Phew…the first 8-game day in the Giants farm system this season! Reggie Crawford is viewed more as a pitcher, but he hit his first pro home run as the DH for San Jose today. Plus, Will Wilson had his biggest game of the season, hitting two home runs in one game. And Kai-Wei Teng looked like who he was in April, finally.
AAA: Sacramento 9, Las Vegas 8
- Sacramento survived Las Vegas on Friday night, after the Aviators made a huge rally to almost win the game. Will Wilson helped put Sacramento in the lead with two home runs, and was up 9-4 headed to the 9th. Cole Waites broke his streak after getting just one out, and allowing a double, a single, and three walks, including a bases loaded walk to give up a pair of runs while he was on the mound, making it 9-6. Nick Swiney came in and gave up a 2-run single to let it be a one-run game, but Swiney got a fly out and a game-ending strikeout to hang on.
- Third baseman Will Wilson went 2-for-2 with two walks and, more importantly, two home runs. That’s three home run in two games for Wilson, giving him nine on the season. Wilson has gone 6-for-19 (.316) with the three home runs, with three walks and four strikeouts in the month of June. Overall, he’s batting .219/.294/.401 on the year.
- DH Clint Coulter was 2-for-4 with a home run and a double. That gives Coulter eight doubles and four home runs on the season. His batting line is .241/.342/.361 on the season.
- Shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald was 1-for-4 with a home run, his fourth home run in Triple-A. Fitzgerald now has six home runs overall, including his 19 games in Double-A. In Sacramento, Fitzgerald is batting .317/.390/.500 after 25 games, with five doubles, a triple, and four home runs.
- Luis Matos was 1-for-3 with two walks on the day, and picked up his fifth steal. That gives Matos seven walks against eight strikeouts in 21 games at Sacramento, and moved up his batting line to .379/.422/.579.
- Starting pitcher Kyle Harrison had a mixed game, giving up two runs, one earned, on three hits, but only allowed one walk, which is a big improvement. He struck out six. The one walk is just the second time in the last six games where he’s allowed less than three walks. His ERA nudged down to 3.40, and he now has 72 strikeouts to 35 walks in 42.1 innings. This is Harrison’s 10th consecutive game with at least 5 strikeouts, which is the longest streak in all of Triple-A.
- It was a rough game for Cole Waites, who allowed runs for the first time since returning to Sacramento on May 16th. He allowed four runs on two hits and three walks in just 0.1 innings, with a strikeout. His Triple-A ERA jumped back up to 6.41 from 4.66.
- Nick Swiney made the save (quite literally), though he gave up two inherited runners that went on Waites’ record. He struck out one and gave up a hit in 0.2 innings. It was Swiney’s first career save in three pro seasons, though he worked mostly as a starter in the first two. His Triple-A ERA is down to 4.09 with eight strikeouts to five walks in 11.0 innings.
AA: Altoona 4, Richmond 3
- Kai-Wei Teng had his best start in weeks, but a couple of late runs led to this Richmond loss. Teng allowed just two runs in his five innings, and left the game with Richmond up 3-2. But the Curve picked up a run in the 8th on an RBI double to tie the game, then one more run in the 9th to take the loss.
- Riley Mahan had the biggest hit for Richmond, going 1-for-3 withe a 2-run home run, and had a walk and a steal. Mahan has gone just 3-for-28 (.107) in June, but two of those hits have been home runs. He’s got a batting line of .191/.225/.401 overall this season.
- Left fielder Carter Aldrete was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a stolen base. That gives Aldrete 11 steals on the year, to go with six home runs. They are his first extra-base hits in June, in which he’s gone just 5-for-29. Overall this season, he’s got a batting line of .253/.305/.409.
- Third baseman Jimmy Glowenke was 2-for-4 with a double. Since his promotion to Double-A, Glowenke is 8-for-29 (.276) with two doubles, and one walk to six strikeouts. His batting line sits at .276/.300/.345.
- Teng looked like the April version of himself, scoring two runs in 5.0 innings, on four hits and two walks, but most notably struck out eight. The eight strikeouts are his highest since he had that many on April 22nd.
- In relief, Matt Frisbee struck out four without allowing any baserunners in 2.0 innings. It’s Frisbee’s first strikeouts in his last three appearances, though that was just 1.1 innings before this game. On the year, he’s got 21 strikeouts to eight walks in 24.1 innings.
High-A: Tri-City 4, Eugene 2
- Eugene just couldn’t get the hits and runs in a 4-2 game. Eugene’s first run came in the 2nd inning, getting a run that came in on a double play, and got an RBI single in the 3rd to give Eugene a 2-1 lead. But Tri-City tied it up in the 4th, and scored runs in the 7th and 9th innings to win.
- Logan Wyatt led the team in hitting by going 2-for-4 with a double. It’s Wyatt’s first multi-hit game since May 28th. He now has nine doubles and seven home runs, leading to a .254/.359/.416 batting line.
- Right fielder Carter Howell was 1-for-4 with a triple. Howell now has two triples and a double in nine games since his promotion to High-A. His Eugene batting line is .324/.375/.459 after batting .337/.398/.500 in San Jose after 39 games.
- Brett Auerbach made his Eugene debut after getting demoted from Richmond, and went 0-for-1 with three walks and a steal. In 45 games at Richmond, Auerbach hit .153/.211/.190 with three doubles and one home run, and six steals in ten attempts.
