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)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

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.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

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.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

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.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

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.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

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.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

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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