AAA: Sacramento 9, Albuquerque 7


Sacramento Notes:

  • Ka’ai Tom had a big day.  He hit two home runs, his first two of the season, plus a RBI single as he went 3-for-4.  Tom had started the season with a 7-game hitting streak, and has gone hitless only twice in the first 13 games.  This is his second 3-hit game of the season, as he’s hitting .354/.407/.563.
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. made his second rehab appearance, going 1-for-1 with a sacrifice fly.  Wade played into the 5th inning, and was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the 6th.  He only played four innings in his first rehab game.
  • For the second time, Bryce Johnson replaced Wade and went 2-for-2 again as the mid-game replacement.  This time, one of his hits was a triple, his first of the season.  Johnson is batting .348/.362/.457 on the season, and has had multiple hits in 6 of his last nine games played…despite having a couple of those where he didn’t even play the entire game.
  • Austin Dean was 2-for-4 with his second triple of the season.  He’s only batting .226 with a .281 on-base percentage, but thanks to three doubles, two triples, and three home runs, he’s slugging .528.
  • Wyatt Mathisen hit his second home run of the season in the 8th inning.  Mathisen had 10 in 2021 while playing for three different Triple-A teams, including five home runs in 24 games at Sacramento.
  • Enmanuel De Jesus had the start for Sacramento, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks.  Through four starts this season, his ERA is an unexpected 7.30.  He had a 3.94 ERA in 2021 between Double-A and Triple-A.
  • Cody Carroll picked up the win in relief, allowing a run in 2.0 innings, on three hits and two walks.  He also struck out one, which gives him seven walks to six strikeouts in 7.1 innings so far this season.
  • Patrick Ruotolo made his second Triple-A appearance, striking out two and giving up one hit in 2.0 innings.  The hit was the first one he’s given up in 7.0 innings at either Double-A or Triple-A.

AA: Richmond 8, Bowie 0


Richmond Notes:

  • After hitting five home runs in three days, it took ten days for Roby to hit his next home run, his 7th of the season.  Roby is batting .277/.397/.745 on the year, with one double to the seven home runs.
  • Will Wilson’s 3-run home run in the 5th was his fourth of the season.  Wilson was 1-for-3 with a walk, and is 13-for-59 (.220) on the season, with nine walks to 20 strikeouts to give him a .324 on-base percentage.
  • Franklin Labour hit his first triple of the season, to go along with two doubles and a home run this season.  Labour is batting only .209 on the season, with a .372 slugging percentage.
  • Jake Dahlberg had his best start of the season, not allowing a run in six innings.  He did allow four hits to three walks.  He also struck out three.  On the season, Dahlberg has 24 strikeouts to six walks in 20.1 innings, and lowered his ERA to 2.21.
  • Reliever Solomon Bates went 2.0 innings without allowing a hit, with two walks to three strikeouts.  He has 11 strikeouts to four walks in 7.2 inning.
  • R.J. Dabovich worked a quiet 9th inning, striking out a pair.  On the year, Dabovich has struck out seven and has yet to walk anyone through 6.0 innings.

High-A: Tri-City 1, Eugene 0


Eugene Notes:

  • Eugene took a tough loss, giving up just an unearned run but only getting two hits of their own for the loss.
  • In his return to the lineup, Jairo Pomares got one of the team’s two hits, with his third double of the season.  Despite missing the trip to Canada, Pomares now has had a hit in four straight game’s he’s played, his last game back on Sunday, April 17th.
  • The other Eugene hit was a single for Armani Smith on a 1-for-4 day.  Smith’s batting line is .300/.429/.625.
  • The start belonged to Wil Jensen, who matched a season-long at 3.0 innings in his first start of the year.  He allowed a hit and an unearned run that came in after an error and a double-steal that led to a steal of home.  After four appearances, Jensen had a 0.96 ERA and has allowed a batting average of .094 with just three hits in 9.1 innings.
  • In relief, Ty Weber worked the most innings with 4.0 innings, allowing three hits but no walks, with four strikeouts.  On the year, Weber’s struck out eight with no walks in 10.0 innings.  He has allowed five runs, four earned, on ten hits.
  • To close the game, Brooks Crawford went an inning.  Crawford struck out two and walked two in his inning.  On the season, he’s struck out 10 to five walks in 7.1 innings.

Low-A: Modesto 6, San Jose 4


San Jose Notes:

  • Vaun Brown led all San Jose hitters with three hits, his second 3-hit game in his last three.  He’s hitting .273/.342/.409 on the season.  He also stole his third base of the season.
  • Victor Bericoto picked up his second home run of the season.  It was Bericoto’s first hit in the last five games, and he’s hitting .188.  However, he’s drawn five walks over his last three games and 12 walks overall in 61 plate appearances, which gives him a .361 on-base percentages.
  • Meanwhile, Abdiel Layer hit his first home run of the year. Over his last five games, Layer is 7-for-20 with three doubles, a triple, and a home run, and has raised his batting average from .133 to .220.
  • Aeverson Arteaga had a 2-hit game.  Arteaga has only gone hitless twice in his last twelve games.  It’s also his fourth multi-hit game of the year.  On the season, his batting line is .286/.365/.446.
  • Starter Nick Sinacola had a tough start, allowing three runs, but two were unearned after a pair of errors, one of which was Sinacola’s himself.  He also gave up his first home run of the year.  On the year, he’s struck out 16 and walked five in 12.2 innings.
  • Esmerlin Vinicio allowed a run on a pair of hits and a walk in 1.1 innings.  Vinicio has a 7.50 ERA over five games, and has allowed ten hits in his 6.0 innings so far this season.
  • Julio Rodriguez struck out the side in the 9th, giving him nine strikeouts in 6.0 innings this season.  In three pro seasons, Rodriguez has never gone more than 16.1 innings, which he did over eight games in 2018 in the AZL.  He’s more than a third of the way there through five games this year.