AAA: Reno 6, Sacramento 5


Sacramento Notes:

  • Sacramento’s bullpen faltered, and they lost a 5-1 lead in the 8th inning.  R.J. Dabovich gave up two hits and a walk, all of which led to runs, followed by Joey Marciano, who gave up two hits, two walks, and a ball that led to an error, allowing five runs in total.  Sacramento would lose, 6-5.
  • Back over at shortstop, Casey Schmitt had a 2-for-4 day with a sacrifice fly.  Schmitt has four multi-hit games over his last six, raising his batting average from .238 to .326.  Schmitt has played six games at third, and five at shortstop this season so far.
  • Brett Wisely, back out in center field, went 1-for-3 with a double (his fourth) and two walks.  Wisely is just 8-for-29 (.276) but half of those hits have been doubles, and with nine walks to 10 strikeouts, he has a .462 on-base percentage.  Wisely has now played three games in center field, with the other five defensive games being shared between shortstop and second base.  They are his first games in center field at any pro level.
  • Catcher Ricardo Genovés went 2-for-4.  Genovés has only played six games so far, but is 6-for-15 (.400) with a double, and two walks to four strikeouts. 
  • Tristan Beck put together a solid start, allowing just one run in 5.0 innings, off of two hits and three walks with three strikeouts, the one run coming off a home run.  Beck is off to a 3.38 ERA in three starts (13.1 innings), though he’s allowed seven walks to just nine strikeouts overall.
  • Melvin Adón had two strong innings, striking out three and allowing only one walk.  He’s allowed just one run in 5.2 innings (1.59 ERA), and has evened out his walk/strikeout line with seven each.
  • It was a difficult game for R.J. Dabovich, who got just one strikeout while allowing two hits and a walk, all three scoring.  Early on, Dabovich has only 2.2 innings in four games, with a 20.25 ERA and six walks to three strikeouts.
  • Similarly, Joey Marciano only got one strikeouts while allowing two hits and two walks, and was hurt also by an error.  Marciano has a 4.91 ERA in 3.2 innings so far, with six walks to five strikeouts.

AA: Harrisburg 7, Richmond 6


Richmond Notes:

  • Richmond and Harrisburg played a pretty even game, and it came down to the very end.  Richmond tied the game up in the 8th on a Carter Aldrete single, making it 6-6.  But in the 9th, Juan Sanchez allowed two singles sandwiching a sacrifice bunt.  That led to a heartbreaking end as a passed ball let the winning run across.
  • The only Richmond extra-base hit was from Carter Aldrete, on a 2-for-3 day with a double and a walk.  It was his first double of the season.  He’s 4-for-14 (.286) with the double and a home run, and now four walks to three strikeouts.
  • Luis Matos had another multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with two singles.  Matos has gone 7-for-19 with a double and a home run, with three walks to two strikeouts.
  • Patrick Bailey continues to hit, even with the passed ball that ended up losing the game.  He was 2-for-5, with two singles.  He’s 5-for-16 (.313) with two walks to three strikeouts.
  • Ryan Murphy took a bit of a rough game in his first start, giving up four runs in 4.0 innings, on five hits and a walk.  It was his second appearance, and he now has a 6.00 ERA.  In 6.0 innings, he’s struck out seven to just two walks, but has allowed seven hits.
  • Reliever Randy Rodriguez gave up a run in 2.0 innings, on two hits, with two strikeouts.  Rodriguez has allowed three runs in 2.1 innings, on two hits and four walks, with three strikeouts.
  • And, hey, if you want a little reminder about what minor league baseball is like, this is how Richmond broke a 1-1 tie in the 4th, here’s Riley Mahan taking a walk with runners on second and third.

High-A: Eugene 9, Spokane 2


Eugene Notes:

  • Eugene used a fast start to blow away Spokane.  They loaded the bases with nobody out to start the first, and they scored their first run on a wild pitch.  But they would continue to score, with a run on a groundout to make it 2-0, followed by back-to-back home runs to take a 6-0 lead, a lead they would never come close to giving up.
  • Jared Dupere had the big home run, a 3-run shot, for his first of the season.  He was 2-for-4 on the day.  Dupere is now 3-for-13 (.231) with his one home run, and but no walks to eight strikeouts.
  • The other home run came off the bat of Luis Toribio, on a 2-for-5 day in which he also had a double.  Toribio had 21 home runs in 111 games in 2022 in Eugene, when he had a .209 batting average.  So far this season, he’s 5-for-15 (.333).
  • Wade Meckler also had a 2-hit game, Meckler is 7-for-17 so far in the season, batting .412, with one double.
  • Shortstop Aeverson Arteaga had a great on-base day, going 1-for-2 with three walks.  They were his first three walks of the season.  He’s 3-for-16 (.188) through four games, but his three walks give him a .316 on-base percentage.
  • Matt Mikulski made his season debut in a big way, going 3.0 no-hit innings, giving up just two walks and a HBP, with three strikeouts.  In 2022 at San Jose, Mikulski struggled, with a 6.95 ERA in 22 games, and 96 strikeouts in 31 walks in 79.0 innings.
  • Reliever Nick Morreale went a scoreless inning, striking out two of the batters he faced  He now has a 6.00 ERA, but now has five strikeouts to no walks in 3.0 innings.

Low-A: San Jose 7, Modesto 5


San Jose Notes:

  • No, that box score isn’t lying.  San Jose scored seven runs on just three hits.  Their first run was legitimate, as Carter Howell tripled and scored on a Thomas Gavello single in the 4th.  In the 7th, they loaded the bases with two outs via two walks and a hit-by-pitch, and all three runners scored on an error.  In the 9th, the team once again loaded hte bases on two walks and a hit-by-pitch, and Howell tripled again to clear the bases, giving San Jose the 7-5 lead.
  • Carter Howell led the team from the leadoff spot, going 2-for-5 with two triples, his first two of the season.  Howell is 6-for-24 (.250) on the season, with two triples and a double.  He hit .310 through nine games in 2022.
  • Thomas Gavello had the other San Jose hit, going 1-for-3 with a HBP.  Through five game, Gavello is 4-for-15 (.267) but has three walks and three HBP, giving him a .476 OBP.
  • Manual Mercedes took the start for his season debut, going 4.0 innings, allowing just one run on three hits and no walks, while striking out four.  Mercedes had a 5.13 ERA in San Jose last season, working as a piggyback starter.
  • Reliever Hayden Wynja went 2.0 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and two walks with three strikeouts.  He has a 4.50 ERA through two appearances, and through 4.0 innings, he has two walks and seven strikeouts.