July 9, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Kensuke Tanaka (37) acknowledges the crowd after recording his first MLB hit on a single during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at AT

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Player of the Day: Kensuke Tanaka blasted his 1st North American HR for the Fresno Grizzlies Friday night.  Tanaka is hitting .332 with 31 RBI, 22 steals, and now…1 HR.  Congrats to the man that left behind millions in Japan to realize his dream of playing professional baseball in the U.S.

Fresno Grizzlies – AAA Pacific Coast League

Highlights/News: (L 9-8) Johnny Monell drove in 3 to up his RBI total to 62, Angel Pagan and Kensuke Tanaka drove in a pair each, but it wasn’t enough as Fresno fell in extras again to Las Vegas.  Tanaka hit his first professional HR in North America.  Heath Hembree blew his 5th save of the season after converting 9 in a row – a streak that lasted nearly 2 months.

At the Plate: CF Angel Pagan 1-3, 2 RBI; 1B Johnny Monell 2-6, 2B, 3 RBI (62); 3B Chris Dominguez 3-4, 2 R, BB; LF Kensuke Tanaka 3-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB.

On the Mound: RHP Mitch Lively 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 K, 4 BB; RHP Heath Hembree 1.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, K, BB

May 20, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan (16) hits an RBI double against the Washington Nationals in the fourth inning at AT

 

SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS

W

L

GB

Las Vegas (Mets)

75

57

-

Sacramento (Athletics)

74

60

2

Tucson (Padres)

71

63

5

Fresno   (Giants)

63

70

12.5

 

 

Richmond Flying Squirrels – AA Eastern League

Highlights/News: Postponed due to rain.  Richmond and Altoona will play a doubleheader Saturday to make up for Friday.

 

WESTERN DIVISION STANDINGS

W

L

GB

Erie (Tigers)

70

61

-

Harrisburg (Nationals)

69

63

1.5

Bowie (Orioles)

67

64

3

Richmond   (Giants)

67

64

3

Akron (Indians)

63

68

7

Altoona (Pirates)

59

72

11

 

San Jose Giants – High A California League

Highlights/News: (W 10-2) Mac Williamson connected for his 23rd homer of the year and San Jose cruised to a lopsided victory over Bakersfield, their 7th in a row.  #1 prospect Kyle Crick walked 4 but gave up just 1 earned run across 5 innings.  Crick has a 1.75 ERA in 61.2 IP this season.

At the Plate: RF Mac Williamson 2-5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI; 3B Myles Schroder 3-6, 3 R, 2 2B; SS Bobby Haney 2-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB

On the Mound: #1 prospect Kyle Crick 5 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 4 BB

Jul 14, 2013; Flushing , NY, USA; USA pitcher Kyle Crick throws a pitch during the 2013 All Star Futures Game at Citi Field. USA defeated World 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

 

NORTH DIVISION STANDINGS

W

L

GB

Modesto (Rockies)

36

24

-

x-San   Jose (Giants)

33

27

3

Visalia (Diamondbacks)

32

28

4

Stockton (Athletics)

27

33

9

Bakersfield (Reds)

23

37

13

 

Augusta GreenJackets – Low A South Atlantic League

Highlights/News: (W 10-9) The GreenJackets had 16 hits and held on for the victory in a high scoring game against Hickory.  2B-SS Al Robles went 4-4 with a couple of doubles to lead the way for Augusta, who now maintains a 3.5 game lead in the division.

At the Plate: Al Robles 4-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 3B Mitchell Delfino 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI; 1B Joseph Rapp 2-5, R, HR, RBI

On the Mound: LHP Matthew Lujan 5.1 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 3 K, BB

Matthew_Lujan; Photo Credit: Augusta GreenJackets, milb.com

 

SOUTHERN DIVISION STANDINGS

W

L

GB

Augusta   (Giants)

37

23

-

Lexington (Royals)

34

27

3.5

Rome (Braves)

33

28

4.5

Charleston (Yankees)

30

31

7.5

Savannah (Mets)

28

29

7.5

Greenville (Red Sox)

25

33

11

Asheville (Rockies)

23

37

14

 

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – Short Season A Northwest League

Highlights/News: (L 8-1) Giants 2013 3rd round pick RHP Chase Johnson had his worst start of the season with Salem-Keizer giving up 6 ER in 3 innings, as Boise defeated the Volcanoes and completed a three game sweep.  In total, Salem-Keizer has now lost 5 in a row as they approach the Northwest League playoffs.

At the Plate: CF Tyler Hollick 3-5, RBI;

On the Mound: RHP Chase Johnson 3 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, K, 2 BB, 2 HR

Chase Johnson; Photo Credit: Vanessa Parker

 

SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS

W

L

GB

Yakima (Diamondbacks)

18

11

-

Boise (Cubs)

17

12

1

x-Salem-Keizer   (Giants)

16

13

2

Eugene (Padres)

12

17

6

 

AZL Giants: (W 7-4; 39-13) #8 prospect SS Christian Arroyo 2-4 (.421 BA over his last 10 games, .314 on the season), 2 R, 3B, RBI; LHP Donald Snelton 5 IP, 6 H, R, ER, 7 K, 0 BB

 

DSL Giants:  (W 8-3; 45-21) 2B Marco Guzman 3-4, R, 3 2B, BB

 

x = First-Half division champions, made playoffs.

 

Prospect rankings are based on those of mlb.com.

 

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