AAA: Salt Lake 7, Sacramento 2
- Bryce Johnson went 3-for-5 to lead Sacramento in hitting, as he had his 10th double with Sacramento and picked up his 30th steal. That steal matches his 2021 total he had with Sacramento, and is one short of his 2018 career-high. Johnson’s batting line in Triple-A is .292/.370/.399, and he has ten doubles, three triples, and five home runs over 89 games.
- Austin Dean picked up his 16th double of the season, going 2-for-5 on the day. Dean now has 16 doubles to 17 home runs and five triples, with a batting line of .265/.337/.471 over 110 games with Sacramento.
- Jason Vosler also had multiple hits, going 2-for-4. Vosler has had a tough year after his big 2021 with Sacramento, and in 94 games has a .242/.311/.433 batting line. In 2021, he had a .295/.385/.529 line across 72 games in Sacramento.
- Starter Jonathan Bermudez went 3.0 innings, giving up a run on three hits, two walks, and a HBP, with four strikeouts. It was Bermudez’s fourth game with the River Cats this season, where he has a 10.24 ERA, after he had a 8.96 ERA in 19 games with Triple-A Sugar Land.
AA: ELDS Game 1 – Erie 9, Richmond 3 – Erie leads the Best-of-3 series 1-0
- Kyle Harrison started Richmond’s first playoff game, and it was a mixed day. He took the loss after giving up two runs in 3.0 innings, off of four hits and a walk. But in those three innings, he struck out nine. Not a single out was made in the field. That was fitting for Harrison, who struck out 186 in 113.0 innings this season, the second-most in all the minors.
- The big hit early for Richmond was by Brandon Martorano, whose 2nd inning home run gave the Squirrels an early lead. He was 1-for-2 with two walks on the day. Martorano had 10 home runs in the regular aseason, with just 39 walks to 120 strikeouts in 93 games.
- Tyler Fitzgerald was just 1-for-5, but the one was a triple. Fitzgerald had three triples, along with 20 doubles and 21 home runs in 125 games in the regular season while batting .229/.310/.424.
- Casey Schmitt was 2-for-4 with a double in the game, so he kept up his fantastic Double-A debut. In 29 games after getting called up, Schmitt hit .342/.378/.517 at Richmond, with ten doubles, one triple, and three home runs.
- Marco Luciano made his Double-A debut, getting called up for the playoffs. Hitting as the DH, Luciano was 1-for-4 and had one of the team’s two RBI. Luciano finished High-A with a .263/.339/.459 batting line in just 57 games at the level after missing a huge chunk of the year with injury.
- Reliever Chris Wright threw 1.2 scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing just one hit. In the regular season, Wright had a 3.86 ERA over 41 appearances, with 76 strikeouts to 35 walks.
- Reliever Blake Rivera was in for just 0.2 innings, but he struck out both batters he faced. In 28 games this season, Rivera had a 2.70 ERA with 48 strikeouts to 23 walks in 46.2 innings.