26-year-old Kelvin Marte, who has been in the Giants' system since 2007, made his first start at the Triple-A level on Thursday, pitching seven one-run innings while allowing five hits and no walks. With all the injury issues coming out of the Richmond starting rotation, the lefty was picking up a large chunk of starts for the Flying Squirrels this season, compiling a 3.83 ERA over 18 outings, 15 of which were starts.
Augusta GreenJackets: Luis Ysla continued his string of impressive starts, allowing only one earned run over six innings. In Ysla's last 18.2 frames, he's given up just two earned runs. The 22-year-old lefty has a 2.23 ERA in 18 starts.
GreenJackets' catcher Ty Ross has really turned it on in July, and on the last day of the month, he capped it off with his fourth dinger of the year. Ross went 2-for-4 with a two-run blast, finishing the month with a .278/.339/.444 line. He has six hits, including two doubles and two home runs in his last four games.
AZL Giants: San Francisco's first-round pick in 2014 Tyler Beede made his pro debut; more on that here. Rehabbing Angel Pagan started in center field and played five innings, racking up two doubles and the only RBI of the game in his three at-bats. 10th-rounder Matthew Gage pitched the four innings following Beede's debut, and struck out four while allowing three hits. Gage, a big lefty, relies on above-average command of an 87-91 mile per hour fastball, an 82-86 curveball, and a 79-81 changeup. Gage also throws a cutter, but did not use it in Thursday night's outing.
Other Notable Performances: The Dominican Summer League team scored 21 runs on 15 hits playing the Mariners' Dominican prospects. Two season standouts Mikey Edie and Richard Rodriguez each had three hits. Rodriguez, a 21-year-old Venezuelan third baseman, owns a .397 batting average in 47 games.
—Lefty Nicholas Gonzalez lowered his season ERA to 2.52 with a solid outing for Salem-Keizer. He allowed one run on four baserunners in seven innings.
—Elliott Blair had his seventh three-hit night of the season in his last game before being promoted to Richmond. He finished his four-month campaign with San Jose with a .316 average, including 22 doubles, five triples, and five home runs.
Top-20 Prospect Roundup
- Kyle Crick: 1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, BB, K, HR
- Tyler Beede: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
- Andrew Susac: DNP
- Adalberto Mejia: DNP
- Keury Mella: DNP
- Ty Blach: DNP
- Clayton Blackburn: DNP
- Joe Panik: DNP
- Chris Stratton: DNP
- Aramis Garcia: DNP
- Steven Okert: 2.1 IP, H, ER, BB, K
- Luis Ysla: 6 IP, 6 H, ER, BB, 2 K, HR
- Christian Arroyo: 2-for-6
- Ryder Jones: 1-for-5, R, SO
- Mac Williamson: Out for season
- Derek Law: Out for season
- Kendry Flores: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HR
- Matt Duffy: DNP
- Joan Gregorio: DNP
- Mike Kickham: DNP