AAA: Las Vegas 15, Sacramento 4 (10 Innings)

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SS Arismendy Alcántara: 2-6, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR (8), 2 SO
DH Jason Vosler: 3-5, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 2B (4), 1 BB
1B Jason Krizan: 3-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
2B Peter Maris: 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR (5), 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB (2)
3B Mitchell Tolman: 2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (8), 1 SO, 1 HBP
CF Bryce Johnson: 2-5, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 SB (13)

SP Matt Frisbee: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR
RP Caleb Baragar: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 SO
RP Camilo Doval: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
RP Sam Selman: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO
RP Conner Menez: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO

This was a wild back and forth game, but either every’s pitcher’s control was off or there was a tiny strike zone, but the teams combined for 23 walks.  The teams combined for 12 runs in the first two innings, with Las Vegas leading 7-5.  Sacramento would score the next seven runs, highlights by two Arismendy Alcántara home runs, but Las Vegas scored three runs right back in the 6th.  Sacramento was up 14-11 going into the 9th,  But Sacramento let the bases get loaded by walks, and Cody Thomas hit a 2-run double, and with the bases loaded again after an intentional walk, and a sacrifice fly tied the game.  In the 10th, Las Vegas got one more sacrifice fly to win the game. 

Other Notes:

  • Arismendy Alcántara had his first 2-home run game since June 21st of 2019 while in the Mets organization.  He’s batting .315/.357/.663 on the season.
  • Peter Maris picked up his fifth home run, matching his total from 2019. Maris is batting .303/.369/.579 in 30 games at Triple-A.
  • Jason Vosler extended his hitting streak out to 8 games, during which he’s 14-for-32 (.438) with 7 walks and just five strikeouts.  Vosler’s been doing a lot of bouncing around, but is now up to batting .278/.398/.536 in 26 games at Sacramento.
  • Matt Frisbee struggled, giving up 12 baserunners.  He’s allowed a .318 batting average in six games at Sacramento, with a 1.70 WHIP.  In five games at Double-A Richmond, he’d allowed just a .112 batting average and a 0.41 WHIP.
  • Caleb Baragar walked three batters in an appearance for the first time all season at any level.  After this game, Baragar has eight strikeouts to eight walks in 5.2 innings at Sacramento, while he struck out 14 and walks 11 in 18.1 innings in SF.

AA: Richmond 12, Binghamton 5

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CF Heliot Ramos: 2-5, 3 R, 3 RBI, 1 HR (6)
LF Jacob Heyward: 3-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 2B (8), 1 HR (7), 2 SO
SS Simon Whiteman: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B (5), 1 BB, 2 SO
C Brandon Martorano: 2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR (1), 1 SO
1B Frankie Tostado: 2-5, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 2B (11), 1 SO

SP Sean Hjelle: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO
RP Frank Rubio: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HBP
RP Phil Pfeifer: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO

The Squirrels got a big player to come back to the field, and got a big hit from a player who hasn’t had one in ages.  Sean Hjelle made his return for his first game in a little over two weeks, since leaving his June 17th start with an injury.  He had an excellent game, allowing just two hits over four scoreless innings, without a walk.  At the plate, Heliot Ramos hit his first home run in a little over three weeks, leading an offensive explosion for the Squirrels.

Other Notes:

  • Ramos’ first home run in a month hopefully will push him away from a horrid slump that plagued his June.  Ramos hit just .155/.261/.268 in the month of June, with just two home runs.  In his first four games of July, he is just 3-for-16.
  • Sean Hjelle left his June 17th game with an undisclosed injury, and was helped off the field.  He picked up right where he left off, and has 46 strikeouts to 10 walks in 37.2 innings so far this season.  Hjelle as proved his health, as hit hit a ball down the  right field line and ran out the double.
  • Frank Rubio struck out a season-high four, but ended up allowing a pair of runs, his first runs allowed since June 19th.  Rubio has 18 strikeouts to four walks in 18.2 innings.
  • Simon Whiteman picked up another two hits, and is now batting .254 across 18 games at Double-A, after going hitless in his first four games at the level.  He’s been 18-for-54 since, batting .333.

High-A: Hillsboro 6, Eugene 1

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2B Tyler Fitzgerald: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 2B (12), 2 SO
C Ricardo Genovés: 1-4, 1 SO
CF Ismael Munguia: 1-3, 1 BB

SP Taylor Rashi: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR
RP Nick Avila: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 2 HR

Eugene’s offense and defense seemed to be already out to the Fourth of July BBQs in this game.  The team had barely more hits (5) than errors (4), although it only resulted in one unearned run on the day.  The Emeralds fell behind in the first, allowing a home run.  The majority of the scoring didn’t happen until late, but the Emeralds didn’t get on the board until the 9th inning, when Tyler Fitzgerald doubled to knock in Armani Smith.

Other Notes:

  • Tyler Fitzgerald hit his 12th double, his first since June 27th, in his 50th game.  Fitzgerald had 15 in 48 games in 2019.
  • Taylor Rashi made his second start of the season, once again in a short opening role ahead of Nick Avila.  Rashi had a 4.01 ERA in 14 appearances, with 32 strikeouts to eight walks in 24.2 innings.
  • After having a scoreless outing in his last appearance, Avila fell back to allowing a lot of runs.  He also gave up two home runs, his first since he allowed three in his first two appearances in early May.
  • Ricardo Genovés picked up a single.  After going 2-for-7 with 3 walks in his first two games at Eugene, he’s 2-for-12 with three walks in his next four games.

Low-A: Stockton 3, San Jose 2 (10 Innings)

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LF-RF Carter Williams: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B (4), 2 SO
3B Casey Schmitt: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B (6), 1 BB, 1 SO

SP Wil Jensen: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
RP Juan Sanchez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR
RP Ty Weber: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO

San Jose had a tough game for the 4th of July.  Luis Matos had a RBI single, and Jimmy Glowenke knocked in a second on a groundout in the first two innings.  That kept San Jose in the game, as Wil Jensen threw a strong start.  But the Ports tied the game up.  In the 10th, though, San Jose struck out twice and didn’t score, but gave up a single that ended the game.

Other Notes:

  • A day after hitting two home runs, Carter Williams was the only San Jose hitter with two hits.  Williams is batting .333 after ten games at San Jose.
  • Wil Jensen had a solid start, allowing just the one run.  On the season, Jensen is holding hitters to a .211 average and a 1.05 WHIP, with 65 strikeouts to 13 walks in 51.1 IP.
  • Casey Schmitt picked up his sixth double.  It’s been 11 games since his last home run (8th), but he’s had four doubles since that last home run.

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