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Sep 04

Game Wrap 9/3/2017: Cardinals 7 Giants 3

The Cardinals lineup pounded away at Madison Bumgarner and the Giants and finally wore them down.  Had it not been for 2 spectacular catches by Gorkys Hernandez, it would have been a lot worse.  Key Lines; Gorkys Hernandez CF- 0 for 3, BB.  BA= .260.  By defensive metrics, Gorkys is not a great defensive

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Sep 03

Game Wrap 9/2/2017: Giants 2 Cardinals 1

It looked like Jeff Samardzija would once again but a hard luck loser, but his effort did not go for naught as the Giants pushed across a tying run in the 9’th inning and won it on Nick Hundley’s walk-off dinger in the 10’th.  Key Lines: Hunter Pence PH/RF- 1 for 1.  BA= .258.  Pence did

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Sep 02

Down on the Farm: 9/1/2017

AAA  Sacramento River Cats outlasted the Las Vegas 51’s 3-2(10 innings): Roberto Gomez RHP- 5 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K’s.  ERA= 4.07. Reyes Maronta RHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K’s.  ERA= 2.25. -September is looking like a great time to assess whether Maronta is ready to pitch in the biglies

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Aug 28

Down on the Farm: 8/27/2017

AAA  El Paso Chihuahuas nipped the Sacramento River Cats 6-5: Orlando Calixte SS- 1 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .249. Chris Shaw LF- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .291. Mac Williamson RF- 1 for 3, 2B, 2 BB.  BA= .238. Dusten Knight RHP- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K’s.  ERA= 2.88. AA  Trenton Thunder blanked the Richmond

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Aug 28

Game Wrap 8/27/2017: D’Backs 11 Giants 0

Chris Stratton was a gamer, but with no run support left the game trailing 2-0 before the bullpen, more specifically, Matt Cain, collapsed.  Key Lines: Chris Stratton RHP- 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 10 K’s.  ERA= 3.82.  Stratton came into the game with a .340 BAA against LH batters and the D’Backs

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Aug 27

Down on the Farm: 8/26/2017

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas 7-4(7 innings): Steven Duggar CF- 2 for 3, 2B, HR(1), BB.  BA= .286. Orlando Calixte SS- 1 for 4, HR(14).  BA= .247. Jae-Gyun Hwang 3B- 2 for 4.  BA= .293. Conor Gillaspie 1B- 3 for 4, 2B.  BA= .314. Tim Fedorowicz C- 3 for 3, BB.  BA= .297.

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Aug 26

Down on the Farm: 8/25/2017

AAA  Sacramento River Cats vs El Paso Chihuahuas postponed. AA  Richmond Flying Squirrels quieted the Trenton Thunder 5-3: CJ Hinojosa SS- 2 for 5, 2 2B.   BA= .276. Aramis Garcia C- 4 for 5, 3 2B.  BA= .259. Dan Slania RHP- 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 5 K’s.  ERA= 3.62. Tyler Cyr RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R,

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Aug 24

Down on the Farm: 8/23/2017

AAA  Sacramento River Cats were idle. AA  Erie Seawolves outlasted the Richmond Flying Squirrels 1-0 in 11 innings: Cory Taylor RHP- 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K’s.  ERA= 4.36. Jarrett Martin RHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K’s.  ERA= 2.41. Tyler Cyr RHP- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K’s.  ERA= 2.18

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Aug 23

Down on the Farm: 8/22/2017

AAA  Sacramento River Cats edged out the Albuquerque Isotopes 3-2: Steven Duggar CF- 1 for 4, SB(2).  BA= .286. Joe Panik 2B- 0 for 2.  BA= .000. Tim Fedorowicz C- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .289. Johnny Cueto RHP- 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00. Andrew Suarez LHP- 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K’s.  ERA

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Aug 22

Down on the Farm: 8/21/2017

AAA  Sacramento River Cats Defeated the Albuquerque Isotopes 4-2: Steven Duggar CF- 1 for 3, BB, SB(1).  BA= .333. Jae-Gyun Hwang 3B- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .291. Chris Shaw LF- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .289. Mac Williamson RF- 1 for 4, 2B.   BA= .240. Jose Flores RHP- 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K’s.  ERA= 2.97

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Aug 22

Game Wrap 8/21/2017: Giants 2 Brewers 0

Chris Stratton and 3 Giants relievers combined for a 4-hit shutout against a good BrewCrew lineup.  Key Lines: Jarrett Parker LF- 2 for 3, BB, SB(2).  BA= .276.  Parker has a 7 game hit streak going and is 10 for 28 in that span.  Parker continues to make nice plays in LF.  He is listed as a negative

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Aug 21

Down on the Farm: 8/20/2017

AAA  Albuquerque Isotopes edged out the Sacramento River Cats 2-1: Chris Shaw LF- 1 for 4, HR(16).  BA= .286. Roberto Gomez RHP- 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 K’s.  ERA= 4.33. DJ Snelton LHP- 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K’s.  ERA= 1.96.  Tyler Rogers RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.05. -Gomez

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Aug 21

Game Wrap 8/20/2017: Phillies 5 Giants 2

It was Hunter Strickland’s turn to have a bullpen meltdown to ruin another QS by Madison Bumgarner.  Key Lines: Kelby Tomlinson 2B- 1 for 3, BB, SB(9).  BA= .261.  Kelby scored 1 of the Giants 2 runs and ran his hit streak to 7 games. Buster Posey C- 2 for 3, 2B, HBP.  BA= .321.  Buster wasn’

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Aug 19

Down on the Farm: 8/18/2017

AAA  Sacramento River Cats defeated he Reno Aces 7-3: Conor Gillespie 3B- 3 for 5.  BA= .278. Mac Williamson RF- 4 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .242. Chris Shaw LF- 2 for 4, SF.   BA= .287. Matt Gage LHP- 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K’s.  ERA= 6.33. Derek Law RHP- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.83. -Mac

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Aug 18

Down on the Farm: 8/17/2017

AAA Sacramento River Cats trumped(excuse the expression) the Reno Aces 7-4: Slade Heathcott CF- 2 for 5.  BA= .293. Chris Shaw LF- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(15).  BA= .284. Tim Fedorowicz C- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(9).  BA= .296. Andrew Suarez LHP- 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K’s, GO/AO= 8/2.  ERA= 3.25. -Will Heathcott

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Aug 17

Down on the Farm: 8/16/2017

AAA  Reno Aces aced out the Sacramento River Cats 4-0: Mac Williamson RF- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .235. Jose Flores RHP- 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 7 K’s.  ERA= 2.96. -Maybe Mac is finally getting some traction on the season? -Seems like the Giants should keep Flores around and give him a long look next spring

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