Tuesday, August 21st: Murphy Pitches Ports to Victory while Cats & Bees Win and Russell & Ynoa Impress


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports RHP Sean Murphy (6 IP / 0 ER / 7 K)



Las Vegas 51s                 2

Sacramento River Cats  6

(WP – Peacock 12-7 / 5.61)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Brandon Hicks

(Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Shortstop Brandon Hicks doubled and hit a 2-run homer, his 16th, while outfielders Shane Peterson and Michael Taylor contributed 2 hits apiece in the win. Starter Brad Peacock had another strong outing for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs on just 2 hits while striking out 4 over 5 1/3 innings to earn his 12th win on Tuesday. Catcher Jason Jaramillo doubled in his 1st game with the River Cats, while pitcher Graham Godfrey was designated for assignment and second baseman Jemile Weeks was optioned to Sacramento.



Midland RockHounds  1

Corpus Christi Hooks   7

(LP – Castro 2-5 / 4.52)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(2 for 4 / RBI)



Worth Noting: Starter Fabio Castro allowed 3 runs over 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday to take his 5th loss, while catcher Beau Taylor had a pair of hits and drove in the RockHounds’ only run of the game.



Modesto Nuts    0

Stockton Ports  1

(WP – Murphy 7-7 / 4.56)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(6 IP / 0 ER / 7 K / Win)



Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy turned in an impressive outing for the Ports, striking out 7 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 7th win on Tuesday. First baseman Tony Thompson doubled in the only run of the game for the Ports.



Kane County Cougars  3

Burlington Bees          6

(WP – Lamb 3-2 / 4.88)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(3 for 5 / 2 Runs / RBI / Stolen Base)



Worth Noting: The A’s top draft pick of 2012, shortstop Addison Russell, had a big game for the Bees, collecting 3 hits, scoring twice, driving in a run and stealing a base. His batting average now stands at .333 after his first 4 games with Burlington. Starter Chris Lamb allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 5 1/3 innings to earn his 3rd win for the Bees.



Vermont Lake Monsters  3

Staten Island Yankees     5

(LP – Tanner 0-1 / 18.00)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Michael Ynoa

(2 2/3 IP / 0 ER / 5 K)



Worth Noting: Starter Seth Streich allowed 2 runs on 4 hits over 2 innings of work, but former top prospect Michael Ynoa had his best outing so far this season, striking out 5 over 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. Catcher Bruce Maxwell, serving as the designated hitter for the day, doubled in a run, while outfielders Brett Vertigan and John Wooten contributed 2 hits apiece in the loss.



AZL Athletics  1

AZL D-backs    3

(LP – Paulino 4-3 / 5.89)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Soto

(Triple / RBI)

Worth Noting: Starter Gregory Paulino allowed 2 runs over 5 innings to take his 3rd loss, while first baseman Michael Soto tripled in the team’s only run of the game on Tuesday.


Wednesday’s Games:

Salt Lake @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 7:05pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Clinton @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Vermont @ Staten Island – 7:00pm ET

AZL Athletics @ AZL Dodgers – 7:00pm PT



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1 comment for “Tuesday, August 21st: Murphy Pitches Ports to Victory while Cats & Bees Win and Russell & Ynoa Impress

  1. August 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Michael Ynoa’s outing was pretty ugly if you look at it batter-by-batter. A HBP, WP strikeout putting the guy on first (what a quality batter!), and a freak ground ball DP with only a runner on second (what quality baserunning – hey it’s the same player, again, Jose Rosario). It’s sad that 5 base runners in 2.2 innings is his strongest outing so far.

    Shane Peterson had a great day – single, double, 3 walks, lifting his incredible OPC to 1.112 with 100 at-bats nowin AAA. If only he could play 2B or SS, he’d be starting in Oakland tonight.

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