AAA: Sacramento 7, Reno 3
- Austin Dean had one of the biggest home runs of his career, as he hit a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie. Overall on the day, Dean was 1-for-4 with a walk. Dean now has 15 home runs in 93 games this season, batting .270/.343/.486 on the year.
- Dixon Machado hit his second home run with Sacramento on a 1-for-4 day. In 10 games, Machado has three doubles and two home runs, and has a batting line of .278/.397/.528.
- Heliot Ramos didn’t get a hit, but he had two walks, including a bases-loaded, extra-inning walk that scored a key run to re-tie the game. Through 86 games, Ramos has 38 walks to 92 strikeouts on the season, as he’s batting .217 with a .308 on-base percentage.
- Yermin Mercedes went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Mercedes has been in Sacramento for 18 games, with a 269/.342/.403 batting line, with three home runs since joining the River Cats.
- Starter Norwith Gudino struck out a season-high seven in 2.2 innings, allowing just one run on two hits, one of which was a home run. Gudino has struggled this season, giving up 36 runs in 36.0 innings on the season, with 46 strikeouts to 25 walks.
- Cole Waites had another strong inning of work, striking out two with a walk allowed, but picked off his runner. It was Waite’s second game with Sacramento, and he now has four strikeouts to one walk in 2.0 innings and is unscored upon. Waites has a 2.27 overall across three levels now, with 69 strikeouts to 20 walks in 35.2 innings.
- R.J. Dabovich also struck out two in his inning of work, without any baserunners. Dabovich has struggled in Triple-A, now with a 5.11 ERA over 13 games at the level after his promotion, with just 14 strikeouts to 17 walks in 12.1 innings.
AA: Akron 4, Richmond 2
- Casey Schmitt led the way for Richmond, hitting his first Double-A home run in his 14th game at the level, going 3-for-4. Schmitt’s time in Richmond has been fantastic, as he’s batting .368/.410/.544 with five doubles, a triple, and now one home run.
- Vaun Brown made his Double-A debut, playing just four innings before being removed for unspecified reasons. Brown was 0-for-2 in his debut, and he was batting .350/.454/.611 with 10 doubles, two triples, and nine home runs.
- Armani Smith went 1-for-3 with a walk on the day. Smith is batting .241/.313/.325, and now has 25 walks to 75 in 66 games.
- The start belonged to Matt Frisbee, as he gave up four runs, three earned, on eight hits and a walk with 5.2 innings, with seven strikeouts. It’s Frisbee’s second straight game with seven strikeouts, and he has been more overpowering in August, as he has 32 strikeouts to four walks in 22.1 innings over five starts.
- John Gavin made his Double-A debut had a quiet 1.1 innings, giving up two walks while striking out two. It’s Gavin’s first appearance in Double-A despite having a career that started in 2017 as an 8th round pick, but missed all of 2020 and 2021. Gavin has a 1.38 ERA overall in 19 appearances across four levels, with 40 strikeouts to 12 walks in 26.0 innings.
High-A: Eugene 14, Tri-City 2
- Making his High-A debut was Grant McCray, going 3-for-6 with his first home run at his new level, and 22nd overall on the season. McCray was batting .291/.383/.525 with 21 doubles, nine triples, and 21 home runs with San Jose.
- Patrick Bailey also picked up a home run, his 12th of the year, as well as his 11th double on a 2-for-4 day with a HBP. Bailey is having his best month of the year, going .281/.391/.579 in August, with three doubles, one triple, and four home runs.
- Luis Matos went 2-for-5 with his 9th steal of the season. Matos has also come alive in August, batting .315/.340/.551 on the month with seven doubles, one triple, and four home runs.
- Jimmy Glowenke went 2-for-5 with a walk and his 12th double of the season. Glowenke has a .205/.290/.400 batting line in Eugene this season, with 12 doubles and ten home runs.
- Simon Whiteman went 1-for-3 with two walks, his third double of the season. This was Whiteman’s first steal since August 13th. On the year, in 81 games between High-A and Double-A, Whiteman now has 18 steals in 20 attempts.
- Also making his High-A debut was Jared Dupere, who went 1-for-5. The 2021 13th round pick had a .289/.364/.570 batting line over 32 games in Low-A San Jose before his promotion.
- Starter Nick Swiney went 6.0 innings, striking out five while allowing just one run, on four hits, a walk, and a HBP. Swiney lowered his ERA to 3.11 with the game, and reached the triple-digit mark in strikeouts. He now has 101 strikeouts in 84.0 innings, against 39 walks.
Low-A: San Jose 6, Modesto 2
San Jose Notes:
- Center fielder Alexander Suarez had the biggest day for San Jose, going 2-for-4 with his second triple and 13th double of the season. Over his last six games, Suarez has three doubles and both of his two triples, but no singles as he has hit 5-for-21 (.238) over that span.
- Second baseman Hayden Cantrelle was 2-for-4 with a walk, and his fifth triple of the season. In 33 games at San Jose, Cantrelle now has as many triples as doubles (3) and home run (2) combined, and is batting .286/.446/.467.
- Victor Bericoto also had two hits, going 2-for-5 with a pair of singles. On the month, Bericoto has gone 24-for-82 (.293) with two doubles and three home runs.
- Starter Trevor McDonald went 5.0 innings, giving up two runs on four hits, three walks, two HBP, and a wild pitch, while striking out four. McDonald has a 1.73 ERA over 15 starts since the beginning of June.
- Reliever Ben Madison struck out two without a baserunner in his inning of work in the 9th inning. Madison has had three scoreless appearances since giving up four runs in a couple of outings. Over those 3.0 innings, he has seven strikeouts to no walks or hits.
ACL: ACL Rockies 5, ACL Giants Black 4 (Rockies lead series, 1-0)
ACL Giants Black Notes:
- Designated hitter Reggie Crawford waited until the ACL Championship Series to hit his first professional home run, with a 2-run home run in the third inning on a 1-for-4 day. The first round pick was just 3-for-19 in six games during his first pro regular season.
- Left fielder P.J. Hilson went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple, leading the Giants for total bases. Hilson was the team’s leading hitter all season, going .295/.381/.563 with 12 doubles, five triples, and nine home runs.
- Wade Meckler was 2-for-3 with a triple. It was Meckler’s first triple of his career. Over 12 games in the regular season, Meckler’s only extra base hits were four doubles while he went 11-for-38.
- Rolfi Jimenez took a rough start, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk in 2.2 innings, with three strikeouts. Jimenez had a 5.44 ERA through 14 games in the regular season.
- Mikell Manzano had the best day among the pitching staff, going 4.1 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and one walk against four strikeouts. Manzano had a 3.93 ERA in the regular season, with 81 strikeouts to 17 in 55.0 innings.