AAA: Sacramento 12, Albuquerque 8
- In the 4th game of his rehab, LaMonte Wade Jr. had his first extra-base hits as he hit a home run and double while going 2-for-4 and getting hit by a pitch.. It was Wade’s longest game in the field, as he played left through seven innings. Wade is 4-for-11 through four games of his rehab, with two walks and not a single strikeout.
- Kevin Padlo was in his second game with Sacramento after being traded for from the Mariners, and had quite a day. He was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and a HBP. The home run was his first with Sacramento, and third overall this season from his time in Tacoma. Padlo also played three positions, starting at second base, moving to third later in the game, and then taking over left field when Wade was removed.
- Austin Dean hit his fourth home run of the season while going 2-for-5. Dean is just 14-for-62 (.226) on the season, but he had three doubles, two triples, and four home runs to give him a .532 slugging percentage.
- Heliot Ramos was 1-for-4 with a pair of walks. Ramos is batting just .226 at this point in the season, but has 11 walks to 15 strikeouts with Sacramento, after having just 42 walks to 138 strikeouts last season between Double-A and Triple-A.
- The game’s starter was Cody Carroll, making his first start of the year and just his second start since 2017. He lasted 1.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. The three strikeouts were a season high.
- Wei-Chieh Huang worked 3.0 innings in relief, and struggled. He gave up six hits, a season-high, with two walks, while allowing five runs. He’d only allowed three runs, two earned, in 7.1 innings previous to this game.
- Reliever Joey Marciano got the win as he went a season-high 2.1 innings. He only allowed two hits, with no walks or strikeouts. Marciano has just 7 strikeouts to five walks in 8.2 innings so far this season, with seven hits allowed.
- Patrick Ruotolo went two innings, giving up his first runs of the season at either Double-A or Triple-A. So far at Sacramento, he’s struck out seven to two walks and two hits in 6.0 innings over three games.
AA: Richmond 2, Bowie 1
- Scoring started and ended early for Richmond, but it was yet another Sean Roby home run, who leads the system easily with his 8th home run of the season, knocking in both of Richmond’s runs. Roby’s numbers are just crazy, and despite April not being over, his seven home runs at home is three away from tying the Richmond record for home runs at the Diamond.
- The only other hit for the Squirrels came off the bat of Frankie Tostado, who was 1-for-3. Tostado’s .328 batting average so far this season is at a pace far better than before in his career. His highest season batting average is .281, which he had in 2018 in the AZL.
- Gray Fenter made just his second start out of five appearances, and had one of his best. It was his first time not allowing an earned run, though he allowed a run on one hit and a season-high four walks. Fenter also threw two errors, both on pickoff throws, one of them leading to the unearned run he allowed.
- Reliever Solomon Bates picked up the win with a scoreless three innings of work. It was Bates’ longest appearance of the season. He’s got 14 strikeouts to five walks in 10.2 innings this season.
- Taylor Rashi remains unscored upon this season through his sixth appearance. He gave up just a walk with one strikeout. Through 7.2 innings, he has 12 strikeouts to four walks and only two hits.
- R.J. Dabovich got just his first save of the season in his sixth appearance, allowing a single while striking out one. Through 7.0 innings, Dabovich has yet to allow a walk, but has allowed seven hits to eight strikeouts.
High-A: Tri-City 9, Eugene 1
- Ghordy Santos was 2-for-3 and got hit by a pitch. That was Santos’ second multi-hit game in his last four, and he’s gotten at least one hit in his last six games. His season batting line rose to .320/.382/.540 with this game.
- Luis Matos had a good OBP day, getting on base three times with a 1-for-2 day and two walks. The single broke a 3-game hitless slide. Matos is still just 9-for-59 (.153) on the year, but now has eight walks to 12 strikeouts.
- Marco Luciano also picked up a hit, going 1-for-3 with a walk. He’s 5-for-11 over his last three games with a home run and walk. His batting line on the year is .322/.369/.593.
- Randy Rodriguez took the start on what would be a rough day for Emeralds pitchers, allowing two earned runs in 2.0 innings off of two hits and three walks. In 9.2 innings in his first year as a starter, Rodriguez has 12 strikeouts to seven walks and five hits.
- Out of the bullpen, Jake Wong allowed just one unearned run off of one hit and one walk, with three strikeouts. He’s been whittling down his ERA since allowing five runs in his first game, and it’s now 5.73 after four games.
Low-A: Modesto 13, San Jose 1
San Jose Notes:
- It was a rough day for Matt Mikulski, who gave up six runs after having allowed just two runs total over his first three starts. A lot of that came as he walked five, after having walked just one batter in the rest of the season. The only two hits he gave up were home runs.
- Unfortunately, Esmerlin Vinicio did not help Mikulski out. He came into the game with two out and the bases loaded in the third, and let all three of Mikulski’s runners score thanks to a hit batter and two wild pitches, and then allowed one of his own on a single. Vinicio did have a clean inning after that.
- Mat Olsen gave up his first earned run of the season, notching just one strikeout in 2.0 innings with two hits and a walk. Olsen has 13 strikeouts to three walks in 9.2 innings this season.
- Meanwhile, Hunter Dula kept up his 0.00 ERA as he didn’t allow a baserunner in his inning, striking out one. He has seven strikeouts to two walks in 6.0 innings, and has allowed two unearned runs, coming off his last game.
- Meanwhile, the offense wasn’t much to talk about. Though they collected eight walks, the Giants had just two hits. Both came off the bat of Najee Gaskins, who has two 2-hit games over the last three, which has raised his batting average to .262.