AAA: Las Vegas 12, Sacramento 1


Sacramento Notes:

  • David Villar led the team in hitting, going 2-for-4 and picking up a double, his 17th of the season.  It’s Villar’s second double in the last three games.  In nine games since returning to Triple-A, Villar has two doubles and three home runs.
  • Shane Matheny picked up his first Triple-A double, going 1-for-4.  In 14 games since joining Sacramento, Matheny is 8-for-44 (.182) with one double and two home runs, but also three walks to 21 strikeouts.
  • Starter Sean Hjelle only went 3.0 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.  He nudged his ERA at Sacramento up, going from 5.18 to 5.21.  He now has 64 strikeouts to 35 walks in 84.2 innings.
  • Reliever Randy Rodriguez had the best game of the seven pitchers (well, six, plus one position player), with three strikeouts to one walk allowed in 1.2 innings.  It was his best Triple-A game so far, as he now has a 9.00 ERA, having struck out four to five walks in 4.0 innings.

AA: Binghamton 8, Richmond 2


Richmond Notes:

  • Riley Mahan went 2-for-4 with his first Double-A double.  Mahan has played eight games with Richmond, with a batting line of .318/.400/.500 with a double and a home run, with two walks to ten strikeouts.
  • Casey Schmitt went 1-for-3 with a walk, picking up his third in Richmond.  Through six games, Schmitt is batting .391/.462/.609 with three doubles and a triple since getting to Double-A, with three walks to five strikeouts.
  • Ricardo Genovés was 1-for-4 with his 5th double of the season.  Through 34 games at Richmond, Genovés is batting .218/.290/.403 with five doubles, one triple, and five home runs.
  • Matt Frisbee took the start, giving up seven runs in 6.0 innings, with seven hits and one walk, with just three strikeouts.  It’s the most runs he’s allowed since giving up ten runs back on June 29th.

High-A: Eugene 9, Hillsboro 1


Eugene Notes:

  • Jimmy Glowenke had the biggest hit for the Emeralds, going 2-for-4 with a 3-run home run, his tenth home run of the season.  Glowenke is just three away from the total he had in his first year, when he had 13 in 97 games.  It’s taken him 65 games to hit ten this year.
  • Patrick Bailey also had a home run, hitting his 11th while going 1-for-4 with a walk.  This season, 10 of Bailey’s 11 home runs have come as a left-hander, in 180 at-bats, while batting .233/.354/.456.  As a right-hander, he has just one home run in 50 at-bats, with a .100/.220/.180 batting line.
  • Luis Matos went 2-for-5 and his 13th double of the season.  Matos’s August is staying strong, he’s batting .288/.327/.558 on the month with six doubles, one triple, and two home runs.
  • Simon Whiteman almost had an incredible play, an inside-the-park grand slam.  With the bases loaded, he hit a looping line drive to left.  The left fielder came in to play it on a bounce, but the ball bounced over his head, and kept the momentum to roll to the track.  Three runs came in, and Whiteman headed home as well, though he was out by several feet.  Since returning to Eugene, he’s batting .177/.310/.227, with two doubles, a triple, and a home run.
  • Landen Roupp had a fantastic game, striking out nine in 5.0 innings, allowing one run on three hits and one walk.  Roupp now has 52 strikeouts to just nine walks in 32.1 innings at Eugene, with a 1.67 ERA.
  • Nick Morreale struck out two in his inning of work.  On the year, Morreale has 52 strikeouts to 17 walks in 45.1 innings.

Low-A: Inland Empire 4, San Jose 3


San Jose Notes:

  • Grant McCray led the way for the team, going 3-for-4 with his 19th home run and 20th double of the season.  McCray has been having a hot August, going .340/.459/.660 in 13 games, with two doubles, a triple, and four home runs.
  • Adrian Sugastey also had multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with two singles.  Sugastey is batting .253/.347/.371 with ten doubles, a triple, and five home runs.
  • Manuel Mercedes had a solid start, giving up just one run in 4.0 innings, on three hits and three walks, though with just one strikeout.  On the year, Mercedes now has 54 walks to 51 strikeouts in 60.0 innings of work.
  • Reliever Willian Suarez struck out five in 2.0 innings, giving up one run on two hits.  Since joining San Jose, he’s appeared three times, with seven strikeouts to two walks in 4.0 innings.

ACL: ACL Giants Black 4, ACL D-backs Red 0


ACL Giants Black Notes:

  • Center fielder Wade Meckler went 2-for-3 with two singles.  Through seven games, the 8th round pick is batting .364/.500/.500, with three doubles.
  • Designated hitter Reggie Crawford went 1-for-1 with two walks in his second pro game.  Crawford went 0-for-3 in his pro debut on Monday.
  • Shortstop Marco Luciano went 0-for-2 with a walk as his rehab continued.  Over eight games, he has gone 12-for-22 (.318) with two doubles and a home run, with four walks to seven strikeouts
  • Esmerlin Vinicio went 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and three walks while striking out two.  Vinicio has a 3.00 ERA over three games since being sent back down to Arizona, and has 10 strikeouts to five walks in 9.0 innings.

ACL: ACL Giants Orange 6, ACL Angels 3


ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Second baseman Damon Dues had a perfect on-base day, going 4-for-4 with all singles and his second steal of the season.  He is batting .378/.439/.514 through 12 games in his second go-around at Arizona.
  • Center fielder Carter Howell went 3-for-5 with two doubles, his first two of the season.  Through six games, he’s gone 8-for-21 (.381) with the two doubles, and three walks to four strikeouts.
  • Starter Mikell Manzano struck out seven as he went 5.0 scoreless innings.  It’s his second straight game without allowing a run in 5.0 innings.  Manzano now has a 4.08 ERA through 13 games, and has struck out 76 to 17 walks in 53.0 innings. 
  • Reliever Hayden Wynja made his pro debut, with a scoreless inning, striking out two and allowing one hit.  The 6’9” 23-year old pitched at three different colleges, and spent his senior year at Murray State, where he had a 3.67 ERA, with 86 strikeouts to 24 walks in 73.2 innings.

DSL: DSL Giants Black 5, DSL KC Stewart 1


DSL Giants Black Notes:

  • Catcher Javier Castillo went 1-for-4 with his fourth triple of the season.  Castillo has more triples (four) than either home runs (two) or doubles (three) on the year in 35 games.
  • First baseman Guillermo Williamson went 1-for-4 as well, with a single.  Williamson has a .225/.337/.391 batting line on the year.
  • Starter Anderson Azor went 4.0 scoreless innings, with two hits and one walk allowed with five strikeouts.  Azor has a 5.34 ERA over 17 games, with 23 strikeouts to 15 walks in 28.2 innings.

DSL: DSL Nationals 13, DSL Giants Orange 6


DSL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Left fielder Oswaldo Ladera went 3-for-4 with two doubles, giving him 12 on the summer.  In his second DSL season, Ladera is batting .221/.354/.366 with 12 doubles and three home runs.
  • Starter Samir Chires gave up one run in 4.0 innings, on four hits and three walks, with one strikeout.  He has 32 strikeouts to 16 walks in 38.0 innings.