San Jose had their first playoff game, but an early lead evaporated far too quickly as Modesto made it exciting.  Meanwhile, Victor Bericoto reached double-digit home runs in Richmond as their playoff push continues, and Marco Luciano returns to action, but wasn’t up to speed.

AAA: Sugar Land 8, Sacramento 1


Top Sacramento Performances:

  • Half of Sacramento’s hits in this game came from center fielder Tyler Fitzgerald, who went 2-for-3 with a walk.  Fitzgerald upped his batting line to .283/.351/.495 with 41 walks to 102 strikeouts in 96 games.

  • Second baseman Brett Wisely had a perfect on-base day, going 1-for-1 with two walks.  In 57 games with the River Cats, Wisely has 40 walks to 61 strikeouts, and a batting line of .289/.420/.479.
  • Shortstop Marco Luciano made his return, and he wasn’t quite up to speed, literally.  He went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts, and his first one came on a pitch timer violation.  It lowers his Triple-A numbers to .224/.396/.388 with five walks to 18 strikeouts in 13 games.

  • The best Sacramento pitcher came from reliever Chris Wright, who struck out four in 1.1 innings, with one hit and two walks, but no runs allowed.  Wright now has 64 strikeouts but also 45 walks in 44.2 innings, and a 5.04 ERA in 39 games at Triple-A.

Other Notable Lines:

  • RF Heliot Ramos: 1-4, 3 K
  • SP Tristan Beck: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
  • RP Drew Strotman: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

AA: Richmond 4, Erie 3


Top Richmond Performances:

  • Right fielder Victor Bericoto went 2-for-4 with a home run, his tenth in Double-A.  Overall, Bericoto has 26 home runs after hitting 16 in 71 games at Eugene.  Bericoto has a batting line of .233/.285/.465 with eight home runs, a triple, and ten home runs in Richmond.

  • First baseman Brady Whalen went 1-for-4 with a home run of his own.  It’s his fifth home run in Double-A over 34 games, and sixth overall including ten games of his in the ACL.  Whalen’s hitting .276/.319/.457 at Richmond.

  • The other Squirrel home run came from Will Wilson, who went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.  It was Wilson’s fifth home run in Richmond, and 18th overall including Triple-A.  Wilson is hitting .214/.272/.373 as a Squirrel.

  • Richmond starter Carson Seymour gave up just one run in 5.0 innings, allowing four hits, one walks, and one balk, with five strikeouts.  It lowered his season ERA under 4, as it hit 3.99, and he now has 114 strikeouts to 43 walks in 112.2 innings.
  • With the win, and a Bowie loss (as they fall behind Altoona in the overall season standings), Richmond’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 2.

Other Notable Lines:

  • LF Ismael Munguia: 1-4, 1 R
  • C Andy Thomas: 1-3, 1 BB
  • RP Hunter Dula: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB< 0 K
  • RP Tyler Myrick: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

High-A: Season Concluded

Low-A North Division Series Game 1 (Best of 3): Modesto 6, San Jose 5 (10 Innings)


Top San Jose Performances:

  • The top San Jose hitter was right fielder Scott Bandura, who went 2-for-5 with two doubles, knocking in one run and scoring another.  In 23 games at San Jose at the end of the season, Bandura hit .241/.364/.405 with five doubles, one triple, and two home runs.
  • Third baseman Justin Wishkoski went 1-for-5 with an RBI double of his own.  He had 12 games in San Jose at the end of the season, with one double and one home run, hitting .209/.346/.302.
  • Shortstop Cole Foster went 2-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts.  Foster played in 25 games at San Jose, with four doubles and four home runs, hitting .230/.306/.390.
  • Center fielder Turner Hill went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk, and a HBP.  Hill spent much of the season at San Jose, hitting .278/.374/.370 in 74 games at San Jose, with 19 doubles and three triples, but no home runs.
  • RP Tyler Vogel had a mixed game, giving up two key runs late in the game over 3.0 innings off of two hits and a walk, but also striking out seven.  Vogel had a 4.27 ERA in the regular season with 89 strikeouts and 34 walks in 65.1 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • 2B Diego Velasquez: 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • 1B Dilan Rosario: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K, 1 2B
  • SP Manuel Mercedes: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP
  • RP Marques Johnson: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K