Victor Bericoto’s June has been full of home runs, and he now has another home run to lead the system.  Meanwhile, first round pick Reggie Crawford has a scoreless outing for San Jose, but struggles with his control for the first time.

AAA: Sacramento 5, Sugar Land 3


Sacramento Notes:

  • Sacramento pulled out a good win, holding off Sugar Land late.  The River Cats jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the top of the 5th, helped by a Michael Gigliotti double and a Brett Wisely home run.  It would be 5-1 going into the 9th, but Sugar Land hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th to make it close, but not close enough.
  • Second baseman Brett Wisely picked up his second Triple-A home run, on a 1-for-3 day with two walks.  That’s four home runs overall for Wisely, with two in the big leagues as well.  Wisely is batting .307/.464/.520 over 20 games in Sacramento with ten doubles and two home runs.
  • Also collecting his second home run at Triple-A was Bryce Johnson, who was 2-for-5.  It is his third home run overall, as he had one in 25 games at the big leagues.  Johnson has only played 13 games at Sacramento, and he has a .308/.390/.481 batting line, with three doubles and two home runs there. 
  • Left fielder Michael Gigliotti was 1-for-2 with two walks and a double.  That gives Gigliotti more walks (35) than strikeouts (34), with 11 doubles, a triple, and three home runs.  His batting line is .264/.398/.403 on the season.
  • Starter Sean Newcomb went 2.0 scoreless innings, striking out three and allowing just one walk.  That’s two appearances for Newcomb in Sacramento with five strikeouts and one walk in 3.0 innings.
  • Reliever Erik Miller went 1.0 innings, with one hit and one walk with two strikeouts.  In 16 games with Sacramento, Miller now has a 2.29 ERA with 27 strikeouts to 17 walks in 19.2 innings.

AA: Bowie 3, Richmond 2


Richmond Notes:

  • Richmond jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning, but it was all downhill from there.  Bowie got a sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning to get on the board, and a solo home run in the 5th tied the game.  But in the bottom of the 9th with one out, Bowie got one more inning, giving them a walkoff 3-2 win.
  • DH Andy Thomas had the key hit for the Squirrels, going 1-for-4 with a 2-run home run.  That gives Thomas six home runs to go with six doubles over 50 games this season.  Thomas now has a batting line of .202/.307/.341.
  • The only other hit for Richmond was first baseman Logan Wyatt, who was 1-for-3 with a walk.  That was Wyatt’s first hit at the level in his second game, as he’s now 1-for-5 (.200) with two walks to one strikeout.
  • Carson Seymour took the start, going 4.0 innings, giving up just one run on two hits with no walks, and striking out four.  Seymour now has a 3.26 ERA, with 29 strikeouts to 19 walks in 49.2 innings.

High-A: Eugene 13, Spokane 8


Eugene Notes:

  • This game was a high-scoring game for the Emeralds as they beat Spokane handily.  Their biggest hit was in the 1st inning, as Bericoto hitting his 13th home run to put Eugene up 2-0, and the team had two 4-run innings, each highlighted by an Edison Mora double to run away with this.
  • Bericoto’s high-powered June continued, as he was 1-for-4 with a home run, his 13th of the season.  It’s his fourth home run in six games, and six home runs over 14 games in the month.  He’s got a .312/.363/.558 batting line on the year.
  • Ghordy Santos was playing left, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple, and a double.  Santos now has seven doubles, two triples, and four home runs over 40 games.  He has a batting line of .224/.345/.408.
  • Catcher Adrian Sugastey was 3-for-5 with three singles on the game.  It’s Sugastey’s second straight game with three hits, and over the last two games, he’s raised his batting average 20 points.  He has a batting line of .278/.305/.396 on the year.
  • Second baseman Edison Mora was 2-for-4 with a walk and two doubles.  The game pushes Mora’s High-A batting average over the Mendoza Line, going from .185 to .203.  Over his last three games, Mora is 6-for-13 with three doubles and two home runs, and one walks to four strikeouts.
  • Center fielder Grant McCray was 2-for-5 with a walk.  It’s McCray’s first multi-hit game since June 8th.  He nudged his batting line up to .233/.341/.403 on the season.  He’s got eight doubles, four triples, and eight home runs in 59 games.
  • It was another struggle for starter Eric Silva, who gave up three runs in 2.2 innings, on four hits, two walks, and two wild pitches, with three strikeouts.  Silva’s ERA is now at a season-high 4.95.  He has 45 strikeouts to 26 walks in 43.2 innings.

