AAA: Albuquerque 6, Sacramento 3
- David Villar picked up his 6th home run of the season, going 2-for-4. Villar now has a 6-game hitting streak, and has raised his batting average from .244 to .292 over the span, going 9-for-24 (.375) with three walks.
- Wyatt Mathisen was 2-for-4 and hit a home run for the second straight day, giving him three on the season. Mathisen is still just 7-for-45 (.156) for the season, but has started this series 3-for-8 with two home runs.
- Corey Oswalt gave up five runs on just four hits and a walk, but three of those hits were home runs at the high-altitude park. The homers double Oswalt home runs allowed on the season to six, as his ERA rose to 8.18.
- LaMonte Wade Jr. had his third game of rehab, going 1-for-4. He was the DH in this game, but he stayed in for the entire game.
AA: Bowie 10, Richmond 0
- Frankie Tostado had two of Richmond’s five hits, going 2-for-4. Tostado is 6-for-16 (.375) over his last four games with a home run.
- The other 2-hit game for Richmond was catcher Brandon Martorano, who was 2-for-3 with a walk and his second steal of the season. Martorano’s first steal came in his first game of the season, 11 games ago. His season high was six (remember, he’s a catcher), which he had in 64 games in 2021.
- Kai-Wei Teng was struggling with his control in the start, giving up six hits and three walks with two HBP, to allowing six runs. The game raised Teng’s ERA to 5.00 after four starts, and in 18.0 innings, he’s struck out 21 and walked 12.
- Reliever Blake Rivera had another tough game and also struggled with control. He gave up two runs on just one hit, but with two walks and a hit batter. Rivera’s given up 10 hits in 9.0 innings, but has only given up three walks while striking out nine.
- Frank Rubio bounced back, after having two straight outings where he couldn’t get an out. While he didn’t strike anyone out, he was unscored upon while allowing two hits, a walk, and hitting a batter in 1.1 innings.
High-A: Eugene 2, Tri-City 0
- After losing a tough game on Tuesday with a single unearned run, Eugene held Tri-City to just three hits.
- Prelander Berroa led the way with 4.1 innings without a run scored, striking out four and allowing just one walk. Through three starts, Berroa has struck out 12 while allowing five walks in 10.1 innings, with just three hits allowed.
- Abel Adames allowed just one hit in 1.2 innings, while striking out 1. On the season, in four appearances, Adames has struck out eight with one walk in 8.1 innings, but he has allowed four runs off of eight hits.
- Cole Waites struck out two while allowing a hit in his inning. Waites has been whittling down his ERA since giving up four runs in his first appearance, as he now has has four straight scoreless, though his ERA is at 7.50.
- For the offense, Marco Luciano was one of two Emeralds with multiple hits. He was 2-for-4, raising his batting average to .308 after it dipped briefly under .300 with an 0-for-4 game on Tuesday. Luciano has a batting line of .308/.351/.558 on the year.
- Third Baseman Casey Schmitt was also 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. It’s Schmitt’s 5th multi-hit game of the season, and he’s batting .318/.362/.591 on the season.
- Ghordy Santos had the team’s lone extra-base hit, his first triple of the season on a 1-for-5 day. Santos has two doubles, a triple, and two home runs. He’s one home run away from his season-high, which he reached twice, in 2018 (57 games in the DSL) and in 2021 (34 games between the ACL and Low-A).
Low-A: San Jose 5, Modesto 3
San Jose Notes:
- Each team in this game got two hits, and the Giants only got one walk. The Giants still won 5-3. How? Two runs came on a home run after a walk. But in the 8th, San Jose down 3-2, Victor Bericoto struck out and reached first on a wild pitch. The next two batters, Dilan Rosario and Abdiel Layer each hit sacrifice bunts, and reached base off of errors. With the bases, runs scored on a hit-by-pitch, a wild pitch…and a strikeout, where the catcher had to complete the play to first when the pitch hit the dirt.
- It’s worth noting that the Modesto catcher Freuddy Batista took a foul ball straight to the worst spot to take a foul ball during the first at-bat of the inning. He was clearly still uncomfortable when he got back in the crouch, and the next pitch was the wild pitch that really kicked off the inning. I have never felt so bad for a player in my life as to what he went through in that half inning, as he nearly got hit there two times more. I wrote up a better description of this scene on Reddit, if you wish to read it in detail. Just Click Here.
- Will Bednar had his best game of the year in this one. 5.0 scoreless innings without a hit, just two walks, and five strikeouts. Over four starts, Bednar now has 19 strikeouts to five walks in 16.2 innings, and also have given up just five hits, though two of them have been home runs. He did also hit another batter, giving him seven HBP on the year.
- Seth Lonsway gave up his first earned runs, allowing three in 3.0 innings, off of two hits, four walks, and a hit batter. On the year, he’s struck out 16 in 14.0 innings, with 10 walks allowed.
- The only hits for San Jose in this game were by Grant McCray, who went 2-for-4, including his first home run of the season. McCray had three home runs in 45 games last season. He’s hitting .194/.333/.389