Sunday, June 1st: Ports Win in Murphy’s Return while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall on Sunday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Sean Murphy (4 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports RHP Sean Murphy (4 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts       0

Stockton Ports  3

WP – Joseph 1-3 / 5.64

HR – Healy (6)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(4 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

RHP Sean Murphy, who was activated from the disabled list and sent from Sacramento to Stockton this week, made his first start for the Ports on Sunday. Murphy looked impressive in limited action in his return to the mound, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 6 while throwing 58 pitches over 4 innings of work, and he left the game with a 1-run lead. RHP Jonathan Joseph tossed 2 scoreless innings to pick up his 1st win, while RHP Josh Bowman threw a scoreless 7th, 8th and 9th to earn his 1st save. First baseman Ryon Healy hit his 6th home run in the 2nd inning, which was all the Ports would need, but they added two more runs in the 7th thanks to RBI-singles from outfielders Dusty Robinson and Bobby Crocker, both of whom also stole a base. Meanwhile, Ports catcher Ryan Lipkin was reassigned to Sacramento, while catcher Ryan Gorton returned to Stockton from extended spring training in Arizona.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  9

Fresno Grizzlies                10

LP – Humber 1-3 / 4.03

HR – Parrino (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Andy Parrino

(2 for 5 / Home Run)

 

The River Cats’s bats got things off to a good start on Sunday, scoring 9 runs over the first 5 innings. Second baseman Andy Parrino hit his 3rd home run, while outfielder Michael Taylor had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, and designated hitter Daric Barton had 2 hits and drove in a pair. Starter Arnold Leon was a little shaky on Sunday though, and he allowed 5 runs on 7 hits over 4 2/3 innings of work. RHP Fernando Nieve gave up 3 runs in 1 inning of relief, while LHP Joe Savery surrendered the tying run in the 7th, and RHP Philip Humber allowed the winning run in the bottom of the 11th to take his 3rd loss for Sacramento. In other news, Cats catcher Stephen Vogt was promoted to Oakland, while RHP Fernando Rodriguez was returned to the River Cats, catcher Ryan Lipkin was reassigned to Sacramento from Stockton, and infielder Colin Walsh was activated from the disabled list for the Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

Tulsa Drillers                     4

LP – Smith 1-1 / 3.08

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(5 1/3 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 3 K)

 

After starting the season at Midland, then making it up to Sacramento before being reassigned to Stockton during a River Cats roster crunch, RHP Zach Neal made his return to the RockHounds on Sunday. Neal turned in a solid effort, allowing just 2 runs over 5 1/3 innings, and he left with the game tied. After working out of a bases-loaded jam in the 6th, RHP Murphy Smith surrendered 2 runs in the 8th to take his 1st loss. Midland managed just 6 hits in the game. First baseman Anthony Aliotti had 2 of them, while third baseman Jefry Marte contributed a double as the Hounds dropped their third straight.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Clinton LumberKings  18

Beloit Snappers          4

LP – Covey 3-4 / 4.71

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Philip Pohl

(3 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

RHP Dylan Covey had a rough start for the Snappers on Sunday, allowing 9 runs, 8 earned, on 10 hits over 5 innings to take his 4th loss, while RHPs Stuart Pudenz and Blake McMullen each surrendered 4 runs in relief. Catcher Phil Pohl had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, while shortstop Melvin Mercedes and third baseman Luis Baez also had 3 hits apiece, and outfielder Herschel Powell singled, tripled and drove in a run for the Snappers.

 

Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 7:05pm PT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Clinton @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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