Jared Dupere was the leader for Eugene on the day before Independence Day, knocking in both the first runs of the game (with a home run) and the last with a 2-run single. And all over the system, rehabbing players had great days, from Heliot Ramos returning to Sacramento to Seth Corry in San Jose.
AAA: Reno 7, Sacramento 0
- Sacramento’s offense was pretty much dead on arrival this game, wasting one of Sean Hjelle’s best start in a while, while the bullpen really blew it up. Sacramento only got four hits, the only extra-base hits by the returning Heliot Ramos, while Hjelle only gave up one run in six innings. But the bullpen fell apart for six runs in the final three innings, though it turned out none were needed.
- Heliot Ramos had two of the four River Cats hits, both of them doubles, as he made his return to Triple-A, and also got hit by a pitch on a 2-for-3 day. That gives Ramos three doubles at the Triple-A level overall, as his numbers there are at .279/.354/.412. Over five rehab games in San Jose, he hit .353/.421/.882. Ramos is technically still rehabbing, as he’s on the 60-Day IL from the big league team.
- Sean Hjelle had one of his best recent starts in this one, giving up just one run on two hits and one hit batter, while striking out four, over a season-high 6.0 innings. The last start he had in Sacramento allowing one run or less was back on May 14th (though he had a 4.0 inning relief appearance in the big leagues without allowing a run over that span.
- Nick Swiney had a really rough game, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks, while striking out one in the 9th. It’s the most runs he’s given up all season at either Sacramento or Richmond. After his 13th game, his Triple-A ERA jumped from 2.60 to 3.93.
AA: Richmond 3, Reading 2
- Richmond got a big win in a most unusual way. It was a tight game early on, as the teams traded home runs, and it was tied after seven innings. In the 9th, the Squirrels loaded the bases off of two singles and a HBP, and with one out, a wild pitch scored what would be the winning run.
- The only Squirrels extra-base hit was Hayden Cantrelle’s home run, his fourth of the season. Cantrelle has a .219/.395/.333 batting line, with nine doubles, one triple, and four home runs in 68 games.
- Shortstop Marco Luciano was 2-for-3 with two walks on the day. That gives Luciano 33 walks to 64 strikeouts through 48 games. His batting line is up to .223/.341/.457, and a .798 OPS on the season.
- Andy Thomas was 2-for-4 with a walk on the day. Thomas has a batting line of .217/.322/.378 with nine doubles, one triple, and eight home runs.
- Starting pitcher Ryan Murphy had a solid game, giving up a run in 3.2 innings on three hits and three walks, while striking out four. Murphy lowered his ERA further to 4.66. It was 6.15 at the start of June. He now has 52 strikeouts to 27 walks in 56.0 innings.
- Reliever Juan Sanchez went 2.1 scoreless innings, striking out three with one walk allowed. Through 22 games at Double-A, Sanchez has a 2.23 ERA with 39 strikeouts to 16 walks.
High-A: Eugene 6, Everett 5
- Eugene edged out Everett in a highly offensive game. A Jared Dupere 2-run home run got things kicked off the right way, but Everette tied things back up in the bottom half of the first. It would be Dupere again in the 6th, breaking a 4-4 tie with a 2-run single, giving the Ems what would be the win.
- Left fielder Jared Dupere went 2-for-5 on the day with a home run, his eighth of the season. Through 49 games at High-A this season, Dupere has a .270/.328/.465 batting line, with ten doubles, one triple, and eight home runs.
- Victor Bericoto’s triple was his second of the season, on a 2-for-5 day. Bericoto’s break out season continues, with a .296/.353/.533 batting line, with 12 doubles, two triples, and 16 home runs.
- Catcher Adrian Sugastey went 3-for-4 with two doubles. That puts Sugastey into double digits for doubles, with 11 in 53 games. He had 12 in 84 games in 2022. Sugastey is batting .292/.323/.401.
- Starter Seth Lonsway gave up three runs on six hits and one walk, with one strikeout. It’s Lonsway’s first game in which he allowed more than one run over his last five, but also his first start since the end of May.
