AAA: Sacramento 11, El Paso 8


Sacramento Notes:

  • Austin Dean had a monster day in West Texas, hitting three home runs, all three solo shots, to give him eight on the season.  On the year, Dean is batting 24-for-100 (.240) with three doubles, three triples, and eight home runs.
  • Isan Díaz knocked out two home runs, giving him four home runs with Sacrmaneto over 11 games, and all four home runs have come on the roadtrip to El Paso.  Over his last three games, Diaz is batting 5-for-13 with a triple and three home runs.
  • Also hitting a home run was Heliot Ramos, his first since April 23rd and just his third home run on the season.  Ramos has been cold in the first half of May, going just 6-for-42 (.143) with his home run being the first extra-base hit this month.
  • Tommy La Stella’s rehab hit its ninth game, going 2-for-2 with a double before being lifted after four innings.  He’s hitting .310/.429/.586 over those nine games.  His rehab is likely going to end this week as the big league team travels to Denver.
  • Jason Krizan replaced La Stella, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, giving him six doubles on the year.  Krizan has gone 17-for-72 (.236) in Triple-A around a callup to the big leagues.  Over five games in El Paso this trip, Krizan is 9-for-17 (.529) with three doubles, which has boosted his batting average from .200 to .236.
  • Starter Michael Plassmeyer gave up four runs on eight hits and a walk, with seven strikeouts.  The eight hits were a season high, as the seven strikeouts tied a season high as well.  He’s got 37 strikeouts to 13 walks in 35.2 innings.
  • Reliever Gregory Santos got victimized by a 2-out error behind him, ending up with four unearned runs off of just one hit with two walks and a hit batter.  This year, Santos has 13 strikeouts to nine walks in 14.0 innings.
  • Sam Long got the win in relief, not allowing a run in 1.1 innings, and just allowing a walk.  It’s a strong bounceback after he allowed four runs in his first game back in Triple-A earlier this week.

AA: Harrisburg 12, Richmond 1


Richmond Notes:

  • Shane Matheny picked up one of the Squirrels’ only two hits, going 1-for-3.  Matheny has gone 12-for-43 (.279) in the first half of the month of May, with two doubles and four home runs.
  • Simon Whiteman picked up the other hit, also going 1-for-3.  In 18 games since he came back from injury, Whiteman has gone 8-for-52 (.154).
  • Just promoted from High-A was Armani Smith, who made his Double-A debut and went 0-for-3 with a walk.  Over 23 games in High-A, Smith hit .233/.364/.438 with one double, one triple, and four home runs.
  • Bryan Brickhouse took the start, one of seven Richmond pitchers, and allowed six runs (four earned) on four hits, two walks, and two HBPs.  Brickhouse’s ERA jumped up by almost a full run, from 5.04 to 6.03.
  • Trenton Toplikar returned from the IL, and made his second appearance of the season, the other coming on April 28th in Triple-A.  Toplikar struck out the side while allowing just one hit.  Last season, Toplikar had a 4.90 over 22 games as mostly a starter in Double-A Richmond.
  • Taylor Rashi’s streak is over, allowing his first runs in his 11th game of the year.  He allowed it around three hits and two strikeouts.  In 13.1 innings, he’s allowed just seven hits with 20 strikeouts to just four walks this season.

High-A: Eugene 10, Vancouver 0


Eugene Notes:

  • Ryan Murphy finally made his season debut after a back injury, going four shutout innings, allowing a hit and a walk to seven strikeouts.  Last season, Murphy was one of the revelations of the farm system, with a 2.52 ERA over 21 games at both Single-A levels, with 164 strikeouts to 4 walks in 107.1 innings.
  • Jake Wong got the win in relief, also through 4.0 shutout innings, allowing just a walk to six strikeouts.  Wong now has 21 strikeouts to eight walks in 19.1 innings of work.
  • Nick Avila threw a scoreless ninth inning, lowering his season ERA to 2.53.  On the season, he has 12 strikeouts to two walks in 10.2 innings.
  • Carter Williams was 1-for-4 and hit his first home run of the season, in his second game of the year.  Williams made his return on May 14th.  In 2021, Williams had a .262/.303/.453 batting line with 14 doubles, four triples, and seven home runs in 54 games at San Jose.
  • Jimmy Glowenke hit his third home run of the season on a 1-for-4 day.  It was Glowenke’s first home run since April 23rd.  On the year, Glowenke has a batting line of .191/.286/.368.
  • Ghordy Santos went 3-for-5 from the leadoff spot, and added two stolen bases.  It was Santos’ first 3-hit game of the season, as he raised his batting average from .277 to .295.  The two steals puts Santos into a tie for the team lead, with Hunter Bishop at five steals.  Only four Emeralds have steals this season, with one, Armani Smith, just promoted.
  • Patrick Bailey also had a 3-hit game, hitting his third double of the year.  Bailey only had one multi-hit game before this one.  He raised his batting average from .172 to .210 on the day, and is now 13-for-62.

Low-A: San Jose 10, Lake Elsinore 0


San Jose Notes:

  • Mason Black had his third straight start without allowing a run, going 5.0 innings and allowing just two hits and two walks.  Although he only struck out three, on the season Black has struck out 37 to just eight walks allowed in 28.1 innings.
  • Mat Olsen worked two innings of relief without allowing a baserunner.  Since the start of May, Olsen has thrown 7.1 innings and allowed just three hits and one hit batter, with 11 strikeouts, and has lowered his ERA to 0.53 on the year.
  • Landen Roupp worked two scoreless innings as well, allowing just a walk and a hit batter while striking out two.  It was the first game he pitched since April 22nd where he didn’t allow a run.  In 21.0 innings, he struck out 30 while walking 10.
  • Abdiel Layer had the team’s only home run in this blowout, giving him five home runs on the year.  Layer is 13-for-40 (.325) on the month with three doubles and four home runs, and has raised his batting average from .180 to .238 over the first half of May.
  • Vaun Brown had a relatively quiet game, going just 1-for-3 with his second triple of the season, and adding a walk and getting hit by a pitch.  Since the start of May, Vaun has a batting line of .422/.509/1.044 with two triples and eight home runs.
  • Also with a 3-hit game was Victor Bericoto, going 3-for-4 with a walk.  Bericoto has five multi-hit games over his last eight, and has raised his batting average from .152 to .228 over that span.
  • Shortstop Aeverson Arteaga went 2-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts.  Arteaga is 29-for-117 (.248) with six doubles and four home runs over 30 games this season.