AAA: Reno 9, Sacramento 2
- Jason Krizan had Sacramento’s biggest hit, with a 2-run home run in the 4th for his 14th home run on a 1-for-4 day. That now gives Krizan three home runs in the month of September, though he’s gone just 7-for-36 (.194) in nine games this month.
- Ford Proctor was 1-for-3 with a walk and a double, his second with the River Cats and ninth overall in the season. Proctor now has five home runs to two doubles in 27 games in Sacramento, for a .253/.384/.440 batting line…well above the .213/.329/.306 he had for Durham in 79 games before the trade.
- Heliot Ramos picked up another double on a 1-for-4 day, for his second double in as many days, though also his only ones so far in September. Ramos now has 15 doubles on the year to go with nine home runs and a triple in 101 games.
- Ronnie Williams got hit hard on the mound, giving up eight runs, seven earned on six hits, three walks, a HBP, and a wild pitch in 4.0 innings. It was easily his worst game in Sacramento, and gives him a 7.71 ERA with the team over eight appearances, 25.2 innings.
AA: Richmond 10, Erie 3
- Ricardo Genovés had a career day, going 2-for-3 with a walk in a rare 2-HR game, his first of the season. This gives Genovés ten home runs this season, with seven in Richmond and three in Sacramento. Genovés had 14 in 109 games last season.
- Carter Aldrete led the potent Richmond offense in hits, going 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles, plus a walk. Aldrete now has eight doubles and five home runs in 40 games with Richmond, and has a batting line of .234/.282/.401.
- Brett Auerbach led off the game with his 17th home run, and went 2-for-5 on the day. It was Auerbach’s second 2-hit game in a row since returning from injury. Auerbach is finishing the year strong despite missing two weeks with injury, having gone 27-for-87 (.310) since the start of August, with six doubles and six home runs.
- Riley Mahan went 2-for-4 with a home run, his third in Richmond, and a double, his fourth. Through 21 games in Richmond, Mahan has a batting line of .288/.403/.542.
- Kai-Wei Teng struck out nine in 7.0 innings and set the new Richmond single-season strikeout record, now with 169. Overall, Teng allowed two runs on two hits and four walks. The previous record was 165, set by Eric Surkamp in 2011. Teng’s new record is now 169.
High-A: Game 3-Eugene 9, Vancouver 7 (10 Innings) – Eugene Sweeps the Series, 3-0!
- Eugene won the Northwest League Championship, sweeping away Vancouver with a thrilling win. Eugene gave up three runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to fall behind 6-4, but in the top of the 9th, Luis Toribio doubled and Hayden Cantrelle walked ahead of Grant McCray, who hit a 3-run homer to put Eugene up 7-6. Vacouver tied it up in the bottom of the 9th, and with two out in the 10th, Jimmy Glowenke hit a 2-run home run to put Eugene up for good.
- Jimmy Glowenke’s winning home run was his first of the playoffs, as he went 2-for-5 on the day. Overall, he was 3-for-12 in the playoffs, with two walks to five strikeouts. He’d had 12 home runs in 75 games at Eugene in the regular season, missing a lot of time due to injuries.
- Luis Toribio was 2-for-4 with a home run and a double on the day. Toribio went 4-for-12 in the playoffs, with two doubles and the home runs, plus one walk to four strikeouts. He finished the season with a new career-high in home runs with 21 over 111 games.
- Grant McCray was 1-for-5 with his home run, also his first in the playoffs. McCray went 4-for-14 (.286) in the playoffs with the home run as his only extra-base hit. That ends his breakout season, in which he had 23 doubles, nine triples, and 23 home runs in 120 games between San Jose and Eugene.
- Starter Nick Zwack allowed three runs in 4.0 innings, off of six hits and a walk while striking out five. Zwack had a 3.99 ERA for Eugene in six regular season starts after he was traded to the Giants, and overall had a 2.81 ERA between Low-A and High-A in his first full season. He struck out 132 to 34 walks in 105.2 innings.
- This is Eugene’s second straight title, though they technically were the “High-A West” champs in 2021. It’s the team’s eighth title in its 65 year history, and second time going back-to-back (1974-1975).