AAA: Salt Lake 4, Sacramento 2
- Heliot Ramos led the Sacramento offense, going 2-for-4 with his fourth home run of the season, and his first home run since May 15th. Over his last three games, Ramos has gone 6-for-13 with a double a home run, and his batting average is back to .200.
- Starter Enmanuel De Jesus went five scoreless innings, striking out six while allowing just a hit and two walks. Over his last three starts, De Jesus has given up just one run on five hits, with 7 walks to 23 strikeouts in 14.1 innings.
- Norwith Gudino had a rough time of it in his second appearance of the year, allowing three runs on two walks, one hit, and one wild pitch, with two runs coming in after he had been removed. Gudino just made his return to the field on May 25th after missing nearly the first two months of the season. He’s given up four tuns in 3.1 innings.
- Jeremy Walker had a solid game, striking out two in an inning without allowing a baserunner. He has 19 strikeouts to eight walks in 15.2 innings.
AA: Richmond 22, Hartford 7
- Richmond set new franchise records in this game with 22 runs scored, 24 hits, and seven home runs. This comes exactly a week after the Squirrels were on the wrong side of the Altoona Curve setting a franchise record with 19 runs scored. Richmond also set or tied several other team and individual records.
- Tyler Fitzgerald had a huge game, going 5-for-6 with two home runs, giving him six on the season, and two doubles, giving him seven. The second home run came off of Hartford outfielder Tyler Hill, who was brought on to pitch as this game was long since blown out in the 8th inning. It was Fitzgerald’s second 5-hit game of his career, the first coming on August 6th, 2021. Even with the five hits, he’s still sub-Mendoza, but his batting average jumped from .168 to .196.
- Sean Roby was the other Squirrel with two home runs, going 2-for-6 with two strikeouts, giving him 12 on the season. Roby comfortably has the team lead in home runs (Frankie Tostado with seven is in 2nd), but is only third in the Eastern League, four home runs behind league leader Kerry Carpenter of Erie (Tigers). Roby is now just eight home runs away from the Richmond franchise record in a season, set by David Villar with 20 just last season. He has now tied the record for home runs at home with 10, set by Adam Duvall in 2013.
- Jacob Heyward also had a 5-hit game, his first such achievement in his 6-year career. Four hits were singles, but he also had his fifth double of the year. Heyward is batting .198/.295/.289 on the season, even after this game.
- Frankie Tostado hit his seventh home run, going 2-for-5 with a walk. Tostado has six doubles and six home runs in the month of May, including two home runs in his last three games.
- Brett Auerbach collected his sixth home run, going 2-for-6. It’s Auerbach’s first home run since last Sunday, and his second multi-hit game over his last three.
- Franklin Labour had the team’s other home run, going 1-for-3 with two walks and a sacrifice fly. Labour missed two and a half weeks in mid-May, and has been 2-for-11 since returning. His last home run came on May 5th, when he had two.
- Starter Gray Fenter struggled a bit with his control. He walked four with two hits allowed over 3.0 innings. Fenter has 33 strikeouts to 22 walks in 28.1 innings this season.
- Reliever Blake Rivera powered the pitching staff with 3.0 innings without allowing a baserunner, and striking out four. The four strikeouts matched a season-high, and he now has 25 strikeouts to 13 walks in 26.2 innings.
- Taylor Rashi struck out two and gave up one hit in 2.0 innings of work. After not allowing a run in his first ten appearances this season, Rashi had allowed nine runs, eight earned, in 6.2 innings, including this game.
High-A: Eugene 6, Tri-City 1
- Casey Schmitt led the team with three hits, going 3-for-4 with a double for his sixth of the season. The three hits breaks a streak of two hitless games for Schmitt, and raises his batting line back to .316 with a .386 on-base percentage.
- Hunter Bishop went 2-for-3 and added a pair of steals. It raised Bishop’s batting line to .195/.270/.335, and he now has nine steals in ten attempts.
- For his birthday, Patrick Bailey hit his fifth home run of the season, three days after his last, a walkoff home run on Thursday. As May runs out, Bailey has had a subtly improving month, with a batting line of .265/.339/.510 with three doubles and three home runs.
- Starter Mason Black made his High-A debut, striking out ten while allowing a run on five hits and a walk. Black had a 1.57 through eight starts in San Jose, striking out 44 to just eight walks in 34.1 innings.
- Cole Waites struck out two in a scoreless inning. While Waites has a 4.22 ERA through 11 appearances, he has 23 strikeouts to four walks in 10.2 innings.
- Nick Avila struck out one with one hit allowed, and has 16 strikeouts to three walks in 14.0 innings this season.
Low-A: Modesto 6, San Jose 4
San Jose Notes:
- Riley Mahan went 2-for-3 with a walk, as he continues to hit well since his arrival in San Jose. He’s 8-for-22 through five games with a double, and a batting line of .364/.440/.409.
- Victor Bericoto was the other Giant with two hits, going 2-for-4 with a walk. Bericoto has a hitting streak of eight games, going 13-for-32 (.406) over that streak.
- Max Wright picked up his third double while going 1-for-3 with a walk. The catcher has been getting only sporadic playing time, only having played six games in the past two weeks, but has hits in four of them.
- Eric Silva allowed just one run on two hits and no walks, but also three wild pitches. He struck out six, giving him 42 strikeouts to 10 walks in 33.0 innings this season.
- Manuel Mercedes had another game with struggles, giving up three runs, two earned, on four hits, a walk, a balk, and a wild pitch. Mercedes had not given up any runs over the last two appearances before this game. On the year, Mercedes now has 22 strikeouts to 25 walks in 22.1 innings.