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San Francisco Giants Minor League Water Cooler

Want to sound smart at the water cooler when your friends talk about the San Francisco Giants? Here are some tidbits from last night's action that are easy to remember and will have the ladies swooning.

We're going to try something new here at Giants Farm. Lately I've been on the lookout for larger themes, or interesting stories concerning the Giants and their farm system, but the personal schedule has been pretty darn full of late and that just isn't fair to you, the reader. So what I am going to attempt to make a daily occurrence is a sort of minor league quick fix that will cover some storylines from each level in the Giants system, with some extra focus being put on the players that I myself find the most intriguing in the hope that you find them interesting as well. Let's give this a shot! 

Sacramento River Cats

  • Sacramento lost 7-2 to Albuquerque, snapping their four-game win streak. 
  • Sergio Romo tossed an inning, allowed one hit and struck out one.
  • Tyler Rogers (one of my favorite players to keep tabs on) pitched a scoreless 9th inning in his River Cats debut. He has allowed all of 3 earned runs this year over 36 innings pitched (35 with Double-A Richmond) for an ERA of 0.75 between the two levels.
  • Clayton Blackburn (Giants #8 prospect) was tagged for seven runs in five innings, upping his ERA to 5.01 and dropping his record to 5-6.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

  • Sam Coonrod led the Flying Squirrels to a 6-2 victory over Trenton with 6.2 innings in which he allowed two runs (one earned), struck out four and walked two. 
  • Ray Black worked an inning of relief and struck out one and probably hit triple digits a bunch of times. 
  • Shortstop C.J. Hinojosa is still looking for his first hit with Richmond through seven at-bats after a promotion from San Jose earlier in the week. He was the only Squirrel to go hitless on Friday.
  • Chris Shaw, promoted with Hinojosa, went 3-for-5 with an RBI. 
  • Right Fielder Carlos Moncrief hit his third homer of the season and is batting .286 over his last ten games. 

San Jose Giants

  • A six-run 7th propelled the San Jose Giants to victory, with starter Jason Forjet getting the win. 
  • Forjet went seven, gave up five runs (two earned) on nine hits and struck out six. 
  • Catcher Ty Ross was the only Giants to not record a hit on Friday. He did record a sac-fly, however. 
  • Right Fielder Dylan Davis went 1-for-4 with a 3-run homer and an RBI groundout. That's Davis' third homer of the season
  • Jonah Arenado (9) and Daniel Carbonell (1) joined in on the home run parade. 
  • Davis and Carbonell drove in seven of the team's ten runs. 
  • San Jose is 3-6 to start the second half, four games behind first-place Bakersfield. 

Augusta GreenJackets

  • Augusta was shut out for the third time this season in a 10-0 loss. 
  • Even with the lopsided loss, Augusta is 6-3 in the second half, tied for first with Asheville (Rockies) and Rome (Braves). 
  • Number four prospect, SS Lucius Fox went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Miguel Gomez went 3-for-4 and is batting .369 through 55 games.
  • Gomez had been playing the corners all season with Augusta, but on Friday he manned second base. In previous years Gomez had also received time behind the plate.
  • Even though the GreenJackets committed three errors, none of them belonged to Gomez.
  • Junior Arias went 2-for-4 while playing first base. He has been splitting time evenly between first and right field this year, with an appearance in left. 

Salem-Kiezer Volcanoes

  • The Volcanoes dropped their 5th straight on Friday night in a 7-4 loss in Eugene.
  • The Giants top selection of the 2016 draft, Bryan Reynolds, went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his professional debut. 
  • Heath Quinn, taken a round after Reynolds, went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a pair of strikeouts. 
  • 12th round selection Ryan Kirby went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored.
  • Gustavo Cabrera drove in three of the Volcanoe's four runs with one swing of the bat in the 7th, connecting for his second home run of the season. 

Notes: Kelby Tomlinson is set to rehab in San Jose on Saturday and Sunday according to Joe Ritzo, San Jose's play-by-play broadcaster. 

If you are interested in scouting reports on some of the players mentioned, Giant Potential has some great information available and can be found on Twitter under the same handle.

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