After seven games on the road to begin the new season, San Jose returned to Municipal Stadium and enjoyed clearing skies and plentiful runs. Ryan Howard pushed his hit streak to seven games to start the year, punching two singles into the score sheet while Dillon Dobson collected three hits.
The hits and runs have been flowing for the Giants through eight games as the team is slashing .288/.360/.433 with an average of 8.3 runs per game.
And in a game of firsts, four players tallied a particular initial stat. Johneshwy Fargas stole second base, which will certainly not be the last time he does in 2017. Bryan Reynolds was caught stealing for the first time, while Jonah Arenado committed his first error — of the fielding variety while playing first base. And finally, Gio Brusa's double was not only his first of the season, but was the only extra-base hit for the Giants on Thursday.
In Salt Lake the story was simple for the Sacramento River Cats. Christian Arroyo didn't strike out, though the rest of his team did 15 times. And all three runs were provided by Arroyo's three-run homer — his first dinger of the year.
— Chris Kusiolek provided some important information Giants from extended spring training regarding many of the injured rehabbing prospects working to get back onto the field. Though not mentioned was the status of Heath Quinn, who could return and make the San Jose Giants lineup even more potent.
CJ Hinojosa w/ quality workout this morning. Duggar, Jebavy, Morse and Upton also out through cages. Dylan Davis in process of 3B transition— Chris Kusiolek (@CaliKusiolek) April 13, 2017
— Andrew Suarez was a strike-throwing machine in his second start of the year for the Flying Squirrels, lasting six innings and throwing a mere 24 balls amidst a total of 86 pitches. He struck out eight batters, surrendered four hits and one walk, but four runs came home under his watch, though three were unearned.
TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP
- Tyler Beede: DNP
- Christian Arroyo: 1-for-3, R, HR, 3 RBI
- Bryan Reynolds: 1-for-5, 2 SO
- Steven Duggar: DNP
- Chris Shaw: 2-for-4, RBI, SO
- Sandro Fabian: 1-for-4, R, SO
- Heath Quinn: DNP
- Joan Gregorio: DNP
- Jordan Johnson: DNP
- Andrew Suarez: 6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
- Ty Blach: DNP
- Steven Okert: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
- Sam Coonrod: DNP
- Matt Krook: DNP
- Aramis Garcia: 1-for-4, 2 R, SO
- C.J. Hinojosa: DNP
- Reyes Moronta: DNP
- Rodolfo Martinez: DNP
- Austin Slater: DNP
- Kelvin Beltre: 1-for-4, SO
- Dan Slania: DNP
- Cory Taylor: DNP
- Chris Stratton: DNP
- Chase Johnson: DNP
- Jalen Miller: 0-for-5, SO
- Melvin Adon: DNP
- Garrett Williams: DNP
- Dylan Davis: DNP
- Ryder Jones: DNP
- Hunter Cole: 0-for-4, 2 SO