Kyle Harrison led the way for Sacramento as the wins continue, as does the home runs…including an inside the parker by Tyler Fitzgerald!  In Eugene, three non-regular players hit the home runs for a win.  San Jose clinched a playoff spot with the first half title.  And a grand slam highlights the rookie leagues.

AAA: Sacramento 10, Sugar Land 3


Sacramento Notes:

  • Kyle Harrison led the way for Sacramento in another big win, while the team had another couple of games.  Harrison got his first win, getting to 5th inning for the first time this season, striking out eight while allowing just two runs.  Meanwhile, Tyler Fitzgerald picked up a a home run, while Will Wilson picked up another after a recent power surge to lead the offense.
  • Starter Kyle Harrison gave up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out eight, getting that first win.  He just keeps rolling, now with 80 strikeouts in 47.1 innings, with 37 walks and a 3.42 ERA.
  • Shortstop Will Wilson was 2-for-4 with his 11th home run of the season.  Wilson now has the second-most home runs in the system.  He has nine doubles as well in 63 games.  His batting line is just .225/.297/.426 on the year.
  • Second baseman Tyler Fitzgerald went 1-for-5 with his sixth home run in Triple-A, and 8th home run of the season overall, in a unique kind: inside the park.    It’s Fitzgerald’s third home run over his last six games.  He’s now batting .307/.382/.504 in Triple-A through 30 games.
  • Right fielder Clint Coulter went 2-for-5 with two doubles.  That gives Coulter 13 doubles on the season in Triple-A, and is one short of his total from last season that he had in 54 games.  In 52 games this season, he has six home runs to go with the 13 doubles, and a batting line of .262/.355/.432.
  • In relief, Nick Swiney had a scoreless inning, walking two but striking out three.  That’s now nine games in Triple-A for Swiney, who has a 3.46 ERA with 12 strikeouts to eight walks in 13.0 innings.
  • Reliever Chris Wright struck out two with a walk and a hit batter in his scoreless inning of work.  That gives him a 3.80 ERA through 17 Triple-A games this season, with 36 strikeouts and 17 walks in 21.1 innings.

AA: Bowie 6, Richmond 2


Richmond Notes:

  • It was just a bad day offensively for the Squirrels, who collected just four hits and no walks, yet still collected two runs.  But it wasn’t enough, as they struck out 16 times in the game, and lost 6-2.
  • Catcher Brandon Martorano had the only extra-base hit for the Squirrels on the day, going 1-for-3 with a double, his third of the season.  Martorano has played just 15 games in Richmond after missing more than a month due to injury.  He’s got a batting line of .188/,298/.313 with three doubles and a home run.
  • Wade Meckler went 1-for-4 in leadoff, and committed and error, his second in Richmond.  After ten games at Double-A, his batting line is .289/.400/.316, but with seven walks to six strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Ryan Murphy gave up a pair of runs in 4.0 innings, on only three hits, one walk, and a HBP.  He got three strikeouts.  Through 13 games, Murphy has a 5.12 ERA, with just 39 strikeouts to 22 walks in 45.2 innings.

High-A: Eugene 8, Spokane 5


Eugene Notes:

  • Eugene used a big inning to win this game.  Spokane was up 5-1 after the 5th inning, but the 7th inning went big.  After a leadoff double, the Emeralds got back-to-back home runs to score three runs right away.  Two more doubles, a triple, and a sacrifice fly put Eugene up 7-5 and on the way to the win.
  • The Emeralds got home runs from three of their part-time players.  The big game was by Edison Mora, who was 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.  It was his second straight game with a home run.  After 19 games at High-A, Mora is batting just .185/.243/.415, but has four doubles, a triple, and three home runs.
  • Ghordy Santos went 1-for-4 with his fourth home run of the season.  It was Santos’ first home run since May 2nd.  Santos has had three straight games with two hits before this, which has pushed his batting average up from .181 to .215.  In 39 games this season, he’s batting .215/.336/.380.
  • Catcher Max Wright had the third home run, going 1-for-4 with his second of the season.  It’s actually consecutive games for Wright with a home run, but his previous game played was back on June 10th.  Wright has a line of .159/.289/.275 in 22 games, with two doubles and two home runs.
  • Right fielder Carter Howell went 3-for-5 with a double and a triple.  That’s triples in consecutive games for Howell.  In 14 games at Eugene, Howell has two doubles and four triples, but no home runs.  That’s now as many triples in Eugene as he had in San Jose (over 39 games).  His High-A batting line is at .291/.371/.473.
  • Starting pitcher Miguel Yajure gave up four runs in 3.0 innings, off of eight hits and a walk, with a strikeout.  That’s now six runs allowed in two starts at Eugene for Yajure, over 6.1 innings, for an 8.53 ERA.  He had a 5.00 ERA in four starts at San Jose before moving up.
  • Reliever Ben Madison struck out three without allowing a baserunner in 2.0 innings.  Madison lowered his ERA to 3.62, and now has 52 strikeouts to 20 walks in 32.1 innings.

