Yeah, it was just a difficult series of games on the day up and down the system, with a few blowouts and a lot of home runs given up.  But Luis Matos had a big game, so that’s nice.

AAA: Oklahoma City 11, Sacramento 4


Sacramento Notes:

  • Sacramento just got smacked around a bit by Oklahoma City in this game, Both teams had 10 hits, but the Dodgers also got nine walks from the Sacramento pitchers, which helped lead to the blowout.
  • Luis Matos led the River Cats today, going 3-for-4 with a walk and two steals, his first two at the level.  It’s Matos’ second 3-hit game at Sacramento in eight games at the level.  Matos has a .361/.395/.528 batting line at Triple-A, with two doubles and two triples.
  • Will Wilson had the only extra-base hit for Sacramento with his 5th home run of the season, going 1-for-4.  Four of Wilson’s five home runs have come in his last 15 games, going back to May 9th.  He has a .204/.281/.338 batting line on the year, with six doubles and five home runs.
  • Shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald got his first hit since returning fro his time off.  Fitzgerald went 1-for-4 with a walk and two steals, after going 0-for-5 in his first game back on the 24th.  Before then, Fitzgerald hadn’t played in a game since May 14th, for no announced reason.
  • Tanner Andrews worked the start, his second of the season, allowing four runs in 3.0 innings on three hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.  His last start was back on April 22nd.  It was his second appearance giving up four runs in a row.  Andrews now has 28 strikeouts to 17 walks in 29.2 innings.
  • Erik Miller had a scoreless inning at the end of this game, when it was well out of reach.  It’s five straight appearances without allowing a run, lowering his Triple-A ERA from 7.20 to 3.27 in that span.

AA: Binghamton 2, Richmond 1


Richmond Notes:

  • Tough loss for the Squirrels as their 9th inning comeback to tie the game got undone in the bottom of the 9th.  Richmond had spent much of the game down 1-0, but in the 9th inning, a Brady Whalen home run tied the game up at one apiece, although that was the end of the rally.  But in the bottom of the 9th, a leadoff double was followed by a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly to give the Ponies the win.
  • The player of the game for Richmond was Brady Whalen, as he had half of the team’s hits.  He was 3-for-4 with a double and a home run in his second game in the Giants organization.  Whalen had had signed in December as a minor league free agent out of the Cardinals organization, and is now 3-for-9 in two games as a Squirrel.  He had a .291/.370/.459 batting line between Low-A, High-A, and Double-A with the Cardinals in 2022 over 101 games.
  • The other Richmond extra-base hit was by Marco Luciano, who went 1-for-4.  Luciano now has four doubles and four home runs as he’s 10-for-62 (.161) with a .288 on-base percentage.
  • Starting pitcher Landen Roupp went 2.2 innings, giving up a run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts.  The only run came on a solo home run.  In four games since his late start to the season, Roupp has a 2.08 ERA with 12 strikeouts with three walks in 8.2 innings.
  • Blake Rivera went 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing only a walk while striking out two batters.  After Rivera had no walks in 7.0 innings in April, he now has 13 walks in 10.0 innings in May.  Overall, he has 22 strikeouts to 13 walks in 17.0 innings.
  • Carson Seymour had the lion’s share of the innings, going 4.0 innings, allowing just a hit and a strikeout.  Seymour now has 17 strikeouts to 16 walks in 33.2 innings, with a 2.94 ERA.

High-A: Everett 11, Eugene 7


Eugene Notes:

  • On a warm night in Oregon, the ball was flying out of the yard, but mostly for the AquaSox.  Eugene jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning, but starter Carson Whisenhunt struggled with his command.  Two runners he allowed on came in after he left the game, part of a 9-run rally over the middle three innings for Everett.  Everett  hit five home runs en route to this win, while the Emeralds only had one.
  • The big hit for Eugene was off the bat of Jimmy Glowenke, going 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.  Glowenke is hitting just .267 in May, after batting .440 in April.  Overall, he now has eight doubles to three home runs in 22 games this season.
  • Victor Bericoto was 3-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and two doubles.  Bericoto now has eight doubles, with a triple and seven home runs over 37 games, with a batting line of .301/.348/.517 on the season.
  • Designated hitter Jared Dupere was 3-for-5 with a double of his own.  Dupere now has eight doubles and five home runs over 37 games.  He’s 5-for-9 with a double and a home run over the last two games.
  • Shortstop Aeverson Arteaga was 2-for-5 with a triple, giving him three on the season.  Arteaga raised his batting average to .209, the highest it’s been since May 10th.
  • Starter Carson Whisenhunt had his roughest game of the season, giving up three runs in 3.0 innings, two after he’d left the game, on five hits and three walks, with five strikeouts.  In his previous four games at High-A, Whisenhunt had never allowed more than a single hit in any one game.  His ERA jumped to 1.77 after this start, and he now has 29 strikeouts to eight walks and eight hits in 20.1 innings at High-A.
  • Reliever Nick Morreale was the only Eugene pitcher to not allow a run, giving up just a walk, with three strikeouts.  That’s seven scoreless games straight for Morreale, lowering his ERA from 6.97 to 3.43 over that stretch.  He has 29 strikeouts to nine walks in 21.0 innings.

Low-A: Modesto 11, San Jose 2


San Jose Notes:

  • Modesto blew San Jose out in a rough game, as Modesto outhit San Jose 12 to five, and San Jose also gave away three errors, as six of the team’s 11 runs allowed were unearned. 
  • Carter Howell was the only Giant with multiple hits, going 2-for-4.  Howell now has an 8-game hitting streak, and hits in 17 of the last 18 games.  He has a batting line of .339/.403/.488 on the season, with eight doubles, four triples, and three home runs in 37 games.
  • Dilan Rosario was 1-for-3 with his first double of the season.  In 14 games at San Jose, Rosario is 9-for-46 (.196), and the double is his first extra-base hit of any kind of the season.
  • Starter Hayden Birdsong gave up one run in 3.0 innings, on five hits and three walks, with a season-high eight strikeouts.  Birdsong’s ERA sits at 1.78 after nine starts, with 53 strikeouts to 17 walks in 30.1 innings.
  • In relief, Willliam Kempner had a scoreless inning, with one hit allowed and no walks, with a strikeout.  After 23.0 innings, he has 24 strikeouts to 13 walks.