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A great moment for Jeff Arnold! That one had to feel real good. And Kelvin Beltre tops a great night with style.

Steven Okert started it, and now it's a trend. Jose Casilla, Jake Dunning, and Alex Torres: you should all feel ashamed of your 0 fers. When relievers hit for this team, they double, dang it!

McCormick actually came into this game 1 for 1 with an RBI on the year. He's now 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and his one out came on an 8-pitch AB with some loud contact.

HIGHLIGHTS: Kelvin Beltre 4 for 5 with a walkoff.

Sacramento won at Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 10-3
splitting their four game series, 2-2

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

3b

Mitch Delfino

5

2

3

2

0

0

1

0

0

.316

.391

.474

C

George Kottaras

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

2

1

.196

.300

.279

CF

Darren Ford

5

2

3

2

0

0

1

0

0

.257

.328

.339

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Phil McCormick

3.1

4

1

1

1

3

0

0

0

4.05

Mike Broadway

1.1

2

1

1

2

2

0

0

0

4.63

The bottom of the order led the charge as the 6-9 hitters accounted for 8 hits, 2 BBs, 6 runs scored, 2 HRs and McCormick's double. Mitch Delfino got the rare start, with Grant Green nursing a sore leg after fouling a ball off himself Sunday night, and Delfino made the most of it with a big afternoon that included his 3rd HR of the year. Delfino hadn't had a three-hit game since July of last year.

In all, the team collected 12 hits, 6 BBs, and 6 XBH. Half of the hits came from Delfino and Darren Ford who also pitched in with a HR, his first of the year. George Kottaras doesn't hit much but he's still up to his old OBP ways. I would have to imagine he has an out-clause that is nearing midnight at this point.

Joan Gregorio was a late scratch in this game, so lefty specialist Phil McCormick was tabbed for his first career start. And beside his booming double, he also got the team into the fourth inning with a lead, which is a huge plus for an emergency start. By the time he left the game the RiverCats had a solid 5-1 lead and were well on the way to securing the victory.

Is the prospect half-life of Mike Broadway already come and gone? The 29 year old has already surrendered more earned runs in 2016 (6) than he did in Sacramento in all of 2015 (5) in 48.1 IP. He's also nearing his 2015 season total in walks with 5 this year after walking only 8 batters in the PCL last year. Broadway had an epic run of dominance that spanned nearly four months last year, but he hasn't been able to get much traction so far in 2016.

* * *

Richmond lost at Trenton Thunder (Yankees), 3-2 in 11 inn

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

3b

Christian Arroyo

5

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

.248

.288

.341

CF

Austin Slater

4

0

2

0

1

0

0

1

1

.299

.393

.443

LF

Tyler Horan

4

0

3

0

2

0

0

1

0

.284

.355

.478

DH

Ryder Jones

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

.240

.274

.349

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Kyle Crick

5.1

2

2

2

3

6

0

0

0

4.80

Ray Black

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

6.08

Ryler Rogers

2.0

1

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

0.00

Dan Slania L 3-3

0.2

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

5.49

Jeff Arnold, in just his 3rd game back at AA since tearing up his knee on opening day of 2014, smashed a game tying HR to the opposite power alley in the 8th inning.  It was Arnold's 1st HR since Aug. 22 of 2013. That one had to feel pretty good for Jeff, who's had a rough couple of years getting on the field.

Of course, then just two innings later, baseball went and baseballed on him again and knocked him upside the head. Richmond loaded the bases with one out in the 10th, bringing Arnold back to the plate with another chance to be a hero. Instead, he struck out and Rando Moreno popped up to let opportunity slip away. Richmond had perhaps been overly conservative early on in that inning when Austin Slater, on second with a double, was held at 3rd on a line drive to CF.

Dan Slania surrendered a walk off HR to DH Jared Mitchell (once upon a time the #1 prospect in the White Sox system way back in 2009) to end this extra innings battle.  Slania's had a rough stretch lately, giving up 11 ER over his last 7 appearances (8.2 IP).

Kyle Crick turned in his best start of the year, pitching into the 6th and allowing just 2 runs. It was probably his best start since May 1 of 2015, when he also went 5.1 IP with 8 Ks and 1 ER. After that start, he never again struck out more than 3 batters in a game last year (though he made 7 more starts). In his last four starts this year, he's now struck out 22 batters over 20.1 IP. In three of those four starts he's surrendered an identical 2 runs as he's gotten into one of the better grooves of his AA career. He started out a little rough, walking two of the first three hitters he faced and giving up a run-scoring hit to the next batter. But he got out the first by striking out eventual hero Mitchell, and then he sailed through the rest of his start pretty dominantly.

