Sunday, April 6th: Alcantara Impresses in Double-A Debut as Russell Hits DL, Cats & Snappers Win and Ports Get Blanked

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Raul Alcantara (8 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)

Midland RockHounds RHP Raul Alcantara (8 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 1 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals    1

Midland RockHounds  2

WP – Alcantara 1-0 / 1.13

HR – Coleman (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

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

Top pitching prospect Raul Alcantara was impressive in his Double-A debut for the RockHounds on Sunday. The 21-year-old allowed just 1 run on 6 hits over 8 innings of work to earn the win for Midland. The Hounds were held scoreless until shortstop Dusty Coleman tagged a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning to give his team the lead. RHP Seth Frankoff then came on to get the last 3 outs and earn his 1st save of the season for Midland. Earlier in the day, the team placed shortstop Addison Russell on the 7-day disabled list with a hamstring strain that resulted from a stolen base attempt on Friday night.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  9

Salt Lake Bees                  6

WP – Buschmann 1-0 / 4.76

HR – Martinez (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jose Martinez

(4 for 6 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Third baseman Jose Martinez, signed as a minor league free agent in the offseason, had a big night at the plate, collecting 4 hits, including a home run, and driving in 3 runs for the River Cats. First baseman Nate Freiman singled and doubled to drive in 3 runs, while second baseman Hiro Nakajima and shortstop Tyler Ladendorf had 3 hits apiece for the Cats. Starter Matt Buschmann who, like Martinez, also signed as a minor league free agent, allowed 3 runs on 7 hits while striking out 6 over 5 2/3 innings to earn the win, while rehabbing RHP Fernando Rodriguez tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, and LHP Joe Savery got the final out to pick up his 1st save for Sacramento.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  0

Visalia Rawhide   4

LP – Haviland 0-1 / 1.93

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson

(2 for 4 / Double)

 

RHP Shawn Haviland, returning from injury, made his first start since 2012 for Stockton on Sunday. The 28-year-old Harvard alum allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, on 4 hits while striking out 5 over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss, while RHP Ryan Doolittle struck out 3 in 2 perfect innings of relief. The Ports were shut out on just 6 hits on Sunday. First baseman Matt Olson had a pair of singles, while shortstop Daniel Robertson singled and doubled and is now 7 for 15 on the season.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Burlington Bees     4

Beloit Snappers  6

WP – Powers 1-0 / 4.50

HR – Marincov (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(Home Run / 2 RBIs / 2 Walks / Stolen Base)

 

With his team down by a run, outfielder Tyler Marincov, last year’s 8th-round draft pick for the A’s, hit a 2-out, 2-run homer in the bottom of the 6th inning to give Beloit the lead, and the team never looked back. Marincov also walked twice and stole a base, while designated hitter Ryan Mathews singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice for the Snappers. The team’s 4th-round draft pick last year, RHP Dylan Covey, allowed 3 runs on 8 hits over 5 2/3 innings in his season debut, while LHP Brent Powers gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief to pick up the win, and LHP Chris Lamb tossed a scoreless 9th inning to earn his 1st save of the season for the Snappers.

 

Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Las Vegas – 7:05pm PT

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 7:15pm PT

 

 

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