It was a day of big home runs for players rehabbing in one way or the other!  Joey Bart hit a home run in his second straight game, hitting a grand slam to power Sacramento victory.  Meanwhile, the rehabbing Heliot Ramos pounded a deep home run in San Jose, while Ismael Munguia made his return and immediately had a home run in Arizona!

AAA: Sacramento 8, Reno 4


Sacramento Notes:

  • A pair of home runs led Sacramento to a big win.  Isan Díaz returned to Sacramento recently, and led off the scoring with a second inning solo shot.  But it was a 5th inning Grand Slam by Joey Bart that gave Sacramento an insurmountable lead.
  • Catcher Joey Bart went 2-for-4 with his grand slam, his second home run in Sacramento.  That’s two home runs in as many days, and moved Bart’s batting average to the Mendoza Line at Triple-A, as he’s batting .200/.274/.323 after this game.
  • Isan Díaz went 1-for-3 with a walk and his own home run in his first game back in Sacramento after two games in the Majors with San Francisco.  It’s Díaz’s fourth home run in seven games at Sacramento, where he has a .333/.379/.815 batting line, with a double.
  • Center fielder Brett Wisely went 2-for-4 with a double, hitting three RBI.  In 29 games at Triple-A, Wisely has a batting line of .288/.435/.519, and his .954 OPS is his best of his minor league career so far, in a small sample size.  He has 25 walks to 35 strikeouts.
  • Kyle Harrison had another rough start, giving up three runs in 3.2 innings, off of six hits and three walks, though while striking out seven.  Harrison’s ERA continues to rise, going up to 4.73, and he has 89 strikeouts to 42 walks in 53.1 innings.
  • Randy Rodriguez gave up a run in 1.2 innings, in his third game at Sacramento this season.  He’s given up seven runs in 4.1 innings at the level, with eight strikeouts to four walks in 4.1 innings.  He had a 2.97 ERA in Double-A Richmond in 16 games before his promotion.

AA: Richmond 14, Reading 5


Richmond Notes:

  • Richmond blew Reading out of the water, particularly behind a 7-run inning.  That inning started with a Wade Meckler single followed by a Vaun Brown home run.  Logan Wyatt and Wade Meckler each had 2-run doubles in the inning as Richmond went up 12-5 and never looked back.
  • Left fielder Vaun Brown went 2-for-6 with a double and a home run, and added a single as well.  That gives Brown six doubles and five home runs, to go with two triples.  After his slump, his batting line is now .250/.319/.481 after 27 games.
  • First baseman Logan Wyatt went 2-for-4 with his own double and home run.  That gives Wyatt two home runs and two doubles in eight games at Richmond, with a .321/.387/.607 batting line.
  • Catcher Andy Thomas was just 1-for-4 with two walks, and his seventh home run.  Thomas’ season-high previously was 10 in 2022 in High-A, across two teams at the level.  He has 31 walks to 62 strikeouts, for a .203/.310/.353 batting line.
  • It was a huge game for center fielder Wade Meckler, who went 4-for-6 with a double.  Through 18 games now, Meckler is 28-for-71 with five doubles, and 14 walks to 10 strikeouts.  His batting line is .394/.494/.465 at Richmond now.
  • Shortstop Marco Luciano was 2-for-4 with two walks and a double.  Through 45 games, Luciano is 36-for-164 (.220) with ten doubles and ten home runs, with 31 walks to 60 strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Carson Seymour gave up just two runs in 4.0 innings, on four hits and no walks, striking out four.  The game actually pushed Seymour’s ERA up slightly, from 3.35 to 3.43, and he has 36 strikeouts to 22 walks in 57.2 innings.
  • Reliever Wil Jensen got a 3-inning save despite the blowout, his first of the season.  He went 3.0 shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk, while striking out four.  That gives Jensen as 2.64 ERA, and 51 strikeouts to 19 walks in 44.1 innings.

High-A: Everett 1, Eugene 0


Eugene Notes:

  • This was the definition of a pitcher’s duel, as the two teams combined for six hits, only two by the good guys.  But it was a pair of triples in the 4th inning that would give Everett its one run for the win.
  • Center fielder Grant McCray went 1-for-3 with a walk.  He upped his batting line to .234/.334/.388 on the year after 69 games, with 39 walks to 97 strikeouts.
  • The other Eugene hit was by Adrian Sugastey, who went 1-for-3 with a walk.  That upped his numbers to .281/.314/.387 after 50 games, with 10 walks to 31 strikeouts.
  • It was a strong start for Hayden Birdsong, bouncing back from a rough one last time out.  He gave up one run on four hits and no walks in 5.0 innings, a start after giving up eight runs.  He’s still got a 6.75 ERA in High-A after it, with 11 strikeouts to five walks in 12.0 innings.
  • Reliever Hunter Dula went 2.0 innings without allowing a baserunner, striking out two.  It gives Dula a 1.91 ERA after 24 relief appearances in Eugene, with 36 strikeouts to 10 walks in 28.1 innings.

