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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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #1

Sacramento River Cats  0

Tacoma Rainiers               1

LP – Nieve 0-1 / 3.52

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

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

 

RHP Sean Murphy turned in his most impressive start yet for Sacramento on Sunday, allowing just 3 hits over 7 innings of work. But River Cats’ hitters managed just 2 hits in the game, courtesy of catcher Ryan Ortiz and outfielder Shane Peterson. The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the 9th when RHP Fernando Nieve surrendered a bases-loaded single to give the victory to Tacoma in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader.

 

GAME #2

Sacramento River Cats  8

Tacoma Rainiers               3

WP – Savery 3-0 / 5.68

HR – Goebbert (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jake Goebbert

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Starter Marcus Walden, who was claimed off waivers from Toronto earlier in the week, allowed 3 runs on 6 hits over 3 innings of work in his River Cats debut in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader. Joe Savery, Deryk Hooker and Jose Flores combined to toss 4 scoreless innings in relief, with Savery picking up his 3rd win. Outfielder Jake Goebbert collected 3 hits, including a 3-run homer, while catcher Phil Pohl singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs for Sacramento.

 

Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 6:05pm PT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 5:10pm PT / 7:10pm CT

Lake Elsinore @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Kane County – 10:00am PT / Noon CT

 

 

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