- Starting pitcher Nick Sinacola gave up two runs on six hits and a walk in 3.1 innings, and struck out five. After Sinacola had a 10.06 ERA in May, but has a 3.68 ERA in two starts in June, with 10 strikeouts and one walk in 7.1 innings. Overall, his ERA is 5.23 over 12 games.
- 28-year old Tanner Kiest made his Eugene debut (and just second Giants appearance overall after signing as a free agent on May 30th), and he struck out two in 1.2 innings without allowing a baserunner.
Low-A: San Jose 9, Visalia 4
San Jose Notes:
- San Jose used a big inning to come back and take this game from Visalia. The Rawhide were up 3-0 after four innings, but San Jose scored a run in the 5th. But in the 6th inning, Reggie Crawford’s 2-run home run was part of a 5-run rally that put San Jose up for good.
- Reggie Crawford was 2-for-5 with his first professional home run, in his sixth game as a hitter. He’s 3-for-12 (.25) with a double and a home run, with no walks and three strikeouts.
- Center fielder Turner Hill was 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles. Hill is 11-for-36 with four doubles, with three walks and five strikeouts, plus six steals in eight games. He’s got a line of .306/.359/.417.
- Second baseman Jose Ramos was 1-for-3 with a walk, a HBP, and his 17th steal of the season. In 48 games, Ramos now has 17 steals in 18 attempts, but with a batting line of .215/.319/.331, and has 23 walks to 46 strikeouts.
- Starting pitcher Manuel Mercedes gave up three runs in 4.0 innings, on three hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Mercedes has a 2.66 ERA after 11 games (eight starts), but has just 28 strikeouts in 44.0 innings, with 14 walks.
- Julio Rodriguez went 2.0 scoreless innings, with five strikeouts and a walk. It’s two straight scoreless games, not long after he allowed six in less than an inning. He has a 5.82 ERA with 27 strikeouts to 11 walks in 21.2 innings.
ACL: ACL Giants Black 8, ACL D-Backs Black 0
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Lazaro Morales was in center field and played second base as well, going 1-for-3 with a double. That was his first hit in four games, so he’s 1-for-12 (.083), though he has three walks and six strikeouts.
- DH Donovan Walton also had a double, going 1-for-3 with a walk in his first game of his rehab assignment. The 29 year old had time last season with both Tacoma and Sacramento, and was acquired in May 2022 in exchange for Prelander Berroa.
- Shortstop Ryan Reckley was 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and another error. That’s two steals in four games for Aria, who is 3-for-16 (.188) with no extra-base hits yet. He also now has five errors in four games at shortstop this season.
- Starting pitcher Junior Flores went 3.0 shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out two. Flores has already made two appearances with the ACL Orange team, in which he gave up five runs, four earned in 3.0 relief innings. He has seven strikeouts against two walks in 6.0 total ACL innings.
- Reliever Wilkelma Castillo had 4.0 shutout innings, striking out four and with two hits allowed. Castillo gave up a run in 2.0 innings in his first ACL appearance, after having a 9.88 ERA in 12 games at Eugene.
ACL: ACL Rangers 7, ACL Giants Orange 6
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Third baseman Derwin Laya was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a steal. To start his season, Laya is 6-for-13 (.462)with a walk to three strikeouts, and with a stolen base.
- Shortstop Jean Carlos Sio, going 2-for-5 with a walk. Through four games, he’s 3-for-14 (.214) with three walks to three strikeouts.
- Right fielder Samuel Reyes was 2-for-4 with a walk. The 20-year old Reyes is now 3-for-9 (.333) in four games to start his season, with three walks and two strikeouts.
- Lisander De La Cruz gave up a run in an inning of work, allowing no hit and two walks. It’s De La Cruz’s second appearance this season, as he faced a single batter on June 6th and gave up a hit.
- Reliever Esmerlin Vinicio gave up a run in 3.0 innings, allowing four hits and two walks, with five strikeouts in his ACL debut this season. Vinicio had a 3.62 ERA in 13 appearances at Low-A to start the year, with 24 strikeouts and 18 walks in 27.1 innings.
DSL: DSL Angels 8, DSL Giants Black 4
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- Shortstop Keiberg Camacaro went 2-for-4 with a triple and a walk. After three games, Camacaro is 2-for-11 (.182) with a triple, and three walks to four strikeouts.
- First baseman Anyelo Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout. Gonzalez is now 5-for-11 (.455) after four games, with a double and a home run, and has a walk and a strikeout.
- Left fielder Moises De La Rosa also had a double, going 1-for-4 with a walk. After three games, the 18-year old is 8-for-14 (.571) with two doubles, and a walk with a strikeout, with two strikeouts.
- Starting pitcher Carlos Molina went 4.0 innings, with a run allowed on two hits and no walks, with two strikeouts, and a wild pitch. It was the 18-year old Venezuelan’s first pro appearance.
DSL: DSL Giants Orange 4, DSL Nationals 3
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- Second baseman Audie Jimenez had the team’s only extra base hit, going 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. He’s 3-for-12 (.250) with a double, and had two walks to four strikeouts.
- Left fielder Oswaldo Ladera went 2-for-4 with a walk. The 20-year old has only played two games in his third DSL season, going 2-for-6 (.333) with two walks to one strikeout.
- Right fielder Angel Guzman was 2-for-4 with a walk. After four games, the 17-year old is 8-for-17, with four doubles, and has a walk with four strikeouts.
- Starting pitcher Randry De Leon went 4.0 innings, giving up just one unearned run, allowing only one hit, one HBP, and no walks, with four strikeouts. It was the 17-year old’s first pro start.