AAA: Salt Lake 4, Sacramento 3
- A day after hitting his first Triple-A home run, Heliot Ramos hit his first double at the level. Ramos had just one in Double-A as well, in 62 games.
- Bryce Johnson picked up his 13th double and his 20th steal of the season, though just his second steal attempt in August.
- Sean Hjelle made his second Triple-A start, and had some struggles in the the Salt Lake elevation, giving up nine hits, his second highest total of the season. He did limit walks to two, but also only got one strikeout. In 12.1 Triple-A starts, he has struck out just three.
AA: Bowie 7, Richmond 6
- David Villar had a 2-home run game, his first such game this season. The home runs tied, and then broke, his previous career-high of 13, which he had in both of his previous two seasons.
- Diego Rincones was removed in the bottom of the 4th defensively by Vince Fernandez. The reason for this isn’t clear, since he didn’t bat in the top half of the inning.
- Vince Fernandez hit a home run after coming in. He has a single hit in each of the last four games, after going hitless for seven straight games.
- Sandro Fabian hit a home run for the second straight game, though he didn’t match the two he hit on Saturday. He has 13 on the season.
- Simon Whiteman was just 1-for-3 with a double, but also added two walks. He’s only batting .220 (9-for-41) in August, but has a .360 OBP after collecting seven walks in that time.
- Trenton Toplikar had his roughest start in a couple of months, giving up five runs. That pushed Toplikar’s ERA jumped up above 5 (to 5.23) after he’d just gotten it under that line.
High-A: Eugene 4, Hillsboro 3
- Sean Roby picked up a home run, his 5th of the month of August, and his 14th of the season. He’s doing very well in August, so far 19-for-54 (.352), with six doubles and five home runs
- Heath Quinn hit his 5th double of the season. Quinn has cooled off a little in August, batting just .244 with a .295 on-base percentage.
- Brett Auerbach returned from the injured list, and didn’t get a hit, but he collected three walks and stole three bases. That gives him 12 steals in 28 games at Eugene, matching his total in 34 games at San Jose.
- Kai-Wei Teng gave up a couple of runs, but struck out nine for the second consecutive starts. He’s got 98 strikeouts in 68.1 innings this season to 42 walks.
Low-A: Modesto 7, San Jose 6 (10 Innings)
San Jose Notes:
- Jimmy Glowenke led the way for San Jose, with his 22nd double and 8th home runs of the season. His home run in the bottom of the 9th inning tied the game and sent in to extras.
- Fabian Pena hit his 4th home run with San Jose, and his 5th overall along with his time in Sacramento.
- Jairo Pomares had another 2-hit game, with his 22nd double of the season. His batting line bumped up slightly to .372/.429/.693 on the season.
- Luis Matos hit a double for the second straight day. He’s gotten hits in six straight games, and he’s 11-for-27 over that stretch with four doubles and two home runs.
- Kyle Harrison had an abnormally short start, going just 2.0 innings, after having struck out five. There was no announced reason for his early exit.