DH Jaylin Davis: 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B (2), 1 HR (1), 1 BB
LF Braden Bishop: 4-6, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B (4), 1 3B (2), 1 SO
2B Jason Krizan: 4-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
3B Mitchell Tolman: 1-3, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 HR (7)
SS Arismendy Alcántara: 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (2), 1 BB, 3 SO
C Joey Bart: 2-6, 2 RBI, 1 2B (5), 2 SO
SP Tyler Beede: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR
RP Gregory Santos: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 SO
RP Kervin Castro: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
RP Tyler Cyr: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
Well, it wasn’t the altitude in Reno that helped Sacramento score lots of runs in the first part of this road trip. Jaylin Davis’ first official game of the season was an impressive one. Every one of the hits he got were for extra bases, and he even got a walk as he returned to the batter’s box. His return was alongside a return of a different kind, a 4-hit game by Braden Bishop in his return to Tacoma, where he played in parts of two seasons, including earlier this one. Bishop was a home run short of the cycle, as he raised his Sacramento batting average to .514.
On the mound, Tyler Beede continued his rehab, and looked a bit better than his past two starts. He allowed three runs on four hits, but his control was a bit sharper than his past couple of starts. But he was followed by one of the more effective days from Gregory Santos and Kervin Castro.
- Jaylin Davis’ home run came in the ninth inning, when Tacoma put in Jantzen Witte, a third baseman, to pitch. He threw a rainbow that Davis jumped on and hit hard enough to get over the fence. It’s possible the pitch had more arc than the drive.
- Jason Krizan had his second straight 4-hit game, although once again, all the hits were singles. Krizan has raised his batting average from .265 to .313, but his slugging percentage has jumped only from .422 to .455.
- Joey Bart didn’t hit a home run, but did get his first double of June. Bart now has five doubles and five home runs on the season.
- Gregory Santos had allowed five earned runs over his past two outings, but didn’t even give up a hit this time. It’s his first hitless outing since May 15th. However, Santos does have seven walks over his last five innings, along with seven strikeouts.
- Kervin Castro now has 19 strikeouts to 12 walks in 12.1 innings of work.
- Mitchell Tolman picked up his second grand slam of the season, but it also gave him seven home runs, breaking the amount he had in 2019 (6). His season-high in home runs was 10, which he reached in 2017.
Game 1: Richmond 8, Harrisburg 1 (7 Innings)
RF Sandro Fabian: 2-4, 2 2B (5), 1 RBI
CF Heliot Ramos: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (4), 2 SO
SS Shane Matheny: 1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (2), 1 SO
2B Kyle Mottice: 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B (5), 2 SO
3B David Villar: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B (3), 1 SO
SP Caleb Kilian: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
Leadoff home runs are apparently a good sign. Heliot Ramos got this doubleheader off to the right start, as he hit a leadoff home run to kick off a 4-run inning. The inning also included a David Villar double, and two errors by the Harrisburg first baseman, the errors allowing three runs in. In the third, Shane Matheny led off the inning with a home run, which was followed by three consecutive hits, highlighted by Kyle Mottice’s 2-run double, and later in the inning, an RBI double by Sandro Fabian.
1B Ryan Howard: 1-1, 1 R, 1 2B (4), 1 BB
2B Bryan Torres: 1-2
SP Ronnie Williams: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
RP Frank Rubio: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
The Squirrels were racing the weather in Game 2. In the second, Ryan Howard led off the inning with a double. It wasn’t a home run, but it worked. Howard moved to third on a groundout, and came home on a sacrifice fly by Andy Sugilio. That held up as Robbie Williams and Frank Rubio pitched a shutout until the rain came, ending the game in the middle of the fifth.
- Heliot Ramos picked up his first home run since May 21st, but was 1-for-6 with three strikeouts otherwise. He’s batting .282/.364/.453 for the season.
- Caleb Kilian matched his season-high for innings with his complete game of 7 innings, but has been a different pitcher in Richmond than in Eugene. He had 32 strikeouts and one walks in 21.2 innings in four games at High-A. In three starts at Double-A, he has 10 strikeouts and three walks in 16.0 innings. He had a .122 batting average allowed in High-A but .267 average allowed in Double-A.
- In the bullpen second game, Ronnie Williams made his first start since making one in 2018. The four innings were the most he’d thrown in an appearance this season. He’s got 22 strikeouts in 20.2 innings this season.
