Sunday, June 8th: Granier Helps Hounds Win while Cats, Ports & Snappers All Fall and Russell Makes Successful Return to Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Drew Granier (6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Drew Granier (6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)



Midland RockHounds  7

Frisco RoughRiders        2

WP – Granier 3-2 / 3.50

HR – Aliotti (4), Crumbliss (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

RHP Drew Granier turned in a strong start on Sunday, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings to earn his 3rd win for the RockHounds. The season got off to a rough start for Granier when he allowed 7 runs in 1 2/3 innings on opening night, but he’s now posted an ERA of 2.97 over his last 10 starts. Granier was relieved on Sunday by RHP Tucker Healy, who struck out 5 in 2 scoreless innings of relief and has now struck out 19 while allowing just 1 run in 12 innings since joining Midland. First baseman Anthony Aliotti doubled, homered and drove in 3 runs, while second baseman Conner Crumbliss singled, homered and drove in 2, and third baseman Jefry Marte and outfielder Josh Whitaker had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds. Meanwhile, infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima was placed on the disabled list on Sunday with a groin strain.

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Sacramento River Cats  6

Salt Lake Bees                   7

LP – McBryde 3-2 / 3.41

HR – Freiman (9), Barton (2)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Daric Barton

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


Designated hitter Daric Barton had another big night on Sunday, collecting 4 hits, including his 2nd home run and his 9th double, and driving in 3 runs for the River Cats. Barton is now 7 for his last 11 with 3 doubles, a home run and 6 RBIs in that span. First baseman Nate Freiman singled and slugged a 3-run homer, while third baseman Jake Elmore had a pair of hits in his return from the disabled list. RHP Marcus Walden had another shaky start for Sacramento, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned, on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings on Sunday. The game was tied heading to the bottom of the 9th inning when RHP Jeremy McBryde surrendered the winning run, allowing Salt Lake to win in a walk-off.



High Desert Mavericks  4

Stockton Ports             3

LP – Barfield 3-1 / 5.10



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

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


LHP Chris Lamb delivered another strong start for Stockton, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work, and he left the game with a 1-run lead on Sunday. It was the third straight start where Lamb has allowed just 1 run. But RHP Josh Bowman gave up a run in the 6th inning to tie the game, and LHP Jeremy Barfield surrendered a pair of runs in the 7th to take the loss. Outfielder Bobby Crocker had a pair of hits and stole his 17th base, while outfielder Billy McKinney walked and doubled in a run in the bottom of the 9th. Shortstop Addison Russell went 2 for 3 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base in his return from the disabled list. Daniel Robertson, who moved over to play second base with Russell’s arrival (previewing the A’s potential keystone combo of the future), walked, doubled and scored a run. Outfielder Aaron Shipman was placed on the disabled list to make room on the roster for Russell. After the game, the A’s top prospect told that he feels “100 percent.” And it looks like the plan is for Russell to remain with Stockton through Saturday, when the California League All-Star break begins, before making the move to Midland, or possibly even to Sacramento.




(completion of suspended game from 4/27)

Beloit Snappers  2

Burlington Bees     3

LP – Finnegan 5-3 / 2.35

HR – Brugman (4), Soto (3)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Finnegan

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


In the completion of a game that was suspended after 7 ½ innings on April 27, Beloit fell to Burlington 3-2. Starter Kyle Finnegan, who allowed 3 runs over 7 innings, took the loss, while outfielder Jaycob Brugman and first baseman Michael Soto both homered for Beloit.



Beloit Snappers  1

Burlington Bees     3

LP – Covey 3-5 / 4.56



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dylan Covey

(8 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 2 BB / 8 K)


RHP Dylan Covey had another solid start for the Snappers, allowing 3 runs while striking out 8 over 8 innings, but he still ended up taking the loss on Sunday. Designated hitter Jaycob Brugman walked, singled and tripled in the Snappers’ only run of the game, while outfielder Tyler Marincov singled and doubled in the loss.


Monday’s Games:

Omaha @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

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

High Desert @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

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



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