Carson Whisenhunt had a huge High-A debut as the 2nd round pick put up goose eggs in his introduction to Eugene.  Meanwhile, Sacramento split a doubleheader with a Heliot Ramos home run and a Kyle Harrison start, and Vaun Brown’s rehab continued.


Game 1: Oklahoma City 9, Sacramento 4 (7 Innings)


Game 2: Sacramento 5, Oklahoma City 1 (7 Innings)


Sacramento Notes:

  • Sacramento split a doubleheader with Oklahoma City, breaking a 6-game losing streak by winning in Game 2.  Game 1 saw the Sacramento pitching staff once again begin battling the strike zone, as they allowed nine runs on just five hits and eleven walks, plus a HBP, while striking out just seven.  Game 2 was the opposite, as a Kyle Harrison-led pitching staff allowed just one run on one hit and five walks, while striking out nine.
  • The only home run for the River Cats in Game 1 came off the bat of center fielder Cal Stevenson, who was 2-for-7 with his first home run on the season with either the Giants or Athletics organizations.  Stevenson was lifted in the 7th inning of Game 2, and it’s possible that with Mike Yastrzemski’s injury late in the Giants game not long before that, the team might be considering having Stevenson go from Oklahoma City to meet the team in Houston on Monday.
  • Third baseman Ford Proctor was 2-for-6 on the day with his third double of the season.  After 25 games, Proctor is 15-for-79 (.190) with three doubles, but also 21 walks to 20 strikeouts.
  • Heliot Ramos went 2-for-7 with a walk, a stolen base and a home run in Game 2.  Through 13 games in Sacramento, Ramos has a batting line of .298/.364/.468 with two doubles and two home runs.  He also now has six steals on as many attempts, matching his total for Triple-A steals from 2022, which he did in 108 games.
  • Colton Welker was DH for both games, and was 3-for-3 with 4 RBI and two walks, and picked up his first double (and extra-base hit) of the season.  With the day, Welker is now batting .300/.447/.333 on the year, with eight walks to just four strikeouts after 11 games.
  • Game 1 starter Nick Avila gave up two runs over 2.0 innings, on two hits, one walk, and one HBP, with one strikeout.  After nine games, Avila has a 4.85 ERA in 13.0 innings, but has eight walks to just six strikeouts.
  • Game 2 starter Kyle Harrison gave up a run, though on no hits with four walks and seven strikeouts.  The run scored after three leadoff walks and a double play knocked it in.  Harrison’s walk struggles continue, as this is the fourth time in six games Harrison has walked four, and in 15.2 innings, he has 21 walks to 27 strikeouts.
  • Reliever Cole Waites had a scoreless inning in Game 2, striking out one without allowing a baserunner.  That shaved Waites’ ERA from 10.38 to 9.31, and now gives him 10 strikeouts to 12 walks in 9.2 innings after 11 games.
  • Reliever Ryan Walker also kept runners off the bases, with one strikeout. Walker has a 1.15 ERA with 16 strikeouts to five walks in 15.2 innings after nine games.

AA: Postponed

Richmond Notes:

  • After facing a rainout leading to one doubleheader already this week, Sunday proved to be a lie as the Squirrels and Bowie were rained out again.  The makeup is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th.

High-A: Vancouver 2, Eugene 0 (10 Innings)


Eugene Notes:

  • A great pitching performance ended up wasted as Carson Whisenhunt made his High-A debut, but the offense managed just four singles.  The teams held to a dual shutout until a 10th inning walk-off home run ended the game in Vancouver’s favor.
  • Carson Whisenhunt’s High-A debut was sparkling, as he struck out six with one hit allowed in 4.0 innings of work.  Whisenhunt spent the first few weeks in San Jose, where he started four games, giving up 12 hits in 13.2 innings, and struck out 20 to just four walks.
  • Nick Sinacola had a strong piggyback start, going 4.0 innings, striking out seven while allowing two hits and a walk.  Sinacola has made five appearances this season at Eugene, striking out 21 to six walks in 17.0 innings.
  • Center fielder Grant McCray went 1-for-4 with a steal, his eighth steal of the season.  It was McCray’s first steal in the last five games, since he stole three in a game on April 25th.  He had 43 steals in 2022, in 53 attempts.
  • Shortstop Damon Dues also went 1-for-4 with a stolen base, his fourth of the year.  Dues is batting .264/.371/.283 after 16 games this season, with four steals in six attempts, and just one extra-base hit, a double.

Low-A: San Jose 11, Fresno 4


San Jose Notes:

  • Rehabbing Vaun Brown had three singles, and three different Giants hitters had two doubles in a rout of Fresno.  It was highlighted by a 7-run 6th inning, where the Giants had three doubles, three singles, a walk, a sac fly and a HBP.
  • Vaun Brown was 3-for-5 with all singles, in his second rehab game of the season.  Brown is 5-for-10 with two strikeouts and two steals so far in his rehab.
  • Catcher Thomas Gavello was 3-for-4 with two doubles, 2 RBI, a sacrifice fly, and a strikeout.  Gavello has a .309/.451/.545 batting line after 16 games, with four doubles and three home runs, and eight walks to 15 strikeouts.
  • Second baseman Diego Velasquez was 2-for-5 with two doubles, giving him five doubles on the season, and his third error.  Velasquez now has a 9-game hitting streak, and is 16-for-39 (.410) with four doubles and a home run over that stretch.  He’s batting .303/.390/.424 on the year.
  • First baseman Matt Higgins was 2-for-5 with two doubles himself, knocking in a team-high three runs.  After 17 games, Higgins is batting .294/.392/.397 with four doubles and a home run, with eight walks to 15 strikeouts.
  • Making his season debut was 2022 ACL MVP P.J. Hilson, who went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, a HBP, and a strikeout.  Hilson hit .295/.381/.563 in his fourth ACL season in 2022 while leading the Giants Black team to the championship, and made his High-A debut after that, batting .375/.400/.550 over 11 games.
  • San Jose starter Liam Simon gave up a run on two hits and a walk in 4.0 innings, with three strikeouts.  It was Simon’s first official start after five games, with 27 strikeouts to eight walks in 17.0 innings.
  • Reliever Daniel Blair went 1.1 innings without allowing a run, after giving up two hits and one walk, with one strikeout.