Marco Luciano led the way in Richmond with a double and a home run as the Squirrels got four home runs, and Wade Meckler went 3-for-5 in a successful Double-A debut.  And Kyle Harrison started in Sacramento, but it was a tough day for him.

AAA: Reno 9, Sacramento 4


Sacramento Notes:

  • It was Kyle Harrison day for Sacramento, but Harrison struggled a bit en route to this 9-4 loss.  Harrison gave up his first two home runs of the season while allowing five runs.  Meanwhile, the offense struggled, with only one home run of their own by Patrick Bailey.
  • Patrick Bailey was 1-for-4 with his second home run in Sacramento, but also had two errors, both times trying to catch the same player (Diego Castillo) from stealing second.  Bailey now has two home runs at both Richmond and Sacramento.  But all five errors have happened at Sacramento.
  • Left fielder Michael Gigliotti was the only Cat with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with his eighth double of the season and a strikeout.  Gigliotti now has a batting line of .244/.363/.415 and has 14 walks to 15 strikeouts in 25 games.  
  • Designated hitter Colton Welker was 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.  In 21 games, Welker now has four doubles, but no other extra-base hits.  He now has 15 walks to 12 strikeouts.
  • Kyle Harrison’s line was rough: five runs allowed on four hits and three walks in 3.1 innings, with five strikeouts.  Harrison allowed his first two home runs of the season, both to the same player (Tristin English).  Harrison’s ERA bounced up to 4.73 with 47 strikeouts to 27 walks in 26.2 innings.
  • Reliever Luke Jackson made his first rehab appearance at Triple-A, allowing a walk and a HBP with two strikeouts.  Jackson previously had an inning without any strikeouts or baserunners in San Jose.  These were his first games at any level since 2021, when he was with the Atlanta Braves.

AA: Richmond 11, Akron 4


Richmond Notes:

  • The Squirrels had a revitalized roster lead to a blowout win, hitting four home runs in the effort.  Richmond jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, highlighted by a Marco Luciano RBI double, and a Carter Aldrete home run.  They kept it rolling with four more runs in the 4th, with two home runs, by Carter Williams and by Luciano.  With that, the game was out of reach, eventually ending at 11-4.
  • Ismael Munguia hit his third home run as part of a 3-for-5 day.  Munguia now has three home runs after 32 games.  He had his career-high nine home runs in 81 games in 2021 at Eugene.  He has a .291/.359/.425 batting line so far this season.
  • Playing right field, Carter Aldrete was 2-for-5 with a home run, his fourth of the season.      It’s Aldrete’s first home run since May 7th.  He has a batting line of .269/.339/.426 on the year.
  • Marco Luciano was 2-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts, his second double, and his third home run of the season.  It’s Luciano’s first multi-hit game of his season in 12 games this season.  He’s 6-for-42 on the season, with two doubles, three home runs, and one single.  He did also have his fourth error of the season.
  • DH Carter Williams was 2-for-2 with two walks, and hitting his third home run in Triple-A, and fourth overall.  It’s Williams’ first home run since May 3rd.  Williams has a .207 batting average with a .303 on-base percentage and a .379 slugging percentages.
  • In his first game at Double-A, Wade Meckler went 3-for-5, though all of them were singles.  Before his promotion, Meckler had a batting line of .456/.494/.633 in Eugene, with six doubles, a triple, and two home runs.
  • As a starter, Kai-Wei Teng struck out six in 3.2 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits, two walks, and two HBP.  His ERA inched up to 2.93, but Teng now has 42 strikeouts to 11 walks in 27.2 innings.
  • Blake Rivera struck out three in scoreless 1.1 innings, allowing a hit, two walks, and a HBP.  After a great start, in which he didn’t walk any in his first 7.0 innings, he’s allowed 11 walks in his last 6.2 innings, with just seven strikeouts.

High-A: Hillsboro 10, Eugene 7


Eugene Notes:

  • A furious 9th inning comeback just couldn’t go far enough in this 10-7 loss.  Hillsboro had a 10-1 lead (after scoring five runs in the 8th inning) going into the bottom of the 9th.  The inning got started with a single and a 2-run Adrian Sugastey home run.  The Ems got a McCray ground-rule double, an Aeverson Arteaga triple, around a pair of walks and a sacrifice fly to get to 10-7, but that was as close as they’d get.
  • Adrian Sugastey led the team, going 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.  It was Sugastey’s fourth double and second home run in his 24th game of the season.  On the year, Sugastey is batting .289/.314/.392.
  • Aeverson Arteaga had his second triple of the season, going 1-for-5 on the day.  Arteaga has a batting line of .198/.287/.341.  He has eight doubles, two triples, and two home runs over 31 games this season.
  • Grant McCray had a double on a 1-for-4 day with a walk.  He has four doubles on the season, to go with two triples and five home runs.  He now has 15 walks to 52 strikeouts in 133 at-bats over 32 games.
  • Damon Dues was 2-for-2 with two singles and two walks.  It was Dues’ first multi-hit game since April 25th.  Dues now has a batting line of .273/.404/.299, with just two doubles as his only extra base hits in 24 games, and has 17 walks to 22 strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Nick Sinacola gave up four runs in 4.0 innings, on eight hits and no walks, with four strikeouts.  After allowing just two runs in his first six appearances (21.0 innings), Sinacola has allowed nine runs in his last 7.2 innings over his last two games.  He now has a 3.45 ERA with 39 strikeouts to eight walks in 28.2 innings.
  • Reliever José Cruz threw a scoreless inning, allowing only a hit with two strikeouts.  Cruz now has 13 strikeouts to five walks in 10.2 innings this season across nine games.

Low-A: Stockton 5, San Jose 0


San Jose Notes:

  • San Jose just got dominated at the plate in this game, as the offense mustered only two hits and no walks in a 5-0 shutout loss.  By comparison, Stockton punched out 14 hits, though they scored just five runs.
  • A day after hitting two home runs, Tanner O’Tremba had one of San Jose’s only two hits, going 1-for-4 with a steal, his fourth of the season.  O’Tremba now has a batting line of .295/.404/.495 and has four steals in as many attempts.
  • First baseman Garrett Frechette went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.  Frechette has been getting only sporadic playing time in May, getting into only five games.  He’s 4-for-19 (.211) over that span.
  • Alexander Suarez went just 0-for-3, but got on base with a HBP, and stole two bases.  After 25 games, Suarez now has five steals in seven attempts, to go with a batting line of .256/.358/.366.
  • Starter Manuel Mercedes gave up two runs in 5.0 innings, allowing a season-high eight hits and a walk, with two strikeouts.  Mercedes’ ERA bumped up from 2.25 to 2.48.  In 29.0 innings, he has 18 strikeouts to eight walks.