Friday, May 30th: Freiman Helps Cats Win in another Walkoff while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall on Friday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats First Baseman N (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats First Baseman Nate Freiman (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Albuquerque Isotopes        7

Sacramento River Cats  8

WP – McBryde 3-1 / 3.33

HR – Freiman (8), Buss (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Nate Freiman

(3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

The River Cats won in another walk-off on Friday, thanks to first baseman Nate Freiman’s RBI single with the game tied in the bottom of the 9th. Freiman also homered in the 2nd to put the Cats on the board, and he finished the night with a single, double, home run and 2 RBIs. Shortly after Freiman’s homer in the 2nd, outfielder Nick Buss slugged a grand slam for Sacramento. But starter Josh Lindblom surrendered 7 runs in 4 1/3 innings to allow Albuquerque to even things up in the 5th, and the game remained tied until Freiman’s single in the bottom of the 9th. Andy Parino, making his first start of the season at second base for Sacramento, collected 3 hits, while catcher Stephen Vogt singled and doubled, and shortstop Tyler Ladendorf drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats. Sacramento has now won 9 of its last 10 games. In other news, recent River Cat Sean Murphy was activated from the disabled list and reassigned to Stockton.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  1

Tulsa Drillers                     7

LP – Jensen 2-5 / 4.28

HR – Taylor (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(Home Run)

 

RHP Chris Jensen had a rough outing for the RockHounds on Friday, allowing 7 runs, 3 earned, on 82 pitches over just 3 2/3 innings of work to take the loss, while RHPs Ryan Dull and Blake Hassebrock both tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief. Midland managed just 2 hits on the night, with catcher Beau Taylor hitting his 3rd home run to account for the Hounds’ only run of the game. Meanwhile, RHP Zach Neal, who started the season with Midland, was reassigned to the RockHounds from Stockton.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts      3

Stockton Ports  2

LP – Ynoa 2-2 / 5.59

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Hunter Adkins

(6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 4 BB / 1 K)

 

Starter Hunter Adkins turned in a solid effort for Stockton on Friday, allowing just 2 runs over 6 innings of work and left with the game tied. But RHP Michael Ynoa gave up 1 run on 2 hits and a walk in 1 inning of relief to take the loss. Chad Pinder, making the start at shortstop, had a pair of hits, while designated hitter Ryon Healy singled, doubled and scored, third baseman Renato Nunez and outfielder Billy McKinney each drove in a run, and first baseman Matt Olson went 0 for 5 with 4 strikeouts for Stockton. In other news, RHP Zach Neal was promoted to Midland, while RHP Sean Murphy was activated from the disabled list and reassigned to Stockton, where he’ll presumably take Neal’s place in the Ports starting rotation.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers                3

Quad Cities River Bandits  7

LP – Trivino 3-4 / 4.87

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Melvin Mercedes

(3 for 4 / 2 Triples / 2 RBIs)

 

RHP Lou Trivino had a shaky start for the Sanppers, allowing 7 runs on 10 hits over 5 innings to take his 4th loss on Friday, while RHPs Tyler Hollstegge and Sam Bragg combined to toss 3 scoreless innings in relief. Meanwhile, Melvin Mercedes did most of the damage at the plate for Beloit. The shortstop had 3 hits, including 2 triples, and drove in a pair of runs, while third baseman Luis Baez struck out in all 4 trips to the plate on Friday.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 7:05pm PT

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

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

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

 

 

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