Mark J. Rebilas, USA Today

San Francisco Giants Water Cooler: Squirrels Fly High

The Giants and its affiliates went undefeated on Tuesday night and there were plenty of big performances.

The San Francisco Giants got a 9-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds last night. Brandon Crawford was 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI. Pitcher Matt Cain went 1 for 2 with a homer and three RBI and earned the win for the Giants. Santiago Casilla closed out the game for his 22nd save of the year.

Sacramento River Cats

The big name of their roster, Hunter Pence, went 3 for 5 with a homer and two RBI as the Cats defeated the Reno Aces 12-4.

Joe Panik, who hasn't performed all that well with Sacramento (batting .111) went 0 for 3 while Ehire Adrianza led off and went 2 for 6.

Shortstop Kelby Tomlinson had a big day at the plate going 4 for 5 with three runs and two RBI.

Center fielder Gorkys Hernandez, who was moved from usual lead off role, went 3 for 4 with a triple, a run and two RBI.

Starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia went five strong and allowed five hits and two runs while sitting down seven Aces.

Tyler Rogers came on in relief in the eighth inning and walked three batters while allowing a run.

Rogers had bases loaded but got out of the inning when he got Mitch Haniger to ground into an inning ending double play.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

The Squirrels put on a hitting clinic in Akron as they compiled 17 hits and beat the RubberDucks 10-4.

Richmond got on the board in the first inning and took a 1-0 lead on a Ryder Jones single which scored Christian Arroyo.

Jones finished the game 3 for 5 with a team-high four RBI.

Like a replay being shown, Jones once again sent Arroyo to the plate in the third inning, but this time on a ground out. This made it 2-0.

The RubberDucks weren't ready for bath time yet, however, and scored four runs of their own in the sixth.

The Flying Squirrels responded in the seventh and exploded for six runs to take an 8-4 lead. They'd tack on two more in the eighth and come away with the win.

San Jose Giants

Jonah Arenado's RBI hit by pitch in the seventh inning would be the decisive run in the Giants' 2-1 victory.

Dylan Davis had a home run in the fourth inning, his ninth of the season, and reached base four times going 2 for 2 with two walks.

Jason Forjet had another good outing as he went seven innings and struck out seven to earn his 10th win of the year. Forjet allowed the Bakersfield Blaze's only run.

D.J. Snelton closed out the game for his first save of the year as well.

Augusta GreenJackets

The GreenJackets beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 3-1.

Catcher Matt Winn had a two-run HR for his only hit of the game while center fielder Johneshwy Fargas went 3 for 4.

Cory Taylor got his ninth win of the year and pitched six innings while allowing one run.

Taylor struck seven Grasshoppers out and his lone earned run was a solo shot by Zach Sullivan.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

The Volcanoes beat the Euguen Emeralds 5-1.

Mac Marshall pitched five innings and allowed just one hit while picking up his first win of the year.

While two of the Volcanoes' recent All-Star selections participated in the game, only 2016 draft pick Gio Brusa had a day to remember. 

Brusa went 2 for 5 with a double and two runs while teammate Kevin Rivera was hit-less in three at-bats.

Brusa and Rivera join Ashford Fulmer and John Riley on the Northwest League All Star roster.

The Northwest League-Pioneer League All-Star Game will take place on Aug. 2 in Ogden, Utah.

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