AAA: Sacramento 7, Reno 4
- Steele Walker picked up his second home run with Sacramento, and ninth overall this year, going 2-for-4. Walker has struggled with Sacramento, having gone .210/.269/.339 in 18 games with his new team.
- Jason Krizan went 2-for-4 with another home run and a walk. Krizan has hit two home runs in the last three games, four in the month of September, and 15 on the year. He’s one home run away from matching his career high, set last year in 110 games.
- Ford Proctor went 1-for-5 with his third double with Sacramento. In 108 games this year between Sacramento and Durham, he has 10 doubles and 11 home runs.
- There’s just one week left in the regular season, but we have another new debut in Sacramento, Taylor Jones just claimed from the Astros on September 16th, and he went 0-for-2 and was lifted mid-game. Jones hit .263/.370/.456 over 74 games in Sugar Land with 17 doubles and 12 home runs.
- Austin Dean pinch-hit for Jones and went 1-for-3 with a double, his 15th on the year. Dean is batting .263/.337/.469 with 15 doubles, five triples, and 17 home runs on the season.
- Starter Wei-Chieh Huang went 3.0 scoreless innings, with two hits and one walk allowed, but just one strikeout. Huang has a 4.31 ERA with 76 strikeouts to 29 walks in 62.2 innings on the season.
AA: Richmond 3, Erie 1
- Will Wilson’s strong finish to the season continued, as he hit his 12th Double-A home run while going 1-for-3 with a walk. That gives Wilson 13 home runs overall this season, including one while rehabbing in Arizona. He finishes Double-A with a .225/.324/.445 on the year.
- Jacob Heyward finished off his season with his 11th home run, going 1-for-3. That leaves Heyward just one home run short of his season high of 12 (which he’s hit twice). Heyward finishes the year batting .201/.303/.336 over his third season spent in Double-A.
- Shane Matheny went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Matheny finishes his second season in Double-A with a .254/.377/.416 batting line in 93 games at the level, plus a .170/.220/.319 batting line in 15 games at Triple-A during a brief callup.
- Starter Matt Frisbee struck out eight in 5.0 innings, allowing just one run on six hits. Frisbee finishes the season with a 5.16 ERA over 27 games, with 132 strikeouts to 38 walks in 139.2 innings.
- Richmond finishes the second half with a 26-42 record, in 5th place of six teams in the Eastern League Southwest Division. However, they go to the playoffs after winning the first half with a 40-29 record (winning by tiebreaker over Akron). Despite the first half, Richmond’s 66-71 record was 5th of six teams in the Southwest, and 8th of 12 teams overall in the Eastern League.
- The Squirrels will meet Erie, who won the Southwest Division second half title, also by a tiebreaker over Bowie, both having a 41-28 record. The Squirrels will stay in Erie for Game 1 of the Best-of-3 series on Tuesday, 9/20. The series will move back to Richmond for Game 2 on Thursday, with Game 3 if needed on Friday.
- Of the three Giants affiliates that have gone to the playoffs, all three have coincidentally ended the regular season facing the team they would meet in the playoffs.