AAA: Salt Lake 6, Sacramento 5


Sacramento Notes:

  • In his second game with the River Cats, Taylor Jones was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a walk.  Jones debuted originally on Sunday, September 18th, but was removed mid-game after going 0-for-2.  Jones had hit .263/.370/.456 with Triple-A Sugar Land in 74 games there earlier this season before being DFA’d.
  • Steele Walker was 2-for-4 with a double on the day.  In 21 games with Sacramento, he’s batting .233/.282/.356 with three doubles and two home runs.
  • Austin Dean also had two hits, both singles, on a 2-for-4 day.  It’s Dean’s second 2-hit day in a row, raising his batting line to .267/.339/.471 on the year in Sacramento.
  • Zack Littell had the “Start” for Sacramento, who mostly just has bullpen games now, as he struck out three without allowing a baserunner in 2.0 innings.  It’s Littell’s first game without allowing a baserunner since his most recent send-down to Sac, as he’s allowing three runs in 4.0 innings over three games since then.

AA – ELDS: Erie 6, Richmond 2 – Erie wins Series, 2-0


Richmond Notes:

  • Richmond’s season came to an end as they were swept away by Erie, 2 games to none in the first round of the Eastern League playoffs.  Erie took a 1st inning lead of 2-0, but Richmond came back to tie on back-to-back home runs by Ricardo Genovés and Carter Aldrete in the second inning.  However, Richmond only managed two other hits the rest of the game, and after Erie scored three runs in the fifth, that sealed the deal.
  • Ricardo Genovés was 1-for-4 with his home run in his only playoff appearance.  Genovés has been a clutch playoff performer as a pro, as he had two home runs in two games he played for Eugene in the playoffs in 2021 as well.  He finished the season with ten home runs in 91 games, seven of which came in his 53 games played at Double-A.
  • Carter Aldrete had the other home run, going 1-for-3 with a walk.  It caps off a strong season for Aldrete, who had 21 home runs in the regular season, with six coming in 42 games at Double-A after a mid-season promotion.  He finished with a .231/.277/.413 batting line after the promotion.
  • Will Wilson got on base more than any other Squirrel, going 0-for-2 but with three walks.  Overall on the season across Double-A, Triple-A, and Arizona, Wilson finished with 33 walks against 82 strikeouts in 68 games played during an injury shortened season.
  • Starter Keaton Winn struggled with his control in the first inning, walking three and giving up one hit with one strikeout in what would be his only inning of work.  It caps off a season which saw Winn get promoted two times, from Low-A to Double-A.  He finished with a 4.08 ERA overall, and a 4.15 ERA in six starts at Richmond, with 32 walks to 125 strikeouts in 108.0 innings.
  • Nick Avila worked a strong relief stint, going 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out six.  That caps off his breakout season, with a 1.14 ERA in 47 appearances between High-A and Double-A, and 58 strikeouts to 14 walks in 55.1 innings.
  • Meanwhile, Blake Rivera had a rough end to a strong season, giving up three runs on two hits and two walks in 0.2 innings, with a big home run allowed.  Rivera had a 2.70 ERA in 28 games in the regular season, with 48 strikeouts to 23 walks in 46.2 innings, and holding teams to a .182 batting average.