- Frank Rubio continues to roll, with another solid appearance. He’s got 12 strikeouts in 10.1 innings.
- Well, the Ryan Howard at first theory had its second game without a home run, but he got a double in his only official at-bat, and it led to the team’s only run. So, in all, not bad.
High-A: Everett 9, Eugene 4
RF Tyler Flores: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B (3), 1 HR (1), 2 SO
SS Will Wilson: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (6), 1 BB
LF Diego Rincones: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 SO
CF Ismael Munguia: 2-4, 2 RBI, 1 SB (5)
1B Logan Wyatt: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 E (4)
C Brandon Martorano: 1-4, 1 SO, 2 PB (2)
SP Travis Perry: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 1 HBP
RP Solomon Bates: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 2 WP
RP Tyler Schimpf: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 2 WP
RP: Ryan Walker: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
Another rough game for the Emeralds against the AquaSox, but it was a nice day for returning players, at least in one way or another. Tyler Flores led off the scoring with his first home run of the season at either level of Single-A. Ismael Munguia, recently returned from the Olympics, ended up knocking in the next two runs, with two RBI singles in the fourth and sixth innings. In the seventh, Will Wilson notched his sixth home run, but that only made it 8-4.
- Will Wilson returned to the home run column for the first time since May 29th, and his first since being hit by a ball while baserunning.
- Ismael Munguia is now 4-for-6 since returning from the tournament, with a walk and a steal, all from the 9th spot in the batting order.
- Tyler Flores got his first home run of the season in his 12th game of the season. He had seven in 44 games in 2019.
- Travis Perry made his second start of the season, and gave up more than half the runs he’d given up this season, and half the earned runs. His ERA shot up from 2.49 to 1.45 in this one game.
- It was a rough day for Brandon Martorano defensively. He had his first two passed balls of the season, and the team also had four wild pitches thrown. Martorano had 12 passed balls in 30 games playing catcher in 2019.
Low-A: Stockton 14, San Jose 5
DH Ricardo Genovés: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B (5), 1 HR (4)
3B Luis Toribio: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (1), 1 SO, 1 E (3)
SS Marco Luciano: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (7), 1 BB
1B Edison Mora: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 SO, 1 HR (1)
SP Ryan Murphy: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR
RP Haydn King: 2.0 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3 HR
RP Jorge Labrador: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 SO, 2 HBP
RP Juan Sanchez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
The Giants featured two players getting their first home runs of the season, another keeping a tie for the most in the Majors, and also Ricardo Genovés homering and getting a double, but they still got washed out. Edison Mora got his first of the season in the third, a solo shot. In the fifth inning, Luis Toribio got his first of the season, giving the Giants a 3-1 lead, which they enjoyed until the bottom half of the inning, when they fell behind 7-3. In the sixth, Genovés led off the inning with a home run, and Marco Luciano hit his league-lead-tying seventh right after that for a back-to-back, but that was as far as San Jose’s damage went.
The pitching side was okay, but then got ugly. Ryan Murphy got into the fifth inning, but couldn’t get an out. That lead to the bullpen. Haydn King came in, let two runners belonging to Murphy come in, and also allowed eight of his own runners to score. In the seventh inning, Jorge Labrador gave away five free passes versus getting two outs, leading to a pair of runs, though reliever Juan Sanchez was able to strand three baserunners.
- With a home run and a double, Ricardo Genovés jumped his slugging percentage from .467 to .510.
- Luis Toribio picked up his first home run of the season in his 21st game. He had just three home runs in 54 games (mostly in the Arizona League) in 2019.
- Marco Luciano’s seventh home run, his second in as many days, moves him into a 3-way tie with Visalia’s Neyfy Castillo and Modesto’s Noelvi Marte for the league lead in home runs. And he’s hitting them farther and farther. Too bad Stockton doesn’t have cameras…
- Ryan Murphy had his second game in a row with seven strikeouts in 4.0 innings, but struggled this time giving up hits, allowed six when he allowed just two the previous start.
- For the other guys, Tyler Soderstrom (a 2020 draftee that some Giants fans wanted SF to draft in the first round, and he instead went to the A’s) had two home runs in a 3-for-4 day. Soderstrom is already ranked by MLB and Baseball America as the A’s top prospect, albeit in a very shallow farm system.