Making his MLB debut July 21 against the New York Mets, San Francisco Giants pitcher and The Master’s University alumnus Conner Menez got the nod once again, starting in two games the week before last and again on Sunday.
Getting called up from Triple-A Sacramento before an Aug. 6 game against the Washington Nationals, the rookie lefty surrendered six hits and five earned runs, while striking out four and walking three batters before being pulled after the sixth inning.
The Giants lost the game 5-3, giving Menez his first loss of his Major League career.
Menez’ third start of the year came five days later against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Things started out nicely for Menez as he struck out the first three batters he faced, but he was pulled after 1-2/3 innings of play.
In the second inning, Menez put two batters on base to begin the inning and allowed a run to cross the plate after another bases-loaded walk.
Menez was pulled with two outs in the second inning after giving up three earned runs on two hits while striking out four and walking three.
Menez was recalled to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday. In three Major League starts, Menez has an ERA of 7.11, 14 strikeouts and eight walks in 12.2 innings of work for the Giants.
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman and Valencia alumnus Keston Hiura has proven his batting skills belong in the major leagues after winning the National League Player of the Week award in July after an 11-game hitting streak that catapulted his batting average on the week to .517 and his slugging percentage to .966.
In August, Hiura recorded eight hits total, executing a three-hit game and hitting two home runs in a 8-3 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Since being called up from the minors, the second baseman has accrued 61 hits in 204 at-bats, 14 home runs and 32 RBIs with a .367 on-base percentage, .588 slugging percentage and a .299 batting average.
After being traded to the Cincinnati Reds from the Cleveland Indians, Trevor Bauer made his Reds debut in a 5-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on Sunday, Aug. 4.
The Hart High grad lasted 4.2 innings after giving up three earned runs on seven hits, striking out four batters and walking three others in the loss.
Rebounding in his Reds home debut on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, Bauer earned his first win with his new team. Bauer impressed the home crowd by striking out 11 batters in seven innings of work on the way to a 5-2 Reds win.
Bauer is 10-8 on the year in 26 appearances with a 3.74 ERA over the course of 168.1 innings and has struck out 200 batters.
Originally expected to be out four to six weeks with a right forearm strain, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow remains on the injured list after removing himself from a May 10 game against the New York Yankees.
At the time, the former Hart pitcher was leading the American League starters with a 1.86 ERA going 6-1 on the year.