Sunday, April 21st: Neal Pitches Hounds to Victory while Ports Win on Ortiz’s HR and Cats & Snappers Both Fall


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds’ Pitcher Zach Neal (7 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

Midland RockHounds’ Pitcher Zach Neal (7 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)



Reno Aces                       10

Sacramento River Cats  8

LP – Simmons 0-1 / 6.48



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Daric Barton

(3 for 5 / Double / 3 RBIs)


With Dan Straily scratched in case he’s needed to replace Brett Anderson in his next scheduled start for Oakland on Wednesday, RHP Bruce Billings got the start on Sunday and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits over 3 innings of work. RHP Pedro Vidal, making his debut for Sacramento, then gave up 2 runs in 2 innings of relief. First baseman Daric Barton doubled in the tying run and scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 5th inning for the River Cats. RHP James Simmons then came on to give up 4 runs over 1 2/3 innings to take the loss. After making 3 rehab starts with Stockton, Adam Rosales started at second base and had a hit, a walk, scored a run and stole base in his first rehab appearance with the River Cats.



Midland RockHounds  3

San Antonio Missions     1

WP – Neal 1-0 / 1.33



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(7 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)


Starter Zach Neal had another impressive outing for the RockHounds on Sunday, tossing 7 scoreless innings to earn the win and lower his ERA to 1.33 after 4 starts. RHP Kyler Newby, who’s quickly becoming the go-to guy out of the bullpen for Midland, got the final 3 outs to earn his 4th save. Second baseman Dusty Coleman and outfielder D’Arby Myers collected 3 hits apiece, while designated hitter Anthony Aliotti, outfielder Jake Goebbert and shortstop Darwin Perez each drove in a run for the RockHounds.



Modesto Nuts      2

Stockton Ports  4

WP – Joseph 2-0 / 0.90

HR – Ortiz (1)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Ryan Ortiz

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)


With RHP Sean Murphy being promoted to Double-A Midland, RHP Deyvi Jimenez was added to the Ports’ roster and made his first start for Stockton on Sunday, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, while striking out 5 over 4 innings of work. RHP David Mota and LHP Jacob Brown combined for 3 scoreless innings in relief to keep Stockton within a run. Catcher Ryan Ortiz then blasted a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the Ports the lead, and RHP Jonathan Joseph struck out 4 over the final 2 innings to earn his 2nd win.



Beloit Snappers       4

Clinton LumberKings  7

LP – House 0-2 / 3.21

HR – Tanis (1)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Austin House

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


RHP Austin House had a solid start for the Snappers on Sunday, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits over 5 innings but still ended up taking the loss, while RHP Kris Hall gave up 5 runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief. Third baseman Jacob Tanis did his best to try to spark the Snappers’ offense, contributing 3 hits, including a home run and a double, and drove in 3 runs in the loss.


Monday’s Games:

Reno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

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



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1 comment for “Sunday, April 21st: Neal Pitches Hounds to Victory while Ports Win on Ortiz’s HR and Cats & Snappers Both Fall

  1. March 17, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Pete C. March 13, 2012 08:25Arod’s toast. His hip is shot.Hughes has the most upside.Soriano wihses he was anywhere but on the Yanks.Tex has Giambi syndrome, from the left side, and he can’t give it up. Probably should go through some kind of 12 step program. 2 1

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