AAA: Sacramento 5, Salt Lake 2
- Braden Bishop hit a home run for the second consecutive game, and added a double on a 2-hit night. He’s got seven home runs and 12 doubles now for Sacramento to go along with five triples.
- Jaylin Davis hit two doubles as part of a 3-hit game, extending a 9-game hit streak. He’s 12-for-36 (.333) with two doubles, a triple, and four home runs during the hit streak. Of his 31 hits this season in Sacramento (in 27 games), 18 of them have been for extra bases.
- Logan Ondrusek made his second start for Sacramento, and had a much better one, going four shutout innings, allowing just one hit. He allowed three runs in 4.2 innings in his first start after signing with the Giants.
- Kervin Castro allowed a run on three hits in an inning of work, but he continues to be efficient with his walks. On the season, in 37.0 IP, he’s walked just 19 to 50 strikeouts.
- John Brebbia had a quiet inning in his first game back in Sacramento after a brief, one day callup to SF where he didn’t make an appearance.
- Reyes Moronta gave up his first run since July 29th, getting just one out while allowing two hits and a walk. His ERA in Sacramento jumped to 2.45 after nine games.
AA: Bowie 8, Richmond 6
- Diego Rincones hit his second home run in as many games for Richmond, and is starting to come alive in Double-A this month. He’s on a 6-game hit streak, and in August is batting 14-for-35 (.400) with four doubles and two home run.
- David Villar hit his 12th home run of the season, ending a long power drought for him. He hadn’t hit a home run since July 10th. He’s one home run away from 13, which was how many home runs he hit in both of his previous pro seasons.
- After starting the month off going 2-for-13, Sandro Fabian has gone 7-for-11, including Thursday’s 3-hit game. That has helped raise Fabians batting average to .266.
- Michael Plassmeyer had one of his worst starts for Richmond, a rough game powered by having three home runs hit against him. He’d allowed just five home runs before this game while pitching for Richmond in 10 games.
- Patrick Ruotolo had the rare experience of coming into the middle of an inning, coming in with one out in the 8th, but he struck out both batters he faced to get through it quickly. He has 43 strikeouts to four walks in 29.2 IP.
High-A: Eugene 11, Hillsboro 6
- Have a night, Tyler Fitzgerald! Fitzgerald had his first professional 2-home run game, which included a 10th inning grand slam! That gives him 15 home runs on the season. In his first pro season in 2019, he had just one home run in 48 games.
- Kwan Adkins made his High-A debut Wednesday as a pinch runner, but he got to hit on Thursday and had a heck of a impact, hitting a double and a home run. Adkins had been hitting .299/.407/.582 in 26 games in the ACL, with five home runs, a triple, and two doubles.
- Heath Quinn hit his 8th home run of the season as part of a 3-hit day. He’s gone 5-for-9 over the last two games, offsetting a slide which saw him go 4-for-24 to start August, including four straight game without a hit.
- Connor Nurse had another tough game, and in particular continues to have problems giving up home runs. With two more allowed, he’s given up 20 on the season, with 12 home runs given up just over his last seven starts.
- John Russell went three innings, the third time he’s done that over the last month, sa the Giants are stretching him out. Over his last three appearances (6.0 IP), he’s only given up one hit, and no walks, to 11 strikeouts.
- Chris Wright got his first blown save of the season, and it’s as tough of one as you’ll see. He gave up no hits and no walks, and struck out two in the 9th, but two errors by outfielders let a run come in.
Low-A: Modesto 10, San Jose 4
San Jose Notes:
- Jairo Pomares hit his 13th home run of the season, though just his second of August. On the month, he has a batting line of .351/.419/.595, which is close to his season line of .353/.414/.668.
- Luis Matos hit his second double in three days, giving him 24 on the season, and had his third straight game with two hits.
- Patrick Bailey was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, and his 5th double with San Jose. Bailey’s had a cold August, going 4-for-24 (.167) with Thursday’s double being his only extra-base hit. What he has done is improved his plate discipline, with nine walks to nine strikeouts. In Eugene, he had 43 strikeouts to 18 walks (135 AB). So far in San Jose, he has 29 strikeouts to 16 walks (78 AB).
- Carson Ragsdale had one of his roughest starts of the season, giving up a season-high tying six runs, with five coming in one inning. It came with a season-high in hits allow (nine), since he walked just one. Over his last five games (26.1 IP), he has walked just three batters while striking out 32.
ACL: ACL Giants Black 11, ACL D-Backs 1
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Ghordy Santos had his 3rd straight multi-hit game, and is now 7-for-13 with two triples and two home runs during the streak. He’s got a .385/.467/.808 batting line.
- Alexander Suarez hit his 6th double of the season. He’s batting .336/.393/.523 on the summer.
- Diego Velasquez has picked up hits in six of the seven games he’s played in August, and is batting .409 (9-for-22) in the month.
- Nick Swiney continues to look good in his rehab in the ACL, striking out five for the second game in a row. In 8.0 innings during his rehab, he’s got 16 strikeouts with six walks.
- 2021 18th round pick Hunter Dula made his professional debut with a scoreless inning.
ACL: ACL Giants Orange 15, ACL Athletics 6
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Anthony Rodriguez hit his second home run of the summer, his only previous one coming on July 30th.
- Grant McCray has back-to-back 2-hit games, and picked up his third double of the season. After starting the season 0-for-13, he’s gone 13-for-31 (.419) in the games since then.
- Garrett Frechette broke a 3-game hitless streak with two hits (including his first triple in the ACL) and a walk. Frechette is batting .326/.366/.477 in the ACL, after hitting .219/.268/.289 in San Jose.
- Trevor McDonald went three innings, allowing a pair of runs. It was his shortest start since July 15th, when he went 2.0 innings. He’d gone at least five in every start since.
DSL: Giants Black and Giants Orange both postponed due to Rain
Both games will be made up on August 13th