AAA: Sacramento 5, Tacoma 2
- Jason Vosler led the River Cats with three hits, and one of the team’s four home runs, his 4th of the season. It was Vosler’s first home run since June 8th. Vosler is hitting .225 (9-for-40) in Triple-A in the month of June.
- David Villar got a home run for the second straight game, hitting his 18th of the season in a 1-for-4 day. With the home run, Villar is just two home runs away from his career high for a season, and it’s only mid-June.
- Isan Díaz got his 12th home run, also going 1-for-4. Díaz now has six home runs over his last ten games, though he’s still batting just .224 in 33 games with Sacramento.
- The fourth home run belonged to Ka’ai Tom, hitting his sixth on a 1-for-3 day. Four of Tom’s six home runs have now come in June, as he’s batting 15-for-45 (.333) on the day. Tom is batting .271/.360/.458 on the season.
- LaMonte Wade Jr. began his rehab by going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. It’s the first of what should be several games for his rehab in Sacramento.
- Starter Raynel Espinal allowed two runs in his first inning of work, but that was all the runs he allowed in 5.0 innings, on eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Through three starts in June, Espinal has struck out 24 to six walks in 15.0 innings.
- Reliever Shelby Miller went two scoreless innings, striking out one while allowing one hit. Since joining Sacramento, Miller has a 1.50 ERA over 6.0 innings, with five strikeouts to one walk.
AA: Richmond 10, Harrisburg 2
- Diego Rincones went 2-for-4 with his third home run of the season as his June resurgence continues. It’s back-to-back games with a home run, and three straight games with multiple hits. In the month of June, Rincones is 16-for-42 (.381) with three doubles and three home runs.
- Tyler Fitzgerald had a big day, hitting his ninth home run while going 2-for-3 with two walks. The game broke a 5-game hitless streak for Fitzgerald, who is batting .195/.312/.385 on the season.
- Frankie Tostado collected his eighth home run of the year, going 1-for-4 in the game. It was just his first home run since back on May 29th. So far in June, Tostado is batting .200 (11-for-55) with three doubles, a triple, and a home run.
- Starter Kai-Wei Teng struck out eight while allowing two runs in 6.0 innings, allowing six hits and three walks. Teng has now allowed at least two runs in his last 12 games, with only his season debut on April 9th where he’s allowed less. He has a 5.28 ERA with a .268 batting average allowed.
High-A: Eugene 13, Vancouver 0
- Luis Matos had his best day at the plate all season, going 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles, as well as a walk and his third steal of the season. Before this game, Matos had not had more than two hits in any game this year. He raised his batting average from .159 to .196.
- Casey Schmitt hit his 10th home run of the season on a 2-for-5 day with a walk. It’s Schmitt’s second home run in the last five games and third in his last nine. It puts Schmitt back into a tie for the team lead in home runs with Carter Aldrete, and two behind the league leaders at 12.
- Speaking of Aldrete, he was 2-for-5 with his 11th double and a walk. Aldrete now has 11 doubles and ten home runs while batting .280 with a .348 on-base percentage.
- Najee Gaskins was 2-for-5 with a walk and his second double since his promotion to High-A. In 6 games with Eugene, Gaskins is 8-for-20 (.300) with two doubles after batting .274 in San Jose.
- Starter Nick Swiney had a strong start, with 6.0 shutout innings, allowing just four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. It was Swiney’s longest outing of the season, and he now has 49 strikeouts to 16 walks in 41.1 innings.
- The Emeralds clinched the Northwest League first half title with the win, guaranteeing them a place in the Championship Series at the end of the season.
Low-A: San Jose 11, Fresno 3
San Jose Notes:
- Victor Bericoto picked up his sixth home run on a 3-for-5 day. It’s Bericoto’s fifth 3-hit day of the season. He has six home runs and 10 doubles in 50 games this season.
- Carter Williams continued his successful run in San Jose with his second home run in four games at the level. Williams is a combined 6-for-13 with two home runs, and three walks to six strikeouts.
- Aeverson Arteaga went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. It was Arteaga’s second 3-hit game in his last four, as he’s raised his batting line to .282/.343/.463 with 16 doubles, two triples, and seven home runs.
- Garrett Frechette also had a 3-hit game, hitting his fifth double of the season. Through the month of June, Frechette is batting .354 (17-for-48), but the double is only his first extra-base hit on the month.
- Seth Lonsway had a strong start, giving up just three unearned runs in 5.1 innings, on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts. It was Lonsway’s first start and longest appearance of the season, and his first time going over 4.0 innings this season. He has 58 strikeouts to 26 walks in 45.1 innings.
- Reliever Hunter Dula struck out four in 2.1 innings. He has 26 strikeouts to five walks in 19.2 innings this year.
- Jose Cruz faced four batters and struck out all four of them. In 16 games, Cruz has 32 strikeouts to eight walks in 17.1 innings.
ACL: ACL Giants Black 3, ACL Giants Orange 2
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- The ACL Black team got just one hit, but still scored three runs to win. The one hit was by second baseman Anyesber Sivira, hitting his second home run of the year. Sivira has two home runs over his last three games.
- Starting pitcher Nomar Medina had a huge game, striking out ten over 5.0 shutout innings, allowing five hits and a walk. Through 13.0 innings, Medina now has 19 strikeouts to one walk, though he’s allowed five runs, four earned, with 17 hits allowed.
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Jairo Pomares, working at first base, went 1-for-3 with a walks and a double, his third in his time in the ACL. Through four games in the ACL, Pomares has three doubles and three home runs.
- Right fielder/second baseman Cesar Quintas had two hits, including his first double of the season. It was Quintas’ first multi-hit game of the season and first extra-base hit of any kind. He’s hitting .172/.242/.207 through nine games.
- Mikell Manzano was the starter for the Orange team, allowing just one hit, a home run, and no walks while striking out six in 5.0 innings. Manzano now has 17 strikeouts to three walks in 14.0 innings.
DSL: DSL BOS Red 6, DSL Giants Black 3
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- Shortstop Audie Jimenez led the team with a 2-for-3 day. Jimenez has jumped between the two DSL teams, and these were his first hits with the Black team. Overall, he’s 3-for-19 (.158) over seven total games.
- Left fielder Eliam Sandoval went 1-for-4 with his first steal of the season. The 18-year old is 7-for-32 (.219), but has two doubles and two home runs over nine games.
- Starter Ricardo Estrada gave up five runs in 3.0 innings, on six hits and two walks. Estrada has a 9.31 ERA through three starts, with 13 runs, 10 earned, in 9.2 innings.
Game 1: DSL Angels 6, DSL Giants Orange 1 (Completion of June 14 Game)
Game 2: DSL Giants Orange 8, DSL Angels 7
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- Right fielder/first baseman Jediael Maduro had two very different games in these two. He went 0-for-3 in the first game, then went 4-for-4 with a home run in Game 2. It was Maduro’s second home run of the year. Through 10 games, he’s batting .438/.538/.688 on the season.
- Third baseman/shortstop Jose Ramos also took an 0-fer in Game 1, but went 2-for-4 in Game 2. Through eight games, Ramos is batting .318/.423/.500 with two doubles and a triple.
- Melvin Pineda took the start in Game 1, allowing four runs on four hits and a walk in 2.0 innings, though he struck out three. He also had three wild pitches. Pineda has six strikeouts to three walks in 4.0 total innings, but has also allowed eight hits leading to six runs.
- The Game 2 starter was Jorge Martinez, who gave up five runs, four earned, on five hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. Martinez has struck out 15 but walked seven in 11.0 innings.