Two transactions to start things off, with two big moves up from Eugene to Double-A Richmond!
And making the jump from San Jose to Eugene, reliever Austin Reich, who is having a nice season in the bullpen.
- Mauricio Dubón continues to hit well in Sacramento. This is his third game of five played at Triple-A with at least three hits, and he’s batting .542/.593/.583 so far, with three walks to just one double. He’s struck out five times in 24 at-bats.
- Joe McCarthy hit his first home run in 14 games, giving him nine on the season. That’s a new career high.
- For all his speed, Bryce Johnson hit just his first triple on the season. He had 7 triples in 2019 between San Jose and Richmond.
- Scott Kazmir had one of his roughest starts of the season, going just one inning, his shortest start of the season.
- Camilo Doval got hit hard, giving up his third home run in 13.2 innings at Sacramento. He has a 1.76 WHIP in Triple-A this season.
- Norwith Gudino made his Triple-A debut, and Las Vegas took it hard to him, giving up two home runs after he gave up just one in 25.0 in Richmond.
- Frankie Tostado picked up his 7th home run, and second in the last four games. Five of his seven home runs have come since June 25th.
- David Villar picked up his 9th double as he slowly gets his doubles total (9) to match his home run total (10). He’s batting .242 but is slugging .452.
- A day after hitting his first home run since mid-June, Heliot Ramos hit his first double since nearly the same timeframe. Since June 13th, Ramos had hit just one extra-base hit (a triple) until his July 4th home run.
- Trenton Toplikar had his worst start of the season, going only 2.0 innings, his shortest start of the season. He now has 46 strikeouts in 45.0 innings, with 17 walks allowed.
- It was another rough outing for Ruotolo, but at least he didn’t give up a home run. He gave up a double and a single to allow a run, pushing his ERA to 3.38.
- Jose Marte walked the first two batters of his second inning of work, and let the run score on a wild pitch with two out. His ERA is 4.11 after this one, and he’s now allowed 7 walks in 15.1 innings, with 26 strikeouts.
- Will Wilson made his Double-A debut, going hitless and picking up an error. He’d had seven errors in 44 games at Eugene, five at shortstop and two at second.
High-A: Eugene 9, Everett 3
- Brett Auerbach picked up his second double and first home run, as well as two steals, at Eugene in his first game there. Auerbach had two home runs in 34 games at San Jose before his promotion.
- Ismael Munguia had his first 4-hit game of the season, and got his sixth double of the season as a part of it. He finally raised his batting average (.288) over what it was in his 2019 at Augusta (.286).
- Seth Corry had another strong game. For the second straight game, he gave up two runs on two hits in five innings, but this time he kept the walks down to three instead of six. In 46.1 innings, he has 75 strikeouts to 45 walks.
- Armani Smith was 2-for-3 with a walk and got hit by a pitch, raising his on-base percentage in Eugene to .317 after 17 games at the level.
- Tyler Schimpf struck out the side, and now has six straight scoreless outings in a row in relief. He’s got 32 strikeouts in 21.2 innings.
- Chris Wright also had a scoreless outing, his third since giving up three runs across two outings in mid-June.
- Logan Wyatt left the game in the first inning with an apparent hamstring pull on a groundout.
Low-A: Fresno 6, San Jose 3
San Jose Notes:
- Big day for Jairo Pomares, going 4-4 with his 9th double and 5th home run of the year, a game after his 10-game hitting streak ended. Pomares is batting .348 and has a .712 slugging percentage 17 games into his season.
- Kyle Harrison had a rough start, as his walks have started to come back. He had his second game with three walks allowed, and had less walks than innings pitched for the first time this season. He also allowed more hits than in any game this season.
- Alexander Canario’s two doubles give him 10 on the season. Canario is batting just .233 but is slugging .420 with the 10 doubles, one triple, and seven home runs on the year.
- Jimmy Glowenke is as hot as he’s been all season, as he’s three 2-hit games in his last four games played, picking up 2 home runs and a double during that stretch.
Arizona Complex Leagues:
ACL Orange Notes:
- Aeverson Arteaga hit his second home run in as many days, and has a .385/.467/.731 batting line after seven games.
- Starting pitcher Luis Moreno had by far his best start of the season, striking out six with just two hits and one walk allowed.
- Anthony Rodriguez had his first 3-hit game, with two doubles. He now has four doubles on the young season.
- George Bell picked up his second home run of the season, and has nearly matched his 2019 total.
ACL Black Notes:
- Yorlis Rodriguez now has a small 4-game hit streak (six games into the season) and is batting .318. He hit .256 in 2019.
- In his first game after hitting two home runs, Najee Gaskins was one of the only hitters to get a hit. He’s batting .333 on the season.
- Starter Jorge Garcia made his first start of the season, after pitching a scoreless inning in the season’s first game. Garcia had a 3.46 ERA in the DSL in 2019, working mostly as a starter.