Sunday, May 5th: Hounds & Ports Win while Cats Fall and Ynoa Looks Sharp in Snappers Loss


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds’ Pitcher Murphy Smith (7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)

Midland RockHounds’ RHP Murphy Smith (7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)



Las Vegas 51s                  6

Sacramento River Cats  2

LP – Chavez 2-2 / 2.70

HR – Horton (1)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Josh Horton

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)


Starter Jesse Chavez allowed 4 runs, 2 earned, on 8 hits over 6 2/3 innings to take the loss on Sunday. Third baseman Josh Horton had 2 hits, including a 2-run homer in the 7th inning to account for all of the River Cats’ scoring on the day, while outfielder Michael Choice and designated hitter Ryan Ortiz collected a pair of hits apiece. Shortstop Hiro Nakajima missed his second straight game after his debut on Friday and will be reevaluated in Oakland on Monday.



Frisco RoughRiders        4

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Newby 1-3 / 2.20

HR – Barfield (6)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

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


Starter Murphy Smith had another solid start on Sunday, allowing 3 runs, just 1 earned, on 5 hits over 7 innings. The right-hander was set to earn the win until Frisco scored a run off RHP Kyler Newby in the 8th inning. But outfielder Chad Oberacker drove in shortstop Dusty Coleman in the bottom of the 9th to allow Newby to pick up his 1st win of the season. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield clubbed a 3-run homer to put Midland on the board in the 1st.



Visalia Rawhide   1

Stockton Ports  7

WP – Walz 3-0 / 4.76



Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Wade Kirkland

(Double / 2 RBIs)


After being demoted from Midland, RHP Sergio Perez allowed just 1 hit over 3 scoreless innings in his first start for Stockton on Sunday. LHP Omar Duran contributed 3 perfect innings in relief, while RHP T.J. Walz struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings to pick his 3rd win. Shortstop Wade Kirkland and outfielder Dusty Robinson each had 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs. And catcher Phil Pohl, making his debut for Stockton, had a pair of hits and a pair of walks to reach base in his first 4 plate appearances for the Ports.



Beloit Snappers  4

Lansing Lugnuts    5

LP – Healy 0-1 / 2.25

Michael Ynoa


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Michael Ynoa

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


Starter Michael Ynoa had his most impressive outing yet for Beloit, allowing 3 hits while walking none and striking out 4 over 4 scoreless innings of work on Sunday. In his first appearance with Beloit since being demoted from Stockton, RHP Andres Avila gave up 2 runs on 5 hits in 3 innings of relief, and RHP Tucker Healy took the loss after allowing 3 unearned runs to score in the bottom of the 8th inning. Third baseman Renato Nunez, who made 3 errors on Saturday, made a pair of errors in the 8th on Sunday to now give him a total of 9 on the season. And shortstop Daniel Robertson continued his hot hitting, collecting 3 more hits to raise his average to .448.


Monday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

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

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Lansing – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT



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