AAA: Albuquerque 16, Sacramento 8
- Kevin Padlo had a huge day in a losing effort by Sacramento. In his 4th game with the River Cats, he had a 3-home run day, his first such day of his career. His home runs went 432, 445, and just 361 feet that hit the foul pole, with a top exit velocity of 109.3 feet. Padlo has four home runs with Sacramento, and two with Tacoma. All six of his home runs this season have been hit in mile-high Albuquerque, while with two other teams.
- David Villar picked up his 8th home run of the season, going 1-for-2 with a walk and 2 HBP. Villar has taken advantage of the altitude in Albuquerque with three home runs in this 6-game series.
- Ricardo Genovés had a 3-hit game with his 4th double, his second game this season with at least three hits. That raised his batting average from .222 to .259 on the season. He also walked once, giving him six walks to 21 strikeouts in 65 plate appearances this season.
- With his third triple of the season, Austin Dean now has as many triples as doubles on the season. Dean has 17 hits, with four home runs, three triples, and three doubles, he has a .521 slugging percentage on top of a .233 batting average.
- In the altitude, Sean Hjelle had had another struggle of a game, giving up eight runs on two walks and 11 hits, two of which were home runs. The 11 hits are the most he’s given up in a game over the last two seasons.
- Gregory Santos gave up a season-high three runs on five hits, also a season high. Through 11.0 innings, Santos has allowed 14 hits and six walks to nine strikeouts.
- LaMonte Wade Jr. did not play in the game after rehabbing with Sacramento for the rest of the week.
AA: Richmond 9, Bowie 1
- Shane Matheny had two home runs in the big Richmond win. Through 15 games, Matheny is hitting .268/.400/.512 with a double and three home runs. Matheny also played center field for the first time in his pro career. It’s the first time he’s played any outfield position in his five seasons. He’s previously played at all four infield positions.
- First baseman Frankie Tostado had a 2-hit day, with his second home run of the season. Tostado is hitting .348/.375/.507 on the season, on pace to be by far the best batting line of his career.
- Franklin Labour was 1-for-2 with a walk and a HBP, but the one hit was his second home run of the season. Labour is batting just 11-for-55 (.200) with two doubles, a triple, and two home runs on the year.
- Starter Jake Dahlberg had an excellent start, not allowing a run with just five hits allowed, and four strikeouts to no walks in 6.0 innings. Dahlberg now has an ERA of 1.71 through five starts, with 28 strikeouts to just six walks in 26.1 innings.
- Reliever Taylor Rashi’s strong start to the season continued, as he gave up just his third hit in 8.2 innings this season with another scoreless inning. Rashi has allowed just three hits and four walks in 8.2 innings, with 14 strikeouts.
Game 1: Eugene 3, Tri-City 0 (7 Innings)
Game 2: Tri-City 3, Eugene 2 (7 Innings)
- Game 1 of the doubleheader was a no-hitter (albeit 7 innings) led by Nick Swiney. Swiney went 5.1 innings, struck seven batters out with just one walk. It was Swiney’s best start of the year by far, as he’d given up seven runs (five earned) in 8.1 innings. His ERA dropped from 5.40 to 3.29 from this game, and now has 15 strikeouts to seven walks in 13.2 innings.
- Cole Waites went 0.2 of an inning with a strikeout, his fifth straight scoreless game after he allowed five runs in his first two games. He’s whittled his ERA down to 22.50 to 6.75 over that span.
- Nick Avila pitched the final inning of the no-hitter. Avila hasn’t just thrown one hitless inning, but now has thrown 6.2 consecutive innings without allowing a hit. He has only allowed two hits and one run in his first game.
- Combined in the two games, Marco Luciano was 2-for-5 with a walk. Luciano is batting .328, and has six walks to 16 strikeouts to give him a .380 on-base percentage.
- Carter Aldrete was 1-for-6 on the day, but the one was his first home run of the season. Aldrete’s only gotten into 11 games this season and is 5-for-32 (.156) so far.
- Armani Smith picked up his first triple of the season in Game 1, his only hit of the two days (1-for-5 with a walk). Smith has cooled off as late, as he’s gone just 2-for-20 over this series with Tri-City, but on the year, he has a double, a triple, and four home runs over 17 games, giving him a .538 slugging percentage.
- The Game 2 starter was Wil Jensen, who gave up three runs in 3.0 innings on six hits and two walks. This start saw him give up twice as many hits (3) and walks (1) in his first 9.1 innings of the season. On the year, Jensen has 17 strikeouts to three walks in 12.1 innings.
- Nick Morreale had another scoreless innings, and now that’s 9.0 innings without a run allowed. On the season, Morreale has allowed just one hit and three walks to eight strikeouts.
Low-A: San Jose 5, Modesto 3
San Jose Notes:
- Grant McCray picked up his second home run of the season in a 2-hit game. For McCray, he’s gotten hits in just two of the last six games, and both were 2-hit games with a home run. He’s hitting .191/.328/.404 on the season.
- Shortstop Aeverson Arteaga hit his first home run since April 23rd on a 1-for-4 day. That gives him three home runs in 18 games. That puts him on a nearly identical pace as his 2021 season, when he had nine home runs in 57 games.
- Yorlis Rodriguez picked up his first home run of the season, as well as a walk on a 1-for-3 day. Rodriguez had six home runs over 52 games in 2021 between the ACL and San Jose.
- Keaton Winn got back into the starting role after two games as the piggyback starter, with his longest outing of the season by going 3.0 innings. He allowed four hits and a walk with five strikeouts, and three runs.
- Nick Sinacola flipped back to the piggyback role, allowing just a pair of hits, a walk, and a hit batter, to six strikeouts. Sinacola’s strong season continued, dropping his ERA to 2.30, and has 22 strikeouts to six walks in 15.2 innings this season.