Ten San Francisco Giants minor leaguers went yard on Saturday, including Andrew Susac, who was playing in first game since April 11. He went 3-for-5 at the plate with a two-run double, as well. Susac batted third and was the designated hitter, with Giants' manager Bruce Bochy indicating that he could be back behind the dish sometime next week.
In an 8-4 win over Tacoma up in rainy Washington, the heart of the order for the River Cats was back and healthy, and looked that way. Along with Susac's stellar return, Mac Williamson went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and two walks, and Jarrett Parker hit a three-run bomb.
The San Jose Giants hit four home runs in their 12-9 loss at home to Modesto. It started in the second inning when Aramis Garcia led off with a solo shot, his first of the year. Then Jonah Arenado hammered his second of the season during the fourth, followed by Jose Vizcaino, Jr.'s second in the sixth, and Chris Shaw's first in the seventh. Shaw added a double, and Arenado two singles. Don't mind the title of the video, as MiLB mislabeled it. The footage is definitely of Vizcaino's homer, not Shaw.
Balls were leaving the yard in Charleston, S.C. off the bats of young Augusta GreenJackets. Dylan Davis hit his fourth of the year, while Kelvin Beltre hit his second and Seth Harrison his first. Cory Taylor pitched for Augusta, and though he gave up his first runs of the year (4), he continued to display his strikeout ability and command of the zone. He has 17 strikeouts to just three walks in three starts.
Richmond catcher Matt Winn rounded out the dingers, as he hit his second in as many games in a 4-3 loss to Altoona.
— On Friday, Augusta and Charleston were three innings into their scheduled game before rain suspended play. GreenJackets starter Grant Watson had faced the minimum, and Connor Kaden took the mound to begin the fourth on Saturday as they resumed play. He struck out three in two perfect innings before the potential perfect game unraveled in the sixth.
— Lucius Fox is really starting to grind in his recent at-bats, going 3-for-26 with 13 strikeouts in his last eight games. The GreenJackets may have to move Jalen Miller or Gustavo Cabrera into the leadoff spot if Fox keeps the skid up.
TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP
- Christian Arroyo: DNP
- Tyler Beede: DNP
- Phil Bickford: DNP
- Lucius Fox: 0-for-7, 5 SO
- Chris Shaw: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI
- Sam Coonrod: DNP
- Mac Williamson: 2-for-3, 2B, R, RBI, 2 BB, SO
- Aramis Garcia: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, SO
- Andrew Suarez: DNP
- Adalberto Mejia: DNP
- Clayton Blackburn: DNP
- Jalen Miller: 0-for-4, SO
- Ray Black: DNP
- Chase Johnson: DNP
- Jordan Johnson: DNP
- Steven Okert: DNP
- Kyle Crick: DNP
- Jarrett Parker: 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, BB, 2 SO
- Hunter Cole: 2-for-4, R
- Austin Slater: 1-for-5
- Joan Gregorio: DNP
- Michael Santos: DNP
- Ty Blach: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Mac Marshall: DNP
- Ronnie Jebavy: DNP
- Derek Law: DNP
- Chris Stratton: DNP
- Ian Gardeck: DNP
- Jake Smith: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- Dylan Davis: 4-for-7, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, SO