The rehab road has been long, but Seth Corry is looking good in four games at his rehab. And Dennys Riera had a huge day in the DSL! But…if we’re talking about the rookie leagues in the summary, that means it probably wasn’t a great day elsewhere…and, uh, yeah.
AAA: Round Rock 15, Sacramento 6
- Okay, this game was just a blowout in Texas. Round Rock absolutely destroyed Sacramento, with most of the River Cats runs coming late in the game, with four runs in the 9th. Not much more to say.
- Third baseman Armando Alvarez returned to Triple-A, and went 2-for-3 with a walk, and his second home run of the season. Alvarez was last seen in Triple-A back on April 12th. Alvarez has played eight games in the ACL as part of his rehab.
- Center fielder Bryce Johnson was 2-for-5 with his third home run in Triple-A. Johnson has played just 16 games in Sacramento, but has four doubles and three home runs, with a line of .313/.397/.516.
- Starting pitcher Kai-Wei Teng made his Triple-A debut but got hit hard. Teng gave up five runs on seven hits with three walks in 3.0 innings, with just four strikeouts. Teng pitched in 12 games at Richmond this season, with a 4.75 ERA and had 68 strikeouts to 20 walks in 47.1 innings, but had allowed 38 hits for a .225 average allowed.
AA: Richmond 3, Harrisburg 2 (11 Innings)
- Richmond and Harrisburg had a very even game. Both teams scored two runs in the 6th inning, and that 2-2 tie held until extra innings. But as the bottom of the 11th rolled around, Andy Thomas didn’t waste any time, hitting a single as the first batter of the half-inning and knocking in the ghost runner for the win.
- Wade Meckler went 1-for-3 with two walks. In six games since returning to action, Meckler has three games with two walks. Overall, with 22 at-bats, he has six walks to five strikeouts.
- First baseman Carter Aldrete went 1-for-2 with two walks before he was lifted for a pinch-runner late in the game. Aldrete now has 19 walks to 61 strikeouts after 59 games. Aldrete has a batting line of .244/.306/.423.
- Marco Luciano went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts, and picked up his fifth steal of the season. Luciano now has 53 strikeouts to 25 walks after 39 games, and his batting line is .196/.310/.434. He’s got five steals on the season without having been caught.
- Starting pitcher Mason Black went 5.0 shutout innings, giving up just two hits and two walks, while striking out six. Black lowered his ERA to 4.35, with 61 strikeouts to 18 walks in 49.2 innings.
- In relief, Evan Gates struck out two without allowing a baserunner in his inning of work. Gates has a 4.38 ERA on the season, with 31 strikeouts to 14 walks in 24.2 innings.
High-A: Vancouver 11, Eugene 4
- Just like Sacramento, Eugene got blown out in this game. This came mostly from a 7-run 5th inning that Eugene allowed by giving up six singles, a walk, and a double that capped off the hits.
- The only Emerald with multiple hits was catcher Adrian Sugastey went 2-for-4. That nudged Sugastey’s batting average up to .287 with a .312 on-base percentage and .404 slugging percentage.
- Second baseman Ghordy Santos went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. That extends Santos’ hitting streak up to eight games, in which he’s gone 13-for-30 (.433) with four doubles, two triples and a home run. Santos has an overall batting line of .237/.360/.422 this year.
- Also extending a good streak was left fielder Edison Mora, was 1-for-3 with a double. Mora now has a 6-game hitting streak, where he’s gone 9-for-24 (.375) with five doubles and two home runs.
- Starting pitcher Nick Sinacola gave up three runs in 4.0 innings, off of five hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Sinacola has a 5.29 ERA on the year after 14 games, with 63 strikeouts to 17 walks in 49.1 innings.
- Reliever Ben Madison went 2.0 shutout innings, not allowing any baserunners and struck out three. Madison now has 55 strikeouts to 20 walks in 34.1 innings.
Low-A: Stockton 17, San Jose 5
San Jose Notes:
- Yeah, another blowout. Stockton pounded San Jose pitching in this game, and it was an ugly game, with nine total errors between the two teams. Let’s just talk about some of the stats.
