AAA: Reno 3, Sacramento 2


Sacramento Notes:

  • Ka’ai Tom’s June renaissance continued as he hit his fifth home run of the season, and third of the month.  So far in June, Tom has gone for 11-for-29 with three doubles and three home runs, and a batting line of .273/.363/.446.
  • David Villar got his first hit after missing a week’s worth of games to start the month.  The hit was a double, his eighth of the season.  Villar is batting .285/.405/.652 on the season through 46 games.
  • Steven Duggar went 0-for-3 in his latest rehab start, back out playing center field tonight.  He’s 3-for-17 over six games rehabbing in Sac.
  • Starter Sean Hjelle made his first start since his latest Major League stint, and allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits and two walks.  It bumped Hjelle’s Triple-A ERA back up to 5.28 on the year.

AA: Richmond 6, Erie 3


Richmond Notes:

  • Sean Roby just likes hitting in Richmond, as he went 1-for-4 with his team-leading 15th home run of the season.  Roby moves into sole possession of second place for home runs in the Eastern League, five behind league leader Kerry Carpenter (who has 20 while playing for Erie).
  • After 14 games, Armani Smith has got his first Double-A home run, on a 2-for-3 day.  Smith is batting .333/.414/.490 over those 14 games, with three doubles and a triple to go with his shiny new home run.
  • Will Wilson went 1-for-3 with his 7th home run of the year.  It’s Wilson’s second home run in as many games, and his only two since coming back from injury on June 3rd.
  • Hitting leadoff, Michael Gigliotti got his fourth home run of the season while going 1-for-3 with a walk.  Over his last four games Gigliotti is 5-for-15 (.333) with a double, a triple, and two home runs, with three walks to two strikeouts.  Notably, Gigliotti hasn’t attempted a steal through his first six games of the month, but has 11 steals in 13 attempts.
  • Kyle Harrison made his third start in Double-A, giving up three runs on three walks and three hits, two hits of wish were home runs.  He did collect eight strikeouts though.  Harrison has a 7.43 ERA through 13.1 innings in Richmond, with 22 strikeouts to eight walks.
  • Cole Waites made his Richmond debut, striking out two and allowing just a walk.  In 12.2 innings at Eugene, Waites had 27 strikeouts to four walks.
  • R.J. Dabovich gave up his first hit in the month of June, through 4.1 innings.  It’s Dabovich’s first runner of any kind given up in the month, with seven strikeouts.

High-A: Eugene 6, Spokane 5 (11 runs)


Eugene Notes:

  • This game saw two big returns for the Emeralds.  Luis Matos returned after a short rehab in the ACL where he hit a home run and a double, but went 0-for-5 back for Eugene.  Meanwhile, Simon Whiteman returned to Eugene from Double-A, where he was promoted to midseason in 2021.  He went 0-for-3 with a walk and a steal.
  • Hunter Bishop led the Emeralds in hits, going 3-for-5 with his seventh double of the season.  His double came in the 10th, tying the game after Spokane had taken the lead in the top of the 10th.  Bishop is batting .310 in June (9-for-29) with three doubles and a home run.
  • Jairo Pomares went 2-for-3 on the day with a walk.  Pomares was lifted in the 9th for a pinch-runner in a run-scoring situation, with no injury suspected.  Pomares is 8-for-30 (.267) in June so far, with a double and a home run.
  • Casey Schmitt had a pair of singles, going 2-for-5.  Schmitt has two multi-hit games out of the last three, but is still hitting just .219 (7-for-32) so far in the first eight games of June.
  • Ryan Murphy made his fifth start of the season, striking out eight while allowing just one run on four hits and a walk.  Murphy now has 35 strikeouts to seven walks in 21.0 innings.

