AAA: Las Vegas 4, Sacramento 2


Sacramento Notes:

  • Bryce Johnson took nearly two months to get his first taste of a home run, and must have like it, because it only took him five days to hit his second of the season.  On the season now, he’s batting .323/.341/.446 with six doubles, two triples, and two home runs.
  • Austin Dean went 2-for-3 with his fifth double and a walk.  The slugger now has half as many doubles (5) as he has home runs (10).  He has never had a pro season where he’s had more home runs than doubles.
  • Kevin Padlo was 2-for-4 with two singles.  Padlo has cooled off recently after a hot start in Sacramento, and is now batting .280/.341/.587 with the River Cats this season.
  • Joey Marciano made not only his first start of the season, but also his first since he was being used primarily as a starter during 2018.  He allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 2.0 innings.  With a starter coming in after Marciano, this may have just been practice for a opener-style role rather than a full conversion.
  • Tristan Beck worked the lion’s share of innings in a piggyback start role, going five scoreless innings, striking out seven while giving up four hits and a walk.  It was just Beck’s second appearance without allowing a run this season in nine appearances.

AA: Postponed

Richmond Notes:

  • This rainout is scheduled to be made up on Friday as part of a doubleheader.

High-A: Eugene 8, Everett 2


Eugene Notes:

  • Marco Luciano led the Emeralds with a 3-hit game, going 3-for-4 with a walk and his eighth double of the season.  After a great first month, Luciano had a more pedestrian May, going .270/.357/.473 with three doubles and four home runs.  His June is off to a much better start.
  • Carter Aldrete was 1-for-3 with a 3-run home run and two walks.  It was Aldrete’s eighth home run of the season, and his fourth of the last seven games.
  • Hunter Bishop went 1-for-4 with his fifth double and 11th stolen base of the season, and was also hit by a pitch.  Despite having a down offensive season and just a .279 on-base percentage, Bishop has 11 steals on 12 attempts to lead the team, more than double the next best (Ghordy Santos with five).  Overall in the Northwest League, it has him in a 3-way tie for fifth.
  • Jairo Pomares went 2-for-4 with a walk.  Before this game, Pomares had gone 1-for-16 over his five previous games.  This was just his third multi-hit game since the start of May.
  • Randy Rodriguez struck out a season-high ten batters while allowing just one run in 4.2 innings of work.  In 29.1 innings spread over nine starts, Rodriguez has 48 strikeouts to 15 walks.
  • Cole Waites had a quiet inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced.  The two strikeouts gives Waites 25 to just four walks in 11.2 innings.

Low-A: San Jose 7, Stockton 4


San Jose Notes:

  • Riley Mahan went 2-for-4 in this game, and hit his first triple and first home run of the season, the latter being a Grand Slam to power San Jose’s offense.  Mahan has played seven games in San Jose since signing, going .355/.412/.581 with two doubles, a triple, and a home run.
  • Adrian Sugastey was 1-for-4 with his first triple of the year.  On the season, he’s batting .240/.325/.360 on the season with seven doubles, a triple, and three home runs.
  • Will Bednar had the start, allowing a run on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 3.0 innings.  It was a good, if short, bounceback for Bednar after he allowed five runs in his last start.  He now has a 4.37 ERA on the year, with 44 strikeouts to 18 walks in 35.0 innings.
  • Seth Lonsway worked the most innings for San Jose, allowing a run on four hits and a walk in 4.0 innings with six strikeouts.  Since the start of May, Lonsway has 29 strikeouts in 20 innings with 14 walks.