Sunday, April 7th: Muncy Slugs Ports to Win while Gray & Hernandez Pitch Cats & Hounds to Victory and Snappers Get No-Hit

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports’ First Baseman Max Muncy (2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 Stockton Ports’ 1B Max Muncy      (2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Las Vegas 51s                  4

Sacramento River Cats  8

WP – Gordon 1-0 / 12.00

HR – Taylor (2), Choice (1), Vogt (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sonny Gray

(6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 4 K)

 

Top pitching prospect Sonny Gray impressed in his season debut with Sacramento, allowing just 2 hits over 6 scoreless innings. He left the game with the lead, but Las Vegas scored 2 runs off RHP Brian Gordon to tie the game in the top of the 7th inning. Sacramento then exploded for 6 runs in the bottom of the 7th thanks to a grand slam off the bat of outfielder Michel Choice and solo shots courtesy of outfielder Michael Taylor and newly-arrived catcher Stephen Vogt, who also added a pair of doubles on the night to cap off an impressive debut for the River Cats. Jemile Weeks got his first start at second base this season, Grant Green got his first start at first base, Josh Horton made his season debut at third base, and RHP Dan Otero returned to the River Cats’ roster after clearing waivers.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

Arkansas Travelers        1

WP – Hernandez 1-0 / 0.00

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Hernandez

(5 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

LHP Carlos Hernandez was solid in his season debut with the RockHounds, tossing 5 scoreless innings to earn the win. RHP Darren Byrd contributed 2 scoreless innings to pick up the save. Third baseman Jefry Marte doubled in a run, newly-acquired outfielder Jake Goebbert picked up his first hit since joining the RockHounds, and catcher Nick Rickles collected a pair of hits in his Double-A debut.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  8

Stockton Ports  12

WP – Peters 1-0 / 7.20

HR – Muncy 2 (3), Robinson (2), Crocker (1), Vollmuth (1), Kirkland (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Muncy

(2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

First baseman Max Muncy continued his hot start in the California League, slugging his second and third home runs and driving in 4 runs for the Ports on Sunday. Outfielder Dusty Robinson hit his 2nd home run of the season, and outfielder Bobby Crocker and infielders B.A. Vollmuth and Wade Kirkland all hit their first. Starter Tanner Peters was a little shaky in his first start with Stockton, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, in 5 innings of work, but he still managed to pick up the win. RHP Jose Macias got the final four hits for the save. And shortstop Addison Russell missed his second straight game after tweaking his ankle running out an infield hit in Friday’s game. You can check out the play on which in happened, as well as Russell’s first hit, on ProspectNotes’ YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/ProspectNotes

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        1

Cedar Rapids Kernels  9

LP – Voiro 0-1 / 7.36

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Derek De Young

(4 1/3 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 1 K)

 

The Snappers were no-hit by a trio of Cedar Rapids hurlers on Sunday, but Beloit did manage to push a run across the plate in the 8th inning thanks to 3 walks and a sacrifice fly. Snappers’ starter Vince Voiro had a rocky outing in his season debut, allowing 8 runs, 3 earned, on 10 hits over 3 2/3 innings to take the loss, but RHP Derek De Young looked good in relief, allowing just 1 run in 4 1/3 innings of work.

 

Monday’s Games:

Tacoma @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Arkansas – 5:10pm PT / 7:10pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Peoria – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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4 comments for “Sunday, April 7th: Muncy Slugs Ports to Win while Gray & Hernandez Pitch Cats & Hounds to Victory and Snappers Get No-Hit

  1. Asyouwish33
    April 8, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Grant Green getting time at first as well, I like that. The kid for Beloit in his picture looks like Tim Lincecum, just a little bit.

    If Green and Weeks continue to tear the cover off he ball, it’s going to present s good problem for the major league club.

  2. Anonymous
    April 8, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Where is Addison Russell?

    • April 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      He tweaked his ankle a bit running out an infield hit the other day.

  3. April 9, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Obvious internet site, regards in this write-up

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