AAA: Sacramento 8, Tacoma 7
- Mauricio Dubón had another 2-hit game as he continues to hit very well in Triple-A, but in his 17th game in Sacramento, he finally hit his first home run. His batting line is .394/.476/.479
- Joey Bart lined a double, just his second in July. His batting line is .286/.375/.514, with two doubles and two home runs in July.
- Heliot Ramos was 1-for-5 in his Triple-A debut, notching a single. He was .237/.323/.432 in 62 games at Double-A.
- Joe McCarthy nudged his batting average over .300 with his 3-hit game, and his 15 doubles. He also stole his fourth base, and his first since June 10th.
- Tommy La Stella had his best game of his rehab, getting his first hits. He’s 2-for-6 in his recent attempt at rehabbing, not including his aborted one in late June.
- Aaron Sanchez’s rehab continued, with his roughest game yet. He’s allowed a home run in each of his last three starts. He did have his longest start since his rehab began, going 5.1 innings.
- Reyes Moronta made his first rehab appearance, walking two but striking out one in 0.2 innings, throwing 18 pitches.
- Gerson Garabito was back in relief for this game, and picked up the first save his career, though it wasn’t in his cleanest outing that he’d ever had.
AA: Akron 6, Richmond 5
- Simon Whiteman led the Squirrels with three hits, and hit a double for second straight game. His batting line keeps creeping up, and is now at .246/.333/.377.
- Good news that Diego Rincones was back in the lineup a day after being removed from the game after getting hit by a pitch in the head area. He was lifted for the pinch runner in the 9th that was more of a game situation than resting Rincones.
- Sean Hjelle had a rough game, after giving up ten hits in his last start, giving up a season-high tying three walks.
High-A: Eugene 4, Hillsboro 3 (10 innings)
- Carter Aldrete had the clutch home run, with a game-tying 2-run home run with two strikes and two out in the 9th. It was his 6th home run, with five coming in his last nine games.
- Brett Auerbach’s home run streak was extended to three straight games, and he extended his hitting streak to eight games. Over those eight games, he’s 11-for-34 (.324) with a double and five home runs. He’s walked four times, but has also struck out 12 times in that stretch.
- Ismael Munguia had a 2-hit game, and his bunt in the 10th inning with a runner on second turned into the game-winning hit when the pitcher threw the ball away trying to nail the runner at third.
- Nick Avila struggled, even as he gave up just a run while allowing five hits and five walks, and striking out only one.
Low-A: Stockton 10, San Jose 5
San Jose Notes:
- Harrison Freed had his best hitting day of the season, going 4-for-4 with his 4th home run, and first home run since June 19th. His slugging percentage jumped from .301 to .346 in this one game.
- Marco Luciano had a 3-hit game, and hit his 14th double, but just his third in July. He’s 8-for-18 with two doubles and a home run over his last four games.
- Casey Schmitt’s 2-hit game continues a trend, as he’s had 2 hits in five of his last six games. He’s also collected four walks over that stretch, and has raised his batting average from .224 to .244.
- Wil Jensen had his worst game of the season, doubling his previous high in runs allowed to six, giving up two home runs in a day for the second time this season.
ACL: ACL Giants Black 4, ACL D-Backs 3
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Javeyan Williams had a 2-hit game, raising his summer batting line to .298/.421/.447
- Alexander Suarez got another hit, but his big moment came in the first, when he had a straight steal of home for the team’s first run.
- Esmerlin Vinicio turned on the strikeouts, getting a season-high 9, nearly doubling his previous high of 5. He also had a season-low one walk. In 18.1 IP, he has 22 strikeouts to 14 walks.
- Jorge Labrador struck out five of the seven batters he faced, and in three games in the ACL he has nine strikeouts to two walks in 4.0 scoreless innings. He has a 7.36 ERA in 15 games with San Jose to start the season, with 22 strikeouts to 20 walks in 18.1 innings.
- The game was scheduled for 7 innings, so a runner started on second for the 8th. Marvin Brown let that runner score before the first at-bat, with a balk and a wild pitch, but he struck out three of the four batters he faced…with no obvious explanation for facing four, other than it being the ACL (shrug emoji).
ACL: ACL Giants Orange 10, ACL Athletics 2
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- The Orange team went into the 9th down 2-1, and scored 9 runs, and had the bases loaded when the game was suspended due to lightning. So at least Kenley Jansen didn’t need an act of god to get out of his 9th.
- Edison Mora hit his second home run of the summer with the ACL, a grand slam in the 9th inning. The hit kept Mora right at the Mendoza Line in the ACL, at .200.
- Grant McCray just got his first hits in his last game, and now has back-to-back 2-hit games.
- Adrian Sugastey hit his third double of the summer, and first since July 12th. The three doubles are his only hits, and he has just barely a higher OBP (.386) than SLG (.385).
- Aeverson Arteaga hit a double for his only hit of the game, giving him seven on the season, along with six home runs.
- Manuel Mercedes had one of his better starts of the season, having his second start of the season without walking anyone. Mercedes gave up seven hits in 5.0 innings, which actually lowered his batting average allowed, from .356 to .350.
DSL: DSL Phillies White 1, DSL Giants Black 0
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- Juanel Urena had all of the Giants’ hits (two of them). It’s Urena’s second straight 2-hit game, after he started the season 1-for-16.
- Yonathan Ochoa got around to his second start, and had mixed results. He did give up less runs (1 instead of 2), and walked no one after two the last start, but he also gave up five hits in 5.0 innings, after giving up just two his first time.
DSL: DSL Brewers2 12, DSL Giants Orange 4
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- Fabio Villadiego had a perfect on-base day, raising his OBP to .583. In four games, he has four walks, and no strikeouts (in 11 plate appearances).
- Ramon Peralta picked up two walks for the second straight game. With 27 at-bats, he has five walks to five strikeouts.
- Cristofer Valenzuela had a tough second game, and was victimized by some errors. After striking out just one, he has six walks to five strikeouts in 5.2 innings.