Saturday, July 27th: Snappers Win Behind Rickles’ Big Day while Cats, Hounds & Ports All Come up Short

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Catcher Nick Rickles (5 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 Beloit Snappers Catcher Nick Rickles          (5 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  4

Las Vegas 51s                  9

LP – Leon 1-2 / 5.76

HR – Choice (13)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Michael Choice

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

After singling, doubling and hitting a grand slam on Friday night, designated hitter Michael Choice singled, doubled and hit a 3-run homer on Saturday night. Second baseman Grant Green singled and doubled, while catcher David Freitas collected a pair of singles and drove in a run in his second game back with the River Cats. Starter Arnold Leon had a shaky outing for Sacramento, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits over 5 2/3 innings of work to take the loss.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks      7

Midland RockHounds  6

LP – Vidal 0-2 / 1.59

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Dusty Coleman

(Double / 3 RBIs)

 

Starter Murphy Smith had a rough outing for the RockHounds, allowing 4 runs in the 1st inning before giving way to LHP Frank Gailey in the 2nd. Gailey gave up 2 runs, just 1 earned, in 2 2/3 innings and left with the game tied. RHP Pedro Vidal surrendered just 1 run in 4 1/3 innings of relief but ended up taking his 2nd loss on Saturday. Second baseman Dusty Coleman doubled in 3 runs, while first baseman Max Muncy doubled in 2 runs for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants   8

Stockton Ports   5

LP – Simmons 7-5 / 4.74

HR – Robinson (17), Lamas (10)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Antonio Lamas

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

RHP James Simmons had his fourth straight shaky start for Stockton on Saturday, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings to take his 5th loss. Second baseman Antonio Lamas hit a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning to briefly give the Ports the lead, and designated hitter Dusty Robinson followed up with a solo shot of his own.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  6

Beloit Snappers              8

WP – Hall 4-1 / 5.50

HR – Rickles (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Nick Rickles

(5 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Catcher Nick Rickles had a big game for Beloit, collecting 5 hits, including a home run and a double, and drove in 2 runs, while outfielder John Wooten had 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs, and outfielder Aaron Shipman had 3 hits, drove in a run, scored twice and stole 2 bases for the Snappers. Starter Andres Avila had a solid outing, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits over 5 innings of work, but RHP Kris Hall picked up the win despite giving up 4 runs in 2 innings of relief on Saturday.

 

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

Tri-City ValleyCats              0

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

WP – Finnegan 2-1 / 1.26

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Finnegan

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

 

The A’s 8th overall pick in this year’s draft, RHP Kyle Finnegan, turned in another impressive outing for Vermont, allowing just 3 hits over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 2nd win on Saturday, while RHP Kayvon Bahramzadeh tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief to pick up his 1st save. Shortstop Luis Baez, outfielder B.J. Boyd and designated hitter Herschel Powell collected a pair of hits apiece for Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s       2

AZL Giants  6

LP – Navas 0-1 / 5.48

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Billy McKinney

(2 for 4 / RBI)

 

RHP Carlos Navas allowed 5 runs, 2 earned, on 5 hits over 2 innings of work to take his 1st loss, while the A’s 5th overall draft pick, LHP Chris Kohler, struck out 4 in 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. The A’s top draft pick, designated hitter Billy McKinney, had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the A’s.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Las Vegas – 5:05pm PT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 4:00pm PT / 6:00pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

Quad Cities @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Lowell @ Vermont – 2:05pm PT / 5:05pm ET (Game 1)

Lowell @ Vermont (Game 2)

 

 

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