Marco Luciano is three games into his Triple-A stint, and got his first extra base hits (yes, hits, plural) today.  Kai-Wei Teng keeps striking out  batters at Triple-A.  Ismael Munguia made his return to Richmond.  And check out the play by Brett Auerbach in Eugene, it might be the defensive play of the year!

AAA: Tacoma 6, Sacramento 3 (11 Innings)


Top Sacramento Performances:

  • The big hit for Sacramento was by Bryce Johnson, who hit a home run on a 2-for-5 day.  That gives him six home run in 25 games at Triple-A, with five doubles, a triple, and six home runs, and 12 walks to 22 strikeouts.  His Triple=A line is .324/.400/.569.
  • Shortstop Marco Luciano went 2-for-5 with two doubles, and two strikeouts.  They are his first extra-base hits in Triple-A, going 4-for-14 (.286) over three games, with five strikeouts and no walks yet. 
  • Starting pitcher Kai-Wei Teng went 3.2 innings, striking out nine, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks.  He’s got a 2.92 ERA after six games in Sacramento, with 30 walks to 18 walks in 24.2 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • SS Tyler Fitzgerald: 1-4, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • 2B Isan Díaz: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • PH-1B Ricardo Genovés: 2-2, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • RP Nick Swiney: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • RP Chris Wright: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
  • RP Nick Avila: 0.2 iP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO

AA: Akron 5, Richmond 3


Top Richmond Performances:

  • Shortstop Jimmy Glowenke went 1-for-3 with a double and one HBP on the day.  Over the last four games, Glowenke is 6-for-16 (.375) with two doubles and a home run, and his batting line is .205/.294/.330 after 33 games in Double-A.
  • Right fielder Ismael Munguia made his return to Richmond, going 2-for-5.  Munguia had hit .278/.364/.417 over nine rehab games in the ACL.  Munguia was last in Double-A on May 18th, and has a Double-A line of .304/.367/.430.
  • Starting pitcher Nick Zwack gave up four runs in 4.2 innings, off of six hits and a walk while striking out five.  In his first start since early June, Zwack actually lowered his ERA to 6.39 (from 6.42), and he has 74 strikeouts to 24 walks in 63.1 innings at the level.

Other Notable Lines:

  • 3B Shane Matheny: 1-5, 1 2B (8), 3 SO
  • CF Vaun Brown: 0-5, 3 SO
  • RP Evan Gates: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO

High-A: Hillsboro 8, Eugene 2


Top Eugene Performances:

  • Center fielder Grant McCray was 1-for-4 with a double, his 16th of the season.  McCray now has 16 doubles to go with six triples and ten home runs, and a batting line of .242/.339/.411.
  • LF Jared Dupere also had his 16th double with Eugene, going 1-for-4.  Dupere has nine home runs and a triple to go with those 16 doubles, and has a Eugene batting line of .270/.346/.464 in 62 games.
  • Catcher Brett Auerbach had a rough day at the plate (0-for-3 with three strikeouts), but I’m highlighting him as he made one of the great plays of the season.
  • Starting pitcher Eric Silva returned to Eugene, and gave up three runs in 4.0 innings, on five hits and no walks, while striking out just two.  His High-A ERA is 5.74 after 16 starts, with 51 strikeouts to 30 walks in 53.1 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • RF Carter Howell: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • DH Matt Higgins: 1-4, 1 SO
  • RP Daniel Blair: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

Low-A: San Jose 3, Stockton 2


Top San Jose Performances:

  • DH Andrew Kachel had the big hit for San Jose, going 2-for-4 with his fifth home run of the season.  That’s home runs in consecutive games for Kachel (though he took Thursday off).  His batting line is up to .294/.375/.450.
  • Dilan Rosario led the team in hits, going 3-for-4 with three singles and picking up a stolen base.  In 30 games with San Jose, Rosario is 23-for-100 (.230) with seven walks to 32 strikeouts.
  • Shortstop Diego Velasquez went 2-for-4 with one strikeout.  Velasquez now has a .307 batting average and a .391 on-base percentage, with 34 walks to 61 strikeouts over 74 games.
  • The best pitcher on the day was reliever Esmerlin Vinicio, who went 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks, while striking out four.  Vinicio’s ERA in San Jose is now 4.37, with 47 strikeouts to 29 walks. 

