It wasn’t a great day in the system, but one jolt came from Tyler Fitzgerald, hitting a home run against rehabbing pitcher Noah Syndergaard during the latter’s rehab.  Meanwhile, Kai-Wei Teng worked out of the bullpen, Vaun Brown continued to get key hits, and Diego Velasquez hit a huge home run in San Jose.

AAA: Oklahoma City 7, Sacramento 3


Sacramento Notes:

  • It was another heartbreaking loss for Sacramento against the rivals in Oklahoma City.  The Cats had taken a lead with a home run by Tyler Fitzgerald against the rehabbing Noah Syndergaard, but the Dodgers jumped back to a 3-1 lead.  Sacramento fought back, with Bryce Johnson hitting a game-tying home run.  But the bullpen gave up four runs in the 9th and Oklahoma City ran away with it.
  • With the first pitch of the second at-bat by rehabbing Noah Syndergaard, Tyler Fitzgerald hit his 10th home run at Sacramento on a 1-for-4 day.  Overall, Fitzgerald has 12 home runs in 69 games between Triple-A and Double-A.  Fitzgerald is hitting .271/.335/.467 at Triple-A.
  • Center fielder Bryce Johnson went 2-for-4 with his own home run.  That’s four home runs in Triple-A this season for Johnson after 22 games, to add to one home run in the majors over 30 games.  With Sacramento, Johnson has a .318/.406/.500 batting line with four doubles and four home runs.
  • Catcher Joey Bart was 1-for-4 with a double, but also three strikeouts.  That’s Bart’s seventh double in 26 games since he has come back to Triple-A.  He has 33 strikeouts to seven walks in that time, with a .240/.315/.406 batting line.
  • Starter Sean Hjelle threw 4.0 innings, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks, but with a season-high seven strikeouts.  Hjelle’s ERA is up to 5.66 after this game, though he has 41 strikeouts with 20 walks to 49.1 innings.
  • Kai-Wei Teng worked a piggyback starter role, going 4.0 shutout innings, giving up three hits and two walks with four strikeouts.  That gives Teng a 2.57 ERA after five games, with 21 strikeouts to 15 walks in 21.0 innings of work at the level.

AA: Richmond 2, Harrisburg 1


Richmond Notes:

  • This was a tight game with good pitching throughout.  Harrisburg did take the lead early, with a 2nd inning home run.  But a Wade Meckler RBI single in the 3rd inning tied the game at 1, and Vaun Brown had an RBI double in the next at-bat to give the Squirrels the lead they would hold the rest of the way.
  • Right fielder Vaun Brown was 1-for-4 with a double with two strikeouts on the day.  That’s Brown’s ninth double in Richmond after 37 games.  Brown’s continuing to pick up hits, and he now has a .259/.316/.517 batting line with nine doubles, two triples, and eight home runs.  Brown now has 53 strikeouts to nine walks.
  • DH Carter Aldrete was 1-for-3 with a double, his 12th of the season.  Aldrete has a batting line of .243/.305/.416 with 12 doubles and nine home runs.  He’s got 20 walks to 62 strikeouts.
  • CF Wade Meckler went 1-for-4 as well.  In 29 games since joining Richmond, Meckler is batting .351/.438/.477 with six doubles, one triple, and two home runs, and 17 walks to 18 strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Carson Seymour had a solid start, giving up a run on five hits and no walks in 5.0 innings, with six strikeouts, with the lone run coming off of a home run.  That dropped his ERA back under 4 to 3.91 after it snuck above it when he gave up five runs in his last game.

High-A: Vancouver 12, Eugene 3


Eugene Notes:

  • Okay, this game was just ugly from nearly the start for Eugene.  Vancouver jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the 2nd inning, and Eugene was never close after.
  • The biggest hit for the Ems was by Jared Dupere, who went 1-for-3 with a home run plus a walk.  That’s Dupere’s 9th home run of the season, in his 57th game with Eugene.  Dupere has that to go with a triple and 14 doubles, and has a batting line of .273/.338/.472 batting line.
  • Second baseman Ghordy Santos went 1-for-4 with a triple and three strikeouts.  Through 54 games, Santos has a .237/.343/.428 batting line, with three triples to go with nine doubles and six home runs.
  • Shortstop Aeverson Arteaga was 1-for-4 with a walk and a double.  Arteaga now has 16 doubles, three triples, and nine home runs.
  • Starter Daniel Blair was making his High-A debut and got blasted, giving up eight runs on 11 hits and one walk while striking out five in 3.2 innings.  Blair had a 2.05 ERA in 18 games (all relief appearances) in San Jose, with 45 strikeouts to 18 walks in 52.2 innings.

