AAA: El Paso 10, Sacramento 8


Sacramento Notes:

  • Sacramento fell short in a see-saw battle against El Paso.  The lead changed nine times over the game, with their biggest inning coming with four unearned runs in the 6th inning, helped by two El Paso errors.  Sacramento went into the 8th leading 8-7, but three walks, two errors, a dropped pop foul led to three Chihuahua runs to win the game.
  • The lead was starting pitcher Kyle Harrison, who had struggles in his 2+ innings of work.  Harrison struck out four, but also walked four and gave up one hit before being lifted in the third inning after 62 pitches.  Harrison worked mostly with his fastball at 95-96, drawing a number of whiffs with it.  However, he was very wild with his slider, unable to keep it in the zone.
  • Keaton Winn had the most innings out of the seven Sacramento pitchers, giving up four runs, three earned, on four hits and three walks, with two strikeouts in his season debut.  Winn was added to the 40-man roster before the season.  Winn showed off his fastball, as it run between 93 and 98 mph, but only got three whiffs on 27 swings.
  • Former Rule 5 pick Nick Avila made his Triple-A debut with a scoreless inning, striking out one.  Avila only used ten pitches, with his fastball sitting at 92-93 mph.
  • Closer Cole Waites threw a scoreless inning, though he gave up a hit and two walks with no strikeouts.  Waites was throwing 92-95 with his fastball, and threw only four sliders out of his 24 pitches.
  • Brett Wisely made his Sacramento debut, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a steal.  Wisely made a very brief Major League debut in New York with a single at-bat.  Wisely went .274/.371/.460 in Double-A last season in the Rays organization.
  • Heliot Ramos also had two hits, scoring three of the team’s runs from the leadoff position, raising his season batting average to .375.  Ramos has gone 6-for-16 this season, but has yet to have an extra-base hit, and has no walks but just three strikeouts.
  • Designated hitter Armando Alvarez did not draw a walk, but went 1-for-5 with his first triple of the season.  Alvarez is now batting 3-for-12 (.250), but has four walks to two strikeouts after four games.
  • Will Wilson went 1-for-5 with a double.  On the season, Wilson has gone 2-for-16, but both hits have been triples.
  • The River Cats faced rehabbing Padres star Fernando Tatis.  Tatis walked twice against Kyle Harrison, then grounded into a game-tying RBI double play and hit a single, both off of Keaton Winn, and was lifted in the 7th inning.

The Rest of the System

Opening Day is coming…

But one Giants prospect and former first round pick will miss the season.