Friday, June 7th: Green’s Slam Leads Cats to Victory while Ports Win behind Muncy’s 14th HR, Ynoa Wins 1st for Snappers and Hounds Get Blanked

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Grant Green (Grand Slam)

Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Grant Green (Grand Slam)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  14

Tucson Padres                    5

WP – Werner 5-8 / 5.53

HR – Green (7), Montz (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Grant Green

(Grand Slam)

 

Second baseman Grant Green homered for the second straight day. This one was a grand slam that came as part of a big 7-run 3rd inning that helped provide the River Cats with an insurmountable lead on Friday. Designated hitter Luke Montz added a 3-run homer in the 8th and drove in 5 runs on the night, while shortstop Jemile Weeks contributed 4 hits to the cause. Starter Andrew Werner allowed 3 runs on 5 hits while striking out 5 to earn his 5th win for the River Cats.

Click here for more on Midland, Stockton & Beloit…

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  0

Corpus Christi Hooks      5

LP – Hernandez 2-5 / 3.59

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

(3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

 

It’s was a quiet night for the RockHounds’ bats as the team managed just 2 hits, one each from catcher Beau Taylor and first baseman Anthony Aliotti. Starter Carlos Hernandez allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, over 4 innings of work to take his 5th loss, but RHP Nate Long did his best to try and keep Midland in the game, striking out 5 over 3 scoreless innings of relief for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts      7

Stockton Ports  9

WP – Hassebrock 2-3 / 4.89

HR – Muncy (14), Vollmuth (9)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Base Max Muncy

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

First baseman Max Muncy continued his hot hitting, collecting 2 hits, including a 3-run homer in a 7-run 3rd inning for the Ports. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth also clubbed a 3-run homer, while designated hitter Tony Thompson contributed 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs. RHP Drew Granier had his shakiest start yet for Stockton, allowing 6 runs on 10 hits over just 4 innings of work on Friday. RHP Blake Hassebrock gave up 1 run in 3 innings of relief to pick up his 2nd win, while RHP Jonathan Joseph tossed 2 scoreless innings to earn his 4th save.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers               3

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  2

WP – Ynoa 1-1 / 2.43

HR – Rickles (3)

Michael Ynoa

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Michael Ynoa

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

 

RHP Michael Ynoa picked up his 1st win on Friday. The former top pitching prospect had his lengthiest outing of the season, going a full 5 innings and allowing just 1 run on 6 hits while walking none and striking out 3. RHP Andres Avila gave up 1 run in 4 innings of relief to earn his 1st save, while designated hitter Nick Rickles tagged a 2-run homer in the top of the 2nd inning to give the Snappers an early lead, which they would never relinquish.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tucson – 7:05pm PT

Frisco @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

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

 

 

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1 Comment

Where’s the love for Addison Russell? He was 1-3 with 2 walks and 2 SB’s on Friday.

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