AAA: El Paso 11, Sacramento 4


Sacramento Notes:

  • David Villar’s power surge continues, with his third home run in two days, and 11th on the season.  Villar was 2-for-4 and also had his fifth double of the season, and now has a .311/.411/.689 batting line on the year as he is having a career year in Triple-A.
  • Kevin Padlo hit his fifth home run with the River Cats since his trade, and his first home run of the season that wasn’t hit in Albuquerque.  Padlo has two 2-hit games over his last three, and is batting .297 with the River Cats.
  • Jason Vosler picked up a 2-hit game.  He’s 3-for-9 with two walks in four games since being optioned back to Sacramento.  In 11 Triple-A games, he is batting .256/.341/.410.
  • Heliot Ramos hasn’t been hitting that great, but he is still playing nice defense.

AA: Harrisburg 8, Richmond 1


Richmond Notes:

  • Shane Matheny led the game off the right way with a home run, and went ahead and hit another in the 6th inning, accounting for Richmond’s entire scoring.  That gives Matheny five home runs on the season.  That gives Matheny more home runs than he had last season in Richmond (4) in 58 games.  Matheny is batting .275/.398/.522 on the year.
  • Matt Frisbee was the Richmond starter, giving up six runs (four earned) on eight hits but no walks.  Over five starts, Frisbee has 17 strikeouts to six walks in 17.1 innings, but has a 5.19 ERA after allowing 10 earned runs (12 total).
  • Frank Rubio gave up an unearned run off of a hit, a walk, and a HBP in an inning of work.  Rubio has struck out 13 to nine walks in 12.1 innings.
  • Ryan Walker struck out two in his inning of work.  Walker has put up seven straight appearances without allowing a run, after allowing four runs back on April 13th.  That lowers his ERA to 4.35.

High-A: Doubleheader (Sorta)

Game 1: Eugene 9, Vancouver 2 (Completion of May 9th Suspended Game)


Game 2: Postponed

Eugene Notes:

  • Casey Schmitt had a home run in the first three innings of this game played on Monday, but ended up over going 4-for-4.  That boosts his batting line to .333/.380/.639 on the year, with four doubles and six home runs.
  • Hunter Bishop had a home run stolen away in this game, as a ball that clearly hit over the fence was called for a double, as minor league games do not have instant replay.  Instead, Bishop finished with a 3-for-5 day with two doubles, his first doubles of the year, and two stolen bases.  The home run would’ve given him four on the year.  The 3-hit game, only his second multi-hit game of the season, raises him to 11-for-73 (.151) on the year.
  • Ghordy Santos was 2-for-5 with a steal, his second multi-hit game in his last three games played.  Santos has gone just 6-for-25 (.240) since the start of May.
  • Although this happened on Monday, Wil Jensen had a nice start, allowing just one run on one hit and two walks, with a season-high seven strikeouts.  On the season, he’s got a 2.93 ERA with 24 strikeouts to five walks in 15.1 innings.
  • Ty Weber worked four innings, allowing just a run on four hits and no walks, with his own season-high in strikeouts with five.   Weber has a 4.19 ERA through six games this season, with 14 strikeouts to just one walk, in 19.1 innings.
  • After a suspended game and multiple rain delays, Clay Helvey struck out the side twice in the final two innings, allowing just a walk while collecting six strikeouts.  Guess what?  It was a season high in strikeouts for him.  In 13.0 innings, Helvey has 22 strikeouts to six walks and six hits.

Low-A: San Jose 6, Lake Elsinore 5


San Jose Notes:

  • Najee Gaskins got his first home run of the season, as he went 2-for-3 on the day and had his second steal.  Gaskins also knocked in three of the team’s six runs from the ninth spot of the lineup.  With the game, Gaskins is also now batting over .300 for the first time since the first week of the season, batting .302/.423/.429 with five doubles to go with his one home run.
  • Another first of the day was Yorlis Rodriguez, hitting his first triple on a 1-for-3 day with a walk.  Rodriguez is batting .250/.298/.364 on the year with five doubles, a triple, and a home run.
  • Eric Silva had another nice start, allowing just one earned run in 3.2 innings, on three hits and two walks, with a season-high six strikeouts.  On the season, he has 27 strikeouts to six walks in 18.1 innings, though with 16 hits allowed.
  • Reliever Jose Cruz had a scoreless 1.1 innings, not allowing any baserunners and striking out a season-high-tying four.  Since allowing four runs in his first start, Cruz has eight scoreless appearances, and has lowered his ERA to 3.86.
  • Manuel Mercedes allowed three runs, two earned, on two hits and four walks, with three strikeouts.  Mercedes has now walked 21 while striking out 14 in 15.1 innings.