Month: July 2013

Tuesday, July 30th: Ports Win Behind Russell’s 2 HRs while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall and McKinney Hits 1st HR

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Shortstop Addison Russell (2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

Stockton Ports Shortstop Addison Russell (2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Albuquerque Isotopes       2

Sacramento River Cats  0

LP – Billings 10-5 / 4.23

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(8 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 4 K)

 

Starter Bruce Billings had another strong outing for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs on just 4 hits over 8 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss on Tuesday. Outfielder Michael Choice continued his hot hitting of late, collecting 2 hits, including a double, for the River Cats. Second baseman Grant Green was scratched just prior to the game, and it was later announced that the former 1st-round draft pick had been traded to the Angels for veteran infielder Alberto Callaspo.

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Monday, July 29th: Hernandez Helps Hounds Win while Snappers Fall and Cats Drop a Pair

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Carlos Hernandez (7 IP / 7 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 2 K)

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Carlos Hernandez (7IP / 7H / 0ER / 2BB / 2K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #1

Sacramento River Cats  3

Las Vegas 51s                  8

LP – Byrd 1-1 / 5.29

HR – Aliotti (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(2 for 3 / Home Run / 1 RBI)

 

RHP Darren Byrd had a rough start for the River Cats, allowing 5 runs in just 1 1/3 innings of work to take the loss in the first game of Monday’s doubleheader. First baseman Anthony Aliotti had 2 hits, including his 1st home run for Sacramento, while designated hitter Hiro Nakajima had 2 singles, and third baseman Daric Barton drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats.

 

GAME #2

Sacramento River Cats  4

Las Vegas 51s                 10

LP – Gray 9-7 / 3.38

HR – Ortiz (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Ryan Ortiz

(2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Sonny Gray had a rocky outing for the River Cats, allowing 7 runs, 6 earned, on 9 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss in the second game of Monday’s doubleheader. Catcher Ryan Ortiz had a pair of hits, including his 1st home run for Sacramento, while outfielder Michael Choice and designated hitter Michael Taylor drove in a run apiece for the River Cats.

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Sunday, July 28th: Peters Pitches Ports to Victory while Cats, Hounds & Snappers Fall and Vermont Splits a Pair

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Pitcher Tanner Peters (7 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

 Stockton Ports Pitcher Tanner Peters      (7 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Las Vegas 51s                13

Sacramento River Cats  4

LP – Gray 9-6 / 3.02

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman/Third Baseman Daric Barton

(Double / 3 RBIs)

 

The River Cats took the loss in the completion of a suspended game from earlier in the year. RHP Sonny Gray was saddled with the loss despite facing only 2 batters in the original game. LHP Andrew Werner took the mound as the game resumed on Sunday and allowed 8 runs on 11 hits over 6 innings of work. First baseman/third baseman Daric Barton singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs for the River Cats.

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Saturday, July 27th: Snappers Win Behind Rickles’ Big Day while Cats, Hounds & Ports All Come up Short

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Catcher Nick Rickles (5 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 Beloit Snappers Catcher Nick Rickles          (5 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  4

Las Vegas 51s                  9

LP – Leon 1-2 / 5.76

HR – Choice (13)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Michael Choice

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

After singling, doubling and hitting a grand slam on Friday night, designated hitter Michael Choice singled, doubled and hit a 3-run homer on Saturday night. Second baseman Grant Green singled and doubled, while catcher David Freitas collected a pair of singles and drove in a run in his second game back with the River Cats. Starter Arnold Leon had a shaky outing for Sacramento, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits over 5 2/3 innings of work to take the loss.

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Friday, July 26th: Choice’s Slam Helps Cats Win while Ynoa Wins 1st for Ports and Hounds Drop a Pair

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Michael Choice (Grand Slam)

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Michael Choice (Grand Slam)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  9

Las Vegas 51s                  3

WP – Banwart 6-5 / 4.95

HR – Choice (12), Freitas (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Choice

(Grand Slam)

 

Starter Travis Banwart had a solid outing for Sacramento on Friday, allowing 2 runs while striking out 9 over 5 innings to earn his 6th win. Outfielder Michael Choice hit a grand slam in the 8th inning after singling and doubling earlier in the game, while catcher David Freitas homered, doubled and drove in 3 runs in his return to the River Cats.

