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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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

El Paso Chihuahuas          1

Sacramento River Cats  2

WP – Rodriguez 1-0 / 1.04

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Marcus Walden

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

 

RHP Marcus Walden fared far better in his second start for Sacramento on Saturday, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work. Rehabbing RHP Fernando Rodriguez picked up the win with 1 scoreless inning of relief, while RHP Deryk Hooker contributed a pair of scoreless innings, and RHP Evan Scribner struck out the side in the 9th to post his 4th save. Outfielder Michael Taylor singled, doubled and stole a base, while first baseman Nate Freiman doubled in a run and shortstop Andy Parrino singled in a run for Sacramento.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

High Desert Mavericks  10

Stockton Ports            12

WP – Correa 2-2 / 5.79

HR – Pinder (6), Olson (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Manny Correa

(5 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

RHP Manny Correa made a solid start for Stockton on Saturday, allowing 2 runs while striking out 6 over 5 innings of work to earn his 2nd win. The Ports bullpen wasn’t quite as solid on Saturday night though. RHP Kris Hall gave up 3 runs in just 2/3 of an inning, while LHP Jeremy Barfield allowed 3 runs while walking 5 in 1 inning of relief, and RHP Austin House gave up a pair of runs before RHP Tucker Healy got the final out in the 9th to earn his 2nd save. Outfielder Billy McKinney singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs, while first baseman Matt Olson smacked a 3-run homer, and second baseman Chad Pinder singled, swiped a pair of bases and slugged a solo shot, his 6th, to tie him with McKinney for the team lead.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  1

Burlington Bees     0

WP – Trivino 1-2 / 3.51

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Lou Trivino

(6 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

RHP Lou Trivino made his strongest start yet for the Snappers on Saturday, striking out 5 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 1st win, while RHP Andres Avila tossed 3 perfect innings in relief to pick up his 1st save. The only run of the game came in the top of the 1st inning when outfielder Herschel “Boog” Powell doubled to lead off the inning and eventually came around to score after a wild pitch and a groundout.

 

Sunday’s Games:

El Paso @ Sacramento – 1:05pm PT

Midland @ San Antonio – 12:05pm PT / 2:05pm CT

High Desert @ Stockton – 2:09pm PT

Beloit @ Burlington – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

 

 

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