Saturday, July 26th: Kent Matthes Has Huge Night in Hounds Win while A’s Infielder Alberto Callaspo Makes Rehab Appearance for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (2 Home Runs / 9 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (2 Home Runs / 9 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  10

Corpus Christi Hooks        4

WP – Long 9-6 / 3.36

HR – Matthes 2 (7)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Kent Matthes

(2 Home Runs / 9 RBIs)

Outfielder Kent Matthes had a huge night for the Hounds, hitting a 3-run homer in the 2nd before slugging a grand slam in the 5th and then lining a 2-run single in the 9th, giving him a total of 9 RBIs on the night. No RockHound had driven in that many runs in a single game since Tommy Everidge drove in 10 in a game back in 2008. Second baseman Conner Crumbliss tripled and walked, while outfielder D’Arby Myers singled, doubled and walked, and catcher Bruce Maxwell doubled, walked twice and scored 3 runs for the RockHounds. Starter Nate Long allowed 3 runs on 3 solo home runs in 5 1/3 innings to pick up his 9th win for Midland.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #1

Sacramento River Cats  8

Tacoma Rainiers                5

WP – Neal 4-5 / 4.63

HR – Barton (4)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Daric Barton

(Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

Starter Zach Neal allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, on 6 hits, including 3 home runs, but still picked up his 4th win, while RHP Jeremy McBryde tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 10th save in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. First baseman Daric Barton singled, homered and drove in 4 runs, while shortstop Andy Parrino singled, tripled, walked and drove in 3, and outfielder Shane Peterson singled, tripled and drove in a run for the River Cats.

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #2

Sacramento River Cats  2

Tacoma Rainiers                1

WP – Rodriguez 2-0 / 2.14

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Luis Exposito

(2 for 3 / Double / RBI)

 

A quartet of River Cats pitchers combined to allow just 1 run in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. RHP Philip Humber started things off with 2 shutout innings, while RHP Fernando Rodriguez followed up with 2 scoreless frames of his own to earn the win. RHP Paul Smyth allowed 1 run in 2 innings of relief and LHP Joe Savery pitched a perfect final frame for his 2nd save. Catcher Luis Exposito singled, doubled and drove in a run, while third baseman Jose Martinez doubled and scored for Sacramento.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Lancaster JetHawks  0

Stockton Ports         6

WP – Alderson 1-0 / 2.70

HR- Nunez (25)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tim Alderson

(6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

Former 1st-round draft pick Tim Alderson was impressive in his first start for Stockton on Saturday, allowing just 3 hits and striking out 6 over 6 shutout innings of work to earn his 1st win, while RHPs Blake Hassebrock, Kris Hall and Andres Avila each contributed a scoreless inning in relief. Designated hitter Renato Nunez singled, homered and drove in 4 runs, while Chad Pinder, getting the start at third base, singled, doubled and drove in a run, and second baseman Alberto Callaspo went 1 for 5 and scored twice in his first rehab appearance for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers

Lake County Captains

(POSTPONED)

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

Brooklyn Cyclones               3

LP – Miller 0-2 / 6.27

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder J.P. Sportman

(2 Doubles / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

Starter Corey Miller allowed 3 runs on 5 hits in just 2 2/3 innings of work to take his 2nd loss on Saturday, while RHPs Blake McMullen, Lee Sosa and Fernand Cruzado combined on 5 1/3 scoreless innings in relief for Vermont. Center fielder J.P. Sportman had a pair of doubles, drove in a run and stole a base, while right fielder Brett Vertigan singled, doubled and scored in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s          7

AZL Angels  14

LP – Beasley 1-2 / 8.76

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Soto

(2 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

It was a rough night for the A’s pitching staff in Arizona. RHP Jesus Zambrano allowed 5 runs over 4 1/3 innings, while LHP Derek Beasley surrendered 5 runs in just 1/3 of an inning to take his 2nd loss, and LHP Alex Nolasco gave up 4 runs, 1 earned, in 3 1/3 innings of relief for the A’s. First baseman Michael Soto singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs, while third baseman Edwin Diaz had 2 doubles and drove in a run, and Jean Carlo Rodriguez had 2 hits, a walk and drove in a pair in the loss.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 1:35pm PT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 4:10pm PT / 6:10pm CT

Lancaster @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

Beloit @ Lake County (Game #1) – 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT

Beloit @ Lake County (Game #2)

Vermont @ Hudson Valley – 2:05pm PT / 5:05pm ET

AZL Angels @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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