Thursday, June 20th: Streich Pitches Snappers to Victory while Hounds Win, Cats & Ports Fall and Top Draft Picks McKinney & Pinder Impress

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Pitcher Seth Streich (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

Beloit Snappers Pitcher Seth Streich      (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  4

Salt Lake Bees                  8

LP – Banwart 4-3 / 4.50

HR – Barton (4), Nakajima (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Daric Barton

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

RHP Travis Banwart had a rocky outing for the River Cats, allowing 5 runs over 6 innings to take his 3rd loss on Thursday. With Sacramento down by 5 runs in the top of the 7th inning, first baseman Daric Barton belted a 3-run homer to bring the River Cats within 2, and third baseman Hiro Nakajima followed with a solo shot to bring them within a run, but that was as close as the Cats would get. RHP Paul Smyth and LHP Pedro Figueroa combined to give up 3 runs in 2 innings of relief.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions     2

Midland RockHounds  4

WP – Gailey 1-0 / 1.65

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Conner Crumbliss

(2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter ArnoldLeon had a solid start for the RockHounds on Thursday, allowing 2 runs while striking out 4 over 6 innings of work, and he left with the game tied. And it remained tied until the bottom of the 8th inning, when outfielder Conner Crumbliss doubled in a pair of runs to give the RockHounds the lead. LHP Frank Gailey tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief to earn his 1st win, and RHP Mike De Mark got the final 3 outs for his 3rd save.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants   2

Stockton Ports   1

LP – Simmons 4-2 / 2.63

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher James Simmons

(6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)

 

Starter James Simmons had another strong start for Stockton, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits over 6 innings, but he still ended up taking the loss on Thursday, while RHP Ryan Dull contributed a scoreless 9th inning in his California League debut. The Ports managed just 3 hits on the night – a single by left fielder Rashun Dixon, a double by center fielder Bobby Crocker, and a triple by shortstop Addison Russell.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Peoria Chiefs         1

Beloit Snappers  5

WP – Streich 7-4 / 4.95

HR – Bostick (10), Wootem (10)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

(7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

Starter Seth Streich delivered an impressive outing for the Snappers on Thursday, allowing just 4 hits and striking out 6 over 7 scoreless innings to earn his 7th win, while RHP Tyler Vail got the last 6 outs for his 1st save. Second baseman Chris Bostick continued his hot hitting of late, collecting 3 hits, including his 10th home run and his 5th triple, and drove in 4 of Beloit’s 5 runs on the night, and outfielder John Wooten accounted for the other run with his 10th home run.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Connecticut Tigers              1

Vermont Lake Monsters  5

WP – Torres 1-0 / 1.80

HR – Pinder (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jose Torres

(5 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

19-year-old LHP Jose Torres had a solid outing on Thursday, allowing just 1 run while walking none and striking out 4 to earn the win in Vermont’s first victory of the season, while RHP Tyler Johnson tossed 3 scoreless innings to pick up his 1st save. The A’s 3rd overall pick in this year’s draft, shortstop Chad Pinder, hit his 1st professional home run to put Vermont on the board in the 1st inning, while first baseman Michael Soto collected a pair of doubles, and outfielder Kelvin Rojas drove in a pair of runs for the LakeMonsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s        8

AZL Giants  11

LP – Massad 0-1 / 27.00

HR – Huck (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Ryan Huck

(Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

The A’s 27th-round draft pick, first baseman Ryan Huck, had an impressive Arizona League debut, collecting 3 hits, including a home run, and drove in 4 runs, while 1st-round pick Billy McKinney also had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run. Outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz had 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs, while outfielder Aaron Shipman tripled, walked twice, stole a base and scored 4 times. But starter Ronald Herrera had a rough outing, allowing 7 runs, 4 earned, on 9 hits over just 3 innings, while RHP Jonathan Massad allowed 3 runs in 1 inning of relief to take the loss.

 

Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Salt Lake – 6:05pm PT

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

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

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

Connecticut @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL Giants .vs AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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