Nick Avila

San Francisco Giants Water Cooler: River Cats Split Double Header

From almost-comebacks to double-headers, there was plenty to pay attention to on Wednesday.

The San Francisco Giants almost recovered from an 8-0 deficit against the Boston Red Sox but fell just shy of the comeback. Matt Cain didn't make it out of the third inning for the Giants as he gave up six hits and five runs. The Giants would make things interesting after they scored seven unanswered runs, but the Red Sox added four more runs to keep San Francisco at an arm's length. Boston would go on to win 11-7. Mac Williamson homered and so did catcher Trevor Brown who went 3 for 5.

The Giants minor league affiliates' pitchers had some tough outings, in their own right, for the most part.

Sacramento River Cats

  • The River Cats split their double-header against the New Orleans Zephyrs as the teams made up their postponed game from yesterday. 
  • Vin Mazzaro started but Steven Okert took the loss in the opener as the Cats fell 3-0 and Adalberto Mejia started and earned the win in the second game. 
  • Andrew Susac and Travis Ishikawa hit back to back jacks in the sixth inning of the second game.
  • Susac went 3 for 4 and Ishi went 3 for 5. Neither played in the first game of the set.
  • Mejia went six innings and gave up four runs while striking six out.
  • Joe Panik, rehabbing with the Cats, went 1 for 4 with a double.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

  • Richmond lost to the Akron RubberDucks 7-3.
  • Shortstop C.J Hinojosa went 3 for 4 in the loss.
  • Starter Matt Gage took the L. Gage pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed five runs.
  • The Squirrels only went 3 for 10 with runners in scoring position.
  • After going 0 for 4 yesterday, Hunter Cole went 2 for 4 today.
  • Cole is batting .316 in his past 10 games, according to the team's website.

San Jose Giants

  • The Giants had the day off on Wednesday and prepare to face the Inland Empire 66ers.

Augusta GreenJackets

  • The GreenJackets snatched the maps away and earned a 7-3 win against the Asheville Tourists.
  • Augusta racked up 10 hits and eight of nine GreenJackets had hits.
  • DH Matt Pare went 1 for 4 with a homer.
  • Johneshwy Fargas went 2 for 4 and had two RBI in the nine-hole.
  • Cory Taylor got his eighth win of the season.
  • Taylor pitched six inninga, sat down seven Tourists and allowed two runs.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

  • The Volcanoes weren't able to erupt for much of anything and lost to the Boise Hawks 5-2.
  • Salem-Keizer only recorded three hits in the contest.
  • First baseman Ryan Kirby had the team's only extra base hit (a triple) and went 1 for 4.
  • Mac Marshall pitched 3 2/3 and gave up three earned runs to remain win-less on the year.
  • Carlos Diaz came in in relief and had a solid outing, going 2 1/3 and striking out four while allowing one run.
  • The Volcanoes went 0 for 5 with RISP and struck out 11 times as a team.


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