Thursday, June 26th: Andy Parrino’s HR in 11th Leads to Walk-Off Win for Cats while Matt Olson Hits 2 HRs in Ports Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Shortstop Andy Parrino (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Shortstop Andy Parrino (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Las Vegas 51s                   5

Sacramento River Cats  7

WP – Scribner 3-1 / 3.86

HR – Parrino (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Andy Parrino

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

With the game tied in the bottom of the 11th, shortstop Andy Parrino came up with 2 outs and a man on and slugged a game-winning walk-off home run for the River Cats on Thursday. Outfielder Shane Peterson singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs, while first baseman Nate Freiman and designated hitter Colin Walsh had a pair of hits apiece. Starter Josh Lindblom turned in a strong outing for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits over 7 innings and left the game with a 3-run lead. Rehabbing LHP Eric O’Flaherty gave up 2 runs in 2/3 of an inning of relief, while RHP Jeremy McBryde surrendered the tying run in the top of the 9th, and RHP Evan Scribner tossed a scoreless 10th and 11th to pick up his 3rd win for the River Cats. In other news, the A’s signed minor league free agent catcher Luis Exposito and assigned him to Sacramento. The 27-year-old backstop posted a .177/.252/.313 slash line in 29 games this season for Triple-A Toledo. Catcher Blake Forsythe was returned to Midland, while RockHounds outfielder Josh Whitaker is set to join the River Cats roster.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals    6

Midland RockHounds  4

LP – Haviland 4-5 / 3.29

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Muncy

(2 Doubles)

 

Starter Shawn Haviland allowed 3 runs on 9 hits over 5 2/3 innings to take his 5th loss on Thursday. First baseman Max Muncy bashed a pair of doubles, while shortstop Addison Russell tripled in a pair of runs, and outfielder Billy Burns singled twice and notched his 38th stolen base for Midland. Meanwhile, catcher Blake Forsythe returned to the RockHounds from the River Cats. And with outfielder D’Arby Myers’ return from the disabled list, Midland’s best-hitting outfielder, Josh Whitaker, is set to join Sacramento.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports         5

Lancaster JetHawks  7

LP – Bowman 1-6 / 6.11

HR – Olson 2 (22), Robertson (8)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(2 Home Runs)

 

First baseman Matt Olson’s power surge continued on Thursday, as he notched his 3rd multi-homer game in the last 8 days, launching his 21st and 22nd home runs in Stockton’s loss. Shortstop Daniel Robertson hit his 8th home run, while outfielder Billy McKinney and designated hitter Ryon Healy had 3 hits apiece. Starter Yeiper Castillo had a rough outing, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits over 2 2/3 innings, while RHP Josh Bowman gave up 2 runs in 2 1/3 innings in relief to take the loss for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  3

Burlington Bees     7

LP – Adkins 0-1 / 4.91

HR – Marincov (9)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

RHP Hunter Adkins allowed 6 runs, 2 earned, over 3 2/3 innings to take the loss in his first appearance for the Snappers. Outfielder Tyler Marincov hit a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning to briefly give Beloit the lead, while hot-hitting outfielder Jaycob Brugman singled and doubled in the game. Second baseman Chih Fang Pan singled, walked twice and made a pair of errors in the field, and 1st-round draft pick Matt Chapman went 1 for 3, walked and drove in a run and is now 4 for 11 with a walk and 2 RBIs in his first 3 games for the Snappers. Meanwhile, the A’s 22nd-round pick out of Oklahoma State, RHP Brendan McCurry, is set to join the team.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

Connecticut Tigers               7

LP – Torres 0-2 / 4.73

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Kyle Wheeler

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

LHP Jose Torres had a shaky start for the Lake Monsters on Thursday, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks over 4 1/3 innings of work to take his 2nd loss, while RHP Lee Sosa gave up 3 runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief for Vermont. Catcher Kyle Wheeler singled, doubled and drove in a run, while outfielder Justin Higley and first baseman Brett Vertigan both singled, walked and stole a base in the loss. Meanwhile, the A’s 10th-round pick out of Pepperdine, RHP Corey Miller, is set to join the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s     4

AZL Cubs  7

LP – Pitcher 0-2 / 12.27

HR – Kim (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Seongmin Kim

(2 for 4 / Home Run)

Starter Carlos Navas had a no-hitter through the first 4 2/3 innings on Thursday. He eventually ended up allowing 4 runs on 5 hits over 6 innings of work, while RHP Travis Pitcher gave up 3 runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief to take the loss. Korean catcher Seongmin Kim singled and homered, while shortstop Edwin Diaz collected 3 hits and drove in a run, and outfielder J.P. Sportman and designated hitter Argenis Raga had a pair of hits apiece in the loss.

 

Friday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 7:45pm PT

Kane County @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Lowell @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL D’Backs – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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