Other Notable Lines:

  • C Onil Perez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB (16)
  • 2B Justin Bench: 1-4, 1 SO, 1 SB (3)
  • SP Nomar Medina: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO

ACL: ACL Giants Black 4, ACL Giants Orange 1 (7 Innings)


Top ACL Giants Black Performances:

  • Center fielder Cesar Quintas had just about a perfect day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with  all singles and a sacrifice fly, plus he grabbed a stolen base.  That pushes his batting line up to .424/.560/.565, with nine doubles and one home run.
  • Right fielder Jediael Maduro was 1-for-2 with a walk, and the team’s only extra-base hit with a double.  Maduro now has three doubles in 24 games, and has a line of .266/.356/.313.
  • Starting pitcher Nicolas Herold gave up just one run in 6.0 innings, giving up three hits and three walks, while striking out nine.  It’s easily his best game of the season, with a season-low in runs and season high in strikeouts.  His ERA is down to 6.30 and has 29 strikeouts to nine walks.

Other Notable ACL Giants Black Lines:

  • LF Guillermo Williamson: 1-4,1 RBI, 2 SO
  • RP Clay Helvey: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO

Top ACL Giants Orange Performances:

  • Shortstop Jean Carlos Sio was 1-for-2 with a walk on a quiet day for the Orange team.  Sio has a .287/.394/.400 batting line after 32 games, with 20 walks to 21 strikeouts.
  • Right fielder Garrett Frechette had the only extra-base hit, going 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout.Since being back in the ACL, Frechette is batting .257/.368/.351 batting line after 25 games, with four doubles and one home run.
  • Starting pitcher Darien Núñez made his first start in his third rehab appearance, going a single scoreless inning, striking out two while allowing just one hit.  He’s got a 3.00 ERA in 3.0 innings, with six strikeouts to one walk.

Other Notable ACL Giants Orange Lines:

  • CF Estanlin Cassiani: 1-3, 1 R, 1 SO
  • RP Junior Flores: 3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

DSL: DSL Rangers Red 8, DSL Giants Black 6


Top DSL Giants Black Performances:

  • Designated hitter Anyelo Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base, one of six steals the Giants Black team had.  Gonzalez has a batting line of .315/.410/.483 on the summer with two steals in four attempts.  He has two doubles, two triples, and three home runs.
  • Catcher Nehomar Caldera went 2-for-5 with a double, the team’s only extra-base hit, and also committed two errors.  Caldera now has four doubles after 18 games, with a batting line of .215/.292/.277.
  • Starting pitcher Ankeily Feliz went 3.0 shutout innings, giving up three hits and one walk, with a strikeout.  Feliz has 21 strikeouts to 11 walks with 18.2 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • 1B Wueslly Lespe: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 CS (1)]
  • CF Carlos Gutierrez: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 SB (3)
  • RP Jeison Jimenez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 2 HBP

DSL: DSL Giants Orange 18, DSL Reds 4


Top DSL Giants Orange Performances:

  • Left fielder Oswaldo Ladera was 2-for-3 with a home run, and three walks.  That’s just Ladera’s second home run of the summer in 26 games, and gives him 13 walks to 20 strikeouts.  He’s got a batting line of .289/.455/.395.
  • Second baseman Audie Jimenez was 4-for-6 with two doubles on the day.  That gives Jimenez four doubles in 28 games, to go along with one home run.  It’s Jimenez’s first game with more than two hits, much less four, and gave his batting average a jump from .198 to .227.
  • Shortstop Anthony Tandron went 2-for-4 with two walks and a double, and also got caught stealing once.  Tandron now has two doubles and one triple in 28 games, with 19 walks to 26 strikeouts.  He’s hitting .287/.407/.327.
  • Starting pitcher Jose Rengel gave up one run in 5.0 innings, allowing two hits and no walks, with five strikeouts.  This gives him 26 strikeouts to 10 walks in 24.2 innings this summer.

Other Notable Lines:

  • RF Luis Frias: 2-6, 2 RBI, 2 SO
  • CF Miguel Blanco: 2-7, 2 R, 1 2B (3), 1 SB (4)
  • DH Lisbel Diaz: 2-5, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB (1)
  • C Brayan Ferrer: 2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B (8)