On a day where Sacramento’s offense evaporated in the post-July 4th head, Joey Bart kept his recent hitting streak alive with a double and representing most of the team’s offense.  Meanwhile Vaun Brown extended his hitting streak to 10 games and Shane Matheny hit a home run in a second straight game.

AAA: Salt Lake 5, Sacramento 3


Sacramento Notes:

  • Sacramento used an early rally to get a big lead, but couldn’t get the offense going past that.  In that first inning, Joey Bart was the centerpiece of the rally, with a 2-run double, and then scoring on a fielding error to give Sacramento a 3-0 lead after one.  But Salt Lake got one run back in the 3rd, and then had a 3-run 4th, which gave them a lead they would not lose, as Sacramento had just three hits, two of them in the first.
  • Joey Bart’s double on a 1-for-3 day was Sacramento’s only extra-base hit of the day, though he also had two passed balls.  Bart now had an 8-game hitting streak as he’s bounced back.  Over that streak, he’s 12-for-32 (.375) with two doubles and three home runs, with two walks to four strikeouts.  He has a .247/.311/.407 batting line in Sacramento.
  • Heliot Ramos was 1-for-3 with a strikeout.  Ramos has also been on a streak, with hits in all three games at Triple-A since returning, and a 7-game hitting streak if you include his other rehab games in San Jose.  Since returning to Sacramento, he’s 6-for-11 (.545) with two doubles and a triple.
  • Starter Miguel Yajure gave up four runs in 4.0 innings, off of six hits and a walk, with seven strikeouts.  It was Yajure’s third start in Triple-A this season, and bumped his ERA up from 7.11 to 7.84.  He has 12 strikeouts to six walks in 10.1 innings at Triple-A.  Overall, he has 30 strikeouts to 14 walks in 25.2 innings.
  • Reliever Phoenix Sanders had two strikeouts in a scoreless inning, giving up just a walk.  In 12 games so far at Sacramento, Sanders has a 8.53 ERA with 11 strikeouts to seven walks in 12.2 innings.

AA: Richmond 6, Bowie 2


Richmond Notes:

  • Richmond peppered away at Bowie for this victory.  After the Baysox scored one in the top of the first, Richmond came back with a sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the first to make it 2-1.  Vaun Brown doubled the lead with a 2-run single in the 4th.  In the 5th, Shane Matheny hit a solo home run, and in the 6th, a Brown single knocked in another run, giving Richmond an insurmountable 6-1 lead.
  • The only extra-base hit for the Squirrels was Shane Matheny’s home run on a 1-for-3 day with a walk.  It’s back-to-back games with home runs for Matheny, giving him three in 19 games at the level.  He had three home runs in Triple-A as well, over 57 games.  Matheny is batting .265/.363/.500 at Richmond.
  • Vaun Brown was 2-for-4, knocking in three of the team’s runs, and also stole two bases.  He extended his batting streak to 10 games.  That gives Brown a batting line of .272/.331/.512 through 32 games at Double-A, and now has ten steals.  Overall this season, he has 15 steals without having been caught once.
  • Catcher Andy Thomas was 2-3 with a sacrifice fly.  Thomas has a batting line of .223/.323/.379 after 64 games, with nine doubles, one triple, and eight home runs on the season.
  • Shortstop Marco Luciano was 1-for-4 on the day, and made an error, his seventh of the season.  Luciano has hits in five of the last six games, batting .225/.338/.467, with 11 doubles and 11 home runs.
  • Parker Dunshee made the start, his first of the season, and went 3.0 innings, allowing just one unearned run on no hits, and two walks, while striking out four.  That lowered Dunshee’s ERA to 3.65, with 35 strikeouts to 14 walks in 24.2 innings.
  • Ben Madison went 2.0 scoreless innings, striking out two with a walk allowed.  That’s two games at Double-A, and Madison has not allowed a run or a hit in 3.0 innings.  Madison had a 3.05 ERA in 22 games at High-A before his promotion.