Ray Black, somewhat interestingly, pitched the 8th inning of this game, rather than the 9th.  I would guess they wanted to make sure that he got work in today and with the game tied they couldn't be sure there would be a bottom of the 9th. Black has 23 Ks in just 13.1 innings of work, though he also has 12 BBs and 9 Runs over that time. Wild Thing?

* * *

San Jose beat the Stockton Ports (A's), 12-5

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

RF

Steven Duggar

4

3

1

1

0

0

1

2

0

.279

.399

.516

SS

CJ Hinojosa

6

1

3

1

1

0

0

0

1

.347

.431

.476

3b

Jose Vizcaino, Jr

5

1

2

1

1

0

0

1

1

.248

.317

.310

C

Aramis Garcia

5

0

2

3

1

0

0

0

2

.273

.333

.351

2b

Brandon Bednar

5

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

.278

.305

.343

LF

Cristian Paulino

4

2

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

.203

.236

.232

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Martin Agosta

5.0

5

3

3

1

1

1

0

0

1.65

Jose Reyes

2.0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

5.09

Reyes Moronta

1.0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

3.18

Jeff Soptic

1.0

3

2

2

1

2

0

0

0

11.37

San Jose broke out of a two-game slide in a big way against Stockton, bashing out 15 hits including 5 XBH and 4 BBs for the rout. Brandon Bednar led the hit parade with 4. Steven Duggar hit his first HR since April 17 to give the Giants a lead they'd never relinquish in the 3rd inning. Though the HRs have disappeared the last month, Duggar's still slashing in the .300/400/.500 district, which is fine neighborhood to shop in.

CJ Hinojosa knocked out three more hits, continuing to be a steady presence in the #3 spot. Hinojosa is 2nd in the Cal League in both average and OBP (though behind a different player in each category). And Aramis Garcia came back off the DL and rejoined the lineup. Garcia had some rust to knock off as he K'd in each of his first two ABs, but he got the swing into gear after that, knocking in three runs with a double and single. The game was a close 5-3 battle heading into the late innings, but the Giants exploded in the 8th and 9th.

Sam Coonrod heads to the hill today, and you can hear what he has to say about his season here:

* * *

Augusta beat Asheville Tourists, 5-4

Name

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

2b

Jalen Miller

5

0

3

0

1

0

0

0

2

.252

.277

.362

RF

Dylan Davis

5

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

.299

.396

.512

3b

Kelvin Beltre

5

1

4

1

1

0

0

0

1

.245

.314

.377

DH

Miguel Gomez

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

.338

.386

.508

LF

Jean Angomas

4

1

1

3

0

1

0

0

0

.215

.276

.290

Name

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

HR

HB

WP

ERA

Phil Bickford

5.1

4

2

0

3

4

0

0

1

2.92

Jake McCasland

2.2

3

2

2

0

0

0

1

1

1.72

Caleb Smith W 1-1

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5.06

Kelvin Beltre's 4th hit of the night provided the walk off win for a Greenjackets team that badly needed one of these close games to go their way. After Jake McCasland had blown a 4-2 lead in the top of the 8th, Augusta rallied for the win on a Dylan Davis single, a sac bunt, PB and Beltre's single. Augusta's offense had knocked out 15 hits in the game, including four XBH. But they struggled to turn those hits into runs until Jean Angomas broke through with a bases clearing triple that keyed a four-run 6th inning and gave Augusta their first lead of the series. Jalen Miller and Kelvin Beltre had nearly half those hits themselves, and along with Miguel Gomez they stung the ball much of the night. Lucius Fox went hitless, but he did steal his 9th and 10th bases of the year.

For the second straight start, Phil Bickford wasn't pounding the strike zone as effectively as he had been earlier in the year. He surrendered two unearned runs in the 1st thanks to a dropped fly ball from Dylan Davis.  He ended that threat with a strikeout and then retired 13 of the next 15 batters. He showed fatigue in his final inning (the 6th) as he passed the 90 pitch mark.

And hey, an old friend of ours showed up

Bickford is having a very curious season and I'm not really sure what to make of it. His path is really difficult to envision at the moment.

* * *

Light night tonight, as Sacramento takes the day off and Richmond plays another morning game. Seems like Mejia gets to pitch more than his share of these 10:30 am starts.

Pitching Matchups:
Richmond: Adalberto Mejia vs. Cale Coshow
San Jose: Sam Coonrod vs. Casey Meisner (A's #9 prospect)
Augusta: Logan Webb vs. Jack Wynkoop