Monday, April 14th: Atherton Pitches Ports to Victory while Hounds & Snappers Get Postponed, Neal Gets Set to Join Cats & Jesse Chavez Goes for a Ride

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Atherton (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Atherton  (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  5

Stockton Ports   7

WP – Atherton 1-0 / 4.80

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tim Atherton

(6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

RHP Tim Atherton was solid in his third start for Stockton on Monday, allowing 2 runs while striking out 5 in 6 innings of work to earn his 1st win for the Ports. RHP Tucker Healy gave up his 1st run of the season in 2 innings of relief, while RHP Nolan Sanburn surrendered 2 runs in the 9th. Third baseman Renato Nunez tripled and scored a run, while outfielder Bobby Crocker collected 3 hits, stole a base and drove in a run, designated hitter Ryon Healy singled, doubled and drove in a run, and second baseman Chad Pinder singled and drove in 3 runs for the Ports.

Click here for more on Midland, Beloit, Sacramento’s 5th starter & Jesse Chavez’s classic ride…

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds

NW Arkansas Naturals

(POSTPONED)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Great Lakes Loons

Beloit Snappers

(POSTPONED)

 

In Other News…

As we mentioned yesterday, with the recent retirement of RHP Joe Blanton, it looks like RockHounds RHP Zach Neal will soon be joining RHPs Arnold Leon, Josh Lindblom, Matt Buschmann and Sean Murphy in the River Cats rotation. The question now becomes, who will replace Neal in the RockHounds rotation? RHP Murphy Smith, who was moved to the Midland bullpen to start the season, and veteran minor league RHP Manny Correa, who’s currently pitching for the Ports, would seem to be the two most likely suspects at this point.

And if you heard Ken Korach and Ray Fosse discussing A’s RHP Jesse Chavez’s ’65 Lincoln Continental during Monday night’s broadcast, we’ve got pictures of Mr. Chavez’s classic ride right here…

 

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Tuesday’s Games:

Fresno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ NW Arkansas (Game #1) – 3:05pm PT / 5:05pm CT

Midland @ NW Arkansas (Game #2)

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Great Lakes @ Beloit (Game #1) – 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT

Great Lakes @ Beloit (Game #2)

 

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