AAA: Salt Lake 10, Sacramento 9
- Joe McCarthy hit a big home run in the first inning, his tenth of the season and second in as many games.
- Arismendy Alcántara picked up his ninth home run of the season. He’s 9-for-27 in July, with three home runs, a double and a triple.
- Starter Akeel Morris made his Sacramento debut after three games with Richmond to start the season. He had a 10.80 ERA in three starts there in Double-A.
- Jason Krizan was the only River Cat with two hits. He extended a small hit streak to 8 games, and has hits in 14 of his last 15 games. His batting average has jumped from .293 to .337 over that span.
- Braden Bishop was removed from the game after being hit by a pitch in the 2nd inning. There’s no update on his status I’ve seen yet.
AA: Postponed Due to Rain
The Flying Squirrels and Bowie Baysox postponed their Thursday game due to impending rain from Tropical Storm Elsa. There’ll be a scheduled doubleheader with 7-inning games on Friday.
High-A: Everett 10, Eugene 4
- Sean Roby celebrated his 23rd birthday with one of his better games of the season, picking up a double and his second home run in as many games. Roby now has seven home runs on the season.
- Brett Auerbach had his second 3-hit game in the last three, and is 7-for-22 across six games at Eugene, with three stolen bases in as many attempts.
- Conner Nurse gave up a season-high six runs on five hits and four walks. That led his ERA to get bumped up to a 5.81 on the season. He’s got 49 strikeouts to 28 walks in 52.2 innings this season.
- Nolan Dempsey made his debut at Eugene, getting a double in his first hit after going 2-for-12 in four games in the ACL. The 33rd round pick from 2019 hit .257/.398/.357 in his debut season at the AZL.
Low-A: San Jose 7, Fresno 3
San Jose Notes:
- After a slow start to July, going 3-for-20, Luis Matos had a big game, with two doubles (giving him 15 on the season) and a triple (giving him 1 on the season). They were the first extra-base hits by Matos since a double on June 24th.
- Carson Ragsdale had a pretty pedestrian start, limited to just three innings. Ragsdale has given up home runs in each of his last two starts, after giving up just three in his first ten.
- Alexander Canario hit his eighth home run on the season. Canario is batting .234 on the season, and is 6-for-20 (.300) over six games in July.
- Luis Toribio had his first 3-hit game on the season. Toribio has been having a tough first couple of month of the season, and is currently batting just .225 on the season. but he’s 6-for-19 (.316) in the first five games in July.
- Marco Luciano, meanwhile, has had a slow July. He picked up a pair of hits, but is just 4-for-25 (.160) in the first seven games of July.
- Abel Adames made his San Jose debut, with two scoreless innings. Adames did make one appearance in the ACL, with a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. Adames, 25, last had a 6.55 ERA in 2019 pitching for Short-A Salem-Keizer.
ACL: Cubs 6, Giants Black 3
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Alexander Suarez picked up his first double and his second home run on the season. Suarez is slugging .536 on the season, with three of his eight hits going for extra bases.
- Luis Alexander Basabe continued his comeback after his spring training injury, with his first multi-hit game. Basabe is 4-for-10 in limited playing time across five games.
- Starter Rafael Martinez struggled in his second start of the season, allowing five runs. In 2019, Martinez had a 4.06 ERA in the DSL, with 7 starts and seven relief appearances.
ACL: D-Backs 5, Giants Orange 3
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- This makes it 3 straight games with home runs for Aeverson Arteaga, a shortstop who when signed was thought of more for his defense than offense. He’s 12-for-30 (.400) across eight games this season, with three doubles and three home runs.
- Adrian Sugastey picked up another 2-hit game both singles. He’s 9-for-24 in his first seven games, but only has one extra-base hit, a double.
- Kwan Adkins got his second home run of the season in his 6th game. He’s halfway to matching his previous season high of four, which he had in 45 games at Salem-Keizer in 2019.
- Sonny Vargas struggled in his second start of the season, getting only five outs. He collected a lot of strikeouts in his first start, eight in five innings, so he has 12 in 7.2 total innings so far this season with just three walks.