Sunday, July 14th: Strong Efforts from Straily & Hernandez Help Cats & Hounds Win while Ports & Snappers Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Dan Straily (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K)

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Dan Straily (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K)



Fresno Grizzlies                1

Sacramento River Cats  2

WP – Gordon 3-0 / 3.27



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dan Straily

(7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K)


Starter Dan Straily had an impressive outing for Sacramento on Sunday, allowing just 4 hits while striking out 7 over 7 scoreless innings of work, and he left with the game tied 0-0. RHP Brian Gordon picked up the win despite giving up a run in the top of the 10th inning. But Jemile Weeks singled home first baseman Shane Peterson and third baseman Hiro Nakajima in the bottom of the 10th to give the River Cats the win. Peterson and Nakajima had a pair of hits apiece in the game, while shortstop Adam Rosales went 0 for 4. Sacramento outfielder Jeremy Barfield was placed on the disabled list while he makes his way to Arizona to begin working on his conversion to pitching. So watch out Sean Doolittle!

Click here for more on Midland, Stockton, Beloit, Vermont & AZL A’s…



Corpus Christi Hooks      0

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Hernandez 5-7 / 2.78

HR – Goebbert (16), Aliotti (11), Crumbliss (6)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Hernandez

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


Starter Carlos Hernandez had another strong outing for Midland on Sunday, allowing 5 hits over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 5th win, and the left-hander has now allowed just 1 earned run in his last 21 1/3 innings. Outfielder Jake Goebbert had 3 hits, including his 16th home run, while first baseman Anthony Aliotti and outfielder Conner Crumbliss homered as well, and designated hitter Max Muncy doubled and drove in a run in his debut for the RockHounds. You can check out our interview with Muncy from a couple of weeks ago while he was still in Stockton here.



High Desert Mavericks  8

Stockton Ports           2

LP – Bowman 3-3 / 6.70

HR – Thompson (12)



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Tony Thompson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)


RHP Josh Bowman had a shaky start for Stockton on Sunday, allowing 8 runs, 7 earned, on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings to take his 3rd loss. First baseman Tony Thompson, filling in for the recently-promoted Max Muncy, hit a 2-run homer, while outfielders Josh Whitaker and Myrio Richard both doubled for the Ports.



Fort Wayne TinCaps  1

Beloit Snappers       0

LP – Covey 0-1 / 1.80



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Derek De Young

(4 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K)


The A’s 4th-round draft pick in this year’s draft, RHP Dylan Covey, made an impressive debut for Beloit, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits over 5 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss on Sunday. RHP Derek De Young was even more impressive in relief, allowing just 1 baserunner over 4 scoreless innings to do his best to keep his team in the game. Unfortunately, the Snappers couldn’t push a run across the plate on Sunday. Outfielder John Wooten and shortstop Sam Roberts had a pair of hits apiece to account for all 4 of Beloit’s hits in the game. RHP Deyvi Jimenez was sent down to Vermont to make room for Covey on the roster.


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

Vermont Lake Monsters   5

Mahoning Valley Scrappers  1

WP – Grundy 1-2 / 9.20

HR – Huck (2), Baez (1)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jerad Grundy

(4 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)


Starter Gregory Paulino allowed 1 run on 4 hits over 2 innings of work, while 10th-round draft pick, LHP Jerad Grundy, tossed 4 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 1st win on Sunday. Second baseman Luis Baez hit a 2-run homer, while first baseman Ryan Huck contributed a solo shot, and outfielder Herschel Powell collected 4 hits for Vermont. With RHP Dylan Covey heading up to Beloit, RHP Deyvi Jimenez was returned to the Lake Monsters’ roster.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Cubs  6

AZL A’s     4

LP – Massad 0-2 / 5.25

HR – Healy (1)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Ryon Healy

(Home Run)


Starter Trey Barham struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings of work, while LHP Alex Nolasco tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, but RHP Jonathan Massad gave up 4 runs in 2 innings to take his 2nd loss. The A’s 3rd-round draft pick in this year’s draft, designated hitter Ryon Healy, hit his 1st home run, while 1st-round pick, outfielder Billy McKinney, and 30th-round pick, outfielder Ben McQuown, had a pair of hits apiece for the A’s.


Monday’s Games:

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

High Desert @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Fort Wayne @ Beloit – 10:00am PT / Noon CT

Vermont @ Mahoning Valley – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Cubs – 7:00pm PT



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5 comments for “Sunday, July 14th: Strong Efforts from Straily & Hernandez Help Cats & Hounds Win while Ports & Snappers Fall

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