With only two teams still playing, things were a bit slow (including my post…sorry it’s so late), but that’s okay.  Except for the pitchers, as both Teng and Murphy suffered.  But there was one new Double-A debut to look at!

AAA: Sacramento 8, Sugar Land 4


Top Sacramento Performances:

  • Armando Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a home run.  After only 77 games, Alvarez is one home run shy of his previous season-high of 18 home runs, that he had in 2022 at Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.  Alvarez is hitting .314/.373/.588 on the season, with 14 doubles, a triple, and 17 home runs in Sacramento.
  • The other River Cats home run was off the bat of Donovan Walton, who was 2-for-4.  That’s Walton’s fourth home run in 26 games at Sacramento as he’s come back from injury.  Walton’s batting line is at .225/.303/.400.
  • Kai-Wei Teng was on the down again this week, giving up four runs in 4.2 innings, off of four hits, six walks, and a HBP, with just three strikeouts.  Teng’s Triple-A ERA rose to 3.79 after this game, and he now has 90 strikeouts to 44 walks in 73.2 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • LF Wade Meckler: 1-4, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 2B (3)
  • 3B David Villar: 1-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 2B (13)
  • DH Marco Luciano: 0-2, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K
  • RP Randy Rodriguez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

AA: Erie 10, Richmond 2


Top Richmond Performances:

  • Third baseman Carter Aldrete led the team in hitting, going 2-for-3 with a double.  That gives Aldrete 20 doubles on the season, and his batting line is up to .223/.282/.383.
  • Left fielder Ismael Munguia had the team’s other extra-base hit, going 1-for-4 with a double, and a stolen base.  Munguia has 14 doubles and six home runs in 74 games at Double-A this season, and is now up to 16 steals in 20 attempts this season, and a batting line of .279/.353/.390.
  • It was a really difficult game for Ryan Murphy, as he allowed seven runs in 3.2 innings, allowing four hits, five walks, a HBP and two wild pitches.  That pushes his ERA up to 4.26 on the season, with 107 strikeouts to 51 walks in 107.1 innings.
  • Making his Double-A debut, Will Kempner gave up one run on 1.2 innings, allowing three hits and two walks with two strikeouts.  Kempner had a 2.91 ERA as a reliever in Eugene ahead of this promotion, with 47 strikeouts to 13 walks in 34.0 innings.

Other Notable Lines:

  • 1B Logan Wyatt: 1-3
  • SS Will Wilson: 1-4, 1 K
  • RP Mat Olsen: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
  • RP Tyler Myrick: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB< 0 K

High-A: Season Over

Low-A: Season Over