AAA: Sacramento 6, Tacoma 1


Sacramento Notes:

  • After a few difficult Triple-A games giving up a ton of hits, Sean Hjelle had his best game of the season, limiting Tacoma to just two hits, a walk, and a hit batter, while striking out seven.  He did this against the same team he gave up eight hits against just a week ago.  Over his last three Triple-A starts (interrupted by a game in the Majors), Hjelle had allowed 27 hits in 12.2 innings.
  • Taylor Williams went 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up just a walk while striking out one.  Williams quietly has gone six appearances without allowing a run, giving up just three hits but seven walks in 10.0 innings, with 11 strikeouts in that stretch.
  • Austin Dean was the only Cat with more than one hit, , one of which was his ninth home run of the season.  Dean is batting just .243 (27-for-111) but has nine home runs, three triples and three doubles to give him a .568 slugging percentage.
  • Stuart Fairchild hit his first home run with the River Cats in his fourth game with the team since being traded from Tacoma.  It’s Fairchild’s fourth home run overall this season with his third different team in the PCL.  Since the trade, he’s gone 2-for-11 (.182) but with four walks and five strikeouts.
  • Jason Vosler had Sacramento’s other home run of the day, just his second in Triple-A this season in 18 games.  It’s Vosler’s first home run since he returned to Sac on May 8th, and he’s gone just 7-for-37 (.189) in 11 games since coming back.

AA: Altoona 19, Richmond 8


Richmond Notes:

  • The Squirrels’ pitcher’s box score just looks like a crime scene, as Altoona set a franchise record with 19 runs scored.  Starter Gray Fenter couldn’t get out of the first, giving up six runs on three hits and three walks in just 0.2 innings, and Solomon Bates gave up five runs on five hits and a walk in 1.1 innings, including three home runs.  It just didn’t wasn’t good for most of the eight pitchers that Richmond used.
  • Shane Matheny was 2-for-4 with a walk, notching his fifth double and sixth home run of the year.  That extends his hitting streak now to eight games, and he now has a batting line of .297/.308/.545 on the season.
  • Brett Auerbach was 1-for-5 with his fifth home run of the year.  It’s Auerbach’s second home run in seven games as he’s had a difficult month since coming back from a brief IL stint.
  • Brandon Martorano picked up his sixth home run of the year.  He’s hit four in May, all of them coming in his last nine games.  Martorano has a .242/.354/.453 batting line through 28 games this season.

High-A: Spokane 9, Eugene 7


Eugene Notes:

  • Jairo Pomares had a 2-home run day, going 3-for-4, giving him five home runs on the season.  It was both his first 3-hit game and 2-HR game of the season.  He’s now 21-for-92 (.228) on the year, with six doubles and five home runs.
  • Hunter Bishop had his best day of his pro career, going 3-for-3 with two walks and his fourth home run of the season.  It’s Bishop’s second 3-hit game, and first game of at least three plate appearances where he hasn’t made an out, and it got his batting average back to the Mendoza Line (22-for-110, .200).
  • Ghordy Santos was 2-for-5 with a double, his seventh of the season.  Santos is having a strong season, with a .287/.354/.443 batting line and seven doubles, a triple, and three home runs.
  • Jimmy Glowenke went 2-for-4 with a double as well.  Glowenke has gone just 17-for-87 (.195) on the season, with five doubles and four home runs.
  • Starter Ty Weber had a rough day, allowing seven runs on two walks and seven hits, with three of the hits being home runs.  It nearly doubled his runs allowed on the season, and his ERA jumped from 3.33 to 5.47 on the year.
  • Brooks Crawford had a nice inning in relief, striking out one without allowing a baserunner.  It was a nice bounceback after he allowed one in his last game, breaking a streak of eight scoreless appearances.

Low-A: Inland Empire 7, San Jose 5


San Jose Notes:

  • Aeverson Arteaga was 1-for-4 with his first triple of the season.  Since the month of May began, Arteaga has a batting line of .284/.329/.486, with four doubles, a triple, and three home runs.
  • Dilan Rosario also collected his first triple, on a 1-for-4 day.  Through 30 games, Rosario now has one double, one triple, and one home run.
  • Garrett Frechette was the only San Jose player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a walk.  Frechette has two straight games with two hits now, with a walk in each game.  His batting line is now .235/.304/.363.
  • Matt Mikulski had a strong bounceback from his last game, where he allowed six runs.  Mikulski allowed just two hits and three walks with one unearned run, with four strikeouts.  Through 29.2 innings, Mikulski has 31 strikeouts to 10 walks.