Friday, May 2nd: Hounds Win Behind Muncy’s Big Bat while Cats, Ports & Snappers All Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Max Muncy (3 for 3 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 Midland RockHounds 3B Max Muncy    (3 for 3 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks      6

Midland RockHounds  8

WP – Hassebrock 2-0 / 10.13

HR – Muncy (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Max Muncy

(3 for 3 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

Max Muncy, making his 5th appearance of the season at third base, had a big night for Midland on Friday, reaching base in all 4 trips to the plate – on a walk, a single, a double and a home run. He also stole a base and drove in 4 runs for the RockHounds. The performance raised Muncy’s batting average to .320, fifth-best in the Texas League, and his on-base percentage to .447, which is second-best in the league. Hiroyuki Nakajima, making his debut for Midland, started at second base and went 3 for 4 with a double and drove in a run. RHP Nate Long had another solid start, allowing 1 run on just 2 hits over 4 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Blake Hassebrock picked up the win despite allowing 3 runs, 1 earned, on 5 hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief for the RockHounds.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  3

El Paso Chihuahuas        12

LP – Walden 0-1 / 6.23

HR – Freiman (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Nate Freiman

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Marcus Walden had a shaky start for Sacramento on Friday, allowing 5 runs on 9 hits over 5 innings to take the loss, while RHPs Deryk Hooker and Fernando Nieve combined to give up another 7 runs in relief. First baseman Nate Freiman singled and slugged his 2nd home run of the year, a 2-run shot, while outfielder Jake Goebbert doubled in a run, and shortstop Andy Parrino and third baseman Alden Carrithers had a pair of hits apiece for the River Cats.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  7

Stockton Ports                      0

LP – Streich 3-2 / 3.48

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Omar Duran

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

 

Starter Seth Streich had a rare rough outing for Stockton on Friday, allowing 7 runs, 5 earned, on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss, but LHP Omar Duran was impressive in relief, striking out 5 in 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. The Ports managed just 4 hits in the game. Third baseman Renato Nunez, shortstop Daniel Robertson and designated hitter Dusty Robinson each singled, while outfielder Aaron Shipman tripled in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  5

Beloit Snappers              3

LP – Trivino 1-3 / 4.18

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Herschel Powell

(4 for 5 / Double / Stolen Base)

 

RHP Lou Trivino had a rocky outing for the Snappers on Friday, initially striking out 6 over 4 scoreless innings before things took a turn for the worse, and he eventually ended up allowing 5 runs while striking out 8 over 6 2/3 innings to take his 3rd loss. Hot-hitting outfielder Herschel Powell had 4 hits, including a double, to raise his batting average to .380, while also swiping his 7th base. Shortstop Luis Baez and outfielder Tyler Marincov each singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Snappers.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ El Paso – 6:05pm PT

Midland @ Frisco – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Rancho Cucamonga @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Quad Cities @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

 

 

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