#SFGiants Minors Rundown: 8/18

Mac Williamson; Photo Credit: Kenny Karst/Milb.com

Player of the Day: Right fielder Mac Williamson connected for his 70th RBI of the season and went 2-4 with a double today as San Jose downed Inland Empire 2-1.  Williamson is hitting .278 with 20 HR, 70 RBI, and 27 doubles this season for the playoff-bound Giants. 

Fresno Grizzlies – AAA Pacific Coast League

Highlights/News: (W 6-4) The Grizzlies pounded out 11 hits and Jean Machi and Heath Hembree shut the door as Fresno defeated Reno.  Hembree recorded his 8th in a row and 29th total save of the season to extend the single season franchise record.

At the Plate: CF-RF Juan Perez 2-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI; 3B Chris Dominguez 3-4, 2 R, 2B; RF-LF Francisco Peguero 2-4, 2 R, 3B, RBI; LF Kensuke Tanaka 2-2, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, BB

On the Mound: RHP Mitch Lively 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 K, 2 BB; RHP Geroge Kontos 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2ER, BB, K, HR; RHP Jean Machi 0.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K; RHP Heath Hembree 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, K

Jul 11, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Kensuke Tanaka (37) is congratulated by third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) after scoring during the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

 

SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS

W

L

GB

Sacramento (Athletics)

71

57

-

Las Vegas (Mets)

70

57

1/2

Tucson (Padres)

66

62

5

Fresno   (Giants)

61

67

10

 

Richmond Flying Squirrels – AA Eastern League

Highlights/News: (L 11-0) It wasn’t a great day for the Flying Squirrels as they got knocked around by Bowie – even 2nd baseman Skyler Stromsmoe got to pitch – inducing a couple pop-outs with “knuckleballs” in the 8th inning.  Richmond now sits 2.5 games out of first with 15 games to play.

At the Plate: 3B-P Skyler Stromsmoe 2-4; #5 Prospect PH-2B Joe Panik 1-3, BB

On the Mound: LHP Chris Gloor 5.2 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 5 K, 2 BB

2B Skyler Stromsmoe; Photo Credit: Real Life Studios

 

WESTERN DIVISION STANDINGS

W

L

GB

Erie (Tigers)

67

59

-

Harrisburg (Nationals)

67

60

1/2

Richmond   (Giants)

65

62

2 1/2

Bowie (Orioles)

64

62

3

Akron (Indians)

59

67

8

Altoona (Pirates)

58

68

9

 

San Jose Giants – High A California League

Highlights/News: (W 2-1) Second baseman Trevor Brown scored the winning run on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 9th as San Jose completed the three game sweep of Inland Empire.  Mac Williamson collected his 70th RBI of the season and Giants pitching held the 66ers to just 6 hits and 1 run.  San Jose has 14 regular season games left before beginning the California League playoffs on September 7th.

At the Plate: RF Mac Williamson 2-4, 2B, RBI; DH Brock Bond 2-2, 2 BB

On the Mound: RHP Austin Fleet 6 IP, 6 H, ER, 6 K, 0 BB

 

 

NORTH DIVISION STANDINGS

W

L

PCT

GB

STRK

Modesto (Rockies)

32

23

.582

-

WON 6

Visalia (Diamondbacks)

29

26

.527

3

WON 1

x-San   Jose (Giants)

29

27

.518

3 1/2

WON 3

Stockton (Athletics)

27

28

.491

5

LOST 1

Bakersfield (Reds)

22

33

.400

10

LOST 2

 

Augusta GreenJackets – Low A South Atlantic League

Highlights/News: (GM1 L 2-1; GM2 W 7-6) Augusta and Savannah split a long-awaited doubleheader this afternoon after being rained out twice in two days.  Savannah took the first in a pitcher’s duel and stormed back scoring 6 runs in the final two innings of game two, but Augusta was able to hold on for the win.  The GreenJackets remain 3 up in the division with 15 left to play.

At the Plate: 2B Al Robles (GM1) 3-3, 2B; C Ben Turner (GM2) 2-2. 3 RBI, BB

On the Mound: RHP Justin Schumer (GM1) 5.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 4 K, 2 BB; LHP Matthew Lujan (GM2) W, 5 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 K, 5 BB

 

SOUTHERN DIVISION STANDINGS

W

L

GB

Augusta   (Giants)

33

21

-

Lexington (Royals)

31

25

3

Savannah (Mets)

26

25

5 1/2

Charleston (Yankees)

28

28

6

Rome (Braves)

28

28

6

Greenville (Red Sox)

25

28

7 1/2

Asheville (Rockies)

20

34

13

 

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – Short Season A Northwest League

Highlights/News: (W 15-5) Salem-Keizer exploded for 15 runs, 14 hits, 5 doubles, 2 HR, and 14 RBI in a pounding of Vancouver.  The Volcanoes led 10-3 in the top of the 9th before erupting for 5 more runs, including a Jeremy Sy Grand Slam.  Salem-Keizer is now 39-23 for the season and begins the Northwest League Playoffs and their quest for a title on September 4th.

At the Plate: DH Jeremy Sy 2-5, 4 R, 2B, HR (Grand Slam), 4 RBI, BB; RF Tyler Horan 3-6, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI; C Ty Ross 3-4, R, 2 2B, RBI

On the Mound: RHP Chase Johnson 4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 K, BB

 

 

Chase Johnson; Photo Credit: Vanessa Parker

SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS

W

L

GB

x-Salem-Keizer   (Giants)

16

8

-

Boise (Cubs)

14

9

1 1/2

Yakima (Diamondbacks)

13

11

3

Eugene (Padres)

11

13

5

 

AZL Giants: Bruce Bochy announced today that Angel Pagan will be joining Fresno in “a few days”. So far Pagan has experienced no issues with his left hamstring during his rehab assignment.

 

DSL Giants:  Off Day

 

x = First-Half division champions, made playoffs.

 

Prospect rankings are based on those of mlb.com.

Topics: Angel Pagan, Augusta GreenJackets, Fresno Grizzlies, Mac Williamson, Minor Leagues, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Giants

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