Carson Whisenhunt made his Double-A debut, and it was more of the same that he had been handing out all season. And the Giants 2021 1st round pick Will Bednar made his first appearance in a game in nearly a year, which is good news for the Giants. And in a shortened day, Luis Matos hit his second home run in Sacramento.
AAA: Las Vegas 8, Sacramento 5
- Sacramento slugged out three home runs, but couldn’t pull out the win against Las Vegas. The home runs knocked in four of the team’s five runs. But Las Vegas got eight runs while getting just two home runs.
- Luis Matos went 2-for-5 with his second Triple-A home run. It’s a bounce back for Matos after he went hitless in his last game (which he hadn’t done since May 26th). Matos now has a .375/.409/.545 batting line.
- First baseman Jacob Nottingham went 1-for-4 with his sixth home run overall this season, and second with Sacramento. In his seven games as a River Cat, Nottingham is batting .423/.516/.692 with a double and two home runs, with one walk and four strikeouts.
- The third and final home run was by Michael Gigliotti went 2-for-4, hitting his 3rd home run along with his 9th double. He has a batting line of .257/.371/.400, with nine doubles, a triple, and three home runs, with 24 walks to 26 strikeouts.
- DH Joey Bart continued his rehab, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout and two HBP. Luckily, Bart seemed okay after each. In five games in this rehab sting, Bart is 2-for-17 (.118), with two HBP and no walks to eight strikeouts.
- Shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald went 2-for-5, and got caught stealing for the first time this season. Since the start of June, Fitzgerald is 9-for-23 (.391).
- Starting pitcher Drew Strotman gave up three runs in 4.0 innings, on five hits and four walks, with two strikeouts. Strotman’s ERA sits at 6.49, and is allowing a .292 batting average in 11 games this season.
- Reliever Melvin Adón didn’t allow any runs, but struggled with his control. In 2.0 innings, he gave up one hit but also four walks with two strikeouts. Adón now has 27 walks in 26.0 innings, and 35 strikeouts.
AA: Richmond 6, Altoona 1
- Carson Whisenhunt made his Double-A debut, and it was successful as the Squirrels got the win. With five shutout innings, he set the right tone for the game, although it was still scoreless when he exited. But after Altoona scored what would be their only run in the top of the sixth, the Squirrels scored four in the bottom half, led by a Riley Mahan home run, and they would take it.
- Carson Whisenhunt went 5.0 shutout innings in his Double-A debut, striking out seven with two walks and two hits allowed. That comes after Whisenhunt had a 1.42 ERA in six starts at High-A and a 3.29 ERA in four starts at Low-A. Overall, in 44.0 innings, Whisenhunt has struck out 63 and walked only 14.
- The rest of the game was handled by Nick Zwack, who walked the first batter he faced and let him score, but held the line the rest of the way. In 4.0 innings, he allowed the one run on three hit and a walk, with six strikeouts.
- First baseman Riley Mahan went 1-for-4 with the home run, and also added a walk. That was Mahan’s seventh home run of the season, and moved him into the team lead for homers. It broke a 4-game hitless streak for Mahan, but he now has a .191/.217/.389 batting line on the year.
- DH Vaun Brown was 2-for-5 with a triple, his second at Richmond. After 12 games, that bumps his batting line up to .348/.434/.630, with three doubles, two triples, and two home runs, with five walks to 18 strikeouts.
- Brett Auerbach was 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen base. The new month has been a turn around for Auerbach, and he’s now 6-for-18 (.333) with a double, and a walk against four strikeouts since the start of the month, against having a .153/.211/.190 batting line on the year.
- Second baseman Hayden Cantrelle went 2-for-3 with a double, his seventh of the season. It’s his first multi-hit game since May 24th. He’s batting .216/.392/.345 on the year. He also had the most literal rundown as a fielder (seriously, watch this highlight).
- Center fielder Simon Whiteman went 2-for-4, with two singles and an outfield assist on the day. That put him back above the Mendoza Line after he dipped under it after the last game. Whiteman is now 3-for-14 (.214) with a double since the month of June started up.
