Player Movement

More unusual non-Monday player movement occurred, and once again, it involves catchers!

• Brandon Martorano from High-A Eugene to Double-A Richmond
• Brett Auerbach from Low-A San Jose to High-A Eugene

Auerbach was not on many people’s radar to start the season, but he’s gotten better with more playing time, and has been playing in several positions around the field and handling it well.  He definitely earned that move up to Eugene, and now San Jose’s old catching staff (Ricardo Genovés, Robert Emery and Brett Auerbach) are all up in High-A.

AAA: Sacramento 10, Las Vegas 2

Top Lines

C Joey Bart: 3-4, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (8), 1 BB
LF Jason Vosler: 1-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (6), 1 BB, 1 SO
2B Arismendy Alcántara: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B (4), 1 3B (2), 1 SO
RF Braden Bishop: 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B (8)
SS Mauricio Dubón: 2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO

SP Logan Webb: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
RP Gerson Garabito: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB
RP Kervin Castro: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
RP Sam Selman: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO

With some reinforcements from the Majors, the River Cats poured it on strong and late against the Las Vegas Aviators.  The Cats got their first runs on some big hits, such as Arismendy Alcántara’s 2nd inning 2-run triple, and Joey Bart’s solo home run in the 4th.  But it was the 7th where the Cats had their big rally, with a Braden Bishop RBI double, and 2-run Mauricio Dubón single, and Jason Vosler knocking a run in on a double play.

Other Notes:

  • Mauricio Dubón made his Sacramento debut for the season, picking up a pair of hits after batting .234 with a .272 on-base percentage in the Majors.
  • Logan Webb made his first rehab start in Sacramento, giving up a run on a single and a walk.  It’s Webb’s first appearance since a May 29th start against the Dodgers.
  • Joey Bart starting off July with a home run, his first since June 18th.  Bart now has eight home runs and eight doubles, batting .344/.400/.594 in 32 games at Triple-A.
  • Jason Vosler hit his sixth home run in Triple-A, in 23 games down at Sacramento.  Vosler is batting .247 with a .364 on-base percentage in Sacramento.
  • Kervin Castro had another quiet outing, and has worked on bringing his ERA down from 18.00 on May 11th early in the season, to 3.60 ERA on July 1st.

AA: Postponed Due To Rain

Hey, wasn’t it too sunny just a few days ago?  Rain already again?  Richmond and Binghamton got rained out in Virginia on Thursday.  The teams will play a doubleheader on Friday to make it up, with the games scheduled for seven innings each.

High-A: Eugene 3, Hillsboro 1

Top Lines

CF Ismael Munguia: 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B (5)
DH Armani Smith: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (4), 2 SO
SS Wade Wilson: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 2B (13)

SP Aaron Phillips: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 HBP
RP Tyler Schimpf: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO
RP Chris Wright: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO

Aaron Phillips wasn’t dominating, but he worked his way to keep the Hillsboro Hops off the scoreboard.  Phillips scatter 7 hits around, only one of which was for extra bases.  That one, a triple, led to Hillsboro’s only run, which came in on a sacrifice fly.  That was enough, as Armani Smith hit a 2-run home run in the first to put the Emeralds ahead.  Will Wilson added an RBI ground rule double in the third to give Eugene a little insurance.

Other Notes:

  • Aaron Phillips hasn’t been a strikeout guy with Eugene, but this was his best start of the season, getting a high in innings pitched.  Phillips has struck out 24 batters and walked 12 in 36.2 innings.
  • Armani Smith hit his fourth home run in High-A, and eighth overall on the season.  He has had a 627 slugging percentage in both San Jose and Eugene at this point this season.
  • Ismael Muguia started off his July right with two hits and two runs scored.  Munguia hit .217/.257/.362 in June, in 16 games.
  • Chris Wright had his second straight scoreless game since allowing three runs across 2 games to give him an ERA in High-A.  He’s got a 2.19 ERA in Eugene, and a 1.77 ERA overall on the season.

Low-A: San Jose 6, Stockton 2

Top Lines

CF Luis Matos: 2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB (15)
DH Luis Toribio: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 SO
LF Carter Williams: 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (2), 2 SO
RF Jairo Pomares: 1-5, 1 R, 1 SO

SP Prelander Berroa: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
RP Brooks Crawford: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
RP Clay Helvey: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO

San Jose waited until the second half of the game to come back and beat the Ports again.  Down 2-0, Carter Williams put San Jose on the board and tied the game with a 2-run home run in the 6th.  Garrett Frechette hit an RBI single in the 7th.  Even though they had enough to win, San Jose rallied for three more, with Luis Matos and Fabian Pena RBI singles, and a bases loaded groundout by Abdiel Layer.

Other Notes:

  • Luis Matos started off July with a pair of hits, and his 15th steal of the season in 18 attempts.  Matos had 21 steals in 24 attempts.
  • Carter Williams hit his second pro home run, and is batting .306/.333/.611 in eight games so far this season.
  • Prelander Berroa had a fairly average start, matching his season-high of five innings for the second start in a row.  Berroa has 51 strikeouts to 23 walks in 34.2 innings.

Arizona Complex Leagues: 

Giants Orange 9, Athletics 7

Top Lines

C Adrian Sugastey: 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO
LF George Bell: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB (1)
CF PJ Hilson: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 E (1)
3B Aeverson Arteaga: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B (1), 1 BB, 1 SO
SS Anthony Rodriguez: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B (1), 1 BB, 3 SO, 2 E (2)

SP Luis Moreno: 7.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 12 SO, 2 HR
RP Cristian Acosta: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
RP Willian Suarez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO

Giants Black 5, D-Backs 1

Top Lines

C Ronaldo Flores: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 2B (1), 1 SO
LF Najee Gaskins: 1-5, 1 R, 1 3B (1), 1 SO
3B Yorlis Rodriguez: 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 SF

SP Jorge Garcia: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR
RP Yoniel Ramirez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
RP Abel Adames: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO

Other Notes:

  • Ronaldo Flores is 3-for-10 so far in the AZL season, with his first extra-base hit (a double).  Flores hit .325/.370/.408 in 2019 in the DSL in 2019.
  • Luis Moreno had an interesting start for his ACL team, allowing six runs in 7.0 innings, but striking out 12 batters.  That’s more than he struck out in San Jose earlier this year (10) in 11.1 innings.  Moreno is in his 4th season in the Giants system, last having a 7.04 ERA across the AZL and Short-A in 2019.
  • Adrian Sugastey is 5-for-12 in his first three games, with a walk against two strikeouts.
  • Jorge Garcia made his second appearance this ACL season, and his first start.  He had a 3.46 ERA in 13 games in the DSL in 2019, mostly as a starter.
  • George Bell continues to impress in his third pro season, off to a 4-for-10 start with a home run.  Bell hit .206/.291/.333 in 2019 between the AZL and Short-A.