Tuesday, June 3rd: Walsh’s Big Bat Leads Cats to Victory while Hounds & Ports Are Winners as well

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Colin Walsh (4 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Colin Walsh (4 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  7

Fresno Grizzlies                  5

WP – Straily 3-0 / 4.40

HR – Peterson (4), Walsh 2 (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Colin Walsh

(4 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)

Second baseman Colin Walsh, who was out of work in early April when Oakland signed him as a minor league free agent, rewarded the A’s faith in him on Tuesday with a huge night in Sacramento’s win over Fresno. The 24-year-old switch-hitter, who was promoted to Sacramento from Midland last month and just activated off the disabled list on Monday, reached base in all 4 at-bats on Tuesday – doubling in the go-ahead run for Sacramento in the 2nd inning, singling in the 4th, slugging his 1st home run of the night in the 6th, and then smacking his 2nd home run of the night in the 8th. Outfielder Shane Peterson also had a pretty productive night, posting a single, a double, a home run and driving in 3, while first baseman Nate Freiman singled, doubled and walked, and catcher Ryan Ortiz and third baseman Jose Martinez had a pair of hits apiece. Starter Dan Straily was a little shaky once again for Sacramento, allowing 4 runs over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up earning his 3rd win on Tuesday. RHP Jeremy McBryde, who’s now allowed just 1 run in his last 9 appearances, got the final 3 outs for his 3rd save.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks      3

Midland RockHounds  4

WP – Frankoff 2-1 / 1.73

HR – Whitaker (9)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(6 1/3 IP / 3 H / 2 ER / 5 BB / 7 K)

 

Starter Drew Granier turned in a solid outing for the RockHounds on Tuesday. Granier gave up 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning but allowed just 1 hit the rest of the way. He ended up allowing 2 runs on just 3 hits while striking out 7 over 6 1/3 innings of work, but he left the game with Midland down 2-0. The RockHounds eventually pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 9th, and RHP Seth Frankoff earned his 2nd win after tossing a perfect frame in the top of the 9th. Outfielder Josh Whitaker hit his 9th home run to get things going for the Hounds in the 7th, while shortstop Dusty Coleman had a pair of hits and scored the winning run, and catcher Blake Forsythe singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports    6

Bakersfield Blaze  2

WP – Lamb 2-0 / 4.95

HR – Robinson (8), Healy (7), Robertson (6)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

(6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 1 K / Win)

 

LHP Chris Lamb delivered his second straight strong start for Stockton, allowing just 1 run on 6 hits while walking none over 6 innings of work to earn his 2nd win on Tuesday. Designated hitter Ryon Healy singled, homered and drove in 3 runs, while outfielder Dusty Robinson drilled a 2-run homer, shortstop Daniel Robertson slugged a solo shot, and second baseman Chad Pinder singled, doubled and walked to help Stockton win its fourth straight.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 7:30pm PT

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

 

 

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