AAA: Postponed due to Rain

Rain in the Northwest?  No way!  Sacramento got washed out against the Rainiers.  Despite the series continuing through Tuesday, the makeup was scheduled for the next series the Cats play at Tacoma, for Sunday July 25th.  That’s probably since rain remains in the forecast through Tuesday, so more rainouts may happen.

AA: Harrisburg 3, Richmond 2 (10 Innings)

Top Lines

1B Frankie Tostado: 3-5, 1 R, 1 2B
CF Heliot Ramos: 1-3, 1 2B (10), 1 BB, 1 CS (1)
2B Kyle Mottice: 2-4, 1 R

SP Trenton Toplikar: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
RP Luis Amaya: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
RP Patrick Ruotolo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 SO
RP Ronnie Williams: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO

Richmond’s comeback in this game ended up just a little bit short.  Down 2-0, the Squirrels comeback started with Kyle Mottice hitting a single, and moving to second on a bunt by pitcher Trenton Toplikar.  Mottice went to third on a wild pitch as Heliot Ramos, and scored on a Bryan Torres sacrifice fly.  The Squirrels tied it in the eighth, as Torres walks, Jacob Heyward singled, and then Frankie Tostado knocked Torres in with a single.  But alas, the game would be lost in the tenth.

Other Notes:

  • A day after hitting his second home run of the season, Tostado picked up his first 3-hit game of the season.  Tostado is batting .279/.328/.423 on the season.
  • Heliot Ramos hit a double for the second straight game, giving him ten on the season.  Ramos is 9-for-42 (.214) in June.  Ramos hasn’t had a multi-hit game yet in June, his last one coming on May 30th.
  • Trenton Toplikar’s 7-inning start was his longest of the season, after starting the year as a reliever.  Toplikar has 28 strikeouts in 28.1 innings, with 11 walks this year.
  • Patrick Ruotolo made his first appearance since May 27th, when he blew a save giving up a home run.  He’s got 13 strikeouts to one walk in 10.1 innings this season.
  • And Sandro Fabian and Ramos each made diving catches in the 4th inning to show off their defensive acumen.

High-A: Postponed due to Rain

Rain in the Northwest?  No way!  This is what happens when two farm teams are playing the same region…two rainouts!  Eugene’s game hasn’t been rescheduled yet, but the Emeralds will visit Everett again in late July.

However, having two teams so close coincidentally does allow for one thing…quick player moves between the two teams.

Low-A: San Jose 9, Stockton 8

Top Lines

DH Luis Toribio: 2-4, 3 R, 3 RBI, 1 2B (5), 1 HR (2), 1 BB, 2 SO
LF Alexander Canario: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (4), 2 SO
SS Marco Luciano: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO
1B Abdiel Layer: 1-2, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 3B (1), 2 BB, 1 E (3)
CF Luis Matos: 2-4, 1 SB (10), 1 HBP

SP Prelander Berroa: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 WP
RP Ty Weber: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO
RP Brooks Crawford: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
RP Clay Helvey: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR

San Jose and Stockton traded comebacks, big comebacks, in this one.  Unlike in Richmond, San Jose came out on top.  San Jose led 5-2 late, but gave up two runs in the seventh, and four runs in the eighth, and were down 8-5.  In the ninth, Alexander Canario led off the inning with a deep home run, that just started the rally.  Abdiel Layer walked and Brett Auerbach singled, and Luis Toribio hit a 2-run double that tied the game.  Luis Matos was hit by a pitch, and Marco Luciano walked to load the bases, and the comeback was completed with a bases-loaded walk to Casey Schmitt to give San Jose the 9-8 margin of victory.

Other Notes:

  • Prelander Berroa only threw one inning, struggling by giving up three hits, two of which were triples, with a walk and a wild pitch.  There was no news about what prompted his removal.
  • Luis Toribio has a 6-game hitting streak going, with two doubles, a triple, and two home runs while batting 9-for-25 (.360).
  • Alexander Canario hit his fourth home run deep, deep out of the park in Stockton.  All four of Canario’s home run has happened in their rival’s park.  It’s a good thing the California Low-A West League has only eight teams in it, allowing for more visits.  The next visit there will be the first week of July, but that’ll also be the team’s last visit.
  • Marco Luciano picked up a pair of walks along with a pair of strikeouts, giving him 16 walks to 29 strikeouts in 145 plate appearances.
  • Ty Weber made his return to San Jose after going for one game in Sacramento on June 7th.  Weber’s got a combined a 1.66 ERA with 22 strikeouts against 2 walks in 21.2 innings.