Friday, August 1st: Zach Neal Pitches Cats to Victory as Billy Burns Steals first 2 Bases for Sacramento and Seth Streich Placed on DL for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Zach Neal (8 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Zach Neal (8 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Albuquerque Isotopes        1

Sacramento River Cats  6

WP – Neal 5-5 / 4.31

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(8 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

RHP Zach Neal turned in a strong start for Sacramento, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits while striking out 6 over 8 innings of work to earn his 5th win on Friday. First baseman Daric Barton had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, while left fielder Shane Peterson singled, triple, walked and drove in a pair, and center fielder Billy Burns went 0 for 4 with a walk, scored twice and stole 2 bases in his first game for Sacramento.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks      4

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Granier 7-4 / 3.65

HR – Crumbliss (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Conner Crumbliss

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Second baseman Conner Crumbliss hit a 2-run homer in the 5th to tie the game, while right fielder Chad Oberacker had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, and left fielder Kenny Wilson singled, doubled and drove in a pair in his first game for the RockHounds. Starter Drew Granier allowed 2 runs in 5 2/3 innings to earn his 7th win, while RHP Marcus Walden got the final five outs for his 2nd save.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   3

San Jose Giants   5

LP – Covey 0-2 / 9.35

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(3 for 4 / 2 Doubles / RBI)

 

RHP Dylan Covey had his second straight shaky start for Stockton on Friday, allowing 5 runs over 5 innings of work to take the loss, while RHP Jonathan Joseph tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief. Catcher Beau Taylor had 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in a run, while outfielder Bobby Crocker had 2 hits and 2 stolen bases, and second baseman Chad Pinder singled, walked and stole a base in the loss. Meanwhile, the Ports placed RHP Seth Streich on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Cedar Rapids Kernels  0

Beloit Snappers          0

(SUSPENDED)

 

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

Batavia Muckdogs               1

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

WP – Sosa 3-2 / 2.74

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman John Nogowski

(3 for 4 / RBI)

 

Starter Cristhian Perez had a solid outing for the Lake Monsters, tossing 5 shutout innings on Friday, but when he left, the game was a scoreless tie. RHP Lee Sosa pitched a perfect 8th to earn the win, while RHP Fernand Cruzado tossed a scoreless 9th for his 3rd save. First baseman John Nogowski collected 3 hits and drove in a run, while outfielder J.P. Sportman also had 3 hits and scored, and designated hitter Ryan Huck singled, walked and drove in a run in the win.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Cubs  9

AZL A’s     0

LP – Veliz 0-1 / 5.73

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Andy Paz

(1 for 2)

 

Starter Victor Veliz allowed 5 runs in 2 innings of work to take the loss, while LHP Tyler Painton gave up 2 runs in just 2/3 of an inning, and RHP Travis Pitcher allowed 2 unearned runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Meanwhile, catcher Andy Paz collected the A’s only hit of the game.

 

Friday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ San Jose – 6:00pm PT

Cedar Rapids @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

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

AZL D’backs @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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