AAA: Sacramento 14, Reno 4
- The River Cats ran away with this game, scoring four runs in each of the final three innings to win 14-4. Sacramento’s offense woke up with both hits, but also turning the tables on the season by drawing more walks (12) than hits (10).
- Matt Beaty made his Sacramento debut in a big way, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI, and got hit by pitches twice. Beaty was traded to the Giants on March 30th by the Kansas City Royals for cash. Beaty hit .254/.351/.328 in the minors (mostly AAA) last season, and was 4-for-43 (.093) with a double and triple in 20 games with the Padres. Beaty had gotten into two games with the Giants earlier this season, going 1-for-2.
- Third baseman Casey Schmitt went 2-for-5 with a walk, his first walk of the season. Through ten games, Schmitt is 13-for-42 (.310) with five doubles, and one walk to 13 strikeouts.
- Right fielder Clint Coulter went 1-for-4 with his second double of the season, also walking twice and picking up three RBI. Coulter has an impressive batting line through nine games, going .375/.487/.531 with two doubles, a home run, and five walks to four strikeouts.
- Will Wilson, playing second, didn’t get a hit, but picked up three RBI, with three bases-loaded walks. Wilson is 4-for-32 (.125), but with six walks he has a .263 on-base percentage.
- The team used Cole Waites as an opener, and he threw a scoreless first inning, giving up just a walk. It’s Waites’ first pro “start” since 2019. He has a 2.25 ERA through four appearances, and has allowed four hits and four walks with two strikeouts in 4.0 innings.
- Sam Long got the most time on the bump, going 3.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk, but without any strikeouts. Long has a 8.59 ERA, with seven runs allowed on nine hits and five walks to four strikeouts in 7.1 innings so far this season.
AA: Richmond 5, Harrisburg 1
- Richmond tied a franchise record, and set a 9-inning record, with 21 strikeouts by their pitching staff, led by starter Kai-Wei Teng. That helped hold up the one big inning of offense that featured a Carter Aldrete home run, an Ismael Munguia RBI single, and a 2-run Luis Matos double leading to all 5 runs.
- Kai-Wei Teng was on his game in the start, striking out ten while allowing just two hits and a walk in 4.0 innings. Teng is starting his second season at Richmond, where he had a 5.22 ERA with 169 strikeouts to 85 walks in 136.1 innings.
- Erik Miller picked up the win in relief, striking out the side in his inning and walking one. It was Miller’s debut in the organization after being traded for in January from the Phillies for Yunior Marte.
- Chris Wright worked 1.2 innings and struck out three, giving up one hit. It’s Wright’s second season in Richmond, where he had a 3.86 ERA working in relief in 2022.
- Third baseman Carter Aldrete was 1-for-2 with two walks and his first home run of the season. Aldrete has started the season slow, going 2-for-11 (.182), but has three walks to three strikeouts. Aldrete had 21 home runs between Eugene and Richmond in 2022.
- Luis Matos was 1-for-4 with his 2-run double and a walk, continuing his strong start to the season. He’s 5-for-14 (.357) with a double and home run, and three walks to two strikeouts.
High-A: Spokane 7, Eugene 4
- Eugene just had a rough game, losing 7-4, giving up runs in five consecutive innings to lose big. Eugene’s biggest moments came late with home runs in the late innings, with Aeverson Arteaga and Carter Williams each picking up their first of the season.
- Aeverson Arteaga’s home run was his only hit in a 1-for-4 game. Arteaga is just 2-for-14 (.143) to start the season, with five strikeouts and no walks. He’s coming off of a .270/.345/.431 batting line in San Jose in 2022.
- Carter Williams made his first appearance of the season, going 1-for-4 with the home run, a 2-run shot. In 2022, Williams split the season between San Jose and Eugene, posting a combined .336/.406/.525 batting line with 11 home runs.
- Playing third base, Jimmy Glowenke was the only Emerald with multiple hits, going 2-for-4, and picked up his first double of the season. While Glowenke has only played in two games this season, going 5-for-7 (.714) with a double, a home runs, and a walk and no strikeouts.
- Eugene starter Seth Lonsway had a bit of a rough game, giving up three runs in 4.0 innings, on five hits and two walks with two wild pitches, and three strikeouts. It was Lonsway’s first appearance of the season. He had a 4.06 ERA in 26 games in 2022 at San Jose, with 120 strikeouts to 51 walks in 95.1 innings.
- Reliever Brett Standlee returned to Eugene for the second season, striking out the side in a scoreless 9th inning. Standlee had a 4.75 ERA in 2022, with 61 strikeouts to 23 walks in 53.0 innings.
Low-A: San Jose 6, Modesto 2
San Jose Notes:
- The Giants took advantage of some late-inning rallies and Modesto Nuts mistakes to pick up a win in their first game of a series at Modesto. The teams were tied at two apiece when Andrew Kachel led off the eighth with a double and moved to third on an error. Then Jose Ramos hit a sacrifice fly that led an error on the play, scoring a run, and putting Ramos on second with nobody out. Ramos would then score from second on a fly out to right field, and an Alexander Suarez had an RBI single to finish the 3-run inning that put San Jose up for good.
- Working as the DH, Andrew Kachel went 2-for-5 with a double, his second of the year, and a strikeout. Through three games, Kachel is 4-for-13 (.308) with two doubles, and four strikeouts to no walks.
- Zach Morgan hit his first double while going 1-for-3 with two walks. Morgan is 2-for-8 (.250) with a double, but also has collected five walks with no strikeouts. That gives Morgan a .538 on-base percentage early in the season.
- Alexander Suarez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Suarez is back in San Jose for the second season. He hit .231/.296/.412 over 91 games with 12 home runs, three triples, and 14 doubles.
- Right fielder Tanner O’Tremba went 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk, with one strikeout. Over three games, O’Tremba is now 3-for-10 with a walk with six strikeouts, plus two HBPs, he’s batting .300 with a .462 on-base percentage.
- 19-year old Gerelmi Maldonado took the start, giving up two runs in 3.0 innings on one hit, four walks, and five strikeouts. Maldonado had a 2.27 ERA in the Arizona Complex League over 14 appearances, striking out 59 to 19 walks.