AAA: Las Vegas 8, Sacramento 1
- In his 22nd game with Sacramento, Ford Proctor finally hit his first double for the team, going 2-for-4. Proctor also has five home runs in those 22 games. In 76 games at Durham, he had seven doubles and six home runs.
- Jason Vosler went 1-for-3 with his 13th double in Triple-A. Over his last five games, Vosler has gone 9-for-22 (.409) with two doubles and two home runs. Overall, he’s batting .241 this season with 13 doubles, a triple, and 16 home runs.
- Willie Calhoun was 1-for-3 with a walk and his 10th double of the season, and ninth with Sacramento. Calhoun has hit those nine in 37 games, while he had just one with his previous Triple-A team, Round Rock, in 21 games there.
- Starter Wei-Chieh Huang had a strong game, striking out seven while allowing just one run on two hits in 5.0 innings. Huang now has 72 strikeouts to 26 walks in 57.1 innings at Sacramento, with a 4.24 ERA.
AA: Richmond 7, Bowie 3
- Shane Matheny went 2-for-4 with a walk and his 12th home run in Richmond. Matheny has gone 4-for-18 (.222) since the start of September, but has two home runs and a walk in that span.
- Casey Schmitt’s assault on Double-A continues, as he went 2-for-5 with his ninth double in Richmond. He now has hits in six straight games, going 10-for-23 (.435) with four doubles and two home runs, and is now hitting .369/.411/.607 as a Squirrel in just over a month of games.
- Tyler Fitzgerald went 2-for-4 with a walk. Fitzgerald hit .312/.359/.548 in August to come alive this season, and has continued it so far in September, batting .353/.389/.471 over the first five games.
- Starter Keaton Winn gave up two runs in 5.0 innings, on six hits, one walk, a wild pitch and a HBP, while striking out five. Through four starts in Richmond, Winn has a 4.71 ERA with 16 strikeouts to five walks in 21.0 innings. Overall this year across three levels, he has 117 strikeouts to 31 walks in 98.2 innings.
High-A: Eugene 8, Vancouver 5
- Jared Dupere was the most impactful hitter for the Emeralds, going 2-for-4 with his 1st High-A home run and third High-A double, as well as his first steal at the level. Overall, Dupere has 15 home runs on the season, with four in 17 games in the ACL, ten in 32 games in San Jose, and now one in eight games at Eugene.
- Hunter Bishop led the team in hits, going 4-for-5 with all singles, and stealing three bases to give him 20 on the season. That’s 20 steals in 22 attempts over 82 games for Bishop. It was also Bishop’s first 4-hit game of his career.
- Grant McCray was 2-for-4 with a walk and a steal, his fourth at the level. The hits are McCray’s first in four games, and raise his Northwest League batting average from .194 to .229
- Starter Carson Seymour didn’t have a good outing after he struck out 13 last time out, giving up five runs, three earned, in 5.0 innings, on seven hits and two walks, while striking out five. Through six games with his new team, Seymour has 43 strikeouts to ten walks in 29.1 innings, and a 3.99 ERA.
- Brooks Crawford struck out the side in relief in his inning of work without allowing a baserunner. Crawford now has 64 strikeouts to 20 walks in 55.2 innings.
Low-A: Fresno 12, San Jose 6
San Jose Notes:
- Yorlis Rodriguez had the team’s biggest hit, going 1-for-5 with his 16th home run of the season. Rodriguez is batting .260/.291/.431 with 20 doubles, two triples, and 16 home runs on the season.
- Wade Meckler was 1-for-3 with a double and two walks. The double was Meckler’s fifth in six games at San Jose. He’s batting .421/.560/.684 at San Jose since his late promotion.
- Aeverson Arteaga also went 1-for-3 with two walks. Arteaga is batting .268/.343/.423 on the season, with 47 walks to 151 strikeouts in 118 games this season.
- Seth Lonsway had a tough game, giving up seven runs in 3.0 innings, on two walks and seven hits, three of which were home runs. That’s nearly half the total home runs Lonsway has allowed this season (8) in 94.1 innings this year. Lonsway’s ERA jumped from 3.55 to 4.10 on the year.
- By losing this game, San Jose clinched a playoff spot. The win meant that Fresno clinched both the first and second half titles, eliminating Modesto. That means the second playoff spot from the division goes to the second-best full-season record, which is San Jose’s. Fresno will then stay in San Jose once the regular season ends to start the best-of-3 division series in San Jose, before the games 2 and 3 (if needed) would be played in Fresno. The two teams played for the Low-A West League Championship in 2021, when it was just a single playoff round.