Wednesday, August 1st: Cats, Hounds and Bees All Claim Clutch Wins on Wednesday


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds designated hitter Matt Rizzotti (3 for 6 / 2 Doubles / Home Run / 3 RBIs)



Memphis Redbirds           2

Sacramento River Cats  5

(WP – Leon 3-0 / 1.83)


Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Daric Barton

(2 for 3 / Home Run / RBI)



Worth Noting: With Sacramento down by a run, first baseman Daric Barton blasted his 7th home run for the River Cats to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th inning. Outfielder Collin Cowgill later singled in the go-ahead run, and third baseman Josh Donaldson doubled in 2 insurance runs. Starter Graham Godfrey had another solid outing, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits while striking out 4 over 6 innings of work, but right-hander Arnold Leon picked up the win with 2 innings in relief.



Midland RockHounds  6

Frisco RoughRiders      5

(WP – McSwain 1-0 / 4.50)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Matt Rizzotti

(3 for 6 / 2 Doubles / Home Run / 3 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Designated hitter Matt Rizzotti had a big night for Midland, blasting a home run and 2 doubles and driving in 3 runs, including the tying run in the 6th inning and the go-ahead run in the 8th inning. Frisco came back to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th against right-hander Jonathan Ortiz, but outfielder Eliezer Mesa drove in third baseman Leonardo Gil for the winning run in the 12th. Starter Shawn Haviland allowed 4 runs and struck out 5 over 5 innings of work on Wednesday.



Lancaster JetHawks  15

Stockton Ports          2

(LP – Hassebrock 2-5 / 8.08)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Huttenlocker

(3 IP / 0 ER / 4 K)



Worth Noting: After turning in one of his better outings since returning from the disabled list his last time out, right-hander Blake Hassebrock had a much rougher time of it on Wednesday. With the help of a 2-out error by first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones, Hassebrock surrendered 6 runs, 2 earned, on 4 hits over just 2/3 of an inning to take his 5th loss. Left-hander A.J. Huttenlocker struck out 4 in 3 scoreless innings of relief, and third baseman B.A. Vollmuth had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in a run but also committed 2 errors in the loss.



Burlington Bees                3

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  1

(WP – Frankoff 3-7 / 5.27)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Aaron Shipman

(Triple / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: With the game tied 1-1, outfielder Aaron Shipman tripled in the winning run in the top of the 9th inning for the Bees, while first baseman Max Muncy doubled and homered earlier in the game. Starter Drew Granier had another solid outing, allowing just 1 run and striking out 8 over 6 innings of work, but right-hander Seth Frankoff picked up the win with 2 scorless innings in relief.



Mahoning Valley Scrappers  6

Vermont Lake Monsters     1

(LP – Ynoa 0-1 / 7.71)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder John Wooten

(Double / RBI)



Worth Noting: In his debut with Vermont, former top prospect Michael Ynoa had a rocky outing, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, on 5 hits and 2 walks over 2 1/3 innings to take the loss. Outfielder John Wooten doubled and drove in Vermont’s only run in the loss. The team’s lineup should be getting a bit of a boost with the arrival of this year’s top draft pick, shortstop Addison Russell.



AZL Athletics  4

AZL Brewers    2

(WP – Paulino 4-2 / 4.19)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Gregory Paulino

(6 IP / 0 ER / 6 K / Win)

Worth Noting: Starter Gregory Paulino struck out 6 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 4th win, while last night’s hero, catcher Phil Pohl, hit his 2nd homer in 2 nights and drove in a pair of runs in the win.


Thursday’s Games:

Memphis @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Frisco – 7:00pm CT

Lancaster @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Wisconsin – 12:05pm CT

Mahoning Valley @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

AZL Brewers @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT



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3 comments for “Wednesday, August 1st: Cats, Hounds and Bees All Claim Clutch Wins on Wednesday

  1. August 2, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Congrats on your continued move up the Latest Leaders rankings! You’re up to No. 6 in FAN division of the rankings I just posted at:

    Keep up the great blogging,


  2. February 10, 2013 at 3:11 am

    she was a country girl at heart or was she, like so many peploe who going on reality shows, using this as a springboard to some bigger career? He’s been in that world. And when you look at their kiss at the end of the date (as far as we know) it seems obvious they both got their questions answered Jeremiah later called it an amazing date and he knows she’ll remember ir.Flash forward to the second date. Look how excited Jeremiah looks walking up. And look at Paige with her cute little wave and how she walked over. She looks like she’s trying not to run over to him and fling herself into his arms. She kinda does after they greet the vet office staff. They are both absolutely giddy processing the idea that THIS could be actually be happening on the reality show (with. cameras, in. the. face).Now look at the infamous hammock scene and the magical disappearing blanket. It’s edited out of sequence and I will bet you that Jeremiah did not not abruptly push her out of the hammock after she said you know when you know . (she giggles after that last, quick kiss). The breakfast with the friends is edited out of sequence too. When Paige says I always go for the wrong guy , their plates are’s from the Shaun B. portion of the conversation. And shame on her friends for not telling her about Jeremiah asking if she was sincere and about the great song her wrote for her (okay..I’ll give them a break and blame CMT’s evil editing).Here is what I saw in the last episode..not Jeremiah holding back or being emotionally ambivalent. I saw a guy who realizes that Paige is the answer to every prayer he’s ever had made (literally). Who is struggling with how to express that (with.cameras. in. the. face) without using the perfect, smooth words that every guy who has been sent packing has already used: amazing connection , be there for you , spend my life , soulmate . Afterwards Jeremiah is beating himself up because he doesn’t think he expressed himself well that guys who don’t give a crap with smooth-talk her. But I think Jeremiah did a great job. I think Paige is smart enough to know that real emotion is not glib and polished and doesn’t sound like a movie line. It’s raw and messy and inarticulate. I think her then kiss me on the picnic bench was a I get it .I wonder how long that kiss actually was. I could be wrong but I don’t think I am.

  3. February 12, 2013 at 4:40 am

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