Thursday, July 12th: Robertson Has Big Game for AZL A’s while Hounds Win and Cats, Ports & Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Arizona League A’s infielder Daniel Robertson (5 for 5 / 2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)



Las Vegas 51s                 6

Sacramento River Cats  3

(LP – Ross 3-2 / 2.53)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Grant Green

(2 for 5 / RBI)



Worth Noting: Starter Tyson Ross threw 80 pitches in just 3 innings of work, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, while walking 6 and striking out 5 to take the loss. Grant Green, taking a turn at third base on Thursday, collected 2 hits and drove in a run.



Midland RockHounds  13

San Antonio Missions   10

(WP – Guzman 1-0 / 3.67)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Josh Horton

(3 for 5 / 3 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Infielder Josh Horton had 3 hits and drove in 3 runs, second baseman Tyler Ladendorf also had 3 hits, including a double, and scored 3 times, while outfielder Michael Choice and third baseman Miles Head both had a pair of hits and drove in a run, and first baseman Anthony Aliotti doubled in the go-ahead run in the 8th inning. Starter Murphy Smith allowed 4 runs over 5 innings, while right-hander Jose Guzman picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings in relief.



Bakersfield Blaze  4

Stockton Ports    3

(LP – Bowman 2-8 / 3.83)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

(Home Run / Double / RBI)



Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman allowed 4 runs, just 1 earned, on 7 hits over 6 innings to take his 8th loss, while outfielder Josh Whitaker continued his hot hitting, picking up his 17th home run and his 15th double on Thursday night.



Bowling Green Hot Rods  3

Burlington Bees              2

(LP – Frankoff 2-6 / 5.72)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

(6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 0 K)



Worth Noting: Starter Raul Alcantara had a solid outing, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits over 6 innings of work, but right-hander Seth Frankoff came on to take the loss after allowing 2 runs in 2 innings of relief. Catcher Nick Rickles and outfielder Rashun Dixon both homered in the loss.



Vermont Lake Monsters  6

Jamestown Jammers       12

(LP – Powers 0-2 / 5.60)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Vertigan

(Triple / Double / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Outfielder Brett Vertigan had 3 hits, including a triple and a double, and drove in 2 runs, and first baseman Jacob Tanis homered, doubled and drove in a run. Starter Brent Powers had a rough outing, allowing 7 runs, 6 earned, on 9 hits in just 3 innings to take his 2nd loss.



AZL Angels      2

AZL Athletics  8

(WP – Cruzado 1-0 / 7.84)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Daniel Robertson

(5 for 5 / 2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)



Worth Noting: The A’s second overall pick in this year’s draft, infielder Daniel Robertson, went 5 for 5 with 2 home runs while driving in 4 runs and scoring 4 times on Thursday. Third baseman Renato Nunez collected 3 doubles, while first baseman Matt Olson doubled and drove in 3 runs in the win.


Friday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Hill vs. Straily)

Midland @ San Antonio – 7:05pm CT

(TBD vs. Beard)

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Rogers vs. Murphy)

Bowling Green @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Carpenter vs. Peters)

Vermont @ Jamestown – 7:05pm ET

(Menna vs. TBD)

AZL D’Backs vs. AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)



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2 comments for “Thursday, July 12th: Robertson Has Big Game for AZL A’s while Hounds Win and Cats, Ports & Bees Fall

  1. July 13, 2012 at 11:53 am
    • July 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Check our Twitter – Sanburn signs, Twomey’s going to USC.

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