When Francisco Peguero did not appear in Thursday’s Fresno Grizzlies game against Sacramento, speculation grew that he was about to be called up to the Giants.
The speculation became reality when the Giants called up the outfielder and sent catcher Hector Sanchez down on Friday. They also activated pitcher Jeremy Affeldt off the DL and sent pitcher Sandy Rosario back to Fresno.
Peguero nearly made the Giants’ roster out of spring training and continued his hot hitting at Fresno until he hurt shoulder trying to make a diving catch on April 13.
After sitting out almost two weeks, Peguero returns to the lineup and picked up where he left off, batting 12 for 27 (.444) with two HRs, four doubles and 7 RBI in the seven games since returning. He’s hitting .415 on the season.
Brett Pill also made a good chase for a promotion. He went 10 for 25 (.400) with a home run and 9 RBI over the past week, extending his current hitting streak to 13 games. He’s hitting .367 with 6 HR and 30 RBI, and has limited his strikeouts to 15 in 90 ABs this season.
- OF GARY BROWN: Brown had a nice game Thursday, going 2 for 5 with a double and two runs, plus he threw a runner out at home. But that game followed five consecutive hitless games and he’s still hitting .183 on the season.
- RHP BOOF BONSER: The veteran pitcher has been the Grizzlies’ most consistent starter. He’s allowed two runs in 11 innings in his past two starts.
- RHP JAKE DUNNING: The reliever has allowed one run in 4.2 innings over three starts in the past week, dropping his ERA to 2.08.
- SS JOE PANIK: The 2011 first-round pick continues to swing the bat well. He went 8 for 23 (.348) with three doubles over the past week. He’s hitting .301 with a .395 OBP on the season.
- C ANDREW SUSAC: The catcher is on a eight-game hitting streak. He is 8 for 22 (.364) over the past week with two home runs. He’s hitting .297 with a .388 OBP on the season.
- RHP JUSTIN FITZGERALD: Fitzgerald continues to have an outstanding season. He gave up one earned run over seven innings in his most recent outing. He’s 2-0 with 1.38 ERA with 35 K and 8 BB in 26 IP this season.
SAN JOSE (High-A)
- OF DEVIN HARRIS: Harris was named the California League offensive player of the week for the week ending April 28. He hit 6 HRs with 16 RBI for the week of April 22-28. Not bad for a 48th-round pick in 2010. He’s hitting .307 with 9 HR and 26 RBI on the season.
- 2B RYAN CAVAN: Cavan went 12 for 28 (.429) over the past week, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. He’s hitting .362 with a .405 OBP on the season.
- 1B ANGEL VILLALONA: Villalona continues to progress, going 7 for 20 (.350) over the past week. He’s up to .223 on the season.
- RHP CLAYTON BLACKBURN: Blackburn had his worst start of the season, giving up 4 runs in 6 innings in a no-decision. He’s still 2-0 with 2.57 ERA and 33 Ks and 4 BB in 28 IP.
- LHP EDWIN ESCOBAR: Escobar also has a great strikeout/ball rate. He struck out 8 in six innings in his last outing as well. He’s 0-0 with 2.16 ERA and 37 Ks and 5 BB in 25 IP.
- 3B MITCHELL DELFINO: After the Green Jackets went most of April with no home runs, Delfino homered in back-to-back games last week. He went 9 for 24 (.375) over the past week.
- OF JESUS GALINDO: The speedy outfielder went 8 for 21 (.381) with seven runs over the past week. He is 15 for 18 on stolen base attempts.