AAA: Sacramento 16, El Paso 12


Sacramento Notes:

  • Another day, another David Villar home run, as the third baseman hit his 12th on a 2-for-4 day with two walks.  Villar now has four home runs in his last three games, with ten RBI, and is batting .400/.526/1.033 in the month of May.
  • Arquímedes Gamboa was 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season and his third double.  Gamboa hasn’t shown up in these Quick Notes very often, but is having a respectable season, hitting .272/.385/.359.  His career-high in home runs was 10 in 2021 over 104 games in Double-A Reading and Triple-A LeHigh Valley of the Philadelphia system.
  • Tommy La Stella had his best game in his rehab over seven games, going 2-for-5 and hitting his second home run of the year, whcih was only a go-ahed grand slam.  Overall, La Stella is 6-for-23 (.261) with a double and two home runs, and four walks to three strikeouts.
  • Austin Dean was 1-for-1 as a late substitution in the game, and hit his 5th home run with monster power, an exit velocity of 112.6 MPH that went 412 feet.  Dean is batting .226/.265/.484 on the year with three doubles, three triples, and five home runs.
  • The fifth home run of the game for Sacramento went to Isan Diaz, his second on the season, both with Sacramento.  Since joining the River Cats, Diaz is batting .217/.357/.478 with the two home runs.
  • Starter Raynel Espinal had a rough game, allowing six runs, five earned, after allowing five walks plus three hits.  It was season-highs in runs and walks allowed, and his ERA jumped from 1.74 to 3.38.  
  • Joey Marciano was the first Sacramento pitcher to not allow a run.  He did allow two hits and a walk, while striking out two.  He was throwing 94-97 with his fastball in this game, and lowered his ERA to 1.20.
  • Gregory Santos only faced one batter, but he got that batter to leave two runners stranded.  Santos has three straight games in Triple-A without allowing a run, which has lowered his ERA to 4.05 after giving up three runs on May 1st.

AA: Richmond 6, Harrisburg 5 (10 Innings)


Richmond Notes:

  • Richmond was left with a few bruises in this game, as the Squirrels were hit by pitches a team-record seven times in one game, with six different batters hit.  Diego Rincones and Rob Emery were both hit in the hand (Emery wore two pitches), but both stayed in the game.  Five of the HBP were by Harrisburg starter Steven Fuentes, which more than doubled his HBP total on the year.  Both teams were warned after the sixth batter was hit in the 5th inning, and when the seventh batter was hit in the seventh, the Senators pitcher Dakody Clemmer and manager Tripp Keister were both automatically ejected.  For what it is worth, none of the hits appeared to be intentional.
    • The Squirrels Taylor Rashi hit a Harrisburg batter in the bottom of the 7th, but the umpires chose not to eject him, which raised some questions, but it was the umpires discretion.  Notably, the umpiring crew was the same crew that did the Richmond game against the Altoona Curve in April 17th that had saw a brawl after several hit batters.
  • Sean Roby has been a little quiet to start the month of May, but his 3-for-6 day looked like the Roby that commanded the month of April.  Roby picked up his ninth home run and his second double.  It was Roby’s first home run since April 29th, and before this game, he’d had just one extra-base hit in May, which came on May 11th.
  • Frankie Tostado was 2-for-4 with his 4th home run of the season.  Tostado has a batting line of .336/.360/.509 on the season through 28 games this year.
  • It’s been a rough month for Michael Gigliotti hitting-wise, as he’s 4-for-24 (.167) on the month.  However, today was a nice symbol of his month, going 0-for-2 with three walks.  He has eight walks on the month, which is leading to a .219 batting average on the year, but a .383 on-base percentage.
  • Simon Whiteman was 0-for-2 with two walks, and his third steal of the season.  In the 10th inning, he was place on second as the ghost runner, went to third on Gigliotti’s bunt, and scored on Brandon Martorano’s sacrifice fly to score the winning run.
  • Starter Jake Dahlberg had a rough game with ten hits allowed, leading to four runs.  Dahlberg has allowed 12 runs, nine earned, in his last two starts, which has boosted his ERA from 1.71 to 3.53.
  • Taylor Rashi now has gone 10 straight games to open the season without allowing a run, giving up just a hit and striking out two in 1.2 innings.  He has 18 strikeouts to four walks and four hits allowed.  He also hit his first batter of the year, his first all season.
  • Chris Wright gave up a run on three hits, but also struck out the side.  He has a 1.98 ERA on the season, with 13 strikeouts to nine walks and nine hits in 13.2 innings.  It was his first blown save on the year.
  • R.J. Dabovich got the win by pitching the final two innings, striking out three and not allowing a (non-ghost) baserunner.  Dabovich has 14 strikeouts to just one walk in 11.1 innings, though he’s allowed seven runs on 12 hits.


Eugene Notes:

  • No luck for Eugene with the weather, who have outright canceled their second game this season.
  • Eugene is already playing a regularly scheduled doubleheader that was put in the schedule due to the University Oregon Ducks needing PK Park earlier in the week.  The game that was scheduled for Thursday night was previously announced to get replayed on the road on Friday, June 17th when the Emeralds visit Vancouver.

Low-A: San Jose 10, Lake Elsinore 5


San Jose Notes:

  • It was another huge day from Grant McCray, going 3-for-5 with his sixth home run and sixth double of the year, and his sixth steal.  McCray has a batting line of .330/.426/.637 on the year, and of .479/.545/.917 in the month of May.
  • Speaking of strong May performances, Vaun Brown was 2-for-4 with a walk, and his team-leading eighth home run and tenth steal of the season.  Brown is batting .421/.488/.947 in the Month of May, with a triple and six home runs.
  • Abdiel Layer hit his fourth home run of the year on a 2-for-5 day.  In eight games in May, Layer has four multi-hit games, where he’s hitting .324/.395/.676.
  • With his 6th double, Yorlis Rodriguez also had a 3-hit day.  Rodriguez raised his batting average to .272, the highest it’s been since mid-April.
  • Keaton Winn gave up four runs, three earned, on four hits and no walks and a hit batter.  He did strike out a season-high six, however, giving him 25 strikeouts in 16.2 innings, to eight walks.
  • Nick Sinacola went 3.0 shutout innings, on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts.  He has 35 strikeouts to nine walks in 22.2 innings this season.
  • Mat Olsen finished off the game, a pair of strikeouts in a scoreless inning.  He has 21 strikeouts to three walks in 15.0 innings.