High-A: Tri-City 10, Eugene 2
- Despite Eugene batting last, this game was, as all this week will be, played in Washington. This was just ugly from the start, literally, as Tri-City scored all ten of their runs in the first three innings to run away with this game.
- The offense in this game was mostly thanks to Victor Bericoto, who went 3-for-3 with a walk and his now team-leading home run. He moves ahead of Luis Toribio and Grant McCray with his 9th home run in his 48th game. He’s closing in on his career high, which was 12 home runs he hit in 107 games in 2022. Bericoto now has a batting line of .297/.351/.500.
- Grant McCray went hitless, but went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and two walks. That gives McCray 71 strikeouts to 31 walks in 50 games this season. It’s a very slightly better rate from last season, when he had 170 to 67 walks in 120 games.
- Welcome back Luis Toribio! Toribio has been out since coming out of the May 23rd game, when he drew a walk in his first plate appearance and left immediately. He was 1-for-4 on the day, which keeps his numbers steady, as he’s now got a batting line in .252/.357/.487.
- It was a rough game for starter Eric Silva, who gave up two runs in an inning of work, on two hits and three walks while striking out two. It was Silva’s shortest start of the season, as his ERA jumped up to 4.19 from 3.82 after this one game.
- Another pitcher with a rough game was Ty Weber, who gave up a season-high eight runs in 1.2 innings, allowing them on two walks and seven hits, two of which were home runs, while striking out two. That doubles his previous season-high in runs allowed, and jumped his ERA up to 8.25.
- One reliever that did well was Joe Kemlage, who struck out four in 3.1 innings, allowing just two hits. Kemlage now has a4.61 ERA with 31 strikeouts to 11 walks in 27.1 innings.
Low-A: San Jose 4, Visalia 3
San Jose Notes:
- San Jose edged out Visalia with a pair of 2-run innings. The first run San Jose scored came on a bases-loaded HBP, the second HBP in a row, and a sacrifice fly in the 3rd inning. Visalia would tie it, but then San Jose took the lead for good on a 2-run single by Turner Hill in the 6th.
- Catcher Onil Perez went 2-for-5 on the day with two singles. Perez has a batting line of .311/.379/.400, with 14 walks to 15 strikeouts, and had five doubles, two triples, and a home run.
- DH Turner Hill went 2-for-5 with two RBI. In six games, Hill is now 9-for-27 (.333) with a double, with two walks and three strikeouts, and five steals.
- Right fielder Tanner O’Tremba was 1-for-4 with San Jose’s only extra-base hit, a double, with a walk. O’Tremba has 13 doubles now, to go with two triples and three home runs, giving him a batting line of .276/.387/.442.
- Shortstop Jose Ramos went 1-for-3 with a HBP and two stolen bases. That gives Ramos 13 steals on 14 attempts in 46 games this season, and he’s now batting .213/.314/.328.
- Starting pitcher Jack Choate gave up a run in 4.0 innings, on two hits and a walk, with five strikeouts. It’s the first run Choate has allowed in his last three appearances. Choate now has a 2.31 ERA with 56 strikeouts to 17 walks in 39.0 innings.
- Reliever Sean Newcomb gave up a run in 2.0 innings, on two hits, with three strikeouts and no walks. It was Newcomb’s second game with San Jose, and he now has allowed the one run in 3.0 innings, with five strikeouts to no walks.
ACL Black: Scheduled Day Off
ACL: ACL Angels 12, ACL Giants Orange 0
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Second baseman Armando Alvarez led the Orange team in a bad offensive day, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. The 28-year old started the season in Sacramento, but got injured on April 12th, and is rehabbing his way back. In two games at Arizona, went 3-for-6 with a double.
- Designated hitter Derwin Laya went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts. He’s 4-for-9 (.444) after three games this season.
- Making his first rehab start was former 1st round pick Will Bednar, who went 2.0 innings, striking out five while allowing a run on two hits and two walks. Bednar was last on the field in an official game on June 12th of last season.