First Call-Up to the Giants
Susac (Jesuit/Oregon State) got the
the maiden major league “call-up” by the San Francisco Giants. A catcher for the Giants’
Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, Susac this morning hopped a flight out of El Paso destined for the
cool climes of San Francisco.
call up comes less than a day after backup catcher, Hector Sanchez took a
smash to the helmet last night and left the game with a concussion. He is on the 7-day
is having a good year in the Pacific Coast League, hitting .268 with 10 home runs and 32 runs
was the Giants second round draft selection in 2011. San Francisco’s first rounder that year was
Joe Panik, who was called up to the big club since June 21 when he took over the second base
job. Panik is now on the bench with a sprained ankle. The team has brought up
utilityman Dan Uggla, (who they signed earlier this week) and Tony
will not start at catcher tonight. The Giants are playing division rival Los Angeles, which is
starting the best lefthander in baseball tonight, Clayton Kershaw. The Giants hold a one-half
game lead in the West.
In other news,
the Giants acquired righthanded pitcher Jake
Peavy from the Boston Red Sox for a pair of
minor leaguers. San Francisco needs pitching help in Matt Cain's absence. If the above scenario holds, Susac might be
catching Peavy, who is having an off-year. The 33-year old is just 1-9 with a 4.72 earned run
average with the Red Sox, who are in fifth place in the
American League East, after winning the 2013 World Series.
Postscript: Susac replaced Posey in the eighth
inning and caught two frames. In the ninth he took his first major league at-bat against Giant
Killer Clayton Kershaw and grounded out on the first pitch. Kershaw pitched a two-hit shutout,
his third at AT&T Park as the Dodgers won in San Francisco for the second time in a row by
the score 5-0.
SHANE PETERSON NAMED PCL PLAYER OF THE
(Courtesy of River Cats Media
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – River Cats outfielder
and Triple-A All-Star Shane Peterson has been named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for
the week of July 14-20—the first weekly honor of his minor league career.
After participating in the Triple-A All-Star
Game on Wednesday, Peterson racked up a PCL-best nine runs, nine hits, eight RBI, six extra-base
hits, and 21 total bases in just three games. He also led the league in batting average (.600) and
slugging percentage (1.400). His week was highlighted by a three-homer performance on Thursday, a
10-9 extra-inning win over the Albuquerque Isotopes at Isotopes Park. Peterson finished the game
3-for-5 with four runs, three home runs, and four RBI. He followed up that performance by
collecting his first four-hit game of the season on Friday, while scoring four runs for the
Peterson is now batting .320 with eight home
runs and 65 RBI for the season. He is currently the league-leader with 124 hits and 71 runs scored,
and is tied for the lead with 97 games played and 29 doubles. In addition, Peterson ranks second in
at-bats (387), fourth in total bases (181), and fifth in RBI.
Peterson joins right-handed pitcher Dan Straily
and catcher Stephen Vogt as the only other River Cats to receive a weekly award this