Saturday, May 3rd: Finnegan Pitches Snappers to Victory while Cats, Ports & Hounds All Fall as Ailing Alcantara May Miss Rest of Season

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Pitcher Kyle Finnegan (5 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 3 K / Win)

Beloit Snappers RHP Kyle Finnegan (5 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

Beloit Snappers               5

WP – Finnegan 2-1 / 2.67

HR – Vollmuth (4), Mathews (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Finnegan

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

RHP Kyle Finnegan turned in another solid start for the Snappers on Saturday, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits over 5 innings to earn his 2nd win, while RHP Andres Avila allowed 1 unearned run in 2 innings of relief to post his 2nd save. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth singled and hit a 2-run homer, while designated hitter Ryan Mathews slugged a solo shot, and outfielder Jaycob Brugman had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the Snappers.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  5

El Paso Chihuahuas          8

LP – Murphy 2-3 / 5.77

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Tyler Ladendorf

(3 for 5 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

RHP Sean Murphy had a rough start for Sacramento on Saturday, allowing 7 runs over 5 2/3 innings to take his 3rd loss. Hot-hitting second baseman Tyler Ladendorf had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a pair of runs, while first baseman Nate Freiman tripled and drove in a run, and third baseman Jose Martinez doubled in a run for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  1

Frisco RoughRiders        3

LP – Jensen 2-1 / 3.06

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jefry Marte

(2 for 4 / RBI)

 

Starter Chris Jensen allowed 3 runs on 10 hits over 7 innings of work to take his 1st loss on Saturday. Midland managed just 5 hits in the game. Third baseman Jefry Marte had a pair of hits and drove in a run, while first baseman Max Muncy doubled, and second baseman Hiroyuki Nakajima singled, as did left fielder Colin Walsh, who has now reached base in all 18 of his games since joining the RockHounds. Billy Burns, who had not played in over a week due to a sore oblique, made an appearance as a pinch runner in the 9th inning, while outfielder Josh Whitaker returned from the disabled list and went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts, and RHP Jesus Castillo was placed on the disabled list with a right forearm strain. Meanwhile, Midland media reports claim that RHP Raul Alcantara – who’s been on the disabled list with a sore elbow – has been diagnosed as requiring Tommy John surgery, but that he’s seeking a second opinion. If the original diagnosis is correct, it would cause one of the A’s top pitching prospects to miss the rest of the season.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  7

Stockton Ports                      1

LP – Bowman 0-4 / 8.05

HR – Olson (6)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run / 2 Walks)

 

RHP Josh Bowman had another shaky start for Stockton on Saturday, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings to take his 4th loss. RHP Michael Ynoa allowed 2 runs on a home run and 3 walks and struck out 2 in 2/3 of an inning of relief, while RHP Nolan Sanburn struck out 4 over 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Stockton’s hitters managed just 2 hits on the night, a single by outfielder Dusty Robinson as well as a home run by first baseman Matt Olson, his 6th, who also had a pair of walks for the Ports.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ El Paso – 12:05pm PT

Midland @ Frisco – 12:05pm PT / 2:05pm CT

Rancho Cucamonga @ Stockton – 2:09pm PT

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

 

 

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