AAA: Sacramento 7, Salt Lake 1
- David Villar went 3-for-5, launching his system-leading 15th home run and two doubles to give him seven on the year. It’s Villar’s fourth game with at least three hits, his last coming on May 11th. Villar has a .299/.416/.674 batting line on the season.
- Heliot Ramos also had a 3-hit game, including his fourth double of the year. It’s Ramos’ second 3-hit game of the season, with his other one coming on April 23rd. Ramos raised his batting average jumped from .178 to .192. He hasn’t been above the Mendoza Line since May 11th.
- Isan Díaz went 1-for-4 with his sixth home run with Sacramento in just his 19th game. In his last relatively healthy season, Díaz hit 26 home runs in 102 games at Triple-A New Orleans in 2019.
- Arquimedes Gamboa went 1-for-3 with a walk and his second home run of the year. Gamboa has a .244/.362/.336 batting line on the season, with three doubles, a triple, and two home runs in 38 games.
- Sean Hjelle had another strong start, allowing just one run over 5.0 innings, with four hits and two walks, though with just three strikeouts. In 41.0 innings with Sacramento this season, Hjelle has 33 strikeouts to 11 walks, though with 49 hits allowed.
- Reliever Patrick Ruotolo struck out three in 2.0 scoreless innings, with just one hit allowed. Ruotolo has a 4.50 ERA in Sacramento, with 22 strikeouts to eight walks in 16.0 innings.
- Mauricio Llovera maintained his 0.00 ERA in Triple-A with a scoreless inning. Llovera has now thrown nine games at both Triple-A and MLB, with a 5.87 ERA in the Majors.
AA: Hartford 9, Richmond 3
- Armani Smith had the only 2-hit day for Richmond, going 2-for-4 with his second Double-A double. Since being promoted, Smith has gone 9-for-27 (.333) with two doubles, two walks, and seven strikeouts in seven games.
- Tyler Fitzgerald was 1-for-3 with a walk and his fifth double of the season. Fitzgerald has a .168/.293/.307 batting line on the season, while he has five doubles, a triple, and four home runs.
- Bryan Brickhouse was the starter for Richmond, going just 3.2 innings, walking five and giving up two hits to allow three runs. The five walks tied a season high for the season. Brickhouse has 44 strikeouts to 18 walks in 40.0 innings
- Trenton Toplikar allowed his first runs of the season on his first home run, in his seventh game. Toplikar has now allowed five hits and two walks, with nine strikeouts in 8.1 innings.
- R.J. Dabovich gave up a run on a hit and two walks with two strikeouts. It was Dabovich’s first earned run allowed in six appearances, since allowing two on May 8th. HIs ERA is May 28th.
- Another game postponed in the Northwest League. No makeup date was announced, but Tri-City visits Eugene one more time in the first half, from June 21-26, so it’s likely they will play a doubleheader then.
Low-A: Modesto 2, San Jose 1
San Jose Notes:
- Vaun Brown’s hot season continued as he went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a walk. Brown now has nine doubles, three triples, and 11 home runs, with a batting line of .361/.448/.665.
- Aeverson Arteaga led San Jose in hits, going 3-for-5 with all singles. It’s Arteaga’s third game with at least that many hits, and he raised his batting average to .283, the highest it’s been since April 26th.
- Starter Matt Mikulski took a bit of a hard-luck loss, giving up two runs on three hits and a wild pitch, while striking out five. In five of Mikulski’s nine starts, he has allowed no walks. He now has 36 strikeouts to ten walks in 34.2 innings.
- Sam Delaplane made his season debut and Giants debut with a scoreless inning, striking out two. Delaplane had Tommy John surgery to miss 2021, and last pitched in 2019, when he had a 2.23 ERA between High-A and Double-A while in the Mariners system. Delaplane was traded by the Mariners to the Giants in May of 2021, as he was about to have surgery and was DFA’d, and resigned him to a minor league deal in the offseason.
- Trevor McDonald had two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking out two. It’s a big bounceback after having allowed ten runs, nine earned, in his last two appearances over 6.2 innings.