Sunday, June 2nd: Muncy’s Slam Leads Ports to Victory while Cats Win Behind Billings and Hounds & Snappers Both Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports First Baseman Max Muncy (Grand Slam)

Stockton Ports First Baseman Max Muncy (Grand Slam)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  9

Tacoma Rainiers               2

WP – Billings 7-2 / 4.25

HR – Choice (10), Peterson (5), Green (5), Nakajima (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

RHP Bruce Billings delivered his 5th straight quality start for Sacramento on Sunday, allowing just 3 hits while striking out 8 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 7th win. The River Cats benefited from 4 home runs on the night. Outfielder Michael Choice and third baseman Hiro Nakajima each slugged solo shots, while second baseman Grant Green and outfielder Shane Peterson both belted 2-run blasts in the 9th inning for the Cats.

Click here for more on Midland, Stockton & Beloit…

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Springfield Cardinals      2

Midland RockHounds  0

LP – Smith 5-6 / 2.24

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

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

 

Starter Murphy Smith had another strong outing for the RockHounds on Sunday, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits over 7 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss. Designated hitter Jake Goebbert had 2 of the Hounds’ 7 hits on the night.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   6

San Jose Giants   3

WP – Granier 6-3 / 2.50

HR – Muncy (10), Dixon (4)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Muncy

(Grand Slam)

 

With the Ports down by a run and the bases loaded with 2 outs in the top of the 8th inning, first baseman Max Muncy smacked a grand slam to turn things around and give Stockton the lead. Starter Drew Granier had another solid outing for the Ports, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits over 7 innings to earn his 6th win.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

Beloit Snappers              2

LP – Streich 5-3 / 6.16

HR – Nunez (11)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Seth Streich allowed 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 5 hits in 5 innings but took his 3rd loss on Sunday. With Beloit down by 3 runs in the 9th, third baseman Renato Nunez tagged a 2-run homer to put the team within a run, but that would be as close as the Snappers would get on Sunday.

 

In Other News…

Project Athletics is mounting a campaign to get folks to cast an All-Star vote for the man who’s been the A’s best hitter this season, third baseman Josh Donaldson. If you’d like to do your part, you can cast your All-Star vote here. You can check out Project Athletics’ Facebook page here and their event page for the campaign here. You can also follow them on Twitter here and tweet your support by sharing the hashtag #bringtheraintotheciti.

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Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 7:00pm PT

Lancaster @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Quad Cities @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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