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San Francisco Giants Water Cooler: Gio Brusa Shines

The Giants continue their slide, the River Cats win two in a row and outfielder Gio Brusa had a shining performance while partaking in All-Star festivities.

Sacramento River Cats

Gorkys Hernandez, who went 3 for 4 Monday, led the Cats to a 6-2 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes.

First baseman Travis Ishikawa and outfielder Austin Slater each had two hits and homered for Sacramento.

Chris Stratton earned his eighth win and went six innings.

Stratton allowed four hits and just one run while striking out five.

On Wednesday, Hernandez followed his three-hit performance with a 2 for 3 outing. 

Hernandez started the game with a solo shot.

The River Cats held on to win 10-8 over the Isotopes once again.

Outfielder Jarrett Parker was ejected, but Chris Denorfia replaced Parker and went 2 for 3 with a home run.

Relief pitcher Tyler Rogers got his first win of the year.

Rogers pitched three innings and allowed one run.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

The Squirrels dropped their second straight to the Altoona Curve on Wednesday.

The Curve defeated the Flying Squirrels 2-1 Wednesday.

Outfielder Steven Duggar was the lon e Squirrel with a pair of hits. 

Duggar went 2 for 4 with a walk.

Sam Coonrod started for Richmond and received a no decision after pitching 5 1/3 innings.

Coonrod allowed one run and struck four out.

The loss fell upon reliever Christian Jones who came in the game in the 12th inning and allowed the game-winning run.

San Jose Giants

The Giants won 6-4 over the Bakersfield Blaze.

Right fielder Dylan Davis had three hits on the night and all nine Giants batters had hits on the night.

It was Davis' third straight game with multiple hits.

Altogether, San Jose had 13 hits.

Catcher Rene Melendez went 1 for 4 and had two RBI.

Jordan Johnson struck five out and earned his seventh win of the season.

Augusta GreenJackets

Augusta earned a 2-0 shutout over the Columbia Fireflies on Wednesday.

Designated hitter Skyler Ewing had three hits while third baseman Dillon Dobson and first baseman Junior Arias each had a pair of hits.

Catcher Matt Winn had a home run and the only two RBI for the GreenJackets.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

While most Volcanoes enjoy their breaks while the short-season teams have their All-Star Break, Gio Brusa was tearing it up for the Northwest League.

Brusa won the Home Run Derby on Tuesday.

In Wednesday's All-Star Game, Brusa once again made his presence known as he blasted a home run.

Right fielder Ashford Fulmer also enjoyed a quality game as he had two hits in the Northwest All-Star's victory over the Pioneer League.

The Volcanoes will begin the next portion of their season on Thursday.

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