Tanner O’Tremba tripled his season home run total thanks to a 2-home run day, and David Villar returned to Triple-A and hit a home run of his own.
AAA: Reno 13, Sacramento
- It was a rough game for the River Cats, as they were down 11-0 after five innings before their offense would get them on the board. David Villar hitting a 3-run home run in his first game back in the PCL was the only truly bright spot of the game for them.
- Former Pacific Coast League MVP David Villar made a successful return to Sacramento, with his 3-run home run the only extra base hit for the Cats. He was 1-for-3 with two walks on the day.
- DH Colton Welker was 1-for-2 with three walks on the day. Welker now has 15 walks for 11 strikeouts in 20 games this season. He has a .339/.462/.387 batting line.
- Opener Daniel Tillo gave up four runs on four hits and two walks, with two strikeouts in a single inning. The four runs matched a season high, and jumped his ERA up to 7.07 from 4.85. He now has 14 walks to eight strikeouts in 14.0 innings.
- Jorge Guzmán was one of the only Cats pitchers to not allow a run, and the only one who did it over multiple innings. Guzmán went 2.0 innings, giving up three hits and three walks with a strikeout. He has a 1.80 ERA over 15 games, with 15 strikeouts to 14 walks in 20.0 innings.
- Reliever Cole Waites returned to Sacramento, and had a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and a walk. In his time at Triple-A, Waites now has a 8.44 ERA with 13 walks to 10 strikeouts in 10.2 innings of work.
- Reliever Ryan Walker struck out two in a single inning of work. Through 15 games, Walker has an 0.89 ERA, with 23 strikeouts to eight walks in 20.1 innings.
- On the offday, Tyler Fitzgerald won a big award for his big week: Pacific Coast League Player of the Week. He’s handling Triple-A like he’s not brand new to it.
- He didn’t play today, but Luis Matos has been promoted to Triple-A and should appear soon.
AA: Akron 2, Richmond 1 (5 Innings)
- Richmond got edged out in a close, weather-shortened game. Akron scored a run in the 1st inning, but tied it up in the 2nd, when two singles and two walks led to getting their tying run on a bases-loaded walk. But Akron took the lead again in the fourth on a walk and a single, leading to their abbreviated win.
- First baseman Riley Mahan got one of the team’s hits, going 1-for-2. Mahan has been struggling a little in May, and has a .213/.232/.415 batting line, with seven doubles to four home runs, with three walks to 30 strikeouts.
- Right fielder Carter Aldrete also was 1-for-2. Aldrete has been consistent with his batting average, as he has hit .262 both in April and so far in May, and he has a batting line of .262/.336/.398.
- Starter Mason Black gave up two runs in 3.2 innings, giving up three hits and two walks, while striking out six. Black has 34 strikeouts to nine walks in 25.1 innings on his season, with his ERA inching up to 4.62 after this game.
High-A: Eugene 5, Hillsboro 2
- The Emeralds pulled out a win over the Hops, pecking away at Hillsboro for the win despite being outhit 9-5. The Hops jumped out to a 1-0 lead, but Jimmy Glowenke’s home run tied the game in the 3rd. Eugene took the lead in the 4th on a balk, but Hillsboro tied it up again in the 5th. But Eugene would score two more runs in the bottom of the 5th to take the lead for good.
- Jimmy Glowenke led the way for the Ems, going 2-for-4 with a home run. It was Glowenke’s second home run of the year, to go with six doubles. Glowenke has a batting line of .419/.482/.698 with seven walks to seven strikeouts.
- Catcher Adrian Sugastey also went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Sugastey’s batting line moved up to .269/.296/.333, and has three doubles and a home run in 23 games.
- Starting pitcher Seth Lonsway had a solid start, giving up a run in 4.0 innings, on six hits and a walk, with five strikeouts. That shaved Lonsway’s ERA to a season-low 6.00. He has 22 strikeouts to 12 walks in 24.0 innings on the year.
- Tyler Myrick earned his fourth save, going a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk, with one strikeout. The walk was his first allowed on the season, with 13 strikeouts in 12.2 innings this year.
Low-A: Stockton 9, San Jose 7
San Jose Notes:
- San Jose lost a bullpen blowout, as the Giants allowed seven runs to Stockton in the 6th through 8th innings. That wasted a bit of an offensive show by San Jose’s hitters, led by Tanner O’Tremba’s two home runs and another by Andrew Kachel.
- Left fielder Tanner O’Tremba was 2-for-3 with two home runs, giving him three on the season. After 25 games, O’Tremba has a batting line of .297/.409/.505, with eight doubles, a triple, and three home runs, with nine walks to 23 strikeouts.
- Third baseman Andrew Kachel went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season. Kachel’s home run goes with 11 doubles in 24 games, with 13 walks to 30 strikeouts. His batting line sits at .301/.387/.452.
- Starter Gerelmi Maldonado only went 1.2 innings, struggling with his control a bit. He have up two runs, one earned, on just one hit but also four walks and two wild pitches, with four strikeouts. After seven starts, in which he’s thrown just 20.0 innings, Maldonado has a 5.40 ERA with 20 strikeouts to 22 walks.
- Making his season debut in relief was Luis Moreno, going 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two strikeouts. The 24-year old spent 2022 in the Arizona Complex League, where he had a 4.37 ERA after 16 appearances. He’s previously made it as high as Low-A, in 2021, when he had a 8.74 ERA after six games (11.1 innings).
- Over the off-day, Thomas Gavello’s strong week was rewarded with a Player of the Week award for the California League, the first for San Jose this season.