Richmond got a strong win, on the back of Hayden Cantrelle’s two home runs, while everyone else was in close games. Luckily, Ricardo Genovés was playing for Sacramento, with a game-tying home run, and Jared Dupere had a game-tying home run for Eugene.
AAA: Sacramento 6, Oklahoma City 5 (10 Innings)
- Sacramento had a big comeback in this one. Oklahoma City was up 5-1 after five innings, but got on the comeback path with a run coming in on a wild pitch in the 7th, and then Ricardo Genovés hit a 3-run home run in the 8th to tie the game. Sacramento held Oklahoma City off the board in the 10th, and then a David Villar single won the game for them.
- The Ricardo Genovés home run was the only Sacramento extra-base hit, as Genovés was 1-for-3 with a walk. It was just the catcher’s second home run of the season, with the first coming back on April 16th. He’s got a batting line of .264/.369/.391 on the season so far.
- David Villar was 2-for-4 with a walk and the game-winning knock. In seven games since returning to the River Cats, the former PCL MVP has gone 7-for-24 (.292) and has six walks to six strikeouts (.433 OBP), and has one double and two home runs (.583 SLG).
- Michael Gigliotti was the DH tonight, and was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Gigliotti has got a .235/.352/.373 batting line, and has 17 walks to 18 strikeouts, with eight doubles and two home runs in 31 games.
- First baseman Ford Proctor went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a pair of strikeouts. Proctor has a .238/.398/.286 batting line, with 33 walks to 30 strikeouts, and just three doubles and one home run in 40 games.
- Starting pitcher Keaton Winn gave up a run in 4.0 innings, off of four hits and two walks, while collecting a season-high eight strikeouts. It’s a good bounceback for Winn, who gave up seven runs in his last start. Winn now has 41 strikeouts to 18 walks in 33.1 innings.
- Joey Marciano went 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing only two walks, while striking out three. It’s the first of the last four games in which Marciano hasn’t allowed a run. He lowered his ERA to 6.75. Marciano was also very excited to get one of his strikeouts, as you can see in this highlight.
- Nick Avila pitched the 10th without allowing any baserunners with two strikeouts. In 24.0 innings with Sacramento, Avila now has 19 strikeouts to 13 walks.
AA: Richmond 7, Binghamton 2
- Richmond defeated the Rumble Ponies pretty handily in game 2 of this series. The win was powered by Hayden Cantrelle, who hit two home runs on the game, knocking in three of the teams runs, which would’ve been enough to win the game.
- The day tripled Hayden Cantrelle’s home run total, going from one to three. His first home run came back on May 6th. Cantrelle is batting just .192 (10-for-52) on the month of May, but has two doubles and three home runs.
- First baseman Riley Mahan went 1-for-4 with a triple, his first of the season. Mahan now has seven doubles and six home runs in 33 games, but is batting just .195.
- Catcher Andy Thomas was 1-for-4 with a double. Thomas now has four doubles to go along with three home runs, but has a batting line of .209/.346/.327 on the year, with 23 walks against 35 strikeouts.
- Vaun Brown was the DH, going 1-for-4 with a walk, his first at Double-A. After four games in Richmond, Brown has gone 5-for-16 (.313) with a triple and a home runs, and has one walks to seven strikeouts.
- Starter Ryan Murphy gave up a run in 3.2 innings, giving up five hits and two walks, with two strikeouts. It’s Murphy’s second straight game giving up just a single run, as he’s lowered his ERA from 6.08 down to 5.34 over that span. He’s got 29 strikeouts to 18 walks in 30.1 innings.
- Reliever Wil Jensen went 3.1 innings, and struck out seven, allowing just one run on four hits and no walks. Jensen now has 32 strikeouts and 13 walks in 27.0 innings.
High-A: Everett 3, Eugene 2
- The Emeralds lost a tight game on a wild play. The AquaSox took the lead in the 1st inning with two runs off of Matt Mikulski, but Eugene battled back in the 6th inning on a Jared Dupere 2-run home run. In the 8th, Everett got the lead back on a solo home run. In the 9th, The Emeralds got a runner on third after a pair of singles, with one out. Victor Bericoto then hit a fly ball to center that the fielder caught on the run, and then fired home, catching Damon Dues trying to score the tying run to end the game.
- Jared Dupere had the biggest hit for the Emeralds, hitting the 2-run shot to tie the game and knock in the tying runs. Dupere went 2-for-4, also with a single in the 9th inning rally. Dupere is batting just 13-for-67 (.194) in May, with three doubles and two home runs, with 35 strikeouts to six walks.
- Logan Wyatt co-led the team in hitting, going 3-for-4 with a double, his sixth of the season. It’s Wyatt’s second 3-hit game of the season, with his first coming back on April 15th, and it was also Wyatt’s first double since May 2nd. He’s batting .242 with a .354 on-base percentage on the season.
- Designated hitter Damon Dues also had three hits with a double, his fourth of the year, and also had his 10th stolen base of the year. Dues now has a batting line of .293/.414/.337, and now has four doubles, which are his only extra-base hits he has in 29 games this season.
- Starter Matt Mikulski struggled a bit in his start, going 3.0 innings, with two runs allowed on three hits, two walks, and a hit batter, but with a season-high six strikeouts as well. Mikulski lowered his ERA to 7.33. He has 28 strikeouts to 18 walks in 23.1 innings.
- Reliever Ben Madison went 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing only a walk with five strikeouts. Madison has 32 strikeouts to 15 walks in 19.0 innings on the season. He lowered his ERA to 5.21, the lowest it’s been since it was 3.52 back on April 26th.
Low-A: San Jose 6, Modesto 5
San Jose Notes:
- San Jose held off a late Modesto rally to keep a win. They got most of their runs in a 4-run 3rd inning, giving them a 4-2 lead, and extended their lead to 6-3 with two more runs in the 7th. But a leadoff triple in the bottom of the 9th started a rally, and they scored two runs, but that was one run too few to tie the game.
- San Jose’s offensive leader was, once again, leadoff hitter Carter Howell, who went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run, and four RBI. Howell now has eight doubles, four triples, and three home runs, with a .335/.401/.488 batting line.
- Catcher Onil Perez was the only other Giant with an extra-base hit, going 1-for-3 with a walk. In 24 games, Perez now has five doubles to go with a triple and a home run, with 14 walks to nine strikeouts, and a batting line of .323/.414/.430.
- Second baseman Diego Velasquez was 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base. Velasquez now has a 6-game hitting streak, and has multiple hits in four of them. He’s gone 11-for-26 (.423) with two walks to five strikeouts over that span, bumping up his batting average from .304 to .326.
- Dilan Rosario was at third base, going 1-for-3 with a walk. Rosario is just 8-for-43 in 13 games at San Jose, and has a .186 batting average but a .300 OBP.
- Starting pitcher Hayden Wynja gave up three runs, two earned, on five hits, two walks, and a balk in 3.0 innings. He did get five strikeouts. Wynja now has 33 strikeouts to ten walks in 22.0 innings.
- Reliever Dylan Cumming went 2.0 scoreless innings, only allowing two walks while striking out one. Over 12 games, Cumming has a 2.55 ERA with 22 strikeouts to ten walks, but he has allowed 27 hits to the tune of a .300 average allowed.