Monday, August 6th: Hounds Win, Cats & Bees Fall, while Olson & Robertson Come Up Big in Arizona

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Arizona League A’s first baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Nashville Sounds             5

Sacramento River Cats  3

(LP – Miller 0-3 / 3.77)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Grant Green

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI / Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Graham Godfrey allowed 2 runs on 5 hits in 4 innings of work on Monday. Grant Green, getting the start at second base, had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in outfielder Michael Taylor to put the go-ahead run on the board for Sacramento in the bottom of the 6th inning, but right-hander Jim Miller gave up 2 runs in the top of the 7th to take the loss.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks   4

Midland RockHounds  8

(WP – Guzman 2-1 / 3.79)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti doubled and drove in 3 runs in the first 3 innings to help give Midland an insurmountable lead in Monday night’s game. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield and infielder Josh Horton both collected 3 hits and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Starter Shawn Haviland allowed 4 runs, 1 earned, while walking 6 and striking out 5 over 4 innings of work, while right-hander Jose Guzman struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports

OFF-DAY

This is what the off-day looked like for some members of the Ports

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

Burlington Bees                1

(LP – Granier 11-7 / 2.94)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(6 IP / 2 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier turned in another solid performance on Monday night, allowing just 2 runs over 6 innings of work. Unfortunately, the Bees’ lineup could only manage 3 hits on the night, with outfielder Douglas Landaeta doubling in the team’s only run in the bottom of the 9th inning.

 

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

Batavia Muckdogs             3

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

(WP – Gagnier 2-1 / 1.37)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andres Avila

(4 IP / 0 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: In his second start for Vermont on Monday night, former top prospect Michael Ynoa allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, on 2 hits while walking 2 and striking out 2 over 3 innings of work. Right-hander Andres Avila followed up by shutting down Batavia over 4 scoreless innings to give Vermont the chance to climb back into it. Catcher Bruce Maxwell, second baseman Chris Bostick and outfielder Kelvin Rojas all doubled, while outfielder John Wooten bunted home shortstop Addison Russell for the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Giants        7

AZL Athletics  14

(WP – Hansen 2-1 / 6.52)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The A’s third overall draft pick this year, first baseman Matt Olson, doubled, homered and drove in 3 runs, while the A’s second overall pick, infielder Daniel Robertson, doubled, tripled and drove in 3. Outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz homered and drove in 2 runs, and third baseman Renato Nunez collected 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs in the win. Starter Gregory Paulino allowed 5 runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings, while right-hander Derek Hansen picked up the win after striking out 4 batters in just 1 inning of work – one of the batters reached base after striking out on a wild pitch.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Nashville @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Quad Cities @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Vermont @ HudsonValley – 7:05pm ET

AZL Athletics @ AZL Rangers – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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1 Comment

Very true about the “no comment,” fetclh. A-Rod confuses me: 57 homers in 2002, 47 homers in 2003, and 36 homers in 2004…Lets face it though, A-Rod’s upper body looks twice the size as it was when he was with the M’s. It’s too bad these steroid tests don’t tell you how long he took them for.

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