The baseballs were flying out of the yard in a couple of games today.  Tyler Fitzgerald and David Villar hit home runs for Sacramento, even though neither started.  In Richmond, the team hit five home runs, just enough to win by one run…in Game 2.  Too bad they didn’t have any in the first game of the doubleheader.

AAA: El Paso 8, Sacramento 7


Top Sacramento Performances:

  • Both Sacramento home runs came today from players who did not start the game.  Tyler Fitzgerald came in the game in the third, replacing Brett Wisely, and went 1-for-3 with his 17th home run in Sacramento.  That’s Fitzgerald’s fourth home run in August, as he’s hitting just .256 on the month.  After 84 games in Triple-A, he’s hitting .279/.343/.496 with 17 doubles, four triples, and 17 home runs.
  • Wisely was 0-for-1 with a walk, and was lifted from the game after getting picked off at first base.  There was no obvious injury that occurred on the play.
  • David Villar came in to play first base in the bottom of the 7th, replacing the rehabbing Mitch Haniger as scheduled, going 1-for-1 with his 13th home run in Sacramento.  Villar now has 13 home runs and ten doubles in 56 games at Triple-A this season, with 31 walks to 62 strikeouts, and a line of .283/.378/.514.
  • Center fielder Bryce Johnson went 1-for-2 with three walks, and stole a base.  Johnson has a batting line of .284/.360/.471, with 21 walks to 46 strikeouts, with 14 steals in 18 attempts.
  • Reliever Nick Avila struck out the only two batters he faced, going 0.2 innings.  Avila now has 54 strikeouts in 61.2 innings, with 31 walks, after 48 games at Sacramento.

Other Notable Lines:

  • RF Mitch Haniger: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 HBP (5th Game of Rehab)
  • 1B-RF Trenton Brooks: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SF
  • SS Johan Camargo: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • SP Miguel Yajure: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
  • RP Sean Hjelle: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

AA: Doubleheader

Game 1: Portland 5, Richmond 1 (7 Innings)


Game 2: Richmond 10, Portland 8 (7 Innings – Makeup of Aug. 25)


Top Richmond Performances:

  • Brady Whalen led the team in hits in Game 2, going 3-for-4 with a home run , and also had one of the team’s two hits in Game 1, for a 4-for-7 total day with a steal.  That gives him three home runs in 23 games at Double-A this season, as he’s hitting .229/.283/.398 batting line.
  • Right fielder Victor Bericoto was a combined 2-for-6 with a double, a home run, and a walk, with both hits coming in Game 2.  He now has six each of doubles and home runs in 35 games at Double-A, along with a triple, and now nine walks in 39 games.  He’s hitting .228/.284/.439 at Double-A.
  • Center fielder Shane Matheny was a combined 3-for-7 with a home run, and one of the two hits in Game 1.  Matheny’s having a great August, now hitting .310/.417/.595 with five home runs.  Overall, since returning to Triple-A, Matheny now has 10 home runs, to go with two triples and 14 doubles, with a batting line of .260/.379/.484 there.
  • Brandon Martorano only played Game 2, going 1-for-3 with a walk, and his fourth home run on the year, in 58 games at Richmond.  He’s hitting just .186/.318/.288 with four doubles, a triple, and four home runs.
  • Logan Wyatt hit a home run in a pinch hit appearance, going 1-for-1 with it.  It’s Wyatt’s second home run in his last three games, and gives him a total of seven in 52 games at Double-A.  HIs batting line is at .238/.319/.427. 

Other Notable Lines (Combined Totals):

  • 2B Jimmy Glowenke: 2-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • SP Nick Zwack: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR (Game 1)
  • RP Ben Madison: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • SP John Bertrand: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR (Game 2)
  • RP Sam Delaplane: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RP Tyler Myrick: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K

High-A: Hillsboro 7, Eugene 1


Top Eugene Performances:

  • Second baseman Brett Auerbach went 1-for-2 in a shortened day for himself.  Auerbach’s batting line is up to .216/.287/.345, with ten doubles and three home runs in 41 games at Eugene.
  • Right fielder Tanner O’Tremba went 1-for-3 in his third game at Eugene, upping his line to 3-for-11 (.273) with one double and one triple, and two walks versus two strikeouts.
  • Relief pitcher Cameron Cotter gave up two unearned runs in an inning of work, with two hits allowed and a strikeout.  Cotter remains unscored upon after two games in High-A, after posting a 2.30 ERA in San Jose after 17 appearances.

Other Notable Lines:

  • SS Aeverson Arteaga: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
  • CF Carter Howell: 1-4, 1 K
  • SP Hayden Wynja: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
  • RP Matt Mikulski: 1.2 iP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
  • RP Tanner Kiest: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Low-A: Modesto 12, San Jose 11 (10 Innings)


Top San Jose Performances:

  • Second baseman Quinn McDaniel hit his first San Jose home run, going 2-for-4 with the home run and a sacrifice fly, plus a walk against two strikeouts.  McDaniel is 4-for-11 (.364) with the home run being his first extra-base hit in San Jose, with one walk and two strikeouts.
  • Shortstop Cole Foster went 1-for-4 with a home run of his own, walking once and striking out twice and getting hit by a pitch.  That’s his third home run in 17 games at San Jose, along with three doubles.  Foster is hitting .200/.263/.371 with three walks and 24 strikeouts.
  • Third baseman Charlie Szykowny went 3-for-5 with a double.  After four games at Low-A, he’s hitting 4-for-16 with two doubles, and two walks to one strikeout.
  • First baseman Javier Francisco went 3-for-6 with two doubles on the day.  Through two games at Low-A, he’s 3-for-10 with the two doubles, and no walks to five strikeouts.
  • Starting pitcher Joe Whitman made his San Jose debut, giving up his first earned run at any level, allowing one run on one hit and one HBP, with three strikeouts in 2.0 innings.  He had allowed just one unearned run in 4.0 innings in Arizona earlier this season.
  • Reliever Esmerlin Vinicio went 4.0 shutout innings, striking out seven while allowing one walk and four hits.  Vinicio has 75 strikeouts to 39 walks in 67.2 innings, with a 5.19 ERA after 28 appearances in San Jose.

Other Notable Lines:

  • CF Turner Hill: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 SB (25), 1 HBP
  • C Drew Cavanaugh: 1-5, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • DH Bryce Eldridge: 0-5, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • LF Scott Bandura: 1-4, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • RP Tommy Kane: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR
  • RP Marques Johnson: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K