AAA: Sacramento 5, Tacoma 0


Sacramento Notes:

  • Raynel Espinal had a great bounceback from his roughest game of the season, giving up just two hits, a walk, and a hit batter in a season-high 6.0 innings.  Espinal gave up six runs in his last game, more than he had in the rest of the season combined.  He has a 2.70 ERA on the year, with 42 strikeouts to 14 walks in 30.0 innings.
    • Espinal seemed to take advantage of the ABS system.  His fastball, which he threw 41 times, did not get a single swing-and-miss.  But he did get 10 called strikes off of it, as well as 19 swings with contact.
  • Jake McGee began his rehab appearance in Triple-A after suffering some back tightness, and he did it as well as possible.  McGee struck out the side in his inning.  McGee had a 9.58 through 11 games in the big leagues so far this season.  He got nine swings on 12 pitches, and eight swings resulted in whiffs.
  • Sam Long had his best outing in Triple-A yet, striking out four in 2.0 innings with just a walk allowed.  In three games at Triple-A, Long has a 7.20 ERA with six strikeouts to four walks in 5.0 innings
  • David Villar’s league-leading power stroke continued, as he hit his 13th home run on a 2-for-4 day.  Villar’s reached the 13 home runs in just 34 games this season, while he had his career high of 20 home runs in 106 games in 2021.
  • Luis Gonzalez made his return to Triple-A after 21 successful games in the big leagues, and Gonzalez hit a home run in his return.  Gonzalez as 1-for-3 with a walk, and has a .286/.397/.551 batting line in 12 games at Triple-A, while he hit .349/.397/.492 in 21 games with San Francisco.

AA: Altoona 7, Richmond 5


Richmond Notes:

  • Frankie Tostado’s strong season continued with his 5th home run of the year on 2-for-5 hitting.  Tostado now has a batting line of .336/.,367/.516 with seven doubles and five home runs, well above his seasonal averages in his career in the past.
  • Brandon Martorano was 3-for-5 with his seventh double and first triple of the season.  Martorano has a batting average of just .225 with seven doubles, a triple, adn five home runs, so he’s slugging .494 on the year.
  • Also collecting three hits was Shane Matheny, going 3-for-4.  Matheny has a 4-game hitting streak going, and over the month of May, he’s 16-for-51 (.314) on the year.
  • Matt Frisbee had the start, giving up five runs in 5.1 innings, on seven hits and three walks.  Frisbee’s ERA on the year is up to 5.96 with 19 strikeouts to nine walks in 22.2 innings.
  • Chris Wright had two scoreless innings, allowing just a hit with three strikeouts.  Wright has a 1.72 ERA on the year through 11 appearances, with 16 strikeouts to nine walks in 15.2 innings.

High-A: Spokane 9, Eugene 8


Eugene Notes:

  • Marco Luciano’s power made its first appearance in a while, as he hit his first home run since April 28th, and just second extra-base hit since that game, while going 1-for-5.  While Luciano’s batting average slipped under .300 for the season in this game, hopefully he’s finding that power stroke that makes him a tip-top prospect now that games are happening regularly again.
  • Casey Schmitt went 2-for-4 with his team-leading 7th home run.  Schmitt now has four home runs through the month of May, and has a .329/.408/.624 batting line.  His batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and home runs all currently lead the Northwest League.
  • Patrick Bailey hit his third home run of the season while going 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly.  The game got Bailey’s batting average back above the Mendoza Line at .203, and overall this month, Bailey is batting 7-for-24 (.292).
  • Wil Jensen made his fourth start of the year, giving up three runs on five hits and a walk in 4.0 innings.  It was Jensen’s longest appearance of the season, and bumped his ERA up to 3.72 with this start.  On the season, in 19.1 innings, he’s struck out 27 to  walking six.
  • Mat Olsen made his High-A debut and got a rude welcome, giving up two runs on four hits in 2.0 innings.  Olsen had a 0.53 ERA in eight appearances at Low-A San Jose this season, with 24 strikeouts to three walks.
  • Nick Morreale struggled in the 9th inning leading to this loss, although two errors did not help.  He allowed three runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk.  It was his first earned run allowed on the year, now with a total of four runs overall allowed.  Morreale still has a 0.75 ERA on the year after this game.

Low-A: San Jose 16, Inland Empire 4


San Jose Notes:

  • Yorlis Rodriguez was 3-for-5 with a home run a day after hitting two home runs, giving him four on the season.  Rodriguez now has a 7-game hitting streak, and has gone 13-for-30 (.433) over that span with two doubles, a triple, and three home runs.
  • The other San Jose home run was Garrett Frechette as part of a 1-for-5 day.  It was Frechette’s first home run since May 3rd, and second overall on the season.  That matches his previous season high from 2021, which took him 81 games between Low-A and the Arizona Complex League.  He’s played 24 games in San Jose this year.
  • Aeverson Arteaga was 4-for-5 with a walk on the day, a new career high for hits.  It was Arteaga’s third straight multi-hit game.  In the month of May, Arteaga has hit .300 (18-for-60) with three doubles and three home runs.
  • Eric Silva started for San Jose, giving up three runs on five hits in 5.0 innings, his first win of the season, mostly because it was the first time he got through five innings on the year.  On the year, Silva has 33 strikeouts to just six walks in 23.1 innings.
  • Manuel Mercedes had his best game of the season, giving up just one walks for the first time this year.  His three scoreless innings was just his second scoreless outing of the year, and he only walked one to four strikeouts.  On the year, Mercedes still has 22 walks to just 18 strikeouts in 18.1 innings.