Thursday, August 29th: Oberacker’s Big Bat Leads Hounds to Victory while Cats & Snappers Win and Ports Post 1 Hit in Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Outfielder Chad Oberacker (Home Run / Double / 5 RBIs / GWRBI)

Midland RockHounds Outfielder Chad Oberacker (HR / Double / 5 RBIs)



Fresno Grizzlies                2

Sacramento River Cats  3

WP – Werner 12-14 / 5.78

HR – Weeks (4)

Andrew Werner


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andrew Werner

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


LHP Andrew Werner had a solid start for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs on just 4 hits over 6 innings to earn his 12th win, while RHP Brian Gordon got the final 3 outs for his 22nd save. Second baseman Jemile Weeks hit his 4th home run, while third baseman Hiro Nakajima had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the River Cats. Meanwhile, RHP Evan Scribner was optioned back to Sacramento to make room on the A’s roster for the return of Bartolo Colon.

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San Antonio Missions       9

Midland RockHounds  10

WP – DeMark 3-3 / 5.84

HR – Oberacker (6), Marte (2)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Chad Oberacker

(Home Run / Double / 5 RBIs / GWRBI)


With Midland down by a run and two men on in the bottom of the 9th, outfielder Chad Oberacker doubled to drive in the tying and winning runs and provide another walk-off win for the RockHounds on Thursday. Oberacker had hit a 3-run homer earlier to tie the game in the 4th inning. Outfielder Josh Whitaker had a pair of doubles and a pair of singles and drove in 3 runs, while third baseman Jefry Marte singled and homered, and outfielder D’Arby Myers had a pair of hits to run his hitting streak to 32 games. RHP Drew Carpenter had his first rough outing for the RockHounds, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits over 5 1/3 innings of work, while LHP Pedro Viola gave up 4 runs in the top of the 9th to tie the game, and RHP Mike De Mark got the final out in the 9th to pick up his 3rd win for Midland.



Stockton Ports   1

Bakersfield Blaze  4

LP – Doolittle 0-2 / 4.76

HR – Maxwell (5)

bmBruce Maxwell


Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Bruce Maxwell

(Home Run)


Catcher Bruce Maxwell homered to provide the Ports their only hit and only run of the game on Thursday. RHP Ryan Doolittle, returning from Tommy John surgery, allowed 2 runs on 3 hits over 2 1/3 innings to take the loss, while RHP Jonathan Joseph struck out 4 in 2 innings of relief for the Ports.



Burlington Bees     5

Beloit Snappers  6

WP – De Young 8-5 / 4.22



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Derek De Young

(6 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)


RHP Derek De Young has a solid start for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, and struck out 5 over 6 innings to earn his 8th win, while RHP Austin House got the final 5 outs for his 9th save. Catcher Ryan Delgado collected 3 hits and drove in a run, while outfielder Dayton Alexander singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Snappers.


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


Tri-City ValleyCats              3

Vermont Lake Monsters  8

WP – Powers 5-3 / 2.67

HR – Marincov (3)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brent Powers

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


Starter Brent Powers allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 6 innings of work to earn his 5th win on Thursday. Third baseman Ryon Healy had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 3 runs, while outfielder Tyler Marincov hit a 2-run homer and scored twice, and top draft pick Billy McKinney went 0 for 3 in his second game for Vermont.



Vermont Lake Monsters  4

Tri-City ValleyCats               0

WP – Perez 1-1 / 5.74



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Cristhian Perez

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


After struggling in his first start, RHP Cristhian Perez fared much better in his second start for Vermont, throwing 5 shutout innings to earn the win, while RHP Tyler Johnson tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to post his 3rd save. Top draft pick Billy McKinney singled, tripled and drove in a pair of runs for the Lake Monsters.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s       5

AZL Angels  3

WP – Blake 1-3 / 7.84



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Justin Higley

(2 for 4 / 2 RBIs)


In the season finale for the AZL A’s, RHP Jonathan Massad got things off to a good start with a pair of scoreless and hitless innings, and RHP Travis Pitcher closed things out by striking out 4 over 2 perfect innings to post his 3rd save. RHP A.J. Burke picked up the win despite giving up 3 runs in 2 innings of relief. Outfielder Justin Higley had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs, while shortstop Yairo Munoz singled, doubled and scored twice, and first baseman Shawn Duinkerk drove in a pair of runs for the A’s, who finished the Arizona League season with a record of 25-30.


Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 7:00pm PT

San Antonio @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Modesto – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Vermont @ Tri-City – 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET



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