AAA: Reno 6, Sacramento 4

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1B Joe McCarthy: 1-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR (7), 1 BB, 2 SO
LF Braden Bishop: 3-3, 1 2B (2), 1 BB
SS Thairo Estrada: 1-4, 1 R, 1 SO

SP Tyler Beede: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR
RP Sam Long: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO

This game was the tale of two pitchers.  First, you had Tyler Beede making his seventh rehab start, and he continues to have struggles.  He cut down on his walks, after walking six in three innings in his last start, he walked just three in four innings this time.  But he also gave up six hits, including two home runs, where he gave up just two hits in his last start.  Either way, Beede’s ERA in Sacramento shot up to 7.27 after 17.1 innings of work.

After four innings, he was followed by Sam Long, making his second Triple-A appearance.  In his first appearance, Long struck out nine of the ten batters he faced.  He struck out just six of the 12 he faced this time, giving up just one walk.  Long’s pitched 22.2 IP, and struck out 37 and walking just five.

Other Notes:

  • Joe McCarthy is on quite a run, with five home runs in his last seven games, including two back-to-back in his two games at Reno.  He’s no one off his career-high of eight, which he’s done twice (2016, 2018).
  • Braden Bishop really seems to like playing for Sacramento, as he’s 8-for-18, with three walks against two strikeouts.
  • Joey Bart still has a cannon of an arm, and likes showing it off.

AA: Richmond 5, Altoona 3

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RF Sandro Fabian: 2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR (5)
C Bryan Torres: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
1B Frankie Tostado: 1-4, 1 2B (4), 1 SO
CF Heliot Ramos: 1-4

SP Sean Hjelle: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR
RP Norwith Gudino: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 WP
RP Frank Rubio: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
RP Raffi Vizcaino: 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB
RP Jose Marte: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO 

Sean Hjelle bounced back from a rough start to have an excellent one, powering the Squirrels to a win.  Hjelle’s only hiccup was giving up a home run to lead off the second, accounting for the only run he allowed in the game.  He also managed to not walk anyone for the second straight start, which gives him a 36:8 K/BB ration in 28.1 innings this season.

That allowed the Squirrels offense to take advantage, despite getting outhit 10-7.  In the second inning, after being briefly down 1-0, RBI singles by Sandro Fabian and Bryan Torres gave the Squirrels the lead.  In the fourth, Sandro Fabian hit a 2-run home run.  And the Squirrels got an insurance run in the seventh on a Shane Matheny sacrifice fly.

Other Notes:

  • Out of six starts, every other start, Sean Hjelle allows just one run.  (In one start, it was even unearned!)  He’s allowed 12 runs, nine earned, in the other three starts (a total of 11.2 innings).
  • Sandro Fabian had been struggling, and hadn’t had a multi-hit game for 17 games until Friday night.  He also got his first home run since May 18th.
  • Bryan Torres hasn’t been playing every game, but he’s strung two 2-hit games together over his last two (June 1st and 4th).
  • Frank Rubio went for less than an inning for just the second time in nine games.  He’s given up at least one hit in each of his last four outings, raising his batting averag allowed from .105 to .206 over that stretch.
  • Jose Marte bounced back from his season-worst outing two days ago by striking out both batters he faced, and looked impressive, at least with his game ending pitch.

High-A: Eugene 10, Vancouver 5

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DH Tyler Fitzgerald: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B (5), 1 SO, 1 SB (3)
C Brandon Martorano: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (1), 3 SO
CF Javeyan Williams: 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3 SB (4), 1 E
2B Simon Whiteman: 4-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO
SS Will Wilson: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 SF

SP Travis Perry: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR
RP Taylor Rashi: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 WP, 1 HBP
RP Bryce Tucker 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO
RP Chris Wright 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO

Two big innings for Eugene helped the Emeralds to a win over Vancouver.  In the fourth inning, Brandon Martorano hit a solo home run to kick off the scoring.  Simon Whiteman hit an RBI single, Patrick Bailey hit into a run-scoring error, and Will Wilson hit a sacrifice fly to give the Emeralds four runs in one inning.  The next inning, the Emeralds picked up two more, on a Franklin Labour hit a sacrifice fly and Javeyan Williams hit an RBI single, to give Eugene a 6-2 lead.

In the ninth inning, Vancouver had closed the gap, 6-5.  But a 2-run double by Franklin Labour, and RBI singles by Javeyan Williams and Simon Whiteman gave the Emeralds four more runs, insurance that ended up unneeded.

Other Notes:

  • Brandon Martorano got his first home run of the season, 12 games in.  He had just four in 34 games in 2019.
  • Javeyan Williams picked up three stolen bases in this game, giving him four on the season.  In 2019, he had 18 on 20 attempts in 39 games in the Arizona League.
  • Simon Whiteman got his first 4-hit game of not only the season, but the first of his career.  His batting average jumped from .246 to .286.
  • Travis Perry had a solid start, though he did give up his first home run of the season.  Perry’s given up three runs, two earned, over his last two starts.

Low-A: Modesto 6, San Jose 3

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CF Luis Matos: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 2B (8), 1 BB, 1 SB (5)
RF Alexander Canario: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 2B (4)
3B Luis Toribio: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B (4), 1 BB, 1 SO

SP Ryan Murphy: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO, 2 WP
RP Randy Rodriguez: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
RP Juan Sanchez: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 3 ER 3 BB, 2 SO, 1 WP
RP Brooks Crawford: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 WP

The Giants got a good start from Ryan Murphy, but couldn’t capitalize on it.  Murphy did allow a season-high three walks, but also held the Nuts to just two hits.  He’s got 39 strikeouts in 28.2 innings, and has held batters to a .212 batting average allowed.  Despite all that, the offense didn’t totally come through, and neither did the bullpen.

The offense only managed eight hits on the day, and weren’t able to string enough of them together.  They got an Alexander Canario RBI single in the second, and one from Luis Matos in the fifth.  Their only other run was a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Other Notes:

  • Luis Matos picked up his first multi-hit game since May 20th.  His average had dropped from .379 to .287 since then.
  • For Alexander Canario, it’s been an even longer time since he had multiple hits before today, since May 5th.  Canario’s batting .179 on the season with 31 strikeouts to 13 walks in 99 plate appearances this season.