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SF Giants Minor Lines 4/19/17: Christian Arroyo with four more hits

April 20th, 2017 at 7:57 AM
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Two up and two down in the latest installment of LF follies. First the two down:

And then the two up:

Man, those are two large humans. I wish they could keep all their large human body pieces put together on a little more consistent basis.

HIGHLIGHTS: Christian Arroyo goes 4 for 5 with HR, double; Aramis Garcia HRs and doubles

Sacramento lost to Salt Lake City Bees (Angels), 7-4

Sacramento Bats

Drew StubbsCF511000002.259
Christian ArroyoSS514101400.479
Ryder Jones1B401000001.353
Jae-Gyun Hwang3B402000001.286
Carlos MoncriefRF300000011.310
Trevor BrownDH400000000.143
Orlando Calixte2B400000000.205
Jeff ArnoldC422100001.182
Wynton BernardLF401000001.185

Sacramento Arms

Tyler Beede6.23003403.78
Roberto Gomez (H, 1)0.12221103.60
Josh Osich (BS, 2)(L, 1-1)0.12442008.44
Kraig Sitton0.21001001.04
Ryan Webb12111005.40

Prior to the game an interview with Bobby Evans was circulated in which he said the Giants would love to see Christian Arroyo force their hand to accelerate his timetable, but that they wouldn’t make such a decision based on two weeks. To which, Arroyo replied:

For the second consecutive night, Arroyo opened the scoring quickly with a 1st-inning two-run HR.

With that swing, Arroyo matched his 2016 HR total. Man, it’s great to be out of the Eastern League! But unlike Tuesday night, Arroyo wasn’t done with his path of destruction with that blow. He would pad his line with two perfectly placed dribblers down the 3b line for infield singles and in the 9th, drill an opposite field double to the gap. Four more hits; eight total bases; four RBIs for the night. Arroyo, who has hit in 21 consecutive games dating back to last season, now leads the PCL in average (.479), OBP (.510), and OPS (1.260) while coming in 3rd in SLG (.750). Quite an April.

And while the system’s best hitting prospect was putting runs up on the board, the system’s best pitching prospect was piling up zeros on the Bees line score.

Tyler Beede bounced back from his tough second start to deliver 6.2 shutout innings. Interestingly, Beede’s two home starts this year have produced 1 ER in 11.2 IP while in his one road start he allowed 6 ER in 4 IP. Will he repeat his 2016 love of home cooking in his splits with Sacramento?

Beede’s peripherals aren’t looking terribly shiny yet this year (10 Ks, 7BBs in 16.2 IP) but he certainly kept the Bees off the fat part of the bat, allowing just three singles in the game. He established the fastball to get ahead in counts, used all of his repertoire, mixed pitches well, and kept the Bees off balance throughout.

Tyler left with a tidy 3-0 lead with two outs in the 7th after hitting his pitch count at 93 pitches. So that should be a nice tidy game story: system’s best prospects team up for nice, clean victory.

Instead what happened? Bullpen go boom. Roberto Gomez, Josh Osich, and Kraig Sitton teamed up for a truly miserable 8th inning in which they allowed 6 runs to score. Four of those were put on base via the walk, two by Osich. Osich faced five batters in this game and the only one he managed to retire gave himself up willingly with a Sac Bunt. The Bees Eric Young, Jr. continued to be a thorn for the RiverCats as he got two hits in the big inning: a leadoff single to get things started and a three-run double that put the exclamation mark on the rally and delivered the Bees the lead.

Just a brutal loss for the suddenly spiraling RiverCats. But Arroyo’s magic wandoo and Beede’s strong arm made it a win from a prospect viewing standpoint at least.

Richmond beat the Bowie BaySox (Orioles), 4-2

Richmond Bats

Carlos GarciaCF511000011.250
Brandon BednarDH411000010.349
Miguel Gomez2B512100201.319
Chris ShawLF4

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