Sunday, April 14th: 4 HRs from Vogt & Choice Lead Cats’ Attack, while Ports & Snappers Win and Hounds Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats’ Catcher Stephen Vogt (5 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / Triple / 6 RBIs)

Sacramento River Cats’ Catcher Stephen Vogt (5 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / Triple / 6 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  22

Reno Aces                          6

WP – Werner 1-2 / 10.91

HR – Vogt 2 (4), Choice 2 (3), Crumbliss (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Stephen Vogt

(5 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / Triple / 6 RBIs)

 

The River Cats’ lineup continued its offensive explosion for the third straight day on Sunday, this time erupting for 22 runs! Catcher Stephen Vogt led the attack with 5 hits, including 2 home runs and a triple, and 6 RBIs, and outfielder Michael Choice also had a pair of home runs to go along with a pair of doubles. Outfielder Conner Crumbliss contributed his 2nd home run, and third baseman Scott Moore, first Daric Barton and designated hitter Jemile Weeks collected 3 hits apiece. Starter Andrew Werner allowed 6 runs on 13 hits over 6 innings, but still walked away with his 1st win on Sunday.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Arkansas Travelers       11

Midland RockHounds  8

LP – Smith 1-2 / 3.31

HR – Myers (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder D’Arby Myers

(Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

RHP Murphy Smith had his shakiest start of the season for the RockHounds on Sunday, allowing 8 runs, 5 earned, over 5 1/3 innings to take the loss. Outfielder D’Arby Myers homered and drove in 4 runs, designated hitter Miles Head had 3 hits, and outfielder Chad Oberacker, first baseman Anthony Aliotti and shortstop Dusty Coleman collected a pair of hits apiece in the loss. With infielder Tyler Ladendorf and RHP Darren Byrd being promoted to Sacramento, catcher Beau Taylor was activated and infielder Michael Fabiaschi was promoted from Stockton.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   9

Bakersfield Blaze  2

WP – Granier 2-1 / 3.60

HR – Vollmuth 2 (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman B.A. Vollmuth

(4 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth, who had been hitting .083, came alive on Sunday, collecting 4 hits, including 2 home runs and a double, and drove in 4 runs. Outfielder Myrio Richard and shortstop Addison Russell, returning from his stint on the 7-day DL, both doubled for the Ports. Starter Drew Granier allowed 2 runs over 5 innings to earn the win, and RHPs David Mota and Pedro Vidal both contributed 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Burlington Bees     3

Beloit Snappers  8

WP – Hall 1-0 / 3.38

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Bruce Maxwell

(3 for 3 / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)

 

Catcher Bruce Maxwell had a big game on Sunday, collecting 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in 3 runs for the Snappers. Third baseman Renato Nunez had 2 hits, and outfielder Aaron Shipman drove in a pair of runs for Beloit. RHP Kris Hall allowed 2 runs over 5 innings to earn the win, and RHP Austin House gave up just 1 run in 4 innings of relief to pick up the save. In other news, RHP Drew Tyson was activated from the DL and catcher Phil Pohl was sent to extended spring training in Arizona.

 

Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Reno – 6:35pm PT

Arkansas @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ San Jose – 7:00pm PT

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

 

 

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4 Comments

You do indeed have loevly landscapes. There is so much to see and appreciate in the beauty of nature. Thanks for sharing your talent of photography and capturing nature at its best!

Hi Jim, Thanks so much for your thoughtful conemmt. Can I ask you a few questions? It sounds like you are taking a renewed interest in playing guitar. That leads me to wonder: What is your learning and practicing process? Are you taking lessons with a teacher, or working with an online or DVD course? Or doing it on your own? Tell me a bit more about yourself and where you’re at with guitar. I’d love to see if I can be of help to you.

Wow! Great to find a post knocking my socks off!

Nationals may seek to bolster the rotaoitn but prefer bench bat first. Nationals Phil HughesYankees Danny Espinosa. Espinosa is lousy at hitting but arm strength and power switching hitter are always more attractive than Eduardo Nunez the prone. Working on swinging mechanic in the minor right now but he could continue working on it with Kevin Long. He is perfect power hitter to spell out Arod and Jeter next year. Could be a full time 2B if Yanks idiotically passed on Cano. Espinosa won’t become a full FA until after 2016. Getting Espinosa can allow Yankees to package Nunez and Adams for whoever Yankees wants to bolster 1b or bench. thoughts?

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