Sunday, August 4th: Cats Win behind Billings while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Bruce Billings (7 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Bruce Billings (7 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express         1

Sacramento River Cats  3

WP – Billings 11-5 / 4.04

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Bruce Billings

(7 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

RHP Bruce Billings turned in his third straight impressive start for Sacramento, allowing just 1 run and striking out 8 over 7 2/3 innings to earn his 11th win, while RHP Brian Gordon got the final 3 outs for his 12th save on Sunday. Outfielder Shane Peterson, shortstop Andy Parrino and catcher Ryan Ortiz drove in a run apiece for the River Cats.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  1

Corpus Christi Hooks      2

LP – Hassebrock 0-2 / 14.40

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(7 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K)

 

Starter Sean Murphy had a strong outing for Midland, allowing just 1 unearned run on 6 hits over 7 innings of work, but RHP Blake Hassebrock gave up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 10th inning to take the loss on Sunday. Outfielder Josh Whitaker had a pair of doubles and drove in a run for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  7

Modesto Nuts      9

LP – Alcantara 4-3 / 3.69

HR – Thompson (14), Russell (12), Kirkland (6)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

RHP Raul Alcantara had a rough start for Stockton, allowing 8 runs, 4 earned, on 9 hits over 3 2/3 innings to take the loss on Sunday. Shortstop Addison Russell continued his second-half surge by slugging a 3-run homer, his 12th, while first baseman Tony Thompson and second baseman Wade Kirkland contributed solo shots for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers               1

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  6

LP – Voiro 5-5 / 3.80

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(Triple / Double / Run)

 

Second baseman Chris Bostick tripled, doubled and scored the Snappers’ only run of the game on Sunday. Starter Dylan Covey allowed just 1 run on 5 hits over 4 innings of work, but RHP Vince Voiro gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief to take the loss.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

State College Spikes           3

LP – Johnson 1-1 / 1.29

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bobby Wahl

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

 

Starter Bobby Wahl looked solid on Sunday, allowing just 1 unearned run in 3 innings of work. RHP Junior Mendez tossed 2 scoreless innings in his debut with Vermont, but RHP Tyler Johnson took the loss after giving up 1 unearned run in 2 innings of relief. The A’s 3rd-round draft pick, third baseman Ryon Healy, collected 3 hits for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s     3

AZL Cubs  7

LP – Driver 0-1 / 13.50

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Hunter Adkins

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

 

After tossing a scoreless inning in his first appearance, 7th-round draft pick Dustin Driver had a rougher go of it his second time out, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in 1 inning of work on Sunday. RHP Hunter Adkins allowed just 1 hit in 4 scoreless innings of relief, while first baseman Gabriel Santana had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the A’s.

 

Monday’s Games:

Round Rock @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Wisconsin – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

AZL Mariners @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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1 comment for “Sunday, August 4th: Cats Win behind Billings while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall

  1. August 5, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Good stuff

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