Some big news and a long-awaited promotion going to Eugene!
Vaun Brown, the highest-drafted hitter in the 2021 draft (10th round) has been tearing through the California League since the start of the year, so this move has been long awaited.
In other move news:
Helvy has had a 3.12 ERA through 21 relief appearances at High-A Eugene, with 40 strikeouts to 12 walks.
Also, though not on any tweets, Richmond catcher Rob Emery was sent down to Eugene. This is less of a demotion and more about playing time, as Joey Bart going back to Triple-A pushed Ricardo Genovés to Double-A and the waterfall continued.
AAA: El Paso 11, Sacramento 8
- Bryce Johnson had the team’s only home run, going 1-for-2 with two walks. It was his third home run of the season, and first since the first of June.
- Heliot Ramos was the only Cat with multiple hits, going 2-for-5 with his 7th double, and a walk. The 2-hit game breaks a streak of three hitless games for Ramos. Ramos is 47-for-217 through 55 games at Sacramento this season, with seven doubles and six home runs.
- David Villar had a very unique game, going 0-for-1 but with four walks. Villar has seven walks in his last three games, while going 2-for-8. He has 37 walks to 71 strikeouts this season, with a .398 on-base percentage on top of a .272 batting average.
- LaMonte Wade Jr. was 1-for-4 with a double with a walk in the 5th game of his rehab. He’s 4-for-16 with two doubles and a home run.
- Birthday boy Tristan Beck had the start, but had a rough game. He allowed six runs, five earned, on seven hits and three walks, plus a hit batter, in 3.0 innings, with 4 strikeouts. Beck has struck out 60 to 26 walks in 58.1 innings.
AA: Richmond 6, Portland 1
- Michael Gigliotti went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, and his sixth home run of the year. Gigliotti is batting .275 (14-for-51) in June, with 11 walks to ten strikeouts.
- Frankie Tostado hit his tenth home run of the season on a 1-for-4 day. Tostado is batting .294/.341/.489 through 51 games, with 13 doubles and one triple.
- Brett Auerbach went 1-for-4 with his seventh double of the season. Auerbach has gone just 12-for-65 (.185) on the month of June so far.
- Kai-Wei Teng had his best game of the season, with a season-high 11 strikeouts while allowing just one unearned run on one hit and three walks. That gives Teng 75 strikeouts to 38 walks in 67.2 innings this season.
- Reliever Ryan Walker struck out two with one walk in 1.0 innings. Walker has 23 strikeouts to nine walks in 22.0 innings, for a 3.68 ERA.
High-A: Eugene 5, Tri-City 3
- Nick Swiney had a huge game, with a season-high 12 strikeouts through 6.0 innings. He allowed just one unearned run, with two hits to two strikeouts. Swiney has 61 strikeouts to 18 walks on the season through 47.1 innings.
- Hunter Bishop had the big hit for the Emeralds, going 2-for-3 with a grand slam for his ninth home run of the season. The hit gives Bishop his fifth home run in a resurgent June, in which he’s 22-for-82 (.268) with the five home runs and five doubles.
- Catcher Max Wright went 1-for-2 in his fifth game at Eugene, and is now 4-for-14 (.286). Wright left the game with one out in the 6th inning, with no reason listed.
- Rob Emery made his High-A debut in the middle of the game, replacing Wright. Emery only caught for four batters, and struggled with his throws, committing two errors before being lifted for a pinch hitter. Emery had two errors at catcher in 11 games at Richmond before he moved down to Eugene.
Low-A: San Jose 16, Stockton 4
San Jose Notes:
- Grant McCray went 3-for-6 with a grand slam, his 9th of the year, with a HBP and his 21st stolen base. McCray has three home runs in his last four games, and is 12-for-29 (.414) over the last six games. On the year, he’s batting .292/.374/.510 with 21 steals in 27 attempts.
- Garrett Frechette was 3-for-4 with two doubles, giving him eight doubles on the season, with a HBP and a sacrifice fly. Over his last five games, Frechette has gone 10-for-22 (.455) with four doubles and a home run.
- Victor Bericoto went 4-for-6 with his 11th double. It’s Bericoto’s first 4-hit game of the season, bumping his batting average from .250 to .262. Bericoto now has 11 doubles and seven home runs in 55 games this year.
- Alexander Suarez also had a 4-hit game, going 4-for-6 on the day. It was also Suarez’s first 4-hit game of the year, as he bumped up his batting average from .200 to .219.
- Carter Williams continues to run through the California League, going 3-for-4 with two walks. In nine games since returning to San Jose, he has a batting line of .483/.605/.793 with three doubles and two home runs, with ten walks to ten strikeouts.
- Seth Lonsway took the start, striking out six in 4.2 innings, giving up four runs on four hits and three walks. Lonsway has 64 strikeouts to 29 walks in 50.0 innings so far this season.
ACL: ACL Giants Black 9, ACL Cubs 4
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Center fielder Mauricio Pierre had the team’s only extra-base hit, with his second double of the season on a 1-for-4 day with a steal. Pierre’s other double came on June 7th, the second day of the season. He’s batting .324 (11-for-34) on the season, though with just two walks to 12 strikeouts.
- Anyesber Sivira was the only Giants with two hits, going 2-for-5. He’s hitting 11-for-32 (.344) on the season, with a .417 on-base percentage and a .594 slugging percentage.
- Starter Joe Kemlage threw 4.0 scoreless innings to extend his scoreless streak to open the season to 16.0 innings. Kemlage gave up three hits and a walk, with six strikeouts. He now has 25 strikeouts to two walks with nine hits allowed this season.
ACL: ACL Rangers 5, ACL Giants Orange 3
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Center fielder Kwan Adkins picked up his second home run of the season on a 1-for-4 day. Adkins has gone 10-for-48 (.208) in 13 games to start this season.
- Right fielder Tyler Forner went 1-for 3 in this game, and struck out just once. In 37 at-bats, Forner is batting .297 (11-for-37) with 19 strikeouts to four walks.
- Starting pitcher Mikell Manzano struck out a season-high eight in 4.0 innings, allowing two runs, three hits and two walks. Through 18.0 innings, Manzano has struck out 25 and walked five.
DSL: DSL Giants Black 5, DSL Phillies White 0
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- Left fielder Saul Bautista got on base three times, going 1-for-2 with two walks and also two steals, to give him seven on the season. Bautista has only 27 plate appearances in nine games, and he’s gone 4-for-16 (.250) with a double, a triple, eight walks to six strikeouts, and seven steals in eight attempts.
- Center fielder Luis Frias went 1-for-3 with a walk, with his fifth steal. Frias has gone 9-for-35 with two doubles, with eight walks to nine strikeouts, and five steals to seven attempts.
- Starting pitcher Luis Bermudez didn’t give up a hit in 4.2 shutout innings, allowing just two walks and a HBP, but collecting just one strikeout. The two walks are Bermudez’s first of the year. In 13.2 innings, he only has seven strikeouts to two walks and three hits this year.
DSL: DSL Rays 8, DSL Giants Orange 3
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- Designated hitter Juan Perez led the Giants by going 2-for-3. Through 12 games, Perez is just 7-for-36 (.194), with today’s game being his first with multiple hits.
- Third baseman Jose Ramos went 1-for-3 on the day. Ramos is 11-for-35 (.314) with seven walks to ten strikeouts.
- Starting pitcher Jose Rojas allowed two runs on just one hit in 4.0 innings, but the hit was a home run, along with three walks. Rojas also struck out four. In three starts, Rojas has seven strikeouts to six walks in 10.1 innings.