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
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
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
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
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
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.