Tuesday, July 2nd: B.J. Boyd Stars in Vermont’s Doubleheader Split while Cats & Snappers Win and Ports Fall


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Vermont Lake Monsters Outfielder B.J. Boyd (3 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

Vermont Lake Monsters Outfielder B.J. Boyd (3 for 6 / 2 HRs / 3 RBIs)



Tucson Padres                  0

Sacramento River Cats  2

WP – Resop 1-0 / 7.80

HR – Taylor (10)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)


With the A’s needing a 5th starter on Saturday, and possibly needing to add another starter if Jarrod Parker can’t take his turn on Thursday, Sonny Gray was held out of his scheduled start for Sacramento on Tuesday just in case he might be needed in Oakland later this week. Fortunately for the River Cats, LHP Pedro Figueroa and RHPs Chris Resop, Evan Scribner and Brian Gordon combined on a 5-hit shutout for Sacramento, with Resop picking up the win and Gordon garnering the save. Outfielder Michael Taylor tagged a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 4th inning to account for all the scoring in the game. In other news, RHP Arnold Leon has been promoted from Midland and will be joining the River Cats rotation this week, and outfielder Michael Choice, second baseman Grant Green and RHP Sonny Gray were named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team, with Gray penciled in as the PCL starter. We’ll have to wait to see if he’s still around the PCL later this month to make that start.

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Midland RockHounds




Stockton Ports  5

Visalia Rawhide   6

LP – Joseph 5-4 / 5.30

HR – Lamas 2 (9)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Antonio Lamas

(2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)


Second baseman Antonio Lamas hit a 3-run homer in the 5th inning, then slugged a solo shot in the 8th to account for 4 of the Ports’ 5 runs on the night. Starter Tanner Peters, who had a perfect game through 6 1/3 innings in his last outing, allowed 5 runs on 6 hits over 5 innings of work, while RHP Jonathan Joseph ended up taking the loss on Tuesday.



Cedar Rapids Kernels  4

Beloit Snappers         5

WP – Jimenez 1-0 / 7.71



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Deyvi Jimenez

(5 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)


Starter Deyvi Jimenez had a solid outing on Tuesday, allowing 3 runs, just 2 earned, while walking none and striking out 6 over 5 innings to earn his 1st win for the Snappers. Third baseman Renato Nunez had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs, but he also committed his 24th error which helped lead to an unearned run in the 3rd inning for the Kernels.


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


Tri-City ValleyCats              1

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

WP – Powers 2-0 / 0.56

HR – Boyd (1)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brent Powers

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


Starter Brent Powers had another solid outing for Vermont on Tuesday, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits over 6 innings to earn his 2nd win, while LHP Omar Duran got the final 3 outs for his 3rd save. Outfielder B.J. Boyd had 2 of the Lake Monsters’ 3 hits, including a 2-run homer in the 1st inning to account for all Vermont’s scoring in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader.



Tri-City ValleyCats              2

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

LP – Torres 1-2 / 2.92

HR – Boyd (2)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder B.J. Boyd

(Home Run)


Starter Jose Torres allowed 2 unearned runs over 4 innings to take his 2nd loss on Tuesday. Meanwhile, outfielder B.J. Boyd slugged his 2nd home run of the day in the 4th inning, which also turned out to be Vermont’s only hit of the game.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s 



Wednesday’s Games:

Tucson @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

Cedar Rapids @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Tri-City @ Vermont – 10:05am PT / 1:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Reds – 7:00pm PT



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