Thursday, May 24th: Straily Pitches Hounds to Victory as Cats, Ports and Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland Rock Hounds pitcher Daniel Straily (6 IP / 2 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  3

Round Rock Express      5

(LP – Griffin 0-2 / 5.82)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Griffin

(6 IP / 2 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Griffin had a solid outing for Sacramento, allowing 2 earned runs over 6 innings, but he was undone in the bottom of the 6th inning when an error by left fielder Grant Green gave Round Rock an extra out and allowed the team to score 3 unearned runs with 2 outs. Outfielder Jermaine Mitchell homered in the 2nd inning to tie the game, and Manny Ramirez went 1 for 4 and drove in a run and is now 4 for 16 in his 5 games with the River Cats.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds    11

NW Arkansas Naturals  3

(WP – Straily 2-4 / 3.86)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Straily

(6 IP / 2 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Daniel Straily delivered another strong outing, allowing 2 runs and striking out 6 over 6 innings to earn the win. Second baseman Tyler Ladendorf hit a 3-run homer, designated hitter Michael Spina homered for the second day in a row and drove in 2 runs, and outfielder Jeremy Barfield and catcher Ryan Ortiz also drove in 2 runs apiece for the RockHounds.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Visalia Rawhide  9

Stockton Ports   2

(LP – Murphy 0-1 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(6 2/3 IP / 0 ER / 8 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: In his first start since being promoted from Burlington, starter Sean Murphy pitched a perfect game through 6 1/3 innings, then things started to go awry. Third baseman Miles Head made a throwing error that allowed Visalia’s first baserunner of the game, then Murphy allowed his first hit, ending the perfect game and the no-hitter. One out later, Josh Whitaker dropped a fly ball in right field, which led to Murphy’s exit from the game. And before all was said and done,Visalia would score 6 runs in the inning, with 5 unearned runs, and the loss, ending up on Murphy’s ledger. First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones hit a 2-run homer for the Ports’ only runs.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees            12

Kane County Cougars  13

(LP – Urlaub 2-2 / 3.86)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman B.A. Vollmuth

(Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: In his first start since his demotion from Stockton, starter A.J. Cole allowed 8 runs, 5 earned, on 12 hits over 5 innings of work. Despite making a costly error in the 1st inning, third baseman B.A. Vollmuth doubled and drove in 3 runs, outfielder Eliezer Mesa collected 3 hits, and outfielders Aaron Shipman, Bobby Crocker and Royce Consigli and catcher John Nester contributed 2 hits apiece in the loss.

 

Friday’s Games:

Reno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Brewer vs. Banwart)

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 7:00pm CT

(Haviland vs. Pimentel)

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Kane County – 6:30pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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