AAA: Albuquerque 13, Sacramento 2
- So, remember that Albuquerque is listed at an elevation of 5,312’, and parts are even higher. So, yeah, Albuquerque is also a Mile High city, just like Denver. So just remember that when you read that the Isotopes hit 6 home runs off of Sacramento pitching on Thursday.
- Starter Michael Plassmeyer took the brunt of the damage. He allowed seven hits and a walk in 4.0 innings, but five of those hits were home runs. He gave up a total of 15 in 109.1 innings in Double-A between two teams in 2021. The 7 runs he gave up today double his total on the season, as his 3.26 ERA jumped to 5.40.
- Gregory Santos also got tagged for a home run, giving up one in 2.0 innings. On the year, Santos has only given up runs in two appearances, and in both of those, he also allowed a home run. Santos struck out one, which was the first time in four games that he struck out any batters. He has eight strikeouts to five walks in 9.2 total innings this season.
- In relief, Matt Carasiti was hammered, giving up five runs on five hits, while striking out a batter for the only out he got. Before this game, Carasiti had allowed just two runs for a 3.18 ERA, but his ERA jumped to 10.50. He had a 3.53 ERA in his last season (2019).
- Bryce Johnson was 2-for-4, picking up his third 2-hit game out of the last 5, moving his batting line up to .340/.364/.434 through 16 games this season. Johnson is having one of his best seasons hitting, but he has just one walk this season to 15 strikeouts in 56 plate appearances.
- The other River Cat to get two hits was Arquímedes Gamboa, going 2-for-4. He’s 15-for-56 (.268) on the year now.
AA: Richmond 5, Bowie 4
- First baseman Frankie Tostado led the Squirrels with a 3-for-4 day, including his fourth double of the season. Tostado is having a strong season, with a batting line from .328/.361/.448, with four doubles and a home run on the year.
- Catcher Brandon Martorano went 2-for-4 with his third double of the season and legged out an infield single with two out that allowed the difference-making run to score.
- Tyler Fitzgerald had a great day for getting on base, going 1-for-2 with his third double, and also collecting two walks. Fitzgerald is now .161/.273/.321 on the season, but still has five walks to 30 strikeouts in 66 plate appearances so far this season.
- The start went to Bryan Brickhouse, who allowed three runs in 4.2 innings and allowed a season-high five walks and striking out a season-high seven. The three runs allowed was a season low for Brickhouse, but that is a big part of his 7.64 ERA on the season.
- In relief, Ryan Walker had his third straight appearance without allowing a run. After striking out three in his first three appearances, he now has five in his last two. He has struck out eight to two walks in 6.2 innings.
- Chris Wright gave up two walks and a hit, but did not allow a run. He’s got just a 1.35 ERA, but has walked five in 6.2 innings while striking out seven.
High-A: Eugene 4, Tri-City 1
- Marco Luciano picked up his 4th home run of the year on a 2-for-4 day. Three of Luciano’s home runs have come in the last eight games, and he’s had four 2-hit games in that span.
- Carter Aldrete had a 2-hit game of his own, hitting his second double of the season. Aldrete has only gotten into eight games this season, and is just 4-for-23 (.174) with two walks on the season. In 2021, Aldrete had a .240/.301/.393 batting line over 81 games at High-A Eugene.
- Ghordy Santos also picked up a double on a 1-for-4 day, with a double. Over his last four games, Santos has had an extra-base hit in each game, with two doubles, a triple, and a home run over the four. In 13 games this season, Santos has gone without a hit just once.
- Kyle Harrison bounced back from his toughest game as a pro with a season-high 11 strikeouts, allowing a run on three hits and two walks. Harrison now has 32 strikeouts to five walks in 15.0 innings this season.
- Reliever Brooks Crawford struck out three without any baserunners in 2.0. He has a 1.93 ERA over six games this season, after posting a 1.96 ERA in 32 games at How-A last season.
- Nick Morreale closed out the game for his first pro save in his third season. In 8.0 innings, Morreale has given up just one hit, with eight strikeouts to three walks.
Low-A: Modesto 5, San Jose 0
San Jose Notes:
- San Jose managed just three hits, with Vaun Brown picking up two of them in a 2-for-4 day. Brown has three games with multiple hits over his last five, going 9-for-19 (.474) with three doubles and a home run. Brown also stole two more bases, giving him five steals on six attempts this year.
- Mason Black was on the mound to start for San Jose, allowing a run on 2 hits but also a season-high four walks, while striking out four. That gives him 22 strikeouts to five walks in 14.2 innings this season.
- After going unscored upon in his first four appearances, Trevor McDonald has allowed an earned run in each of his last two games, with an extra unearned one today. On the season, McDonald has struck out 18 to just three walks in 11.2 innings.