AAA: Sacramento 5, Las Vegas 4


Sacramento Notes:

  • David Villar had a huge game, hitting two home runs on a 2-for-4 day.  That gives Villar 26 home runs in Triple-A this season.  Villar is batting .281/.402/.639 over 77 games in Sacramento with the 26 home runs, plus one MLB home run in 23 games.
  • Ford Proctor hit his second home run with Sacramento in his 10th game since it was his trade.  Proctor had six home run in 79 games with Durham before the trade over 79 games.
  • Catcher Andrew Knapp picked up his fifth Sacramento home run while going 1-for-2 with a walk. It’s Knapp’s first home run since he hit home runs in four consecutive games at the end of July, through the 31st.  He has nine overall this season, including his time in Tacoma.
  • Tristan Beck had the start, giving up just two unearned runs on four hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts.  It’s Beck’s first game without allowing any unearned runs in four starts, since July 26th.

AA: Richmond 8, Binghamton 4


Richmond Notes:

  • Casey Schmitt’s successful Double-A run continues, as he went 4-for-5 with his fourth double at the level.  Through eight games, Schmitt is batting .406/.457/.594 with four doubles and a triple at Richmond.
  • Brandon Martorano went 1-for-3 with a walk and the team’s only home run, his tenth of the season.  It’s his second game in a row with a home run.  He’s got a batting line of .226/.316/.417 on the year through 76 games.
  • Shane Matheny went 2-for-4 with a walk in his return to Double-A.  Matheny had hit .170/.220/.319 in 15 games in Triple-A.  Matheny returned to Richmond after the injury of Michael Gigliotti.
  • Carter Aldrete went 2-for-5 with his third Double-A double.  Aldrete has cooled off a bit since his start, and is batting .208/.327/.375 over 19 games, with three doubles and three home runs.
  • It was a great start for Keaton Winn in his Double-A debut, going 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing four walks and two hits, while striking out three.  Winn had a 3.16 ERA in eight starts at High-A Eugene before this promotion.
  • Reliever Cole Waites struck out the side in the 9th innings, giving up a hit and a walk in doing so.  In 21.0 innings in Richmond, Waites has 38 strikeouts to 15 walks and a 1.71 ERA.

High-A: Eugene 5, Hillsboro 1


Eugene Notes:

  • Marco Luciano’s initial return to the Emeralds wasn’t grand enough, so in his second start back, he hit a grand slam while going 1-for-4.  It’s Luciano’s first home run since his return to High-A, and his ninth with Eugene in 43 games.
  • Vaun Brown got back up to what he was good at, as he went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and his 19th steal in High-A.  That gives Brown 42 steals in 48 attempts overall between both Low-A levels.
  • Jairo Pomares picked up his 19th double on a 1-for-4 day.  Pomares is batting .418/.477/.727, with five doubles and four home runs in the month of August.
  • Nick Swiney went 4.0 shutout innings, giving up four hits, two walks, and two wild pitches, with five strikeouts.  It’s a nice followup to Swiney’s five perfect innings in his last start, and he’s lowered his ERA from 3.65 to 3.23.
  • Reliever Juan Sanchez struck out the side as he gave up a hit and a walk.  Sanchez now has 65 strikeouts to 26 walks in 46.2 innings.

Low-A: Inland Empire 5, San Jose 4


San Jose Notes:

  • Grant McCray notched his 20th home run on a 2-for-4 day with a walk.  Before this season, McCray had a total of four home runs over 93 games over two half-seasons.  McCray is hitting .291/.383/.525 with 35 steals in 44 attempts.  With the home run, McCray is the first player in San Jose Giants history to go 20-20, with 20 home runs and 35 steals.
  • Alexander Suarez went 1-for-4 with his first triple of the season.  Suarez has a batting line of .228/.290/.402 with 10 doubles, one triple, and 11 home runs.
  • Yorlis Rodriguez went 2-for-4, his third straight multi-hit game.  Rodriguez has gone 8-for-13 with two doubles and two home runs over his last three games.
  • Starting pitcher Matt Mikulski struggled in a couple of ways, allowing four runs, three earned, in 3.2 innings, on five hits, three walks, a HBP, and two of his own fielding errors.  Mikulski has a 6.08 ERA on the season over 21 appearances, with 93 strikeouts to 29 walks in 77.0 innings.
  • Seth Lonsway took the piggyback start, giving up just one unearned run on one hit and two walks, with six strikeouts.  Lonsway now has 100 strikeouts to 46 walks in 81.1 innings.

ACL: ACL Giants Black 3, ACL Royals 2


ACL Giants Black Notes:

  • Shortstop Anthony Rodriguez went 1-for-2 in a shortened appearance, knocking in two of the team’s run.  Rodriguez, in his second year at Arizona, is batting .259/.349/.404 with six doubles and six home runs.
  • As a pinch hitter, designated hitter Mauricio Pierre went 1-for-1 with his sixth double of the season.  Pierre has gone .237/.301/.305 through 43 games this season.
  • Starter John Bertrand went 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking out two.  The 10th round pick from the 2022 draft now has gone unscored upon in five games, a total of 8.0 innings, and he’s allowed four hits, no walks, and struck out eight.
  • Wilkelma Castillo went 3.0 innings in relief, giving up only two hits, while striking out five.  It’s his longest appearance since July 11th, and he lowered his ERA to 2.96 with 30 strikeouts to eight walks in 27.1 innings.

ACL: ACL Athletics 7, ACL Giants Orange 6


ACL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Second baseman Andrew Kachel went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.  The 16th round pick is now batting .375/.448/.375 through eight games this season.
  • Designated hitter Matt Higgins went 2-for-3 with two singles.  Through eight games, Higgins is batting .346/.438/.577 with two doubles and two triples.
  • Starting pitcher Lisander De La Cruz struck out a season-high eight in 4.2 innings, giving up four runs, two earned, on four hits and a walk.  De La Cruz now has 42 strikeouts to 14 walks in 34.0 innings.

DSL: DSL BOS Blue 8, DSL Giants Black 7


DSL Giants Black Notes:

  • Shortstop Ramon Peralta went 2-for-4 with a walk, his fourth double of the year and a grand slam for his second home run of the summer.  Peralta has a .234/.387/.360 batting line on the year.  
  • Center fielder Fabio Villadiego went 3-for-4 with his third double and sixth stolen base of the summer.  Villadiego has a batting line of .215/.368/.344 with three doubles and three home runs.
  • Miguel Ramos gave up two runs on three hits and one walk in 3.0 innings in the start.  Ramos did strike out four, to give him 22 strikeouts to 13 walks over 16.1 innings, with a 2.20 ERA.

DSL: DSL Tigers 2 7, DSL Giants Orange 0


DSL Giants Orange Notes:

  • Center fielder Estanlin Cassiani got one of the Giants’ few hits, going 1-for-3.  In his second DSL season, Cassiani has a batting line of .388/.432/.429, with three doubles and two triples, and 13 walks to just 20 strikeouts over 48 games.
  • Starter Jorge Martinez gave up two runs in 2.0 innings, on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts.  On the summer, he has 67 strikeouts to 22 walks in 50.0 innings.