Tuesday, May 13th: Olson Powers Ports to Victory while Cats & Snappers Win and Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Matt Olson (2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Matt Olson (2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants    5

Stockton Ports  10

WP – Streich 4-2 / 2.85

HR – Olson 2 (9), Robinson (7)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)

First baseman Matt Olson had a big night for the Ports, hitting a pair of home runs and a double while driving in 3 runs for Stockton. The A’s third overall draft pick in 2012 walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 1st inning to bring around the Ports’ first run, hit his 8th home run to tie the game in the 3rd, then doubled and came around to score in the 4th, and wrapped things up by blasting his 9th round-tripper in the 6th to give him more home runs than any A’s minor leaguer so far this season and tie him for the California League lead. Outfielder Dusty Robinson hit his 7th home run and his 8th double and drove in 2, while designated hitter Ryon Healy had 2 hits and drove in a pair, outfielder Aaron Shipman singled, walked 3 times and scored twice, and second baseman Chad Pinder had a pair of singles and drove in a run in his first game back after sitting out 9 days with a groin injury. Starter Seth Streich allowed 4 runs, just 1 earned, while striking out 7 over 5 innings to earn his 4th win, while RHP Nolan Sanburn tossed 2 scoreless innings, and RHP Michael Ynoa allowed 2 singles, a home run, no walks and struck out 2 in 2 innings of relief for the Ports. In his last 3 appearances, Ynoa has allowed 1 run on 4 hits while walking none and and striking out 10 over 6 innings of work.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Salt Lake Bees                     9

Sacramento River Cats  10

WP – Scribner 1-1 / 5.27

HR – Freiman (6)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Nate Freiman

(Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

RHP Dan Straily had a rough time in his first start back at Sacramento, allowing 6 runs in 5 innings of work while throwing 99 pitches. RHP Evan Scribner picked up the win when Sacramento came back after he gave up a pair of runs in the top of the 9th. First baseman Nate Freiman had another big night with the bat, collecting 3 hits, including his 6th home run, while driving in 4 runs, including the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 8th. And over his last 6 games, Freiman is now 9 for 23 with 3 home runs and 13 RBIs. Third baseman Alden Carrithers had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th to give the River Cats their third walk-off win in the last 4 games. Outfielder Shane Peterson also had 3 hits and scored twice, while shortstop Andy Parrino drove in a pair of runs, and Stephen Vogt went 0 for 5 as the designated hitter in his second game back with the River Cats after his return from the disabled list.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders        5

Midland RockHounds  4

LP – Dull 3-1 / 5.63

HR – Whitaker (8)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Josh Whitaker

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Designated hitter Josh Whitaker homered for the second time in as many days for the RockHounds on Tuesday and is now second in the Texas League home run race with 8. Over his last 4 games, Whitaker is 7 for 15 with 3 homers and 7 RBIs, and if another outfielder should be needed at Sacramento, Whitaker has definitely been the most deserving prospect in Midland’s outfield mix so far this season. Starter Nate Long tossed 4 scoreless innings before allowing 3 unearned runs in the 5th with the help of a fielding error by shortstop Dusty Coleman. RHP Ryan Dull gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, in 1 inning of relief to take his 1st loss for the RockHounds. Meahwhile, infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima sat out for the second straight day after committing 4 errors in Sunday’s game.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Kane County Cougars  2

Beloit Snappers          3

WP – Mendez 2-2 / 9.60

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Ronald Herrera

(7 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

 

19-year-old RHP Ronald Herrera turned in another impressive outing for the Snappers on Tuesday, giving up just 1 run and striking out 5 over 7 innings of work, while RHP Junior Mendez picked up the win after allowing 1 run in 2 innings of relief. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth delivered the big blow for Beloit, singling in a pair of runs in the bottom of the 8th to give the Snappers the lead, while second baseman Luis Baez singled and doubled, and catcher Jose Chavez drove in a run in the win.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Frisco @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Kane County @ Beloit – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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