Trenton Brooks isn’t just hitting home runs against his old team in Las Vegas, as he hit another today for Sacramento, and this one was a Grand Slam.  David Villar also had a no-doubter, and Ismael Munguia led Richmond with hits and steals as Richmond is on the verge of the playoffs.

AAA: Sacramento 11, Sugar Land 5


Top Sacramento Performances:

  • Third baseman David Villar went 1-for-4 with a home run, walking once and striking out three times.  It’s Villar’s 15th home run in Triple-A after 67 games, and 20th home run overall including five in the big leagues.  Villar’s got a Triple-A batting line of .268/.364/.490.

  • First baseman Trenton Brooks went 2-for-5 with a grand slam.  After a hot week in Las Vegas, Brooks has kept up his power run with his sixth home run in 16 games with Sacramento.  He now has 22 home runs overall.  With the Cats, he’s hitting .250/.387/.583.

  • Right fielder Brett Wisely also had a home run, on a 1-for-5 day.  It’s just Wisely’s sixth in 58 games at Triple-A.  He’s hitting .287/.416/.487 with 19 doubles, one triple, and six home runs, and 40 walks to 62 strikeouts.

  • Left fielder Heliot Ramos went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk as he finishes out a good season.  Ramos now has 14 doubles in 56 games at Sacramento, along with three triples and 12 home runs, and he has a batting line of .322/.398/.595.
  • Shorstop Tyler Fitzgerald also went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk, and added a steal.  He has now notched 20 doubles in 97 games at Sacramento, with four triples and 19 home runs.  He’s hitting .285/.354/.498 at the level, now with 25 steals in 28 attempts.
  • Starting pitcher Miguel Yajure gave up no earned runs, but did allow four unearned ones, on three hits and two waslk in 5.0 innings, while striking out two.  He has a 6.24 ERA in Sacramento now, with 59 strikeouts to 30 walks in 57.2 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • DH Marco Luciano: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K
  • C Ricardo Genovés: 1-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
  • CF Wade Meckler: 1-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB (1)
  • RP Randy Rodriguez: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 0 K
  • RP Nick Avila: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • RP Erik Miller: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

AA: Richmond 6, Erie 3


Top Richmond Performances:

  • Catcher Brandon Martorano went 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk.  Martorano is hitting just .195/.326/.315 on the season, but now has six home runs, one triple, and four doubles in 65 games.

  • Left fielder Ismael Munguia went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a HBP, and two stolen bases.  That upped his batting line to .284/.358/.394 in Double-A, with 13 doubles to go with six home runs, and he now has 15 steals in 19 attempts after 72 games at the level.

  • Right fielder Victor Bericoto went 1-for-3 with a walk, hitting a double.  That’s his ninth double at Double-A after 48 games, and 21st double overall this season.  He’s hitting .234/.289/.469 as a Squirrel.

  • Reliever Spencer Bivens took the lion’s share of the innings, throwing 6.0 shutout innings, giving up just two hits, two walks, and one HBP while striking out six.  It lowered Bivens ERA at Double-A to 3.69 after 27 games, mostly in relief, with 72 strikeouts to 34 walks in 78.0 innings.
  • The win puts Richmond on the verge of a playoff spot.  All they need is one more win or a Bowie loss and they will be confirmed for the Eastern League playoffs.

Other Notable Lines:

  • 3B-1B Brady Whalen: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 2B (7)
  • DH Yoshi Tsutsugo: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • SP Nick Zwack: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

High-A: Season Ended

Low-A: Playoffs – Day Off – Modesto Leads Best-of-3 Series 1-0