Friday, June 14th: It’s Black Friday with Losses for Everyone – except Top Draft Pick Billy McKinney

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Zach Neal (8 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K)

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Zach Neal (8 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Tacoma Rainiers               6

Sacramento River Cats  4

LP – Thomas 3-5 / 4.15

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Jemile Weeks

(1 for 3 / 2 Walks / 2 Runs / 1 RBI / 1 SB)

 

Starter Justin Thomas allowed 3 runs on 6 hits over 5 innings to take his 5th loss on Friday. Second baseman Jemile Weeks reached base 3 times, drove in a run and scored 2 of the River Cats 4 runs on the night, while designated hitter Grant Green collected a pair of hits and drove in a run in the loss.

Click here for more on Midland, Stockton & Beloit…

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

GAME #1  (completion of yesterday’s suspended game)

San Antonio Missions     6

Midland RockHounds  2

LP – Daley 0-1 / 13.50

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

(5 IP / 3 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 1 K)

 

Starter Murphy Smith allowed 2 runs on just 3 hits over 5 innings of work yesterday before the game was suspended due to rain with the scored tied 2-2. When the game resumed on Friday, LHPs Frank Gailey and Pedro Viola each tossed 2 scoreless innings, and the game remained tied until RHP Gary Daley gave up 4 runs in the top of the 10th inning to take the loss. Catcher David Freitas collected 3 hits and drove in a run for the RockHounds, while designated hitter Miles Head went 0 for 4 in his return from the disabled list.

 

GAME #2

San Antonio Missions     3

Midland RockHounds  0

LP – Neal 5-4 / 3.51

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(8 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K)

 

Starter Zach Neal had another solid outing for the RockHounds, allowing 3 runs, just 1 earned, on 4 hits over 8 innings on Friday, but he ended up taking his 4th loss. Midland managed just 6 hits in the game, 2 off the bat of outfielder D’Arby Myers.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports                       2

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  13

LP – Hall 1-1 / 6.16

HR – Muncy (17)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Muncy

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Shaeffer Hall had a shaky outing for Stockton, allowing 8 runs on 9 hits to take his 1st loss on Friday. First baseman Max Muncy continued his hot hitting, slugging his 17th home run, a 2-run shot that accounted for the Ports’ only scoring on the night.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Clinton LumberKings  9

Beloit Snappers       4

LP – De Young 4-2 / 4.64

HR – Nunez (13)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Derek De Young had a rough outing on Friday, allowing 7 runs in just 2/3 of an inning to take his 2nd loss. Third baseman Renato Nunez had 2 hits, including his 13th home run, and drove in a pair of runs in the loss.

 

In Other News…

The A’s 1st-round draft pick, outfielder Billy McKinney, officially agreed to terms with the A’s on a reported $1.8 million contract on Friday. The 18-year-old made his first appearance at the Coliseum and had the chance to meet general manager Billy Beane, take batting practice in a group that included Yoenis Cespedes, and take a seat in the broadcast booth to answer a few questions. And after a whirlwind day in Oakland, he’ll be on a plane to Phoenix first thing in the morning to begin getting ready for the start of the Arizona League season next Thursday.

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Saturday’s Games:

Tacoma @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

San Antonio @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 7:05pm PT

Clinton @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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