AAA: Sacramento 7, Las Vegas 6


Sacramento Notes:

  • Jose Rojas picked up his 20th home run of the season, and second with Sacramento, while going 1-for-3 with a walk.  Through his six games with Sacramento, going 7-for-23 (.304) with two doubles and two home runs.
  • Jason Vosler picked up his 18th home run in Triple-A while going 1-for-4.  Vosler is having a good September, going 11-for-33 (,333) with two doubles and three home runs.
  • Willie Calhoun also picked up a home run, picking up his 10th home run of the season, and fifth with Sacramento, going 2-for-4.  Calhoun took 41 games in Sacramento to get to five games, but took just 21 games to reach that mark in Round Rock.
  • Jason Krizan went 2-for-4 with his 28th double with Sacramento this year.  Krizan is batting .277/.334/.500 with 28 doubles and 13 home runs in 87 games at Sacramento this year.
  • Starter Wei-Chieh Huang gave up three runs in 2.1 innings on three hits and two walks, with three strikeouts.  It’s the most runs that Huang has allowed since back on June 8th, just before his injury that cost him a month of time.  His ERA bubbles back up to 4.53 in Sacramento, with 75 strikeouts to 28 walks in 59.2 innings.
  • Thomas Szapucki struck out the side in his inning of work in relief without a baserunner.  It’s his second time in a row of striking out the side in his innings of work, although he gave up a hit last time.  In 8.1 innings at Sacramento, Szapucki now has 15 strikeouts to three walks.

AA: Richmond 9, Bowie 6


Richmond Notes:

  • Will Wilson picked up his 9th home run in Richmond, going 2-for-5.  In ten games since the start of September, Wilson went 11-for-37 with a double and a home run, and has eight walks to 12 strikeouts.
  • Casey Schmitt led the Squirrels in hits, going 3-for-5 with all singles.  Schmitt is now 11-for-29 (.379) in seven games since the start of September, with three doubles and two home runs.
  • Armani Smieth went 1-for-3 with a walk and a single.  For Smith, it breaks a 6-game hitless streak, that has seen his batting average from .242 down to .228 over that span.
  • Keaton Winn went 4.1 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk with five strikeouts.  It’s Winn’s first scoreless game in Double-A since he debuted at the level on August 19th.  He has a 3.91 ERA over five games at Richmond, with 21 strikeouts to six walks in 25.1 innings.

High-A: Eugene 9, Vancouver 3


Eugene Notes:

  • Hayden Cantrelle was 1-for-4 with two walks and hit his fourth double at the level, his second straight game with one, plus his third steal at the level.  Cantrelle finishes batting just .214 in Eugene in nine games at the level, and overall hit .238/.401/.414 over four levels, including 28 games at Double-A before joining the Giants.
  • The team’s other extra-base hit was off the bat of Max Wright, as he went 1-for-3 with two walks and his third double with the Emeralds.  Wright has hit .198 in 26 games at Eugene, after hitting .197 games in 29 games at San Jose.
  • Damon Dues walked three times while going 1-for-2 and stealing a base.  The walks give Dues six in five games, against three strikeouts.  Dues finishes with 30 games across Arizona, San Jose and Eugene, Dues has 29 walks to 19 strikeouts.
  • Grant McCray went 1-for-4 with two walks, and stole his eighth base at Eugene.  In his breakout season, McCray finishes Eugene with a .269/.387/.423 batting line in 14 games, after hitting .291/.383/.525 in 106 games in San Jose, and he has in total 43 steals in 53 attempts.
  • Jake Wong gave up two runs in 4.1 innings, on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts.  That ends Wong’s regular season with a 4.52 ERA with 108 strikeouts to 44 walks in 97.2 innings.
  • Eugene finishes with an 81-48 record overall, for a .628 winning percentage.  That’s the third-best full-season record on the season (so far), behind Charleston at .667 (88-44) and Fresno just a nose ahead at .629 (83-49).  One other team could finish ahead of Eugene as Double-A has one more week, and Somerset has a .623 winning percentage at 81-49.
  • Eugene, of course, is headed to the playoffs after winning both halves of the Northwest League, and will go on to play Vancouver beginning on Monday in Eugene for Games 1 & 2 to start the Best-of-5 series, and then continuing for the final three games in Vancouver beginning Friday, September 16th.  Vancouver gets the unusual home field advantage despite being a distant second seed because of PK Park’s commitments to the University of Oregon, which is why the 2021 Championship series did not have any home games in Eugene, as Eugene played two home games in Spokane as a part of that.

Low-A: Fresno 12, San Jose 10


San Jose Notes:

  • Aeverson Arteaga finished out his regular season with a home run, his 14th of the year, going 1-for-5.  Arteaga finishes the year with a .270/.345/.431 and had 35 doubles, two triples, and 14 home runs, with 11 steals in 17 attempts.
  • Wade Meckler was 3-for-4 with a walk, with all singles.  Meckler finishes his 11 games in San Jose with a .439/.540/.683 batting line with seven doubles and one home runs, after hitting .289/.460/.395 with four doubles in 12 games at Arizona.
  • P.J. Hilson finished his season with one more hit, going 1-for-3 with a walk.  Hilson finished 11 games in San Jose hitting .375/.400/.550 with a double and two home runs, after a breakout season in Arizona where he hit .295/.381/.563 with 12 doubles, five triples, and nine home runs.
  • Starter Mikell Manzano finished the wrong way, giving up seven runs in just 0.2 innings, on four hits and three walks with just one strikeout.  Since it was just his second game at Low-A, he finishes with an outsized 23.63 ERA at the level, after having a 3.93 ERA in Arizona over 14 appearances.  Overall, he had 85 strikeouts to 20 walks in 57.2 innings.
  • San Jose will go on to meet Fresno (again) in the first round of the playoffs, after posting a 74-58 record overall this season, the second best in the division (third best overall in the league) behind Fresno’s .629 (83-49).  The first round is a best-of 3 series with Game 1 in San Jose on Tuesday the 13th, with the final two games at Fresno beginning on Thursday the 15th.