AAA: Oklahoma City 10, Sacramento 4


Sacramento Notes:

  • The most immediate note to make about this game was Sean Hjelle starting, in the wake of Alex Cobb’s injury, and vulnerabilities in the Giants rotation after Tuesday’s doubleheader.  Hjelle could still be considered for a callup, though he did little to make a case for it.  The eight hits he allowed were similar to the hit totals he allowed during his initial callup to Sacramento last summer, and it was the first healthy start in which he did not have a strikeout since at least 2019.  He was rather extremely using his fastball, accounting for 67% of his pitches, and its velocity varied wildly from 89 to 94 mph, according to statcast.  Still, he allowed just two extra-base hits, a double and a home run, and kept Sacramento in the game.
  • Jaylin Davis picked up his second home run and third double of the season with a 2-hit game.  He’s 9-for-22 (.409) with two doubles and two home runs over the last five games.
  • Luis Gonzalez had his third home run, a game-tying 2-run shot in the 6th inning.  Gonzalez is nearly halfway to the total of seven home runs he had in 2021, but that was in just 40 games.  He also had a nice defensive play in center.
  • Jason Krizan picked up his first home run of the season in the 9th inning, making the score slightly closer.  Krizan had 16 home runs with Sacramento last season, his career high.
  • Kervin Castro gave up his first runs of the season, on two hits and a walk.  Over 5.0 innings this season, he’s struck out seven but walked five.  In Sacramento last year, he had 22 walks in 44.0 innings.
  • Heliot Ramos didn’t pick up any hits, but he walked twice and was hit by a pitch.  While he’s hitting 6-for-30 (.200), his OBP is up to .351.

AA: Richmond at Erie Postponed

Richmond Notes:

  • The game is scheduled to be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday.

High-A: Eugene 6, Vancouver 5


Eugene Notes:

  • The headline is Seth Corry, who left the start after just two pitches, the latter of which was reported by Gameday as going behind a right-handed batter’s back.  There have been no official reports of his status,  Hopefully this injury does not represent a big setback for him.
  • Marco Luciano had another big game, with his second home run and third double of the season on a 2-hit day.  That raises Luciano’s batting line to .345/.375/.655 over his first eight games of the season.
  • Luis Toribio had his second 2-hit game in a row, with his first triple and second home run of the season.  Toribio had gone hitless (0-for-9) over his first three games, but is 5-for-11 (.455) over his last three games.
  • Armani Smith had his own 2-hit game, picking up just his first double of the season, although he also has 2 home runs.  Smith is batting .348/.464/.652 over his first eight games.
  • Nick Morreale came in after Corry left the game.  Though he let the first batter on by a walk (which goes on Corry’s record), Morreale didn’t allow any other baserunner on, though didn’t get a strikeout either over two innings.  Morreale has yet to allow a run this season, with a walk and a hit allowed over 5.0 innings, but also only has four strikeouts.
  • Ty Weber had a rough time across three innings with the longest pitching stint of the night for Eugene, allowing three runs on six hits.  He’s allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits but no walks over 6.0 runs so far this season.
  • Cole Waites picked up the win, after blowing the save,  He allowed an inherited runner to score with a single to the first batter he faced, but ended up without any runs on his record with two hits and two walks allowed.  In 4.0 innings this season, he’s struck out ten, but walked four and given up six hits.
  • Nick Avila struck out four of the five batters he faced to get the save.  He’s struck out seven and but walked none in 4.2 innings this season.

Low-A: San Jose 10, Visalia 5 (10 Innings)


San Jose Notes:

  • San Jose scored 10 runs on just nine hits, only two for extra bases.  The winning 10th inning rally started with a 1-out Najee Gaskins walk, and continued with a Max Wright pinch-hit double that scored the ghost runner to give San Jose a 6-5 lead.  However, two more walks, a hit batter, and an Alexander Suarez  2-run single led to five run inning.
  • Two of catcher Max Wright’s hits this season have come on pinch-hits, one of which was in Sacramento early in the season.  Wright is now 2-for-10 in four games since going back to San Jose.
  • Victor Bericoto had the team’s other double, part of a 3-hit game.  It was Bericoto’s first double of the season.  It’s his first multi-hit game of the season, and break’s a four game hitless streak.
  • Alexander Suarez was 2-for-2 after coming in during the 6th inning.  He’s 5-for-23 (.217) on the season, and this was his second 2-hit game of the year.
  • The start belonged to Eric Silva, who allowed his first run on three hits and a walk, with four strikeouts.  The one run came on a home run.  Silva has a 1.93 ERA through two starts (4.2 innings), and has allowed four hits and two walks, but also struck out eight.
  • Esmerlin Vinicio had his best relief appearance, striking out two and allowing a hit in 1.1 innings, his longest appearance so far this year.  
  • Manuel Mercedes went two innings in relief in the piggyback start, but once again struggled with his control.  He walked four in 2.0 innings, after walking five in 2.2 innings in his first appearance, but also gave up four hits, leading to four runs (three earned after his own error).  Mercedes did have a nice play at the plate, covering after a pitch of his got away from the catcher Adrian Sugastey.
  • Garrett Frechette was removed in the middle of the game after going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts, but also hit by two pitches.  His night ended after one of those strikeouts to end the top of the 6th, but there was no apparent injury.