Thursday, June 6th: Taylor’s Slam Leads Hounds to Victory while Cats & Snappers Win and Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Beau Taylor (Grand Slam / Game-Winning RBI)

Midland RockHounds DH Beau Taylor (Grand Slam / Game-Winning RBI)



Sacramento River Cats  9

Tucson Padres                  3

WP – Gray 6-3 / 2.43

HR – Green (6)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sonny Gray

(6 2/3 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 5 BB / 6 K / Win)


Top pitching prospect Sonny Gray made his eighth straight quality start for Sacramento on Thursday, allowing just 2 runs on 5 hits over 6 2/3 innings to earn his 6th win. Meanwhile, second baseman Grant Green had a big night at the plate, homering, doubling, driving in 3 runs and scoring 3 times for the River Cats.

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Midland RockHounds  14

Corpus Christi Hooks        4

WP – DeMark 1-1 / 4.82

HR – Goebbert (11), Aliotti (9), Crumbliss (3), Taylor (2), Coleman (1)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Beau Taylor

(Grand Slam / Game-Winning RBI)


With the game tied in the top of the 7th inning and the bases loaded, designated hitter Beau Taylor smacked a grand slam to give the RockHounds the lead, which they would never relinquish. Outfielder Jake Goebbert followed up with a grand slam of his own in the 9th, while first baseman Anthony Aliotti, second baseman Conner Crumbliss and third baseman Dusty Coleman also contributed home runs for the RockHounds. RHP Sean Murphy had his second straight shaky start, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits over just 3 1/3 innings, while RHP Mike DeMark tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 1st win.



Modesto Nuts     11

Stockton Ports  8

LP – Vidal 0-1 / 2.76



Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(3 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 3 Runs)


Shortstop Addison Russell collected 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and scored 3 times, while designated hitter Tony Thompson drove in 3 runs for the Ports. Starter Deyvi Jimenez allowed 3 runs in 4 innings of work, while RHP Seth Frankoff struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief, and Stockton led until the 8th inning. RHP Pedro Vidal surrendered 3 runs in the 8th and gave up another 2 runs in the 9th to take his 1st loss for the Ports.



Beloit Snappers               7

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  1

WP – Alcantara 7-1 / 2.65



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

(7 IP / 7 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)


Starter Raul Alcantara turned in another impressive outing on Thursday, striking out 8 over 7 scoreless innings to earn his 7th win. Alcantara’s fellow Midwest League All-Star, first baseman Matt Olson, collected 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a pair of runs for the Snappers.


Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tucson – 6:05pm PT

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

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Wisconsin – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT



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