Month: April 2014

Tuesday, April 29th: Hounds Win in a Walk-Off while Cats & Ports Fall and Snappers Drop a Pair

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Catcher Beau Taylor (3 for 5 / 3 RBIs)

Midland RockHounds Catcher            Beau Taylor (3 for 5 / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks      8

Midland RockHounds  9

WP – Castillo 1-0 / 3.95

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(3 for 5 / 3 RBIs)

Midland came back from a 6-run deficit in the 2nd inning to win in a 9th inning walk-off on Tuesday. LHP Andrew Werner made his second start in place of injured RHP Raul Alcantara and allowed 7 runs in just 1 2/3 innings of work. RHP Murphy Smith followed with another impressive outing in relief, giving up just 2 hits over 4 1/3 scoreless innings to keep his team in the game. And the Hounds took the opportunity to claw their way back, scoring 3 in the 6th and 4 in the 9th to notch a come-from-behind win. Catcher Beau Taylor had 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs in the 6th, singled in the first run in the 9th and also came around to score the tying run in the 9th. Designated hitter Miles Head doubled home a pair of runs in the 9th, and left fielder Anthony Aliotti singled in the winning run for the RockHounds. Right fielder Conner Crumbliss walked 5 times in the game, while first baseman Max Muncy drew 3 walks, and RHP Jesus Castillo picked up his 1st win after allowing 1 run in 3 innings of relief. In others news, outfielder Josh Whitaker was placed on the disabled list for the RockHounds. And infielder Hiro Nakajima, and his interpreter, are scheduled to join Midland on Wednesday, though they may not be arriving until after Wednesday’s scheduled game.

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Monday, April 28th: Cats Win in Extras while Hounds and Ports Come Up Short on Monday

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Zach Neal (8 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

Sacramento River Cats RHP Zach Neal (8 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Tacoma Rainiers               1

Sacramento River Cats  2

WP – McBryde 1-0 / 6.97

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(8 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

RHP Zach Neal turned in a strong start for Sacramento on Monday, allowing 1 run on just 5 hits while striking out 8 over 8 innings of work, but he still left the game with his team down by a run headed into the 9th. Outfielder Michael Taylor singled in second baseman Tyler Ladendorf in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game, and then third baseman Alden Carrithers doubled home Ladendorf in the bottom of the 10th to give the Cats the walk-off win on Monday. RHP Jeremy McBryde picked up his 1st win after pitching a scoreless 9th and 10th for Sacramento.

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Sunday, April 27th: Long Pitches Hounds to Victory while Ports Win, Cats Fall and Snappers Put on Hold

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Nate Long (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win)

 Midland RockHounds RHP Nate Long  (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  9

San Antonio Missions     2

WP – Long 3-0 / 4.32

HR – Coleman (3), Oberacker (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

(5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win)

RHP Nate Long, making his second start since RHP Tanner Peters was placed on the disabled list, turned in an impressive performance on Sunday, allowing just 1 hit over 5 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd win for the RockHounds. Outfielder Chad Oberacker had 3 hits, including his 1st home run, and drove in 3 runs, while first baseman Max Muncy doubled, had a pair of singles and drove in 3, shortstop Dusty Coleman hit a 3-run homer in the 9th, and third baseman Jefry Marte singled to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.

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Saturday, April 26th: Strong Starts from Haviland, Walden, Trivino & Correa Lead All Four Affiliates to Victory on Saturday

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Shawn Haviland (7 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Shawn Haviland (7 2/3 IP / 3H / 0ER / 1BB / 2K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  1

San Antonio Missions     0

WP – Urlaub 1-0 / 0.73

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Shawn Haviland

(7 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

RHP Shawn Haviland, returning from Tommy John surgery after missing all of the 2013 season, made his best start on Saturday since being promoted to Midland last week. The 28-year-old allowed just 3 hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings before leaving with 2 outs in the 8th inning and the game a scoreless tie. But in the top of the 9th, third baseman Jefry Marte singled home second baseman Conner Crumbliss to extend his hitting streak to 13 games and provide what would prove to be the only run of the game, while LHP Jeff Urlaub picked up the win in relief after getting the final 4 outs. Colin Walsh, appearing in his first game in the outfield for Midland, had a pair of hits and has now reached base in all 12 games since joining the RockHounds. Designated hitter Anthony Aliotti, who was reassigned to Midland from Sacramento earlier in the day, went 0 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts, while RHP Raul Alcantara, who’s been suffering with a sore right elbow, was placed on the disabled list.

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Friday, April 25th: Goebbert’s Slam & Healy’s Homer Help Lead Cats & Ports to Victory while Hounds Win in Extras and Snappers Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Jake Goebbert (2 for 6 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

 Sacramento River Cats  Outfielder Jake Goebbert        (2 for 6 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

El Paso Chihuahuas            5

Sacramento River Cats  14

WP – Savery 4-0 / 5.14

HR – Goebbert (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jake Goebbert

(2 for 6 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

Starter Arnold Leon had a solid start for Sacramento on Friday, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings, and he left the game with a 2-run lead. El Paso took the lead in the top of the 7th inning with the help of 2 errors by second baseman Tyler Ladendorf. But the River Cats would put 11 runs on the board over the next 2 innings, highlighted by outfielder Jake Goebbert’s grand slam in the 8th. Ladendorf collected 3 hits and drove in a run, while catcher Ryan Ortiz, designated hitter Michael Taylor and outfielder Shane Peterson had a pair of hits apiece, and LHP Joe Savery picked up the win for the River Cats.

