games with San Jose.

At the Plate:

1B Ricky Oropesa 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

On the Mound:

#2 Prospect RHP Clayton Blackburn 5IP, 6H, 2ER, 5K, 3BB

 

 

 

California League – North

-

Modesto

Visalia

San Jose*

Stockton

Bakersfield

W-L

30-23

28-25

26-27

25-27

22-31

GB

-

2.0

4.0

4.5

8.0

Low A Augusta GreenJackets

Highlights/News: (W 3-2)Augusta completed a sweep of Greenville Thursday night with a walkoff win in the 12th inning.  The GreenJackets tied it in the 9th on a 2 run scoring groundout by left fielder Shawn Payne – and won it in the 12th on an Alberto Robles single.  Giants #4 ranked prospect Chris Stratton gave up 2ER over 7IP, and has a 2.24 ERA over his last 10 starts.

At the Plate:

2B-3B Alberto Robles 1-4, game winning RBI 1B 

On the Mound:

RHP Chris Stratton 7IP, 8H, 2ER, 3K, 0BB

LHP Joe Kurrasch W, 2IP, 2H, 5K, 0BB

 

 

South Atlantic League – South

-

Augusta

Lexington

Savannah

Charleston

Rome

Greenville

Asheville

W-L

32-20

30-23

25-24

27-26

26-27

23-27

20-32

GB

-

2.5

5.5

5.5

6.5

8.0

12.0

Short Season A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Highlights/News: (W 6-5) Trailing 5-4 in the top of the 9th, the Volcanoes rallied for 2 runs in yet another comeback victory today down on the farm.  Hillsboro pitching walked the bases loaded in the 9th and OF Brian Ragira hit a 2 run single to seal the victory for Salem-Keizer.  Starter RHP Chris Johnson has registered just 2 walks in his last 58IP, and only 5 total on the season (65IP).  The Volcanoes have won 10 out of their last 12.

At the Plate:

2B Ryan Jones 2-4, R, RBI

RF Brian Ragira 2-4, R, 2RBI

On the Mound:

RHP Chris Johnson 5.2IP, 7H, 2ER, 4K, 0BB

 

 

 

Northwest League – South

-

S/K*

Boise

Hillsboro

Eugene

W-L

14-7

14-8

11-10

9-13

GB

-

0.5

3.0

5.5

AZL Giants: 34-11 (L 7-2)

2B Will Callaway 4-5, RBI

1B Jonathan Jones 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB

DSL Giants: 38-21 (L 9-6)

#14 Prospect CF Gustavo Cabrera 1-5, 3-R HR, 3RBI, 4K

*First-Half division champions, made playoffs.

Prospect rankings are based on those of mlb.com.

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