Minor League Game Thread: 4/4/13 (Opening Day)

We’re experimenting with having a live Minor League Game Thread here on opening day. So please feel free to post comments below as today’s minor league openers for all four of the A’s full-season affiliates unfold.

The Double-A Midland RockHounds are scheduled to kick off today’s action at 4:00pm Pacific/6:00pm Central, followed by the Class-A Beloit Snappers at 4:35pm Pacific/6:35pm Central, and then the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats and Class-A Stockton Ports at 7:05pm Pacific.

You can listen to broadcasts of all the games free of charge online via MiLB Gameday Audio at http://www.milb.com/milb/multimedia/audio.jsp. Broadcasts are also available on your iPad or iPhone via the MiLB.com app.

So be sure to check out all the minor league action and share your thoughts in the comments section below!


Thursday’s Opening Games – April 4th, 2013:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Wheeler vs. Werner)

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 4:00pm PT / 6:00pm CT

(Smith vs. Arguelles)

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Granier)

Beloit @ Cedar Rapids – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

(Alcantara vs. Rogers)


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21 comments for “Minor League Game Thread: 4/4/13 (Opening Day)

  1. Anonymous
    April 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Can’t wait!

    • April 4, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      Good to hear – that makes two of us!

  2. April 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Murphy Smith will be starting for the RockHounds tonight. He had an ERA of 4.82 in 27 games last year.

  3. Casey H
    April 4, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Not seeing a gameday link on the Rockhounds home page

  4. April 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    RockHounds Lineup: Darwin Perez 2B, D’Arby Myers CF, Miles Head 3B, Jeremy Barfield RF, Jefry Marte DH, Anthony Aliotti 1B, Dusty Coleman SS, Chad Oberacker LF, Ryan Lipkin C

  5. April 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Beloit Lineup: Shipman CF, Bostick 2B, Wooten RF, Olson 1B, Maxwell C, Nunez 3B, Tanis DH, Solano SS, Vertigan LF, Alcantara P

  6. April 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    3-run HR by 3B Renato Nunez for Beloit to tie the game 4-4!

  7. April 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Midland RockHounds up 4-0 thanks to 2-RBI doubles by Jefry Marte & Anthony Aliotti & Beloit Snappers tied 4-4 thanks to a 3-run HR by Renato Nunez.

  8. April 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Sacramento River Cats’ opening night lienup: Jemile Weeks DH, Grant Green 2B, Shane Peterson LF, Michael Choice CF, Michael Taylor RF, Scott Moore 3B, Luke Montz 1B, Andy Parrino SS, David Freitas C, Andrew Werner P

  9. April 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Byrd in for Murphy Smith who tossed 5 scoreless for @RockHounds & Tyler Vail in for Alcantara who gave up 5 ER in 3 2/3 for @BeloitSnappers

  10. April 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Stockton Ports’ opening night lineup: Russell SS, Crocker CF, Whitaker RF, Ortiz C, Vollmuth 3B, Muncy 1B, Robinson LF, Thompson DH, Kirkland 2B

  11. April 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Hitting stars so far tonight are Marte & Aliotti with 2 hits & 2 RBIs apiece for Midland RockHounds & Renato Nunez w/ 3-run HR for Beloit Snappers.

  12. April 4, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Enjoyed the RockHounds game on gameday and radio. Combined they were in synch and were enjoyable. Created thoughts of going to Springdale this summer and enjoying a RockHounds game.

    • April 4, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Sounds like a plan – see ’em if ya can!

  13. April 4, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    2-run HRs from OFs Josh Whitaker & Dusty Robinson and 2 hits from 1B Max Muncy lead Stockton Ports attack tonight.

  14. April 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    After his first 3 ABs, Addison Russell has 2 strikeouts and a walk.

  15. Asyouwish33
    April 4, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Cool. This is always the most exciting part for me. Always leaves you with so much optimism. Bummer that milb does not have a strong app yet for the ipad, and they only allow ou to see AA, and AAA.

    Really excited about Nunez and following guys like Green, Russell, and young pitchers.

    • Asyouwish33
      April 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Notices our Beloit boys struck out 16 times, not the best. But there are some fun guys to watch down there with Shipman, Bostick, Olsen, Nunez

      • April 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        Don’t forget Maxwell too! And Michael Ynoa will be starting Friday’s game, so ya might want to keep an eye on that!

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