Today was the end of the Arizona Complex League and Dominican Summer League seasons. The ACL will continue with a brief playoff run, beginning Thursday. Will a Giants squad be represented?
AAA: Sacramento 11, Reno 1
- Andrew Knapp led the way for the River Cats, going 2-for-4 with two home runs, giving him 7 with Sacramento. It’s Knapp’s first multi-home run game of the season, though he had four straight games with one home run each.
- Second baseman Jason Krizan came in late into the game, going 1-for-3 with a home run, his eighth of the year. Krizan has a .285/.333/.487 batting line on the year with 26 doubles, two triples and eight home runs.
- Third baseman Ford Proctor also hit a home run, going 1-for-4, his fourth home run with Sacramento and 10th overall including his time with Durham. Proctor went .214/.365/.500 on the season.
- Dixon Machado went 3-for-4 with his second double with Sacramento, in his eighth game. After eight games, he’s batting .250/.276/.429 with two doubles and a home run since being sent to Triple-A by the Giants.
- Jason Vosler, playing in left field, went 2-for-4 with his 10th Triple-A double. In 72 games, Vosler is batting .230 with 10 doubles, a triple, and 13 home runs.
- Isan Díaz started the game at second base, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. Díaz seemed to tweak something on a swing in his second at-bat. He stayed in for the end of the at-bat, but was lifted defensively at the start of the next half-inning.
- Starter Ronnie Williams went 4.0 innings, giving up a run on one hit and one walk, with four strikeouts. The one hit was a home run, and was the only Reno run of the game. Williams now has a 6.75 ERA through three starts in Sacramento, after returning from injury midseason and a 5-game rehab stint in Arizona.
- Reliever Andrew Vasquez struck out the side in his inning of work, his second with Sacramento after the Giants claimed him off waivers. Vasquez now has five strikeouts in 2.0 innings, to two hits allowed, no walks, and no runs.
- Also striking out the side was Yunior Marte, in his third game back with Sacramento. In Triple-A, Marte has a 3.74 ERA with 30 strikeouts to nine walks in 21.2 innings.
AA: Richmond 8, Akron 5 (10 Innings)
- Shane Matheny had his best game since returning to Double-A, going 3-for-5 with three singles. After the game, Matheny is batting .266 with a .397 on-base percentage. Matheny left Triple-A with a .170/.220/.319 batting line, and has been back in Richmond for four games.
- Ricardo Genovés went 1-for-4 with his eighth double in Richmond. Genovés now has played in the same amount of games (38) between Double-A and Triple-A. He has a batting .225/.299/.414 in Richmond and .233/.320/.349 in Sacramento.
- Playing second, Brett Auerbach went 1-for-3 with two walks. Auerbach has been batting .288/.373/.525 in August, his best month of the year.
- A start after his most dominating game in Double-A, Harrison struggled with his control and in his performance. He gave up four runs in 4.2 innings, on six hits, three walks, two wild pitches, and two HBPs. He still struck out seven, however. Harrison Double-A numbers over 14 starts are still impressive, with a 2.91 ERA and 101 strikeouts to 33 walks in 68.0 innings. Harrison now has a total of 160 strikeouts to 43 walks in 97.0 innings.
High-A: Eugene 9, Tri-City 2
- After 25 games, Rob Emery finally hit a home run in Eugene, going 1-for-4. Emery has mostly split time between High-A and Double-A (35 games), with two in Triple-A, and now has five home runs in total, the other four coming in Richmond.
- Marco Luciano’s getting back up to speed, going 2-for-4 with his 10th double with Eugene. In five games since his return to High-A, this was Luciano’s first multi-hit game. He’s 5-for-17 (.294) with two doubles and a home run. back in Oregon.
- Jimmy Glowenke had a good game, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, now giving him 11 on the day. It’s Glowenke’s third 3-hit game of the season. He has 11 doubles to 10 home runs in 62 games, batting .208/.292/.411.
- Patrick Bailey went 3-for-5, all singles. It’s also his third of the season. Bailey is having his best month of the season, going .271/.390/.521 with a double, a triple, and three home runs on the month with nine walks to 11 strikeouts.
- Vaun Brown was 1-for-4 with a walk, and his 21st steal of the season. It dropped his batting line slightly, but it’s still a hugely impressive .357/.455/.623 with 21 steals on 24 attempts in 42 games at Eugene. Overall, he now has 44 steals in 50 attempts on the year, including San Jose.
- Starter Jake Wong gave up just one run in 4.0 innings, on seven hits and two walks, along with six strikeouts. It’s the third straight game where Wong has allowed one run or less, lowering his ERA from 5.45 to 4.83 over that span. He now has 95 strikeouts to 37 walks in 85.2 innings.
Low-A: Modesto 4, San Jose 0
San Jose Notes:
- Yorlis Rodriguez led the team in hits, and got half of the Giants’ hits in total by going 2-for-4 with a double, his 19th of the season. Rodriguez is batting .274/.307/.444 over 91 games, with 19 doubles, a triple, and 14 home runs.
- One of San Jose’s other hits was by Alexander Suarez, who went 1-for-3 and also with a double, his 12th. Suarez now has 12 doubles to 11 home runs and a triple over 79 games, with 90 strikeouts to 16 walks. He’s batting .228/.292/.403 on the season.
- Starter Eric Silva allowed just one run in 4.0 innings, on two hits and four walks, with three strikeouts. It was a bounceback for Silva, who had allowed 11 runs over 6.0 innings in his last two starts, but he hadn’t walked anyone in those two games, and walked four in this one. He has 98 strikeouts to 35 walks in 82.2 innings.
