Wednesday, June 18th: Arnold Leon Pitches Sacramento to Victory as Josh Reddick Begins Rehab Stint with River Cats

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Arnold Leon (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Arnold Leon (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  3

Round Rock Express         0

WP – Leon 7-2 / 4.91

HR – Freiman (12)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Arnold Leon

(6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

RHP Arnold Leon was impressive on Wednesday, allowing just 2 baserunners over 6 shutout innings to earn his 7th win for Sacramento. Leon retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced and 18 of 20 on the night. Rehabbing LHP Eric O’Flaherty didn’t allow any baserunners in the 7th, nor did LHP Justin Marks in the 8th, and RHP Jeremy McBryde wrapped things up with a perfect 9th for his 5th save. Designated hitter Nate Freiman walked, homered and drove in a pair of runs, while center fielder Shane Peterson singled and doubled, and right fielder Josh Reddick went 1 for 3 and threw out Carlos Pena at second base in his first rehab appearance with the River Cats.

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NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Tri-City ValleyCats               0

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

WP – Michaud 1-1 / 3.75

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Joseph Michaud

(7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

After allowing 5 runs on opening night, RHP Joseph Michaud came back strong on Wednesday, allowing just 4 hits over 7 shutout innings to earn the win, while RHPs Jon Massad and Fernando Cruzado each tossed a scoreless inning in relief. First baseman Ryan Huck doubled, tripled and drove in a pair of runs, while designated hitter Ben McQuown and shortstop Yairo Munoz contributed 3 hits apiece for the Lake Monsters.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders

Midland RockHounds

(POSTPONED)

 

In Other News…

After a downpour rolled in at Midland, Wednesday night’s RockHounds game was postponed and will be made up later next month as part of a doubleheader. Before the postponement, Addison Russell singled and ground out in 2 at-bats in his second game back in action for Midland. Also, RHP Marcus Walden was officially added to the RockHounds roster on Wednesday. And it looks like RHP Jake Sanchez, who was acquired from the White Sox in the Michael Taylor trade, will be joining the Stockton Ports. Sanchez posted a 2.80 ERA in 9 starts and 6 relief appearances for Class-A Kannapolis this season.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Round Rock – 5:05pm PT

Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

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

Tri-City @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

 

 

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