Wednesday, May 23rd: Castro Pitches Cats to Victory as Hounds Win and Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Fabio Castro (6 IP / 0 ER / 3 K / Win)



Sacramento River Cats  8

Round Rock Express      2

(WP – Castro 2-4 / 6.39)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Fabio Castro

(6 IP / 0 ER / 3 K / Win)



Worth Noting: After a series of rough outings, left-hander Fabio Castro rebounded on Wednesday, tossing 6 scoreless innings to earn the win. Catcher Derek Norris hit a 3-run homer in the 3rd inning to give the River Cats the lead, and outfielder Michael Taylor contributed a solo shot in the 7th. Infielder Eric Sogard collected 2 hits in his return to the River Cats lineup, and Manny Ramirez went 0 for 4 in his 4th game with Sacramento.



Midland RockHounds     9

NW Arkansas Naturals  8

(WP – Daley 6-2 / 5.16)


Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Spina

(Grand Slam)



Worth Noting: First baseman Michael Spina hit a grand slam in the 1st inning to get the RockHounds off to a great start on Wednesday. Shortstop Dusty Coleman and catcher Ryan Lipkin both homered as well. Starter Gary Daley had another rocky outing, allowing 5 runs in 5 innings, but still managed to pick up his 6th win.



Burlington Bees            3

Kane County Cougars  4

(LP – Perlman 1-2 / 3.18)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

(6 IP / 2 ER / 2 K)



Worth Noting: Starter Raul Alcantara turned in a solid outing, giving up 2 runs without allowing a walk over 6 innings of work on Wednesday. Right-hander Max Perlman allowed 2 runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief to take the loss, and outfielders Eliezer Mesa and Bobby Crocker both homered to account for 2 of the Bees’ 3 runs on Wednesday.


Thursday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Round Rock – 5:05pm PT

(Griffin vs. Ramirez)

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 7:00pm CT

(Straily vs. Marks)

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Kane County – 6:00pm CT

(Murphy vs. TBD)



1 comment for “Wednesday, May 23rd: Castro Pitches Cats to Victory as Hounds Win and Bees Fall

  1. dKim
    May 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I didn’t know Fidel Castro was in the A’s farm…

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