Tuesday, May 8th: Donaldson Blasts Walk-Off HR for Cats as Ports Lose 9th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats third baseman Josh Donaldson (3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Omaha Storm Chasers  3

Sacramento RiverCats   4

(WP – Carignan 1-0 / 1.64)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third baseman Josh Donaldson

(3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Josh Donaldson continued his hot hitting, going 3 for 4 and hitting a game-winning walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning for the River Cats. Outfielder Collin Cowgill hit his 2nd homer and his 5th double since joining the Cats, raising his batting average to .300. Starter Travis Banwart allowed 3 runs on 8 hits over 5 innings of work, and right-hander Andrew Carignan tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief for the win.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds  3

Frisco RoughRiders    9

(LP – Straily 1-3 / 3.57)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Tyler Ladendorf

(Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Second baseman Tyler Ladendorf doubled and drove in 2 of the RockHounds’ 3 runs, outfielder Michael Choice went 0 for 4, dropping his average to .258, and starter Daniel Straily had one of his rockiest outings of the year, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits over 5 1/3 innings to take the loss.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports   1

Visalia Rawhide  6

(LP – Walz 2-2 / 2.72)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher T.J. Walz

(6 1/3 IP / 2 ER / 8 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Stockton’s woes continued on Tuesday as the Ports lost their 9th straight. Starter T.J. Walz had a solid outing, allowing just 2 runs and striking out 8 over 6 1/3 innings, but the Ports could manage only 4 hits against Visalia. Second baseman Ryan Pineda doubled and scored Stockton’s only run in the 3rd.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees         7

Clinton LumberKings  0

(WP – Murphy 3-2 / 1.23)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(8 IP / 0 ER / 2 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy had another strong outing, allowing just 5 hits over 8 scoreless innings for his 3rd win. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth continued his hot hitting of late, collecting 3 hits, including a homer and a double, and driving in 2 runs. Outfielder Royce Consigli homered, and catcher Nick Rickles, serving as the designated hitter for the day, had 2 doubles and drove in a run in the win.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Omaha @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

(Krol vs. Holmberg)

Cedar Rapids @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Clevinger vs. Joseph)

 

 

1 comment for “Tuesday, May 8th: Donaldson Blasts Walk-Off HR for Cats as Ports Lose 9th Straight

  1. May 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Nice poll! I voted for Sean Murphy. That’s a pretty impressive performance. Also, we are doing a jersey giveaway on nybisons. Check it out: http://nybisons.mlblogs.com/2012/05/08/jersey-giveaway/
    -Danny

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