In the second game of Richmond's doubleheader on Thursday, Chris Stratton picked up his first win in a Flying Squirrels uniform. He went five innings and gave up three earned on seven hits and no walks. He struck out three while throwing 71 pitches, 48 for strikes. Stratton was promoted from San Jose to Richmond on July 29, but his three starts since reaching Double-A haven't been fantastic. In 13 innings, he's allowed 18 hits and eight walks.
In game one, Hunter Strickland extended his "consecutive innings without allowing a walk" streak to 19.2 with a scoreless inning in relief of Jack Snodgrass. Strickland lowered his ERA to 2.35 and has allowed just two earned runs since June 27.
Infielder Blake Miller, who was also just recently promoted to Richmond, has gotten into a nice groove with the Flying Squirrels. He went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a walk during the doubleheader, and has picked up 11 hits (four doubles) in his first ten games with the team.
—Dominican League pitchers Deiyerbert Bolivar (18) and Julio Benitez (19) continued to shut down DSL hitters on Thursday. The two combined to throw seven scoreless for the Giants' Dominican team, with Bolivar striking out three in three innings while Benitez struck out six in four. Benitez owns a 0.94 ERA through 38.1 innings. Bolivar has a 1.35 mark in 60 innings.
—San Jose Giants side-arming reliever Tyler Rogers extended his streak of innings without an earned run to 15.1. His 2.19 ERA in 61.2 innings in a hitter's league as a long reliever has been more than impressive in 2014.
Top-20 Prospect Roundup
- Kyle Crick: DNP
- Tyler Beede: DNP
- Andrew Susac: DNP
- Adalberto Mejia: DNP
- Keury Mella: DNP
- Ty Blach: DNP
- Clayton Blackburn: DNP
- Chris Stratton: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- Aramis Garcia: 0-for-3, 3 SO
- Steven Okert: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Luis Ysla: DNP
- Christian Arroyo: 0-for-3, SO
- Ryder Jones: 1-for-3
- Mac Williamson: Out for season
- Derek Law: Out for season
- Kendry Flores: DNP
- Matt Duffy: DNP
- Joan Gregorio: DNP
- Mike Kickham: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 5 K
- Gary Brown: 2-for-4, BB, 2 SO