Friday, June 1st: Moss Blasts Cats to Victory as Hounds Win and Ports & Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats outfielder Brandon Moss (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Fresno Grizzlies              7

Sacramento River Cats  10

(WP – Castro 3-5 / 6.93)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Brandon Moss

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Brandon Moss, serving as the designated hitter for the day, slugged a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 4th inning to give the River Cats the lead, which they never relinquished. Outfielder Grant Green contributed a solo shot in the 5th, and Manny Ramirez sat out his second straight game with a tight hamstring. Starter Bruce Billings left the game in the 1st inning before even registering an out with an apparent leg injury, left-hander Fabio Castro allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 4 innings to earn the win, and reliever Pedro Figueroa tossed 2 scoreless innings to run his scoreless innings streak with Sacramento this season to 14.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

NW Arkansas Naturals  4

Midland RockHounds     8

(WP – Smith 4-2 / 2.88)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

(5 IP / 1 ER / 4 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Murphy Smith allowed just 1 run and struck out 4 over 5 innings to earn his 4th win. Outfielder Michael Choice doubled and drove in 3 runs, and infielder Leonardo Gil drove in 2 in the RockHounds’ win.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports           2

Inland Empire 66ers  3

(LP – Hoehn 0-1 / 3.09)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Josh Bowman

(7 IP / 2 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman allowed just 2 runs and struck out 3 over 7 innings, but right-hander Connor Hoehn gave up a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to take the loss. Catcher Beau Taylor collected 2 of the Ports’ 6 hits on the night.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Peoria Chiefs      8

Burlington Bees  6

(LP – Powers 3-4 / 6.69)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(2 for 3 / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Bobby Crocker drove in 3 runs, third baseman B.A. Vollmuth drove in 2, and outfielder Eliezer Mesa drove in 1, but it wasn’t enough for Burlingtonon Friday. Starter Brent Powers allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, to raise his ERA to 6.69 and take his 4th loss.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Tulsa @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

(Gardner vs. Gray)

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Rogers vs. Treinen)

Burlington @ Quad Cities – 7:00pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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