David Villar went deep in an extremely deep way for Sacramento in Salt Lake, hitting one of the longest home runs in Triple-A all year long. Meanwhile, Richmond had another great game on the mound.
AAA: Sacramento 13, Salt Lake 6
- Sacramento’s offense came back strong after an off-day. The River Cats got underway with a David Villar home run in the 2nd. But the Cats really got underway with three runs in both the 4th and 5th to go up 7-6 after five. In the 7th, a 2-run home run by Heliot Ramos highlighted a 4-run inning that put Sacramento up for good.
- David Villar went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double in a great day. That gives Villar five doubles and five home runs on the season, and he has a .294/.378/.529 batting line through 22 games at Triple-A. His 473-foot home run was the 6th longest home run recorded at Triple-A so far this season.
- Right fielder Heliot Ramos went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run, while also striking out three. Ramos now has five doubles and three home runs overall in Triple-A over 21 games, and six walks to 18 strikeouts. His batting line at Sacramento is at .309/.370/.506.
- Third baseman Armando Alvarez led the hits in this game, going 4-for-5 with a double. Alvarez has three doubles in Sacramento this season over 20 games. In limited time, he has a batting line of .310/.383/.507 in Triple-A this season.
- Center fielder Bryce Johnson went 1-for-2 with three walks. In 18 games back at Sacramento, Johnson has 11 walks to 17 strikeouts, with four doubles and three home runs.
- A rough game for Drew Strotman, who gave up six runs in 4.0 innings, off of six hits and four walks plus a HBP, while striking out four. It’s the most runs Strotman allowed since May 20th, when he gave up eight in 2.1 innings. His ERA jumped from 5.81 to 6.35 in this one game.
- Nick Swiney had a scoreless 1.1 innings, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout. His Triple-A ERA lowers to 3.66 after 14 games at the level, with 17 strikeouts to 13 walks in 19.2 innings.
AA: Richmond 4, Bowie 0
- Four Richmond pitchers combined on a shutout, allowing just two hits and four walks. It was led by Spencer Bivens and Raymond Burgos who each went 3.0 innings. A single run scored in the 2nd would be enough, but a Wade Meckler triple and Marco Luciano double headlined a 3-run 7th inning.
- Spencer Bivens had the start and gave up four of the baserunners, on two hits and two walks, while striking out a game-high four in his first pro start in his second season. Bivens has a 5.09 ERA in Richmond after 15 games, with 34 strikeouts to 18 walks in 35.1 innings.
- Raymond Burgos also went 3.0 innings, not allowing a baserunner while striking out three. Burgos has a 2.51 ERA after 22 games at Double-A, with 33 strikeouts to 15 walks in 32.1 innings.
- Tyler Myrick struck out three and allowed a walk in 1.2 innings in his Double-A debut. Myrick had a 1.04 ERA in 26 games at Richmond, where he had 25 strikeouts to seven walks in 26.0 innings.
- Blake Rivera struck out two and walked one in 1.1 scoreless innings. After 24 games, Rivera has a 2.97 ERA after 24 games, with 41 strikeouts to 25 walks in 30.1 innings.
- Wade Meckler had the team’s biggest hit, going 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk That’s his first triple at Richmond, and second overall this season. With the Squirrels, Meckler has a batting line of .379/.473/.526 over 24 games, with 17 walks to 13 strikeouts.
- Marco Luciano went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and a strikeout, plus picked up a steal. That bumps Luciano’s day up a little further, as he has a batting line of .228/.345/.473, with 12 doubles to 11 home runs, and 35 walks to 68 strikeouts.
High-A: Tri-City 6, Eugene 3
- An early lead wouldn’t hold for Eugene. The Emeralds scored the first run after a bases-loaded walk in the 1st, going up 1-0. After Tri-City tied it up in the top of the 2nd, Eugene picked up two more with RBI singles by Donovan Walton and Jared Dupere. But Tri-City tied it up with the 5th, and scored four runs in the final three innings of the game.
- The only extra base hit was by second baseman for Donovan Walton, going 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. Over 9 games in Eugene, Walton is 8-for-33 (.242) with three doubles, and three walks to nine strikeouts.
- Shortstop Aeverson Arteaga was 3-for-4 with three singles, and picked up his sixth stolen base of the season. That gives him a batting line of .219/.301/.378 with 15 doubles, three triples, and eight home runs, with 30 walks to 81 strikeouts.
- Right fielder Carter Howell was 2-for-5 on the day. It breaks a 4-game hitless streak for Howell, whose batting average has sunk to .246 after it being .302 back on June 17th. Howell has a batting line of .246/.333/.352 in High-A.
- Starting pitcher Jack Choate went 4.0 innings, giving up one run, on three hits and one walk, with five strikeouts. Choate has a 2.25 ERA in three games at High-A since his promotion, with 11 strikeouts to two walks in 12.0 innings.
Low-A: Fresno 5, San Jose 2
San Jose Notes:
- One big inning for Fresno did in San Jose in this game. Already up 1-0, Fresno scored four in the 5th inning to go up 5-0 before San Jose could even pick up a run.
