The Giants 2022 1st Round Pick Reggie Crawford finally took the mound in his first pro game, and it appears to have been worth the wait.  And in Sacramento, Tyler Fitzgerald’s double gave the River Cats a much-needed win.

AAA: Sacramento 2, Oklahoma City 1


Sacramento Notes:

  • Sacramento’s offense finally kicked in at nearly the last possible moment for the Cats to pull out a win against the Dodgers.  Down 1-0 in the 8th, the Cats led things off with a hit batter and a Luis Matos single.  After they were moved over by a sacrifice bunt, Tyler Fitzgerald knocked both in with a double to give them a win.
  • Tyler Fitzgerald’s double was the only extra-base hit for Sacramento, and Fitzgerald was the only one with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base.  In 15 games at Sacramento, Fitzgerald now has five doubles, a triple, and three home runs, with six steals without being caught.  His batting line at Sacramento is .305/.391/.576.
  • It was Day 1 of rehab stint 2 for Austin Slater, and he went 1-for-3.  Slater went six innings playing center field on the day.  It’s his first game since May 10th in the big leagues when he suffered a hamstring injury.  He was batting .368/.455/.421 in the big leagues.
  • Luis Matos was 1-for-4 on the day.  It was a pedestrian day for Matos, but he maintains a .318/.362/.455 batting line in Triple-A after ten games, with two doubles and two triples, with three walks to two strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Drew Strotman had a solid game, giving up a run in 4.0 innings of work, on five hits and three walks, while striking out four.  It was a great bounceback for Strotman after he gave up eight inning his last time out.  He now has 23 strikeouts to 18 walks in 25.2 innings this season, but he’s given up hits at a .305 batting average.
  • Reliever Nick Swiney had two scoreless innings, giving up only a walk while striking out two.  Swiney had given up five runs, three earned, over his last two appearances.  After four games at Triple-A, he has a 3.52 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.
  • Erik Miller had a scoreless inning, his sixth straight appearance, allowing just a walk and two strikeouts.  Miller gave up four runs in his first five innings at Triple-A, but has now lowered his ERA from 7.20 to 3.00 in the six appearances since.

AA: Binghamton 7, Richmond 4


Richmond Notes:

  • Richmond couldn’t get out of the blocks in this game, and by the time Richmond’s offense got started, they were too far behind.  The Ponies scored four in the 2nd inning, and two more in the 4th.  But in the 5th, Richmond got four singles, plus a walk and a sacrifice fly that led to four runs.  However, Richmond wouldn’t get any more.
  • The leading hitter for Richmond was catcher Rob Emery, who went 3-for-4 with three singles.  It’s Emery’s first 3-hit game at either level this season.  He’s had two games with four hits and two with three hits in the two seasons before this.  He now has a .214/.303/.250 batting line in 10 games at Richmond.
  • Andy Thomas was playing first, and went 2-for-5 with a fielding error.  That gives Thomas a small 5-game hitting streak, in which he’s gone 7-for-20 (.350) with two doubles and a home run.  He’s batting .218 on the season, after batting .238 in High-A in 2022.
  • Vaun Brown was DH, and went 2-for-4 and drew a walk in the team’s big rally, but also struck out twice.  Over six games at Richmond, Brown now has a .333/.407/.583 batting line, with a double, a triple, and a home run, with two walks, but to 11 strikeouts in 24 at-bats.
  • Simon Whiteman went 1-for-3 with a walk.  Whiteman’s been cold in May after a great April, going 9-for-60 (.150) with 10 walks to 17 strikeouts in the month.
  • Mason Black had a rough game, giving up a season-high six runs in 3.1 innings, on on a season-high six hits (two of which were home runs) and four walks, with just two strikeouts.  Black’s ERA jumped up from 4.60 to 5.79 after this game.  He now has 41 strikeouts to 14 walks in 32.2 innings.

