AAA: Scheduled Day Off

Could Las Vegas possibly be cooler than it’s been in the central valley?  Probably not, with 106-109 degree temperatures forecast for the Sacramento visit to the Aviators this upcoming week.  But at least the hotels and casinos have air conditioning.

AA: Binghamton 6, Richmond 2

Top Lines

LF Vince Fernandez: 3-4, 1 RBI
1B Frankie Tostado: 1-4, 1 R, 1 3B (3)
3B David Villar: 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B (7), 1 BB, 1 SO

SP Trenton Toplikar: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
RP Luis Amaya: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
RP Jose Marte: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO

Richmond’s bats went quiet as Binghamton got one of those big innings to ride out a win.  Richmond did jump out in front on a Frankie Tostado RBI single.  But with the score tied 1-1, the Ponies picked up five hits in the 3rd inning, including two doubles, scoring four runs in the inning.

Other Notes:

  • Vince Fernandez picked up three hits, breaking a long slump.  Over the last 14 games, Fernandez has hit just 4-for-37 (.108).
  • Trenton Toplikar had one of his roughest starts of the year, most of his damage coming in that big 3rd inning.
  • Frankie Tostado’s third triple puts him halfway to his career high of six, set in 128 games at Low-A Augusta.
  • Jose Marte bounced back from allowing a run in his last start.  His ERA is up to 4.38 in his time in Double-A.
  • Heliot Ramos was named to play in his third MLB All-Star Futures Game to represent the Giants.

High-A: Eugene 6, Hillsboro 3

Top Lines

SS Will Wilson: 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (10), 1 E (6)
LF Armani Smith: 2-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR (3), 1 SO
C Ricardo Genovés: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 E (1), 1 HBP

SP Seth Corry: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 BB, 6 SO
RP Bryce Tucker: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO
RP Jasier Herrera: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO

Eugene got their scoring out of the way early off of some big flies.  In the top of the first, Will Wilson and Armani Smith went back-to-back with home runs to jump off to the lead.  In the second inning, Wilson knocked in a run with an RBI single, followed by Smith’s second home run of the game, knocking in a total of four runs.  That six runs would hold up.

Other Notes:

  • Armani Smith continues to just plain succeed in Eugene, with two more home runs.  Smith has a .340 batting average in 12 games at High-A, after posting a .339 batting average in 15 games at Low-A.
  • Seth Corry bounced back from giving up a lot of runs, but gave up a season-high in walks with six this time around.  Corry now has 42 walks in 41.1 innings, with 68 strikeouts.
  • Will Wilson’s home run was his first since he hit home runs in three straight games.  He’s got five in June, the same total he had in May.
  • Jasier Herrera bounced back from allowing four runs in his last relief appearance, with a shutout appearance.

Low-A: Stockton 4, San Jose 2

Top Lines

SS Marco Luciano: 1-2, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO
C Brett Auerbach: 3-4, 1 2B (11), 1 SB (12)

SP Kyle Harrison: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 HBP
RP Randy Rodriguez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO

Most of San Jose’s offense was held down, but there were a couple of bright spots, especially from top prospect Marco Luciano.  Luciano hit a home run in the first inning, a 2-run shot that represented all of San Jose’s run scoring for the day.  That allowed for Seth Harrison’s one big inning to lead to the loss.  In the third inning, a leadoff walk led to three straight singles and then a double to score 4 runs.

Other Notes:

  • Marco Luciano now has four home runs in his last three games, and extended his league lead in home runs to three, with 13 and three players with ten behind him.
  • Luciano was also named to the All-Star Futures game, which should surprise absolutely nobody.
  • Kyle Harrison had his roughest game of the season, giving up highs in hits and runs. Harrison now has 67 strikeouts to 27 walks in 41.2 innings.
  • Brett Auerbach continues to have a great season as an undrafted free agent.  He’s been an all-around threat, with 12 steals.  That’s tied for second on the team with Alexander Canario, and behind Luis Matos’ 14.

Arizona Complex Leagues: No Games Schedules

It’s the first off day for the springtime prospects.