Month: May 2014

Friday, May 30th: Freiman Helps Cats Win in another Walkoff while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall on Friday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats First Baseman N (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats First Baseman Nate Freiman (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Albuquerque Isotopes        7

Sacramento River Cats  8

WP – McBryde 3-1 / 3.33

HR – Freiman (8), Buss (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Nate Freiman

(3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

The River Cats won in another walk-off on Friday, thanks to first baseman Nate Freiman’s RBI single with the game tied in the bottom of the 9th. Freiman also homered in the 2nd to put the Cats on the board, and he finished the night with a single, double, home run and 2 RBIs. Shortly after Freiman’s homer in the 2nd, outfielder Nick Buss slugged a grand slam for Sacramento. But starter Josh Lindblom surrendered 7 runs in 4 1/3 innings to allow Albuquerque to even things up in the 5th, and the game remained tied until Freiman’s single in the bottom of the 9th. Andy Parino, making his first start of the season at second base for Sacramento, collected 3 hits, while catcher Stephen Vogt singled and doubled, and shortstop Tyler Ladendorf drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats. Sacramento has now won 9 of its last 10 games. In other news, recent River Cat Sean Murphy was activated from the disabled list and reassigned to Stockton.

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Thursday, May 29th: Cats Win in a Walkoff while Hounds & Ports Post Victories and Snappers Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Third Baseman Alden Carrithers (3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Third Baseman Alden Carrithers (3 for 5 / 3 Runs / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Albuquerque Isotopes        5

Sacramento River Cats  6

WP – Scribner 2-1 / 5.03

HR – Parrino (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Alden Carrithers

(3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

It was another day and another stellar defensive play and another walk-off win for the River Cats on Thursday. Third baseman Alden Carrithers led the way with 3 hits on the night. Carrithers, whom the A’s signed as a minor league free agent in the offseason, singled and scored the tying run in the 9th and singled and scored the winning run in the 11th to provide another walk-off win for the River Cats as well as the team’s 17th victory in its last 20 games. Carrithers also made an impressive catch on a foul ball that landed him in the Cats’ dugout as well as landing him on SportsCenter’s top 10 plays of the day. First baseman Daric Barton and Stephen Vogt, making his first start in left field for Sacramento, also had 3 hits apiece, while shortstop Andy Parrino homered, and designated hitter Nate Freiman drove in the tying run and the winning run with sacrifice flies in the 9th and the 11th. Starter Dan Straily was a little shaky, allowing 4 runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Evan Scribner tossed a scoreless 10th and 11th to earn his 2nd win for Sacramento.

 

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Wednesday, May 28th: Ports & Hounds Win Easily on Wednesday while Cats & Snappers Go Down to Defeat and Russell Returns to Action in Arizona

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Seth Streich (5 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Seth Streich (5 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants    2

Stockton Ports  10

WP – Streich 5-4 / 3.30

HR – McKinney (7), Healy (5), Crocker 2 (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

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

RHP Seth Streich turned in another strong start for Stockton, allowing just 5 baserunners over 5 scoreless innings to earn his 5th win on Wednesday. The Ports put 10 runs on the board to support Streich. Outfielder Bobby Crocker cracked a pair of home runs and drove in 3, while third baseman Ryon Healy singled, doubled and hit a 2-run homer, and outfielder Billy McKinney slugged his 7th home run for Stockton.

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Tuesday, May 27th: Cats Win 7th Straight while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Shane Peterson (3 for 4 / RBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Shane Peterson (3 for 4 / RBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Albuquerque Isotopes        4

Sacramento River Cats  5

WP – Leon 5-1 / 5.23

HR – Buss (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(3 for 4 / RBI)

Starter Arnold Leon was a little shaky for Sacramento, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and throwing 100 pitches over 5+ innings, but he still ended up earning his 5th win, while RHP Evan Scribner struck out the side in the 9th for his 8th save. Outfielder Nick Buss singled and slugged his 2nd home run, while third baseman Alden Carrithers tripled in a pair of runs. Outfielder Shane Peterson collected 3 hits to raise his average to .310, drove in a run in the River Cats’ big 4-run 5th, and made an impressive diving catch in center field to prevent extra bases in the top of the 3rd and help Sacramento win its seventh straight on Tuesday.

 

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Monday, May 26th: Vogt’s Big Bat Leads Cats to Victory while Snappers Win and Hounds & Ports Come Up Short

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Catcher Stephen Vogt (Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Catcher Stephen Vogt (Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  9

Las Vegas 51s                   5

WP – Buschmann 3-0 / 4.73

HR – Vogt (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Stephen Vogt

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

Catcher Stephen Vogt continued his hot-hitting for the River Cats on Monday, collecting 3 hits, including a double and a 3-run homer. And over his last 9 games, the Cats backstop is hitting .462 with 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 11 RBIs. First baseman Nate Freiman and second baseman Tyler Ladendorf collected 2 hits apiece, while shortstop Andy Parrino and outfielder Shane Peterson each drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats. Things got off to a rocky start for RHP Matt Buschmann and he ended up allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks over 5 2/3 innings but he still walked away with his 3rd win for Sacramento.