High-A: Doubleheader

Game 1: Everett 4, Eugene 2 (7 Innings)


Game 2: Everett 8, Eugene 6 (7 Innings)


Eugene Notes:

  • It was just a difficult day for Eugene.  In Game 1, Everett scored four runs in the first three innings and never looked back, as their pitcher Reid VanScoter threw a complete 7-inning game.  In Game 2, Eugene was the “road” team because this game was a makeup of a rainout from Everett, and jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st, but Everett scored three runs in each of the first two innings.  Eugene rallied in the 9th, down 8-4, with a double and two singles to lead off the inning, and then a 1-out double by Jimmy Glowenke to make it 8-6.  A HBP loaded the bases with one out, but Eugene wouldn’t get anything else.
  • Damon Dues was one of the team leaders in Game 2, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a steal, although he was 0-for-2 in Game 1.  In 33 games, Dues now has seven doubles but no other extra base hits, but also has 19 walks to 26 strikeouts.  That evens out to a .295/.408/.362 batting line.  His 12 steals puts him one off his season high, when he had 13 in 2022 over 30 games.
  • Logan Wyatt also had three hits in Game 2, for three singles and three RBI, though he was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Game 1.  Wyatt now has a batting line of .260/.362/.440 in 40 games, with 24 walks to 41 strikeouts.
  • Victor Bericoto combined for a 3-for-7 day with all singles.  Getting hits on both sides of the day means his hitting streak is up to eight games, as he’s gone 11-for-32 (.344) over that span.  He’s got a batting line of .303/.347/.503 on the year after 40 games.
  • The team’s leading hitter in Game 1 was Aeverson Arteaga, who took Game 2 off.  Arteaga went 2-for-3 with a double, his tenth of the season.  Arteaga now has a batting line of .211/.308/.404, and has ten doubles, three triples, and five home runs.
  • Game 1 starter John Bertrand struggled early, getting hit hard, giving up two home runs and two doubles en route to four runs on seven hits and a walk, in 5.0 innings.  He struck out four.  It was Bertrand’s first start of the season in nine appearances between San Jose and Eugene, and now has a 4.50 ERA in High-A, with 13 strikeouts to two walks in 16.0 innings.
  • Game 2 starter Seth Lonsway had similar early problems, giving up six runs in 2.0 innings, on five hits, two walks, and a HBP, with four strikeouts, and one 3-run home run.  Lonsway now has a 7.50 ERA, and a .318 batting average allowed.
  • Reliever Ben Madison handled the final two innings in Game 1, striking out five in 2.0 innings, though he had two wild pitches, one on a strikeout that allowed a baserunner to get on (the only baserunner he allowed).  Madison has 37 strikeouts to 15 walks in 21.0 innings, and has a 4.71 ERA.
  • José Cruz went 2.1 scoreless relief innings in Game 2, allowing just one hit with three strikeouts.  Cruz now has a 1.62 ERA, with 24 strikeouts to seven walks in 16.2 innings.

Low-A: San Jose 7, Modesto 1


San Jose Notes:

  • The Giants made it easy on their first round pick making his debut in a different place.  Reggie Crawford made his pitching debut, and it was a successful one, even if it was short.  But the rest of the staff followed it up, and the San Jose offense was in gear, behind two home runs and two triples, leading to a big 7-1.
  • 2022 1st round pick Reggie Crawford was on the mound for the first time in a pro game, going 1.2 innings, giving up no runs, no walks, and just two hits, with three strikeouts.  Crawford has been in two games as a DH in limited time, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout, and that will continue.
  • Reliever Esmerlin Vinicio struck out four in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk.  It was Vinicio’s first game without a run in the last three, as he’d allowed nine runs over the last two appearances over 4.1 innings.
  • The majority of the innings went to Gerelmi Maldonado, as he went 4.0 innings, giving up a run on two hits and a walk, while striking out six.  Maldonaldo has a 5.14 ERA over nine appearances, with 32 strikeouts to 23 walks in 28.0 innings.
  • Center fielder Carter Howell went 2-for-5 with a home run, his fourth of the season.  That extends Howell’s batting streak to ten games, with six of them being multiple hits.  His batting average has moved up from .315 to .337 over that span, with five doubles, two triples, and three home runs in the streak.
  • Second baseman Andrew Kachel also had a home run, going 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.  Kachel now has all three of his home runs this season over his last eight games.  Kachel has a batting line of .299/.393/.479 on the season.
  • Shortstop Jose Ramos went 1-for-4 with a triple, his third of the season.  Ramos has struggled in May, going just 11-for-73 (.151) with a double, two triples, and a home run.
  • Catcher Zach Morgan was 2-for-4 with a triple of his own, his first of the season.  On the year, over 28 games, Morgan has a batting line of .206/.363/.330 with four doubles, a triple, and two home runs.
  • Tanner O’Tremba, playing left field, went 2-for-3 with a double and a HBP.  O’Tremba now has ten doubles, a triple, and three home runs over 34 games.  He has a batting line of .270/.396/.443 with 14 walks to 33 strikeouts.