AAA: Sacramento 4, Salt Lake 3
- Austin Dean went 2-for-4 and picked up his 13th home run of the season. It was his first home run since August 2nd. Dean has hit .346 (9-for-26) through eight games in August, with the two home runs as his only two extra-base hits.
- David Villar was 1-for-4, picking up his second home run since returning from his big league call up, and 23rd in Triple-A. Villar still has an impressive .279/.409/.631 batting line through 70 games in Sacramento.
- Bryce Johnson went 1-for-4 with a walk and his seventh double of the season, in his first game back after a brief MLB callup. Johnson was 0-for-4 across four games in the big leagues.
- Starter Wei-Chieh Huang went 3.1 innings, allowing just an unearned run on three hits and a walk, and striking out just one. It was Huang’s first run of any kind allowed since returning to Sacramento from rehab. Overall, Huang has struck out 47 to 20 walks in 36.0 innings.
- Zack Littell had the best day amongst the relievers, striking out two in his reliever, with one hit allowed. Littell has a 4.91 ERA in Triple-A, with nine strikeouts to two walks in 7.1 innings.
AA: Portland 1, Richmond 0 (10 Innings)
- Matt Frisbee had a spectacular game, striking out 13 in 6.0 scoreless innings, with one hit and two walks allowed. It was Frisbee’s first game with double-digit strikeouts on the year. He lowered his ERA from 5.25 to 4.95 with the game. He now has 94 strikeouts to 32 walks in 103.2 innings.
- Frisbee’s 13 strikeouts set a new Franchise Record for the Flying Squirrels. The previous record of 12 had been reached three times: twice by Eric Surkamp in 2011 and once by Mike Kickham in 2012.
- In relief, Cole Waites struck out the side in his inning, after allowing a hit and two walks to load the bases. It’s the third time over the last five games that Waites has struck out the side in his inning of work. In 16 games at Double-A Richmond, Waites has 31 strikeouts to 13 walks in 18.0 innings and a 2.00 ERA.
- Tristan Peters picked up a pair of singles, going 2-for-3 with a walk and his first steal with Richmond. In his first five games with Richmond, Peters has gone 5-for-21 (.232) with three walks to five strikeouts, but with no extra base hits yet.
- The Squirrels’ other two hits came off the bat of Armani Smith, who went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Smith has gone six straight games with at least a hit, and has gone 8-for-24 (.333), with two walks to seven strikeouts across those games.
High-A: Eugene 10, Vancouver 3
- In a huge offensive day, Jairo Pomares led the team in hits, going 3-for-5 with his 13th home run in High-A. Pomares has two 3-hit games in his last three games, and has gone 15-for-30 (.500) with three doubles and three home runs in August, with three walks to eight strikeouts.
- Simon Whiteman had a perfect day getting on base, going 2-for-2 with two walks, his first home run all season, his second double at High-A, and his 11th steal at Eugene as well. It was Whiteman’s first hits in the last five games, however, has his batting average at High-A remains just .175.
- Luis Toribio picked up his 18th home run of the season on a 1-for-4 day. It’s his first home run in the last nine games. Toribio is batting just .208 on the year, with a .322 on-base percentage and a .447 slugging percentage behind those 18 home runs, 12 walks and a triple.
- Jimmy Glowenke also went 1-for-4 with his ninth home run of the season. Glowenke has gone 8-for-26 (.308) with two doubles and three home runs in the month of August, but is still batting just .205 overall in High-A.
- The team’s fifth home run belonged to Max Wright, on another 1-for-4 day. Through 12 games in High-A, Wright has three home runs while going 8-for-41 (.195).
- Vaun Brown had a relatively quiet day, but went 1-for-3 with two walks, and also stole two bases. Brown is batting .336/.426/.604 in High-A, and now has 15 steals in 17 attempts at Eugene, and 38 steals on 43 attempts overall this season.
- Keaton Winn took the start, collecting seven strikeouts in 5.0 innings, while allowing three runs on four hits, two walks, and a HBP. Winn has 46 strikeouts to 10 walks in 37.0 innings across eight starts in Eugene this season.
- Jake Wong was back in relief, for the first time since July 10th, with four scoreless innings. He struck out four with one hit and two walks. But this is also Wong’s first game without allowing any runs since June 17th, as he has a 5.17 ERA on the season.
Low-A: Stockton 9, San Jose 2
San Jose Notes:
- Victor Bericoto reached double-digits in home runs, going 1-for-3 with his tenth home run of the season and two walks. It doubles his previous season high of five, which he hit in 65 games in 2019 between the DSL and AZL. He’s doubled it in 82 games this year.
- Jared Dupere hit his seventh home run, going 1-for-3 with a walk. Dupere now has a .325/.409/.636 batting line over 20 games in San Jose, with seven home runs and three doubles.
- Yorlis Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with his 16th double of the season. Rodriguez now has collected three doubles in his last five games. He has a .268/.305/.415 batting line with 16 doubles, one triple, and ten home runs.
- Manuel Mercedes had another rough start. In 4.0 innings, he gave up six runs, five earned, on seven hits, three walks, one HBP, and two wild pitches, while striking out just two. Through 20 games, Mercedes now has a 6.27 ERA with 50 strikeouts to 51 walks in 56.0 innings.
- Willian Suarez made his Low-A debut, but it was a rough one, allowing three runs in 1.2 innings, on four hits, one walk, two HBPs, and one wild pitch, while he struck out two. Suarez had a 3.60 ERA with 56 strikeouts to 12 walks in 30.0 innings.
- Yoniel Ramirez also made his San Jose debut after being promoted from the ACL. He had 2.1 scoreless innings, with no baserunners allowed, while striking out four. Ramirez had a 2.70 ERA in 14 games in the ACL, with 26 strikeouts to seven walks in 16.2 innings.