AAA: Sacramento 13, El Paso 5
- David Villar had a 2-home run game, going 2-for-3 with two walks, and matching his career high for home runs in a season with 20. Villar has had only four home runs in all of June in his pursuit, all four coming in his last five games. He’s batting just .239 (11-for-46) on the month with four doubles and four home runs.
- Another 2-home run game belonged to Jhonny Pereda, who was 2-for-4 with a walk. They were Pereda’s first two home runs on the season, in his 29th game. He’s batting .271 on the year with five doubles and two home runs.
- The rehabbing LaMonte Wade Jr. appeared in his fourth game, going 2-for-4 with a double and a home run. In this, his second rehab stint in Triple-A, Wade is 3-for-12 (.250) with the double and home run, and one walk to two strikeouts.
- First baseman Yermin Mercedes made his organizational debut, going 2-for-5 with two singles. The Giants claimed Mercedes over the weekend from the Chicago White Sox, after he missed April with a broken hamate bone in his left hand and hit .230/.376/.425 in 25 games since.
- Arquímedes Gamboa picked up Sacramento’s other home run, as he went 2-for-2 in a pinch-hit role for Will Wilson. Gamboa went 2-for-2 with a walk, and his home run was his fourth of the season.
- Starter Enmanuel De Jesus had a solid enough start, allowing a pair of runs in 5.0 innings on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts. De Jesus has a 5.12 ERA over four June starts, with 21 strikeouts to 11 walks in 19.1 innings.
- This game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday.
- With Richmond on pause, Akron took a half-game lead in the Eastern League Southwest ahead of the first half finish on Sunday. Erie sits a half-game behind Richmond. Both Erie and Akron have four games left, with Richmond holding five.
Game 1: Eugene 2, Tri-City 0 (7 Innings)
Game 2: Eugene 3, Tri-City 2 (7 Innings)
- Hunter Bishop led the Emeralds in Game 1, going 3-for-3, collecting three of the team’s five hits in game one, with his eighth home run of the season, although he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Game 2. It was Bishop’s second 3-hit game of the Month, and he has four of his home runs in the month.
- Carter Aldrete went 3-for-5 with his 11th home run (in Game 2), and his 12th double (in Game 1). Aldrete is batting .291/.352/.549 on the season, and is batting .364 in the month of June.
- Ghordy Santos went 2-for-6 with his 14th double and picked up his seventh stolen base of the season, although he was also caught for the fourth time. Santos has gone 26-for-84 (.310) in the month of June with seven doubles and three home runs, with two steals in four attempts.
- Najee Gaskins went 2-for-3 with a double in Game 2, and an infield single to get the walk-off win. In nine games at High-A, Gaskins is 11-for-30 (.367) with three doubles.
- Ryan Murphy had one of his best starts of the season, going a season-high 6.0 innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out five. It’s Murphy’s first start without allowing a run in the past four. On the season, Murphy now has 47 strikeouts to 12 walks in 31.0 innings, after a late start to the year.
Low-A: San Jose 10, Stockton 8 (10 Innings)
San Jose Notes:
- Riley Mahan hit his fourth home run of the season on a 2-for-5 day. It was his first home run since he hit two on June 9th.
- Vaun Brown had the most impactful home run with a 9th inning pinch-hit home run to tie the game. Brown now has 14 home runs on the season, and it was his first since June 10th. He has just three home runs in June.
- Garrett Frechette was 1-for-4 with his third home run on the season, and had a HBP. It’s Frechette first since all the way back on May 18th. On the season, Frechette is now batting .277 with a .340 on-base percentage and a .395 slugging percentage.
- Alexander Suarez had his seventh home run of the season on a 1-for-4 day. Suarez has had just one hit in each of his last four games, and has nudged his batting average up to .200.
- Victor Bericoto was also 1-for-4 with a home run of his own, also his seventh. On the season, Bericoto has hit .250, with ten doubles and seven home runs, with 29 walks to 61 strikeouts.
- Starter Eric Silva gave up a season-high seven runs in 3.2 innings, on four hits and a season-high five walks with three strikeouts. Silva has 60 strikeouts to 23 walks in 52.2 innings.
- In relief, Manuel Mercedes struck out seven in 4.0 innings, allowing an unearned run on one hit and three walks. Through four appearances in June, Mercedes has 16 strikeouts to seven walks in 13.0 innings.