AAA: Sacramento 10, Tacoma 8
- In just his second game with the River Cats, Drew Jackson had a huge impact. He went 2-for-5, hitting a solo home run in the second inning, and a 2-run walk-off home run in the 9th inning to win the game. Williams is 2-for-7 (.286) in two games at Sacramento. The Giants signed Jackson on Thursday, August 4th after the A’s released him just before the end of July.
- Ford Proctor picked up his first home run with Sacramento in his third game, going 3-for-4 with a walk. Proctor’s gone 3-for-10 (.300) with the home run as his only extra-base hit in Sacramento. He had six home runs in 79 games at Durham previously this season.
- Back in Triple-A, David Villar went 2-for-4 with a walk and his 22nd home run in Triple-A in his second game since his return. Villar has a Triple-A line of .284/.410/.636, after going .175/.338/.236 in the Majors.
- Tristan Beck took the start, giving up two runs in 5.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits, two of them being home runs, with a walk to five strikeouts. Back now has 96 strikeouts to 31 walks in 95.1 innings.
- Thomas Szapucki had a rough game, only getting two outs (both strikeouts) while giving up two hits, a walk, and an error of his own, leading to two unearned runs. He’s given up five hits and a walk in 1.2 innings, with four strikeouts.
- Scott Alexander made his Sacramento debut, going 1.1 innings and striking out while getting the win by pitching the final 1.1 innings. Alexander left the Dodgers after 2021 and missed most of 2021, and returned to action on July 16th with three games in Arizona, and then three games at San Jose.
AA: Richmond 19, New Hampshire 1
- Brett Auerbach had a huge day, going 4-for-6 with a home run and three doubles. It’s Auerbach’s second 4-hit game in the last five, and his fourth home run in the last six, as he’s raised his batting average from .192 to .211 here late in the season. He now has 12 doubles and 14 home runs in 80 games.
- Tyler Fitzgerald went 2-for-6 with his 18th home run of the season. Fitzgerald now has a 9-game hitting streak, having gone 13-for-36 (.361) with three home runs and a double with one walk to nine strikeouts.
- Riley Mahan picked up his first home run in Double-A this season after five games, and it was a grand slam in the first inning. Mahan has a batting line of .273/.385/.545 through those five games with Richmond, with the home run as his only extra-base hit.
- Carter Aldrete hit his third home run with Richmond, his second in as many games, and all three coming in the last five games. Through 11 games in Double-A, Aldrete has gone .225/.238/.475 with a double, three home runs, and a walk against 12 strikeouts.
- Jacob Heyward hit the fifth home run for the Squirrels, going 1-for-3 with a walk. It was Heyward’s fifth of the season in 76 games. Last year, he had a career-high-tying 12 home runs in 74 games.
- Jake Dahlberg looked strong for the second straight game, going 5.0 scoreless innings while giving up two hits and two walks while striking out five. It’s the second straight scoreless start for Dahlberg, who has lowered his ERA from 4.54 to 4.06.
High-A: Eugene 12, Spokane 5
- Jairo Pomares had another big game, going 3-for-4 with a walk, hitting his 12th home run and 17th doubles in High-A. Pomares is having a great August, having gone 12-for-25 (.480) with three doubles and two home runs, and three walks to seven strikeouts.
- Luis Matos went 2-for-5, picking up his eighth home run and tenth double in High-A. In six games so far in August, Matos has three multi-hit games, but also two games without hits, so he’s gone just 7-for-27 (.259), but with three doubles and two home runs.
- Patrick Bailey got his ninth double and tenth home run while going 2-for-4 with a walk. He’s got a batting line of .211/.331/.394 on the season now after 68 games.
- Jimmy Glowenke went 2-for-5 with his eighth double and eighth home run of the season. For the month of August, Glowenke has also had a strong start, going 7-for-22 (.318) with two doubles and two home runs.
- Trade deadline acquisition Nick Zwack made his Giants organization debut, giving up four runs in 4.0 innings, on seven hits and three walks, with two strikeouts. Zwack had a 1.84 ERA in Brooklyn, the Mets’ High-A affiliate, over 14 games there.
- Reliever Ty Weber struck out two in his inning of work, without allowing a baserunner. Weber has not allowed an earned run in his last four games, after giving up four earned runs in his return back to High-A after a brief 2-game stint in Richmond.
Low-A: Fresno 8, San Jose 4
San Jose Notes:
- Aeverson Arteaga went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, as he now has 27 on the season. It’s Arteaga’s first multi-hit game since July 22nd. Arteaga now has a .261/.333/.417 batting line with 27 doubles, two triples and ten home runs.
- Jared Dupere got his second double with San Jose, while also going 2-for-5. Dupere now has more games in San Jose (18) than he had in Arizona (17), and has a .310/.380/.592 batting line with the Giants.
- Matt Mikulski went 3.0 scoreless innings in the start, striking out four with two hits and a walk. It was Mikulski’s first start since June 26th, and interestingly came after he gave up eight runs in 1.1 innings in relief in his last appearance.