AAA: Las Vegas 13, Sacramento 0
- Evan Longoria was the only Giant rehabbing in this game, and he went 1-for-3, nabbing one of the only two Sacramento hits of the night. This is the fourth game he’s played in his rehab stint. Notably, he’s also played four games in Sacramento both in 2021 and in 2018 on rehab stints.
- There’s no way around how ugly this game was for Sacramento’s pitchers. Wei-Chieh Huan was the Sacramento starter, and gave up three runs on three hits and two walks and a HBP in 3.1 innings. For Huang, it’s two straight rough starts after his breakout 8-strikeout game on April 22nd, and his ERA has jumped from 2.45 to 6.59 between the two.
- Jeremy Walker finished the fourth for Huang, and ended up letter all three of Huang’s runners score, allowing a hit, a walk, and a HBP of his own, leading to two runs on his own record. Walker, who is coming back from injury, now has allowed nine hits and six walks in 8.0 innings, leading to seven runs.
- The worst day was Kervin Castro’s. Making his Sacramento return, Castro couldn’t get an out as he gave up a solo home run to start his 5th inning, and then walked the bases loaded before being lifted, and all three came home. He also allowed five runs in his last game, April 29th in SF against the Nationals on four hits and a walk. This is easily the worst stretch of Castro’s career, so it’ll be interesting to see how he works his way through it.
- Peter Tago followed Castro, and only got two outs, but gave up four hits and a walk, which allowed all three of his inherited runners scored, as well as four of his own.
AA: Akron 10, Richmond 3
- Rob Emery’s first home run of the season was the only bright spot for the Squirrels offense on a rough day. Emery’s 3-run home run were the only runs of the game for Richmond. Emery, who played just 28 games in 2021, in which he had four doubles and four home runs. In 15 games at Double-A, has two doubles and one home run.
- Starter Jake Dahlberg had a very rough game, allowing eight runs, just five earned, on seven hits and a walk in 4.0 innings. It doubled Dahlberg’s earned runs on the season, and his ERA jumped from 1.71 to 2.97. He has 31 strikeouts to seven walks in 30.1 innings.
- Ryan Walker had a clean 1.1 innings at the end of the game, striking out three of the four batters he faced. Walker has had six straight scoreless outings after allowing five runs in his first two games of the season. He now has 12 strikeouts to two walks in 9.1 innings.
- Tyler Fitzgerald had an excellent defensive play at shortstop, which needs to be seen to be believed. Though he did end up with two errors on the day, giving him three on the year.
Game 1: Hillsboro 3, Eugene 2
Game 2: Hillsboro 4, Eugene 3
- Ghordy Santos led off the bottom of the first in Game 1 of this doubleheader with a home run, and set up a nice day, where he went 3-for-8 with a home run and four doubles. Santos now has hits in three straight games, and has a batting line of .299/.365/.522.
- Jairo Pomares was 2-for-7 with his third home run and fourth double between the two games. On the season, Pomares is 13-for-59 (.220), but has yet to have any multi-hit games on the year. However, out of 17 games, he’s only had four where he didn’t get any hits at all.
- Marco Luciano went 2-for-3 in Game 1, but was 0-for-3 with a walk in Game 2. On the year, he’s batting .299/.368/.506, with four doubles and four home runs. He also has eight walks to 19 strikeouts in 87 plate appearances.
- Prelander Berroa started Game 1, not allowing a run in 3.0 innings, with two hits and a walk allowed, with four strikeouts. In all four of Berroa’s starts this season, he’s struck out exactly four. He has 16 strikeouts to six walks in 13.2 innings.
- Reliever Nick Morreale gave up his first run of the season, but it was unearned after Morreale gave up two hits and committed his own error on a pickoff. So far this season, Morreale has allowed just three hits and three walks in 10.0 innings, but with only eight strikeouts.
- Randy Rodriguez started Game 2, and gave up a season-high three runs on three hits and two walks, including a home run. Rodriguez also struck out a season-high six batters. On the year, Rodriguez has 18 strikeouts to nine walks in 12.2 innings.
Low-A: San Jose 9, Stockton 4
San Jose Notes:
- Every Giant hitter got a hit today, and Grant McCray led the way with three hits, including two doubles to give him five on the season, and his 4th steal. This continues a now-7-game hitting streak, where he’s batting 14-for-28, with three doubles and three home runs, and three steals on four attempts.
- Vaun Brown picked up his fifth home run of the season while going 2-for-4 with a walk. Brown is batting .292/.364/.490 with four doubles and five home runs, with seven steal in eight attempts.
- San Jose’s other home run came from Alexander Suarez, his third of the season, and second in two days. Since the start of May, Suarez has raised his batting average from .122 to .179 while going 5-for-15.
- Aeverson Arteaga picked up a pair of doubles in his 2-for-6 game, which gives him five doubles on the year. On the year, Arteaga is batting .244/.313/.400 with five doubles and three home runs.
- The other Giants extra-base hit was a double by Najee Gaskins, who went 1-for-3 with a walk. Gaskins is batting 15-for-55 (.273), but his only extra-base hits are five doubles.
- Keaton Winn took the start for San Jose, allowing just a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in 3.0 innings. On the year, Winn has 19 strikeouts to eight walks and 10 hits in 13.0 innings.
- Nick Sinacola led the way for the pitching staff, striking out 10 in 4.0 innings, with a hit and walk allowed. Sinacola now has 32 strikeouts to just seven walks and 11 hits in 19.2 innings.