AAA: Tacoma 11, Sacramento 0
- Enmanuel De Jesus had a strong start for the River Cats, striking out a season-high nine in 4.1 innings, with two hits and three walks allowed. He lowered his ERA to 4.85, and in 29.2 innings, now has 39 strikeouts to 15 walks.
- Gregory Santos had just 0.2 innings, but struck out two and walked one in the short appearance. He hasn’t gotten to a full inning of work over his last three games, but hasn’t allowed an earned run in any of them, and his ERA is down to 3.68.
- Patrick Ruotolo had his second straight rough game, allowing four runs in 0.2 innings, with three runs allowed in 0.2 innings in his last appearance as well. His ERA has jumped from 0.79 to 5.68 over those two appearances.
- David Villar got one of the Cats’ only three hits, going 1-for-3. Villar has a batting line of .309/.422/.683 on the year, and he still has the league lead in home runs with 13.
- Heliot Ramos was 1-for-4 with a double, the only Sacramento extra-base hit of the night. He now has hits in five straight games, though just one hit in each bame, and his batting average is up to .198 (24-for-121)
AA: Richmond 5, Altoona 4
- Simon Whiteman was the only Squirrel with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with his second double and fourth stolen base. Whiteman’s only other extra-base hit came on April 30th. On the season, Whiteman has a .172/.284/.207 batting line through 20 games this season.
- Brett Auerbach was 1-for-3 with two walks, and picked up the game-winning RBI hit in the 9th inning. Through 23 games this season, Auerbach has a .218/.340/.356 batting line without four home runs as his only extra-base hits.
- Shane Matheny also was 1-for-3 with two walks. He’s batting .289/.407/.500 on the year, with 17 walks to 27 strikeouts in 110 plate appearances.
- Jake Dahlberg had the start, striking out nine in 5.0 innings, but also giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks. In 40.2 innings this season, Dahlberg has 43 strikeouts to nine walks in 40.2 innings.
- Taylor Rashi had two scoreless innings, striking out one while allowing just a hit and a walk, bouncing back from allowing his first runs of the season in his last game. His ERA is 1.17 over 12 games.
- R.J. Dabovich also had two scoreless innings with three strikeouts to one walk. It’s Dabovich’s third straight game without allowing a run, and his ERA is down to 4.05. He’s now got 17 strikeouts to just two walks on the year.
High-A: Eugene 6, Spokane 5
- Marco Luciano hit a home run for the second day in a row, going 2-for-5, giving him six home runs on the year. Luciano got his batting average back up to .300, and now has a .300/.366/.530 batting line.
- Also with a home run was Carter Aldrete, who’s 8th inning home run was the winning run of the game as part of a 2-for-4 day with a double as well. Aldrete has a .239/.320/.463 batting line on the season, with six doubles and three home runs.
- Hunter Bishop was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, giving him four on the season. It’s the second game in a row for Bishop with multiple hits, and over his last eight games is 10-for-32 (.313) with four doubles. Over those eight games, he’s raised his average from .108 to .175.
- Randy Rodriguez made his seventh start, striking out a season-high seven in 5.0 innings, with just three runs allowed on five hits. For Rodriguez, the three runs tied a season high as well. He has 30 strikeouts to 11 walks in 20.2 innings.
- Brooks Crawford struck out two while allowing a run in his inning of work. It was Crawford’s first run allowed since his first game of the season on April 9th. He still has a 1.98 ERA over ten games.
- Nick Avila got the save with with a scoreless inning and just a walk allowed. It was a good bounce back from allowing a game-losing run in his last inning. He’s got a 2.25 ERA through 12 games, with 13 strikeouts to three walks in 12.0 innings.
Low-A: San Jose 9, Inland Empire 3
San Jose Notes:
- San Jose had 15 hits and won big, 9-3, but had only one extra-base hit. That belonged to Grant McCray, who hit his 9th double as a 1-for-5 day. McCray now has a batting line of .313/.407/.617, with nine doubles, four triples, and six home runs.
- Vaun Brown picked up four hits in five at-bats, leading the Giants in hits. Brown raised his average from .318 from .336 in this one game, and is batting .336/.418/.619, and has been getting a lot of attention from scouts for his tools…and his Mustache May.
- Najee Gaskins was 3-for-4, and also picked up his third steal of the year. Gaskins has a .308/.421/.410 batting line, with ten walks to 28 strikeouts in 98 plate appearances.
- Keaton Winn struck out a season-high eight, allowing just one run on two hits in 4.0 innings. After this game, Winn has 33 strikeouts to eight walks in 20.2 innings, and he dropped his ERA to 5.23.
- Nick Sinacola gave up a pair of runs in 3.0 innings while giving up a carer-high five hits and a career-high-tying three walks. He now has a 2.10 ERA, with 39 strikeouts to 12 walks in 25.2 innings.
- Reliever Spencer Bivens made his Giants debut, after just signing as a minor league free agent earlier this week. Bivens, 27, has only played in the independent leagues, and in France, since graduating from college in 2018. He’d pitched 6.2 shutout innings for the Atlantic League’s Gastonia Honey Hunters earlier this season, but had a 7.26 ERA with them in 2021 with 14 starts.