#SFGiants Minors Rundown: 8/25


Joe Kurrasch; Photo Credit: Vanessa Parker

Player of the Day: Augusta GreenJackets LHP Joe Kurrasch set a season-high with 12 strikeouts in a brilliant 7 inning, 2 hit performance Sunday.  Since being called up to Augusta from Salem-Keizer, Kurrasch has gone 5-0 with a 1.88 ERA, 31 K, and 7 BB in 24 IP.

Fresno Grizzlies – AAA Pacific Coast League

Highlights/News: (W 4-1) Las Vegas couldn’t solve LHP Eric Surkamp, as he went 8 innings and gave up just 4 hits and 1 run, and Fresno avoided the 5 game sweep.  In each of his last 6 starts, Surkamp has gone 7 innings or more and has given up no more than 2 ER in any of those starts.

At the Plate: 1B Johnny Monell 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B; 3B Chris Dominguez 2-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI

On the Mound: LHP Eric Surkamp 8 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 2 BB

Jul 23, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Eric Surkamp (47) pitches during the first inning in the first game of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds at AT

Richmond Flying Squirrels – AA Eastern League

Highlights/News: (W 3-0) #11 prospect LHP Edwin Escobar blanked Altoona over 6.1 innings and right fielder Jarrett Parker knocked his franchise-record-setting 17th HR of the season as the Flying Squirrels bounced back for a victory — after getting swept in a doubleheader the night before.

At the Plate:  3B Adam Duvall 2-4, R, HR, RBI; RF Jarrett Parker 1-3, R, HR, 2 RBI

On the Mound: #11 prospect Edwin Escobar 6.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 6 K, BB

Jun 18, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Giants pitcher Edwin Escobar (47) during the fourth inning of the California League vs Carolina League All Star Game at San Jose Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Giants – High A California League

Highlights/News: (W 4-2) Mac Williamson homered again for San Jose and the Giants scored 4 runs in the 4th inning to extend their winning streak to nine games with a victory over Bakersfield.  The HR was Williamson’s 24th of the season, moving him into 4th place on the San Jose single-season list.

At the PlateRF Mac Williamson 1-3, R, HR, RBI; C Jeff Arnold 1-4, R, 2B, RBI

On the Mound: RHP Jason Forjet 5 IP, 5 H, R, ER, BB, 5 K

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

Augusta GreenJackets – Low A South Atlantic League

Highlights/News: (W 6-3) LHP Joe Kurrasch set a season high with 12 strikeouts and moved to 5-0 with a 1.88 ERA since being called up to Augusta from Salem-Keizer as the GreenJackets defeated Hickory Sunday.  Augusta has now won 5 in a row and maintains a 4.5 game lead heading into the final few games of the season.

At the Plate: RF Joseph Rapp 2-5, 2 RBI; 3B Mitchell Delfino 2-4, 2 R, BB

On the Mound: LHP Joe Kurrasch 7 IP, 2 H, R, ER, 12 K, 2 BB

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes – Short Season A Northwest League

Highlights/News: Game suspended in the 3rd inning tied 1-1, will resume today.

AZL Giants: W 5-3 (40-13; 1st Place) #8 prospect SS Christian Arroyo 3-4 (.324 BA), R, 2B, RBI, BB

DSL Giants: L 6-5 (45-22; 1st Place) #14 prospect CF Gustavo Cabrera 1-3, R, 2B

x = First-Half division champions, made playoffs.

Prospect rankings are based on those of mlb.com.