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Thursday, April 24th: Stockton Wins behind Atherton’s Stellar Start while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Atherton (7 1/3 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

 Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Atherton  (7 1/3 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 9 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Lake Elsinore Storm  1

Stockton Ports        5

WP – Atherton 3-0 / 3.18

HR – Olson (4), Healy (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tim Atherton

(7 1/3 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

RHPs Tim Atherton and Seth Streich are starting to shape up as a potent 1-2 punch in Stockton’s starting rotation. And on Thursday, Atherton carried a perfect game into the 8th inning until he finally gave up a double after getting one out in the inning. The 24-year-old Aussie eventually allowed 1 run on just 2 hits while walking none and striking out 9 over 7 1/3 innings to earn his 3rd win. RHP Austin House got the final 5 outs to post his 2nd save. Third baseman Ryon Healy hit a 2-run homer, while first baseman Matt Olson slugged a solo shot, and outfielder Aaron Shipman, designated hitter Bobby Crocker and second baseman Wade Kirkland had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports.

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Wednesday, April 23rd: Jensen Pitches Hounds to Victory while Ports Win in a Walkoff and Snappers Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 4 K / Win)

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  3

Corpus Christi Hooks      1

WP – Jensen 2-0 / 1.86

HR – Marte (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Jensen

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

RHP Chris Jensen, acquired from Colorado in the Brett Anderson trade, had his best start yet for the RockHounds, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits over 7 2/3 innings to earn his 2nd win on Wednesday. LHP Frank Gailey tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, while RHP Murphy Smith got the final out in the 9th for his 1st save. Third baseman Jefry Marte hit his 2nd home run to put Midland on the board in the 5th and designated hitter Miles Head singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Hounds. In other news, RHP Ryan Doolittle, Sean’s little brother, was promoted from Stockton to join the RockHounds roster. And LHP Andrew Werner is set to come out of the bullpen to start Thursday’s game in place of RHP Raul Alcantara, who hasn’t been placed on the disabled list but is suffering from a sore right elbow.

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Tuesday, April 22nd: Streich Stars in Stockton Win while Hounds & Snappers Go Down to Defeat

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Pitcher Seth Streich (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 3 K / Win)

 Stockton Ports Pitcher Seth Streich      (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Lake Elsinore Storm  2

Stockton Ports        6

WP – Streich 2-1 / 1.71

HR – Robinson (4), Nunez (4), Olson (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

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

RHP Seth Streich turned in his second straight scoreless start for Stockton on Tuesday. Streich didn’t have his control early in the game and walked a total of 4, but he gave up just 2 hits over 5 shutout innings to earn his 2nd win for the Ports. RHP Nolan Sanburn tossed 2 scoreless innings, while LHP Omar Duran allowed 2 runs and struck out 3 in 1 inning of relief, and RHP Tucker Healy got the final 3 outs to lower his ERA to 1.00. First baseman Matt Olson tagged a 2-run homer, while designated hitter Renato Nunez and outfielder Dusty Robinson both contributed solo shots for the Ports.

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Monday, April 21st: Goebbert Homers Twice in Cats’ Loss while Beloit Wins Behind Boyd’s Big Bat and Hounds & Ports Come Up Short

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Jake Goebbert (2 for 2 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Jake Goebbert (2 for 2 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  5

Tacoma Rainiers               8

LP – Neal 1-1 / 6.55

HR – Goebbert 2 (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jake Goebbert

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

Outfielder Jake Goebbert had a big night for the River Cats on Monday, hitting a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning and following up with a solo shot in the 4th, while outfielder Shane Peterson doubled, and designated hitter Kent Matthes and catcher Ryan Ortiz drove in a run apiece for the River Cats. RHP Zach Neal struggled in his second start for Sacramento, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits, including 4 home runs, over 5 innings of work to take the loss for the Cats.

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Sunday, April 20th: Hounds Win in Extras Behind Forsythe’s Big Blast while Cats Split Sunday’s Twinbill

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Catcher Blake Forsythe (4 for 6 / Home Run / 3 RBIs / Game-Winning RBI)

Midland RockHounds Catcher Blake Forsythe (4 for 6 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions     4

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Hassebrock 1-0 / 17.36

HR – Whitaker (3), Forsythe (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Blake Forsythe

(4 for 6 / Home Run / 3 RBIs / Game-Winning RBI)

Recently-acquired catcher Blake Forsythe made quite an impression in his RockHounds debut. The 24-year-old backstop, who was picked up from the Mets, notched 4 hits, including a 3-run homer with 2 outs in the bottom of the 12th inning to give his new team the win on Sunday. First baseman Josh Whitaker hit a 3-run homer earlier in the game, while second baseman Colin Walsh had 3 hits, and outfielder Billy Burns swiped a pair of bases to extend his league-leading total to 11. Starter Drew Granier gave up 1 run over 4 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Murphy Smith didn’t allow a hit or a run in 3 1/3 innings of relief but, with a 2-run lead in the 9th, RHP Seth Frankoff surrendered a pair of runs to send the game to extra innings. And that’s where Forsythe’s big fly in the bottom of the 12th eventually turned the tide in favor of the Hounds, with RHP Blake Hassebrock picking up his 1st win after tossing a scoreless frame in the top of the 12th.

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