Thursday, April 19th: Pitchers Strong but Hitters Struggle as 3 of 4 Lose

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds pitcher Sonny Gray (7 IP / 1 ER / 5 K / Win)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Tacoma Rainiers           1

Sacramento RiverCats  0

(LP – Castro 1-1 / 2.40)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Fabio Castro

(6 IP / 1 ER / 7 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Fabio Castro delivered another solid outing, allowing just 1 run and striking out 7 over 6 innings, but River Cats hitters were held to just 4 hits in the loss. Right-hander Justin Souza tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds   4

San Antonio Missions  1

(WP – Gray 1-1 / 3.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sonny Gray

(7 IP / 1 ER / 5 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sonny Gray turned in his strongest performance of the season, allowing just 1 run and striking out 5 over 7 innings for his first win of the season. Shortstop Dusty Coleman went 3 for 4 and drove in 2 runs for the RockHounds.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports  0

Modesto Nuts   4

(LP – Cole 0-2 / 4.80)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

(6 IP / 2 ER / 7 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Cole gave up 2 runs, struck out 7 and didn’t allow a walk over 6 innings of work. Infielder Tony Thompson and the hot-hitting A.J. Kirby-Jones both doubled in the loss.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Lansing Lugnuts  2

Burlington Bees   0

(LP – Alcantara 0-2 / 5.79)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

(6 IP / 2 ER / 2 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Raul Alcantara had his best outing of the season, allowing just 2 runs over 6 innings. Right-hander Drew Tyson tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief, and infielders Sean Jamieson and B.A. Vollmuth had the Bees’ only 2 hits in the loss.

 

 

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