Saturday, June 8th: Billings Pitches Cats to Victory while Ports & Snappers Win and Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Bruce Billings (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 3 K / Win)

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Bruce Billings (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 3 K / Win)



Sacramento River Cats  10

Tucson Padres                    5

WP – Billings 8-2 / 3.98

HR – Montz (8)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 3 K / Win)


RHP Bruce Billings had another strong start for Sacramento, allowing 1 run on just 4 hits over 6 innings to earn his league-leading 8th win. Catcher Luke Montz homered for the 2nd straight night, while outfielder Shane Peterson had 3 hits and drove in 4 runs, shortstop Jemile Weeks had 3 hits, including 2 triples, and second baseman Grant Green collected 4 hits and drove in a pair of runs to raise his average to .306.

Click here for more on Midland, Stockton & Beloit…



Frisco RoughRiders       5

Midland RockHounds  2

LP – Smith 5-7 / 2.64



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Pedro Viola

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


It was the second straight rough night for the RockHounds’ lineup. The team tallied 2 hits on Friday and managed just 4 on Saturday. RHP Murphy Smith had a shaky start, allowing 5 runs on 10 hits over 6 innings to take his 7th loss, but former major-leaguer Pedro Viola struck out the side in the 9th inning to provide one of the few highlights of the game for the RockHounds.



Modesto Nuts      7

Stockton Ports  8

WP – Simmons 3-1 / 1.93

HR – Robinson (8), Lamas (4)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher James Simmons

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


RHP James Simmons took another positive step forward in his return to starting pitching, allowing 3 runs, just 2 earned, while striking out 6 over 6 innings to earn his 3rd win. Outfielder Dusty Robinson slugged a 3-run homer in the 2nd inning to give the Ports the lead, while second baseman Antonio Lamas added a 2-run shot in the 7th, and shortstop Addison Russell collected a pair of doubles to raise his season total to 17.



Beloit Snappers  6

Burlington Bees     1

WP – Streich 6-3 / 5.69

HR – Olson (8)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

(5 2/3 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)


RHP Seth Streich had his second straight strong start for the Snappers on Saturday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 5 over 5 2/3 innings to earn his 6th win. First baseman Matt Olson hit his 8th home run, while shortstop Daniel Robertson and outfielder Dayton Alexander contributed a pair of hits apiece for the Snappers.


Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tucson – 7:05pm PT

Frisco @ Midland – 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 2:09pm PT

Game #1 – Beloit @ Burlington – 11:00am PT / 1:00pm CT

Game #2 – Beloit @ Burlington



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How is Weeks doing defensively at SS? Could he be playable at the Major League level?

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