Friday, May 16th: Cats, Hounds & Ports All Win while Snappers Sweep a Pair on Friday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Kyle Finnegan (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Kyle Finnegan (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #1

Beloit Snappers        1

Clinton LumberKings  0

WP – Finnegan 3-1 / 2.17

HR – Marincov (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Finnegan

(7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

RHP Kyle Finnegan turned in his most impressive start of the season for the Snappers, allowing just 4 hits while striking out 5 over 7 scoreless innings to earn the win in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. Beloit’s batters managed just 6 hits in the game. 3 came courtesy of second baseman Luis Baez, but the big blow came off the bat of outfielder Tyler Marincov, whose 4th home run in the top of the 6th inning provided all the runs the Snappers would need. In other news, LHP Chris Lamb was promoted to Stockton and has been replaced in the Beloit bullpen by RHP Blake McMullen, who joined the team from extended spring training.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Tacoma Rainiers                  5

Sacramento River Cats  11

WP – Leon 3-1 / 4.57

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Alden Carrithers

(3 for 5 / 2 RBIs)

 

Sacramento scored 7 runs in the 1st inning on Friday night and never looked back as the team tallied its 7th straight win. Third baseman Alden Carrithers collected 3 hits to raise his batting average to .326 and drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats. Designated hitter Jose Martinez singled, doubled and drove in 2, while catcher Stephen Vogt, shortstop Andy Parrino and second baseman Colin Walsh – appearing in his first game for Sacramento – had a pair of hits apiece and each drove in a run. Starter Arnold Leon allowed 5 runs on 8 hits over 6 2/3 innings but still ended up earning his 3rd win for the Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  9

Corpus Christi Hooks      7

WP – Gailey 1-0 / 4.74

HR – Marte (4), Head (4), Matthes (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Miles Head

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

With the RockHounds down by 3 and 2 men on in the top of the 7th inning, first baseman Miles Head smacked a 3-run homer, his 4th, to knot the game at 6 all. Head also had 2 singles in Friday’s contest. Outfielder Kent Matthes slugged a solo shot in the 8th to provide to the go-ahead run for the Hounds, while third baseman Jefry Marte singled, homered and drove in 4 runs, but he also committed a pair of miscues in the field, and the third baseman now leads all A’s minor leaguers in errors with 14 after his first 33 games. Starter Drew Granier gave up 6 runs, just 3 earned, on 7 hits and 6 walks over 6 innings of work, while LHP Frank Gailey picked up his 1st win with 1 scoreless inning in relief, and RHP Seth Frankoff allowed 1 run over the final 2 innings to tally his 8th save. Meanwhile, RHP Tucker Healy joined the RockHounds from Stockton.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  7

Stockton Ports    9

WP – Ynoa 2-1 / 7.30

HR – Olson (10), Pinder (8), Robertson (4)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

With the game tied, 2 outs and a man on in the bottom of the 8th inning, first baseman Matt Olson tagged a 2-run homer to provide the margin of victory for the Ports on Friday – and Olson currently leads all A’s minor leaguers with 10 home runs. Second baseman Chad Pinder singled, hit his 8th round-tripper and drove in 2, while shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, slugged his 4th and drove in a pair. Starter Tim Atherton allowed 5 runs, 3 earned, over 4 1/3 innings, while RHP Michael Ynoa struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings of relief to earn his 2nd win, and RHP Austin House notched the final 3 outs for his 4th save. With RHP Tucker Healy’s promotion to Midland, LHP Chris Lamb has joined the Ports bullpen from Beloit. And RHP Manny Correa is currently scheduled to make his first start in the past week and a half for Stockton on Saturday.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #2

Beloit Snappers        5

Clinton LumberKings  2

WP – Pudenz 2-3 / 7.50

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Luis Baez

(1 for 3 / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Brent Powers allowed 1 run over 3 innings of work, while RHP Stuart Pudenz picked up his 2nd win after allowing 1 run in 1 2/3 innings of relief, and RHP Andres Avila got the final 3 outs for his 5th save in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. Shortstop Luis Baez singled in a pair of runs in the 8th, while designated hitter Ryan Mathews and outfielder Jaycob Brugman both doubled and drove in a run for Beloit.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Tacoma @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 5:10pm PT / 7:10pm CT

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Clinton – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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