High-A: Eugene 8, Tri-City 2


Eugene Notes:

  • Eugene scored early and often to win this one away.  RBI singles by Jared Dupere and Aeverson Arteaga gave Eugene a 2-0 lead in the first, and a Donovan Walton RBI double in the second gave the Emeralds an early 3-0 lead.  That would be enough, but a 3-run 6th inning highlighted by a Grant McCray triple gave the Emeralds plenty of cushion.
  • Grant McCray had the biggest hit, going 2-for-4 with a triple and a HBP.  It’s his second straight game with multiple hits, and over his last eight games, McCray is 12-for-31 (.387) with two doubles and two triples, plus four walks to 10 strikeouts.
  • Catcher Max Wright was 2-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout, and ended up with seven bases stolen off of him.  Wright got himself above the Mendoza Line with this game, now hitting .202/.314/.348.  The seven stolen bases (on eight attempts) is a full 20% of his season totals in both.  In 193.1 innings behind the plate, he now has 35 steals to five caught.
  • DH Aeverson Arteaga was 2-for-4 with a double, his 15th of the season.  On the year, Arteaga is still at just .211/.295/.373 with 15 doubles, three triples, and eight home runs.  
  • In his return to Eugene, Carter Williams was 2-for-5 with a stolen base and an error.  Williams had a .227/.280/.337 Double-A batting line at Richmond, but has also played three games in Eugene prior to start the season.  He’s 6-for-17 (.353) overall at Eugene in four games, with one home run.
  • Starting pitcher John Bertrand gave up just one unearned run in 5.0 innings, allowing it on just two hits and no walks, while striking out seven.  That’s now 11 games, eight starts, for Bertrand in Eugene, and he has a 2.92 ERA with 41 strikeouts to 12 walks in 49.1 innings.

Low-A: Fresno 12, San Jose 8


San Jose Notes:

  • A huge late inning rally by Fresno turned an apparent San Jose win into a loss.  San Jose had an 8-2 lead at the 7th inning stretch, highlighted by a 4-run 3rd inning, including two run-scoring doubles.  But Fresno would score three runs in the 7th, and seven runs in the 8th to blow the Giants away.
  • Third baseman Anthony Rodriguez went 2-for-5, picking up two doubles.  After 23 games, Rodriguez has seven doubles to go with a triple and two home runs, with five walks to 37 strikeouts, for a .221/.275/.379 batting line.
  • Left fielder Turner Hill led the team in hits, going 4-for-5 with all singles.  After 27 games, Hill raised his batting average from .217 to .243 with this one game.  He has a .317 on-base percentage and a .315 slugging percentage.
  • Center fielder P.J. Hilson went 2-for-5 with a double on the day, his fifth of the season.  Through 40 games, Hilson has a line of .243/.291/.357 with five doubles, a triple, and three home runs.  He’s got seven walks to 27 strikeouts.
  • Right fielder Alexander Suarez was 2-for-6 with a double of his own.  Suarez has a batting line of .263/.330/.402 with seven doubles, four triples, and four home runs, with 13 walks to 59 strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Manuel Mercedes gave up two runs in 4.1 innings, allowing the runs on eight hits and two walks, with three strikeouts.  Mercedes has a 3.41 ERA over 15 games this season, with 31 strikeouts to 23 walks in 60.2 innings.

ACL Giants Black: Scheduled Day Off

ACL: ACL Rangers 6, ACL Giants Orange 4


ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Third baseman Javier Francisco had the biggest hit of the game, going 1-for-2 with a home run and a walk.  Francisco has three home runs to two walks, with a batting line of .218/.377/.418.
  • Second baseman Ramon Peralta was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.  That givers Peralta four doubles, which account for all his extra-base hits on the summer so far.  Peralta has a batting line of .266/.382/.328 on the summer, with 12 walks to 21 strikeouts.
  • Center fielder Ismael Munguia was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, a HBP, with a stolen base and a caught stealing.  Munguia is 5-for-16 (.313)over his four rehab games, with one home run, on steal, and one caught stealing.  Since returning on June 29th, Munguia has not played on back-to-back nights.
  • Making his return to action was Trevor McDonald, who went an inning, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out one.  McDonald had made only one other appearance this season, back on May 6th with Eugene, when he went 3.0 innings.  
  • Behind the rehabbing McDonald, Samir Chires took the lion’s share of the innings with 5.0 scoreless innings.  He gave up two hits and two walks while striking out two.  Through seven games, Chires had a 6.93 ERA with 23 strikeouts to 15 walks in 24.2 innings.

DSL: Scheduled Day Off