Low-A: San Jose 4, Visalia 2


San Jose Notes:

  • A late rally by San Jose broke a tie and gave the Giants the win.  San Jose had takenn an early 2-0 lead off of a 2-run Anthony Rodriguez home run in the 2nd inning, but a par of Visalia home runs tied the game up by the middle of the 8th inning.  However, Diego Velasquez hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 8th to give the Giants their winning run.
  • Diego Velasquez was 1-for-4 with his 6th home run of the season.  Velasquez has 16 doubles one triple, and six home runs on the season with 34 walks to 57 strikeouts.  That leads to him having a .301/.391/.435 batting line.
  • DH Anthony Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with his own home run, his third of the season.  Through 28 games after a late start, Rodriguez has three home runs, one triple, and seven doubles, and has a .221/.279/.381 batting line.
  • In his first start of the season, Dylan Cumming went 4.0 shutout innings, with two hits and two walks allowed, striking out four.  Cumming has had 23 relief appearances before in the season before this start.  He has a 2.51 ERA, with 44 strikeouts to 19 walks in 46.2 innings.

ACL: ACL Giants Black 10, ACL Rangers 8


ACL Giants Black Notes:

  • First baseman Brady Whalen was 2-for-5 with a double, the only extra-base hit for the team on the day.  In four games of rehab, Whalen is 5-for-15 (.333) with two doubles.
  • Center fielder Cesar Quintas went 1-for-3 with a walk and a HBP.  Quintas has a batting line of .423/.567/.577 with eight doubles and one home run, with 14 walks to 19 strikeouts.
  • Left fielder Guillermo Williamson  went 0-for-1 with a sacrifice fly and three walks.  Williamson has 15 walks against 29 strikeouts in 29 games, giving him a .40 OBP.  He has a .304/.404/.620 batting line.
  • Rehabbing Damon Dues was 0-for-1 with two walks, plus a stolen base.  In three rehab games, Dues is 2-for-5 (.400) with four walks and one strikeout.

ACL: ACL Giants Orange 13, ACL White Sox 6


ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Catcher Rayner Santana actually had the team’s only extra-base hit with a solo home run on a 1-for-4 day, despite the team scoring 13 runs on 15 hits.  That’s Santana’s second home run on the season in 13 games, all but one of them in the ACL.  In the ACL, Santana is hitting .179/.342/.429.
  • Second baseman Jean Carlos Sio went 3-for-6.  That gives him a mini-6-game hitting streak, raising his batting average from .258 to .272 in this one game alone.
  • DH Javier Castillo was 3-for-4 with a walk.  In 19 games this season, Castillo is 21-for-63 (.333) with seven doubles, and nine walks to 16 strikeouts.
  • Right fielder Estanlin Cassiani was 2-for-5 with a pair of singles.  Through 26 games, he has a batting line of .253/.330/.341, with six doubles and one triple.

DSL: DSL Mariners 3, DSL Giants Black 2


DSL Giants Black Notes:

  • Second baseman Samuel Rodriguez was 1-for-2 with two walks, a double, and two stolen bases.  Rodriguez now has 11 steals in 12 attempts, to go with three doubles in 16 games.  His batting line is at .275/.431/.333.
  • Right fielder Moises De La Rosa went 2-for-4 with a double, giving him six on the season.  Through 27 games, his batting line is .358/.474/.495, with six doubles, two triples, and one home runs, and has 15 walks to 21 strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Marlon Franco went 4.0 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out four.  He has a 2.33 ERA in nine appearances, three of them starts, with 15 strikeouts to four walks.

DSL: DSL Angels 6, DSL Giants Orange 2


DSL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Center fielder Miguel Blanco went 2-for-4 with the team’s only extra-base hit with a double plus a walk.  Blanco is 17-for-65 on the summer (.262) with two doubles, a triple, and a home run, with nine walks to seven strikeouts.
  • Right fielder Luis Frias was 1-for-3 with a walk.  Frias has a .292/.380/.416 batting line through 27 games, with 14 walks to 28 strikeouts.
  • Reliever Haniel De Frias threw three scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk with one strikeout.  After seven pitching appearances, he has a 5.73 ERA with three strikeouts to ten walks in 11.0 innings.