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Thursday, July 25th: Cats Win in 9th while Hounds, Ports & Snappers all Come Up Short

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Bruce Billings (7 1/3 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Bruce Billings (7 1/3 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  2

Sacramento River Cats   3

WP – Figueroa 3-3 / 4.40

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(7 1/3 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

 

Starter Bruce Billings had a strong outing for Sacramento on Thursday, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 8 over 7 1/3 innings of work. With the game tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 9th inning, outfielder Michael Choice tripled and designated hitter Michael Taylor singled him home to clinch the victory and hand the win to LHP Pedro Figueroa who’d gotten the final out in the top of the 9th. Second baseman Grant Green had a pair of hits in his return to the River Cats.

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Wednesday, July 24th: Hernandez Pitches Hounds to Victory while Cats & Snappers Win and Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Carlos Hernandez (8 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Carlos Hernandez (8 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  2

Sacramento River Cats   5

WP – Gray 9-5 / 2.85

HR – Taylor (15), Peterson (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sonny Gray

(5 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

RHP Sony Gray had a solid start in his return to the River Cats, allowing 2 runs on just 4 hits over 5 innings to earn his 9th win, while LHP Pedro Figueroa tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief to post his 2nd save. Outfielders Michael Taylor and Shane Peterson both homered and drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats.

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Tuesday, July 23rd: Neal’s Shutout Seals the Deal for Hounds, while Cats Win and Ports Fall in Extras

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Zach Neal (9 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)

Midland RockHounds RHP Zach Neal (9 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win / CG / Shutout)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox   3

Sacramento River Cats  10

WP – Werner 9-12 / 5.96

HR – Vogt (13)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andrew Werner

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

 

LHP Andrew Werner had a solid start for Sacramento on Tuesday, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 7 over 7 innings to earn his 9th win. Catcher Stephen Vogt hit his 13th home run, while designated hitter Jemile Weeks tripled, and outfielder Michael Choice and third baseman Daric Barton drove in a pair of runs apiece for the River Cats. In other news, second baseman Grant Green was optioned back to Sacramento, while infielder Adam Rosales was presumably headed back to Oakland.

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Monday, July 22nd: Rickles’ Slam Puts Snappers over the Top while Cats & Hounds Win and Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Designated Hitter Nick Rickles (Grand Slam)

Beloit Snappers Designated Hitter            Nick Rickles (Grand Slam / GWRBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox   2

Sacramento River Cats  10

WP – Hall 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Taylor (14), Parrino (4), Weeks (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(Grand Slam)

 

Outfielder Michael Taylor continued his recent power surge on Monday, slugging a grand slam in the 2nd inning for Sacramento, and he’s now hit 3 home runs in his last 4 games. Center fielder Jemile Weeks had 2 doubles and a home run and drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats. Starter Darren Byrd struck out 4 over 3 scoreless innings of work, while LHP Shaeffer Hall, who was just promoted from Stockton, contributed 3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win in his River Cats debut.

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Sunday, July 21st: Black Sunday as A’s Affiliates Go Winless

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Third Baseman Tony Thompson (Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 Stockton Ports Third Baseman        Tony Thompson (Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  7

Salt Lake Bees                  9

LP – Figueroa 2-3 / 4.60

HR – Taylor (13), Vogt (12)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Starter Arnold Leon had a rocky outing for the River Cats, allowing 4 runs over 5 innings of work, while LHP Pedro Figueroa gave up 2 runs in 2 innings of relief to take his 3rd loss on Sunday. Outfielder Michael Taylor hit a 3-run homer in the 1st inning to give Sacramento the lead, while designated hitter Stephen Vogt homered and drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats.

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