AAA: Sacramento 2, Tacoma 1


Sacramento Notes:

  • Jason Vosler had his 16th home run of the season on a 1-for-4 day.  It’s Vosler’s second home run in four games.  In 82 games, Vosler is batting .241/.314/.437 with 16 home runs, a triple, and 12 doubles.
  • The other extra base hit was by Yermin Mercedes, who had his third double in Sacramento and his second steal.  Over his last four games, Mercedes has gone 5-for-17 (.294) with two doubles and a home run.  Mercedes actually has a season-high in steals with seven in eight attempts in 49 minor league games between Charlotte and Sacramento, though none in the bigs yet.
  • Sean Hjelle had a strong, but short, start, going 2.0 scoreless innings with five strikeouts, and just two hits and a walk allowed.  The game improves Hjelle’s strikeout rate some, as he now has 80 strikeouts to 38 walks in 97.0 innings in Sacramento.  It was Hjelle’s shortest start in Triple-A this season, but in the hot weather, it’s not a surprise.
  • Norwith Gudino also threw 2.0 scoreless innings, striking out three and walking three.  He has a 9.69 ERA in Sacramento now, with 50 strikeouts to 30 walks in 39.0 innings. 

AA: Harrisburg 8, Richmond 3


Richmond Notes:

  • Tyler Fitzgerald went 1-for-5 with two steals, giving him 20 steals on the season.  With that, Tyler Fitzgerald has become the first ever 20 HR-20 SB performance in Richmond history, though he’s just the third 20-HR player in the team’s history, after David Villar (2021) and Sean Roby (2022).
  • Will Wilson went 1-for-3 with a walk, and his own stolen base, his second in Richmond.  Wilson is batting .246 in Double-A this season.  Overall this season, Wilson has attempted just four steals, going 2-for-3 in Richmond and 0-for-1 in Sacramento.  His season high is eight steals in nine attempts in 2021, all but one in High-A Eugene.
  • Kai-Wei Teng struck out nine in 5.1 innings, but allowing five runs on four hits and four walks.  Teng now has 153 strikeouts to 75 walks in 124.2 innings, which leaves him 12 strikeouts behind the Richmond single-season record of 165, set by Eric Surkamp in 2011.  Teng likely has two more starts left in the regular season to break it.

High-A: Eugene 3, Everett 2


Eugene Notes:

  • Max Wright was the hero, hitting a bottom of the 9th, 3-run home run to give the Emeralds a walk-off win.  He was 3-for-4 overall with a double to go with the home run.  Wright has four home runs and two doubles in 23 games with Eugene this season, in addition to a home run and six doubles in 29 games at San Jose.
  • Carter Williams went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.  Williams continues to do well in his return to Eugene.  Over his last three games, he’s gone 6-for-12, though all with singles, and no walks.  
  • Jake Wong started the game with three shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks, with three strikeouts.  It’s Wong’s first game without allowing a run in his last four, although he’s continued to lower his ERA from 5.17 to 4.53 in that stretch.  

Low-A: San Jose 7, Stockton 5


San Jose Notes:

  • P.J. Hilson had another strong game for San Jose.  He led the Giants by going 3-for-5 with his second home run at Low-A.  In five games at San Jose, he’s gone 7-for-17 (.412) with two home runs.
  • Ronaldo Flores went 1-for-3 with a walk and his fifth home run at San Jose.  It was just Flores’ 19th game at the level, and first since August 30th.
  • Damon Dues continues to show off his plate discipline, going 1-for-3 with two walks and a triple, his first at San Jose.  Dues now has 19 walks to four strikeouts in 13 games at San Jose.
  • Starter Nick Sinacola gave up one run in 3.0 innings in the heat of Stockton, allowing four hits and two walks to two strikeouts.  It was a good bounceback for Sinacola, who gave up six runs in 4.1 innings in his last game.
  • Willian Suarez struck out six in 2.0 innings, with only one hit allowed.  Suarez has gone 2.0 innings in his each of the last three games, and has struck out 16 of the 21 batters he has faced.  In San Jose, he has 31 strikeouts to nine walks in 13.0 innings.