Tuesday, July 1st: Jake Elmore’s 9th Inning Hit Helps Cats Win 10th Walk-Off while Michael Ynoa Picks up Win in Ports’ Victory and Dillon Overton Looks Strong Again for AZL A’s

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Jake Elmore (3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Jake Elmore (3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Fresno Grizzlies                 4

Sacramento River Cats  5

WP – Savery 5-0 / 2.52

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Jake Elmore

(3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

After being down by four runs earlier in the game, the River Cats mounted a comeback and ended up celebrating their 10th walk-off win on Tuesday night. Second baseman Jake Elmore had 3 hits and scored the tying run in the bottom of the 6th and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th to provide division-leading Sacramento with its league-leading 32nd home win of the season. Center fielder Shane Peterson singled, doubled, tripled and walked, while first baseman Daric Barton had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the River Cats. Starter Josh Lindblom exited the game in the 1st inning after being hit in the ankle with a line drive. That gave the two newest members of the River Cats roster, RHPs Tucker Healy and Seth Frankoff, the opportunity to get their first appearance with Sacramento out of the way after just flying in from Midland earlier in the day. Healy struck out the first two batters he faced and ended up allowing 1 run over 2 2/3 innings, while Frankoff gave up 3 runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief. LHP Joe Savery tossed a scoreless 8th and 9th to pick up the win for Sacramento. To make room for Healy and Frankoff on the River Cats roster, RHPs Deryk Hooker and Jose Flores were reassigned to Midland.

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CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Lancaster JetHawks  5

Stockton Ports         7

WP – Ynoa 3-2 / 7.53

HR – Nunez (17), Robertson (11), Healy (10)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Ryon Healy

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

The Ports rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 8th to come back and post their 9th win in their last 12 games since coming back from the California League All-Star break. Designated hitter Ryon Healy homered, had a pair of singles and drove in 2 runs, including the tying run in the 8th, while third baseman Renato Nunez hit a 2-run homer and shortstop Daniel Robertson slugged a solo shot for Stockton. Starter Chris Lamb allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 innings of work, while RHP Michael Ynoa struck out 2 while pitching a perfect 8th to pick up the win, and RHP Austin House got the final three outs in the 9th for his 11th save. In other news, RHP Andres Avila joined the Ports bullpen from Beloit after Jeremy Barfield was placed on the disabled list and headed to Arizona to prepare for his return to hitting and playing the outfield.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

Beloit Snappers                 1

LP – Mendez 2-4 / 4.10

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Junior Mendez

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

 

RHP Junior Mendez turned in a solid start for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 4 hits while striking out 6 over 7 innings, but he still ended up taking the loss on Tuesday. RHP Bobby Wahl allowed 1 run in 2 innings of relief. Beloit batters managed just 4 hits in the game. A’s 1st-round draft pick Matt Chapman had 2 of those hits, a pair of doubles, and drove in the Snappers’ only run of the game. Meanwhile, Beloit’s bullpen lost one of its best relievers when RHP Andres Avila was promoted to Stockton.

 

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

Tri-City ValleyCats             12

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

LP – Torres 0-3 / 5.40

HR – Bennie (1), Brizuela (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joe Bennie

(3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

Starter Jose Torres allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, over 5 innings to take his 3rd loss for the Lake Monsters on Tuesday. Second baseman Joe Bennie continued his hot hitting, collecting 3 hits, including his 1st home run, and is now 9 for his last 19, while 16th-round draft pick Jose Brizuela also hit his 1st home run, and shortstop Yairo Munoz singled, tripled and drove in a run in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Rangers  2

AZL A’s          1

LP – Overton 0-1 / 3.00

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

(3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

 

Last year’s 2nd-round draft pick, LHP Dillon Overton, looked strong again in his second appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery just a little over a year ago, allowing 1 run while walking none and striking out 5 over 3 innings of work, though he still ended up taking the loss on Tuesday. Overton has now allowed 2 runs while walking none and striking out 9 in his first 6 innings back in action. This year’s 20th-round pick, RHP Koby Gauna, also looked solid while allowing just 1 hit over 3 scoreless innings in relief. The A’s managed just 6 hits in the game, with 27th-round pick J.P. Sportman and Korean catcher Seongmin Kim reaching each reaching base twice on a single and a walk.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Fresno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Lancaster @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Quad Cities @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

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

AZL Brewers @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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