Low-A: Modesto 5, San Jose 3


San Jose Notes:

  • San Jose’s offense was slow to kick in for this game.  For most of the game, only Left fielder P.J. Hilson’s 2-run home run represented the only runs for San Jose, and they were down 5-2 going into the 9th.  Heliot Ramos led off the bottom of the 9th with a solo home run, and after Tanner O’Tremba was hit by a pitch, a Zach Morgan walk brought the winning run to the plate, but the runners would be left stranded.
  • Rehabbing Heliot Ramos got his first hit in Low-A in his second game, and is now 1-for-6 overall.  His home run went 422 feet to left field, a no-doubt line drive.  That gives him three home runs in 19 total games between San Jose and Sacramento this season.
  • P.J. Hilson went 1-for-3 with a strikeout, hitting his third of the season.  It was Hilson’s first home run since May 19th.  Hilson has a batting line of .234/.289/.355 on the season with that hit.
  • Starting pitcher Hayden Wynja gave up just one unearned run in 4.0 innings, allowing three hits and one walks, with four strikeouts.  Wynja has a 4.17 ERA with 59 strikeouts to 17 walks in 45.1 innings through 17 games.

ACL: ACL Giants Orange 4, ACL Giants Black 1


ACL Giants Black Notes:

  • Third baseman Sean Roby went 1-for-3 with a triple and a strike zone.  Roby is now 12 games into his Rehab, and he has a batting line of .231/.286/.359 with a triple and a home run.
  • Left fielder Guillermo Williamson went 1-for-3 with a double.  After 19 games, Williamson has a batting line of .300/.391/.600, with three doubles and five home runs.  He has eight walks to 21 strikeouts.
  • Starter Jason Bonilla went 4.0 shutout innings, allowing just one hit and two walks.  It was just Bonilla’s second start out of seven appearances.  His overall ERA is 9.42 with 21 walks to just eight strikeouts in 14.1 innings.

ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • In his first game of rehab, Ismael Munguia went 1-for-2 with a walk and a home run.  Munguia hasn’t been since since May 18th.  In 33 games in Double-A before his injury, he hit .300/.366/.431 with eight doubles and three home runs, with 10 walks to 24 strikeouts.  
  • Third baseman Javier Francisco went 1-for-3 with his own walk, his first of the summer.  Through 15 games, the home run is Francisco’s first extra-base hit of any kind, as he has a batting line of .150/.346/.225.
  • Left fielder Justin Bench went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.  Bench has played in ten games, with two doubles, a triple, and a home run, with five walks to four strikeouts.  His batting line sits at .364/.450/.576.
  • Starting pitcher Samir Chires gave up just one run in 5.0 innings, allowing four hits and two walks, striking out seven.  Chires has a 8.69 ERA after six games, with 31 strikeouts to 13 walks in 19.2 innings.

DSL: DSL Giants Black 5, DSL Twins 3


DSL Giants Black Notes:

  • Right fielder Carlos Concepcion went 2-for-5 with the team’s only extra-base hit, a home run.  Concepcion is 16-for-64 (.250) on the summer, with two doubles and two home runs, and eight walks to 18 strikeouts.
  • Left fielder Moises De La Rosa went 2-for-3 with two walks, though he was caught stealing once and had an error.  De La Rosa now has 12 walks to 13 strikeouts, and has a batting line of .397/.525/.524 through 16 games this summer.
  • Center fielder Rayner Arias went 1-for-2 with two walks and a HBP, with one stolen base in two attempts.  Through 15 games, Arias has a batting line of .421/.547/.807 with six doubles, two triples, and four home runs, and now has four steals in six attempts.
  • Starting pitcher Brayan Cabello had a good game, giving up only two unearned runs in 3.1 innings, on four hits and no walks, with two strikeouts.  It’s Cabello’s first start in five appearances this summer, with seven strikeouts to three walks in 9.1 innings.

DSL: DSL Giants Orange 4, DSL Mariners 2


DSL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Right fielder Miguel Blanco went 1-for-2 with a home run, his first of the season, plus a walk, a strikeout, and a stolen base.  Blanco has a .208/.345/.417 batting line, with one triple and a home run, with five walks and five strikeouts.
  • Shortstop Dario Reynoso went 1-for-4 to get the only other Orange team hit.  Reynoso went .340/.521/.547 batting line with 19 walks to 16 strikeouts, with three doubles, one triple, and two home runs.
  • Starting pitcher Randry De Leon gave up one run in 4.0 innings, on one hit and a walk, with three strikeouts.  This game drops De Leon’s ERA from 14.85 to 10.13, with 12 strikeouts to seven walks in 10.2 innings.