It was Marco Luciano’s day on Saturday, as he homered twice, including a grand slam, in a blowout Richmond win.  Meanwhile, Luis Matos and Will Wilson kept up their home run ways, plus Wade Meckler and Diego Velasquez made their returns from injuries!

AAA: Las Vegas 11, Sacramento 6


Sacramento Notes:

  • Three home runs wouldn’t save Sacramento, as Las Vegas hung a ton of runs on the bullpen.  The River Cats got home runs from Luis Matos, Will Wilson, and Ford Proctor, but all three were solo homers as a part of six runs.  But Altoona socred nine runs alone between the 6th and 7th innings to put this game away.
  • Right fielder Luis Matos went 3-for-5 with a home run, his fourth home run in Sacramento, and third in the last four games for him.  Matos now has a batting line of .390/.430/.610 with six doubles, two triples, and four home runs.
  • Shortstop Will Wilson went 2-for-4 with his own home run, his fourth in the last three games.  Wilson now has 10 home runs, and his batting line improved to .224/.297/.418.
  • First baseman Ford Proctor went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season.  In 50 games, Proctor has three doubles and two home runs, but has 37 walks to 38 strikeouts, leading to a .235/.374/.290 batting line.
  • Starting pitcher Daniel Tillo went 2.0 scoreless innings, giving up four walks while striking out three.  That lowered Tillo down to a 9.59 ERA, with 24 walks to 17 strikeouts in 25.1 innings.
  • Reliver Nick Swiney had a scoreless inning, allowing just a hit and a walk with one strikeout.  Swiney now has 9 strikeouts to six walks in 12.0 triple-A innings, with a 3.75 ERA.

AA: Richmond 11, Altoona 2


Richmond Notes:

  • Two big innings powered this Richmond win, and both were powered by Marco Luciano home runs.  In the second inning, a grand slam by Luciano powered a 5-run inning, giving Richmond a 5-0 lead.  Altoona bounced back with two runs in the 8th, but then Luciano had a 2-run home run in the 8th, part of six runs to blow Altoona out.
  • So yeah, this was Luciano’s day.  Marco Luciano was 3-for-3 with two home runs and two walks, and had six RBI.  That gives Luciano seven home runs on the season in 31 games.  Luciano had 11 total home runs in 65 games in 2022, mostly in High-A.  Overall, he’s hitting .180/.299/.423 on the year.
  • Right fielder Carter Williams was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.  That gives him four doubles to go with five home runs in 35 games in Triple-A, with eight walks against 26 strikeouts.
  • Making his return to the field was center fielder Wade Meckler, going 1-for-3 with a double and two walks.  It was Meckler’s first game since May 23rd, and his first extra-base hit with Richmond in seven games at the level.  He’s 9-for-27 (.333) with five walks to three strikeouts at Richmond.
  • Starting pitcher Ryan Murphy went 4.0 shutout innings, giving up four hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.  It was Murphy’s first start, out of ten this season, in which he gave up no runs.  It lowered his ERA to 5.18, and he has 36 strikeouts to 21 walks in 41.2 innings.
  • Reliever Parker Dunshee had a scoreless inning, giving up a walk and two HBPs, with two strikeouts.  In seven games with the Flying Squirrels since joining the team, he has 14 strikeouts to six walks (and four HBP) in 11.0 innings.

High-A: Doubleheader

Game 1: Tri-City 2, Eugene 1 (7 Innings)


Game 2: Eugene 6, Tri-City 5 (7 Innings)


Eugene Notes:

  • Eugene split this double header of close games.  Eugene’s offense barely got out of the gate in Game 1, as Tri-City took an early 2-0 lead, and the only Eugene run came in the 7th (and final) inning, on a Logan Wyatt home run.  Game 2 went back and forth a bit more, with the Dust Devils taking a 5-3 lead with two runs in the 6th, but Eugene coming back with three runs of their own in the bottom half, highlighted by a Max Wright home run.
  • Logan Wyatt had just about the only big hit in Game 1 with the home run, but combined on the day was 2-for-5 with a walk, a HBP, and two strikeouts.  That gives Wyatt eight home runs on the season, with 32 walks to 51 strikeouts.  His batting line is at .258/.366/.432.
  • Victor Bericoto had a home run in Game 2, going 2-for-6 with a sacrifice fly on the day.  He’s gone 11-for-32 (.344) with two doubles and three home runs in nine games in June, and his batting average is back over .300, sitting at .305.
  • Max Wright hit his first home run of the season in Game 2, going 1-for-2 with a walk (only playing the latter game).  Wright has been playing just part time, and after 21 games, has a .154/.291/.231 batting line.  He had five home runs in 56 games in 2022, across three levels (but four came in Eugene in 26 games at the level).
  • Brett Auerbach was a combined 2-for-4 with a walk and a sacrifice fly.  That gives him three games back in Eugene, where he’s 2-for-5 (.400) with four walks to one strikeout (.600 OBP).
  • In his High-A debut for the season, Game 1 starter Miguel Yajure gave up two runs on two hits and four walks in 3.1 innings, striking out four.  That’s more walks than Yajure had in his four starts at San Jose.  The 25-year old had a 5.00 ERA in San Jose, with 13 strikeouts to three walks in 9.0 innings.
  • Brett Standlee made the Game 2 start, allowing two runs on four hits and no walks, striking out four.  It was Standlee’s first start of the season in 18 appearances.  He has 30 strikeouts to seven walks in 30.0 innings, but has allowed 33 hits.

