AAA: Las Vegas 5, Sacramento 0


Sacramento Notes:

  • Sacramento had a real off-day offensively, with just two hits on the game, both by new infielder Isan Diaz, making his first start with Sacramento.  Diaz was 2-for-4 on the day, and was 0-for-1 coming in mid-game on Tuesday.  Before that, this season, he was 0-for-7 across four game while in the Marlins organization during an injury-riddled April.
  • Both LaMonte Wade Jr. and Evan Longoria were 0-for-4 in rehab starts.  Tommy La Stella had the day off after a rehab start the previous day.  Wade played right field all game, and Longoria was in all day, but as designated hitter.
  • Sacramento’s starter was Michael Plassmeyer, who had a solid start, allowing three runs, two earned, on just two hits and one walk.  Plassmeyer did not help himself, however, with three hit batters.  It was a good bounceback from Plassmeyer’s last start, when he gave up seven runs in 4.0 innings in Albuquerque.
  • Gregory Santos had a quiet inning in the 9th, allowing no baserunners and striking out one.  For him, it was also a nice bounceback as he was coming off of allowing three runs in his last appearance, and four runs total over 3.1 innings in the roadtrip to Albuquerque.  Santos has a 4.50 ERA over nine appearances this season.

AA: Richmond 7, Akron 3


Richmond Notes:

  • Tyler Fitzgerald picked up his third home run of the season in a 1-for-3 day with a walk.  It’s his first home run since hitting home runs on back-to-back on April 21st and 22nd.  Fitzgerald is 11-for-72 (.153) on the season.
  • The other Squirrels home run was a 2-run home run by Frankie Tostado as part of Richmond’s 6-run 7th inning.  It’s also Tostado’s third home run of the season.  On the season, he’s batting .346/.370/.538 with six doubles and three home runs on the year.
  • Sean Roby was 2-for-4, his second straight multi-hit game.  He’s 5-for-9 on the year, and has raised his batting average from .231 to .270 in the first two games of this series.
  • Center fielder Michael Gigliotti was 1-for-4 with a strikeout, but stole two bases to give him six steals this season.  He’s 6-for-7 on steal attempts this season after 13 games.  That matches what he did in 2021, when he did the same in 27 games.
  • Starter Bryan Brickhouse went 6.0 innings and allowed just two runs on four hits and a walk, while striking out a season-high-tying seven batters.  Brickhouse has 25 strikeouts to 11 walks in 23.2 innings, but has a 6.46 ERA.
  • R.J. Dabovich worked the 9th inning, and allowed a run on three hits.  It was the first run, and first appearance where he gave up more than one baserunner, since the season’s first game.  That bumped his ERA up to 4.50 ERA.  On the season, he now is up to 10 strikeouts without a walk in 8.0 IP.

High-A: Eugene 7, Hillsboro 6


Eugene Notes:

  • Casey Schmitt had a big day, with two home runs on a 2-for-4 day.  That gives Schmitt five home runs on the season.  It’s Schmitt’s first home runs since April 24th, and is now more than halfway to his season total in a shortened 2021, with eight home runs in 64 games.  On the year, Schmitt, he’s batting .310/.339/.621.
  • Hunter Bishop hit his third home run on the season on a 1-for-4 day.  On the season, Bishop is just 7-for-57 (.123), but three of those hits are for deep flies.
  • Jairo Pomares wrapped up the home runs for Eugene with his second of the season.  It’s his first home run since the first game of the season.  It’s also gives Pomares his third walk of the season, to 16 strikeouts in 14 games this season.
  • In his first start of the season, Ty Weber had a rough game, allowing four runs in 4.1 innings, off of seven hits and a walk.  Weber had been doing piggyback starts for April, but the 4.1 innings are a season high for him.
  • Reliever Brooks Crawford got the win in relief, allowing just one hit in a scoreless inning.  Crawford has a 1.74 ERA over seven games, with 13 strikeouts to five walks in 10.1 innings.
  • Cole Waites struck out one in a scoreless inning, his 6th straight appearance without a run.  It’s also the third time in the last four appearances he hasn’t even allowed a baserunner.  He’s whittled his ERA down to 5.87 after a rough first couple of games, and now has 17 strikeouts to four walks in 7.2 innings.

Low-A: San Jose 3, Stockton 2


San Jose Notes:

  • Vaun Brown had the big day for San Jose, going 2-for-4 with his third home run of the season, for what would be the winning run.  Brown added in a steal, his 7th of the season.  In just 22 games, he’s one steal away from matching his total of steals in 2021 over 25 games in the ACL.  He’s already outhit the home run total, with three home runs to two last year.
  • Najee Gaskins also had a 2-hit day, going 2-for-3 and raising his batting average to .280.  Gaskins has five multi-hit games out of 17 this season, but has a higher OBP (.368) than slugging (.360) since he has just four doubles and no other extra base hits.
  • Grant McCray picked up a hit going 1-for-4, and is 7-for-13 (.538) over his last three games, with two home runs.  
  • Starter Mason Black had an absolutely great start, not allowing any runs, only giving up four hits and no walks, while striking out six.  On the season, with 28 strikeouts to five walks in 18.2 innings.
  • Mat Olsen picked up the 2-inning save without allowing a baserunner, and striking out two.  Olsen has given up just six hits and three walks to 15 strikeouts in 11.2 innings.