AAA: Tacoma 2, Sacramento 0


Sacramento Notes:

  • Tristan Beck took the hard luck loss after having a solid game, but only three hits of offense to support him.  Beck allowed two runs on three hits, a walk, and two wild pitches, while striking out six.  It was his best start at Triple-A this season, the first in which he’d allowed less than five runs.
  • Rehabbing Jake McGee had another strong appearance, striking out two without allowing a runner in a scoreless inning.  He’s struck out five of the six batters he’s faced in two rehab games.
  • Yunior Marte returned to Sacramento again from a one game trip to the Majors, where he gave up four runs.  Marte didn’t allow any runs, his third straight Triple-A appearance without that.
  • Stuart Fairchild had the only extra-base hit for the Cats, going 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base.  It was his first hit for Sacramento in three games, as he’s gone 1-for-7 with four walks to three strikeouts since arriving.

AA: Altoona 12, Richmond 4


Richmond Notes:

  • Armani Smith was the only Squirrel with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with his first Double-A double.  In four games at Richmond, Smith is 6-for-15 (.400) with a double, and a walk to three strikeouts.
  • Frankie Tostado was 1-for-4 with his eighth double and second steal of the season.  Tostado had a 7-game hitting streak broken on Thursday, and has raised his batting average from .312 to .323 since the start of that hitting streak.
  • Brett Auerbach was 1-for-5, and hit just his first double in 24 games at Richmond.  Since coming back from injury on May 7th, Auerbach is just 7-for-40 (.175) with one double and one home run.
  • Kai-Wei Teng had a game where he was just too hittable, as he gave up eight hits and two walks, leading to a season-high seven runs in 3.2 innings.  Teng’s batting average allowed jumped from .263 to .285 in this one game.
  • Trenton Toplikar remains unscored upon after four games this season, three in Richmond, as he had a scoreless inning, allowing a walk but striking out none.
  • Simon Whiteman was 0-for-3, but he did make an absolutely fantastic defensive play from second base in this game.

High-A: Spokane 4, Eugene 3


Eugene Notes:

  • Marco Luciano had another good game, going 2-for-4 with a 2-run home run, his 7th of the season and his 3rd game in a row with one.  Over the last three games, Luciano is 5-for-14 (.357) with three home runs, and five strikeouts.  His batting line is now .308/.371/.558
  • Patrick Bailey had a 3-hit game, his second in the last five games (and the entire season).  The game raised his batting average back up to .221, and in the month of May, he’s 10-for-32 (.313).
  • Hunter Bishop was 1-for-5 with his first triple of the season.  Over the last three games, Bishop is 5-for-12 (.417) with two doubles and a triple, but also four strikeouts.
  • Casey Schmitt was 2-for-4 with two singles, raising his batting average to .333 on the season.  Schmitt is 15-for-41 (.366) with a double and four home runs in May, with nine walks to nine strikeouts.
  • It was Kyle Harrison day in Eugene, and he lived up to the expectations, going 5.0 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts, to four hits and a walk allowed.  The eight strikeouts were his lowest total in the last four games!  Harrison now has a 1.55 ERA with 59 strikeouts to 10 walks in 29.0 innings.
  • Nick Morreale had another very rough appearance in relief, giving up three runs for the second straight appearance…but this time all three were earned.  The runs all came in on a walk-off home run, the first home run Morreale has given up all season.  In two games, Morreale’s ERA has jumped from 0.00 to 2.84.

Low-A: San Jose 7, Inland Empire 6


San Jose Notes:

  • In a scary moment in the second inning, Vaun Brown was struck by a pitch in the side of the batting helmet.  While he never went down, and walked off the field under his own power, he appeared dazed and was removed.  There was no status of how he was reported at publishing time.
  • Aeverson Arteaga went 2-for-5 with his seventh double and stole his third base of the season.  Arteaga has had multiple hits in four of his last five games, with the fifth being a game he did not start and only got one at-bat in.  Arteaga is batting .303/.352/.500 in May, with four doubles and three home runs.
  • Yorlis Rodriguez’s run continued with a 2-for-4 day with his 7th double and a walk.  Rodriguez now has a nine-game hitting streak, and has gone 17-for-39 (.436) with three doubles, a triple, and three home runs, and raised his batting average from .240 to .307.
  • Victor Bericoto was 2-for-5 with his 5th double of the year.  Bericoto is 19-for-59 (.322) in May, with four doubles and two home runs.
  • Will Bednar had a strong game, not allowing a hit, but allowing an unearned run on two walks.  He dropped his ERA to 3.58, and now has 33 strikeouts to 15 walks in 27.2 innings.
  • Esmerlin Vinicio went 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out two.    In four relief appearances, Vinicio has lowered his ERA from 7.36 to 4.50, allowing just one run in 6.2 innings.