AAA: Salt Lake 5, Sacramento 1
- Austin Dean had half of the River Cats hits, going 2-for-4 with his 4th double of the year. The double was just Dean’s first since hitting two on April 12th. Since then, he’s hit all nine home runs and three triples he’s had this year.
- Starter Raynel Espinal had a bit of a rough game, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings. Espinal has had a 4.19 in May across four starts, with 23 strikeouts to three walks.
- Sam Long struck out three in 1.2 innings, giving up just one hit. Long has had four scoreless appearances in a row after allowing four runs in his first Triple-A appearance. His ERA in Sacramento is down to 4.91, after he had a 3.48 through nine games in San Francisco
- Making his season debut was Norwith Gudino, giving up a run in 2.0 innings. Gudino had a 1.44 ERA in 17 relief appearances in Double-A last season, but then had a 5.66 ERA in 15 games, five starts, at Sacramento in his Triple-A Debut.
AA: Richmond 4, Harford 3
- Brandon Martorano collected his second triple of the season, just missing a home run by inches, both coming in the last six games. Each of Martorano’s last three hits have been extra base hits, with a double on Tuesday and a home run on Sunday.
- Jacob Heyward went 1-for-3 with a double, his fourth of the season. Heywards been waking up a bit recently, with three of his doubles coming in the last six games.
- Blake Rivera made the start, giving up a run in 3.0 innings off of one hit and one walk, with two strikeouts, and a wild pitch. It was Rivera’s first start this season, but he’s had struggles in May. Over 12.1 innings, he’s given up nine hits, walked nine, and struck out nine on the month.
- Trenton Toplikar had the most dominating stint of six pitchers today, striking out five in 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. Over 6.1 innings in five games at Double-A, he’s struck out nine with two walks and two hits allowed.
- Chris Wright suffered from a bit of control issues, giving up a hit and four walks in an inning, though allowing no runs thanks to working across two different innings and the next pitcher leaving three runners stranded. With two strikeouts, Wright now has 20 strikeouts to 13 walks allowed in 17.2 innings.
High-A: Tri-City 10, Eugene 1
- Eugene’s only run came off the bat of Marco Luciano, who went 1-for-2 with his eighth home run and also walked twice. The home run breaks a tie for the Northwest League lead home run lead among three players, including with Eugene’s Casey Schmitt. Luciano now has the lead on his own, with a .303 batting average, a .373 on-base percentage and a .563 slugging percentage.
- Randy Rodriguez had an awesome start, striking out eight in 4.0 innings, allowing just one hit, two walks, and a hit batter. It’s just Rodriguez’s second start without allowing any runs, and the eight strikeouts are a season-high.
- Eugene struggled in this game thanks to their defense, with just four runs out of Tri-City’s ten being earned. Eugene committed five errors, with one each by pitcher Abel Adames, catcher Rodolfo Bone, third baseman Casey Schmitt, shortstop Luciano, and first baseman Carter Aldrete. Out of seven runs that Tri-City scored in the 8th inning, only two were earned.
Low-A: San Jose 7, Modesto 6
San Jose Notes:
- A 9th inning rally won this game for San Jose, as triples by Aeverson Arteaga and Grant McCray and a double by Victor Bericoto knocked in three runs, giving San Jose the one run margin with which to win.
- Aeverson Arteaga’s triple was part of a 2-for-5 day, giving him two triples on the season. Arteaga is batting .289/.330/.494 on the year, with seven doubles, two triples and five home runs.
- Victor Bericoto was 2-for-3 with two walks and two doubles, giving him eight on the year. Bericoto now has five doubles over his past five games, in which he’s gone 9-for-22 (.409) with those five doubles and two walks (from today’s game).
- Grant McCray got his triple while pinch-hitting in the 9th inning, and through 33 games, now has nine doubles, five triples, and six home runs, with 21 walks to 47 strikeouts.
- Vaun Brown was 3-for-4 with a walk, his fifth double, and his third triple. Brown hasn’t slowed down since getting hit in the head with a pitch, having gone 5-for-11 with a double, triple, and a home run with two walks to three strikeouts.
- Adrian Sugastey went 2-for-4 with his third home run of the year. That gives Sugastey a 9-game hitting streak, as he’s gone 13-for-34 (.382) with three doubles and two home runs.
- Starter Keaton Winn gave up four runs on six hits and a walk in just 3.2 innings with just three innings. Winn now has a 5.92 ERA across nine appearances, with just seven starts. He has 36 strikeouts to nine walks in 24.1 innings.
- Evan Gates had a scoreless 1.1 innings for his fourth straight game without having allowed an earned run. Gates has a 1.42 ERA over nine games at San Jose, and a 1.23 ERA overall with two scoreless games in High-A.