Low-A: San Jose 11, Rancho Cucamonga 4


San Jose Notes:

  • San Jose locked in a playoff berth for the fourth consecutive season, winning the California League first half championship with an 11-4 win.  San Jose scored two runs in five different innings in this game to run away with it.
  • Third baseman Thomas Gavello had a good day, going 1-for-2 with a home run, plus a walk and a HBP, and two stolen bases.  After a hot start, Gavello now has a batting line of .255/.416/.471 with eight doubles, a triple, and eight home runs, and now has four steals in six attempts.
  • Right fielder P.J. Hilson went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, with a stolen base.  That raises his batting line to .234/.291/.319 with two doubles and two home runs, and with five steals in as many attempts.
  • Diego Velasquez was 3-for-5 on his day, with all singles.  Velasquez now has a .335/.434/.463 batting line, with 12 doubles and four home runs, plus 26 walks to 37 strikeouts.  
  • Left fielder Matt Higgins was 2-for-5 with a double.  That gives Higgins 13 doubles, to go along with his one triple and seven home runs.  He’s got a batting line of .300/.389/.489, with 23 walks to 50 strikeouts over 47 games.
  • Starting pitcher Manuel Mercedes went 4.0 innings, with three runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts.  Mercedes has 30 strikeouts to 16 walks in 48.0 innings this season, with an ERA of 3.00.
  • Reliever Sam Delaplane went 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing two walks with three strikeouts.  Delaplane now has 18 strikeouts to 15 walks in 9.2 innings over ten games this season.

ACL: ACL Giants Black 7, ACL Cubs 4 (7 Innings)


ACL Giants Black Notes:

  • DH Elian Rayo went 1-for-2 with a walk, and his second home run of the season.  The 20-year old reportedly is putting up exit velocities that exceed Luciano’s recent home runs.  After nine games, Rayo has the two home runs to go with a .292/.419/.542 batting line.
  • Left fielder Jared Dupere picked up a double and a stolen base while going 2-for-4 in a rehab start.  It’s Dupere’s second rehab start after he went 0-for-3 on with three strikeouts on Tuesday.  Dupere was last seen on May 27th in Eugene.  He had a .262/.325/.416 over 40 games with High-A.
  • Center fielder Cesar Quintas lowered his batting average by going 2-for-4 on the day.  After nine games, he’s 12-for-23 (.522) with eight walks against two strikeouts for a .686 on-base percentage.
  • Starting pitcher Cesar Perdomo went 5.0 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits and a walk, with three strikeouts.  This was his first start in three appearances, and he now has 12 strikeouts to three walks in 13.0 innings.
  • Reliever Jorge Garcia struck out the side while allowing just one baserunner by way of HBP in his inning of work.  Garcia has a 6.23 ERA after four appearances, with 15 strikeouts to two walks and two HBP in 8.2 innings.

ACL: ACL Rockies 7, ACL Giants Orange 2 (7 Innings)


ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Right fielder Jairo Pomares was 1-for-1 with a double after playing just three innings, before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the 3rd.  After three games, the rehabbing Pomares is 3-for-7 (.429) with the double as his only extra-base hit.
  • The only multi-hit game was by catcher Javier Castillo who went 2-for-3 with a double.  After five games, he is 3-for-12 (.167) with a double, and three walks to three strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Seth Corry went 3.0 scoreless innings, on three hits and two walks, with five strikeouts.  Coming back from Tommy John, Corry has 6.2 scoreless innings, with 12 strikeouts to five walks in 6.2 innings.
  • Reliever Junior Flores struck out two while allowing three hits in 1.1 innings.  Combined in the ACL, Flores has a 4.91 ERA now with nine strikeouts to two walks in 7.1 innings.

DSL: DSL Giants Black 13, DSL Cardinals 11


DSL Giants Black Notes:

  • It was a big game for shortstop Keiberg Camacaro, who was 2-for-4 with two walks, hitting a grand slam and a triple.  That gives Camacaro two triples and a home run in seven games, going 7-for-28 (.250) with nine walks and 11 strikeouts.
  • Left fielder Saul Bautista was 1-for-6 with his first triple of the summer, pluse three strikeouts.  The triple is his first extra-base hit over four games, and he’s 3-for-15 (.200) so far.
  • Catcher Anyelo Gonzalez was 3-for-4 with a walk and three singles.  Gonzalez has a batting line after .333/.448/.500 with a double and a home run in seven games.
  • On a rough pitching day, the best appearance was by reliever Marlon Franco.  He went 2.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out three.  He has a 4.76 ERA after four games, with five strikeouts to no walks in 5.2 innings.

DSL: DSL Brewers 2 11, DSL Giants Orange 8


DSL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Right fielder Luis Frias led the day hitting-wise, going 4-for-6 with two doubles.  Frias has a batting line after seven games of .371/.389/.514, and has collected three doubles and one triple.
  • First baseman Brayan Ferrer went 2-for-5 with a double.  Ferrer is now 2-for-14 (.143) after three games, with that double, striking out three times with no walks.
  • Reliever Jose Gonzalez went 2.0 innings without allowing a baserunner, with two strikeouts.  He has a 3.60 ERA after four games, and has four strikeouts and no walks in 5.0 innings of work.