Friday, August 29th: Wade Kirkland Slugs Grand Slam in Stockton Win while Sacramento Slips into Second Place after Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Second Baseman Wade Kirkland (Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Second Baseman Wade Kirkland (Grand Slam)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  17

Modesto Nuts       5

WP – Bowman 8-7 / 5.03

HR – Kirkland (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Wade Kirkland

(Grand Slam)

After scoring 11 runs in Thursday’s game, Stockton came back to put 17 runs on the board on Friday. Second baseman Wade Kirkland slugged a grand slam in the 6th inning to help put the game out of reach, while third baseman Ryon Healy collected 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in 3, and catcher Beau Taylor doubled, had a pair of singles and a pair of walks and drove in 4. Starter Josh Bowman allowed 5 runs over 5 innings of work to pick up his 8th win, while RHPs Andres Avila and Bobby Wahl each tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief for the Ports.

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Thursday, August 28th: Luke Montz Hits 3 HRs as AZL A’s Win Finale while Daric Barton & Tyler Marincov Both Homer Twice for Cats & Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Catcher Luke Montz (3 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Catcher Luke Montz (3 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Cubs  3

AZL A’s    6

WP – Navas 6-5 / 3.30

HR – Montz 3 (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Luke Montz

(3 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)

After missing most of the season, catcher Luke Montz appears to be raring to go down in the desert. Montz smashed 3 home runs – a 3-run shot in the 1st inning followed by a solo shot in the 3rd and another in the 8th – and ended up driving in 5 of his team’s 6 runs to help the A’s win their Arizona League finale on Thursday night. Starter Carlos Navas allowed 2 runs and struck out 5 over 6 innings of work to earn his 6th win, while RHP Tyler Willman gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief, and RHP Jesus Rivas pitched a perfect 9th to post his 7th save for the A’s.

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Wednesday, August 27th: Dylan Covey Tosses 7 Shutout Innings in Ports Victory while Nate Long Notches League-Leading 13th Win for RockHounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dylan Covey (7 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 2 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dylan Covey (7 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  2

Stockton Ports    5

WP – Covey 3-4 / 6.00

HR – Healy (15)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dylan Covey

(7 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 2 K / Win)

Stockton starter Dylan Covey had a no-hitter going through 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday until giving up a single with 2 outs in the top of the 7th inning. It was the only hit that Covey would allow over 7 shutout innings as he earned his 3rd win for the Ports. RHP Michael Ynoa came on to strike out the side in a spotless 8th, but RHP Bobby Wahl surrendered 2 solo home runs before retiring the side in the 9th. Designated hitter Ryon Healy hit his 15th home run, while first baseman Matt Olson had a pair of doubles, and catcher Beau Taylor and outfielder Tyler Marincov drove in a pair of runs apiece for the Ports.

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Tuesday, August 26th: Matt Buschmann Notches 3-Hit Shutout Victory for Sacramento while Stockton Wins to Clinch Second Half Division Title

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 10 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 10 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  2

Nashville Sounds                0

WP – Buschmann 9-6 / 4.24

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Matt Buschmann

(9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 10 K / Win)

Sacramento starter Matt Buschmann tossed a 3-hit shutout to earn his 9th win for the River Cats on Tuesday. The 30-year-old right-hander walked none and struck out 10 en route to his first career complete-game shutout. Shortstop Tyler Ladendorf singled in the River Cats’ only 2 runs of the night, while catcher Ryan Ortiz and outfielder Billy Burns both singled and scored for Sacramento. With a slim 1-game lead over the Reno Aces in the PCL’s Pacific Northern Division, the River Cats will face off against Nashville again on Wednesday before returning home to Raley Field to host a season-ending 5-game series against rival Reno, which will determine the division winner.

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Monday, August 25th: Shawn Haviland Pitches Hounds into Playoffs while Zach Neal Wins as Sacramento Scores 20

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Shawn Haviland (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Shawn Haviland (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders        1

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Haviland 7-7 / 3.75

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Shawn Haviland

(8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

RockHounds starter Shawn Haviland delivered an impressive outing on Monday to help Midland clinch a Texas League playoff berth in the Hounds’ last home game of the regular season. Haviland allowed just 3 hits over 8 shutout innings to earn his 7th win this season. And Midland will now face Frisco in a first-round playoff series next week in the team’s first playoff appearance since 2010. Shortstop Dusty Coleman doubled in 2 runs and scored twice, while second baseman Conner Crumbliss had 2 hits and drove in a pair. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield singled, doubled, walked and scored a run, and designated hitter D’Arby Myers had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the RockHounds.

