It was Kyle Harrison day in Sacramento, and he didn’t give up any runs…but the news wasn’t perfect for him.  And elsewhere in the system, both San Jose and Eugene had big innings, but only one of them used it to get a win.

AAA: Oklahoma City 8, Sacramento 3


Sacramento Notes:

  • This game fell apart for Sacramento in the bullpen after Kyle Harrison led the staff to a great start.  Sacramento led 2-0 after six innings, but Oklahoma City stormed back with eight runs in the final three innings, including five runs in the 9th after the game was tied 3-3.
  • The big hit was by Will Wilson today, going 1-for-4 with his sixth home run of the season.  It’s Wilson’s second home run in four games, and third in the last eight games.  But Wilson hasn’t had a multi-hit game since May 14th.  He’s got a batting line of .206/.283/.358.
  • Luis Matos picked up a double on a 1-for-4 day with a walk.  It’s his third double to go with his second triple in 11 games, with four walks to two strikeouts.  His batting line is at .313/.365/.458 in Triple-A.
  • Catcher Jacob Nottingham was the only River Cat with multiple hits, going 2-for-4.  Nottingham has had a successful debut, going 4-for-8 (.500) with a double over his first two games with the Cats.
  • Starter Kyle Harrison had a solid game, going 3.2 shutout innings, striking out five, but giving up three walks as well as one hit.  In three of his last four games, Harrison has gone 3+ innings and still walked three in each (in the other, he walked on in 4.0 innings).  In May, Harrison is walking 4.8 batters every 9 innings, but that’s better than April, when he walked 12.1 every 9 innings.
  • Cole Waites had another strong game, striking out two in 1.1 innings without allowing a baserunner.  That’s six straight scoreless appearances since coming back from the Majors, with three strikeouts to one walk and five hits in 6.1 innings during that span.
  • Phoenix Sanders gave up a run in an inning of work, on two hits and a walk.  After two appearances in Sacramento after signing as a free agent, he has a 21.60 ERA.  He had a 2.00 ERA in Triple-A Norwalk in 9.0 innings with the Orioles organization before he was released.

AA: Binghamton 10, Richmond 9 (10 Innings)


Richmond Notes:

  • This was a wild ending of a game.  Binghamton was leading 7-5 after seven innings, and a Carter Williams home run headlined a 2-run 8th inning to tie the game up.  Richmond took the lead in the 9th with a Brady Whalen home run, but a balk gave up the tying run to send things to extras.  Marco Luciano gave Richmond another lead in the 10th with a sacrifice fly, but a triple and eventually a bases-loaded walk led to the loss.
  • With the home run, Carter Williams went 2-for-5 and got his fourth home run of the season.  Williams has a batting line of .227/.389/.375 with the four home runs and a double in 27 games at Double-A.
  • Left fielder Brady Whalen hit his second home run of the season (in his fourth game) while going 2-for-4.  Whalen is 5-for-15 (.333) with a triple and two home runs since his late start to the season.
  • The other home run for Richmond was by catcher Andy Thomas, who hit his fourth of the year.  Thomas now has a 6-game hitting streak, going 8-for-25 with two doubles and a home run in that span.
  • Marco Luciano was DHing, and went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.  Luciano now has five doubles, four home runs, and four singles, and upped his batting line to .176/.284/.405 after 21 games.
  • Shortstop Simon Whiteman went 2-for-4 with a triple and a walk.  It’s Whiteman’s first multi-hit game since May 3rd, and his first triple of the season.  He’s batting .212/.321/.305 on the season.
  • It was another rough game for starting pitcher Kai-Wei Teng, giving up six runs in 3.0 innings, allowing five hits and a walk, but still struck out six.  It’s been a rough May for Teng, who has a 6.75 ERA after five starts, though he still has 22 strikeouts to eight walks.
  • Another rough outing for Blake Rivera, who walked four, though two were intentional, giving up three runs, two earned, on the walks, one hit, and a bases-loaded balk that blew the save, with one strikeout.  Rivera has 23 strikeouts to 17 walks in 18.0 innings, but he now has 17 walks to 12 strikeouts in 11.0 innings.

High-A: Everett 11, Eugene 8


Eugene Notes:

  • Eugene wasted a huge comeback in this one.  As has happened in the entire homestand, Everett jumped out to an early lead, going up 8-1 after the top of the 4th.  But the bottom of the 4th started with back-to-back doubles, but after five walks, three doubles, a single, and a sacrifice fly, Eugene had scored seven runs to tie the game.
  • Grant McCray went 2-for-4 with a walk and two doubles, but also got caught stealing once.  McCray has gone 6-for-15 over his last four games, but the doubles were his first extra-base hits over that span.
  • Logan Wyatt went 2-for-4 with a walk and two doubles as well.  Over this series, Wyatt has gone 12-for-27 (.444) with three doubles and a home run.  On the season, he’s batting .266/.369/.455 with eight doubles and seven home runs.
  • Catcher Adrian Sugastey also had a double on a 2-for-4 day.  Sugastey is having a great May, with a batting line of .348/.386/.545, with four doubles and three home runs.
  • Starting pitcher Nick Sinacola struggled, giving up two home runs on the way to five runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out five.  Sinacola has given up five runs in three of the last four games, and four runs in the other, and has seen his ERA shoot up from 0.86 to 5.56 over that span.
  • Reliever Brett Standlee struck out two in a scoreless inning, allowing just one hit.  It was a good bounceback after he gave up two home runs in his last appearance.  His ERA is at 5.14, with 25 strikeouts to six walks in 21.0 innings.

Low-A: San Jose 12, Modesto 7


San Jose Notes:

  • San Jose used a big inning to blow away Modesto.  Alexander Suarez hit a 2-run home run as the second batter of the 7th inning, but that just started the rally.  After four singles, three doubles, and a pair of walks, San Jose scored 10 runs and had all the runs they would need for a 12-7 win.
  • The biggest day belonged to Alexander Suarez, going 4-for-5 with a home run and a double.  It was the most hits in a game Suarez has had this season (he’s had three hits in a game twice), and it bumped up his batting average from .235 to .262.  He now has four doubles and two home runs, to go along with three triples.
  • Third baseman Andrew Kachel went 3-for-5 with a double and a sacrifice fly, and an error.  It’s his fourth game this season with three hits.  His batting line is now up to .311/.397/.492.
  • Jose Ramos went 2-for-4 with his 11th double of the season.  It’s the first multi-hit game for Ramos since May 6th, a period that has seen his batting average drop from .256 to .209 over that span.  He has 11 doubles, three triples, and one home run on the year in 40 games.
  • Zach Morgan was playing first, and went 2-for-4 with a walk and his fifth double.  Morgan now has the five doubles to go with a triple and two home runs.  Over 29 games, he has a batting line of .218/.372/.347.
  • Starter Miguel Yajure gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk in 2.0 innings, with two strikeouts.  In three games at San Jose, Yajure now has a 6.00 ERA with nine strikeouts to two walks in 6.0 innings.
  • Reliever Luis Moreno struck out three in 1.1 innings without allowing a baserunner.  Moreno also had a late start to the season, Moreno now has 11 strikeouts to two walks in 7.2 innings, and has a 3.52 ERA.