Monday, August 13th: Green Leads Cats to Victory as Hounds & Bees Win and Cole Impresses Again

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

 Sacramento River Cats infielder  Grant Green (3 for 5 / 2 RBIs) 

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats    8

Oklahoma City RedHawks  5

(WP – Souza 3-1 / 6.04)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Grant Green

(3 for 5 / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Grant Green, getting the start at second base, singled in the tying run in the 6th inning, then singled in the go-ahead run in the 8th inning on Monday night. Outfielder Shane Peterson contributed 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats. Starter Bruce Billings had a rough outing, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, over 5 innings of work, while right-hander Justin Souza picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  5

Tulsa Drillers                4

(WP – Hunter 3-3 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher David Freitas

(1 for 2 / Walk / 2 RBIs / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher David Freitas, serving as the designated hitter for the day, drove in the go-ahead run in the 6th inning then, after Midland lost the lead, scored the winning run in the 9th inning for the RockHounds. Second baseman Josh Horton collected 3 hits and scored twice in the win. Starter Sonny Gray had his shakiest outing in over a month, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits over 6 1/3 innings, while right-hander Brett Hunter picked up the win with 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports

OFF-DAY

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees                7

Quad Cities River Bandits  6

(WP – Chitwood 1-1 / 4.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

(5 IP / 0 ER / 6 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Cole allowed 2 unearned runs, thanks to a throwing error by shortstop Sean Jamieson, and struck out 6 over 5 innings on Monday to lower his ERA with Burlington to 2.12. Cole left with the game tied 2-2, but right-hander Drew Tyson gave up 4 runs in the 7th inning to put the Bees in a deep hole. Shortstop Jamieson hit a 3-run homer in the 8th inning to tie the game, and outfielder Aaron Shipman eventually tripled in the winning run in the top of the 12th inning for the Bees.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters

OFF-DAY

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics

OFF-DAY

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ New Orleans – 5:00pm PT

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 7:05pm PT

AZL Athletics @ AZL Padres – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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