AAA: Oklahoma City 9, Sacramento 8
- Despite all the home runs he’s hit this season, David Villar only just now hit his first double, in his 12th game, as part of a 3-hit game. Villar has a .283/.389/.630 batting line so far this year.
- Ricardo Genovés hit his second home run of the season. A 4-hit game for Genovés earlier this week really helped his batting line, as he’s now hitting .237/.310/.421 with two home runs and a double.
- Austin Dean had the other home run for Sacramento, his second in three games played. His last season with significant games played (2029) saw him hit 18 in 74 games.
- Jason Krizan continues to wake up, with a 2-hit day that included his third double and a walk. After going 2-for-22 (.091) to start the season, he’s now 5-for-14 (.357) over his last four games with two doubles, a home run, and four walks to four strikeouts.
- Heliot Ramos picked up a 2-hit game, his 2nd of the season at Triple-A. He’s batting .235/.381/.353 on the season in Triple-A so far.
- Bryce Johnson was 2-for 4, raising his season batting average to .300. He also picked up his sixth steal of the year. That gives him the 3rd-most steals in the PCL, one behind the co-leaders.
- DH Luis Gonzalez was 2-for-4 and picked up his fourth steal of the season while batting leadoff. Gonzalez is batting .283/.389/.500 on the year so far.
- Patrick Ruotolo made his Triple-A debut after an early callup from Richmond, and performed well. He struck out the first two batters he faced, and ended up with three strikeouts to 2 walks. Statcast had his fastball between 90-93, and he worked mostly with that and his curveball, which ran in the mid-high-70’s. On 43 pitches, he only managed two whiffs, but also gave up lots of fouls and only soft contact.
- Another Sacramento debut was Jeremy Walker, who made his first appearance since 2019 with San Jose over the weekend. Walker’s control was a struggle, as he walked three and gave up a hit, leading to three runs. The former Braves prospect had a 3.97 ERA in Triple-A in 2019, the last time he pitched in the minors. His fastball ranged 90-93, but he used his low-80’s curve just about 2/3rds of the time.
- Gregory Santos threw a scoreless innings. It was the first appearance this year where he did not allow a walk, but it was also his second in a row without a strikeout. He has 7 K’s to 5 walks in 6.2 innings this season.
AA: Erie 6, Richmond 2
- Matt Frisbee made his 2022 debut with this start, giving up a run on two hits across 2.2 innings, while striking out four. In 2021, Frisbee started strong in Richmond, but was hit hard on a promotion to Sacramento and struggle to get his momentum back when he returned to Double-A.
- Franklin Labour got the lone extra-base hit for Richmond in this game, with his second double of the season. Labour is hitting just .185 on the year, but is 4-for-13 (.308) over his last four games.
- Diego Rincones was one of the other Squirrels to pick up a hit, going 1-for-4. Despite having picked up at least one hit in eight of his first ten games of the season, he’s just 9-for-37 (.243) on the year, with just two walks and just four strikeouts.
- Well, this is what happens with a full-season Northwest League season. Wednesday’s game in Vancouver was postponed due to rain, with the plan to make it up as part of a double-header on Friday.
- This is the third weather-related issue for a game for Eugene, with two postponements, and one suspended game that has yet to be finished.
Low-A: San Jose 1, Visalia 0
San Jose Notes:
- One heck of a pitcher’s duel in Visalia tonight. 4 pitchers for San Jose combined to allow just one hit and one walk, with 20 strikeouts. Overall, San Jose and Visalia combined to strike out 38 times, a California League record for a 9-inning game.
- Nick Sinacola had the start for San Jose and set the tone. He struck out 9 of the 14 batters he faced, with just two reaching base, one on a error to the first Visalia batter, and a first inning infield single. This was Sinacola’s first actual start, as he’s piggybacked twice before. He has a 3.00 ERA over 9.0 innings, with 13 strikeouts to four walks and four hits allowed.
- Keaton Winn hit 100 mph on his fastball in a 2-inning stint, striking out a season-high five with just a walk allowed. Winn has bounced back since allowing four runs on three walks and a home run in his first appearance. Now, over 5.0 innings, he has nine strikeouts to four walks.
- Trevor McDonald struck out five of the six batters he faced in 2.0 innings of work. He remains unscored upon this season after 7.2 innings, with 13 strikeouts to two walks.
- Picking up his first save of the season was Tyler Myrick, who struck out one in the 9th inning. Myrick had allowed seven hits and a walk over his last two innings of work, so he bounced back well for this game.
- First baseman Victor Bericoto led the San Jose offense with the only 2-hit day, adding a walk and scoring the team’s only run, as well as stealing his first bag of the year. Bericoto is 8-for-33 (.242) on the season, but has collected six walks to give himself a .375 OBP. However, he also has 14 strikeouts in nine games.
- Aeverson Arteaga was 1-for-3, though with three strikeouts. He stole his second bag of the season. Arteaga is batting .265/.375/.382 with a double and a home run, with five walks but also 15 strikeouts.