One bit of news to open with: The Giants made a trade.
The Giants traded pitcher Prelander Berroa to the Seattle Mariners for infielder Donovan Walton. This is the third trade the Giants have made for a Triple-A infielder from the Mariners in the last couple of weeks, which is pretty crazy. There’s more information here.
AAA: Sacramento 10, El Paso 9 (10 Innings)
- David Villar powered the Sacramento offense, going 3-for-5 with six RBI, including a double and two home runs, including a grand slam, and also the game-winning 2-run home run in the top of the 10th inning. Villar now has four doubles, and ten home runs on the season. In 28 games, Villar has already reached half the total of his season-high, which took 106 games in 2021 in Richmond.
- Luke Williams continues to hit very well in Sacramento. He was 2-for-4 with a double, his 4th in eight games at Triple-A. It was his third straight multi-hit game, and he currently has a Triple-A batting line of .483/.515/.621.
- Center fielder Bryce Johnson went 2-for-4 with his fifth double of the year. It was his first multi-hit day in the month of May. Despite going 4-for-20 (.200), Johnson still has a .317/.329/.427 batting line in Sacramento.
- Tommy La Stella had his sixth rehab game of the season. After going 1-for-4 today, he’s 4-for-18 (.222) with a double and a home run in Triple-A for his rehab.
- Returning from his Major League debut, Sean Hjelle came back to Triple-A and got hit hard again. He gave up eight runs, on seven earned runs, on eight hits and two walks, with two of those hits being home runs. Hjelle now has three starts where he’s allowed eight hits or more in a start. The home runs also gives him a total of just three on the season.
- Reliever Mauricio Llovera remains unscored upon in eight games at Triple-A this season, after a scoreless inning with a hit allowed and two strikeouts. Overall, he has 17 strikeouts to two walks and just five walks allowed.
- Gregory Santos now has three straight appearances without allowing a run, with a inning allowing just a walk and striking out one.
- With two innings without allowing a baserunner and striking out three, Patrick Ruotolo now has a 0.79 ERA with 14 strikeouts to four walks and four hits in 11.1 innings.
- Joey Marciano got the save in the 10th, allowing an unearned run from the ghost runner while allowing just three groundouts. Marciano has a 1.35 ERA, with 11 strikeouts to eight walks in 13.1 innings.
AA: Richmond 10, Harrisburg 5
- Tyler Fitzgerald had a strong game, going 2-for-5 with his fourth home run and first triple of the season. It’s Fitzgerald’s first multi-hit game of the season. Overall, he’s 15-for-96 (.156), and after three strikeouts today, he has struck out 46 times in 96 at-bats.
- Frankie Tostado led the Squirrels offense with a four-hit game, all of them singles. With this game, he’s batting .333 (34-for-102), with seven doubles to three home runs.
- It was a grand day for Brandon Martorano, who hit a grand slam in the second inning for his 3rd home run. On the year, Martorano is 13-for-71 (.183) with five doubles and three home runs on the year.
- Also on the home run ledger was Jacob Heyward, who went 1-for-4 with his second home run of the season. It’s taken him 23 games to reach two home runs this year. Last season, he had 12 home runs in Richmond in 73 games.
- Sean Roby hit his first triple of the year, which was also his first extra-base hit since April 29th, his last home run. Roby has a .264/.343/.575 batting line on the year with eight home runs, a double, and a triple.
- Starter Gray Fenter had his second straight game without allowing either a hit or a run, and the 4.1 innings today was the longest outing of the season. On the season, Fenter now has a 2.61 ERA, with 27 strikeouts to 14 walks in 20.2 innings.
- Reliever Solomon Bates had a sharp 2.2 innings, allowing just a hit and walk, while striking out three. It’s the sixth straight scoreless game for Bates, and he lowered his ERA to under 1, reaching 0.98. He has 22 strikeouts to eight walks in 18.1 innings.
- R.J. Dabovich picked up the save after Harrisburg scored five runs in the final two innings. He came in with two outs and the bases loaded, but got the out to finish the game. It was a good bounceback for Dabovich, who had allowed four runs over has past two appearances.
High-A: No Game Scheduled
- Eugene will return to action on Thursday, with a doubleheader to finish Monday’s suspended game.
Low-A: San Jose 11, Lake Elsinore 1
San Jose Notes:
- Vaun Brown continues to hit well, as he picked up his 7th home run and first triple of the year on a 2-for-5 day. Since May started, Brown is 14-for-30 (.467) with a triple and five home runs, as well as four steals.
- Also hot since the start of May is Grant McCray, who went 4-for-5 with his second triple on the season. McCray is 20-for-41 (.488) in the month of May, and has raised his batting average from .163 to .321. On the year, McCray is batting .321/.414/.607, with five doubles, two triples, and five home runs.
- Rayner Santana picked up his third home run, going 2-for-3 with a walk. In just 11 games played this season, Santana is batting 7-for-39 with two doubles and three home runs. He’s batting .179, but has a .462 slugging percentage.
- Victor Bericoto got himself back over the Mendoza Line by going 3-for-5, raising his season batting average to .202, with a .336 on-base percentage to a .337 slugging percentage.
- Matt Mikulski reached season highs in innings (5.0) and strikeouts (7), allowing just one run on three hits, one being a home run, and also hitting two batters. He lowered his ERA to 4.37, with 23 strikeouts to seven walks in 22.2 innings.
- Trevor McDonald had three innings in relief without a baserunner, striking out six. On the season, he’s struck out 29 to just four walks in 19.1 innings.
- Closing out the game was Esmerlin Vinicio with a scoreless inning, allowing just one walk. It’s Vinicio’s second straight scoreless game. On the year, he has 11 strikeouts to five walks in 9.2 innings, but also 14 hits allowed.