It was Kyle Harrison day in Sacramento, but David Villar stole the show with a big day at the plate. Plus, Vaun Brown continues to hit well in Double-A as he gets up to speed.
AAA: Sacramento 10, Tacoma 6
- Kyle Harrison day resulted in another win, thanks most to two big innings. Sacramento scored five in the 2nd inning, with three singles, two walks, and a double. They doubled that, with five runs in the 6th, powered by David Villar’s 3-run home run. Harrison only pitched 3.2 innings, but since he allowed only one run, it put the River Cats and right momentum to win.
- It was a fine start for Kyle Harrison, as he gave up just one run in 3.2 innings, on four hits, three walks, and a HBP, with five strikeouts. The run came off a home run he allowed in the 2nd inning. It’s the third home run Harrison has allowed in 38 innings this season, with 66 strikeouts against 34 walks.
- Third baseman David Villar had another big day at the plate. Villar went 3-for-5 with a home run and a double. In 11 games at Sacramento, Villar has a batting line of .295/.392/.616 with two doubles and four home run, with seven walks to 14 strikeouts.
- Tyler Fitzgerald led the team with hits, going 4-for-5 and picked up a stolen base, his 10th at Sacramento. It’s Fitzgeralds first 4-hit game of the season, and jumped his batting average up from .282 to .313 in one game. Fitzgerald now has ten steals in as many attempts in Triple-A, and also had three in as many attempts over 19 games in Double-A before that.
- Luis Matos had a down day, going only 2-for-5 with a pair of singles. It’s his fourth straight game with multiple hits, but two hits is the least of all those four games. He’s gone 12-for-21 (.571) over that span, pushing his Sacramento batting average from .313 to .391.
- Making a rehab start was Joey Bart, going 1-for-4. It’s Bart’s first game since May 17th in San Francisco, where he was batting .231/.286/.295.
- Reliever Nick Avila gave up a run in 1.1 innings, on one hit, which of course was a home run. He did get three strikeouts, though. That gives him 23 strikeouts to 14 walks in 28.0 innings at Sacramento.
- Reliever Cole Waites went 1.1 innings, striking out one while giving up a hit and a walk. That extends his streak without allowing any runs to eight appearances since he was sent back to Sacramento on May 12th.
AA: Richmond 6, Erie 5
- Richmond pulled out a walk-off win in this one. The teams went into the final inning tied at five, and with one out in the 9th, Vaun Brown hit a single. He got some help getting to third, taking extra bases on a passed ball and a wild pitch. On third, Marco Luciano was up, and hit a sacrifice fly to knock in the winning run.
- Vaun Brown was hitting leadoff, and went 3-for-5 with a double. Brown has a batting line of .389/.463/.694 in Richmond, with three doubles, a triple, and two home runs in nine games with the team.
- Designated hitter Andy Thomas went 2-for-4 with his fifth home run of the season. The two hits were Thomas’ first since hitting his last home run four games ago, on May 28th. He now has five home runs in 40 games, and is halfway to his career-high, which was ten runs in 88 games last season between Eugene and Everett in High-A.
- Left fielder Carter Williams was 2-for-4 with a double, just his second on the season. Williams has a batting line of .242/.296/.414 on the year, with the two doubles against five home runs in Richmond.
- Second baseman Jimmy Glowenke had his best game so far in his short stint at Double-A. So far in Richmond, he’s 3-for-11 (.273) with one walks to three strikeouts.
- Starting pitcher Mason Black gave up three runs on four hits and a walk in 4.0 innings, with four strikeouts. He now has a 5.89 ERA, with 45 strikeouts to 15 walks in 36.2 innings of work.
High-A: Eugene 2, Vancouver 1
- Eugene pulled out a tight 2-1 game. Edison Mora gave Eugene the initial lead with a solo home run in the 3rd. Vancouver tied it up with a run in the 5th inning, but San Jose took the lead back in the 6th as newcomer Michael Wielansky hit a sacrifice fly for the win.
- Edison Mora went 1-for-4 and hit his first home run with Eugene. Mora has bounced between San Jose and Eugene this season, and in 13 games at Eugene, he’s only 4-for-42 (.095), but now he has both a home run and a double among those two hits. In 19 games at San Jose, he has four doubles and two home runs while batting .206.
- Carter Howell was the only Emerald with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with a strikeout. In four games at Eugene, Howell is now 7-for-17 (.412) with a double and a triple.
- Grant McCray went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. On the season, he’s got a .237/.350/.409 batting line with 29 walks to 67 strikeouts, and had seven doubles, two triples, and seven home runs.
- Logan Wyatt went 1-for-2 with two walks. Through 45 games, Wyatt has only 27 walks now, with 46 strikeouts. He’s got a .260/.362/.432 batting line, with eight doubles and seven home runs.
- The Giants signed Michael Wielansky out of the Atlantic League, where the 26-year old went .320/.400/.660 over 25 games, with five doubles, two triples, and eight home runs. He went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in his first game with Eugene. He las played in the affiliated minors back in 2021, when he played 18 games in the Houston system.
- Starter John Bertrand went 5.0 innings, giving up just the one run on two hits and a walk, with three strikeouts. In five games at Eugene, Bertrand has a 3.86 ERA, while he had a 2.65 ERA in five relief appearances at San Jose before that.
- Closer Tyler Myrick had a scoreless outing, giving up a hit while striking out one. Myrick now has a 1.02 ERA after 18 games, and has 16 strikeouts to three walks in 17.2 innings.
Low-A: San Jose 2, Fresno 1
San Jose Notes:
- This game went quick, without any scoring until the 6th inning. The Giants notched their first run with a sacrifice fly in the 6th, while they got a run on a fielder’s choice and error in the 8th to go up 2-0. Fresno picked up a run in the 9th in the worst way to score a run while being behind in the 9th: a run knocked in by a double play. The two outs quickly snuffed out the Fresno rally, and the game ended one batter after.
- Despite this game being mostly a pitcher’s duel, Diego Velasquez got on base every time he came to the plate, going 1-for-1 with two walks and a HBP. Velasquez now has a batting line of .325/.431/.425 with ten doubles and two home runs, and 24 walks to 32 strikeouts this season.
- Both of San Jose’s runs were knocked in by Matt Higgins, who went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. Higgins is hitting .291/.377/.483 with nine second basemen, a triple, and six home runs.
- Turner Hill got into his second game, going 1-for-4 with a walk. He’s 2-for-8 (.250) with a double in his first two games with San Jose.
- Starter Gerelmi Maldonado had a great start, going 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits with five strikeouts. It was just Maldonado’s second start of the year without allowing any runs. He has a 4.22 ERA, with 37 strikeouts to 23 walks with 32.0 innings.
- Esmerlin Vinicio had 2.0 scoreless innings, giving up only two hits to four strikeouts. Vinicio now has 24 strikeouts to 18 walks in 27.1 innings , and has a 3.62 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP.