Minor League Rundown: 8/13

By Matt Cowlishaw
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RHP Chase Johnson; Mandatory Photo Credit: Vanessa Parker

Player of the Day: Again coming from the Northwest League, today’s top performer goes to RHP Chase Johnson.  The San Francisco Giants 2013 3rd round pick, Johnson went 5 innings for Short Season A Salem-Keizer giving up 0ER with only 2 hits, 7K, and 1BB.  This marks the 4th time Johnson has given up 0ER in 7 starts as a professional.  He has never given up more than 2ER in any of his outings, and lowered his ERA to 1.44 on the season.  Rehabbing Tony Abreu came in a close second going 3-4 with a double and 2RBI, but this one goes to the youngster.

 

Recap: (W 7-4) Tony Abreu went 3-4 with a double and 2RBI in another rehab start with Fresno, as the Grizzlies defeated Omaha. Gary Brown collected a couple of doubles, and Chris Dominguez knocked in a pair of runs. Former Giants bullpen arms George Kontos and Jean Machi gave up a run each and Heath Hembree extended his franchise record for saves, recording his 27th of the season.

At the Plate: Gary Brown 2-5, 2R, 2 2B (28 in 2013)

On the Mound: Mitch Lively W, 6IP, 3H, 2ER, 7K, 3BB

Pacific Coast League – South

Sacramento

Las Vegas

Tucson

Fresno

W-L

67-56

65-56

64-59

58-65

GB

1.0

3.0

9.0

AA Richmond Flying Squirrels

Recap: (W 7-6) Kelby Tomlinson got the scoring started with a 2 run double in the 2nd and later scored on a single by Ryan Lollis.  Richmond scored 3 in the 2nd, 2 in the 3rd, and 2 in the 6th on a double by Giants #5 prospect Joe Panik, and held on to defeat Akron.

At the Plate: Joe Panik 1-5, 2B, 2RBI

On the Mound: Chris Gloor W, 6.1IP, 9H, 5ER, BB, 3K

Eastern League – West

Harrisburg

Erie

Bowie

Richmond

Akron

Altoona

W-L

65-57

63-56

60-59

61-60

56-65

55-65

GB

0.5

3.5

3.5

8.5

9.0

High A San Jose Giants

Recap: (L 9-3) Second baseman Ryan Cavan homered and catcher Jeff Arnold drove in 2, but shaky pitching led to a loss for San Jose against Modesto.  Starter Jason Forjet allowed 5ER in 4IP, and reliever Chris Marlowe allowed 4ER in 2.  Giants #1 prospect Kyle Crick was bumped from his scheduled start with back tightness, but should be able to go this weekend.

At the Plate: Ricky Oropesa 2-4 (.329 BA on the season)

On the Mound: Jason Forjet ( 4IP, 5H, 5ER, 5K, 2BB.

California League – North

-Modesto

Visalia

San Jose*

Stockton

Bakersfield

W-L

28-23

27-24

26-25

23-27

21-30

GB

0.5

2.0

4.0

6.5

Low A Augusta GreenJackets

Recap: (W 2-0) Augusta scored in the bottom of the 7th on a double by Charles Jones that knocked in Mitchell Delfino, and again in the bottom of the 8th on a single by Trevor Brown that scored Shawn Payne.  Not much scoring in this one, but a fine pitcher’s duel between  Greenville and Augusta.  Martin Agosta, the Giants #7 prospect, went 3 innings of no-hit ball before succumbing to a predetermined 50 pitch limit.  Agosta was making his 1st start since July 21st – out due to a recurring blister problem.  With the win, Augusta takes over 1st place in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League.

At the Plate: Charles Jones 2-3, 2B, RBI

On the Mound: Martin Agosta 1.96 ERA, 3IP, 0 hits, BB, 4K (on a 50 pitch limit)

South Atlantic League – South

Augusta

Lexington

Savannah

Charleston

Greenville

Rome

Asheville

W-L

30-20

30-21

25-22

23-24

25-26

24-27

19-31

GB

0.5

3.5

5.5

6.0

6.5

11

Short Season A Salem-Keizer   Volcanoes

Recap: (W 3-0) Starting pitcher Chase Johnson went 5 shutout innings and the Volcanoes scored 1 in the 2nd, 1 in the 3rd, and tacked on another in the 9th for good measure in their victory over Hillsboro.  Second baseman Ryan Jones went 3-4 with 2 doubles, raising his season average to .378.  SS Jeremy Sy went 2-5 with a double and RBI.  This marked the 6th straight win for playoff-bound Salem-Keizer.

At the Plate: Ryan Jones 3-4, 2 2B, 2R, BB

On the Mound: Chase Johnson 5IP, 2H, 0ER, 7K, 1BB

Northwest League – South

Salem-Keizer

*

Boise

Hillsboro

Eugene

W-L

13-6

11-8

10-9

9-10

GB

2.0

3.0

4.0

AZL Giants: (W 9-4) Christian Arroyo – 2-5, 2B, 2RBI

DSL Giants: (L 9-8) DH Miguel Gomez – 3-6, 2B, 3RBI

*First-Half division champions, made playoffs.

Prospect rankings are based on those of mlb.com.

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