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Sunday, May 25th: Lindblom Pitches Cats to Victory while Ports Win and Hounds & Snappers Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Josh Lindblom (5 2/3 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Josh Lindblom (5 2/3 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  10

Las Vegas 51s                     1

WP – Lindblom 2-3 / 6.19

HR – Ortiz (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Josh Lindblom

(5 2/3 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)

RHP Josh Lindblom had his second straight impressive start since returning from the disabled list, allowing just 1 run while striking out 8 over 5 2/3 innings to earn his 2nd win on Sunday. LHP Joe Savery tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, while RHP Deryk Hooker got the final 6 outs for Sacramento. Catcher Ryan Ortiz singled, slugged a 2-run homer and scored twice, while designated hitter Daric Barton and third baseman Jose Martinez had 3 hits apiece, and shortstop Andy Parrino and first baseman Nate Freiman each doubled and drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats.

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Saturday, May 24th: Straily Pitches Cats to Victory while Hounds & Snappers Win and Ports Come Up Short on Saturday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Dan Straily (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Dan Straily (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  5

Las Vegas 51s                   2

WP – Straily 2-0 / 3.32

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dan Straily

(7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win)

RHP Dan Straily delivered his second straight impressive start for Sacramento, allowing just 3 hits while striking out 7 over 7 scoreless innings to earn his 2nd win on Saturday. First baseman Daric Barton singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs, while outfielder Michael Taylor collected 4 hits, including a double, and shortstop Andy Parrino had a pair of hits, stole a base and drove in a run for the River Cats. Meanwhile, infielder Colin Walsh, who joined Sacramento last week from Midland, was placed on the disabled list after going 2 for 7 with a pair of walks in his first 3 games for the Cats.

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Friday, May 23rd: Cats Win Behind Vogt’s Big Bat while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall on Friday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Catcher Stephen Vogt (Home Run / Triple / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Catcher Stephen Vogt (Home Run / Triple / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  6

Las Vegas 51s                   5

WP – Nieve 2-1 / 6.75

HR – Vogt (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Stephen Vogt

(Home Run / Triple / 4 RBIs)

Catcher Stephen Vogt has been on fire since his return from the disabled list a week and a half ago. Sacramento’s 29-year-old backstop homered, tripled and drove in 4 runs, including the winning run in the 8th inning, for the Cats on Friday. After going 0 for 5 in his first game back, Vogt has gone 14 for 30 with 2 doubles, 2 triples, a home run and 8 RBIs over his last 7 games. Starter Marcus Walden was a little rocky for the River Cats, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks over 5 innings of work, while RHP Fernando Nieve allowed 1 run in 2 innings of relief to pick up his 2nd win, and RHP Jeremy McBryde got the final 3 outs for his 2nd save.

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Thursday, May 22nd: Neal Dominates in Ports Extra Innings Loss while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Walk Away with Wins

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Zach Neal (8 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 11 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Zach Neal (8 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 11 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   1

San Jose Giants   5

LP – Duran 0-2 / 4.24

HR – Pinder (9)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(8 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 11 K)

Oddly enough, the best performance of the day came from the only A’s affiliate not to win on Thursday. Starter Zach Neal, who was sent down to Stockton from Sacramento in what seems to be a temporary assignment, dominated the Giants’ Class-A hitters in San Jose, throwing 5 perfect innings to start the game. He ended up allowing just 1 unearned run on 3 hits while walking none and striking out 11 over 8 2/3 innings in his first appearance for the Ports. Neal exited with 2 outs in the 9th, and the game was tied 1-1 as the contest headed into extra innings. RHP Nolan Sanburn tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, but LHP Omar Duran gave up a grand slam in the bottom of the 11th to give San Jose the walk-off win. Shortstop Chad Pinder hit his 9th home run for Stockton’s only run of the game, while second baseman Wade Kirkland doubled, and catcher Bruce Maxwell singled and walked in the loss.

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Wednesday, May 21st: Buschmann & Atherton Pitch Cats & Ports to Victory while Snappers Win and Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

El Paso Chihuahuas          1

Sacramento River Cats  4

WP – Buschmann 2-0 / 4.71

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Matt Buschmann

(7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)

RHP Matt Buschmann turned in his most impressive start so far this season for Sacramento, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6 to earn his 2nd win on Wednesday. LHP Jeff Urlaub struck out 2 in 1 scoreless inning of relief, while RHP Philip Humber got the final 3 outs for his 1st save. Outfielder Shane Peterson had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs, while third baseman Alden Carrithers singled in a pair of runs for the River Cats.

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