Tuesday, May 29th: Cole Gets 1st Win for Bees as Griffin’s Pitching & Hicks’ Homer Help Cats Win and Murphy’s Arm & Oberacker’s Cycle Push Ports to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports pitcher Sean Murphy (8 IP / 1 ER / 8 K / Win)



Fresno Grizzlies             2

Sacramento River Cats  4

(WP – Scribner 2-0 / 3.64)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Brandon Hicks

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Infielder Brandon Hicks blasted a walk-off 2-run homer in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the River Cats the win on Tuesday night. Anthony Recker collected 3 hits in his first game back at Sacramento, and Yoenis Cespedes went 2 for 4 in his second rehab game with the River Cats. Starter A.J. Griffin had his best outing to date for Sacramento, allowing no earned runs and striking out 5 over 5 1/3 innings of work. Left-hander Sean Doolittle, who was just promoted from Midland, struck out 4 of the 7 batters he faced in 1 2/3 innings of relief.



Stockton Ports              9

High Desert Mavericks  1

(WP – Murphy 1-1 / 0.61)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(8 IP / 1 ER / 8 K / Win)



Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy had his second straight impressive outing since his promotion from Burlington, giving up just 1 run while allowing no walks and striking out 8 over 8 innings to earn the win on Tuesday. Outfielder Chad Oberacker was the offensive star of the game, hitting for the cycle and driving in 4 runs. Outfielder Josh Whitaker collected 3 hits, and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones put the Ports on the board with a 2-run homer in the top of the 1st inning.



Clinton LumberKings  2

Burlington Bees         7

(WP – Cole 1-0 / 4.91)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

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



Worth Noting: It may have taken more than a month and a half, but top prospect A.J. Cole finally notched his first win of the season on Tuesday night in Burlington. The right-hander allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, and struck out 7 over 6 innings to earn his 1st win since joining the A’s in the off-season deal for Gio Gonzalez. Reliever Max Perlman earned his 2nd save with 3 innings of scoreless relief. Second baseman Chih Fang Pan doubled and drove in 3 runs, outfielder Aaron Shipman had 2 doubles and drove in a run, and outfielder Royce Consigli collected a double and a triple in the Bees’ win.


Wednesday’s Games:

Fresno @ Sacramento – 12:05pm PT

(Sanford vs. TBD)

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 6:30pm CT

(TBD vs. Straily)

Stockton @ Inland Empire – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Russell)

Peoria @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Wells vs. Frankoff)



1 comment for “Tuesday, May 29th: Cole Gets 1st Win for Bees as Griffin’s Pitching & Hicks’ Homer Help Cats Win and Murphy’s Arm & Oberacker’s Cycle Push Ports to Victory

  1. March 30, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Wow, the link of the day is a link to a wesbite that links to this wesbite.Is this meta-blogging, or just search engine optimization?In your poll a while back, I was one of those who voted against the daily links. Since then, I have changed my tune, since I actually found several good links that way.This, however, is a waste of a post.

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