AAA: Reno 10, Sacramento 4


Sacramento Notes:

  • Kyle Harrison made his third start after a rough first two to begin the season, and looked a lot better, but things still led to a Sacramento loss.  Harrison had his longest start, going 3.1 innings and allowing just one run, which was effective despite few strikeouts.  But Reno piled on in a 5-run 5th inning, with a triple, two doubles, a single and two walks as they took control.
  • Kyle Harrison’s line was one run on four hits and two walks in 3.1 innings, with two strikeouts.  It was a good bounceback from not being able to get out of the first inning in his last outing.  He’s got a 7.50 ERA through three games, with ten walks to seven strikeouts in 6.0 innings.  Harrison was throwing his fastball running between 92-96 mph, with a slider running between 80-84 mph.  It’s clear he’s still working on his release point of his fastball, though.
  • None of the relievers did well, but Cole Waites had the roughest outing of all, giving up three runs on one hit and three walks while getting just two outs, and just one strikeout.  Waites has seven walks to three strikeouts in 4.2 innings, and a 7.71 ERA to start the season.  Waites had a fastball from 94-97 mph.  Out of 26 pitches, he got only one swing-and-miss.
  • Brett Wisely was back at second, and led the team offensively.  Wisely went 2-for-4 with his fifth double, a walk and a steal, his third of the season.  Wisely has a .278/.469/.417 batting line through his first ten games, with five doubles and 12 walks to 13 strikeouts, and three steals in as many attempts.
  • Right fielder Michael Gigliotti went 2-for-5, picking up his fourth double of the season.  Through 12 games, Gigliotti has a .282/.388/.385 batting line, with four doubles and seven walks to four strikeouts.

AA: Harrisburg 6, Richmond 5 (10 Innings)


Richmond Notes:

  • Richmond jumped out to a 4-0 lead after four, but from there Harrisburg chipped away at the lead.  In the 9th inning, they tied the game with a leadoff triple off of Evan Gates, and in the 10th, old friend Frankie Tostatdo was Harrisburg’s ghost runner at second and scored on a one-out single to walk off his old team.
  • The star for Richmond was super-utilityman Brett Auerbach, who was playing center field.  He went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run, his first of both.  Brett Auerbach is 5-for-23 (.217) with a double and a home run, with two doubles and three strikeouts.
  • First baseman Carter Aldrete went 2-for-4 with a walk and his first double of the season.  Through seven games, Aldrete is 7-for-22 with just the one double but already has two home runs, with five walks and five strikeouts.
  • Starter Nick Zwack came back to Earth after a hot first start, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings.  Zwack has a 2.16 ERA through 8.1 innings, with 12 strikeouts to three walks.
  • Reliever Erik Miller had a good game in relief, striking out three 1.2 innings with a hit and walk allowed.  Through two games, Miller is unscored upon in 2.2 innings, with six strikeouts to two walks.
  • Blake Rivera had his best strikeout game in the early season, with 1.2 scoreless innings with just a hit allowed, and four strikeouts.  In 2.2 innings, Rivera now has six strikeouts to three hits allowed and one hit batter, but no walks yet.

High-A: Eugene 7, Spokane 6


Eugene Notes:

  • Eugene got off to a hot start, and were able to hold onto the lead for a win in Spokane.  Logan Wyatt kicked things off with a 2-run home run as part of a 3-run first inning, but eventually Spokane would tie it up at five apiece in the 6th inning.  In the 8th, RBI singles by Jared Dupere and Luis Toribio put Eugene up 7-5, and they held on for the 7-6 win.
  • Logan Wyatt’s home run was Eugene’s only extra-base hit, and his first in his five games on the season.  Wyatt didn’t have a single home run in 29 games in 2022 as he recovered from injury.  He had two home runs in 80 games in 2021.
  • Playing third base, Luis Toribio went 2-for-4 with a walk and a big RBI.  It’s been a good start for Toribio as he repeats Eugene, as he has a 7-for-19 (.368) batting line, with two doubles and a home run, with three walks to six strikeouts.
  • Left fielder Carter Williams went 2-for-4 with a walk and two singles.  He’s only played in two games, going 3-for-8 (.375) with one home run, with one walk and one strikeout.
  • Catcher Adrian Sugastey went 2-for-5 with an RBI.  In five games, Sugastey is 3-for-22 (.136) with two walks to three strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Carson Ragsdale struck out seven with no walks in 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on four hits.  It’s been a great start for Ragsdale, coming off of an injury-ravaged season.  Ragsdale has 11 strikeouts to three walks in 8.2 innings, and a 3.12 ERA so far.
  • Tyler Myrick got the closing spot in this game, and didn’t allow a baserunner while striking out two.  Myrick’s unscored upon after three games, with four strikeouts to no walks in 4.0 innings.

Low-A: San Jose 7, Modesto 4


San Jose Notes:

  • San Jose used a 3-run 9th inning to pick up a win in Modesto.  The Giants got thing going in that 9th with back-to-back doubles by Diego Velasquez and Andrew Kachel, followed by an RBI single by Matt Higgins and an RBI groundout by Tanner O’Tremba to get the 7-4 win.
  • Left fielder Matt Higgins had the biggest hit for San Jose, picking up his first home run going 2-for-5 with 2 RBI.  The undrafted free agent is 6-for-20 (.300) after five games, with the home run, and two walks for four strikeouts.
  • Alexander Suarez, the DH, went 1-for-4 with a triple.  He’s 4-for-22 (.182) after seven games, with a double and a triple.
  • Third baseman Andrew Kachel went 1-for-3 with two walks, hitting his fourth double of the season.  Kachel is 6-for-19 (.316) with four doubles, and four walks to five strikeouts.  After five games, he’s got a .316/.435/.526 batting line.
  • Another 1-for-3 day with a double belonged to shortstop Diego Velasquez, also picking up two walks.  Velasquez has had a slow start, going just 4-for-21 (.190) with a double, but has seven walks to seven strikeouts.
  • Starter Hayden Birdsong had a solid start, giving up three runs, but just one earned, on four hits and two walks in 3.0 innings.  Birdsong has a rough 5.40 ERA after two starts, but has ten strikeouts to four walks in 5.0 innings.
  • Reliever Jack Choate didn’t give up a hit in 3.0 innings, striking out six and allowing only one walk.  Through 5.1 innings, he has 11 strikeouts to two walks, with a 3.38 ERA.