Sunday, July 27th: Hiro Nakajima Homers to Help Hounds Win while Drew Pomeranz Is Solid in Sacramento’s Extra-Innings Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Hiro Nakajima (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Hiro Nakajima (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  11

Corpus Christi Hooks        3

WP – Granier 6-4 / 3.67

HR – Matthes (8), Nakajima (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Hiro Nakajima

(Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

Hitting in the cleanup spot, third baseman Hiro Nakajima helped carry the Hounds to victory on Sunday night. Nakajima hit a 3-run homer in the 1st inning to give Midland the lead and then doubled in another run in the 3rd to extend the RockHounds’ lead. After posting a pair of home runs on Saturday, outfielder Kent Matthes notched his 9th home run on Sunday, while shortstop Dusty Coleman singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs, and outfielder Billy Burns singled, walked and swiped his 50th and 51st bases of the season. Starter Drew Granier allowed 3 runs in 5 2/3 innings of work to pick up the win, while LHP Omar Duran tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief in his RockHounds debut.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  3

Tacoma Rainiers                4

LP – Healy 1-1 / 7.11

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Pomeranz

(8 IP / 8 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 8 K)

 

LHP Drew Pomeranz turned in a strong start for Sacramento on Sunday, allowing just 2 runs while striking out 8 over 8 innings of work but, when he left, the game was tied 2-2. RHP Seth Frankoff pitched a perfect 9th to send the game to extra innings, while Deck McGuire tossed a scoreless 10th and 11th in his first appearance for Sacramento. RHP Jeremy McBryde contributed 2 more scoreless frames before RHP Tucker Healy allowed 2 unearned runs after a fielding error by Andy Parrino allowed the winning run to reach base in the top of the 14th. First baseman Daric Barton collected 3 hits, while Parrino, second baseman Jake Elmore and designated hitter Shane Peterson had a pair of hits apiece in the loss.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Lancaster JetHawks  8

Stockton Ports         3

LP – Covey 0-1 / 9.82

HR- Healy (13)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Ryon Healy

(Home Run)

 

RHP Dylan Covey shut out Lancaster over the first 3 innings on Sunday before blowing up in the 4th. Covey ended up allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks over just 3 2/3 innings to take the loss in his first start for Stockton. RHP Michael Ynoa exited in the middle of an at-bat in the 8th with an apparent injury. Designated hitter Ryon Healy hit his 13th home run, while first baseman Matt Olson doubled in a run, and shortstop Daniel Robertson and outfielder Zeke DeVoss had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers

Lake County Captains

(POSTPONED)

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters   5

Hudson Valley Renegades  9

LP – Burke 3-2 / 3.83

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jose Brizuela

(3 for 5 / 2 Runs)

 

Starter A.J. Burke allowed 6 runs, 4 earned, on 10 hits over 4 innings of work to take his 2nd loss on Sunday. Third baseman Jose Brizuela collected 3 hits and scored twice, while first baseman Ryan Huck singled, doubled and drove in a run. Outfielder J.P. Sportman singled, doubled and walked, and second baseman Chris Wolfe had a pair of singles and drove in a run for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Angels  4

AZL A’s        3

LP – Ferreras 1-2 / 10.93

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Argenis Raga

(3 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

Starter Kevin Ferreras allowed 4 runs in just 3 innings of work to take his 2nd loss on Sunday, while RHPs Rob Huber, Tyler Willman and Jesus Rivas each tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief. Catcher Argenis Raga had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in 2 runs, while first baseman Michael Soto also had a pair of doubles and scored twice in the loss.

 

Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 11:35am PT

Midland @ Frisco – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Inland Empire @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Lake County (Game #1) – 1:00pm PT / 3:00pm CT

Beloit @ Lake County (Game #2)

Vermont @ Hudson Valley – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Giants – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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