AAA: Sacramento 3, Round Rock 2
- Sacramento held onto a close win thanks to a crazy final play. Leading 3-1 going into the 9th, Mauricio Llovera gave up a leadoff home run to make it 3-2. After an out, two singles, and a HBP later, the bases were loaded with one out, and just a one run lead. Jorge Guzmán came in, and got a swinging strikeout, but catcher Ricardo Genovés caught the runner on second leading off the bag too much, and threw to shortstop Casey Schmitt, who began to chase him down. That cause the lead runner on third to break for home, and Schmitt threw the ball back home to nail him at the plate to end the game.
- The rehabs continued, with DH Mitch Haniger went 1-for-4 with his second home run in Sacramento in his fourth game of his rehab. Haniger is 4-for-13 (.308) in his rehab with two home runs.
- Meanwhile, Austin Slater’s rehab hit its 7th game, as he went 1-for-3 and played seven innings in center field. It’s Slater’s second game in the field. Slater is 6-for-18 (.333) with a double and a home run.
- Catcher Ricardo Genovés went 2-for-2 with a walk. Through 14 games, Genovés now has a batting line of .297/.400/.405 with six walks to 11 strikeouts.
- Casey Schmitt moved down in the order to #5 after spending most of the season in the top 2-3 hitters, and went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts. Schmitt has a batting line of .310/.326/.379 with six doubles, but now has 22 strikeouts to just three walks.
- Making his Giants organization debut was Cal Stevenson, who went 0-for-3 with a walk. Stevenson was batting .348/.483/.435 over seven games for Las Vegas, but was designated for assignment on April 14th by the Athletics before being traded to the Giants for cash on April 19th.
- Tanner Andrews made his first start of the season, going 2.2 shutout innings, striking out three while allowing one hit and one walk. Andrews has a 3.75 ERA after six games, with 12 strikeouts to seven walks in 12.0 innings.
- Reliever Jorge Guzmán closed out the 9th inning, getting two outs and striking out one. Guzmán has a 0.93 ERA after nine games, striking out seven and walking four in 9.2 innings.
AA: Richmond 2, Erie 0
- After blowouts defined the first couple of games of this series, Richmond’s pitching staff had a huge day, getting the shutout win despite the offense getting just three hits. The pitching staff was led by Kai-Wei Teng, who struck out eight in 4.0 innings, and followed by four shutout innings by Nick Swiney, struck out four, all while wearing their River City alternate jerseys!
- Kai-Wei Teng had another great game, with just one hit and one HBP allowed in his 4.0 innings and eight strikeouts. Teng now has a 3.09 ERA after three starts, with two shutout starts sandwiching four runs allowed in the middle game. Teng now has 25 strikeouts in 11.2 innings to just four walks and six hits allowed.
- In the piggyback start, Nick Swiney allowed four hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, but allowed no runs and struck out four. After three games, Swiney has a 0.90 ERA with 11 strikeouts to three walks in 10.0 innings.
- Reliever Evan Gates finished the game with a scoreless inning, striking out one while allowing one hit. Gates has a 3.00 ERA after five games, with 10 strikeouts to four walks in 6.0 innings.
- Second baseman Hayden Cantrelle got two of Richmond’s three hits, going 2-for-3 with a double, his third of the season. After 11 games, Cantrelle has a batting line of .270/.357/.351 with three doubles, three walks to four strikeouts, and three steals.
- Making his Double-A debut was right fielder Carter Williams, just promoted from Eugene. Williams went 1-for-3 with a double of his own. Williams had gone 4-for-12 (.333) with a home runs in three games at Eugene before his promotion.
Game 1: Eugene 8, Hillsboro 1 (7 Innings)
Game 2: Eugene 4, Hillsboro 2 (7 Innings)
- The Emeralds wore two different alternate uniforms in this Doubleheader, and got a sweep. First, in their Prankster jerseys, Wade Meckler’s 6th inning grand slam anchored a 7-run inning to get a blowout victory in Game 1. Game 2 saw the Exploding Whales recovery from an early 2-0 deficit to win 4-2, behind Victor Bericoto’s second home run of the year.
- Wade Meckler’s first home run of the season was also the team’s first grand slam of the season. He was 2-for-5 with a walk and the home run between the two games. Meckler has a fantastic .489/.538/.689 batting line through 12 games, with six doubles and one home run, plus six walks to six strikeouts.
- 1B-LF Victor Bericoto had a booming home run in Game 2, combining for a 3-for-6 with the home run, a double, and a walk. That buoy’s his early batting line, now at .231/.286/.436 through ten games, with two doubles and two home runs.
- Shortstop Aeverson Arteaga went 2-for-7 with a walk and a double. It’s been a slow start for Arteaga, who is now 9-for-47 (.191) after 12 games, but with two doubles, a triple, and a home run.
- First baseman Logan Wyatt started just Game 1, but was a pinch hitter in Game 2, going a combined 2-for-4 with two walks and his third double on the year. After 11 games, Wyatt hit .317/.429/.610 with three doubles and three home runs, with eight walks to 13 strikeouts.
- Game 1 starter Eric Silva went 4.0 shutout innings, with a hit and two walks allowed, while striking out five. After three games, Silva has a 0.75 ERA, with nine strikeouts to four walks in 12.0 innings.
- Game 2 starter Seth Lonsway gave up two runs in 3.0 innings, on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Lonsway has a 9.00 ERA after three starts, and has struggled with giving up hits, allowing 17 in 10.0 innings, leading to a .395 batting average allowed early on.
Low-A: San Jose 15, Inland Empire 6
San Jose Notes:
- A day after a grindingly slow loss, San Jose fell behind 6-1 after just the top of the 3rd inning. But a 7-run 3rd, highlighted by a 2-run Jose Ramos triple, and a 6-run 4th inning, highlighted by two 2-run hits by Ramos and Alexander Suarez, turned this into a blowout. And San Jose did it in their popular San Jose Churros jerseys!
- Second baseman Jose Ramos led the way, going 2-for-4 with his first triple and fifth double of the season. Ramos broke a 2-game hitless streak, and has a batting line of .286/.379/.429 with five doubles and a triple, and with seven walks and 13 strikeouts in 13 games.
- Right fielder Alexander Suarez went 3-for-4 with a double, his third of the year. It was Suarez’s first multi-hit game in his last eight games. He’s batting .214/.267/.333 on the year, with three doubles and a triple, and two walks to 14 strikeouts.
- Catcher Onil Perez went 3-for-5 with a walk. It was only Perez’s eighth game of the year, but he’s batting .323/.417/.452 on the year, with one double, one home run, and four walks to two strikeouts.
- Starter Gerelmi Maldonado had a tough start, giving up five runs in 2.0+ innings, on four hits and three walks, with just one strikeout. Maldonado has an 8.31 ERA in 8.2 innings, with ten strikeouts to eight walks.
- Reliever Nomar Medina followed that up by going 4.0 innings and giving up just one unearned run on five hits and no walks. Medina only struck out two, however. Medina has just a 0.90 ERA after 10.0 innings, with nine strikeouts to three walks.
- The final three innings were more scoreless innings by Dylan Cumming, allowing three hits and a walk, with three strikeouts. Cumming has a 0.00 ERA after 10.2 innings, though he’s allowed 13 hits for a .325 batting average allowed.
- Shortstop Diego Velasquez was just 1-for-4, but he had one heck of a play in this game, starting a double play thanks to his incredible reflexes.