AAA: Sacramento 9, Salt Lake 3
- Isan Díaz had another great game, hitting a pair of home runs to give him 23 on the season while going 3-for-5. Díaz is now just three home runs away from his career-high, hit in 2019 while with Triple-A New Orleans. Overall with Sacramento, Díaz has a batting line of .282/.383/.612.
- David Villar added his 24th home run in Sacramento while going 1-for-5. In five games since returning to Sacramento, Villar has gone 4-for-20 (.200) with three home runs, four walks to seven strikeouts.
- Right fielder Steele Walker went 2-for-4, with his first double with Sacramento, and 10th on the season overall. He’s gone 2-for-8 in two games at Sacramento, and overall is batting .276/.353/.432 between Sac and Round Rock this year.
- Heliot Ramos was 2-for-4 with two singles. It’s his second 2-hit game in his last three, and he’s raised his season batting line to .216/.306/.318.
- Starter Sean Hjelle gave up three runs on four hits and a season-high five walks in 5.0 innings, with just two strikeouts. Since returning from San Francisco, Hjelle has 18 walks to 16 strikeouts in 27.2 innings (5.86 BB/9 IP). Hjelle had just 15 walks in 54.0 innings (2.5 BB/9 IP) at Sacramento before that.
- Reliever Ben Bowden struck out the side in his inning of work, without allowing a baserunner. Through seven games with Sacramento, Bowden has a 1.23 ERA through 7.1 innings, and has struck out 14 with four walks in 7.1 innings.
AA: Portland 6, Richmond 5
- Kyle Harrison had the start for the Squirrels, and he put together another good one. He allowed just one run in 5.0 innings, on five hits, two walks, and a HBP, with the run coming on a home run. In Richmond, Harrison has now allowed seven home runs in 12 games, with a 2.83 ERA.
- Jacob Heyward hit a home run on a 1-for-4 day, his sixth of the season. It’s Heyward’s second home run in three games. Heyward is batting just .183/.279/.297 on the year, with eight doubles, one triple, and six home runs.
- Tyler Fitzgerald went 2-for-5 on the day, hitting his 11th double of the season. Fitzgerald is batting .211/.304/.413 with 11 doubles, a triple, and 18 home runs.
High-A: Eugene 4, Vancouver 2
- Carter Williams hit his fourth home run with Eugene, his first since returning to the level, on a 1-for-4. Since his promotion, he’s gone 5-for-13 with the home run, and no walks to four strikeouts.
- Jairo Pomares went 2-for-3 with a walk, notching his 18th double of the season. Pomares’ strong August continues, as he’s got a batting line of .472/.512/.833 with four doubles to three home runs across nine games.
- Vaun Brown was 1-for-1 with a single, but collected three walks, and stole two bases on three attempts. After ending July with some strikeout troubles, Brown now has eight walks in his last four games against one strikeout.
- Starter Mason Black struck out seven, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks in 5.1 innings. In 12 starts at High-A Eugene, Black now has a 3.86 ERA with 62 strikeouts to 19 walks in 56.0 innings.
Low-A: Stockton 10, San Jose 9
San Jose Notes:
- Grant McCray had the big swing for the Giants on a rough day, hitting a grand slam for his 18th home run of the season, and also his 19th double, going 2-for-5. That’s now six straight games with at least one hit for McCray, and he’s gone 9-for-25, with a double, a triple, and three home runs in that span.
- Alexander Suarez hit his 10th home run, a 3-run shot, on a 2-for-3 day with a walk. Suarez now has a batting line of .232/.299/.395 with 14 walks to 81 strikeouts across 69 games.
- Victor Bericoto went 3-for-5 with three singles. Since the start of August, through nine games, Bericoto has gone 12-for-37 (.324) with a double and two home runs, to three walks and seven strikeouts.
- It was a very difficult start for Eric Silva, giving up a season-high tying seven runs, on eight hits, three of which were home runs, with five strikeouts, in just 2.0 innings. His ERA jumped from 5.08 to 5.79 in this one game.
ACL: ACL Rockies 3, ACL Giants Black 2
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Marco Luciano went 0-for-4 in his fifth rehab game of the year. It’s his first rehab game without a hit. He’s gone 4-for-15 (.267) across those five games. Significantly, it’s Luciano’s first full game in the field of his rehab.
- Center fielder Wade Meckler went 1-for-3 with a walk, collecting the only extra-base hit with a double. The double is Meckler’s first of the year in his third game, and he has five walks to one strikeout in those three games.
- Left fielder P.J. Hilson went 2-for-4 with two singles. Hilson has a .294/.381/.562 batting line over 44 games this season.
- Esmerlin Vinicio gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in 4.0 innings, with six strikeouts. Through two games, Vinicio has a 5.40 ERA in the ACL, with eight strikeouts to two walks in 5.0 innings.
ACL: ACL Giants Orange 5, ACL D-backs Red 2
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Shortstop Will Wilson had a 2-for-3 day with two singles in his second day of his rehab. Wilson is now 4-for-5 between the two games.
- Second baseman Andrew Kachel had a perfect on-base day, going 3-for-3 with a steal, for his first hits of the season. The 16th round pick is now 3-for-9 with two walks overall.
- Center fielder Carter Howell was 2-for-5 with a pair of singles. Howell went 3-for-12 with a walk and three strikeouts in three games so far this season.
- Starter Mikell Manzano went 5.0 scoreless innings in this game, with four hits allowed and four strikeouts. It’s Manzano’s first shutout start in his last four games, lowering his ERA back to 4.50. He has 69 strikeouts to 15 walks in 48.0 innings.
DSL: DSL Colorado 7, DSL Giants Black 3
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- Left fielder Diego Villegas was 1-for-3 with the team’s only extra base hit, with his first double of the season after a late start. The double was his first hit in two games this season. Villegas went .202/.363/.253 with three doubles and one triple in 37 games in the DSL last season.
- First baseman Guillermo Williamson went 1-for-2 with two walks. Williamson has a batting line of .229/.337/.389 with 25 walks to 54 strikeouts this season.
- Anderson Azor had a rough game in his first career start, going 2.1 innings with five runs on five hits and three walks, with three strikeouts. Azor has a 6.20 ERA in his second DSL season after 16 games, after posting a 6.41 ERA in 15 games last year there.
DSL: DSL Giants Orange 9, DSL Cardinals 8
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- Third baseman Jhosward Camacho hit his first home run of the season, going 1-for-4 with a stolen base. Camacho has a batting line of .295/.385/.400 through 27 games, with five doubles, a triple, and one home run, with 14 walks to 15 strikeouts.
- Center fielder Estanlin Cassiani led the team by going 3-for-4 with a walk, and his first double of the season, though getting caught stealing as well. Cassiani has a batting line of .392/.442/.426 with a double, two triples, and 15 steals in 22 attempts.
- Shortstop Jose Ramos went 1-for-2 with two walks, and his 9th double of the season. Ramos now is on a 5-game hitting streak, having gone 5-for-14 (.357) on the season.
- Starter Jose Rojas went 3.2 innings, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. Rojas has a 5.40 ERA with 27 strikeouts to 18 walks in 35.0 innings.