AAA: Oklahoma City 1, Sacramento 0
- David Villar got on base three times out of four plate appearances, with a single and two walks. Villar has a .414 on-base percentage season against a .292 batting average, having walked 10 times to 16 strikeouts across 13 games.
- Heliot Ramos was 1-for-4, and picked up his first steal of the season. In 2021, Ramos had 15 steals in 19 attempts. This season, he’s 9-for-41 (.220) in Triple-A overall, and is 6-for-28 (.214) since coming back from the Majors.
- Third baseman Luke Williams went 1-for-4, and is now 4-for-8 since being sent down to Triple-A.
- Starter Michael Plassmeyer struck out seven with no walks, but took the hard-luck loss with just one run allowed. He’s struck out 20 and walked nine in 19.1 innings this season.
- More strikeouts came in relief, as Wei-Chieh Huang struck out eight in 3.0 innings without allowing a hit. He did allow just three walks. Huang now has 17 strikeouts but to eight walks in 7.1 innings. Last season, he struck out 61 to 28 walks in 43.2 innings.
- This game could’ve been less close, but Sacramento’s reigning defensive player of the year made a fantastic catch to steal a home run away.
AA: Erie 6, Richmond 5
- Frankie Tostado picked up his first home run of the season, going 2-for-4. Tostado had 14 home runs in Double-A last season. He’s batting .286/.333/.429 on the year through 11 games.
- Tyler Fitzgerald hit his second home run of the season, while striking out four times. For Fitzgerald, he’s 6-for-43 with two home runs and two doubles, and has struck out 27 to just three walks.
- Catcher Shane Matheny got on base in every plate appearances he had. He was 2-for-2 with two walks and his first double. On the season, he’s 8-for-21 with seven walks to six strikeouts, and has a batting line of .381/.536/.571.
- Jacob Heyward was 2-for-3 with a walk. Since Saturday’s game in which he was hit by a pitch and at the heart of the benches clearing with Altoona, he’s 5-for-10 with a walk to three strikeouts.
- Starting pitcher Bryan Brickhouse had a rough game, with five runs on seven hits and a walk. He’s got an 8.31 ERA after three starts this season.
- R.J. Dabovich had a quiet inning, with a hit allowed and a strikeout. Dabovich has struck out five and allowed six hits, but no walks in 5.0 innings.
Game 1: Vancouver 4, Eugene 1
High-A: Vancouver 9, Eugene 6
- The star of Game 1 was Armani Smith, who had Eugene’s only hit which was a home run, but also drew two walks, the only walks that any Eugene player collected in the game. Smith is having a fantastic early season, by hitting .370/.514/.741, with a double and three home runs.
- Prelander Berroa took the game 1 start, though he threw just 58 pitches for 2.0 innings. He allowed his first run of the season on two hits and three walks, while striking out four. Berroa has eight strikeouts to four walks in 6.0 innings.
- Hunter Bishop hit his second home run of the season to lead off Game 2. He was just 1-for-7 overall on the two games. Both of Bishop’s home runs this season have come to lead off the game for Eugene.
- Casey Schmitt hit his second home run of the year, while going 1-for-5 between the two games. Schmitt is now 9-for-27 over ten games, with three walks to just four strikeouts, half of which he got in Game 1 today.
- Kyle Harrison suffered with his control a bit in this start, and got hurt by an error. He walked two and hit a batter, along with four walks. He gave up a grand slam in the first inning. After a 2-out error in the second inning, he would give up a 3-run home run, leading just just four of the seven runs allowed to be earned.
- Juan Sanchez rung out a big of a reliever’s full count, walking three and striking out two without allowing a run. Sanchez now has five strikeouts to five walks in 3.2 innings.
Low-A: San Jose 5, Visalia 1
San Jose Notes:
- Mason Black took the start for San Jose, and kept the strikeout train going for SJ pitchers. He struck out eight while allowing a run on three hits and gave up his first walk of the season. He now has 18 strikeouts to one walk in 11.2 innings.
- Piggyback starter Landen Roupp also had a strong game, going four innings without a run. He allowed two hits and two walks, but struck out five. The 12th round pick now has 14 strikeouts to
- Aeverson Arteaga picked up a double for his only hit of the game, picking up an RBI for the first time since April 14th. Arteaga has hits in eight of his last nine games. However, he has struck out eight times in his last three games, giving him 20 on the season, to just five walks.
- Adrian Sugastey had a 2-hit game, which broke a four-game hitless streak for him. He’s now 8-for-41 (.195) on the season after the hits.
- First baseman Abdiel Layer hit his third double of the year. Layer has a .184/.256/.316 batting line over 11 games this season, with three doubles and a triple.