San Francisco Giants Water Cooler: Beede Leads With Shutout Victory

The Giants gained a half game on the Dodgers, the GreenJackets prepare for the postseason and Tyler Beede dominated for Richmond.

The Giants had an off day but a big Rockies victory over the Dodgers allowed San Francisco to inch a bit closer to reclaiming their first place slot. 

Sacramento River Cats

  • The Cats busted against the Reno Aces and dropped the first game of a three-game set,
  • Chris Heston was licked for six runs in four and 2/3 innings.
  • Former big leaguer Mac Williamson went 2 for 3 for Sac and had the team's only run of the night.
  • Shortsop Ruben Tejada added two hits as well and the smoking Austin Slater had a hit of his own.
  • Slater, who absolutely crushed the Aces in Reno, going 12 for 19 with five HRs, in the series just over a week ago kept his bat working.
  • Slater's average is now sitting above .300 for the Cats. In his past 10 games prior to tonight's action, Slater was batting .462 according to the team's website.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

  • Tyler Beede was absolutely on fire on the mound for the Squirrels.
  • Beede led Richmond to a 4-0 victory over Hartford as he pitched a complete game shutout and fanned 11 Goats.
  • Shortstop C.J. Hinojosa had a big day at the plate and finished the game with three hits in four ABs.
  • First baseman Chris Shaw had a solo blast in the sixth inning and the aforementioned Hinojosa followed up with one of his own.

San Jose Giants

  • The Giants prepare for their second to last home series of the 2016 season against the Bakersfield Blaze.
  • The series begins tomorrow at Municipal Stadium and wil be a three-game series.

Augusta GreenJackets

  • The GreenJackets, who are currently a half game out of first place in the SAL Southern for the second half, prepare for a series against the Lexington Legends.
  • Augusta is a game ahead of the Charleston RiverDogs for the season, however. 
  • The GreenJackets, 4-6 in their last 10 games, hope to finish the season off strong and head into postseason play.
  • Bryan Reynolds, who has now appeared in nine games for Augusta looks to continue moving up the ranks. Reynolds is batting .395 for Augusta so far.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

  • The Volcanoes earned a big win over the Vancouver Canadiens on Monday.
  • The 13-4 victory was powered by home runs from right fielder Heath Quinn, catcher Zach Bowers and left fielder Julio Pena.
  • Bowers finished the day 3 for 4 with three RBi.
  • Second baseman Kevin Rivera went 2 for 5 and moved his hit-streak to seven games.
  • Rivera is batting .350 in his last 10 according to the team's website.

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