Thursday, April 17th: Ports Fall despite Streich’s Stellar Start while Snappers Win behind Finnegan and Cats & Hounds Come up Short

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Pitcher Seth Streich (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K)

 Stockton Ports Pitcher Seth Streich      (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports        3

Inland Empire 66ers  4

LP – Sanburn 0-1 / 5.00

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

(6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K)

RHP Seth Streich turned in an impressive start for Stockton, allowing just 3 hits while walking none and striking out 9 over 6 scoreless innings, and he left the game with a 3-run lead. In his first appearance for the Ports, RHP Hunter Adkins came on to give up 2 runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief, and RHP Nolan Sanburn surrendered 2 more runs – the tying run in the 9th and the winning run in the 10th – to take the loss. Designated hitter Renato Nunez singled, walked twice and drove in a run, while second baseman Chad Pinder also singled in a run, and shortstop Daniel Robertson singled and scored twice for the Ports. Meanwhile, Stockton starter Shawn Haviland was promoted to Midland and Hunter Adkins is expected to join RHPs Seth Streich, Josh Bowman, Manny Correa and Tim Atherton as the newest member of Stockton’s starting rotation.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Fresno Grizzlies                 7

Sacramento River Cats  3

LP – Lindblom 1-1 / 7.79

HR – Peterson (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(Home Run)

 

RHP Josh Lindblom had a rocky outing for the River Cats, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned, on 9 hits over 6 innings to take the loss, while rehabbing RHP Fernando Rodriguez struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings of relief, and RHP Philip Humber surrendered 1 run in the 9th. Outfielder Shane Peterson smacked his 2nd home run for Sacramento, while shortstop Tyler Ladendorf doubled in a run, catcher Ryan Ortiz singled, doubled and scored, and first baseman Anthony Aliotti collected 3 hits for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions     4

Midland RockHounds  1

LP – Peters 0-3 / 3.63

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Josh Whitaker

(2 for 5 / Double)

 

Starter Tanner Peters allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, in 6 innings of work to take his 3rd loss on Thursday, while LHP Frank Gailey tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Blake Hassebrock got the final 3 outs in the loss. Designated hitter Josh Whitaker singled and doubled, while outfielder Billy Burns had a pair of hits and was caught stealing, and second baseman Colin Walsh singled in the RockHounds’ only run of the game. In other news, RHP Shawn Haviland was promoted from Stockton to join RHPs Tanner Peters, Drew Granier, Raul Alcantara and Chris Jensen in the RockHounds rotation.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Lansing Lugnuts    2

Beloit Snappers  7

WP – Finnegan 1-0 / 1.59

HR – Boyd (1), Soto (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Finnegan

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

 

Starter Kyle Finnegan had another solid outing for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings of work to earn his 1st win, while RHP Stuart Pudenz tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief. Designated hitter B.J. Boyd doubled and hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 3rd inning to give Beloit the lead, while first baseman Michael Soto slugged a 2-run homer in the 6th, and outfielder Jaycob Brugman collected 3 hits on the night. In other news, RHP Bobby Wahl is currently suffering from an oblique strain and RHP Junior Mendez is reportedly headed to Beloit to join the Snappers, while catcher Iolana Akau was sent back to extended spring training in Arizona with catcher Jose Chavez officially joining the team.

 

Friday’s Games:

Fresno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

San Antonio @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Inland Empire – 7:05pm PT

Lansing @ Beloit – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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