Diego Velasquez has been on simmer for most of the season, and he’s beginning to break out with his speed, as he had a 3-stolen base day.  Meanwhile, Sacramento finished off their roadtrip in Albuquerque in appropriate run-scoring ways, with 33 total runs and four River Cats home runs.

AAA: Albuquerque Isotopes 17, Sacramento River Cats 16


Top Sacramento Performances:

  • DH Jakson Reetz wrapped up the trip to Albuquerque with two more home runs, one of them a grand slam, while going 2-for-5.  That gives him five with Sacramento in 23 games, more than the four he had with Omaha in 27 games previously.  Of course, four of them have come while in Albuquerque (all in his last three games specifically).  That’s also two straight games with a grand slam.  Reetz has a .247/.330/.519 batting line for Sacramento, with five doubles, one triple, and five home runs.
  • Third baseman Will Wilson was 3-for-5 with a home run and a double.  That gives him 13 doubles and 13 home runs in 91 games.  He’s just two off of his career-high of 15 that he had in 2021, in 100 games between High-A and Double-A.  He’s hitting .237/.308/.414 on the year.
  • Right fielder Heliot Ramos was 3-for-6 with a triple.  That gives him three triples on the season, to go with eight doubles and seven home runs in 39 games.  Ramos has a batting line of .317/.352/.646 with six doubles, three triples, and five home runs since coming back to Sacramento from injury.  Overall, his numbers at Sacramento after 39 games is .293/.344/.531.
  • Left fielder Luis Gonzalez was 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles on the day.  Since returning to Sacramento, Gonzalez is 5-for-19 (.263) over five games with two doubles, and four walks to four strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Mason Black gave up four runs in 4.0 innings, off of four hits, no walks, and two HBP, while striking out five.  It’s been rough for Black in Albuquerque, as he’s given up four home runs in two starts at the level, which has seen his ERA jump from 2.70 to 5.50.  Black has 23 strikeouts to nine walks in 18.0 innings over four starts since his promotion to Triple-A. 

Other Notable Lines:

  • 1B David Villar: 2-5, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR (8)
  • C Joey Bart: 2-3, 2 R, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 2B (8)
  • CF Tyler Fitzgerald: 2-6, 2 R, 1 SO
  • RP Nick Swiney: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR
  • RP Erik Miller: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 SO

AA: Richmond 7, Portland 5


Top Richmond Performances:

  • Center fielder Shane Matheny was 2-for-5 with a home run.  That gives Matheny five home runs in 38 games at Richmond since coming down from Sacramento.  He’s hitting .229/.354/.412 there, after hitting just .221/.362/.302 in 57 games at Triple-A.
  • Shortstop Jimmy Glowenke was 1-for-3 with a walk, hitting a double and stealing a base on the day.  It’s his eighth double in 40 games at Richmond, to go with four home runs.  He’s got a batting line of .226/.312/.372 at Double-A.
  • Starter Ryan Murphy gave up three runs in 3.1 innings, on four hits and a walk, with seven strikeouts.  Murphy gave up a pair of home runs in this game, which gives him 12 home runs allowed in 72.2 innings.  He’s got 75 strikeouts to 37 walks, with a 4.83 ERA.
  • Reliever Juan Sanchez struck out five in 2.0 innings, only allowing one walk.That gives him 52 strikeouts to 20 walks in 49.0 innings, and has a 2.39 ERA.

Other Notable Lines:

  • LF Ismael Munguia: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • DH Logan Wyatt: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 SO
  • RP Clay Helvey: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO

High-A: Spokane 6, Eugene 5


Top Eugene Performances:

  • Catcher Zach Morgan made his High-A debut with a splash, going 3-for-4 with a home run.  In 59 games at San Jose, Morgan only had four home runs, and had 43 walks to 45 strikeouts while hitting .254/.376/.383.
  • DH Matt Higgins went 3-for-5 with a double, his fourth in High-A.  After 12 games in Eugene, Higgins has a .304/.407/.457 batting line with four doubles and a home run, after he hit .309/.400/.492 in San Jose over 64 games.
  • Starting pitcher Hayden Birdsong had a good game, allowing two runs, one earned, in 4.0 innings with five hits and a walk, with six strikeouts.  After eight games at High-A, Birdsong’s ERA sits at 3.00 with 46 strikeouts to nine walks in 36.0 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • RF Jared Dupere: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 SO, 1 2B (17)
  • 1B Sean Roby: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 2B (6)
  • RP Tanner Kiest: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • RP Sam Delaplane: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HBP

Low-A: Rancho Cucamonga 5, San Jose 4


Top San Jose Performances:

  • Shortstop Diego Velasquez had a big day at the plate and on the basepaths.  He went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, and three stolen bases.  That gives Velasquez 21 steals in 23 attempts this season after 81 games, and it was his 22nd double of the season.  His batting line is at .313/.396/.445.
  • First baseman Andrew Kachel went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base of his own, plus two strikeouts.  Kachel now has 18 doubles and six steals in seven attempts.  He has a .291/.379/.455 batting line, with 37 walks to 73 strikeouts.
  • Center fielder Turner Hill went 3-for-5 with all singles and a stolen base, while getting caught stealing once.  He now has 19 steals in 23 attempts on the year in 44 games.  The day upped Hill’s batting line to .274/.361/.337.
  • Starting pitcher Manuel Mercedes gave up five runs in 4.0 innings, off of four hits and four walks, while striking out (you guessed it) four.  Mercedes has a 3.72 ERA with 56 strikeouts to 34 walks in 77.1 innings.
  • Reliever Marques Johnson made his San Jose debut, going one inning, allowing two walks with one strikeout.  The Giants traded for Marques Johnson from the Boston Red Sox on July 26th, in exchange for RHP Mauricio Llovera.  Johnson previously pitched for the Low-A Salem Red Sox, posting a 6.55 ERA with 43 strikeouts to 24 walks in 34.1 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • LF Alexander Suarez: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 SB (15)
  • 2B Dilan Rosario: 2-4, 1 R, 1 SO, 1 2B (5), 1 CS (1)
  • RP Esmerlin Vinicio: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • RP Cameron Cotter: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO

ACL: Scheduled Day Off

DSL All-Star Game: DSL AL AS 4, DSL NL AS 3


DSL Giants All-Stars:

  • C Anyelo Gonzalez was 2-for-2 with an RBI playing the later innings.  In 31 games this season, Gonzalez has been hitting .296/.394/.444 for the DSL Giants Black, with three doubles, two triples, and three home runs, with 13 walks to 23 strikeouts.
  • LF Moises De La Rosa went 0-for-1 in this game.  In his second DSL season, De La Rosa is hitting .311/.431/.454 in 34 games for the DSL Giants Black, with seven doubles, two triples, and two home runs.