Monday, September 2nd: Cats & Hounds Win on Final Day while Ports & Snappers Fall in Regular Season Finales

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Jake Goebbert (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Jake Goebbert (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  9

Tacoma Rainiers               6

WP – Leon 5-3 / 4.42

HR – Goebbert (4), Norris (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jake Goebbert

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

RHP Arnold Leon had a rocky outing in the River Cats’ finale, allowing 4 runs on 9 hits over 5 innings, but he still ended up earning his 5th win on Monday, while RHP Brian Gordon picked up his 23rd save to establish a new single-season record for Sacramento. Outfielder Jake Goebbert hit a 2-run homer to tie the game in the 2nd inning, while catcher Derek Norris homered in the 9th. First Anthony Aliotti had 3 hits and drove in a run, and shortstop Addison Russell notched his first hit for the River Cats and ended his 3-game stint with Sacramento having gone 1 for 13 with 9 strikeouts. Meanwhile, the River Cats ended their season with a 79-65 record and the highest home attendance of any team in the Pacific Coast League with 607,329 fans having attended Raley Field this year.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders        3

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Granier 3-6 / 5.23

HR – Catricala (4)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Vinnie Catricala

(Home Run)

 

After struggling during much of his time with the RockHounds this season, starter Drew Granier picked up the win in Midland’s final game, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings of work, while RHP Jesus Castillo got the final 3 outs for his 1st save. Designated hitter Vinnie Catriclala singled and homered, while third baseman Jefry Marte drove in a pair of runs for the RockHounds, who finished their season with a 62-78 record.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  0

Modesto Nuts     11

LP – Peters 12-8 / 4.07

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Wade Kirkland

(Double / Walk)

 

Starter Tanner Peters took the loss in the Ports’ last game, allowing 2 runs in 4 innings of work. Stockton’s lineup managed just 5 hits on the day. Shortstop Wade Kirkland walked and doubled for the team’s only extra-base hit of the game. And the Ports finished the season with a record of 69-71.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers              2

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

LP – Jimenez 2-6 / 6.02

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Aaron Shipman

(2 for 4 / Run)

 

Starter Deyvi Jimenez had a rough outing in the Snappers’ regular season finale, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits over 3 2/3 innings of work. Outfielder Aaron Shipman had a pair of hits and scored a run, while third baseman Renato Nunez singled and doubled. Designated hitter John Wooten doubled and scored, and first baseman Matt Olson singled in a run for the Snappers, who finished with a regular season record of 77-62. Beloit begins post-season play on Wednesday at Clinton.

 

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

Connecticut Tigers

Vermont Lake Monsters

(SUSPENDED)

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Staten Island @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET (Game 1)

Staten Island @ Vermont (Game 2 – completion of suspended game)

 

 

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