AAA: Sacramento 2, Oklahoma City 1


Sacramento Notes:

  • Starter Sean Hjelle bounced back from one of his most hittable starts to a strong one.  He only struck out four, but had no walks and allowed just four hits and one run over 6.0 innings.  He dropped his ERA under 2 with the start.
  • The bullpen had an interesting day, without getting a single strikeout in 4.0 innings, but allowing just two runners and no runs as well.  Gregory Santos had that line for the second time in a row, his second game without allowing a walk.  However, Santos has now gone three appearances (3.0 innings) without a strikeout either.
  • Jeremy Walker went 1.2 innings, allowing just a hit, and hitting a batter (his third of the season).
  • Joey Marciano got the chance to end the game by getting the final out.  He did walk one, but got a fly ball to end the game.  It was his second save of the season.
  • Jason Krizan was the only River Cat with multiple hits, going 2-for-4.  It was Krizan’s second multi-hit game over his last four, and has jumped his batting average from .156 to .213 over that span.
  • Ka’ai Tom was 1-for-3, with his 4th double of the season and the only Sacramento hitter with an extra-base hit on the day.  Tom is 14-for-44 on the season, and is hitting .318/.380/.409.
  • Center fielder Bryce Johnson was 1-for-4, and stole his 8th base on the season.  He is perfect with his steal attempts, and the eight give him a tie for the Pacific Coast League lead in steal with Tacoma’s Forrest Wall.

AA: Erie 4, Richmond 1


Richmond Notes:

  • Brett Auerbach was 1-for-1, but was caught stealing in the first inning, and was tossed out during an argument with the umpire after the call.  Auerbach now has stole two bases and been caught stealing twice.  He’s batting .250/.328/.423 on the season.
  • Rob Emery was 1-for-2 on the day with a walk out of the catcher’s spot.  Emery is 5-for-22 on the season (.227) with three walks to five strikeouts.
  • Matt Frisbee went three innings allowing just one run on three hits and no walks for his second start of the season.  Overall this season, he’s got five strikeouts and no walks in 5.2 innings.
  • Frank Rubio was unable to get an out, allowing three hits and a walk.  This was the second straight appearance for Rubio in which he was unable to get an out.  He faced four batters on Thursday in the bottom of the 7th of a doubleheader, with the appearance ending when he gave up the game-losing run.  Before these two games, Rubio hadn’t had any appearances as a pro without getting an out.
  • Reliever Taylor Rashi allowed two hits and a walk in 1.2 innings, but also inherited two runners from Rubio and did not allow either to score, nor any runners on his record.  The hits were the first Rashi had allowed in 6.2 innings this season, and he continues to have a 0.00 ERA, with 11 strikeouts and three walks.

High-A: Eugene 8, Vancouver 4


Eugene Notes:

  • Shortstop Marco Luciano hit his 3rd home run of the season on a 1-for-4 day.  Luciano is 14-for-44, with a .318/.367/.614 batting line, with four doubles and three home runs on the year.
  • Catcher Patrick Bailey was 2-for-4 with his second home run on the season, but also committed his first error.  Bailey is 6-for-36 (.167) on the year.
  • The team’s other home run came from third baseman Casey Schmitt.  Schmitt’s third home run was his only hit in five at-bats.  Schmitt has three doubles and three home runs on the season in 12 games.  He also committed his third error of the year.
  • On a great day for getting on base, Jimmy Glowenke was on base all four times he came up.  It was his second 2-hit game on the year, and makes up 4 of the six hits he’s had on the season in 32 at-bats (for a .188 batting average).  He also more than doubled his walk total to 5, against 12 strikeouts.
  • Nick Swiney had a solid start but some spotty control in his second start.  He gave up two runs, one earned, on just two hits but three walks and a wild pitch.  On the season, Swiney has seven strikeouts to six walks in 8.1 innings.
  • Nick Morreale didn’t allow any hits, but gave up two walks in 2.0 innings.  Through seven innings this season, Morreale hasn’t allowed any runs and just one hit, with three walks and six strikeouts.
  • While working the 9th inning in a non-save situation, Cole Waites struck out the side.  Waites has 13 strikeouts to four walks in 5.0 innings, and now has three scoreless appearances after allowing five runs in his first two games.

Low-A: Visalia 7, San Jose 3


San Jose Notes:

  • Najee Gaskins was the only Giant with two hits, including his third double.  Gaskins is 9-for-36 (.250), with four walks to give him a .341 on-base percentage and three doubles for a ,333 slugging percentage.
  • Dilan Rosario picked up his first home run of the year.  Rosario’s is hitting .289/.449/.395 on the season, with 10 walks to 11 strikeouts.
  • Eric Silva didn’t walk anyone, but gave up four runs on five hits across just three innings.  Silva has struck out 11 to two walks in 7.2 innings, but he’s now giving up nine hits in that span for five runs.
  • Piggyback starter Manuel Mercedes started getting strikeouts, with four 3.0 innings, but also gave up three walks and four hits, along with two wild pitches.  In 7.2 innings this season, Mercedes has now walked 12 to just five strikeouts.
  • Working a pair of innings in relief, Trevor McDonald gave up his first run of the season, on a solo home run.  He struck out two more with no walks, so now he has 15 strikeouts to two walks in 9.2 innings.