Rick Scuteri, USA Today

San Francisco Giants Water Cooler: Chris Stratton Earns 12th Win

Chris Stratton and the River Cats combined for a shutout against the Aces, Augusta took control of first place and Salem-Keizer earned their second straight victory.

The Giants dropped the first game of a two-game series to the Diamondbacks 4-3. Arizona's big fifth inning was enough to earn the win as the Giants' ninth inning rally fell short. Left fielder Angel Pagan and right fielder Hunter Pence each had three hits for San Francisco, while the team's center fielder, Denard Span, left the game with a neck injury.

Sacramento River Cats

  • The Cats flushed the Aces on Tuesday as they prevailed 4-0.
  • Chris Stratton, along with Steven Okert and Jean Machi combined for a six-hit shutout. Okert and Machi allowed nothing in relief.
  • Third baseman Grant Green had two hits for Sacramento and second baseman Kelby Tomlinson, who led off, also provided two hits for the River Cats.
  • The Cats only outhit the Aces 7-6 and both teams stranded seven on the bases but the Cats were able to do enough to get the win.

Richmond Flying Squirrels

  • Richmond won 11-0 over Hartford on Tuesday as the second game of the double-header was cancelled.
  • It was the second shutout in as many days for the Squirrels.
  • Right fielder Tyler Horan was a beast with two hits, both home runs, and five RBI.
  • Lead off Steven Duggar also provided two hits for the team.
  • Andrew Suarez pitched seven innings allowing just six hits while striking out three.
  • Recently signed veteran Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless ninth as well.
  • It was the fifth appearance for Nathan with Richmond and he kept his ERA at 0.00.

San Jose Giants

  • The Giants lost the lead in the top of the ninth and dropped their series opener to the Bakersfield Blaze 3-2.
  • The Giants only got four hits and two of those came from the bat of third baseman Miguel Gomez, who went 2 for 3.
  • Reyes Moronta took the loss and the blown save for the Giants.
  • It was Moronta's fourth blown save of the season.

Augusta GreenJackets

  • The GreenJackets did just enough to earn a 2-1 win over the Lexington Legends as the team compiled just five hits.
  • The win put the GreenJackets in first place in the SAL South division.
  • It will be a two-team race in all likelihood for the crown as the Rome Braves are only a half game behind and the third place Greenville Drive's elimination number is one.
  • DH Junior Arias had two hits, including a triple, and also touched home plate twice.

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

  • The Volcanoes beat the Canadiens 5-4 and look to close out August on a three-game winning streak tomorrow.
  • Shortstop Manuel Geraldo had a double and two RBI for the Volcanoes.
  • Left fielder Gio Brusa, second baseman Kevin River and right fielder Julio Pena each added ribbys as well.
  • Melvin Adon pitched six strong to earn his fourth win.
  • Adon allowed just two runs and had seven Ks.

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