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)



Colorado Springs Sky Sox   3

Sacramento River Cats  10

WP – Werner 9-12 / 5.96

HR – Vogt (13)

Andrew Werner


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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Midland RockHounds  1

Frisco RoughRiders        0

WP – Neal 7-8 / 4.28



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(9 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win / CG / Shutout)


Starter Zach Neal turned in an impressive outing on Tuesday, allowing just 2 hits in a 9-inning complete-game shutout for Midland. Designated hitter Jake Goebbert had 2 hits, including a double, and second baseman Dusty Coleman doubled in outfielder Conner Crumbliss for the RockHounds’ only run of the game.



Stockton Ports  5

Visalia Rawhide   6

LP – Dull 1-2 / 1.37

HR – Robinson (15)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)


A fielding error by second baseman Antonio Lamas opened the door to 5 unearned runs in the 5th inning for Visalia. Those would be the only runs allowed by starter Tanner Peters in 5 2/3 innings of work on Tuesday. RHP Seth Frankoff tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, but RHP Ryan Dull gave up the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to take the loss. Outfielder Rashun Dixon collected 3 hits, while outfielder Dusty Robinson tagged a 3-run homer for the Ports.



Beloit Snappers



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

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

Aberdeen IronBirds             0

WP – Powers 3-1 / 2.25



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brent Powers

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


Starter Brent Powers had a strong outing on Tuesday, allowing just 3 hits over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd win, while RHP Sam Bragg got the final 3 outs for his 3rd save. Designated hitter Ryan Huck had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in Vermont’s only run of the game.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s 



Wednesday’s Games:

Colorado Springs @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Frisco – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

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

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

AZL Reds @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT



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