Thursday, July 11th: Muncy Hits 21st HR in Ports Win while Snappers Come Out On Top and Cats & Hounds Fall Short

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports First Baseman Max Muncy (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

Stockton Ports First Baseman Max Muncy (Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Fresno Grizzlies                 3

Sacramento River Cats  2

LP – Figueroa 2-2 / 4.61

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Hiro Nakajima

(Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Bruce Billings allowed 2 runs over 6 innings of work and left with the game tied, but LHP Pedro Figueroa took the loss after the winning run scored in the 9th inning. Second baseman Hiro Nakajima doubled to drive in the River Cats’ only 2 runs of the game.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  0

San Antonio Missions      1

LP – Fisher 1-2 / 4.54

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(6 1/3 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K)

 

Starter Drew Granier had another solid outing for the RockHounds, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 5 over 6 1/3 scoreless innings, and left with the game tied, but RHP Carlos Fisher gave up the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to take the loss. Outfielder Conner Crumbliss collected Midland’s only hit of the night.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  9

Modesto Nuts      6

WP – Simmons 7-3 / 3.61

HR – Muncy (21), Vollmuth (16), Whitaker (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Muncy

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Starter James Simmons allowed 6 runs, 3 earned, on 6 hits and struck out 6 over 5 innings to earn his 7th win, while RHP Ryan Dull posted a pair of strikeouts in the 9th inning to pick up his 3rd save for the Ports. First baseman Max Muncy tagged his 21st home run, while third baseman B.A. Vollmuth belted his 16th homer, and outfielder Josh Whitaker slugged his 7th for Stockton.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Lake County Captains  2

Beloit Snappers         3

WP – Hall 3-1 / 5.52

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

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

 

Starter Seth Streich had another solid outing for the Snappers, allowing just 2 unearned runs on 3 hits over 7 innings of work, while RHP Kris Hall tossed a scoreless inning in relief to pick up the win, and RHP Austin House got the final 3 outs for his 6th save. Second baseman Chris Bostick doubled in a run, and first baseman Matt Olson collected a pair of hits, including his 23rd double, for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  0

Batavia Muckdogs               1

LP – Sosa 0-1 / 0.90

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Finnegan

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

 

The A’s 8th overall draft pick this year, RHP Kyle Finnegan, allowed just 2 hits and struck out 3 over 4 scoreless innings of work, while RHP Lee Sosa allowed 1 run in 4 innings of relief to take the loss on Thursday.Catcher Ryan Gorton collected 3 of Vermont’s 4 hits on the night.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s          5

AZL Dodgers  8

LP – Kohler 0-1 / 9.00

HR – Santana (1), Lopez (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Junior Mendez

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

 

The A’s 5th overall draft pick this year, LHP Chris Kohler, had a rough outing, allowing 4 runs in just 1 inning of work to take his 1st loss, while the A’s 18th overall pick, RHP Junior Mendez, allowed just 1 hit and struck out 3 in 3 innings of relief on Thursday. First baseman Gabriel Santana and catcher Diomedes Lopez both homered for the A’s.

 

Friday’s Games:

Fresno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Stockton @ Modesto – 7:05pm PT

Lake County @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

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

 

 

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