Low-A: Rancho Cucamonga 2, San Jose 1


San Jose Notes:

  • A day after clinching the first half North Division title, San Jose lost a pitching duel.  San Jose struck first, scoring a run in the 4th inning on a wild pitch.  Rancho Cucamonga tied it in the 5th off of an RBI double.  The Quakes then scored the difference maker in the 8th.
  • Starting pitcher Reggie Crawford didn’t allow any runs in 1.2 innings, after he allowed five runs (in 3.2 innings) over his last two starts.  Crawford struck out two while allowing one hit and three walks, his first walks allowed this season.  He has 15 strikeouts to three walks in 9.0 innings, and has a 5.00 ERA after five games.
    • Crawford was throwing 96-99 with his fastball in this game, but he was out of control for the first time in his pro career.  He mostly was missing with his changeup (in the high 80’s) and his slurvy slider (in the low 80’s), both missing inside and out.
  • Shortstop Diego Velasquez was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases.  That gives him ten steals in 12 attempts.  Velasquez has three straight multi-hit games, in which he’s gone 7-for-14 with a double and a home run.  After 50 games, Velasquez has a batting line of .339/.435/.464.
  • Left fielder Matt Higgins was 1-for-3 with a walk, and two steals of his own.  Over 48 games, Higgins now has eight steals in nine attempts.  His batting line sits at .301/.391/.487 with 13 doubles, one triple and seven home runs.
  • Reliever Hayden Wynja gave up a run while taking the most innings, going 4.1 innings, and allowing just three hits and five strikeouts.  Wynja now has a 3.76 ERA after 15 appearances.  He has 51 strikeouts to 12 walks in 38.1 innings of work.

ACL Giants Black: Scheduled Day Off

ACL: ACL Angels 13, ACL Giants Orange 1


ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Shortstop Jean Carlos Sio was 2-for-4 with two singles.  Over nine games, Sio has a batting line of .323/.417/.452 with two doubles and a triple.
  • Right fielder Samuel Reyes was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.  Reyes is 9-for-23 (.391) but has yet to hit an extra-base hit on the season, with five walks to five strikeouts.
  • Also picking up two singles was left fielder Estanlin Cassiani, going 2-for-4.  He’s 6-for-23 (.261) over seven games, with a double, and two walks to two strikeouts.
  • Randy Rodriguez made his first rehab appearance, going a scoreless inning, striking out two and walking one.  He hasn’t been seen since June 4th.  Rodriguez had a 2.97 ERA in 16 games at Double-A Richmond before the injury.

DSL: DSL Giants Black 7, DSL Pirates Black 4


DSL Giants Black Notes:

  • Center fielder Carlos Concepcion went 1-for-3 with two walks, and his first double of the season.  After eight games, Concepcion is 6-for-33, with a double and a home run, with seven walks to seven strikeouts.  He has a batting line of .182/.317/.303.
  • Second baseman Dennys Riera, going 1-for-3 with a walk, hitting a double and stealing a base.  That gives him two of each on the season.  He’s 6-for-30 (.200) over nine games.
  • Shortstop Samuel Rodriguez went 1-for-4 and his fifth steal of the summer.  That gives Rodriguez five steals in six attempts over seven games, and he has five walks to six strikeouts.  He has an early batting line of .345/.441/.414.
  • Starting pitcher Carlos Molina gave up two runs on five hits and two walks (and two balks) over 4.0 innings, with five strikeouts.  That two starts for Molina, and now he has a 2.25 ERA with seven strikeouts and two walks in 8.0 innings.

DSL: DSL Giants Orange 4, DSL Angels 1


DSL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Center fielder Luis Frias went 4-for-5 with all singles.  Frias is now 17-for-40 (.425) on the summer, with three doubles and a triple, but has just one walk (that was intentional) with 12 strikeouts.
  • Shortstop Audie Jimenez went 2-for-4 with a double, the team’s only extra-base hit of the night.  Jimenez now has two doubles in eight games, and has a batting line of .280/.379/.360.
  • Starting pitcher Jose Rengel gave up a run in 3.2 innings, off of two hits, a walk, two wild pitches and a balk, while collecting three strikeouts.  Rengel has a 6.00 ERA in two starts, and now has seven strikeouts to two walks in 6.0 innings.
  • Reliever Jorge Martinez struck out two without allowing a baserunner in 2.0 innings of work.  He has a 1.50 ERA after four games, with seven strikeouts to two walks in 6.0 innings.