Wednesday, May 1st: Gray’s Complete Game Victory for Cats Leads Quartet of Quality Starts on Wednesday

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats’ Pitcher Sonny Gray (9 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win / CG)

Sacramento River Cats’ Pitcher Sonny Gray (9 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win / CG)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  4

Fresno Grizzlies                 1

WP – Gray 3-1 / 2.61

HR – Choice (5), Peterson (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sonny Gray

(9 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win / CG)

 

The A’s 2011 1st-round draft pick, RHP Sonny Gray, had his most impressive performance of the season for Sacramento, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while going the distance to earn the complete game victory on Wednesday. Outfielder Michael Choice hit his 5th home run, a solo shot, and designated hitter Shane Peterson hit a 2-run homer, his 1st, to drive in the go-ahead run for the River Cats. With Coco Crisp going on the disabled list, catcher Luke Montz was recalled by the A’s, and catcher Ryan Ortiz was promoted to Sacramento from Stockton.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

Corpus Christi Hooks      3

LP – Newby 0-3 / 2.51

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(7 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 7 K)

 

Starter Zach Neal had another solid outing for the RockHounds, allowing just 1 run while striking out 7 over 7 innings of work. The game ultimately went to extra innings, where RHP Kyler Newby gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, to take the loss. Third baseman Jefry Marte had a pair of hits and drove in a run, while first baseman Anthony Aliotti collected 3 hits to raise his average to a nifty .350.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  1

Stockton Ports                      2

WP – Granier 3-2 / 2.81

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

Starter Drew Granier delivered another strong outing for Stockton on Wednesday, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits to earn his 3rd win, while RHP Seth Frankoff tossed 2 perfect innings in relief to pick up his 1st save. The Ports managed just 3 hits in the game, a pair of singles from outfielders Bobby Crocker and Myrio Richard and an RBI-triple off the bat of hot-hitting second baseman Antonio Lamas.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers   2

Great LakesLoons  3

LP – Tyson 1-1 / 8.10

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

(6 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 7 K)

 

Starter Seth Streich had one of his best outings of the season for the Snappers, allowing 1 run on just 1 hit over 6 innings of work on Wednesday. RHP Tyler Vail surrendered the tying run in the bottom of the 8th inning to send the game to extra innings, and RHP Drew Tyson gave up a run in the 10th to take the loss. Catcher Bruce Maxwell collected 4 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a run for the Snappers.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Rancho Cucamonga @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Great Lakes – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

 

 

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