Thursday, July 17th: Shane Peterson’s 3 HRs Help River Cats Win Drew Pomeranz’s Second Start for Sacramento while Olson & Nunez HRs in 9th Aren’t Enough for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Shane Peterson (3 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Shane Peterson (3 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  10

Albuquerque Isotopes          9

WP – Scribner 4-1 / 3.19

HR – Peterson 3 (8)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(3 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

Triple-A All-Star outfielder Shane Peterson had a big night for the River Cats, slugging 3 home runs to help the Cats come out the winners in a 10-inning contest on Thursday. His first home run put Sacramento on the board in the 3rd, his second brought the River Cats within 2 runs in the 5th and his third gave his team a 3-run lead in the 6th. Second baseman Jose Martinez collected 4 hits, including a double, and drove in the winning run in the 10th, while outfielder Nick Buss had a double and a pair of singles and also drove in a run. First baseman Daric Barton singled, tripled, walked and scored the winning run, and third baseman Alden Carrithers and designated hitter Anthony Aliotti had a pair of hits apiece and both drove in a run for the River Cats. Starter Drew Pomeranz had a rough outing, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits, including a pair of home runs, over 4 innings of work, while RHP Evan Scribner picked up the win despite giving up the tying run in the 9th, and RHP Jeremy McBryde tossed a scoreless 10th to notch his 9th save.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions     5

Midland RockHounds  6

WP – Walden 1-1 / 1.20

HR – Crumbliss (6)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Conner Crumbliss

(3 for 3 / Home Run / 3 Runs)

 

Second baseman Conner Crumbliss collected 3 hits, including a home run that put the RockHounds on the board in the 3rd, and scored 3 runs, including the tying run in the bottom of the 9th. First baseman Max Muncy had 2 hits and 2 walks, drove in a pair and scored the winning run in the RockHounds’ walk-off win. Starter Drew Granier allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, over 4 1/3 innings, while RHP Marcus Walden picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports             7

High Desert Mavericks  8

LP – Avila 0-1 / 5.59

HR – Olson (27), Nunez (22), Robertson (13)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

(6 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 11 K)

 

LHP Chris Lamb turned in another strong start for Stockton on Thursday, striking out 11 while walking none over 6 shutout innings and left the game with a 5-run lead but, unfortunately, that wouldn’t be enough for the Ports bullpen. RHPs Kris Hall and Nolan Sanburn combined to surrender 6 runs in the 7th, and RHP Andrea Avila gave up the winning run in the bottom of the 10th with the help of a missed catch by shortstop Daniel Robertson earlier in the inning. Robertson homered to lead off the game, while first baseman Matt Olson and third baseman Renato Nunez hit back-to-back homers with 2 outs in the top of the 9th to briefly give the Ports the lead. Wade Kirkland, getting the start in right field, tripled, doubled and drove in a run, while catcher Bruce Maxwell singled, doubled and also drove in a run in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Dayton Dragons    6

Beloit Snappers  3

LP – Finnegan 6-7 / 3.29

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Luis Baez

(2 for 3 / Double / RBI)

 

Starter Kyle Finnegan was solid in his return from the disabled list on Thursday, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 2 hits over 4 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss. Third baseman Luis Baez singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run, while shortstop Branden Cogswell singled, doubled and scored a run for the Snappers. Meanwhile, top draft pick Matt Chapman was placed on the 7-day disabled list after running into the fence chasing a foul ball in Wednesday’s game, but his injury’s not considered serious.

 

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

State College Spikes          6

Vermont Lake Monsters  8

WP – Fagan 1-1 / 3.24

HR – Kuhn (3), Munoz (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Yairo Munoz

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

With the game tied in the bottom of the 8th, 19-year-old shortstop Yairo Munoz led off the inning with a home run to provide Vermont with the margin of victory on Thursday night. 13th-round draft pick Max Kuhn also homered in the game, while outfielder Scott Masik had 2 hits, stole a base and drove in a run, and recent arrivals Trent Gilbert and Seongmin Kim had a pair of hits apiece. Starter A.J. Burke was a little shaky for the Lake Monsters, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits over 5 innings of work, while 9th-round draft pick Mike Fagan pitched 2 perfect innings in relief to pick up his 1st win.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s        2

AZL Angels  5

LP – Overton 0-2 / 1.69

HR – Martinez (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Robert Martinez

(Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

LHP Dillon Overton allowed 4 runs, just 1 earned, while striking out 4 in 4 innings of work and ended up taking the loss on Thursday. LHP Victor Veliz walked 3 and gave up 1 unearned run over 3 innings, and RHP Travis Pitcher pitched 1 perfect inning in relief. Outfielder Robert Martinez did the bulk of the work for the A’s offense, hitting his 3rd home, doubling twice and driving in both the A’s runs on the night. Rehabbing first baseman Michael Soto also had a pair of doubles in the loss.

 

Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Albuquerque – 6:05pm PT

San Antonio @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ High Desert – 7:05pm PT

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

State College @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL Mariners @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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