|Erik Cordier, W, 1-1||2.0||0||0||0||1||2||0||0||0||1.61|
The RiverCats knocked out 20 hits in this 15-inning game to Salt Lake's 8, but with only three extra-base hits (all doubles), they weren't able to score enough. Down 3-0 going into the 8th, back to back doubles by Kevin Frandsen and Adam Duvall, along with a two-out wild pitch, got Sacramento on the door. In the bottom of the ninth, a Ryan Lollis sacrifice fly tied the game. The bullpen held on until the 15th, when Adam Duvall came up with the bases loaded.
Duvall came through, and singled to win the game.
Duvall led the hit parade with four, including one of the team's three doubles. It was his first game with multiple hits since June 13th, having gone 8-for-62 (.129) in the 15 games since then. Frankness has been on the opposite side of streaks, having gone 12-for-26 (.462) over his last five games. Mac Williamson picked up his first multi-hit game since arriving on the Triple-A scene. While he's only hitting .208 in 6 games, he's already collected six walks and seven strikeouts in just 23 plate appearances. Jarrett Parker had just one hit today, but it's the first game he's received multiple plate appearances in the last four games for various reasons.
Jack Snodgrass had a decent outing for his first Triple-A start, after five relief appearances since his promotion. He's giving up a .270 batting average since joining Sacramento, however. Brett Bochy bounced back nicely from giving up three runs in an inning in his last appearance, going for easily his longest appearance of the season. Erik Cordier picked up the relief win, his first of the season. Cordier's picked up four saves in his last ten games, pitching near the end of games.
As you can see, Adam Duvall picked up an invite to the Triple-A All-Star Game. Duvall is second in the Pacific Coast League with 16 home runs, one behind Jon Singleton.
|Kyle Crick, H, 1||0.2||1||1||1||3||1||0||0||0||3.16|
Richmond found themselves on the losing end of a crazy, 13-inning game that saw them use 8 pitchers, including Kyle Crick in relief. The unusual game began with Pedro Rodriguez, who made his second start of the season. His previous start went five innings, but today, he went only one inning. Joan Gregorio took over in relief, nearly matching his season-high. From there, however, it was patchwork. Kyle Crick started the fifth inning, however he walked three batters while notching just two outs, and didn't last the inning.
The offense was centered around Rando Moreno, whose two-run homer in the first inning put the Squirrels up. On top of getting on base five times, he added his sixth stolen base of the season. The 23-year old's home run was his first of the year. Austin Slater had collected only one hit in his first three games in Double-A, but he got on base four times in this extra-inning game. And despite 44 strikeouts in 250 at-bats in San Jose, he's struck out only three times so far in Double-A. Hunter Cole had another two-hit game, and picked up his second extra-base hit in Richmond, after picking up a triple yesterday.
— Squirrels Baseball (@GoSquirrels) July 1, 2015
In other Richmond news, the Squirrels will have four players in the Eastern League All-Star Game. Pitchers Kelvin Marte and Joe Biagini, shortstop Rando Moreno, and first baseman Ricky Oropesa will be at the game. So will manager Jose Alguacil and hitting coach Kenny Joyce. The Richmond coaching staff will handle the Western Division's squad due to the team being the Western Division champions in 2014, even the Alguacil is in his first year in Richmond. Also, the Richmond stadium debate is getting more and more bitter.
|Keury Mella, L, 3-2||3.0||4||3||3||2||0||0||0||3||3.26|
It may have been in vane, but Christian Arroyo followed up his five-hit performance by getting on base three times, with a double and his third home run of the season. With that, he's got an .868 OPS on the season. The only other performer on offense with more than one hit was Jeff Kobernus, the former Washington National who's batting .308 in six games with San Jose.
Keury Mella had his shortest start since the end of May, being unable to strikeout anyone for the first time this season. Relieving him, Luis Ysla didn't do much better. Isle has giving up a 2.37 WHIP and a .378 batting average to opposing hitters this year.
