AAA: Reno 11, Sacramento 8

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SS Arismendy Alcántara: 3-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B (3), 1 HR (6), 1 SO
CF Jaylin Davis: 3-5, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR (7), 1 SO
RF Braden Bishop: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (3), 1 BB, 1 SO
PH Peter Maris: 1-1, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (3)
LF Bryce Johnson: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (4)

SP Scott Kazmir: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR
RP Tyler Cyr: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR
RP Yunior Marte: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO,1 HR
RP Luis González: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR

It’s not often that hitting five home runs leads to a loss, but when the other team also hits five home runs in the central valley heat, that’ll do it.  The teams traded home runs in the first two innings, but Reno’s were each 2-run home runs, with Sacramento’s two being solo home runs.  Sacramento got five runs in the 4th off of a Peter Maris 2-run homer and a Jaylin Davis 3-run home run.  But Reno would score five more over the next two innings to get those runs back, and picked up a pair in the ninth to ice the game.

Other Notes:

  • Arismendy Alcántara had his first game of at least three his since June 6th.  He’s batting .299/.349/.597 on the season, with six home runs, three doubles, and a triple.
  • Jaylin Davis now has seven home runs in 14 games at Triple-A this season, an has 19 strikeouts to eight walks in 67 plate appearances.
  • Scott Kazmir gave up his first runs since returning from San Francisco, and has now allowed 4 runs in 14.0 innings (2.57) in his second stint in Triple-A.
  • Braden Bishop hit his second home run in three games.  Since being picked up by the Giants organization, Bishop is batting .370/.429/.576 with six doubles, two triples, and three home runs in 22 games.
  • Joey Bart didn’t get a hit, but heck, he was still nailing runners.

AA: Binghamton 5, Richmond 2

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RF Andy Sugilio: 3-4, 1 SB (5), 1 CS (2), 1 E (1)
1B Frankie Tostado: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B (10), 2 SO
CF Heliot Ramos: 1-4,1 R, 1 3B (1)

SP Phil Pfeifer: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
RP Ronnie Williams: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO
RP Patrick Ruotolo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO

Binghamton took a big inning to win this game.  They led off the second inning with a couple of singles and a walk to load the bases.  That led to a bases-clearing double.  One more RBI single, and the Rumble Ponies had a 4-0 lead that would be too much to overcome.

Other Notes:

  • Andy Suguilio’s 3-hit game ended a 5-game hitless streak.  Sugilio is batting .269/.322/.296 on the season.
  • Phil Pfeifer matched his season-high in strikeouts with six, but continued to give up both hits and runs.  Pfeifer has a 6.48 ERA in Double-A, with a .309 average allowed.
  • Ronnie Williams is posting the best ERA of his career, with a 1.19 ERA so far this season.  His lowest ERA in any season was 3.40 in 2016, in Short-A and Low-A ball in the Cardinals system.
  • Heliot Ramos hit his first triple of the season, a drive to center field.  He would come around to score as the relay throw from the shortstop to try to get him at third would go wild, allowing him to score.

High-A: Eugene 8, Hillsboro 2

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SS Will Wilson: 3-4, 2 R1 2B (12), 1 3B (2)
LF Armani Smith: 2-5, 2 RBI, 1 2B (3), 1 SO, 1 SB (2)
C Ricardo Genovés: 1-5, 1 R, 1 2B (1) 2 SO
1B Logan Wyatt: 2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB

SP Solomon Bates: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
RP Nick Avila: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO

A couple of bouncebacks helped propel the Emeralds to this win in a new series.  Will Wilson woke up, hitting 3/4s of the cycle as he helped lead the Emeralds.  That was in support of Nick Avila, who pitched a start in relief, with six shutout innings in relief for the win over Hillsboro.

Other Notes:

  • Will Wilson had just his second multi-hit game in his last 12 games, and his first game with multiple extra-base hits since May 14th.
  • Solomon Bates made the first start of his pro career, giving up a pair of runs.  Bates has a 4.63 ERA on the season.
  • Nick Avila had just his second appearance without allowing any runs, but it was also his longest appearance of the season.
  • Armani Smith has now matched his total of doubles (3) in 11 games at High-A, as he had in 15 games at San Jose.  But Smith has just one home run at Eugene compared to 4 home runs and a triple in San Jose.
  • Logan Wyatt had his third multi-hit game in the last two weeks, and his batting average has gone from .204 to .237, and his OBP from .353 to .404.

Low-A: San Jose 9, Stockton 2

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SS Marco Luciano: 3-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 2B (11), 2 HR (12), 1 SO
RF Carter Williams: 1-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (1), 1 BB
DH Jairo Pomares: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B (6), 1 BB, 2 SO

SP Wil Jensen: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP
RP Ivan Armstrong: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 WP
RP Austin Reich: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO

Marco Luciano had one of those games everyone wants to see.  He announced himself with a home run in the second inning, a solo shot, putting San Jose up 1-0.  Although Stockton tied it, Carter Williams’ first pro home run put San Jose up 3-1.  But Marco Luciano would ice off the scoring with his second home run of the game in the 5th inning, a 3-run home run.  Luciano also hit a double in the 7th inning, though it didn’t lead to a run.

Other Notes:

  • Marco Luciano’s 2-home run day gave him 12 on the season and the league lead, breaking a 4-way tie at 10 that had existed.  Luciano has a .278/.360/.568 batting line across 45 games at Low-A.
  • Wil Jensen had another start that could be be described as solid, but he’s really starting to rack of the strikeouts with 7 more in just 4.2 innings.  Jensen has 61 strikeouts to 12 walks in 46.1 innings.
  • Carter Williams’ impressive start to his pro career has reached seven games, and is 10-for-31, with three doubles, a triple, and a home run.  He’s batting .323/.353/.581 on the season.
  • Jairo Pomares has a small hitting streak, up to six games, and in each of the last three games he’s hit a double.  He has six doubles and three home runs out of 14 total hits.

Arizona Complex Leagues: 

Rockies 3, Giants Black 0

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CF Alexander Suarez: 2-3, 1 SO, 1 SB (2)
RF Javeyan Williams: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 SO

SP Esmerlin Vinicio: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO
RP Kanoa Pagan: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO
RP Jason Bonila: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB
RP Jose Cruz: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

Cubs 6, Giants Orange 3

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LF George Bell: 2-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (1), 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 E (1)
3B Anthony Rodriguez: 1-2, 2 BB
CF PJ Hilson: 0-1, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB (1), 1 CS (1), 1 HBP
SS Aeverson Arteaga: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 E (2)

SP Manuel Mercedes: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 1 WP, 1 HBP
RP Marco Gonzalez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO

Other Notes:

  • Esmerlin Vinicio made his Giants debut, with four shutout innings.  He struck out three, and walked two.
  • Another debut was Manuel Mercedes, who struggled a bit more.  Mercedes got six strikeouts and didn’t walk anyone, but he did give up six hits in five innings, and also hit a batter and threw a wild pitch.
  • George Bell hit the first home run by any team on either Giants ACL team.  Bel hit .206/.291/.333 in 39 games  in 2019, between the Arizona League and Salem-Keizer.
  • In the first two games of the season, Alexander Suarez is 4-for-7, with all singles, and two steals.  In 2019, he played 12 games in the DSL, hitting .308/.472/.487, with two steals on five attempts.