Heliot Ramos had home runs in back-to-back innings as he had a 4-hit game for Sacramento.  Kai-Wei Teng matched with another big start as he gets hotter in Triple-A.  Vaun Brown hit a home run for Richmond.  And, San Jose had a big 9th inning rally for a win.

AAA: Sacramento 8, Salt Lake 1


Sacramento Notes:

  • Behind a 2-home run game by Heliot Ramos, Sacramento’s offense managed a big win in Salt Lake.  Ramos homered in back-to-back innings in the 8th and 9th, but the lead was well established by then.  Sacramento had taken the lead with three runs in the 4th, and a Ramos RBI double in the 5th.
  • It was a season-best game for Heliot Ramos, who went 4-for-5 with two home runs, and a double.  He has hits in each of his five games since coming back to Triple-A, but four hits are a season-high.  His Sacramento average jumped from .309 to .337 in the game, and he now has five Triple-A home runs in 22 games, to go with two hit in Low-A San Jose in five games.
  • First baseman David Villar also had a 9th inning home run, going 1-for-4 with a walk.  It’s his second straight game with a home run, giving him six in Sacramento.  His batting line through 23 games is at .292/.379/.551.
  • Joey Bart didn’t keep up with Ramos, but was 1-for-5 with a double as he continues to get extra bases.  It’s his third straight game with an extra base hit.  His Sacramento line is at .244/.305/.407 after 23 games.
  • Also going 1-for-5 with a double was shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald.  Fitzgerald’s still batting .284/.349/.469 at Triple-A, with seven doubles, one triple, and nine home runs.
  • Starting pitcher Kai-Wei Teng went 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks, with three strikeouts.  That’s two straight games for Teng going 5.0 innings and not allowing any runs.  His Triple-A ERA is down to 3.18 with 17 strikeouts to 13 walks.

AA: Bowie 4, Richmond 1


Richmond Notes:

  • Richmond’s winning streak came to an end as the offense ended up weak in the Friday night matchup.  Richmond’s only offense came in the first inning, as Vaun Brown hit a solo home run to tie the game at one.  But Bowie kept pecking away as Richmond’s offense stalled.
  • Center fielder Vaun Brown was 1-for-4, with his seventh Double-A home run.  After 33 games at the level, Brown has a .271/.329/.527 batting line with eight doubles, two triples, and seven home runs, with eight walks to 46 strikeouts.
  • Right fielder Shane Matheny led the team in hits, going 2-for-4 with two singles.  Since moving down to Richmond, his batting line is at .276/.364/.487 with seven doubles to three home runs in 21 games.
  • Second baseman Jimmy Glowenke was 1-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts.  He’s struggled at Double-A recently, hitting just .164 in June.  His overall batting line at the level in 27 games, is at .183/.262/.280.
  • Mason Black’s scoreless streak came to an end as he gave up two runs, one earned, in 4.0 innings, with three hits and a walk, but he still struck out nine.  In 16 games, Black has a 3.57 ERA, with 83 strikeouts to 21 walks.
  • Reliever Juan Sanchez went 1.2 scoreless innings, on one walk to two strikeouts.  Sanchez has a 2.14 ERA with 41 strikeouts to 17 walks in 42.0 innings.

High-A: Tri-City 13, Eugene 3


Eugene Notes:

  • This game was just ugly.  Although Eugene scored three runs, it only happened in the 9th, with the game out of reach.
  • Grant McCray was 2-for-4 with a double, his 12th of the season.  McCray has a short 5-game hitting streak now, as he’s gone 8-for-21(.381) with two doubles and a triple.
  • Catcher Adrian Sugastey was 1-for-4 with his 12th double of the season.  Sugastey has a .287/.319/.395 batting line, with 12 doubles and four home runs through 56 games this season.
  • Starting pitcher Nick Sinacola had a tough one, giving up three runs in 4.0 inning, on four hits and a walk, with five strikeouts.  That’s six straight games with Sinacola allowing two or three runs in four innings or less, as his ERA has climbed from 5.21 to 5.46 over that span.
  • Reliever Mat Olsen went 3.0 shutout innings, allowing just one hit and one walk with three strikeouts.  Olsen now has a 3.57 ERA over 25 games, with 53 strikeouts to 11 walks in 35.1 innings.