Missed in yesterday's quick recap, a story about Arroyo's five-hit night, from milb.com.
|SS||Jeremy Sy||4||0||2||2||2||0||0||0||1||1||0||.245||1 HBP|
|D.J. Snelten, W, 1-2||7.0||9||2||2||1||11||0||1||0||3.42|
|Raymundo Montero, H, 6||1.0||2||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||1.74|
|Carlos Diaz, S, 1||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0||1||0||2.22|
A late rally helped push the GreenJackets over the Sand Gnats. Tied at two in the eighth, Brennan Metger hit a one-out triple and scored on a wild pitch to give Augusta the lead. In the ninth, a pair of RBI singles by Ryan Jones and Metzler gave Augusta more than enough insurance for the win. Metzger has skipped around the system, making a total of 23 appearances between San Jose, Salem-Keizer and Augusta, but his triple was the first of the year at any level. Jeremy Sy didn't have a big part in the end of the game, but his two doubles gave him six on the season, and he now has 11 stolen bases in 14 attempts. Nolan Arenado's little brother has been hitting only .186 over his past ten games, but he got his second two-hit game in that time.
D.J. Snelten hit a season-high with 7 innings, but also gave up a season high in hits, and also hit a season-high in strikeouts. He now has 31 strikeouts and just six walks in 26.1 innings this season. Raymundo Montero continued his good season, with a .214 average allowed. Carlos Diaz picked up his season's first save. He has 41 strikeouts and just six walks in 28 1/3 innings in Augusta this year.
Augusta LHP D.J. Snelten struck out 11 in 7 IP at Savannah tonight. Interesting arm with some upside.— David Lee (@David11Lee) July 2, 2015
|Andrew Leenhouts, W, 2-1||5.2||10||4||4||2||3||0||1||1||2.41|
|Caleb Smith, S, 2||1.0||1||1||1||1||2||0||0||1||9.00|
Miguel Gomez has been one of the Volcanoes' most consistent contact hitters so far this season, though he's only drawn one walk in 13 games, and has only a .392 slugging percentage. Julio Pena's triple was the only extra-base hit for the Volcanoes in the win. On the other side, Chris Shaw had his second hitless game since starting his career. He's now just 4-for-19 on the season, though he's draw four walks against four strikeouts.
Andrew Leenhouts gave up a season-high ten hits, but it was low enough to get the win. This is Leenhouts' third stint in the Northwest League after struggling in San Jose earlier this season. Caleb Smith picked up the save, his fourth in five appearances. He's collected nine strikeouts in just five innings of work.
|Dylan Brooks, L, 0-1||4.0||8||4||4||0||3||1||0||0||4.50|
The Arizona team had some problems trying to find hits in this game. The only player with more than one was 28th round pick Ashford Fulmer, who added a walk as well. With three walks in five games, he has a .400 OBP on top of a .231 average. However, he also has four strikeouts. Speaking of walks, rehabbing Blake Miller didn't eve get an official at-bat while collecting three walks. He was batting .241 with a .294 OBP in Richmond before his injury. 37th round pick Mark Weist was making his season debut, hitting a home run in his second at-bat for his only hit so far in his career.
Dylan Brooks is heading in the wrong direction. Going four innings in each of his three starts this year, he's given up 0 runs, 2 runs and 4 runs successively. The biggest pitching name in this game, however, was the debut of 4th rounder Mac Marshall, who had a relatively quiet inning. Heath Slatton got into his second game, and got two strikeouts this time with no hits. Those numbers were reversed in his first game this season.
|3B||Francisco Medina||3||1||1||1||0||0||1||1||1||0||0||.264||1 E|
The Dominican team had little to talk about after Wednesday's game. With only five hits, no one got more than one, and the big hit was Medina's sixth inning home run, his sixth of the season. The 17-year old has double the home runs that anyone else on the team has. However, he also picked up his 8th error, second-most on the team. He also has just four walks with 24 strikeouts.
On the mound, Melvin Adon didn't have a bad game, but it was too much for the offense to keep up with. The six innings were the 21-year old's longest outing of the season so far.