Monday, May 5th: Snappers Win behind Covey’s Stellar Start while Hounds & Ports Fall and Cats Come Up Short Despite Taylor’s Slam


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Pitcher Dylan Covey (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)

 Beloit Snappers Pitcher Dylan Covey      (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)



Beloit Snappers  1

Peoria Chiefs         0

WP – Covey 2-2 / 3.97

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dylan Covey

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

RHP Dylan Covey, the A’s 4th-round pick in last year’s draft, had his best start for the Snappers this season, allowing just 3 hits over 8 scoreless innings to earn his 2nd win, while RHP Andres Avila got the final 3 outs for his 3rd save. Beloit batters had just 5 hits in the game. First baseman Michael Soto doubled, outfielder B.J. Boyd had a pair of hits, and second baseman Sam Roberts singled in the only run of the game for the Snappers.

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Sacramento River Cats  10

El Paso Chihuahuas          13

LP – Scribner 0-1 / 6.23

HR – Goebbert (5), Taylor (4)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(Grand Slam)


With the bases loaded and Sacramento down by 3 runs in the top of the 8th, outfielder Michael Taylor slugged a grand slam to put the River Cats up by a run. Fellow outfielder Jake Goebbert singled, homered and drove in 3 runs, while designated hitter Jose Martinez singled, doubled and drove in a pair for the Cats. RHP Josh Lindblom had another rough start for the River Cats, allowing 8 runs on 10 hits over 5 innings of work on Monday. And with the River Cats up by a run in the 9th after Taylor’s slam, RHP Evan Scribner loaded the bases before giving up a grand slam to give El Paso the walk-off win and the series sweep over Sacramento. With Lindblom making the start on Monday, RHP Arnold Leon now looks to be in line to get his first major league start in the A’s doubleheader against Seattle on Wednesday.



Midland RockHounds  6

Frisco RoughRiders        7

LP – Doolittle 0-2 / 8.53

HR – Aliotti (1)



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Home Run / Triple / 4 RBIs)


First baseman Anthony Aliotti hit a 2-run homer in the 4th inning to give the RockHounds the lead, and he also tripled in a pair of runs in the Hounds’ 4-run 9th. RHP Drew Granier turned in a solid start for Midland on Monday, allowing 2 runs in 5 innings of work, while LHP Frank Gailey gave up 4 runs in 3 innings of relief. And with the game tied in the bottom of the 9th inning, RHP Ryan Doolittle loaded the bases before giving up a single to bring in the game-winning run and hand the walk-off win to Frisco on Monday. Max Muncy, whose middle finger on his left hand was struck by a thrown ball in a play at second base on Sunday, missed Monday’s game. Muncy was taken to a Frisco-area hospital for examination and his hand was placed in a soft cast to immobilize the finger until Midland’s team doctors can examine the injury further on Tuesday. It’s impossible to know the severity of the injury at this point, but a stint on the disabled list certainly seems like a distinct possibility.



Stockton Ports  6

Visalia Rawhide   8

LP – Adkins 0-1 / 6.19

HR – Healy (4)



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Ryon Healy

(Home Run / 4 RBIs)


RHP Hunter Adkins had a shaky start for Stockton on Monday, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings of work to take his 1st loss. First baseman Ryon Healy homered and drove in 4 of his team’s 6 runs on the night, while catcher Bruce Maxwell walked twice and doubled in a run, and outfielders Dusty Robinson and Bobby Crocker had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports.


Tuesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Albuquerque – 5:35pm PT

Midland @ Frisco – 9:05am PT / 11:05am CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 6:00pm PT

Beloit @ Peoria – 9:00am PT / 11:00am CT



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