SF Giants Prospects Rundown 5/7: Double-A
The Richmond Flying Squirrels game against the Hartford Yard Goats was postponed due to rain.
SF Giants Prospects Rundown 5/7: High-A
Eugene Emeralds 8 at Spokane 4
Performance of the Game: Will Wilson (2-4, HR, 2 BB, K, 2 R, RBI)
Eugene defeated Spokane 8-4 for the second consecutive day and maintained an undefeated record through four games. The Emeralds fell behind early as Nick Morreale became the most recent starter in the Giants organization to manage an erratic season debut. In 3.1 innings, Morreale allowed 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, and struck out 3. Travis Perry took over for Morreale and allowed one inherited runner to score but stopped the bleeding there. Perry struck out four and allowed just one baserunner one over an impressive 3.2 hitless innings.
Will Wilson immediately answered with a solo home run (1), which cut the deficit to one, which set up Logan Wyatt to knock in an RBI single in the top of the sixth. Wyatt continued living to some hilarious extremes on Friday. Before grounding out in the eighth inning, he had either singled or walked in 9 consecutive plate appearances. Wyatt has been an on-base machine to start the year without any noticeable power. After adding another two walks and a pair of singles to his numbers, he has now gone 7-13 with eight walks, just two strikeouts, and zero extra-base hits on the season.
2017 second-round pick Jacob Gonzalez gave the Emeralds the lead with an RBI-single in the top of the seventh. His career is far from where many hoped he’d be when the Giants drafted him. However, he’s still just 22-years old. Gonzalez appeared to be working on a major swing overhaul since the end of 2019. If it works, he has always had the power potential to become a big-league contributor.
Tyler Fitzgerald eventually drove Gonzalez in on a sacrifice fly and helped spark a ninth-inning rally, lining an RBI-double to left field before scoring on one of Ismael Munguia’s three singles on the day.
Simon Whiteman and Brandon Martorano each recorded two hits of their own. Carter Aldrete was the lone starter that failed to record a hit, striking out three times in five plate appearances.