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Sunday, August 24th: Chris Lamb K’s 17 in Stockton Loss while A’s Recall Dan Otero from Sacramento and Jack White Pays a Visit to the Coliseum

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Chris Lamb (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Chris Lamb (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports                       0

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  3

LP – Lamb 4-5 / 3.10

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

(7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K)

Stockton starter Chris Lamb tied a California League record by striking out 10 straight batters on Sunday, but he still ended up taking the loss. Lamb surrendered a home run in the 1st inning and allowed just 3 hits the rest of the way while striking out a career-high 17 in 7 innings of work. In addition to striking out 10 straight, the left-hander also recorded his final 14 outs on strikeouts. RHP Nolan Sanburn gave up 2 runs in 1 inning of relief for the Ports. Shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, doubled and walked, while designated hitter Bobby Crocker doubled for Stockton’s only other extra-base hit of the game.

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Saturday, August 23rd: Former 1st-Rounder Deck McGuire Pitches Cats to Victory while Ryan Mathews Homers Twice in Snappers Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Deck McGuire (6 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Deck McGuire (6 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  6

Memphis Redbirds             3

WP – McGuire 2-3 / 7.16

HR – Martinez (6)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Deck McGuire

(6 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

After having lost his last three starts, RHP Deck McGuire delivered an impressive outing on Saturday. The former 1st-round draft pick allowed just 2 baserunners through the first 6 innings until he surrendered a home run and a single before exting the game with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th. McGuire ended the night allowing just 1 run on 4 hits over 6 2/3 innings to earn his 2nd win for Sacramento. Second baseman Jose Martinez homered and drove in 2 runs, while outfielder Shane Peterson doubled and drove in a pair. Shortstop Tyler Ladendorf collected 2 singles, a double and a walk, and designated hitter Colin Walsh had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the River Cats.

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Friday, August 22nd: Dusty Coleman’s 2 HRs Help Hounds Win while Matt Chapman’s Grand Slam Sends Snappers to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Dusty Coleman (Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Dusty Coleman (Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks        8

Midland RockHounds  10

WP – Long 12-8 / 3.25

HR – Coleman 2 (17), Nakajima (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs)

Shortstop Dusty Coleman hit 2 home runs, including a 1st-inning grand slam, to help lead the RockHounds to a 10-8 victory over Corpus Christi on Friday. Coleman also slugged a solo shot in the 5th inning and currently leads the team with 17 home runs on the season. Third baseman Hiro Nakajima hit his 5th home run, while right fielder Kent Matthes singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and left fielder D’Arby Myers had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Starter Nate Long allowed 4 runs over 5 2/3 innings to earn his 12th win, tying him with teammate Chris Jensen for the Texas League lead in wins, while RHP Ryan Dull got the final five outs for his 4th save.

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Thursday, August 21st: Chad Pinder Helps Ports Win Big while Drew Pomeranz Takes 1st Loss for Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Chad Pinder (3 for 6 / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Chad Pinder (3 for 6 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports       11

Lake Elsinore Storm  3

WP – Alderson 4-0 / 4.39

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(3 for 6 / Double / 2 RBIs)

Shortstop Chad Pinder helped lead Stockton to an 11-3 victory on Thursday night. Pinder collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs, while outfielder Tyler Marincov doubled, had a pair of singles and drove in a run, and third baseman Renato Nunez had 3 hits and drove in a pair for the Ports. Starter Tim Alderson allowed 3 runs over 7 innings of work to earn his 4th win for Stockton.

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Wednesday, August 20th: Jonathan Joseph Tosses 5 Scoreless & Matt Olson Homers in Ports Victory while Matt Buschmann Earns 8th Win for River Cats

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Jonathan Joseph (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Jonathan Joseph (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports         4

Lake Elsinore Storm  0

WP – Joseph 6-3 / 3.99

HR – Olson (36)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jonathan Joseph

(5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

RHP Jonathan Joseph was impressive in a spot start for Stockton, allowing just 2 hits over 5 shutout innings to earn his 6th win on Wednesday. RHPs Andres Avila and Nolan Sanburn both tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, with Sanburn picking up his 6th save for Stockton. First baseman Matt Olson hit his league-leading 36th home run, a 2-run shot, while outfielder Tyler Marincov singled, doubled and drove in a run, and shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, doubled, walked and stole a pair of bases for the Ports.

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