It’s draft day! And all the A-Ball teams were headed for their break, and a lot of the offense was sapped away. But Adrian Sugastey had a nice game for Eugene, and a new arrival in Sacramento saves the team from an embarrassing fate.
AAA: Salt Lake 3, Sacramento 0
- After a week with outrageous offense, Sacramento offense bottomed out, as one hit was all they managed. Salt Lake got two runs in the 1st inning, and never looked back.
- In his Sacramento debut, left fielder Jack Larsen was 1-for-3, with his single as the only Sacramento hit. The Giants traded for Jack Larsen on Saturday from Seattle (no return has been announced, it may be cash considerations). Larsen was hitting .313/.466/.338 over 25 games with Tacoma after recovering from a broken hamate bone. He has just two doubles all season for his power. In Double-A in 2022, he had 10 home runs, 4 triples, and 24 doubles in 116 games.
- Starting pitcher Keaton Winn gave up two runs in 4.0 innings, off of four hits, one walk, and one HBP, with three strikeouts. It was Winn’s first game since spending nearly a month in the big leagues, where he had a 4.09 ERA with 14 strikeouts to five walks in 22.0 innings.
- Reliever Cole Waites had a scoreless inning, with one strikeout and no baserunners allowed. Waites lowered his ERA to 5.34 after 31 games this season, with 32 strikeouts to 26 walks in 30.1 innings.
AA: Bowie 5, Richmond 0 (5 Innings)
- Richmond suffered another low-offense day as the teams fought to beat the weather in a shortened game. The Squirrels managed just two hits on the day. Bowie put the game away in the 3rd inning, highlight by a grand slam.
- Shortstop Marco Luciano was 1-for-2 on the day. He didn’t get to do much, but he keeps the good trend going. Since the start of July, he’s 6-for-22 (.273) with a double and a home run. Overall, he’s batting .226/.341/.463
- Also going 1-for-2 was right fielder Brandon Martorano. Over 30 games played this season in Richmond, Martorano is hitting just .186/.310/.309 with three doubles and three home runs.
- One home run made it a rough game for Carson Seymour, who gave up just five runs in 3.0 innings, with three hits and two walks allowed, while striking out four. That ties the most runs he’s given up in a game all season, and the first time they were all earned runs. He’s got a 4.08 ERA with 46 strikeouts to 27 walks in 64.0 innings.
High-A: Tri-City 6, Eugene 4
- It was a rough loss for Eugene, but hey, at least they were getting hits! After the first three innings, the two teams were tied 2-2, and that held for a long time. In the bottom of the 8th, Adrian Sugastey hit a 2-run triple to give Eugene the late lead. But Tri-City bounced back and scored four runs in the 9th inning to send Eugene to the break with a loss.
- Catcher Adrian Sugastey led the day, going 3-for-5 with a walk, hitting his first triple of the season. It’s his second 3-hit game of July in six games, and he’s 10-for-24 (.417) with three doubles and a triple in that short span already.
- Left fielder Jared Dupere was 2-for-4 with a walk and a double. That gives him 13 doubles in Eugene to go with a triple and eight home runs in 55 games at the level. He’s hitting .269/.330/.457 at High-A.
- First baseman Luis Toribio was 2-for-3 with a walk. Toribio is just 5-for-18 (.278) in July, but has seven walks to eight strikeouts in seven games, for a .500 OBP so far in the month. By comparison, he had just 11 walks in 19 games. Overall, he’s batting .221/.347/.387 on the season, in 59 games.
- Starting pitcher Hayden Birdsong had a solid game, giving up two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in 5.0 innings. That brings Birdsong’s High-A ERA down to 4.09 after five games, with 30 strikeouts to seven walks in 22.0 innings.
Low-A: Fresno 1, San Jose 0
San Jose Notes:
- Fresno edged out the Giants on another soft day for offense ahead of the break. San Jose outhit Fresno seven hits to three, but one of Fresno’s was a solo home run, which proved to be the difference.
- Shortstop Diego Velasquez was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple. He now has 15 doubles and a triple to go with five home runs, and now has a batting line of .296/.390/.419 with 34 walks to 57 strikeouts.
- Center fielder Turner Hill also had two hits, both singles, and added a steal. Hill now has 13 steals in 16 attempts after 30 games. His batting line on the season is up to .273/.348/.339.
- Left fielder Alexander Suarez was 1-for-4 with a steal of his own. Suarez has 10 steals in 12 attempts of 58 games. His batting line sits at .261/.326/.389 for the year.
- Hayden Wynja gave up a run in 4.0 innings of work, taking a tough loss, allowing only two hits and no walks, though one hit was that home run. He struck out four in the game. Wynja has 68 strikeouts to 18 walks in 54.1 innings of work this season, and ERA drops under the 4.00 line, to 3.98.