AAA: Scheduled Day Off

Sacramento got its usual Wednesday off, and come home from rainy-ish Washington.  The River Cats will begin a series at home against the Salt Lake Bees starting on Thursday.

AA: Somerset 7, Richmond 5 (11 Innings)

Top Lines

3B David Villar: 3-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 HBP
1B Frankie Tostado: 2-5, 2 RBI, 2 SO
RF Andy Sugilio: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 2B (3), 2 SO
SS Simon Whiteman: 0-5, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 SB (1)

SP Caleb Kilian: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO
RP Norwith Gudino: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 SO
RP Jose Marte: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
RP Frank Rubio: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR

This game got a bit exciting, too exciting for the Squirrels, at the end.  With a 1-run lead in the ninth inning, the Patriots got two singles and two outs, leading to a 2-out double to save the team and tie the game at the last moment.  The teams traded runs in the 10th, as David Villar hit an RBI single for the Squirrels, but an RBI double in the bottom half tied it again at 5.  In the 11th, the Squirrels didn’t score, and Somerset hit a 1-out 2-run home run to walk off the game.

Other Notes:

  • David Villar’s 3-hit game broke a 4-game hitless streak.  Villar hasn’t had a multi-hit game since May 15, and his average has dropped from .300 to .208 over the month.
  • Caleb Kilian gave up more runs in this game than any start before in this season, but also hit a high in strikeouts in his four games at Double-A, after topping out at 4 previously.
  • Frankie Tostado has three multi-hit games over his last four.  He has 35 strikeouts against 9 walks in 131 plate appearances.
  • Jose Marte gave up his first run since his 4-run game on June 2nd.  He has 15 strikeouts to two walks, in 7.2 innings.

High-A: Eugene 7, Hillsboro 4

Top Lines

2B Tyler Fitzgerald: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 SO
LF Diego Rincones: 1-2, 2 R, 1 2B (5), 2 BB, 1 SO
RF Franklin Labour: 1-2, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR (4), 2 BB

SP Kai-Wei Teng: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO, 1 HR
RP Ryan Walker: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO

The Emeralds emulated their big league affiliates in scoring four runs in the 8th to win this game.  Too bad there was no cove shot, since, well, it’s the middle of Oregon.  It also wasn’t a grand slam…but close.  The inning started with a pair of walks, and Tyler Fitzgerald singled home a run.  Franklin Labour followed that up with a 3-run home run, giving Eugene a 7-4 lead for the win.

Other Notes:

  • Franklin Labour hit his first home run in the month of June, pushing his slugging percentage back over .400 for the first time since June 6th.
  • Kai-Wei Teng came back for his first start since his suspension, and posted one of his best games of the season, still getting double-digit strikeouts.  Teng last pitched on May 29th, when he was removed early.
  • Ryan Walker had his second game without allowing a run since giving up a run in four straight outings.
  • Diego Rincones had his first double (with the Emeralds) since a doubleheader on May 10th, giving him five on the season.  Since returning from the Olympics, Rincones is 2-for-16.

Low-A: San Jose 6, Modesto 5

Top Lines

SS Marco Luciano: 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 CS (3)
C Ricardo Genovés: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B (6), 1 BB, 1 SO
RF Carter Williams: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B (1), 1 SO

SP Ryan Murphy: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR
RP Brooks Crawford: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO

Another game that was similar, but not quite, to the Tuesday comeback in the bigs.  The little Giants gave Modesto a 5-0 lead after three innings.  In the fifth, the Giants led off the inning with a single by Casey Schmitt and a double by Carter Williams, followed by a 1-out walk to Abdiel Layer to load the bases.  A Jairo Pomares groundout and a Luis Matos single scored all three runners to make it 5-3.  In the 8th, a Ricardo Genovés double and Marco Luciano singled put two runners on, and they were on second and third after a passed ball.  That allowed a wild pitch to score both runs, tying the game.  In the ninth, Abdiel Layer walked, and Jairo Pomares singled.  That led to a Luis Matos groundout, which scored the eventual winning run.

Other Notes:

  • Marco Luciano’s 2-hit game was his first since June 9th. He’s 14-for-51 (.275) in the month of June, but he impressively has 12 walks and nine strikeouts for the month.  That’s a big turnaround since striking out 20 times and walking just six times in May.
  • Ryan Murphy had his roughest start, giving up a season-high five earned runs.  A big part of it was allowed a pair of home runs, when he’d allowed three home runs in his previous seven starts.
  • It was the fourth double of the month for Ricardo Genovés, and his third straight hit that was for extra bases.  He’s 3-for-13 over his past three games, with two home runs and today’s double.
  • Carter Williams made his pro debut, notching a double for his first pro hit.  Williams was an undrafted free agent signed out of North Carolina Central University after the 2020 draft.