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San Francisco Giants Water Cooler: Set-Back for Hunter Pence?

Hunter Pence sat out the Sacramento River Cats' Sunday game after taking a pitch off of his right leg, but was expected to play Monday before the game was postponed due to wet grounds.

The San Francisco Giants had the day off on Monday but their minor league affiliates had busy days for the most part.

Sacramento River Cats

  • Hunter Pence and Joe Panik continue to rehab with the Cats.
  • Sacramento's game, however, was postponed on Monday.
  • They'll face the New Orleans Zephyrs in a double-header tomorrow. 
  • Ty Blach is expected to pitch the first game of the two-game set.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

  • The Flying Squirrels defeated the Akron RubberDucks 6-2.
  • Second baseman Brandon Bednar went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
  • Right fielder Hunter Cole had a great outing, going 3 for 4 with a triple and two runs.
  • Cole now has a five-game hitting streak and has reached base safely in 17 of his last 19 games (15 of those games with hits).
  • Pitcher Andrew Suarez earned his third win of the season pitching seven innings, allowing two runs and striking 10 out.
  • Preston Claiborne and Tyler Mizenko pitched an inning a piece allowing no hits.

San Jose Giants

  • The Giants dropped a heart breaker to the High Desert Mavericks 7-6.
  • San Jose took the lead in the top of the ninth on a Miguel Gomez single.
  • Gomez, who was recently called up to high-A is now 2 for 9 with the Giants.
  • The Mavericks scored two in the bottom half of the ninth to walk off.
  • Tyler Cyr took the loss for the Giants.
  • Rehabbing Ehire Adrianza went 1 for 3 with a home run.

Augusta GreenJackets

  • Augusta beat the Delmarva Shorebirds 6-4.
  • Left fielder Jean Angomas had himself a day going 3 for 4 with a triple, a run and three RBI.
  • Michael Connolly earned his seventh win after pitching five innings.
  • Caleb Smith came in for relief and pitched 1 2/3 innings. 
  • Smith allowed one hit and had a strikeout.
  • Ryan Koziol also pitched 1 1/3 innings and struck two out to earn a hold and Carlos Alvarado earned his sixth save of the year.
  • Alvarado has yet to allow a run in eight appearances with the GreenJackets.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

  • The Volcanoes almost blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning but escaped with a 7-6 victory over the Boise Hawks.
  • Third baseman Manuel Geraldo went 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
  • Kendry Melo came in for relief and pitched 2 1/3 innings to get the win.
  • Melo gave up one earned run and struck out four.
  • Cesar Yanez pitched 2/3 of an inning to seal the deal and get his fourth save of the year. 
  • Yanez, the 21-year-old from Venezuela, has allowed one earned run in 12 appearances (15 innings pitched).


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