Thursday, May 29th: Cats Win in a Walkoff while Hounds & Ports Post Victories and Snappers Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Third Baseman Alden Carrithers (3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Third Baseman Alden Carrithers (3 for 5 / 3 Runs / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Albuquerque Isotopes        5

Sacramento River Cats  6

WP – Scribner 2-1 / 5.03

HR – Parrino (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Alden Carrithers

(3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

It was another day and another stellar defensive play and another walk-off win for the River Cats on Thursday. Third baseman Alden Carrithers led the way with 3 hits on the night. Carrithers, whom the A’s signed as a minor league free agent in the offseason, singled and scored the tying run in the 9th and singled and scored the winning run in the 11th to provide another walk-off win for the River Cats as well as the team’s 17th victory in its last 20 games. Carrithers also made an impressive catch on a foul ball that landed him in the Cats’ dugout as well as landing him on SportsCenter’s top 10 plays of the day. First baseman Daric Barton and Stephen Vogt, making his first start in left field for Sacramento, also had 3 hits apiece, while shortstop Andy Parrino homered, and designated hitter Nate Freiman drove in the tying run and the winning run with sacrifice flies in the 9th and the 11th. Starter Dan Straily was a little shaky, allowing 4 runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Evan Scribner tossed a scoreless 10th and 11th to earn his 2nd win for Sacramento.

 

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

Springfield Cardinals       2

WP – Long 5-1 / 3.00

HR – Muncy (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

(7 2/3 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

RHP Nate Long turned in another strong start for the RockHounds on Thursday, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits while walking none and striking out 7 over 7 2/3 innings to earn his 5th win, while RHP Seth Frankoff got the final 4 outs for his 10th save. Max Muncy, getting the start at third base, walked, doubled and hit a 2-run homer, while designated hitter Josh Whitaker walked, singled, doubled and drove in a run, and outfielder Billy Burns reached base 3 times on a pair of singles and a walk and swiped 3 bases to extend his league-leading total to 23.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants   1

Stockton Ports   8

WP – Lamb 1-0 / 6.43

HR – Olson (13), Nunez (8), Robertson (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

(5 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

LHP Chris Lamb had a solid start for Stockton on Thursday, allowing 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 6 over 5 innings of work to earn his 1st win, while LHP Jeremy Barfield and RHP Kris Hall each contributed 2 scoreless innings in relief. Shortstop Daniel Robertson hit his 5th home run and drove in 3, while first baseman Matt Olson hit his 13th round-tripper to tie him for the league lead and drove in a pair, and third baseman Renato Nunez hit his 8th, a solo shot, for Stockton.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers                1

Quad Cities River Bandits  2

LP – Stalcup 0-2 / 2.45

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Junior Mendez

(4 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

 

With RHP Ronald Herrera dealt to San Diego as the player to be named in the Kyle Blanks trade, RHP Junior Mendez stepped into the Snappers starting rotation on Thursday and did an admirable job, tossing 4 scoreless innings for Beloit before exiting, but LHP Matt Stalcup allowed 2 runs in 3 innings of relief to take his 2nd loss for the Snappers. Beloit’s batters managed just 2 hits on the night. One was off the bat of outfielder Herschel Powell, while the other came courtesy of catcher Philip Pohl.

 

Friday’s Games:

Albuquerque @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

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

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Quad Cities – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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