AAA: Round Rock 3, Sacramento 1


Sacramento Notes:

  • It was a pretty weak offensive day for Sacramento, despite collecting 12 hits, because they did not have any extra-base hits and had just one walk to go behind it.  Their only run in the 7th inning came after two singles, and came on an RBI groundout that only avoided being an inning-ending double-play because of an error.
  • Casey Schmitt, back at shortstop, led the team in hits with three singles as he went 3-for-5.  He’s got hits in seven straight games, and has gone 12-for-32 (.375) in that span, but with no walks and just one double as his only extra-base hit in the stretch.  His average has gone from .300 to .326.  Schmitt’s defensive usage is getting out of balance, as he now has played 12 games at short with nine at third base.
  • Center fielder Cal Stevenson was 2-for-5.  Through nine games, Stevenson has a batting line of .323/447/.387 with seven walks to seven strikeouts.  He also missed a fly ball in center, but his and Casey Schmitt’s arms were shown off as they recovered.
  • Starting pitcher Drew Strotman took a tough loss, giving up just one run in 3.0 innings, on two hits, one of which was a home run, with two strikeouts.  Strotman has a 5.19 ERA after three games, and has four walks to four strikeouts in 8.2 innings.
  • In relief, Melvin Adón had two scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk while striking out three.  Adón has a 5.06 ERA, having allowed six runs in 10.2 innings, but five of them in one of the eight games he’s appeared in.
  • Reliever Ryan Walker gave up a run in 2.0 innings, on three hits with no walks, striking out one.   After seven games, Walker has 13 strikeouts to five walks in 13.2 innings.

AA: Erie 6, Richmond 5 (10 Innings)


Richmond Notes:

  • A late inning collapse led to a tough Richmond loss.  Up 4-2 after seven innings
  • First baseman Riley Mahan had a huge game, going 2-for-4 and hitting two solo home runs to give himself three on the season.  After 10 games, Mahan is 7-for-35 (.200), but has two doubles and three home runs, and has two walks to 13 strikeouts.
  • Patrick Bailey was the DH, going 2-for-4 with two RBI with two singles.  The hits break a 3-game hitless streak.  He has a .340/.411/.440 batting line after 13 games, with two doubles and a home run.
  • Luis Matos, playing right field, went 2-for-4 with a walk and a double.  After 14 games, it’s Matos’ 4th double to go along with one home run.  He’s had three doubles in his last five games, going 7-for-20 (.350).
  • Starter Landen Roupp made his season debut with a scoreless 3.0 innings, allowing a hit and a walk with a hit batter, and six strikeouts.  Roupp did appear in Double-A in five games in 2022, where he had a 3.76 ERA with 31 strikeouts to 11 walks in 26.1 innings.
  • In relief, Ryan Murphy gave up two runs in 3.2 innings, on five hits, one walk and one HBP, with four strikeouts.  He’s got a 5.93 ERA after four games, with 14 strikeouts to four walks in 13.2 innings.
  • Blake Rivera gave up his first run, but it was unearned due to a ghost runner in extra innings, so does it really count?  He went one inning, allowing one hit, a leadoff single that gave up a run with the ghost runner, but he got a double play and a fly out to finish the ending.  Rivera’s ERA remains at 0.00 after five games, with 10 strikeouts and still no walks in 6.0 innings.

High-A: Eugene 6, Hillsboro 4


Eugene Notes:

  • Eugene completed the 6-game series sweep, with three straight 2-run innings leading to a 6-4 win.  Ghordy Santos broke the seal for Eugene with his first home run of the year in the 3rd to start things.  The 4th was highlighted by a Victor Bericoto triple, and Eugene got the winning runs in the 5th on a 2-run Jared Dupere double.
  • Playing second base, Ghordy Santos was 1-for-3 with his first home run.  Santos was playing in just his 6th game, and is 2-for-14 (.143) on the season, with one hit being his home run.  In 2022, Santos played 64 games, all at Eugene, and he hit a career-high six home runs while batting .259.
  • Left fielder Victor Bericoto was 1-for-2 with his first triple and two walks.  It was Bericoto’s first triple since 2019, when he had one in 65 games, mostly happening in the Dominican Summer League (and where the triple happened).  Bericoto has a .244/.326/.388 batting line after 11 games.
  • Right fielder Jared Dupere went 3-for-3 with a double and a stolen base, with a walk.  It was Dupere’s second double, and fourth stolen base in four attempts on the year.  Through 12 games, Dupere is batting .256/.347/.442 with two doubles and two home runs.
  • Starting pitcher Matt Mikulski gave up three runs in 4.0 innings, allowed on seven hits and no walks, with two strikeouts.  These were Mikulski’s first earned runs after three games, giving him a 2.53 ERA with nine strikeouts to two walks in 10.2 innings.
  • In relief, Ben Madison went 3.0 innings, giving up a run on one hit (a home run) and no walks, striking out five.  Madison has a 3.52 ERA after four appearances, with 13 strikeouts to eight walks in 7.2 innings.
  • Brett Standlee’s 0.00 ERA is intact after an inning without any baserunners or strikeouts.  After five games, Standlee has 7.0 innings and allowed jsut two hits and one walks, against seven strikeouts.

Low-A: San Jose 11, Inland Empire 7


San Jose Notes:

  • San Jose fell behind in the first, giving up four runs, but scored all 11 of their runs in the final four innings to go from 5-0 to winning 11-7.  The team took the lead in the 7th inning, scoring three runs, going 6-5, but the 66ers tied the game in the top of the 8th.  That led to an 8th inning where the Giants scored five runs, highlighted by two home runs.
  • Center fielder Carter Howell picked up his first home run of the season while going 3-for-5 and a steal, his second of the season.  After 13 games, Howell has hit .279/.313/.443 with three doubles, two triples, and a home run, with two steals in as many attempts.
  • Thomas Gavello was back at catcher, and went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season, a walk, and his first steal of the season.  Gavello has a batting line of .300/.472/.500 in 12 games.  While Gavello is officially listed as a catcher, but this was just his second game there defensively.  He’s played seven games at third, two at second, and one as a DH.
  • Left fielder Matt Higgins was 3-for-5 with a double.  Higgins is 14-for-47 (.298) with two doubles and a home run, and six walks to 11 strikeouts.  
  • Second baseman Diego Velasquez also had a 3-hit game, all singles, going 3-for-5.  Over his last four games, he’s gone 7-for-17 (.412) with two doubles and a home run, with just one walk to two strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Manuel Mercedes struggled at first, giving up four runs in the 1st, but ended up stabilizing, giving up a total of five runs, four earned, on seven hits and two walks in 4.0 innings, striking out two.  Mercedes has a 3.75 ERA after three games, with 11 strikeouts to three walks in 12.0 innings.
  • Reliever John Bertrand gave up one run in 4.0 innings, on three hits and a walk, with two strikeouts.  He’s got a 3.27 ERA with nine strikeouts to two walks in 11.0 innings this season.