Low-A: San Jose 5, Modesto 1
San Jose Notes:
- A great start by the rehabbing Seth Corry put the Giants on a winning path. Corry’s four shutout innings were enough after San Jose scored two runs, highlighted by an Alexander Suarez. They added two more runs in the 6th, and a run for a bunt single in the 7th, which would be far more than they would need.
- Alexander Suarez was 1-for-5 with the home run, his third of the summer. Suarez now has six doubles, three triples, and three home runs in 52 games this season, and has a .251/.324/.366 batting line.
- Shortstop Diego Velasquez went 1-for-2 with a double and three walks. Velasquez now has 32 walks to 51 strikeouts in 62 games, with a batting line of .303/.399/.423.
- Left fielder Matt Higgins was 2-for-3 with a walk. His numbers are strikingly similar to Velasquez’s, with a batting line of .302/.399/.489, and 32 walks to 61 strikeouts in 59 games.
- Starting pitcher Seth Corry had 4.0 scoreless innings, giving up four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. It’s a much stronger performance in Corry’s second Low-A start this season, as he gave up three runs in 3.1 innings in his first start. He was unscored upon in four games in the ACL.
- Melvin Adón gave up an unearned run, on two hits and two walks, as well as his own error, while striking out two. It’s Adón’s second game at San Jose, after five rehab games in the ACL, where he had a combined 1.00 ERA.
ACL: ACL Angels 3, ACL Giants Black (7 Innings)
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Center fielder Cesar Quintas was 2-for-3 with his fifth double and a strikeout. Quintas now has 15 strikeouts to 11 walks, but has collected six strikeouts and no walks in his last four games. Quintas has a batting line of .429/.576/.531.
- Right fielder Eliam Sandoval was 1-for-3 with a double as well. Through 20 games, he now has four doubles to one home run, with a batting line of .242/.333/.355.
- Starter Ubert Mejias gave up three runs in 5.0 innings, off of five hits and three walks, with seven strikeouts. He has 23 strikeouts to 13 walks in 26.2 innings so far this summer, for a 4.05 ERA.
ACL: ACL Reds 20, ACL Giants Orange 16
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Jean Carlos Sio was 1-for-2 with a home run, three walks and a HBP, though he also made an error. In 21 games, Sio has two home runs to go with two doubles and a triple, and has 15 walks to 16 strikeouts, with a batting line of .257/.385/.392.
- DH Rayner Santana was 1-for-3 with his first home run of the summer, and got hit twice by pitches. Santana is batting .200/.414/.400 over ten games in the ACL, with a double and a home run.
- Third baseman Justin Bench went 2-for-6 with two doubles, with a HBP. Through 12 games, Bench has a .375/.480/.625 batting line, with five doubles, a triple, and one home run, with seven walks to five strikeouts.
- Catcher Javier Castillo was 2-for-6 with two doubles, and three errors. In ten games as catcher, he has five errors now, for a .943 fielding percentage. Over 13 games he has a .293/.392/.439 batting line.
- First baseman Derwin Laya led the team in hits, going 4-for-6 with one double. Over 19 games this season, Laya has a .269/.347/.403 batting line with three doubles and two home runs.
DSL: DSL Giants Orange 2, DSL Giants Black 1 (7 Innings)
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- Right fielder Moises De La Rosa was 1-for-3 with a home run for the team’s only run and only extra-base hit. It’s his first pro home run in two DSL seasons, having played 19 games both this summer and last.
- Starter Jesus Lopez gave up two runs in 4.0 innings, off of two hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. After six games, Lopez has a 4.85 ERA with seven strikeouts to eight walks in 13.0 innings.
- Jan Caraballo had a scoreless final (7th) inning, giving up two hits while striking out two. Caraballo has a 6.14 ERA with nine strikeouts to six walks in 7.1 innings.
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- Center fielder Luis Frias was 1-for-4 with a double on the day. Frias has seven doubles to go with a triple and a home run, for a .302/.368/.442 batting line.
- Third baseman Audie Jimenez was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. He’s got a line of .217/.290/.300 over 18 games.
- Starting pitcher Jose Gonzalez went 4.0 innings, with one runs allowed on three hits and a walk, with two strikeouts. After eight games, two starts, he has a 3.60 ERA with nine strikeouts to three walks in 15.0 innings.