- Reliever Ben Madison struck out the side in relief, not allowing any baserunners. With San Jose, Madison now has 37 strikeouts to 12 walks in 20.2 innings, with a 3.05 ERA through 15 appearances.
ACL: ACL Giants Orange 2, ACL Giants Black 1
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- This is the last game of the ACL season
- Left fielder P.J. Hilson got one of the Black team’s only two hits, went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts and 13 stolen bases. Hilson finishes the ACL campaign with a .295/.381/.563 batting line, with 12 doubles, five triples, and nine home runs, and 13 steals in 14 attempts.
- Designated hitter Reggie Crawford went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. Through six games, the Giants first round pick went 3-for-19 with two walks to nine strikeouts (.158/.238/.158).
- Starter Esmerlin Vinicio finishes the ACL season with five shutout innings, giving up four hits and a walk, with six strikeouts. In four ACL games after his demotion, Vinicio finishes with a 1.93 ERA through 16 strikeouts to six walks, in 14.0 innings.
- Reliever Spencer Miles gave up an unearned run on one hit, with two strikeouts in 1.0 inning of work. The team’s 4th round pick in 2022 got into three games, striking out seven with one hit and one walk allowed in 3.0 innings, leading to just one unearned run.
ACL Giants Orange Notes:
- Third baseman Derwin Laya led both teams in hits, going 2-for-4. Laya finishes the season with a .185/.287/.259 batting line, with a double and three home runs.
- Shortstop Diego Velasquez was 1-for-4 in his season finale. He was .277/.369/.352 in his second ACL season, with 21 walks to 31 strikeouts and seven steals in eight attempts.
- Starter Gerelmi Maldonado struck out five in 2.0 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and two walks, plus a wild pitch. Maldonado finished the season with four straight games without allowing an earned run, to lower his ERA to 2.27. In 14 games for his first ACL season, Maldonado had 59 strikeouts to 19 walks in 39.2 innings of work.
- Reliever Hayden Birdsong struck out the side in his inning of work. The 2022 6th round pick struck out 12 with no walks in 5.2 innings, giving up one run on two hits.
- Reliever Brayan Palencia worked the most innings for the team at the end of the game, striking out four in 3.0 innings, giving up an unearned run from a ghost runner in extra innings (the game was a scheduled seven innings).
- At the end of the ACL regular season, the ACL Giants Orange team struggled to a league-worst record of 18-37 (.327 winning percentage), sitting in the cellar of the ACL East division. Conversely, the ACL Giants Black team went 37-17, the best record in the ACL, and the number one seed in the upcoming playoffs. As ACL East champions, they will face the West leading ACL Rangers on Thursday in the winner-take-all Semifinals. The other Semifinals will be the ACL Central leading ACL Reds will take on the wild card entry, the East’s ACL Rockies, who had the second-best record at 34-19.
Game 1: DSL Giants Black 1, DSL Twins 0
Game 2: DSL Giants Black 6, DSL Twins 3
DSL Giants Black Notes:
- Game 1 of the doubleheader was the completion of the suspended game from July 21st.
- Game 1’s only extra base hit was by Center fielder Randy Arrieta, who had a triple. Overall, he was 2-for-6 in the two games. Arrieta finishes the DSL season with a .146/.222/.232 batting line, with one double and three triples, but no home runs.
- First baseman Guillermo Williamson was 2-for-3 with two doubles in Game 2, but finished overall 2-for-6 on the day. He has 15 doubles and seven home runs on top of a .234/.344/.426 batting line to finish the season.
- Third baseman Wueslly Lespe was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk, his third double of the year. He finishes the summer with a .198/.374/.358 batting line, with three doubles, two triples and two home runs.
- Game 1 starter Luis Bermudez worked 1.1 innings without allowing a baserunner, striking out one, shortened by the suspension of the game. Bermudez finishes with a 1.45 in 11 games, with 39 strikeouts to 13 walks in 43.1 innings.
- For Game 2, Mauricio Estrella went 4.0 innings, giving up three runs, one earned, on four hits, two walks, and a wild pitch with three strikeouts. Estrella ends with a 3.29 ERA in 13 games, with 64 strikeouts to 15 walks in 63.0 innings.
DSL: DSL Giants Orange 5, DSL Cardinals 1
DSL Giants Orange Notes:
- Center fielder Lazaro Morales went 3-for-3 with a walk, all singles, and his ninth steal. Morales finished strong, going 5-for-7 with a walk, a double, and a steal. He finishes the season batting .299/.385/.433 with 11 doubles, two triples and one home run, but also just 9 doubles in 17 attempts.
- Designated hitter Jose Alifonso went 1-for-1 with two walks. He finishes the year in .133/.325/.204 with three doubles and two triples, but no home runs in 40 games.
- Starter Luis Rojas went 3.0 scoreless innings, giving up just a walk, with three strikeouts. It’s Rojas’s only appearance this season without allowing a run. He finishes with a 6.02 ERA and 37 strikeouts and 21 walks in 46.1 innings.
- In the DSL, the two Giants finished at the bottom of the DSL South division, one of five divisions in the immense 41-team league. The DSL Giants Black team finished at 22-38 (.367), tied for 33rd overall with five other teams, with just three teams with worse records. The DSL Giants Orange team finished at 26-32 (.448), tied for 21st overall with one team.