AAA: Sacramento 8, Oklahoma City 3
- Raynel Espinal had a pretty solid start, despite two home runs being given up leading to two runs. He struck out nine to two walks in 5.0 innings. On the season in three starts, he’s struck out 22 to six walks in 12.2 innings.
- Luke Williams made his Triple-A debut on the year after being demoted from SF, going 3-for-4 with a double. In 2021 in 32 games at Triple-A in LeHigh Valley, he hit .270/.329/.341 with five doubles and two triples, with no home runs.
- Bryce Johnson was 2-for-5 with his 7th stolen base of the season. Johnson is batting .314/.333/.343 on the year, with one double, but is perfect on steal attempts.
- Catcher Jhonny Pereda had a 3-hit game, giving him a .286 batting average on the season, with his second double of the year.
- Reliever Joey Marciano had another scoreless inning, striking out two and walking out one. He has seven strikeouts to four walks in 6.0 innings.
Game 1: Erie 3, Richmond 2 (7 Innings)
Game 2: Richmond 8, Erie 3 (7 Innings)
- Brett Auerbach had the only Squirrel home run in Game 1, his third of the season. He also had three strikeouts, one of which came notably when the umpire declared he was not in the box and paying attention to the pitcher in time.
- Will Wilson was 3-for-8 overall in the doubleheader, with his 3rd home run of the season and third double. Out of 11 games played, all three of his home runs have come in the last six games. He’s batting .244/.346/.511 on the season.
- In both games, Tyler Fitzgerald had a strong day, going 2-for-4 with a walk and his first home run. Fitzgerald is just 5-for-11 (.132) on the season in 11 games, with just three walks to 23 strikeouts. Game 1 was the first game that Fitzgerald hasn’t struck out in this season.
- Franklin Labour was just 1-for-6 across both games, but he did get his first home run of the season with that lone hit. Labour is 6-for-33 (.182) over his first 11 games of the season.
- The starting pitcher of game one was Jake Dahlberg, and he had a strong game despite giving up two runs to give up two runs. He struck out nine while walking none. He now has 21 strikeouts to just three walks in 14.1 innings.
- Kai-Wei Teng started game two, allowing three runs (two earned) while giving up three hits but also five walks, with six strikeouts. The five walks allowed was a career-high for Teng. It gives him nine walks to 16 strikeouts in 14.0 innings.
- In relief, Taylor Rashi struck out two without allowing a baserunner in an inning. Rashi has yet to allow a run in 5.0 innings, with nine Ks to two walks.
- As a part of this doubleheader, Simon Whiteman made his return to the field. He was 1-for-6 with four strikeouts overall in his return, and also nailed a runner from center field in Game 2.
- For the second straight game, rain won. Eugene was rained out, and they’ll make it up with a doubleheader at an undetermined later date. Wednesday’s game is still scheduled to be made up in a doubleheader on Friday, but rain remains expected in the afternoon.
Low-A: San Jose 5, Visalia 2
San Jose Notes:
- Will Bednar brought the strikeouts a day after San Jose’s record-setting day. Bednar struck out six and walked no one, and gave up one run, on a home run, across 4.0. He did also hit a batter. The first round pick now has 14 strikeouts to three walks in 11.2 innings on the season.
- Seth Lonsway worked the piggyback start, giving up his first run of the season, albeit unearned, without allowing a hit. He only gave up two walks and hit a batter. The 6th round pick now has 11 strikeouts to six walks and four hits in 11.0 innings.
- Abdiel Layer had the big hit with his first triple of the season, and went 2-for-4 with a walk and his first steal. Layer has two doubles and a triple on the season, but no home runs yet. He had 13 in 84 games last season.
- Najee Gaskins picked up his second double of the year on a 2-hit day. Gaskins is 6-for-24 on the season with two doubles.
- Dilan Rosario got on base four times, with three walks on top of a 1-for-2 day, and also picked up his second steal while getting caught stealing. Rosario is batting .333 (10-for-30) with a .512 on-base percentage thanks to ten walks over nine strikeouts.
- No highlights from San Jose’s game tonight, but the Giants had a big game last night and San Jose posted this highlight of each of their 20 strikeouts in Thursday’s game.