Low-A: San Jose 7, Lake Elsinore 4


San Jose Notes:

  • Riley Mahan had a big day, going 2-for-3 with two home runs and two walks as the 26-year old has run through the California League.  Mahan is batting .321/.415/.571 with three doubles, a triple, and three home runs in 14 games this season.
  • Vaun Brown went 2-for-4 with his fourth triple of the season, plus a walk.  With 50 games under his belt this season, Brown is batting .349/.442/.635 with 11 doubles, four triples, and 12 home runs.
  • Grant McCray hit his sixth triple of the season, going 1-for-5 on the night.  With six triples, McCray is just one off the league lead.  He now has as many triples as he does home runs on the year.
  • Starter Matt Mikulski gave up three runs on five hits and a hit batter in 4.2 innings, with four strikeouts.  Through 44.1 innings, Mikulski has struck out 48 to 12 walks.
  • Reliever Trevor McDonald gave up one run in 3.0 innings, on four hits, though with just one strikeout.  On the entire game, no Giants pitcher gave up a walk.  It was the first game in the last three in which McDonald had given up an earned run.  He’s got a 3.34 ERA on the season.

ACL: ACL Giants Black 4, ACL Rockies 2


ACL Giants Black Notes:

  • Shortstop Anthony Rodriguez was the only Giant with two hits, going 2-for-4 with his first double.  In the first three games, Rodriguez has gone 5-for-12 with a double and a home run.
  • Elian Rayo went 1-for-4 with his first home run of the young ACL season.  Rayo has gone just 2-for-10 with two walks and the home run, but also to six strikeouts.
  • The starting pitcher was Miguel Mora, striking out seven in 3.0 innings with two runs on two hits and three walks.  Last season in the DSL, Mora had a 3.09 ERA in ten starts, and struck out 47 in 16 walks.
  • Reliever Kanoa Pagan went 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk, while striking out five.  Pagan just threw 8.1 innings in 2021, with a 1.93 ERA in five appearances (4.2 innings) in the ACL.

ACL: ACL D-backs Red 5, ACL Giants Orange 4


ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Center Fielder Kwan Adkins went 2-for-3 with a walk, one of two Giants with a pair of hits.  The 25-year old Adkins has gone 3-for-11 (.273) in the first three games.
  • Third baseman Derwin Laya also had two hits, going 2-for-3.  He’s 3-for-10 (.300) on the young season.
  • Starter Brayan Palencia gave up three runs on five hits and one walk in 4.0 innings, while striking out seven.  In the DSL in 2021, Palencia had a 1.96 ERA working 15 games exclusively in relief, with 23 strikeouts to four walks in 18.1 innings.

DSL: DSL Tigers 2, DSL Giants Black 3


DSL Giants Black Notes:

  • Right fielder Moises De La Rosa went 2-for-3 with a walk, and stole one base on two attempts.  Over his first two games, De La Rosa is batting .500 (3-for-6) with two walks to two strikeouts.
  • Shortstop Samuel Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a walk, getting his first hits after three games into the season.  Rodriguez is repeating the DSL, where he hit .236/.341/.307 in 2021.
  • Starting pitcher Johnny Grullon made his season debut in a strong way, going 4.1 scoreless innings, striking out three with one hit and three walks allowed.  Grullon had a 4.75 ERA in 2021 over eight starts.

DSL: DSL Giants Orange 15, DSL Tigers 1 10


DSL Giants Orange Notes:

  • In a huge offensive game, catcher Diego Gonzalez led the way, going 2-for-4 in his first game of the season, with a double and a triple plus a HBP.  He’s repeating the DSL, where he hit .270/.389/.378 with four doubles in 17 games.
  • Right fielder Jediael Maduro had the most hits for the team, going 3-for-4 with two walks.  With the performance, Maduro is 4-for-10 with three walks and three strikeouts early in the year.
  • Second baseman Jose Ramos went 1-for-3 with a double in his first game of the year, also walking twice.  Ramos was .245/.327/.449 over 30 games in the DSL in 2021.
  • Ryan Reckley, playing shortstop, remains hitless three games into his career, but he did walk twice.  He’s 0-for-11 with three walks to five strikeouts.
  • Ismael Mota was the starter, going just 2.0 innings, not allowing a hit, but allowing a run on four walks and a HBP with a wild pitch.  Mota pitched in nine games in 2021, with one start, where he had a 5.71 ERA.
  • Argenis Perez was the first of several relievers the Giants used, also going 2.0 innings without allowing a hit.  He walked three while striking out four.