Friday, July 5th: Ports Win Behind Richard’s Walk-Off in Extras while Granier Leads Hounds to Victory and Cats & Snappers Both Come Up Short

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Myrio Richard (3 for 6 / Home Run / Game-Winning RBI)

Stockton Ports OF Myrio Richard      (3 for 6 / Home Run / GWRBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  7

Fresno Grizzlies                 8

LP – Werner 7-11 / 5.93

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Grant Green                                                     

(4 for 6 / 2 Doubles)

 

Starter Andrew Werner had a rough outing for the River Cats, allowing 8 runs on 12 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take his 11th loss on Friday. Second baseman Grant Green continued his hot hitting of late, collecting 4 hits, including a pair of doubles, to raise his batting average to .319, while outfielder Michael Taylor had 2 hits, 2 walks, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, doubled and stole a base in the loss.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals    2

Midland RockHounds  8

WP – Granier 2-1 / 2.00

HR – Freitas (9)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(6 IP / 8 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

After having a good first outing and a shaky second outing, starter Drew Granier turned in a strong third outing for Midland on Friday. Granier allowed just 1 run and struck out 4 over 6 innings to earn his 2nd win for the RockHounds. Catcher David Freitas had 2 hits, including his 9th home run, and drove in a pair of runs, while third baseman Jefry Marte went 0 for 2 with 2 walks in his return from the disabled list for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts      7

Stockton Ports  8

WP – Dull 1-1 / 1.00

HR – Robinson (13), Thompson (9), Richard (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Myrio Richard

(3 for 6 / Home Run / Game-Winning RBI)

 

Starter Michael Ynoa had a shaky outing in his debut for the Ports, allowing 7 runs, 5 earned, on 4 hits, including a grand slam, while walking 3 and striking out 4 over 4 innings of work on Friday. But Stockton tied the game in the 6th inning, thanks to outfielder Dusty Robinson’s 13th home run, and the game went to extra innings, where outfielder Myrio Richard, who’d already had a pair of hits on the night, homered with 1 out in the bottom of the 10th to provide the Ports with a walk-off win. RHP Ryan Dull, who struck out 7 in 3 scoreless innings of relief, earned his 1st win for Stockton.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  0

Peoria Chiefs         2

LP – Streich 9-5 / 4.34

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

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

 

Starter Seth Streich had another solid outing for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs in 5 1/3 innings of work, but he ended up taking the loss on Friday. Catcher Nick Rickles collected 2 of Beloit’s 4 hits on the night.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

Connecticut Tigers              7

LP – Stalcup 1-2 / 2.70

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Ryan Huck

(2 for 3 / RBI)

 

The A’s 11th overall draft pick this year, LHP Mat Stalcup allowed 2 runs over 4 innings of work to take the loss on Friday, while the A’s 12th pick, LHP Jerad Grundy, gave up 5 runs in 3 innings of relief. First baseman Ryan Huck had a pair of hits and drove in Vermont’s only run of the night.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s        9

AZL Padres  1

WP – Herrera 2-1 / 6.88

HR – Zarraga (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Ronald Herrera

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

18-year-old Venezuelan RHP Ronald Herrera had an impressive outing on Friday, allowing just 3 hits over 6 scoreless innings of work to earn his 2nd win, while RHP Nolan Sanburn allowed 1 run and struck out 3 in 2 innings of relief. First baseman Gabriel Santana and shortstop Edwin Diaz collected 3 hits apiece, and outfielder Jonesy Zarraga homered and drove in a pair of runs for the A’s.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 7:05pm PT

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

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Peoria – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

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

AZL A’s @ AZL Royals – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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