AAA: Salt Lake 7, Sacramento 3


Sacramento Notes:

  • Bryce Johnson has had a good season, but he finally did something he hadn’t all season, hitting his first home run while going 3-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases.  Johnson had nine home runs in 100 games last year, but it took him 32 to hit just his first this season.  Still, he’s batting .327/.342/.436 on the year, with 11 steals in 14 attempts.
  • Kevin Padlo came back to Sacramento after a brief callup to the big leagues, and went 2-for-4 in his return.  He only now has more games played in Sacramento (16) than his old team of Tacoma (15) this year, and is batting .305/.369/.661 as a River Cat.
  • Tristan Beck took the start, giving up five runs on six hits and four walks, with just three strikeouts.  Beck has allowed exactly five runs in three of his last four starts, and his Triple-A ERA is at 10.13 through five starts at the level this season.
  • Jeremy Walker went 1.1 innings, allowed two hits but no runs, with two strikeouts.  Walker had a rough patch where he allowed five runs over a couple of appearances earlier this month, but has not allowed a run in his last three, lowering his ERA to 5.68.
  • Kervin Castro had a scoreless inning, not allowing a baserunner and striking out one in 1.1 innings.  It’s been a very rough month for Castro, who has allowed eight runs in just 4.0 innings, while walking nine to just five strikeouts.

AA: Hartford 7, Richmond 4


Richmond Notes:

  • Sean Roby led the offense on a 2-for-4 day, with his third double and tenth home run.  It was Roby’s first home run since May 13th.  The home run gives Roby sole possession of third place in the home run lead in the Eastern League, three back of the co-leaders who have 13 each.
  • Will Wilson made his return, having missed over three weeks due to injury.  He went 0-for-3 in his first game back.
  • Kai-Wei Teng gave up three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out seven.  It was Teng’s highest strikeout totals in the last four games, and second-highest total of the season.  He has 46 strikeouts to 20 walks in 42.1 innings.
  • Frank Rubio had the best appearance out of the bullpen for the Squirrels, going 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a pair of hits and a walk while striking out one.  Rubio had allowed runs in his last three appearances, and four of his last five, as his ERA has jumped from 3.72 to 4.86 through this game.
  • Richmond also had a new player on the field.  He seemed to see his shadow, though, but hopefully it doesn’t mean there’ll be six more weeks of winter.

High-A: Eugene 4, Tri-City 1


Eugene Notes:

  • Patrick Bailey had the big hit in this game, with a 3-run home run in the 9th inning to walk off the Dust Devils.  It was Bailey’s first home run since May 18th.  On the season, he’s 19-for-88 (.216) with a .276 on-base percentage and a .386 slugging percentage.
  • Marco Luciano was 2-for-4 on the day with a pair of singles.  He’s had multiple hits in four of his last seven games, and is batting .309/.377/.561 on the year.
  • Starter Ryan Murphy bounced back from a difficult start to almost equal his great first start of the year.  In 4.0 innings, he allowed one hit and two walks with six strikeouts, and also hit a batter.  That evens Murphy’s ERA at 3.27 on the season, with 18 strikeouts to six walks in 11.0 innings so far this season.
  • Mat Olsen went 3.0 innings without allowing a hit, just allowing two walks and striking out nine.  In three appearances at High-A, Olsen now has 16 strikeouts to five walks in 7.0 innings.

Low-A: Modesto 9, San Jose 3


San Jose Notes:

  • Vaun Brown led San Jose in this game, with a 3-for-5 day with a pair of doubles.  It’s Brown’s second 3-hit game, raising his batting average to a season-high .351, along with a .434 on-base percentage and a .656 slugging percentage.
  • Grant McCray was 2-for-5 from the leadoff spot.  It was McCray’s first multi-hit game since May 18th, after he had cooled off for a stretch.  McCray’s current batting line is .287/.384/.559 with nine doubles, five triples, and six home runs.
  • Dilan Rosario was 3-for-4, his first 3-hit game of the season, and third of his 3-year pro career.  It put Rosario back over the Mendoza Line, as he’s now batting .205 (23-for-112) on the season.
  • Will Bednar had some more struggles, this time giving up hits, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk in 4.1 innings, but with seven strikeouts.  It’s the second time in three starts that Bednar has allowed five runs, though last time he only got two outs in doing so.
  • Seth Lonsway gave up three runs in relief, but just one was earned in 3.0 innings, on five hits, while striking out season-high-tying seven.  On the season in 30.0 innings, Lonsway has 39 strikeouts to 23 walks and 24 hits allowed.