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Down on the Farm: How Giants prospects performed in minor league All-Star Games

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Down on the Farm: How Giants prospects performed in minor league All-Star Games

Somehow, someway, there are still All-Star Games going on in the minors all the way into August. And they’re still not done with the New York-Penn League All-Star Game set to take place on Aug. 15. 

But, the Giants’ minor league affiliates' time in the apparent full-summer classics ended with the Northwest vs Pioneer League All-Star Game Tuesday night. 

Now that the All-Star season is over for Giants prospects, let’s look back at how each player performed in their respective showcase.

Triple-A All-Star Game 

— Tyler Rodgers, RHP, Sacramento River Cats

  • 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (Hold)
  • Replaced Jean Machi to start the sixth inning 
  • 15 pitches: 9 strikes, 6 balls

Futures Games 

— Bryan Reynolds, OF, San Jose Giants 

  • 0-for-0, 1 BB
  • Six-pitch walk 
  • Replaced Kyle Tucker in right field in the sixth inning 

Eastern League All-Star Game 

— Slade Heathcott, OF, Richmond Flying Squirrels 

  • 1-for-4, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Started in center field and batted leadoff

— C.J. Hinojosa, SS, Richmond Flying Squirrels

  • 0-for-1
  • Grounded out to third base on first pitch he saw in the seventh inning 
  • Replaced Yu-Cheng Chang at shortstop in the bottom of the fifth inning

Tyler Cyr, RHP, Richmond Flying Squirrels

  • 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K (Hold)
  • Entered in the fourth inning 
  • 16 pitches: 10 strikes, 6 balls 

Cal League All-Star Game 

— Bryan Reynolds, OF, San Jose Giants 

  • 1-for-3, RBI, 1 K
  • Batted third and started in center field

— Aramis Garcia, C, San Jose Giants 

  • 1-for-3, 1 R
  • Batted fifth as the starting catcher 

— Ryan Howard, SS, San Jose Giants 

  • 0-for-2
  • Replaced Sergio Alcantara at shortstop in the sixth inning, batted ninth

— Mike Connolly, RHP, San Jose Giants 

  • 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER
  • Replaced Conner Menez in the fourth inning 
  • 14 pitches: 9 strikes, 5 balls

South Atlantic League All-Star Game

— Kelvin Beltre, 3B, Augusta GreenJackets 

  • 0-for-1, 1 K
  • Replaced Angel Aguilar in the sixth inning at third base and batted eighth

— Domenic Mazza, RHP, Augusta GreenJackets 

  • 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K
  • Replaced Logan Boyd in the third inning 
  • Struck out the first two batters he faced 
  • 13 pitches: 9 strikes, 4 balls 

Northwest vs Pioneer League All-Star Game 

— Malique Ziegler, OF, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

  • 0-for-2
  • Led off and stated in center field

— Manuel Geraldo, INF, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 

  • 1-for-3, 1 SB, 1 K
  • Batted second, played third base and shortstop 

— Stetson Woods, RHP, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

  • 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K
  • Started on the hill for the Northwest 
  • Struck out the first and last batter he faced 
  • 17 pitches: 10 strikes, 7 balls 

Around The Horn 

— Giants top catching prospect Aramis Garcia has been promoted to Double-A Richmomd. He hit .272/.314/.497 with 17 home runs in 81 games for the San Jose Giants this season.

— Andrew Suarez thre another gem for the River Cats last night. His last two starts have gone like this: 14 IP, 9 H, 4 BB, 15 K, 1 ER

— Ryder Jones is crushing the ball for the River Cats and seeing time in right field. In his last 10 games, Jones is batting .395 with three home runs and 11 RBI. 

Samardzija hits two milestones, makes 200-200 club in start vs Dodgers

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Samardzija hits two milestones, makes 200-200 club in start vs Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — When the Giants gathered for spring training in February, team officials thought they had put together a rotation with four 200-inning arms. The starters didn’t come close to hitting that lofty goal, but one Giant got to the 200-inning mark Friday night. 

Jeff Samardzija hit 200 innings in the third inning Friday night at Dodger Stadium, reaching the standard for the fifth consecutive season. Samardzija also became the first Giant this year to reach 200 strikeouts when he struck out Curtis Granderson to open the second inning. The right-hander will be the only member of the rotation to reach either milestone, with Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto limited by injuries and Matt Moore having a down year. 

“These guys like Jeff that are able to handle that workload that he does and log 200 innings and have durability, that’s invaluable,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “You look at what it does for the ‘pen but also the quality of innings he gives you. His record should be different with how he has thrown the ball — he can’t control that. But the workload itself is important.”

Samardzija became the first Giants right-hander to strike out 200 in a season since Tim Lincecum (220) in 2011. Samardzija joined Carlos Martinez as the only National League pitchers who have thrown 200 innings this year, and Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, Robbie Ray, Martinez and Zack Greinke in the league’s 200-strikeout club. 

Giants lineup: Hernandez leads off, Williamson in left to start series vs Dodgers

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Giants lineup: Hernandez leads off, Williamson in left to start series vs Dodgers

It's the last road trip of the season for the Giants and it starts with a trip to Los Angeles to face the rival Dodgers. Bruce Bochy has issued his lineup for the series opener...

San Francisco Giants:
1. Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Buster Posey (R) 1B
4. Hunter Pence (R) RF
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Nick Hundley (R) C
7. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
8. Mac Williamson (R) LF
9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P

Los Angeles Dodgers:
1. Chris Taylor (R) CF
2. Corey Seager (L) SS
3. Cody Bellinger (L) 1B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
5. Andre Ethier (L) LF
6. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
7. Chase Utley (L) 2B
8. Logan Forsythe (R) 3B
9. Rich Hill (L) P