It was a mixed day (or two) for the Giants farm, but Keaton Winn helped lead Sacramento’s pitching staff for one of its best days of the season.  Plus, two big hitters had 0-for-2 days but still were getting on base.

AAA: Sacramento 4, Tacoma 1


Sacramento Notes:

  • Sacramento led wire-to-wire in this game, and the pitching staff led the way.  Led by Keaton Winn with his best game of the year, Sacramento held Tacoma scoreless until the 9th inning.  They took the lead in the first with a bases-loaded walk to Ford Proctor, and then really put in some space with a 2-run Ricardo Genovés double in the 5th.
  • Winn went 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing just a season-low one hit and one walk, striking out four.  It’s the third start Winn has had without allowing any runs.  With this game, Winn has 45 strikeouts to1 9 walks in 37.1 innings this season.
  • Reliever Chris Wright went 1.1 scoreless innings in relief, allowing just one hit and no walks.  Wright has been doing better at limiting hits, and at a .264 batting average allowed, it’s the lowest it’s been since April 24th, after which it spiked to .385.
  • Luis Matos led the team in hitting, going 3-for-5.  Matos now has three 3-hit games over the last ten, although his batting average has dropped from .357 to .340 over that span.  He now has three doubles and two triples over 12 games in Triple-A.
  • DH Colton Welker went 2-for-5, with two stolen bases.  The steals are his first of the season, and actually his first since 2019 (He’s played 72 games from 2021 through 2023).  Welker has a batting line of .292/.410/.344 on the season, with 20 walks to 21 strikeouts.
  • Will Wilson was 2-for-4 with a double.  It’s his eighth double of the season, to go along with six home runs.  He has a batting line of .213/.288/.367 after 51 games, with 18 walks to 51 strikeouts.
  • Shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald went 2-for-5 with a stolen base.  He now has hits in 12 of the last 13 games, going 18-for-52 (.346) with four doubles, a triple, and three home runs over that run.  He’s got a batting line of .309/.385/.544 at Triple-A.
  • Catcher Ricardo Genovés went 1-for-4 with the 2-run double, his sixth of the season, and got caught stealing on his first steal attempt of the season (and since 2021).  He has a batting line of .268/.368/.392 over 32 games this season.
  • The Squirrels will soon get a new player, as Jimmy Glowenke has gotten the call up to Richmond.  Glowenke earned it after going .313/.413/.542 in 26 games at Eugene, playing all over the infield.

AA: Erie 11, Richmond 1


Richmond Notes:

  • Yeah…this game was just a mess.  Erie beat up starter Ryan Murphy and reliever Wil Jensen to the tune of ten runs over the first four innings.  Meanwhile, Richmond managed just two hits (but also six walks) on the day, though one was a home run, so it wasn’t a shutout.
  • Left fielder Carter Williams had the only big hit of the day, hitting his 5th home run with Richmond on a 1-for-3 day.  Over 28 games in Richmond, Williams has a .231/.290/.407 line over 28 games, with five home runs and a double, and Williams also had one home run in three games with Eugene.
  • The other hit came off the bat of Riley Mahan, who was 1-for-4.  Mahan is 5-for-13 with a double over his last three games, raising his batting average from .190 to .209.
  • Vaun Brown was actually the only Squirrel to get on base multiple times, going 0-for-2 with two walks to one strikeout.  In seven games at Richmond, he now has 12 strikeouts to four walks, with a .308 batting average.
  • It was another rough game for Murphy, who gave up six runs, five earned, on six hits and a walk with 3.1 innings, with just two strikeouts.  Murphy is giving up hits to the tune of .309, and has a 6.15 ERA with 31 strikeouts to 19 walks in 33.2 innings.

High-A: Vancouver 4, Eugene 2


Eugene Notes:

  • This game started off well, with Eugene scoring two runs in the first innings off a double steal with an error, and an Adrian Sugastey RBI single.  But the offense stalled from there, as Vancouver knocked in four runs, three on a big home run in the 4th.
  • The big day belonged to Ghordy Santos, who reached back to the Mendoza Line by going 3-for-4 with a double and getting to .200.  It’s the first 3-hit game of the season for Santos, who is batting .245 in May.
  • Making his High-A debut was Carter Howell, playing left field.  He got a single in his first High-A at-bat, picked up his first High-A steal in the double steal that led to McCray scoring, and would score his first High-A run on an Adrian Sugastey single.  The undrafted free agent hit .337/.398/.500 over 39 games with San Jose to earn his promotion.
  • Grant McCray went 0-for-2 with two walks, with a steal, his 21st of the season.  With the walks, he now has 27 to 65 strikeouts in 44 games this season, raising his on-base percentage to .343.
  • Starting pitcher Matt Mikulski gave up four runs, three earned, in 3.0 innings, allowing three hits, a walk, and two HBP, while striking out three.  It’s been a very difficult May for Mikulski, who has a 9.42 over five games this month, with 20 strikeouts to 13 walks in 14.1 innings.
  • In relief, Ben Madison had another strong game, allowing just a walk in 3.0 innings, while striking out three.  That gives him 40 strikeouts to 16 walks in 24.0 innings, and has allowed just 11 hits on the season, for a .133 average allowed even despite a 4.13 ERA.

Low-A: San Jose 4, Fresno 3 (10 innings, from Monday)


San Jose Notes:

  • San Jose fought off a big comeback from Fresno to pick up this win late.  Dilan Rosario knocked in all the San Jose’s regulation runs, with an RBI single in the 2nd, and a 2-run single in the 4th.  But Fresno came back with three runs in the 6th inning to tie it up.  But San Jose would end it in the 10th, with an Onil Perez RBI single.
  • Thomas Gavello was at catcher, and went 2-for-4 with a double, the only San Jose extra-base hit.  Gavello now has seven doubles to go with a triple and seven home runs on 34 games.  He has a batting line of .273/.426/.521, with 16 walks to 45 strikeouts.
  • Left fielder Tanner O’Tremba went 2-for-4, playing left field, and got caught stealing.  O’Tremba has gone 6-for-15 (.400) over his last four games with two triples, and now has been caught stealing once, but has six steals on seven attempts.
  • Dilan Rosario was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, with three RBI.  In 15 games with San Jose, Rosario has a .220/.316/.240 batting line with a double, the double being his only extra-base hit of the season so far.
  • Hayden Wynja had his best start and appearance of the season, going 4.0 innings, allowing only a walk with four strikeouts.  It was his longest appearances of the season, and the first time he hadn’t allowed any hits in more than an inning of work.  Wynja has 37 strikeouts to 11 walks in 26.0 innings.
  • Reliever Tyler Vogel went 2.0 innings, giving up just a walk with three strikeouts.  Vogel has 28 strikeouts to 15 walks in 20.2 innings, and has a 3.92 ERA, and is holding opposing batters to a .167 average.