It’s a good thing that Luis Toribio hit a home run today for Eugene, because it helped him keep the team lead as two teammates hit home runs that put them right behind Toribio. And in Sacramento, Nick Swiney made his Triple-A debut.
AAA: Sacramento 3, Salt Lake 2
- Sacramento prevailed in a close game, with the key runs coming in the 6th inning. Tied 1-1, Sacramento led off the inning with a pair of singles, and a wild pitch let the tiebreaking run come in.After two more walks loaded up the bases, a Will Wilson sacrifice fly delivered what would be the winning run.
- Tyler Fitzgerald had the only Sacramento extra-base hit, by going 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, and also stole a base. Fitzgerald now has two doubles to go with three home runs in 10 games at Sacramento, and two steals in as many attempts. Fitzgerald now has a batting line of .275/.348/.550.
- Catcher Patrick Bailey was 1-for-3 with a walk, and his first steal at Triple-A. Bailey is batting .211/.340/.316 with a double and a home run in 11 games at Sacramento, with seven walks to 10 strikeouts. He has three steals in total, in as many attempts, including his 14 games in Richmond before his promotion.
- Second baseman Will Wilson was 1-for-3 with a key RBI with a sacrifice fly. Wilson has improved his numbers a bit in May, after a .178 batting average and a .540 OPS in April at Sacramento, he’s now batting .242/.278/.333 in 11 games in May.
- Opening pitcher Daniel Tillo went 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and one strikeout. In eight games with Sac, Tillo has a 4.85 ERA with 12 walks to just six strikeouts in 13.0 innings.
- In relief, Tanner Andrews struck out four in 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks. Andrews has 23 strikeouts to 12 walks in 23.0 innings, with a 3.52 ERA with 1.48 WHIP.
- Nick Swiney made his Triple-A debut, with 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out one. In Double-A, over six appearances, Swiney had a 1.15 ERA with 18 strikeouts to seven walks in 15.2 innings.
AA: Erie 4, Richmond 2
- Richmond’s offense was weak in a 4-2 loss on Saturday. The Squirrels picked up only five hits, just two doubles for all his extra bases. It wasted a strong start by Carson Seymour, with a scoreless four innings.
- Leadoff hitter Ismael Munguia was 1-for-2 with a double, and also picked up a walk and a HBP. Munguia’s batting line was .286/.358/.403, and now has eight doubles to two home runs, and has ten walks to 24 strikeouts.
- Shortstop Hayden Cantrelle was 1-for-3 with a double and a HBP as well. Cantrelle has been struggling in May, just 4-for-27 with two doubles and one home run, with nine walks to nine strikeouts. That leads to a .148 average with a .439 OBP in 11 games in the month.
- Starting pitcher Carson Seymour had his best start of the season, with 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks, but without any strikeouts. On the season, Seymour has a 3.46 ERA with 15 walks to 11 strikeouts in 26.0 innings.
- Reliever Randy Rodriguez allowed just one unearned run in 2.1 innings in relief, allowing two hits and a walk, with four strikeouts. In 18.1 innings, Rodriguez has 23 strikeouts to 11 walks after 10 appearances.
High-A: Eugene 10, Tri-City 2
- Eugene hit four home runs en route to a blowout win. Luis Toribio hit a home run to keep his team lead with seven home runs, but that was lucky for him to hold onto the team lead. Logan Wyatt hit a home run of his own to get to six home runs, and Victor Bericoto hit two to also have six, putting them both into a 2-way tie for second on the team.
- Going 4-for-5 was Victor Bericoto, with two more home runs plus a double. It’s Bericoto’s sixth 4-hit game of his career, with four of them happening in 2019 while he was in the Dominican Summer League.
- Luis Toribio held onto his team lead in home runs, going 2-for-5. Toribio had multiple hits in a game for the third time this month, and in each of them, he had a home run. In May, he’s batting .303/.395/.606.
- Logan Wyatt’s sixth home run came on a 1-for-4 day with a walk. Wyatt continues to have a career season, now with double his previous highest home run total, and we’re just halfway through May. He has a .257 batting average with a .366 on-base percentage and a .476 slugging percentage on the season.
- While he didn’t have any extra-base hits, Wade Meckler had a big day, going 4-for-5 with a steal, his second stolen base of the season. It’s Meckler’s third 4-hit game of the season, and his first completed steal since returning from an injury on May 6th. He has a .432/.476/.581 batting line on the season.
- Starter Carson Ragsdale struck out four in 3.0 innings, allowing a run on two hits and three walks, with a HBP. Ragsdale continues to lead the Northwest League in strikeouts with 42 in 27.2 innings, and has now allowed just six walks. The three walks allowed today were his first since he walked three in his season debuton April 7th.
- Reliever Mat Olsen struck out five without allowing a baserunner in 2.0 innings. That’s two straight scoreless games for Olsen, as his ERA has been lowered from 11.42 to 8.49 over the 3.0 innings. In 11.2 total innings, he has 22 strikeouts to seven walks.
Low-A: San Jose 8, Lake Elsinore 4
San Jose Notes:
- San Jose jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after just three innings, en route to a 8-4 win. The Giants had 11 hits, with just one extra-base hit, plus five walks. What would be the game winning run came in on a double steal, as Edison Mora stole home as Zach Morgan stole second.
- Shortstop Diego Velasquez was 2-for-4 with the team’s only extra-base hit, a double, with a walk and a stolen base. Through 27 games, Velasquez is batting .311/.409/.453 with nine doubles and two home runs, with1 4 walks to 22 strikeouts.
- As DH, P.J. Hilson was 2-for-4 with his first stolen base of the season. In just seven games, Hilson is batting .259/.276/.370 with no walks to eight strikeouts, and one home run.
- Left fielder Matt Higgins went 2-for-4 with a walk. Higgins has a strong batting line of .324/.419/.486 over 26 games, with 14 walks to 28 strikeouts.
- Hayden Birdsong took the start, allowing one run on four hits and two walks, with four strikeouts in 3.2 innings. It was the first run Birdsong had allowed over his last three starts (11.2 IP), and just second in his last five (18.1 IP). Birdsong now has a 1.93 ERA over seven games, with 39 strikeouts to 12 walks in 23.1 innings.
- Closer Dylan Cumming struck out two in 1.2 innings without allowing a baserunner. Cumming now has 18 strikeouts to eight walks in 20.1 innings, but has allowed 23 hits for a .307 average allowed.