It was a good day if you were playing center field today.  Bryce Johnson went 6-for-6 with a home run and a double, while Shane Matheny powered Richmond with two home runs and a double.  And it was Kyle Harrison day in Sacramento, as he went longer and had a new strikeout-high since coming back from injury. Hello from Richmond!

AAA: Tacoma 18, Sacramento 8


Top Sacramento Performances:

  • Right fielder Bryce Johnson had a perfect day at the plate, going 6-for-6 with a home run, a double, and a stolen base.  It’s his first career 6-hit day, and boosted his batting average from .278 to .303 in one game.  He has 11 doubles and seven home runs in 42 games at Sacramento this year, with a .303/.368/.497 batting line.
  • Shortstop Casey Schmitt had his first good game since his return to Sacramento, going 3-for-6 with a home run.  It’s just his second home run in Triple-A this season after 39 games there.  He has 36 strikeouts to 10 walks in 39 games, with a .293/.333/.395 batting line.
  • Center fielder Brett Wisely went 2-for-5 with a double on the day. He has 15 doubles and five home runs in 43 games at Sacramento, with a batting line of .284/.410/.486 at the level.
  • Starting pitcher Kyle Harrison went 4.0 innings for the first time since mid-June, and since he came back from his hamstring injury, giving up three runs in 4.0 innings, off of six hits and no walks, with seven strikeouts (also a high since his return from injury).  It’s his second straight game without allowing a walk.

Other Notable Lines:

  • 3B Armando Alvarez: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 2B (11)
  • 2B Tyler Fitzgerald: 1-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
  • C Joey Bart: 1-5, 2 K
  • RP Darien Núñez: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

AA: Richmond 5, Harrisburg 4


Top Richmond Performances:

  • Center fielder Shane Matheny hit two home runs and a double on a 3-for-4 day, knocking in four of Richmond’s five runs.  That’s now eight home runs for Matheny in 51 games at Richmond, after having just three home runs in 57 games at Sacramento.    He also now has 13 doubles at Richmond, as he’s hitting .266/.392/.497 at Double-A.

  • Left fielder Ismael Munguia went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.  That’s Munguia’s second 2-hit game in his last three, and raised his batting line back up to .300, as he has the batting line of .300/.370/.387 through 55 games in Richmond.
  • First baseman Logan Wyatt was 2-for-3 with a double.  In 42 games since his promotion to Double-A, Wyatt has a batting line of .227/.320/.371 with seven doubles and four home runs.
  • Starting pitcher Spencer Bivens went five innings strong, striking out five, and giving up just one walk, and one hit, which was a home run.  It was just his fourth start of the season out of 28 total appearances.  Bivens has struck out 51 to walking 27 in 56.0 innings, and lowered his ERA to 4.18.
  • Victor Bericoto was 0-for-3, but he made what I think might have been the best defensive play I’ve ever seen him make in the video below, catching a foul fly ball, and completing it with a clean leap into the bullpen.  Bericoto’s biggest challenge is a solid defensive home, and while he’s always been athletic enough, he hadn’t shown good reads even early this season.  Hopefully, this is a good sign going forward.

Other Notable Lines:

  • 2B Donovan Walton: 1-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • 3B Carter Aldrete: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K
  • RP Jose Cruz: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • RP Tyler Myrick: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

High-A: Vancouver @ Eugene Postponed – Air Quality


  • The Bedrock Fire is currently burning less than 20 miles east of the Eugene/Springfield area.  Combined with a heat wave in the triple-digits, the decision to postpone the game was made earlier in the day.  No makeup information has been announced.

Low-A: Stockton 11, San Jose 5


Top San Jose Performances:

  • Catcher Jack Payton made his San Jose debut, and hit his first home run at any level.  He was 1-for-4 on the day.  Payton had been 10-for-25 (.400) with two doubles in nine games at the ACL before his promotion.
  • Center fielder Turner Hill was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a walk.  That gives Hill 17 doubles on the season, to go with two triples, after 56 games, and he now has 32 walks to 29 strikeouts.  His batting line is up to .304/.397/.397.
  • Shortstop Cole Foster went 2-for-5 with two strikeouts.  Foster is 5-for-31 (.161) after seven games at San Jose with no walks and 13 strikeouts.  In seven games in Arizona, he hit .333 with one walks and ten strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Mikell Manzano gave up three runs, two earned, in 3.2 innings off of five hits, a walk, a wild pitch, and a HBP, with two strikeouts.  Manzano has a 2.35 ERA after two starts in San Jose, with two strikeouts to two walks in 7.2 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • 1B Andrew Kachel: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K, 1 SB (7)
  • DH Tanner O’Tremba: 0-2, 1 K, 2 HBP
  • RP Cameron Cotter: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

