Saturday, June 21st: McKinney’s Key Hit Helps Ports Win as Josh Reddick Has Big Night for Cats and Hiro Lends A Hand in Hounds Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Billy McKinney (2 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Billy McKinney (2 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)



Bakersfield Blaze   5

Stockton Ports   10

WP – Bowman 1-5 / 6.05

HR – McKinney (8)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outifelder Billy McKinney

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

Stockton’s bats continued to boom on Saturday night and center fielder Billy McKinney drove in the decisive go-ahead run in the 7th inning as the Ports came back to win their 5th straight. McKinney hit his 8th home run in the 2nd, singled in 2 runs with the bases loaded in the 7th and drove in another run in the 8th with a sacrifice fly. Designated hitter Ryon Healy had 4 hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in 3 runs, while second baseman Chad Pinder singled, doubled and scored 3 times. Starter Hunter Adkins was a little shaky for Stockton, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks over 4 2/3 innings, while RHP Josh Bowman gave up 1 run in 3 1/3 innings of relief to pick up his 1st win for the Ports.

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Sacramento River Cats  1

New Orleans Zephyrs         4

LP – Buschmann 5-3 / 4.83



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Reddick

(4 for 5 / 2 Doubles)


Rehabbing right fielder Josh Reddick had a big night for the River Cats, collecting 4 hits, including a pair of doubles, and is now 6 for 11 with 3 doubles in his rehab stint with Sacramento. Cats batters managed just five other hits on the night. Starter Matt Buschmann allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 6 innings of work to take his 3rd loss, while RHP Deryk Hooker tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief for the River Cats.



Midland RockHounds  3

San Antonio Missions     1

WP – Doolittle 3-2 / 3.13

HR – Coleman (8)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)


Midland and San Antonio battled to a scoreless tie through 10 innings before both teams finally put runs on the board in the 11th. Starter Chris Jensen had another strong outing for the RockHounds, tossing 6 shutout innings, while LHP Frank Gailey and RHP Ryan Dull combined to throw 3 scoreless innings in relief to take the game to extra innings. With 2 outs in the top of the 11th, second baseman Hiroyuki Nakajima, in his first game back from the disabled list, singled in catcher Beau Taylor to break the tie before shortstop Dusty Coleman tagged a 2-run homer to give the RockHounds a 3-run lead. RHP Ryan Doolittle, who’d tossed a scoreless 10th, picked up the win despite giving up a run in the bottom of the 11th and eventually gave way to RHP Seth Frankoff, who came in to strike out the potential tying run to post his 15th save. Addison Russell, serving as the designated hitter for the night, went 0 for 5 and is now 1 for 13 in his return to the RockHounds.



Clinton LumberKings  11

Beloit Snappers          6

LP – Covey 4-6 / 4.98



Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Philip Pohl

(2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)


RHP Dylan Covey had a rough start for the Snappers on Saturday, surrendering 7 runs in just 1 1/3 innings of work to take his 6th loss, while LHP Brent Powers gave up another 4 runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief. RHP Trevor Bayless contributed 2 2/3 shutout innings in his return to the Beloit bullpen, while RHP Bobby Wahl tossed 1 1/3 scoreless frames, and RHP Sam Roberts, who is apparently the latest A’s position player to successfully transition to the mound, threw 2 perfect innings to close out the loss. Catcher Philip Pohl singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs, while first baseman B.A. Vollmuth collected 3 hits, including a double. Outfielder Jaycob Brugman singled, doubled and drove in a run, and designated hitter Ryan Mathews tripled in a run for the Snappers.


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

Connecticut Tigers               1

Vermont Lake Monsters  5

WP – Sosa 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Higley (2)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Lee Sosa

(5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 3 K / Win)


RHP Lee Sosa looked impressive in a starting role for the Lake Monsters, allowing just 2 hits over 5 shutout innings to earn the win on Saturday. LHP Jose Torres gave up just 1 unearned run in 4 innings of relief to pick up his 1st save. Outfielder Justin Higley continued his hot hitting, collecting 2 hits, including a home run, and driving in 4 of Vermont’s 5 runs on the night, while second baseman Joe Bennie singled, doubled and scored a run for the Lake Monsters.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s          4

AZL Angels  13

LP – Navas 0-1 / 7.71

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Seongmin Kim

(2 for 3 / Triple / Double / Walk)

Starter Carlos Navas allowed 8 runs, 3 earned, on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss on Saturday, while RHP Cody Kurz, in his first appearance back on the bump since 2012, gave up 4 runs in 1 inning of relief. Korean catcher Seongmin Kim tripled, doubled, walked and scored twice in his season debut, while the A’s top draft pick, Matt Chapman, singled and tripled in 5 at-bats and is now 4 for 10 with a double and a triple in his first two pro contests.


Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ New Orleans – 11:00am PT

Midland @ San Antonio – 12:05pm PT / 2:05pm CT

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 2:09pm PT

Clinton @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Connecticut @ Vermont – 2:05pm PT / 5:05pm ET

AZL Giants @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT



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