Only two games today in the Giants farm, and the teams combined for exactly one run.  But the big news of the day is catcher Joey Bart exiting his game in Sacramento after taking a foul ball to the mask.

AAA: Sugar Land 7, Sacramento 0


Top Sacramento Performances:

  • The big news in this Sacramento shellacking was Joey Bart.  With two out in the top of the 3rd inning, Joey Bart took a foul ball off his mask and was visibly shaken up.  Although Bart would tell the trainer he was okay and stayed in to finish the inning, Bart was lifted in the 4th inning.  Giants big league catcher Patrick Bailey recently missed some time with a concussion, so this could be a concern.
  • Most of the Cats offense came from Brett Wisely, who went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Wisely is hitting .286/.420/.483 for Sacramento, with 20 doubles, a triple, and six home runs, plus 44 walks to 63 strikeouts in 61 games.  
  • The other Sacramento hit came from Wade Meckler, who went 1-for-4 with a walk.  That’s a down day for Meckler, whose batting line dropped to .259/.468/.531, with his 13th walks to go with 16 strikeouts in 19 games at Sacramento.
  • The only Sacramento pitcher who didn’t allow any runs, was Raymond Burgos, who had a scoreless 1.1 innings, with one walks and two strikeouts.  Burgos has struggled in nine games since getting called up to Triple-A, with a 7.04 ERA and 13 strikeouts to seven walks in 15.1 innings.  He had a 2.17 ERA in 26 relief appearances at Double-A.

Other Notable Lines:

  • DH Armando Alvarez: 0-1, 3 BB
  • SS Marco Luciano: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
  • SP Tristan Beck: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 2 HR
  • RP Drew Strotman: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

AA: Richmond 1, Erie 0


Top Richmond Performances:

  • Third baseman Carter Aldrete went 1-for-4 with a double, plus had an error.  It is his 21st double in 104 games for Richmond, to go with 13 home runs.  His batting line is at .223/.282/.384.
  • Left fielder Ismael Munguia was the only Squirrel with multiple hits, as he went 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.  That ups his batting line to .282/.356/.391 after 75 games in Double-A, and he has 24 walks to just 45 strikeouts.
  • Starter Wil Jensen went up 4.0 shutout innings, allowing only one hit while striking out two.  It was just Jensen’s fourth start of the season, and he lowered his ERA to 2.53 with it.  He’s got 93 strikeouts to 41 walks in 89.0 innings.
  • Reliever Blake Rivera had a solid scoreless inning, striking out two while allowing only one hit.  It’s Rivera’s first game in over two weeks, after a rough September when he allowed seven runs in his final five games before the time away, for whichever reason it was.  He lowered his ERA to 4.93 with this game, and has 57 strikeouts to 41 walks in 45.2 innings. 

Other Notable Lines:

  • CF Shane Matheny: 1-4, 1 K
  • 2B Jimmy Glowenke: 1-4, 1 K
  • RP Hunter Dula: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RP Evan Gates: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

High-A: Season Over

Low-A: Season Over