ACL: ACL Giants Black 5, ACL D-backs Black 4


Top ACL Giants Black Performances:

  • Right fielder Eliam Sandoval went 2-for-4 with a home run.  The 19-year old now has three home runs and five doubles, with a batting line of .234/.348/.383 after 32 games.
  • First baseman Guillermo Williamson was 1-for-4 with his 14th double of the season, plus three strikeouts.  The 19-year old Williamson has 14 doubles and nine home runs in 51 games, with 59 strikeouts to 35 walks, with a .295/.427/.542 batting line.
  • Starting pitcher Ubert Mejias gave up two runs in 4.0 innings, off of three hits, no walks, and a HBP, with four strikeouts.  The 22-year old now has a 3.65 ERA with 50 strikeouts to 16 walks in 56.2 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • CF Lazaro Morales: 1-2, 1 R, 1 SB (11)
  • C Drew Cavanaugh: 1-3, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • RP Timmy Manning: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (12th rd. pick professional debut)
  • RP Trent Harris: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

ACL: ACL Giants Orange 3, ACL Padres 2 (7 Innings)


Top ACL Giants Orange Performances:

  • Right fielder Bryce Eldridge went 1-for-3 with a home run and a strikeout.  That’s three home runs in 11 games for the first round pick, along with two doubles, and he’s hitting 10-for-33 (.303), with six walks to ten strikeouts.
  • Center fielder Estanlin Cassiani went 3-for-4 with a double, and his second error of the summer.  After 43 games, he has 12 doubles, a triple, and a home run, with 15 walks to 26 strikeouts.  His summer batting line is at .314/.379/.423.
  • Starting pitcher Ljay Newsome struck out four in 2.0 innings, allowing only two hits and no runs or walks.  Through nine rehab appearances, the 26-year old has a 2.51 ERA with 18 strikeouts and two walks in 14.1 innings. 

Other Notable Lines:

  • 1B Derwin Laya: 1-2, 1 R, 1 HBP
  • LF Bo Davidson: 1-3, 1 RBI, 2 K
  • RP Michael Stryffeler: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (2nd rehab appearance)
  • RP Cale Lansville: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (14th rd. pick professional debut)

DSL: DSL Phillies White 10, DSL Giants Black 4


Top DSL Giants Black Performances:

  • Right fielder Diego Villegas was the only Giant with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a triple and a HBP.  After 31 games, Villegas has six doubles and one triple, with a .276/.407/.368 batting line.
  • Center fielder Angel Guzman was 1-for-4 with a double.  That’s his 10th double of the season, with two triples and four home runs.  His batting line is at .265/.401/.462.
  • Starting pitcher Ricardo Estrada allowed four runs, three earned, on three hits and four walks in 3.0 innings, while striking out one.  In just his second game of the season, Estrada has a 3.86 ERA with three strikeouts to five walks in 7.0 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • SS Dennys Riera: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K
  • LF Saul Bautista: 1-2, 1 BB
  • RP Larry De Jesus: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

DSL: DSL Giants Orange 8, DSL Phillies Red 4


Top DSL Giants Orange Performances:

  • DH Jesus Alexander went 1-for-2 with a walk and a double.  Alexander has just a .129/.229/.177 batting line after 18 games, with three doubles as his only extra-base hits.
  • Center fielder Lisbel Dias went 2-for-4, but was caught stealing once (his third time being caught).  Diaz has a .261/.451/.492 batting line after 18 games, with two doubles and two home runs, and seven walks to eight strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Randry De Leon gave up three runs in 3.0 innings, on three hits and three walks with five strikeouts.  De Leon has a 8.51 ERA after 11 games, with 37 strikeouts to 23 walks in 30.2 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • RF Jose Astudillo: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI
  • RP Oswaldo Ladera: 1-2, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RP Miguel Ramos: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO