AAA: Oklahoma City 5, Sacramento 4


Sacramento Notes:

  • The same night the big leaguers walked it off, Sacramento go walked off after giving up three runs in the bottom of the 9th.  Sacramento entered the inning up 4-2, but Jorge Guzman loaded the bases with one out.  New pitcher Clay Helvey then gave up two singles that first tied, then lost the game.
  • Heliot Ramos made his return to Sacramento after being sent down, and got off to a great start by going 2-for-5 with a double and a home run, with three strikeouts.  It was Ramos’ second double and first home run with Sacramento in eight games.  He was 5-for-26 (.192) with two doubles and a walk to eight strikeouts in the bigs.
  • Shortstop Casey Schmitt went 2-for-5 with two doubles, giving him eight on the season.  With the eight doubles in 22 games, he has a batting line of .330/.343/.412, but with just three walks against 23 strikeouts.
  • With Ricardo Genovés on the big league taxi squad, Gary Sanchez was the catcher, going 1-for-3 with a walk, a sacrifice fly, and two strikeouts.  Through 12 games at Sacramento, he’s 7-for-44 (.159) with one double, and ten walks to 15 strikeouts.
  • Kyle Harrison struck out eight batters in 3.0 innings, while giving up a run on two hits and four strikeouts.  Harrison lowered his ERA to 4.50, and now has 20 strikeouts to 17 walks in 12.0 innings.
  • In relief, Cole Waites had a scoreless inning, striking out two and allowing one hit in 1.0 inning.  That lowered Waites’ ERA down to an even 9.0 innings, and he now has eight strikeouts to 11 walks.
  • Chris Wright had a scoreless 1.1 IP of work, striking out three but giving up four singles.  Wright now has two games at both Double-A and Triple-A, and remains unscored upon at either level.  He’s allowed seven hits in 6.2 innings overall this season.

AA: Richmond 4, Bowie 2


Richmond Notes:

  • Richmond came back from being down 2-0 for a 4-2 win.  Their first run was highlighted by a Tyler Fitzgerald leadoff triple in the 5th, and scoring on a groundout.  A Fitzgerald double led to another run in the 7th to tie it.  In the 8th, home runs by Patrick Bailey and Andy Thomas gave Richmond the winning lead.
  • Patrick Bailey hit his second home run while going 1-for-4.  Bailey has a batting line of .333/.400/.481 with two doubles and two home runs.  He’s batting .381 against right-handers, but just .167 against left handers.
  • Andy Thomas, who was designated hitter, hit his first home run of the year while going 1-for-2 with two walks.  Thomas now has one home run with two doubles while going just 5-for-37 (.135) with 14 walks to 16 strikeouts.
  • Shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald went 2-for-4 with his third double and third triple of the season.  Fitzgerald has a batting line of .302/.393/.528 with three doubles, three triples, and a home run, with seven walks to 17 strikeouts.
  • Starter Carson Seymour gave up two runs on five hits and two walks in 3.0 innings, with two strikeouts.  Seymour’s got a 4.91 ERA on the year after four starts, with 11 walks to seven strikeouts in 14.2 innings.
  • Getting his first save was Raymond Burgos, giving up a hit and striking out one in a scoreless 9th inning.  Burgos has a 0.00 ERA, with six walks to six strikeouts in 7.1 innings.

High-A: Eugene 12, Vancouver 3


Eugene Notes:

  • Eugene blew Vancouver away from the first inning.  The Emeralds got three runs in the 1st inning off of a Logan Wyatt double and two sacrifice flies.  They then added four runs in the 3rd as the Emeralds loaded the bases with three walks, and then got a 2-out grand slam by Adrian Sugastey, going up 7-0.  And they just carried on the rout from there.
  • Adrian Sugastey had a huge game, going 3-for-5 with a grand first home run of the season.  It was Sugastey’s first pro grand slam, in eight total home runs over three seasons (138 total games).  After 11 games, Sugastey is batting .244/.271/.311 with his home run being his first extra-base hit of the season.
  • Rob Emery, DHing, going 2-for-4 with two doubles.  The doubles were his first extra-base hits of the season after six games, and he’s 6-for-18 (.333) with two walks to four strikeouts.
  • First baseman Logan Wyatt was 2-for-4 with a walk and his 4th double of the season.  After 13 games, Wyatt has a .313/.431/.583 batting line, with four doubles and three home runs.
  • Aeverson Arteaga went 1-for-2 with two walks, plus a stolen base, his second of the season.  It got Arteaga back over the Mendoza line, putting his batting average at .204 with a .333 on-base percentage and a .347 slugging percentage.
  • Grant McCray stole three bases, despite going 0-for-4 with a walk and a HBP.  That give McCray seven steals in nine attempts after 14 games.  McCray had 43 in 53 attempts in 2022.  McCray is still batting just .130/.288/.204 on the year.
  • Starting pitcher Nick Sinacola gave up just one run in 4.0 innings on five hits and a walk, while striking out two.  After four games, Sinacola has a 1.38 ERA with 14 strikeouts to five walks in 13.0 innings.
  • Reliever Brett Standlee went 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out three with one hit and one walk.  Standlee’s 0.00 ERA remains intact, as he has 10 strikeouts to just two walks and three hits allowed in 8.1 innings. 

Low-A: Fresno 5, San Jose 1


San Jose Notes:

  • San Jose wasted a great start by Carson Whisenhunt as the offense fizzled in a 5-1 loss. San Jose collected 14 strikeouts, but gave up five runs in the final four innings to take a rough loss.
  • Starter Carson Whisenhunt went 4.0 shutout innings, striking out seven and allowing just one hit.  Whisenhunt now has 20 strikeouts to four walks in 13.2 innings, as he lowered his ERA to 3.29 on the season after four starts.
  • It was a mixed game by reliever Liam Simon, as he struck out six, but gave up four hits and four walks leading to three runs.  The three runs were more than he’d allowed in his previous three appearances combined.  Simon’s ERA is up to 3.46, and he now has 24 strikeouts to seven walks in 13.0 innings.
  • Center fielder Carter Howell led the team in hitting by going 3-for-5 with three singles.  After the game, Howell is now batting 20-for-66 (.303) with three doubles, two triples, and one home run.
  • Alexander Suarez hit a triple, going 1-for-3 with a HBP.  In 13 games, Suarez went 10-for-45 with three doubles and two triples, and has just two walks to 15 strikeouts.
  • The other extra-base hit for San Jose was a double by Garrett Frechette, who went 1-for-4.  On the year, through 11 games, Frechette has a batting line of .238/.273/.286 with two doubles, and two walks to 11 strikeouts.