AAA: Tacoma 8, Sacramento 5
- Andrew Knapp went 1-for-4 with a home run against his former team. It’s Knapp’s eighth home run with Sacramento, double the amount he had with Tacoma in about the same number of games. Knapp now has a 7-game hitting streak going, with four home runs and a double over those seven games.
- Ford Proctor went 1-for-3 with a walk and his 5th Sacramento home run. Although Proctor is batting just .203 with the River Cats, he has almost as many home runs (5) in 17 games, as he had home runs (6) in 79 games with Durham.
- Willie Calhoun was the only River Cat with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with two singles. Calhoun is batting .300 with Sacramento, with seven doubles and four home runs over 32 games, and 15 walks to 18 strikeouts.
- Sean Hjelle started this game well, allowing just one run in the first four innings, but ends with four runs allowed in 5.1 innings, on seven hits and no walks, plus a wild pitch and a balk. Hjelle did get six strikeouts. On the year, Hjelle now has 75 strikeouts to 37 walks in 95.0 innings.
- It was a rough game for reliever Michael Stryffeler, who got one strikeout but then walked the other four batters he faced, all of whom came around to score. In 8.0 innings since the trade that sent him to the Giants, Stryffeler has walked 15 to 12 strikeouts. Before the trade in Double-A, Stryffeler had walked 19 to 57 strikeouts in 35.2 innings in the Mariners organization.
AA: Harrisburg 8, Richmond 4
- Sean Roby finally is hitting home runs again! Roby went 1-for-4 with his 24th home run of the season, his 20th in Richmond. It’s Roby’s 11th game since returning, and his first home run since then. His last home run came back on July 9th. Roby’s 20 home runs at The Diamond now match the previous single season overall home run record for the Squirrels, set by David Villar in 2021. Roby still leads the team in home runs, but Tyler Fitzgerald is close behind at 21.
- Brett Auerbach went 1-for-3 with a walk and his 16th home run of the season. Auerbach has had a rough year, batting just .217, but he has 15 doubles and 16 home runs in 95 games at Double-A. One more, and he’ll match the 17 he had in 87 games last year between San Jose and Eugene.
- Casey Schmitt went 1-for-3 with a walk. In 16 games at Double-A, Schmitt is batting .344/.391/.500 with five doubles, a triple, and one home run.
- It was one of the rough games for Kai-Wei Teng with the start. Teng gave up five runs in 3.0 innings, on four hits and a season-high six walks. Teng now has 144 strikeouts to 71 walks in 119.1 innings this season, but now has a career-high 5.35 ERA.
- Reliever Nick Avila had a good game, going 2.0 shutout innings, striking out four and allowing just one hit. Avila lowered his Double-A ERA to 0.53 after 13 games, and now has 19 strikeouts to five walks in 17.0 innings.
High-A: Eugene 6, Everett 1
- Marco Luciano was grand again, going 1-for-4 with a grand slam for his tenth home run of the Eugene season. It’s his second career grand slam, with his first coming back on August 19th.
- Hayden Cantrelle made his Eugene debut, and had the Ems’ other extra-base hit, going 1-for-2 with his first High-A double and a walk. Cantrelle had a batting line of .279/.450/.450 in San Jose over 35 games, with three doubles, five triples, and two home runs, and 34 walks to 37 strikeouts.
- Luis Matos was the only Emerald with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with two singles. Matos has hit .309 in August, going 30-for-97, and raised his season batting average from .176 to .215 so far in the month.
- Grant McCray went 1-for-2 with two walks, and his second steal at High-A. Through four games at High-A, McCray is 4-for-15 (.267) with three walks to six strikeouts and two steals on two attempts.
- Hunter Bishop made his return as the DH, going 1-for-4. It was Bishop’s first game in Eugene since July 17th, and he had only made a single rehab appearance back on August 15th.
- Jake Wong had the start, allowing just one run in 4.2 innings, on three hits and three walks, with six strikeouts. Wong has allowed one run or less in each of his last four starts, lowering his ERA from 5.45 to 4.68 over that run.
Low-A: Stockton 7, San Jose 6
San Jose Notes:
- Wade Meckler made his San Jose debut, playing left field and batting 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and a stolen base. The 8th round pick hit .289/.460/.395 over 12 games in Arizona with four doubles, and 11 walks to eight strikeouts.
- Victor Bericoto went 2-for-3 with two walks and his 18th double of the season. Bericoto has a .260/.349/.393 batting line, with 18 doubles to 11 home runs on the year.
- Aeverson Arteaga went 1-for-3 with a walk on the day. He was also caught stealing for the fourth time this year. Arteaga has eight steals on 12 attempts on the year, while batting .263/.338/.416.
- Another debut with San Jose was second baseman Diego Velasquez, who went 1-for-4. Velasquez hit .277/.369/.352 in Arizona in the regular season over 52 games.
- It was another rough start for Nick Sinacola, giving up six runs, three earned, on six hits and three walks in 4.1 innings with just three strikeouts. Sinacola has given up seven runs, zero runs, and now six runs over his last three starts. On the year, he has a 3.88 ERA with 114 strikeouts to 37 walks in 99.2 innings.