- Second baseman Thomas Gavello had the big hit that scored the team’s first run, going 1-for-3 with his tenth home run of the season, plus a HBP. Gavello now has 10 doubles and a triple to go with the ten home runs, which gives him a batting line of .245/.411/.459 through 57 games at San Jose.
- First baseman Matt Higgins went 2-for-4 with a double on the day. Through 61 games, Higgins has a batting line of .311/.404/.500 with 17 walks, a triple, and nine home runs, with 32 walks to 61 strikeouts.
- Starting pitcher Nomar Medina gave up five runs, four earned, on five hits and three walks in 4.2 innings, while striking out a season-high seven. Medina’s ERA jumped up to 6.18 on the season, after four straight games with at least four earned runs allowed. He has 43 strikeouts to 24 walks.
- Reliever Melvin Adón went 2.0 scoreless innings with two hits allowed and no walks, with four strikeouts. Through three games, Adón has yet to give up an earned run in San Jose in 6.0 innings. He’s got seven strikeouts to three walks in 6.0 innings.
ACL: ACL Giants Black 11, ACL Athletics 6
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Rehabbing Sean Roby was 2-for-3 with a home run and a triple, with two walks to a strikeout. Now at 17 games, Roby has a batting line of .264/.339/.509 with two triples and three home runs, with five walks to 24 strikeouts.
- Catcher Nomar Diaz went 2-for-3 with a walk and his first home run of the summer, but also made two errors. Diaz was 10-for-40 with a triple and a home run, with three walks to 14 strikeouts.
- Right fielder Cesar Quintas went 3-for-5 with a home run and a double. His great season continues, as his batting line goes up to .421/.554/.596 with seven doubles and one home run over 20 games.
- The start went to Logan Shore, who pitched one inning, giving up a run on three hits while striking out the side while making his Giants organization debut. Shore was signed as a free agent in March and put immediately on the IL. He last pitched in Triple-A Toledo in 2022, where he had a 5.68 ERA in 25 games in the Tigers organization.
- Most of the innings were on Luis Bermudez, who gave up two runs in 4.0 innings, on four hits and four walks with nine strikeouts. Bermudez has a 5.92 ERA after six games, with 29 strikeouts to 15 walks in 24.1 innings.
ACL: ACL Giants Orange 7, ACL D-backs Black 2
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Shortstop Ramon Peralta had the big hit for the Orange team, hitting his first home run of the summer going 2-for-3 with a walk. In 21 games, Peralta has a line of .269/.388/.373 with four doubles and a home run in 21 games.
- Shortstop Jean Carlos Sio was 2-for-3 with a walk and a triple. Sio has a .259/.390/.407 batting line through 23 games, with two doubles, two triples, and two home runs.
- Center fielder Estanlin Cassiani was 2-for-4 with a triple of his own. His batting line is at .243/.341/.329 with four doubles and one triple.
- Starting pitcher Alix Hernandez had a great game, striking out nine in 5.0 innings, giving up just one hit and one walk with no runs. It was his first start of his pro career in this, his first season. Hernandez has 37 strikeouts to 10 walks in 23.1 innings, with a 4.63 ERA.
DSL Giants Black: Doubleheader
Game 1: DSL Giants Black 7, DSL Cardinals 1 (7 Innings)
Game 2: DSL Cardinals 2, DSL Giants Black 0 (7 Innings)
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- The only home run of the day was hit by center fielder Carlos Concepcion, who went 2-for-3 in Game 1 and was 2-for-6 overall, with his third home run of the summer. Through 19 games, Concepcion is .263/.377/.421 with three doubles and three home runs.
- Left fielder Anyelo Gonzalez combined for a 1-for-6 day, but hit a triple, his second of the summer. Gonzalez has two doubles, two triples, and two home runs with 10 walks to 12 strikeouts, and a .333/.448/.556 batting line.
- Catcher Nehomar Caldera was 2-for-3 in Game 2, the only hitter in Game 2 with multiple hits. His batting line in 11 games is .205/.326/.256, with two doubles, and seven walks to nine strikeouts.
- Starting pitcher Brayan Cabello took Game 1, giving up a run on two hits and a walk in 4.0 innings, with four strikeouts. Cabello has a 2.70 ERA, with 11 strikeouts to four walks in 13.1 innings after six games.
- Game 2 starter Melvin Javier went 2.2 shutout innings, with three hits and one walk, with three strikeouts in his first pro start over two seasons. Javier has a 2.77 ERA after ten games, with nine strikeouts to six walks in 13.0 innings.
DSL: DSL Mets Orange 4, DSL Giants Orange 3
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- Center Fielder Luis Frias went 2-for-4 with a walk, and the only extra-base hit with a double. That upped his batting line to .311/.380/.456, with eight doubles to go with one triple and one home run.
- Right fielder Miguel Blanco went 2-for-5 with a pair of his singles. He has a batting line of .256/.341/.385 with a triple and home run, with five walks to six strikeouts in 12 games.
- Starting pitcher Alfonso Perez gave up one run in 4.0 innings on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts. In five starts, Perez has a 2.50 ERA with 14 strikeouts to 10 walks in 18.0 innings.