AAA: Sacramento 9, Reno 6

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3B Jason Krizan: 4-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B (12), 1 E (4)
LF Jaylin Davis: 2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR (5), 1 BB, 2 SO
C Joey Bart: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B (8)
CF Braden Bishop: 2-5, 2 R, 1 2B (7), 1 SO

SP Aaron Sanchez: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
RP Connor Menez: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
RP Gerson Garabito: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO
RP Caleb Baragar: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO
RP Trevor Hildenberger: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO

Sometimes you win by big innings, sometimes you win by peppering, and Sacramento did it the latter way.  Jaylin Davis led the way, with an RBI single in the fourth and a 2-run home run in the sixth, along with a Thairo Estrada RBI single to make it 4-2.  Arismendy Alcantara added a 2-run single in the 7th.  A pair of RBI singles in the 8th topped off the scoring.

Other Notes:

  • Jason Krizan’s 4-hit game was his third of the month.  He’s batting .397 (31-for-78) in the month of June, with four doubles and a solo home run.
  • Aaron Sanchez made his fourth rehab start of the season, and first in over a week after a blister ended his June 17th start early.  He only walked one, after walking six in his previous two starts (3.1 innings).
  • Jaylin Davis had his first multi-hit game since his first game of the season, which was on June 10th.  He’s got five home runs in 11 games this season in Triple-A.
  • Joey Bart is batting .319 in June, and that’s actually lower than his current batting average of .342.  He’s got eight doubles and seven home runs in 29 games with the River Cats this season.
  • And Thairo Estrada is a cool dude.  Just leaving this here.

AA: Richmond 10, Hartford 9

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1B Frankie Tostado: 4-5, 3 R, 5 RBI, 1 2B (8), 2 HR (4), 1 SO
RF Sandro Fabian: 2-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 SO
SS Simon Whiteman: 3-5, 1 R, 2 SO, 1 SB (6)
C Andres Angulo: 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 E (4), 1 HBP

SP Akeel Morris: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 2 HR
RP Frank Rubio: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO
RP Jose Marte: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
RP Joey Marciano: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
RP R.J. Dabovich: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO

Richmond both blew a big early lead, and then had the last-second comeback win.  The early lead started with a 2-out rally in the first, led by a David Villar walk, a Vince Fernandez double, and then four straight singles to put the Squirrels up 4-0 and batting around in the first inning.  In the second, with two on, Sandro Fabian had an RBI double, and Frankie Tostado a 2-run double to go up 7-0.

The Squirrels would blow the lead, falling behind 9-8 going into the final frame.  Villar led off the inning with a walk, but two outs quickly followed.  That brought up Frankie Tostado, who hit a 2-run home run to give the Squirrels a 10-9 win in their last out.

Other Notes:

  • Frankie Tostado was just the near-entirety of the Squirrels offense, accounting for six of the team’s 10 runs, and also hitting three of the team’s four extra-base hits.  Tostado had 18 home runs in 128 games at Augusta last year, and only has four so far in 43 games this season.
  • Akeel Morris made his second start of the season (and since 2013), but struggled to try to get into the 6th inning.  He did, however, collect seven strikeouts for the second straight game, but also gave up two home runs for the secons time.
  • Jose Marte gave up a run for the first time in his last three games.  He’s got 20 strikeouts in Richmond in 11.1 innings, with three walks.
  • It finally happened.  R.J. Dabovich got an out in Richmond that wasn’t a strikeout. The non-strikeout was the first batter he faced, a fly ball to left.  He did strike out the second and only other batter he faced, however.
  • Simon Whiteman had his fist 3-hit game in Richmond, and is finally off the interstate, now batting .220.  But he only got one stolen base despite being on so many times.  That gives him 6, moving him into a 8-way tie for 12th place in the league…despite having played just 10 games at the level, and all the others he’s tied with having played at least 31 and as many as 46.  The league leader is up to 17 on 21 attempts.

High-A: Vancouver 9, Eugene 1

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1B Logan Wyatt: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 CS (2)
C Rob Emery: 2-3

SP Aaron Phillips: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR
RP Jasier Herrera: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR

A day after Eugene’s winning streak ended, they had a game that was best described as lethargic.  The offense managed just four hits on the day, none of extra bases, though they did draw seven walks.  Meanwhile, the pitching wasn’t able to hold Vancouver off the board as they picked up nine runs.  But it was a beautiful Pride Night at the park.

Other Notes:

  • Logan Wyatt got a single and two walks, raising his on-base percentage to .410, even as his slugging percentage is .305.  He remains in a first place tie for walks in the league with 36 with Vancouver’s Spencer Horwitz, who also drew two walks in the game.
  • Aaron Phillips was shaky, but still stretched out to just beyond his previous season-high in innings (6.0), but was lifted with one out in the 8th.  On the season, Phillips has struggled in allowing hits, allowing a .324 batting average on the year.
  • Catcher Brandon Martorano left the game in the third after getting hit in the head with a pitch while batting.  He would get up and walk off under his own power, however.
  • Rob Emery replaced Martorano, and was the Emeralds’ best hitter with two hits.  Emery has gotten into five games at High-A, and his batting 4-for-14 with two doubles with three walks.

Low-A: San Jose 8, Rancho Cucamonga 2

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C Ricardo Genovés: 2-2, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 2B (11), 3 BB
DH Luis Toribio: 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (3), 1 BB
C Brett Auerbach: 3-4, 1 R
3B Casey Schmitt: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B (3)
SS Marco Luciano: 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B (10), 1 SO
RF Jairo Pomares: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B (4), 3 SO

SP Prelander Berroa: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, 1 HR
RP Haydn King: 1.0 IP,  H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
RP Austin Reich: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR

Two big innings powered this win for San Jose.  Tied 1-1 in the third, Brett Auerbach led off the inning with a single, and stole second before Jairo Pomares was hit by a pitch.  Ricardo Genovés walked to load the bases.  That allowed for Marco Luciano to clear the bases with a double, and he advanced to third on an error, and scored on a wild pitch to give the Giants four runs and a 5-1 lead.  It was 5-2 in the 7th, with Genovés doubling to lead off the inning, and scoring on a Casey Schmitt single.  Luis Toribio later homered with two runs, giving San Jose three in the inning.

Other Notes:

  • It was yet another strong game for Ricardo Genovés, as he has begun to really improve his plate discipline in recent games.  In the past three games, he’s walked six times to one strikeout, and has 16 walks to 12 strikeouts in 66 at-bats.  That’s after striking out 17 times and walking six in 70 at-bats.
  • Prelander Berroa made his longest start of the season, going 5.0 innings, and allowing just one run on a home run.  He also tied his season-high of eight strikeouts.
  • Luis Toribio hit a home run for his first time since June 13th.  His three home runs has matched his season total of 2019.  His season high was 10 in his first pro season, in the DSL.
  • Austin Reich struck out a batter for every out he got, but gave up three baserunners, including a solo home run, his second allowed on the season.  He has 43 strikeouts in 24.0 innings.
  • Casey Schmitt got into his first game since June 20th.  There’s been no reason given for his absence.