Friday, July 18th: Hounds Win in a Walk-Off Thanks to Kent Matthes Grand Slam while Josh Reddick Homers in 9th to Help Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Kent Matthes (Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Kent Matthes (Grand Slam)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions     3

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Hassebrock 4-0 / 6.32

HR – Matthes (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Kent Matthes

(Grand Slam)

With the bases loaded and Midland down by two runs in the bottom of the 9th, designated hitter Kent Matthes slugged a grand slam to give the RockHounds the walk-off win on Friday night, and the Hounds have now won 13 of their last 15 games. Catcher Beau Taylor and third baseman Jefry Marte had a pair of hits apiece in the game. Starter Shawn Haviland had a solid outing, allowing 2 runs and striking out 6 in 6 innings of work, while LHP Frank Gailey tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Blake Hassebrock picked up the win after giving up an unearned run in the top of the 9th.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  11

Albuquerque Isotopes        13

LP – Frankoff 0-1 / 14.73

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(4 for 6 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs / 4 Runs)

 

After hitting 3 home runs the previous night, outfielder Shane Peterson continued his hot hitting on Friday, collecting 4 hits, including 2 doubles, driving in a pair of runs and scoring 4 times for Sacramento. Designated hitter Daric Barton had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 3 runs, while third baseman Alden Carrithers had 2 singles, a triple, a walk and drove in a pair, and first baseman Anthony Aliotti had 3 hits and drove in a run for the River Cats. Starter Matt Buschmann allowed 7 runs, 2 earned, on 7 hits over 4 1/3 innings, while RHP Philip Humber gave up 3 runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief, and RHP Seth Frankoff surrendered 3 runs, 2 earned, in the bottom of the 8th to take the loss.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports           10

High Desert Mavericks  9

WP – Duran 2-2 / 2.40

HR – Olson (28), Robertson (14), Reddick (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Reddick

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

With Stockton down by three runs in the top of the 9th, right fielder Josh Reddick ripped a 3-run homer to tie the game, then designated hitter Matt Olson followed that up with a solo shot to provide the Ports with the margin of victory on Friday. And after going 3 for 5 in Friday’s game, Reddick is now 7 for 13 with a pair of home runs in his three rehab appearances for the Ports. Shortstop Daniel Robertson hit his 14th home run, while second baseman Wade Kirkland walked and doubled in a run, and outfielder Bobby Crocker singled, doubled and scored twice for Stockton. Starter Yeiper Castillo had another rough outing, allowing 7 runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings, while LHP Omar Duran tossed a scoreless 8th to pick up his 2nd win, and RHP Austin House pitched a perfect 9th to earn his 12th save for Stockton.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Dayton Dragons    6

Beloit Snappers  5

LP – Vail 3-4 / 3.71

HR – Marincov (11), Mathews (6), Pohl (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Junior Mendez

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

 

RHP Junior Mendez turned in a strong start for the Snappers on Friday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 5 over 5 innings of work. He left the game with a 3-run lead, but Beloit’s bullpen couldn’t shut the door. RHP Joe Michaud surrendered 3 runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief, while RHP Tyler Vail gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, to take the loss. Catcher Philip Pohl hit a 2-run homer, while first baseman Ryan Mathews and outfielder Tyler Marincov each slugged a solo shot for the Snappers.

 

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

State College Spikes          6

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

LP – Grundy 0-4 / 3.96

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Trent Gilbert

(2 for 3 / Walk / 2 RBIs)

 

LHP Jerad Grundy had a shaky start for the Lake Monsters on Friday, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take his 4th loss, while RHPs Blake McMullen, Jon Massad and Corey Walter combined to throw 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief. Designated hitter Trent Gilbert had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Joe Bennie had a pair of hits, and third baseman Max Kuhn singled in a run for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Mariners  5

AZL A’s         13

WP – Navas 3-2 / 4.01

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Soto

(3 for 4 / 2 Doubles)

 

Starter Carlos Navas allowed 5 runs, 3 earned, over 5 innings on Friday to pick up his 3rd win, while RHPs Dawson Brown and Philip Ortiz and LHP Cody Stull combined on 4 scoreless innings of relief. Rehabbing first baseman Michael Soto had 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, walked and scored twice. Outfielder J.P. Sportman singled, walked twice and drove in 3, while third baseman Edwin Diaz singled, doubled and drove in 2. Second baseman Jesus Lopez singled, tripled, walked twice and drove in a run, and designated hitter A.J. Kubala tripled and drove in a pair for the A’s.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Albuquerque – 6:05pm PT

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

Stockton @ Inland Empire – 7:05pm PT

Bowling Green @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Hudson Valley @ Vermont – 3:05pm PT / 6:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Mariners – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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