AAA: Las Vegas 8, Sacramento 7


Sacramento Notes:

  • Heliot Ramos was called up to the Majors before this game, as Darin Ruf was placed on the bereavement list.
  • David Villar hit his 16th home run of the season on a 1-for-4 day, a 3-run home run in the 5th inning.  It’s Villar’s second home run in the last three games, and he finished May with a .296/.444/.761 batting line, with six doubles and nine home runs.  Plus, the home run made a nice splash in Las Vegas.
  • Austin Dean was 2-for-4 with his 10th home run and a walk.  The home run was his second in the last seven games.  Dean has a batting line of .242/.286/.545 with ten home runs, but also three triples and four doubles.
  • Isan Díaz had three hits, and picked up his first double of the season.  Through 21 games in Sacramento, he has one double, one triple, and six home runs, with a .231/.342/.554 batting line.
  • Raynel Espinel gave up two runs in 5.0 innings, while allowing a walk and a season-high eight hits allowed.  That comes right after he’d allowed his previous high of seven hits in his last start.  In 40.0 innings, he’s allowed 34 hits, for a .228 batting average allowed.
  • Patrick Ruotolo had another rough game, giving up a season-high four runs for the second time this season, both over his last four games.  That raises his Triple-A ERA to 6.48 with a .250 average allowed.

AA: Richmond 3, Akron 2


Richmond Notes:

  • Brett Auerbach had a home run for his second straight game, giving him now seven on the season.  Auerbach finishes May with a bit of a quiet month, going just .192/.322/.384 with four home runs and two doubles in 73 at-bats.  He also had 14 walks to 25 strikeouts.
  • Brandon Martorano also picked up a home run, his 7th of the season.  Over his last four games, he’s gone 7-for-17 (.412), but this home run was his first extra-base hit of the stretch.
  • Simon Whiteman went 2-for-4 with a double (his third) and a steal (his fifth) of the year.  After a late start to the season, Whiteman now has just a .183/.293/.225 batting line, with three doubles out of 13 hits, and five steals on six attempts.
  • Matt Frisbee had a solid start, allowing two runs in 7.0 innings, on seven hits and a walk.  Frisbee did collect a season high eight strikeouts, giving him now 32 in 35.2 innings, with 11 walks allowed.
  • Reliever Frank Rubio had a scoreless inning, with a just hit allowed.  Rubio now has a 4.34 ERA with 16 strikeouts to 11 walks in 18.2 innings.


Game 1: Eugene 5, Everett 4 (Completion of April 10 Suspended Game)


Game 2: Everett 5, Eugene 0 (7 Innings)


Eugene Notes:

  • Game 1 was originally delayed with one out in the 4th inning back in April, which is why long-injured Luis Matos, and long since promoted Armani Smith show up in this box score.  However, Nick Swiney just happened to be on turn, so he “continued” pitching in this game.  Swiney ended up with three runs, two earned, on just three hits and four walks.  In the books, this goes down as his first start of the season, and a season-high in walks in a game, though three of those walks came in today’s continuation.
  • Game 2 saw the Emeralds get no-hit over seven innings, and only walks by Casey Schmitt and Patrick Bailey would save it from being a (7-inning) “perfect” game.  It would be Bailey’s only plate appearance between the two games.
  • In the second inning of Game 2, with Wil Jensen on the mound, Jensen was called for two balks on back-to-back hitters, scoring both runs that would be on Jensen’s record.  There was a big argument that we don’t have footage of, and Eugene manager Carlos Valderrama and catcher Patrick Bailey were both ejected at that point.  Jensen stayed in, and finished with just those two runs on three hits and two walks over 5.0 innings.
  • Casey Schmitt was 2-for-5 from Game 1, but was 0-for-2 with a walk in Game 2, and he comes out of the day with a .315/.386/.532 batting line overall now that the first game’s stats count.
  • Hunter Bishop finally gets credit for his “first” hit and “first” stolen base of the season, and added another hit in Game 1 to finish 2-for-4 with a walk and a steal.  But he was 0-for-3 in Game 2, so he finishes the day with just a .200/.275/.333 batting line, down slightly.  He officially now has 10 steals in 11 attempts on the season.

Low-A: No Game Scheduled

San Jose Notes:

  • San Jose had the day off due to playing on Monday, the normal day off.  They’ll be back as usual on Wednesday.