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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.

Yesterday we started this new project here at Giants Farm to keep you up to speed with the goings on in the San Francisco Giants farm system. The goal is to provide brief bullet points from each game from the Giants affiliates for a quick, easy read on a daily basis. As always, constructive feedback is always welcome, and some of what you may find here may also already be available on on Twitter feed (@SFGiantsonScout) as we tend to share more of the news as it happens there. Anyway, here is a quick recap of Saturday's action on the farm.

Sacramento River Cats

  • River Cats won for the fifth time in six games, 5-2.
  • Ty Blach (8-5, 4.12) was dealing on Saturday night, tossing seven innings, allowing six hits and two runs and striking out ten. He also went 1-for-2 at the plate.
  • Jean Machi worked 1.2 innings and struck out one. 
  • 1B Ricky Oropesa went 1-for-3 with two RBI.
  • 27 year-old SS Ali Castillo, just brought up from Richmond, collected two hits for the third time in three games with Sacramento and is batting .600. 
  • 28-year-old OF Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base. He's batting .457 over his last ten.
  • For more on the game, our staff writer Nick Avila wrote up a recap here.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

  • Richmond's two errors led to two unearned runs for Trenton in the Squirrels' 5-2 loss
  • Andrew Suarez (2-6, 6.14) got the loss after allowing four runs (three earned) and ten hits in seven innings pitched. He struck out seven and didn't allow a walk.
  • C.J. Hinojosa got his first hit with Richmond, a line-drive single in the fifth. 
  • 2B Brandon Bednar went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in both Richmond runs in the seventh. He's batting .360 through his first seven Double-A games.
  • With second baseman Bednar and shortstop Hinojosa in Richmond, Christian Arroyo has continued to see playing time at third. Saturday was the 22nd game at the position. 
  • Chris Shaw was the DH and went 1-for-5.

San Jose Giants

  • Starter Jordan Johnson (6-6, 4.63) got the win in Visailia, tossing six innings, allowing eight hits and five runs (four earned) and striking out six. 
  • CF Ronnie Jebavy went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored. 
  • Tyler Cyr went two innings, gave up a hit, a walk and struck out one. He has a 0.00 ERA in seven innings with San Jose. 
  • Kelby Tomlinson made a rehab start with the club and went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the DH. 
  • Jonah Arenado went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. 

Augusta GreenJackets

  • After getting shut out last night, Augusta squeaked by with a 2-1 win over Charleston. 
  • Matt Solter (2-0, 5.54) had another solid outing for the GreenJackets with six innings of one-run ball in which he gave up six hits and struck out four. 
  • Lucius Fox went 1-for-4 with his fourth triple of the season and a run scored. 

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

  • A three-run Eugene third doomed the Volcanoes in their 4-3 loss.
  • Victor Concepcion (1-3, 6.00) cruised through the first two innings, striking out five, but exited after the third after giving up three hits, three walks and three runs in the inning. He ended the night with six strikeouts. 
  • Top pick Bryan Reynolds struggled in his second game, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He's still looking for his first hit through two games. 
  • 22-year-old catcher and San Jose native John Riley is 13-for-37 on the season (.351)

The signing day for International players was yesterday, and the Giants were able to sign 15 players from around the world. You can find out who San Francisco signed, and watch some brief scouting videos on some of them here

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