AAA: Round Rock 7, Sacramento 3


Sacramento Notes:

  • This one was a rough one for Sacramento.  They fell behind early, giving up four runs in the 3rd inning, and were down 6-0 after six.  They had one burst of offense in the 7th, knocking in three runs, on Colton Welker and Richardo Genovés RBI singles and a Shane Matheny sacrifice fly, but they were never really back into it.
  • Mitch Haniger’s rehab continued with a 2-for-4 day, hitting two singles.  After two games, Haniger has gone 3-for-7 (.429) with a home run.
  • Also continuing rehab was Austin Slater, who went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts, and was lifted after five innings in the field.
  • Third baseman Colton Welker went 2-for-4 with two singles as well.  After two games, Welker is 2-for-6 (.333) with two walks and no strikeouts with his new team.
  • Starter Drew Strotman gave up four runs on two hits, two walks, and two HBP, with two strikeouts, and one home run allowed.  He’s allowed four runs in 5.2 innings on five hits, four walks, and with just two strikeouts.

AA: Richmond 11, Erie 2


Richmond Notes:

  • Once again, Richmond had a rout against Erie.  Richmond had three players with three hit games, including Tyler Fitzgerald with his first home run of the season.  That was behind a strong game on the mound, led by starter Carson Seymour. 
  • Shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald was 3-for-5 with his first home run of the season, knocking in two, stealing his second base, and picking up a strikeout.  Through ten games, Fitzgerald has a solid line, batting .333/.395/.564 with two doubles, two triples, and one home run.
  • Andy Thomas, as DH, was 3-for-5 with his second double of the season.  That gives Thomas four hits on the season, so he’s 4-for-26 (.154) with two doubles, but he also has 10 walks to 12 strikeouts, giving him a .389 on-base percentage.
  • Center fielder Ismael Munguia went 3-for-5 with all singles, his second straight game with three hits.  He’s bumped up his batting average from .152 to .256 over his last two games.
  • Starter Carson Seymour went 3.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, three walks, a HBP, with one strikeout.  After three starts, Seymour has a 4.63 ERA, with nine walks to five strikeouts in 11.2 innings.
  • Reliever Blake Rivera only allowed a HBP while striking out two in an inning of work.  Through 3.2 innings, Rivera hasn’t allowed any runs, nor any walks, allowing just three hits and two HBP while striking out eight.

High-A: Eugene 1, Hillsboro 0


Eugene Notes:

  • Eugene won the first real pitcher’s duel of the season in the Giants system, winning 1-0.  Starter Nick Sinacola struck out eight in 4.0 innings to lead a pitching staff that collected 15 strikeouts to just three walks in 9.0 innings.
  • Nick Sinacola allowed just two hits and one walk while getting those eight strikeouts in 4.0 innings.  That game drops Sinacola’s ERA to 1.00 after three games, with 12 strikeouts to four walks in 9.0 innings.
  • Reliever Brett Standlee continues to have a 0.00 ERA after 2.0 shutout innings, allowing a hit with two strikeouts.  Standlee has allowed just two hits and a walk after striking out seven in 6.0 innings.  He also made quite the impressive defensive play in the game.
  • Third baseman Jimmy Glowenke knocked in the game’s only run without a hit, going 0-for-1 with three walks, including a bases-loaded walk to make up the difference.  Glowenke now has six walks to five strikeouts, and has a .440 batting average and a .543 on-base percentage.
  • Shortstop Aeverson Arteaga went 2-for-4 with a double, Eugene’s only extra-base hit, leading to the team’s only run.  Arteaga is batting 7-for-36 with a double, a triple, and a home run, and has six walks to 13 strikeouts.  He also picked up his first error of the season.
  • Right fielder Wade Meckler was 2-for-4 with two singles.  Meckler is 17-for-36 (.472) with four doubles, and have five walks to four strikeouts.  

Low-A: San Jose 6, Inland Empire 5


San Jose Notes:

  • A game that started with a lot of early runs turned into San Jose holding off a late rally.  Inland Empire scored three runs in the first inning, but San Jose came back to score two in the bottom of the 1st, and then two more in the 2nd on a Zach Morgan 2-run single, and one more in the 3rd to lead 5-3.  Liam Simon did a strong job in the middle innings in relief holding onto the lead.  In the 9th, a leadoff home run by Inland Empire closed them to within one run, but Tyler Vogel struck out the side to hold onto the lead.
  • Shortstop Jose Ramos was 2-for-3 with two walks and two steals to lead the Giants.  Ramos has three straight games with multiple hits, going 6-for-11 in them and raising his batting average from .231 to .324 and also stealing all four of his bases in those last three games.
  • First baseman Andrew Kachel went 3-for-5 in the leadoff spot.  He’s 12-for-32 (.375) with six doubles, and six walks against nine strikeouts.  Kachel has at least one hit in all eight games he’s played in.
  • Catcher Zach Morgan had 4 RBI, going 1-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly, and also picked up his first steal.  Through seven games, Morgan is 6-for-22 (.273) with a .452 on-base percentage, but just a .318 slugging percentage, as he has just one double.
  • Starter Carson Whisenhunt struggled through four innings, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks, with five strikeouts.  That leaves Whisenhunt with a 4.66 ERA after three games, with 13 strikeouts to four walks in 9.2 inning.
  • Reliever Liam Simon had a huge game, striking out eight in 4.0 innings, allowing a run on one hit and one walk.  Simon now has 18 strikeouts to three walks in 10.0 innings after three appearances.