Low-A: San Jose 12, Visalia 2


San Jose Notes:

  • This was a blowout win thanks to a big inning.  The Giants were already up 2-0 going into the third, but a single followed by two HBPs and a bases loaded walk, and then a 3-run triple by Andrew Kachel kicked off the 6-run inning.  By then, San Jose was up 8-0, and it was never close after that.
  • Diego Velasquez returned after an absence, and had a great game, going 3-for-6 with a home run and a stolen base.  It was his first game since June 6th, when he was hit on the knee with a pitch, and his first home run since May 9th.  He’s got a .331/.438/.448 batting line with 11 doubles and three home runs, with eight steals in ten attempts.
  • DH Andrew Kachel was 2-for-4 with his first triple of the season.  Kachel now has 13 doubles, one triple, and three home runs on the season, with 26 walks to 45 strikeouts.  His batting line sits at .300/.397/.460.
  • Left fielder Andrew Suarez was 1-for-2 with three walks and two stolen bases.  For Suarez, that gives him 13 walks to 41 strikeouts in 39 games, and a .351 on-base percentage over a .258 batting average.
  • Center fielder Turner Hill went 1-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base.  After nine games, Hill is 12-for-40 (.300) with four doubles, and four walks to six strikeouts, with seven steals in as many attempts.
  • Starting pitcher Hayden Wynja struck out a season-high six in 4.0 innings, while allowing just one run on three hits and a walk.  Wynja has a 3.97 ERA, though in five starts since becoming a starter, his ERA in the role is 2.65.  Overall, he has 46 strikeouts to 12 walks in 34.0 innings

ACL: ACL Giants Black 5, ACL White Sox 2 (7 Innings)


ACL Giants Black Notes:

  • Catcher Cesar Gonzalez was 2-for-3 with his first home run of the season.  In 4 games to start the season, Gonzalez has a cycle.  He’s 4-for-11 with a single, a double, a triple, and a home run, for a batting line of .364/.462/.909.
  • Rehabbing Donovan Walton went 2-for-3 while playing second base for six innings, and got caught stealing.  Walton has gone 3-for-6 in his two rehab games so far this season.
  • Outfielder Cesar Quintas went 2-for-3 with two singles and a stolen base.  In five games, Quintas has gone 7-for-13 (.538) with a double, and six walks to one strikeout, leading to a .727 on-base percentage.
  • Starting pitcher Jason Bonilla allowed a run in 3.0 innings, on one hit, two walks, two HBP, and two wild pitches.  Bonilla has given up five runs in his first 3.2 innings, with eight walks to one strikeouts, for an early 12.27 ERA.

ACL: ACL Rockies 5, ACL Giants Orange 3 (7 Innings)


ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • DH Jairo Pomares made a rehab start, going 1-for-3 with a strikeout.  It’s Pomares’ first game of the season.  He last had a .266/.339/.476 batting line in 99 games in 202, with 23 doubles and 17 home runs mostly in High-A.
  • Second baseman Ramon Peralta went 1-for-2 with a walk and a double.  After four games, he’s 3-for-11 (.372) with two doubles, and three walks to six strikeouts.
  • Shortstop Jean Carlos Sio was 1-for-4 with a double of his own, his first of the young season.  He’s 4-for-18 (.222) over five games, with the double his first extra-base hit of any kind.
  • Starting pitcher Seth Corry made his second start on his comeback, striking out five with one hit and one walk allowed in 2.2 shutout innings.  He now hasn’t allowed a run in 3.2 innings over two appearances this summer.

DSL: DSL Giants Black 11, DSL Twins 3


DSL Giants Black Notes:

  • Center fielder and top international signing Rayner Arias went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and two walks.  That gives Arias one double and two home runs on the season after four games, with four walks to two strikeouts.  He has a batting line of .438/.550/.875 batting line.
  • Right fielder Moises De La Rosa went 2-for-4 with a triple and a HBP.  De La Rosa is 10-for-18 with two doubles and the triple, and one walk to two strikeouts.  After four games, his batting line is .556/.600/.778.
  • Catcher Nehomar Caldera picked up his first double, he went 2-for-4 with a walk and the 2-bagger.  It was the 17-year old’s first two hits of his pro career.  He is 2-for-10 in his first three games, with the double and three walks to two strikeouts.
  • Filling out the volcanic battery, starting pitcher Yojanser Caldera struck out six, giving up just two unearned runs on five hits and a HBP, but no walks.  It was the 18-year old’s first pro start.

DSL: DSL Giants Orange 4, DSL Mariners 2 (7 Innings)


DSL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Third baseman Jose Astudillo led the team in hits, going 3-for-4 and picking up a stolen base, with an error.  That gives him three steals in as many attempts, and in four games, he’s halfway to matching his career high (6), which he had in 10 games in the DSL in 2022.  The 19-year old is batting .625/.647/.688 after four games.
  • Second baseman Dario Reynoso went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles on the day.  Reynoso is 7-for-17 with two doubles and a triple in four games, with two walks and five strikeouts.  He has a batting line of .412/.474/.647 on the year.
  • Starting pitcher Brayan Narvaez went 4.0 shutout innings, with six strikeouts and just two hits allowed.  It was the 18-year old’s first pro start.