Duggar's grand slam pushes San Jose to victory

BOX SCORES: SAC / RIC / SJ / AUG / SK / AZL / DSL

A recently slumping San Jose offense broke out Thursday against the sort-of rival Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Averaging three runs over their last 15 games, the squad cranked out 15 hits for 12 runs and a five-run victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers' Advanced-A affiliate.

Steven Duggar drove in four runs on one swing, clubbing his first home run of the season in grand-slam fashion. Leading off and playing field, Duggar went 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base, though he did strike out twice, which gives him a 33.3 K% in his first six games back from injury.

This number will assuredly go down, as Duggar had never posted greater than 21.5% for a strikeout rate in any period of time with one team.

Aramis Garcia crushed his team-leading 16th home run in a 2-for-5 game. At an ISO of .247, no player in the California League is higher except Dodgers' prospect D.J. Peters. Also having heavy impact on the offense was Jonah Arenado, who went 3-for-5 with a triple.

OTHER NOTES

Heliot Ramos hit his third home run, which is his 11th extra-base hit in 13 games (59 plate appearances). Like Garcia, he is second in his league with a .377 ISO, though he trails a Brewers prospect — 20-year-old Keston Hiura, who was picked 12 spots before Ramos in this most recent draft. Ramos is also third in wRC+ and in OPS.

— Recently, good Melvin Adon has been showing up more frequently than bad Melvin Adon. He has four consecutive starts with a game score of 57 or higher, which have all totaled for a solid combined line of 22.2 IP, 18 H, 3 ER, 7 BB, 22 K with a 1.19 ERA and 1.10 WHIP.

TOMORROW'S STARTERS

TOP-30 PROSPECTS ROUNDUP

  1. Tyler Beede: DNP
  2. Christian Arroyo: DNP
  3. Bryan Reynolds: 2-for-5, 2 R
  4. Steven Duggar: 1-for-4, 2 R, HR, BB, 2 SO, SB
  5. Chris Shaw: 0-for-4, SO
  6. Sandro Fabian: 2-for-4, SO, SB
  7. Heath Quinn: 2-for-5, R, 2B, 2 SO
  8. Joan Gregorio: DNP
  9. Jordan Johnson: DNP
  10. Andrew Suarez: DNP
  11. Sam Coonrod: DNP
  12. Matt Krook: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
  13. Aramis Garcia: 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, SO
  14. C.J. Hinojosa: 0-for-3, SO
  15. Reyes Moronta: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  16. Rodolfo Martinez: DNP
  17. Austin Slater: DNP
  18. Kelvin Beltre: 1-for-4, R
  19. Dan Slania: DNP
  20. Cory Taylor: DNP
  21. Chris Stratton: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K
  22. Chase Johnson: DNP
  23. Jalen Miller: 2-for-5, 2 R, 3B, 2 SO
  24. Melvin Adon: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  25. Garrett Williams: DNP
  26. Dylan Davis: 1-for-4, SO
  27. Ryder Jones: DNP
  28. Hunter Cole: DNP
  29. Miguel Gomez: DNP
  30. Ryan Howard: 1-for-4

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