Low-A: San Jose 11, Fresno 6


San Jose Notes:

  • A 9th inning rally gave San Jose this win, despite six errors.  San Jose and Fresno pecked away at each other, going into the 9th inning with a 6-6 tie.  The game winning rally kicked off with a Tanner O’Tremba run-scoring double, and including a run scoring Thomas Gavello triple as part of five runs
  • Second baseman Thomas Gavello went 2-for-5 with a double and a triple.  That gives Gavello 11 doubles and two triples in 58 games, with ten home runs.  Gavello has a .249/.411/.473 batting line on the season.
  • Right fielder Tanner O’Tremba was 1-for-3 with a double and a pair of walks, plus two stolen bases.  That gives O’Tremba 11 steals in 12 attempts over 57 games, and 27 walks to 54 strikeouts.  He has a batting line of .272/.401/.427, with 16 doubles, two triples, and four home runs.
  • DH Andrew Kachel went 2-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.  That gives him 16 doubles, to go with a triple and three home runs, and a batting line of .296/.382/.432.
  • Reggie Crawford had a scoreless inning to start this game, striking out two.  That lowers his ERA to 4.09, with 18 strikeouts to four walks in 11.0 innings over seven appearances.
  • Gerelmi Maldonado gave up three runs in 3.0 innings, though with just one earned, off of six hits, a walk, and two HBP with four strikeouts.  He’s got a 5.26 ERA on the season, with 65 strikeouts to 34 walks in 51.1 innings.

ACL: ACL Angels 8, ACL Giants Black 6


ACL Giants Black Notes:

  • The big hitter of the game was Guillermo Williamson, going 3-for-3 with two walks and a home run.  That gives him six home runs to go with five doubles, and has a batting line of .304/.396/.595.
  • The only other extra-base hit was by Eliam Sandoval, who had a double while going 1-for-4 with a walk.  Sandoval is batting .235/.338/.353 with five doubles and a home run on the summer.
  • Starting pitcher Nicolas Herold gave up five runs, four earned, over 3.0 innings, on five hits, one walk, and one HBP, plus four strikeouts.    He’s got a 9.00 ERA after three games, with 14 strikeouts to two walks.

ACL: ACL Giants Orange 6, ACL Brewers 2


ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Second baseman Ramon Peralta went 2-for-4 with two doubles.  Peralta has a .282/.393/.408 batting line, with six doubles and one home run, and has 13 walks to 24 strikeouts.
  • First baseman Javier Francisco went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double.  In 20 games, Francisco has three doubles and three home runs, with 15 walks to just 14 strikeouts, for a .224/.384/.431.
  • Starter Carlos Lopez gave up two runs in 4.0 innings, while striking out eight.  He allowed four hits, three walks, and two HBP  In six games, Lopez has a 4.84 ERA with 30 strikeouts to 13 walks.

DSL: DSL Phillies White 6, DSL Giants Black 1 (7 Innings)


DSL Giants Black Notes:

  • The Giants Black team got no-hit over seven innings, only getting four baserunners via walk.  The only run came when second baseman Samuel Rodriguez, who was 0-for-1 with a walk, stole both second and third, and the latter attempt caused an error to let him score.  Rodriguez has a .306/.444/.361 batting line with eight steals in nine attempts.
  • The start belonged to Yojanser Caldera, who gave up four runs in 4.1 innings, with five hits and two walks against three strikeouts.  After five starts, Caldera has a 10.80 ERA in his first pro season, with nine walks and 13 strikeouts.

DSL: DSL Nationals 4, DSL Giants Orange 1


DSL Giants Orange Notes:

  • The Giants Orange team barely did better, getting just one hit in nine innings, although they did get seven walks.  The only hit was a single by Brayan Ferrer, who went 1-for-4.  He’s hitting .229/.345/.313 with four doubles in 13 games.
  • The starting pitcher was also Brayan, Brayan Narvaez, who went 4.0 shutout innings, striking out five while allowing just one hit and one walk.  Narvaez now has a 3.72 ERA after five games, with 19 strikeouts to three walks in 19.1 innings.