Tyler Fitzgerald continues his strong run in Triple-A, hitting a home run and a triple down in Las Vegas, while teammate Wade Meckler also kept hitting with a double of his own. Speaking of hot steaks, P.J. Hilson continued his run in August with a triple.
Player Promotion Notes:
There was a rare Sunday promotion today (usually, that news comes out on Monday and Tuesday), as the Giants promoted Onil Perez to High-A after his strong run in San Jose, where he’s hitting .300/.364/.403 after 62 games, with 12 doubles, four triples, and two home runs. Perez joins a High-A roster with four other catchers in Adrian Sugastey, Zach Morgan, Thomas Gavello, Brett Auerbach, though the latter two play a lot of other positions. Maybe we’ll see a move regarding one of the others, though. Moving up to San Jose is catcher Jack Payton. The Giants 11th round pick in 2023 went 10-for-25 (.400) in nine games in Arizona, with two doubles, and two walks against seven strikeouts.
AAA: Las Vegas 11, Sacramento 5
Top Sacramento Performances:
- Center fielder Tyler Fitzgerald went 2-for-3 with a home run and a triple, plus getting an intentional walk. That’s 15 home runs and three triples in 73 Triple-A games, along with 17 doubles. His Triple-A batting line is at .291/.350/.513, with 27 walks to 80 strikeouts.
- Left fielder Wade Meckler went 2-for-4 with a double. After ten games, Meckler is 10-for-25 (.400), with two doubles and a home run at Sacramento, and also has eight walks to five strikeouts for a .545 on-base percentage and a .600 slugging percentage.
- Designated hitter David Villar was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles, plus a HBP. Villar is batting .269/.366/.497, and has eight doubles and ten home runs, and 24 walks to 48 strikeouts in 44 games.
- Starting pitcher Sean Hjelle went 4.2 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits and a walk, with three strikeouts. Hjelle’s ERA rose to 6.32 with 53 strikeouts to 28 walks in 72.2 innings.
Other Notable Lines:
- RF Luis Gonzalez: 1-3, 1 BB
- 3B Casey Schmitt: 1-4, 1 K, 1 E (4)
- 2B Brett Wisely: 1-4, 1 K, 1 2B (14), 1 CS (1)
- C Ricardo Genovés: 2-4, 1 R, 2 K
- RP Chris Wright: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
- RP Nick Avila: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR
- RP Erik Miller: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
AA: Bowie 5, Richmond 3 (11 Innings)
Top Richmond Performances:
- Shortstop Will Wilson went 2-for-5 and had a triple. It’s first triple of the season, either in his six games at Richmond or his 93 games at Sacramento. Since his Double-A returned, he’s gone 8-for-27 with a triple and two home runs, for a .296/.345/.593 batting line.
- Second baseman Donovan Walton went 2-for-5 with his first double at the level. At Richmond, Walton is hitting .219/.414/.468 with a double and two home runs. He’s got a total of eight doubles and four home runs in 43 games across four levels from Arizona to Triple-A.
- Right fielder Carter Aldrete was 1-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. Aldrete has a line of .223/.281/.364 with 16 doubles and nine home runs, and 25 walks to 88 strikeouts.
- Starting pitcher Carson Seymour struck out six in 4.2 scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and a walk. After three starts in August, he’s allowed just one runs in 14.2 innings, for a 0.61 ERA and 21 strikeouts to three walks. Seymour has a 3.51 ERA with 85 strikeouts to 35 walks in 92.1 innings.
Other Notable Lines:
- 3B Sean Roby: 1-5, 1 RBI, 2 K
- CF Shane Matheny: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K
- LF Ismael Munguia: 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 K
- RP Parker Dunshee: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
- RP Wil Jensen: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP
High-A: Eugene 4, Everett 3
Top Eugene Performances:
- Right fielder Grant McCray went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a HBP. It’s just his second multi-hit game out of the last 12, both coming in his last two games. He now has 21 doubles, six triples, and 11 home runs, with a .248/.345/.407 batting line.
- Center fielder Carter Howell has a 3-for-5 day with a double of his own. That gives him 12 doubles to go with four triples and two home runs in 57 games at Eugene, for a batting line of .251/.337/.368.
- Shortstop Aeverson Arteaga went 2-for-4 with his 26th double of the season. That’s 26 doubles, three triples, and 16 home runs in 103 games, with a batting line of .237/.310/.436, with 114 strikeouts to 37 walks.
- Catcher Zach Morgan was 3-for-4 with all singles, as his strong High-A run continues (as the catching situation in High-A is about to get more crowded). He’s 14-for-38 (.368) with three doubles and a home run after 11 games at the level.
- Starting pitcher Daniel Blair went 4.2 innings, striking out nine while allowing only one unearned run, off of two hits and one walk. It’s the first run of any kind Blair has allowed since he gave up five runs on July 21st. His ERA has dropped from 15.26 to 4.81 over the ensuing four starts.
Other Notable Lines:
- DH Damon Dues: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 2B (11)
- RP Eric Silva: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- RP Hunter Dula: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Low-A: Fresno 8, San Jose 5
Top San Jose Performances:
- Tanner O’Tremba went 1-for-5, hitting a 3-run home run, and committing a rare fielding error. That’s his sixth home run in 75 games in San Jose for O’Tremba, to go with 20 doubles and two triples. He’s hitting .268/.396/.424 on the season.
- Shortstop Cole Foster went 1-for-4 with his first home run at the level. After six games, Foster is 3-for-26 (.115) since coming up to San Jose, and the home run is his only extra base hit in Low-A so far.
- DH P.J. Hilson went 2-for-4 with a triple, as his hot streak continues. Hilson has a hit every game he’s played in so far this month, a 10-game hitting streak, and he’s 17-for-38 (.447) with two doubles, a triple, and six home runs in August. On the season, he’s hitting .257/.299/.451.
Other Notable Lines:
- CF Turner Hill: 1-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 2B (15)
- 2B Diego Velasquez: 1-2, 1 R, 3 BB
- C Luke Shliger: 1-3, 1 BB
- SP Nomar Medina: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
- RP Jorge Garcia: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
- RP Marques Johnson: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K