Sunday, September 1st: Ports Win Behind Robinson’s Big Bat while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Outfielder Dusty Robinson (4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

Stockton Ports Outfielder Dusty Robinson (4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)



Sacramento River Cats  9

Tacoma Rainiers              10

LP – Okajima 1-3 / 4.22

HR – Taylor (18), Goebbert (3), Ortiz (3), Norris (1)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Derek Norris

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)


Rehabbing catcher Derek Norris, serving as the designated hitter on Sunday, had 3 hits, including a home run, and drove in 3 runs, while catcher Ryan Ortiz and outfielders Michael Taylor and Jake Goebbert all homered as well, and shortstop Addison Russell went 0 for 5 in his second game for Sacramento. Starter Travis Banwart allowed 5 runs on 10 hits over 5 innings, but he still left the game with the lead. LHP Hideki Okajima gave up 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th though to take the loss. In other news, with major league rosters expanding on Sunday, the A’s called up River Cats infielders Jemile Weeks and Andy Parrino, outfielder Michael Choice and LHP Pedro Figueroa.

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Frisco RoughRiders      14

Midland RockHounds  4

LP – Murphy 8-8 / 4.08

HR – Muncy 2 (4)



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Muncy

(2 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)


Max Muncy, who started out slowly at Midland, has been heating up lately, and the first baseman hit his 3rd and 4th home runs and drove in 3 runs on Sunday. Starter Sean Murphy had a rough outing for the RockHounds, allowing 7 runs on 9 hits over 3 innings to take the loss.



Stockton Ports  10

Modesto Nuts        3

WP – Bowman 7-6 / 5.56

HR – Robinson (21), Crocker (11)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)


Outfielder Dusty Robinson had a big night at the plate for the Ports, collecting 4 hits, including a home run and a double and driving in 4 runs, while outfielder Bobby Crocker tripled, homered and scored twice. RHP Michael Ynoa started the game by tossing 2 scoreless and hitless innings while walking 1 and striking out 4. RHP Josh Bowman followed up by allowing 3 runs over 7 innings of work to earn his 7th win on Sunday.



Beloit Snappers              7

Quad Cities River Bandits  8

LP – Finnegan 1-1 / 9.82

HR – Delgado (2)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Ryan Delgado

(2 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)


After impressing in his first start for the Snappers, RHP Kyle Finnegan had a much rougher time of it his second time out, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits over 2 1/3 innings to take the loss. Designated hitter Ryan Delgado singled, homered and drove in 3 runs, while outfielder John Wooten collected 3 hits and drove in a run for the Snappers.


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

Connecticut Tigers              6

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

LP – Cruzado 1-3 / 5.16



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Billy McKinney

(3 for 5 / RBI)


This year’s top draft pick for the A’s, outfielder Billy McKinney, had 3 hits in his 6th game with Vermont to raise his average with the Lake Monsters to .304. Starter Lee Sosa allowed 2 runs on 5 hits over 4 innings of work, while RHP Fernando Cruzado surrendered 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning to take the loss on Sunday.


Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 1:30pm PT

Frisco @ Midland – 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT

Stockton @ Modesto – 1:05pm PT

Beloit @ Quad Cities – 11:00am PT / 1:00pm CT

Staten Island @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET



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