- Catcher Onil Perez was the only Giant with multiple hits and the only one with an extra-base hit. Perez was 2-for-5 with a double, and also picked up a stolen base. Perez has a batting line of .313/.376/.413 on the year, with seven doubles, three triples, and one home run, with 15 walks to 18 strikeouts, and the catcher has ten steals on as many attempts.
- First baseman Zach Morgan went 1-for-3 with a walk, and one of the errors in the game. Morgan has 30 walks to 35 strikeouts, with a batting line of .220/.344/.353.
- It was the first really bad game for the talented Gerelmi Maldonado, as he gave up eight runs in 3.0 innings, on four hits, four walks, two wild pitches and a HBP, while striking out six. Maldonado had allowed one run or less in each of his last four games. His ERA jumped up from 3.60 to 5.02 in this game. He has 54 strikeouts to 28 walks in 43.0 innings.
ACL: ACL Reds 3, ACL Giants Black 0
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Yes, the ACL Giants Black were no-hit (over seven innings), with just two walks. And to add injury to insult, it was under 100 degree weather.
- Starter Cesar Perdomo gave up three runs in 5.0 innings, on ten hits and a walk allowed, with four strikeouts. Perdomo had allowed just 11 hits total in his first three starts (13.0 innings), and his batting average allowed jumped from .216 ro .292 in the game. He has a 3.50 ERA on the summer.
ACL: ACL Giants Orange 3, ACL Dodgers 1
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- In his continuing rehab, Seth Corry had a great start. He went 4.0 shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk, with seven strikeouts. In four rehab starts, the 24-year old Corry has yet to give up a run, with 19 strikeouts to six walks in 10.2 innings.
- Shortstop Jean Carlos Sio went 1-for-4 with his first home run of the summer. Over 11 games, Sio has two doubles, a triple, and now the home run, with five walks to eight strikeouts. On the summer, he’s batting .282/.364/.462.
- Second baseman Ramon Peralta went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double. Peralta’s now got three doubles in ten games this summer. He has a .233/.361/.333 batting line on the summer.
DSL: DSL Giants Black 4, DSL Tampa Bay 1
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- What a game for second baseman Dennys Riera, who went 2-for-3 with two home runs and a walk! The 18-year old now has three home runs to go with two doubles in 11 games to kick off his second season in the DSL. He had only two home runs in 25 games last season. He also now has seven walks to eight strikeouts in 50 plate appearances.
- Center fielder Rayner Arias continued his strong run, going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base. He did commit his first error of the season, though. Over nine games, Arias has a batting line of .412/.543/.853 with four doubles, one triple, three home runs, ten walks to nine strikeouts, and three steals in four attempts.
- The starting pitcher was Carlos Lopez, and he had a great game. He threw five shutout innings, giving up just a hit and a walk, while striking out seven. It’s the 20-year old’s third start, and he has a 2.19 ERA, with 15 strikeouts to two walks in 12.1 innings of work.
- Reliever Jose Bello struck out five in 3.0 innings without allowing a run, giving up only a hit or walk. It was Bello’s first relief appearances in three games, and his first without allowing any runs. He has a 6.00 ERA with 13 strikeouts to three walks in 9.0 innings.
DSL: DSL Giants Orange 6, DSL Brewers 2 3
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- Second baseman Audie Jimenez went 1-for-3 with a walk and his first home run of the season. Jimenez now has the one home run to go with two doubles, going 10-for-36 (.278) with four walks to 12 strikeouts.
- Center fielder Luis Frias went 1-for-4 with a walk and his first home run of the year as well, plus with a steal. Frias has a .358/.393/.528 batting line after 11 games with four doubles, a triple, and a home run, with three walks to 14 strikeouts. He has six steals in seven attempts.
- Right fielder Angel Guzman was 1-for-3 with two walks. After 12 games, Guzman has a line of .438/.526/.729, with six doubles, a triple, and two home runs, and now has eight walks to 11 strikeouts.
- The starting pitcher was Alfonso Perez, who went 4.0 innings, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks, while striking out one. That’s Perez’s third start, but his first allowing earned runs, so he has a 1.80 ERA with six walks to seven strikeouts in 10.0 innings.